The chilly weather doesn’t seem to affect the rap game as hip-hop heats up with another week of new sounds. For this round, a hugely popular Louisiana spitter is releasing his second project in just over a month, a fast-rising artist who is Portland, Ore. represents, releases a new EP, a badass crew with roots in Buffalo, NY, releases a stacked compilation LP and more.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is one of the hottest rappers in the game right now, and he’s capitalizing on that momentum with the surprise release of real 2. Just five weeks after YoungBoy released his commercially successful fourth studio album, The Last Slimethe new 15-track project serves as a sequel to the 2018 one real Mixtape, a project created by Baton Rouge fans from La. is generally appreciated.
With real 2 As YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s first album since splitting from Atlantic Records, the project is currently only available on his YouTube channel. Led by the single “Purge Me,” the project’s only guest appearance comes from YB’s fiancé, Jazlyn Mychelle, who can be heard humming the hook on “Poppin Shit.” Coinciding with the YouTube release of real 2NBA YoungBoy also revealed new visuals for “Purge Me” and “Put It on Me,” both appearing in the surprise offer.
Determined not to let his breakthrough in 2022 falter in any way, Yeat follows the success of 2 Alive and its subsequent deluxe version, 2 Alivë (Geek Pack)with his new EP, Lyfe. The 12-track extended includes the previously released single “Talk,” which was produced by BNYX and features an intro that aptly describes a chaotic scene often found when following a California-born, Portland, Oregon, grew up attending rapper shows.
After first teasing the project back in June, Yeat remained excited Lyfe‘s official release date for the better part of two months before sharing when the EP would be out the same day he released the aforementioned song “Talk.” A few days later, the Rich Minion artist posted his Instagram story to give his 1.6 million followers a peek at the final tracklist of his latest offering. Fans were quick to notice that it’s Lil Uzi Vert Lyfe‘s only guest feature to have Uzi provide vocals on “Flawless,” which marks his third collaboration with Yeat alongside “Big Tonka” and “3G,” both of which appear on Yeat’s2 Alivë (Geek Pack).
After he called and delivered his shotTana talk 4 hailed as one of the best albums of 2022 so far, Benny The Butcher returns withLong live DJ Shayand this time he’s bringing the entire Black Soprano Family along for the ride. DJ Premier-produced “Times Is Rough” and “297 Parkside,” featuring Stove God Cooks, BSF mainstays Rick Hyde, El Camino, Heem and of course Benny The Butcher, introduced by two singles appear in some form on the 13 album tracks. Other guest appearances include vocals from Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, Krayzie Bone, Boldy James and Armani Caesar.
notice thatLong live DJ Shayserves as a street rap memorial to the late DJ Shay, the respected Griselda in-house producer, who tragically died in 2020 as a result of COVID-19. Benny The Butcher announced the compilation’s release date along with a preview of what Black is for fans of the Soprano family to rejoice.
“Long live DJ Shay,” said the BSF boss in a statement accompanying the LP. “We’ve invested so much because we know he’s looking down on us and I know that’s going to wake everyone up. BSF is the greatest. I promise you, we them. The album is top-notch, from the production to the rhymes, and it was mixed entirely by the legendary Young Guru, so I know it’s going to pop out of your speakers in just the right way.”
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