There’s no better way to end the week than with some new hip hop music. Luckily, the rap game always delivers. This time around, a multi-talent from Atlanta is celebrating the release of his 10th studio album, a former XXL Alabama freshman unveils progressive project, Virginia-bred teen sensation releases new EP and more.
After almost two years out of the limelight, BoB falls Better than drugs, an album that has been promoted on social media for months. The 12-track offering, pushed back from its original date in early July, serves as the 10th full-length LP from the revered Atlanta multihyphenate and features four previously released singles. Led by the Hang Dynasty-produced “Vimana,” which came out in June, Better than drugs also predated the tracks “Scenic Route”, “Bad Lil Bish” with Baby Tate and Black Boe, and “Nigga Now” with Tech N9ne. Other guest appearances include Money Mu, Ray Moon, Fuegogamo and Jace.
After the release of his last albums insomnia and Murder & Mercy, which fell back-to-back in late 2020, BoB is unloading his latest project just a week before the start of his Better Than Drugs Tour. The 30-stop run marks the “Nothin’ on You” rapper’s first US tour in eight years and will also feature performances by Metro Marrs. In true Bobby Ray fashion, the multi-platinum artist announced both Better than drugs Album release and forthcoming tour with tongue-in-cheek anti-drug public service announcement.
After a cryptic announcement a few days before the release, YBN Nahmir returns with his new EP. Faster car music. Featuring raps from a more mature incarnation of Nahmir, the seven-track project is laced with 808-driven beats designed to hit the whip hard while cruising around town.
Since only those who pre-saved the project will be informed of the actual release date,Faster car musicwas led by the Hoodrixh-produced single “Bows,” which was soon followed by “Where I’m From,” a wavy anthem that serves as an ode to YBN Nahmir’s home state of Alabama.
One of the most popular teenagers in the rap game, Yvungxchris comes throughvirality,a new EP supported by the Virginia native’s upcoming Barely Legal Tour alongside fellow Columbia Records labelmate SSGKobe.
Yvngxchris promoted the release of with the drop, which was accompanied by a fun visual for the project’s track “Quikkscope” with DC The Donviralitymainly due to the hype built by two previously released singles, “Ain’t No Fun”, a hi-hat and bass-heavy banger produced by Brizzy On Da Beat, and “Giig”, which featured the combination of the Beatmaker Cxdy and Thankyouwill based the groundwork. The only guest appearance on the EP comes from Lil Yachty, who provided vocals on the song Damn Homie.
The official video for “Giig” also came out within the last week and according to Chris it took nearly three months to get the shoot right.
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