Weekly Hiphop Roundup Week 3: January 17th – January 23rd

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 drop, 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. Enjoy!

Projects

Eminem – Music To Be Murdered ByMy ReviewSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Mac Miller – CirclesMy ReviewSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Dreamville – Revenge Of The Dreamers 3: Directors CutMy ReviewSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Stunna 4 Vegas – Rich YounginMy ReviewSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Sir Michael Rocks – Broken Window Of OppurtunityMy ReviewSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Theophilus London – BebeyMy ReviewSpotifyApple Music

070 Shake – Modus VivendiSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Yung Pinch – Back 2 The BeachSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Tech N9ne – Enterfear Level 2 EPSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Raekwon – The Appetition SpotifyApple MusicDatPiff

Singles

2 Chainz – Dead Man Walking (ft. Future) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Polo G & Lil TJay – First Place – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Rico Nasty – IDGAF Youtube

Rich The Kid – Money Talks (ft. Youngboy Never Broke Again) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Yung Gravy & Bbno$ – Welcome To Chilis – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Kodie Shane – No Rap Kap (ft. Trippie Redd) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Blac YoungstaThin LineYoutube

NLE Choppa – ExoticMusic Video

Towkio – Too Many Times – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Royce Da 5’9 – Overcomer (ft. Westside Gunn) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Ufo361 – Big Drip (ft. Future) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

YBN Almighty Jay – Ooouuu (ft. Blac Youngsta) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Rvssian – IDKW (ft. Swae Lee, Young Thug & Shenseea) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Skooly – How I Feel (remix) (ft. NoCap & Quando Rondo) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Rick Ross – Future Bright (ft. Bryson Tiller) – SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Meek Mill – Uptown II (ft. Farruko) – SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

City Girls – Money Fight – SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

DJ Durel – Bad Moves (ft. Quavo & Rich The Kid) – SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Jaden – The Hottest – SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

The Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin & Jaden – RITMO (remix) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

My Thoughts On The Week

I think overall this was another extremely solid week of music, and already I think this may be one of the best weeks for hiphop music ever, and we still have 2 Friday’s left. In terms of albums this week was pretty crazy, with 10 projects coming out last Friday that at least piqued my attention. Eminem had an exceptional return to form on his surprise album ‘Music To Be Murdered By’, we saw the release of the first posthumous project from the late great Mac Miller titled ‘Circles’, Dreamville provided us with another 12 exciting collaborations from their 2019 recording sessions on ‘Revenge Of The Dreamers III: Directors Cut’, and both Theophilus London & Sir Michael Rocks both pleasantly surprised me with the quality of their albums ‘Bebey’ & ‘Broken Window Of Opportunity’ respectively. The only album that didn’t meet my expectations for the week was the Stunna 4 Vegas album RICH YOUNGIN. But overall a very solid week for album releases, not often that 5 enjoyable albums release in a week (and I still have 3 to listen to).

Was another quality week for loose singles too, with a number of popular artists dropping songs and often accompanying music videos. The standouts to me personally this last week were; ‘IDGAF’ by Rico Nasty which see’s Rico revisit her Sugar Trap sound, the hilarious new single from Yung Gravy & Bbno$ ‘Welcome To Chili’s’, ‘No Rap Kap’ which sees Kodie Shane and Trippie Redd come together for hey another amazing collaboration, & the Rvssian song ‘IDKW’ in which he enlists Swae Lee, Young Thug & Shanseea and the end result is throughly enjoyable. I also enjoyed all 6 hiphop songs from the Bad Boys soundtrack (the last 6 songs listen in the ‘Singles’ section). The only songs really from this list that I was unimpressed by were the new 2 Chainz x Future song, the YBN and Blac Youngster song ‘Ooouuu’ and the NLE Choppa single ‘Exotic. So over all another quality week.

So that’s all for this week! Next week doesn’t look like it will be as big as the last 3 but in this day and age you really can’t tell.

What were your favourite projects and singles of the week?

Was there anything I missed?

Thanks For Reading!

– Shan –