In April, hip-hop continues to feed our love of new music. This week we have a label compilation mixtape from one of the game’s most talented imprints, a deluxe project from a rising star, and a collaborative project from the West Coast.
And now Dreamville is back with a new Gangsta Grillz mixtape. J. Cole has reassembled his ensemble cast of JID, EarthGang, Omen, Lute, Bas, Cozz and Ari Lennox for the new project, D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape, with DJ drama. The label’s latest project was announced on Wednesday evening (March 30) via a release trailer that everyone involved uploaded to Instagram at the same time. The clip features lo-fi footage of all Dreamville artists while an uptempo beat plays and drama narrates. “You niggas talk about festivals here,” says Drama. “I think more of invasions. You will stop playing on Dreamville’s top. Like niggas ain’t running that.” The latest collection from Dreamville camp features 15 songs featuring guest appearances from 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg, Sheck Wes and more. It follows her 2019 Grammy nomination Revenge of the Dreamers III album and the sequel Director’s Cut.
Yeat continues to make waves. After the release of his 2 Alive Album back in February, the Oregon rapper is back with the 2 Alivë (Geek Pack). Yeat delivers another nine songs, including the single “Big Tonka” feat. Li Uzi Vert and “Luv Monëy” feat. Lancey Foux. The original 2 Alive The album debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and boasted guest appearances from Young Thug, Gunna, Ken Carson and others. Yeat strikes while the iron is hot with his second release of the year.
Pacman Da Gunman is teaming up with multi-Grammy Award-winning producer Hit-Boy for the joint project Bulletproof soul. Pac, who is signed to the late Nipsey Hussle’s All Money In, No Money Out label, shares nine tracks on his latest release, which includes features from Dom Kennedy, Yhung TO, Peezy and more. PDG has had a productive 2021 publishing the projects 6325, Less is more and God knows with Yhung ZU
Check out all of this week’s new projects below.