After taking last summer by storm, aside from shows, a triage of videos or in the studio it was very rare to catch a glimpse of Playboi Carti. That is until now. It's no coincidence that we've been getting a ton of work from the Atlanta bred AWGE implant, and just days following one hell of a leaking fiasco, Carti has decided the time was right to unveil the full version of his new project "Die Lit". Giving us 19 new heaters "Die Lit" is an interesting yet fulfilling take on Carti's growth as an artist. Reviving and revamping his influential style alongside Travis Scott, Skepta, Nicki Minaj, Lil Uzi Vert, Chief Keef, Pi'erre Bourne, Young Thug and more, the young star cements his stance as one of this generations best. He's 2/2 in a major way, check this out.
Though the major metropolitan areas get all the shine, the biggest gems are usually found on the outskirts of town. If you haven't already, meet Savannah, Georgia's Quando Rondo. Rondo's music has been captivating the ears of anyone who's tuned into his gripping brand of street stories, and he's definitely got the numbers to prove it. A few days ago, Rondo shared the video for his popular track "Paradise" and in roughly a month the David G directed visual has surpassed well over a 1.2 million streams on Youtube. At just 19 years old, Quando's stories are real enough to shake the most seasoned street veteran, and before he moves away from his old life, he shares 14 tracks worth of experiences aptly titled "Life B4 Fame".
The new project not only boasts production from CashMoneyAP as well as a number of other great beatmakers, but fellow street poets OMB Peezy, Gunna, Lil Durk and Lil Baby make appearances to vibe with Rondo as well. In the span of a year or so, alot has changed in Quando's life, but with tracks such as "ABG", "Project Kid" and "Motivation" under his belt, he's quickly approaching his time in the spotlight. Check this out.
There's three things you can count on in life: death, taxes and Rae Sremmurd never missing when it comes to releases. Just about every track we've ever gotten from the dangerous duo sounds worthy of a 'greatest hits' compilation, so for their third studio album, the two took a chance on a never before seen concept, and the product is beautiful. Not only do we get "SR3MM", the third joint project from Swae Lee and Jxmmi, but the two double the trouble by showcasing their solo skills on their debut solo albums "Swaecation" and "Jxmtro". Of course laced with some of Mike-WiLL Made It's hardest production, both Jxmmi and Swae play huge role's on each other's portion of the triple release; but features from Young Thug, Juicy J, Trouble, The Weeknd, Pharrell and more are impossible to ignore. The original announcement of Jxmmi and Swae releasing solo albums initially hinted at the possible end of music's most electrifying tag-team, but the entire 27 track effort proves the two are stronger than ever. Check these out.
Key! is really the originator of today's sound. From the outside looking in, the previous statement might seem like a reach, but when you look at the Atlanta heavyweight's track record, you'll understand who really originated the sauce. Having his styles continuously bitten hasn't deterred Key! at all however, and in fact it's turned the AWGE memeber into one of the industries best A&R's, a fashion mogul and soon to be Billboard charting artist with the release of his new album, "777 Vol. 1". Fans have been waiting on Key! to share a full solo album for years now, and on the Kenny Beats produced project, Key! doesn't fail to deliver per usual. Riding a number of incredible 808's Key! reclaims his rightful spot on the throne with the 15 track effort, and has even included a new Miggy directed visual for his "Kelly Price Freestyle" along with the roll-out. This who your favorite rapper stole his swag from, check it out.
Private Club captain 24hrs links with his DJ Slicklaflare for a vibrant new project entitled 3200 Lenox RD. An obvious musical chemistry makes the project great because Slick knows what type of beats 24 sounds best over. This is a full-repertoire of instrumentation, from bangers like "Havin" featuring Jose Guapo and "1942". The whole tape is going to do numbers for 24 because he knows what the people want right now. Heartfelt cuts like "Missed Calls" will be a fan favorite because it's another personal side of his life that he's bringing to light. Overall this is a crazy project, do yourself a favor and let it play.
RIC and Tre Infinite make a mad dash on new single "Do It Again". The track isn't the first smash for RIC (formally RICLAFLARE) as the Long Beach-based producer has had a hand in producing for Famous Dex, Allan Kingdom and Lancey Foux. "Do It Again" also serves as a follow up to Tre Infinite's most recent single "Always". Elevate with RIC and Tre Infinite below.
The Zombies are back in full effect! The triage of creative minds Meech, Juice, and Eric have provided another long list of insane tracks to follow up the 2016 release of "3001: A Laced Odyssey". The 16 track "Vacation In Hell" is incredible from start to finish and the guys even brought Joey Bada$$, A$AP Twelvyy, Jadakiss, Denzel Curry and others along for the ride. This has been a long time coming, check this out and their latest video below.
After having arguably two of the hottest songs on the charts, Famous Dex has finally shared his debut album! As "Pick It Up" continues to gain accolades, and "Japan" continues to go viral, long time Famous Dex fans will be delighted with his new project "Dex Meets Dexter". Pulling up with 14 new bangers featuring Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Diplo and Drax Project, Dex takes full advantage of his introduction to the world; showcasing his ability to tackle a ton of different vibes. This is perfect for the weekend, check it out.
After 2016's optimistic Bucket List Project, Saba moves mountains on CARE FOR ME. The ten-track sophomore effort arrives just in time before Saba's CARE FOR ME tour, which kicks off on April 11th at The Foundry in Philadelphia. The album is a ode to his west side Chicago stomping grounds, along with remembrance of his experiences, from shutting out those closest to him ("FIGHTER"), to memories of his fallen cousin ("PROM/KING"). The album features vocalist Kaina and Chance the Rapper, but intimate, orchestral production by Saba, Daoud and DaeDae Pivot swells emotion throughout the album. Witness Saba transcend through reality below.
MF DOOM meets Kaytranada on their first joint album for New York's Bishop Nehru. While production is mean and rapturous, Nehru holds his own on the follow-up to his December release Emperor Nehru's New Groove. Elevators: Act I & II arrives shortly after Nehru's listening party tour, holding private listening sessions of the album to lucky fans in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and London. Ascend on Elevators below.