Another week brings a host of new sounds to the rap game. This time, an up-and-coming spitter from Louisville, Kentucky continues to expand its growing presence in the hip-hop mainstream, an acclaimed MC duo representing both the East Coast and West Coast comes through with lively lyrical storytelling, an artist from New Orleans , That Never Leaves The Stand picks up some classic beats and more.
EST Gee is back with his new album, I never felt like a nun a 21-track LP that shows both consistency and growth for the Louisville, Kentucky rapper. With the first single “Blood”, which will be released in July, the Greater Than Life or Death, Pt. 2 Spitter released three more songs from the album prior to the project’s release. Previously released tracks on the new album include Forever Rolling-produced “Love Is Blind”, “Hell” and “Shoot It Myself” featuring Future. I never felt like a nun also includes guest appearances from Jack Harlow, Bryson Tiller, MGK and Jeezy.
Serves as a sequel to 2020 ion feeling nun and his successor I still don’t feel like a nunEST Gee’s latest offering comes fresh off the release of Last Remaining, a joint project with CMG labelmate 42 Dugg. The duo’s collaborative LP has peaked at number 7 on the Billboard 200 albums chart since its release in April.
Although EST just announced the official release date of September 7th, Gee teased it I never felt like a nun‘s upcoming arrival for months. Last week, when Gee revealed a handwritten version of the tracklist that initially left the game wondering who the guest features would be, Gee captioned the Instagram post in the same apathetic tone implied by the project’s title.
“I hope you’ve been waiting for me, I hope you’re still true to me, I don’t care if you still love me,” wrote EST Gee.
Just six months after the release of their controversial album The Rise and Fall of the SlaughterhouseKxng Crooked and Joell Ortiz come through with their third project together, Port City: Season 1. The album is the first part of what the duo refers to as a “radio play series”. Crook and Joell focus their master MC skills on consistently telling a comprehensive storyPort City: Season 1 with 24 titles. Describing the LP’s mysterious plot, Kxng Crooked explains the inspiration behind the album’s concept.
“We wanted to tell stories that were as great as the stories we grew up with,” Kxng told Crooked in a recent interviewThreat II societyActor Glen Plummer. “All these great stories were told, we wanted to bring that feeling to hip-hop too, you know what I mean?
Featuring beats from producers like Heatmakerz, DJ Silk and Hesami and guest appearances from AZ, Lin-Manuel Miranda and MRK SX, Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked’sPort City: Season 1breathes new life into the art of storytelling.
Symba has teamed up with DJ Drama to release his first ever Gangsta Grillz mixtape. Results take time. The 16-song collection features a star-studded tracklist featuring Pusha-T, 2 Chainz, Key Glock and more. The set’s lead singles are the King Push-backed smash “Never End Up Broke Pt. 2” and the swaggering track “GOAT”.
The Oakland, California rapper was on a promotional blitz for his upcoming project. Most notably, Symba appeared on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 radio show earlier this week, delivering a blistering freestyle over The Wu-Tang Clan’s “CREAM.”
“Flex it’s an honor to meet you but let’s be clear/I had a bone to pick with you for four years/You’ve been a big part of this culture my whole life/So what I’m in to say I almost don’t feel right / You say some wild shit, most of the time you’re actually right / But all that disrespectful Tupac shit stops tonight,” he raps. Watch the video below.
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