Weekly Hip Hop Roundup: Week 1 – January 1st – January 9th

Each week I’m going to write a weekly post summarising the notable projects and singles that released during the week. I’m planning on doing this on the same day each week, probably on the Friday before the wave of Friday albums dropped, so each post will cover the previous Friday-Thursday.

I’m doing this mainly so I can come back to them in the future and see when certain things dropped, but also hope to help others catch some fresh music that you may have missed. I’ll include some links to any reviews I’ve done on the projects, streaming services to listen to them, and anything else that may be relevant.

Projects

Ugly God & Rizzoo Rizzoo – UglyGoblinMy First ImpressionsSpotifyApple MusicDatPiffUglyGoblin Music Video

Sada Baby – Brolik My First ImpressionsDatPiffYoutube

Famous Dex – Dexter 2031 My First ImpressionsDatPiffYoutube

Teejayx6 – 2020 – DatPiffYoutube

Lil B 30 Wit A Hammer DatPiffYoutubePour A Cup Music Video – This Album/Mixtape is 101 songs which turned me off it at first. Turns out only 19 are actual songs, and I enjoyed ‘Pour A Cup’ so may come back to this

Denzel Curry – 13lood 1n 13lood Out MixDatPiffYoutube – This is a strange release Denzel is calling a ‘Mixx’. It contains 8 short songs/snippets all released as one endless mix, which is why I haven’t checked it yet. If it doesn’t see a proper release I’ll listen to this in the future.

Westside Gunn – Flyest Nigga In Charge Vol. 1 SpotifyApple Music – This is an album Westside Gunn made in 2005. This, plus the fact I’ve never been able to get into WSG, are the reasons I’m not interested in listening to this one at the moment

Singles

YBN Almighty Jay – G County Freestyle – Music Video

24kGoldn – Valentino (remix) (ft. Lil TJay) – SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Lil Tr33zy – Wolf (ft. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie) – SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Quando Rondo – Bad Vibe (ft. 2 Chainz & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Moneybagg Yo – U Played (ft. Lil Baby) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Swae Lee – Cap Backwards (ft. Nicki Minaj) – Soundcloud

Mick Jenkins – Carefree Spotify Apple MusicMusic Video

Tee Grizzley – Red Light Music Video

IDK – Hello Freestyle pt. 4 Music Video

Yung Pinch – Beach Ballin (ft. Blackbear) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Sada Baby & Lil Yachty – SB5Music Video

2 Chainz & Skooly – Virgil Discount – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

2 Chainz – Falcons Hawks Braves Music Video

BlocBoy JB – Still Crippin’Music Video

Smokepurrp – No Problem (ft. Kanye West) (Leak) – Youtube

Quavo – Practice Makes Perfect (Leak) – Youtube

Weekly Summary

Overall I think it was a strong start to the year. My favourite project was the UglyGoblin EP, and there were quite a few enjoyable tracks throughout the week. My favourite songs were ‘Bad Vibe’, ‘U Played’, ‘Cap Backwards’, ‘Red Light’, ‘Carefree’, & the ‘Valentino Remix’. So based on that it was an impressive week.

Next week should be even better, with album releases from Moneybagg Yo & Mick Jenkins at the very least.

What were your favourite releases of the week?

Thanks!

– Shan –