In full effect in November, the rap game kicks off the new month with some notable music releases. This time around, a global megastar teams up with a revered Atlanta rhymer to release their first album together surrounded by a ton of buzz, a spitter from Brooklyn, NY releases a horror project, a rap crooner representing Houston, balances between righteousness and ratchet on a new mixtape and more.
After causing a lot of hype since the album was announced late last month, Drake and 21 Savage released their first project together. your loss. In a very effective promotional tactic, Champagne Papi and The Slaughter King dropped a bombshell on Saturday (October 22) by announcing the surprise album just before 21 started rapping in her new music video for Jimmy Cooks.
Originally scheduled for October 28, the release of your loss had to be postponed by a week due to some unforeseen circumstances. Less than two days before the project was revealed, Drake announced that his famed producer and engineer Noah “40” Shebib had tested positive for COVID-19, putting a damper on the mixing process.
While both Drizzy and 21 have been exceptionally tight-lipped on the details surrounding the album leading up to its release, given the massive success of the last two songs the duo have performed on together, the collaboration between the two acclaimed rappers makes perfect sense. Most recently, 21 Savage joined Drake on his 2022 dance album. Honestly doesn’t matter with “Jimmy Cooks,” the LP’s only rap album to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Before that, the two came through with one of the best-received tracks on Drake’s in 2021 Certified lover boy Knife Talk album.
your lossmarks the first full-length project between the two “Mr. Right Now” rappers, but neither Drake nor 21 Savage are strangers to releasing acclaimed collaborations with other artists. In 2015, Drake and Future released the classic mixtape, What a time to be alive and in 2017, 21 teamed up with Offset and Metro Boomin to release theirs Without warningProject.
Dusty Locane arrives with his second solo project of 2022 in the form of Nightmare on Da fifth. Out on October 31st, just in time for Halloween, the aptly titled release features the Brooklyn, NY drillspitter utilizing his raspy but booming voice through menacing bars over menacing bass-heavy beats that soundtrack to a hip-hop horror movie sound .
Led by the singles “Pressure” and “Rolando 2 (Catch the Rain)”, the 15-track offering includes guest appearances from Dusty Locane’s frequent collaborators such as 3Kizzy and OMB Jay Dee, and production duties are handled primarily by Kajun Waters.
Nightmare on Da fifthfollows the September release of Dusty’s two previous EPs, Rollin N Controllin and say date, a collaborative effort with Rah Swish, OnPointLikeOP, and Ron Suno. The self-proclaimed Cryptkeeper of Canarsie accompanied his new venture by releasing the visual for “Flu Gang,” a violent posse cut that serves as the intro to his new tape.
Exactly 10 years after the release of the firstchurch clothingMixtape, Lecrae crowns the series with his final mixtape,church clothing 4. Led by two previously released singles, “Spread the Opps” and “Fear Not,” the 13-track project focuses on Lecrae’s blend of Christianity and hip-hop for which he has been revered throughout his career.
Announcing the project’s release date on Instagram in October, the Houston rap crooner explains his unique brand of hip-hop and what it means to him personally.
“Thatchurch clothingProjects are special to me because they are the best representation of who I am,” Lecrae wrote. “A kid who grew up in hip-hop culture and met Jesus. Both are part of me. I am what happens when Outkast meets the writings of Moses. We all have a track where God is calling us. Run your race like I run mine.
Check out new projects from Boldy James, Bishop Nehru and others below.