Weekly Hiphop Roundup: February 7th – February 13th

Hey all!

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

Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats – Unlocked My ReviewSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

2 Chainz & T.R.U. – No Face No Case SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Boldy James & The Alchemist – The Price Of Tea In China SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Pop Smoke – Meet The Woo 2 – SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Wiz Khalifa – It’s Only Weed Bro – DatpiffYoutube

Lil B – Trap Oz DatpiffYoutube

Tracks

Nicki Minaj – Yikes SpotifyApple MusicYouTube

Meek Mill – Believe (ft. Justin Timberlake)SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Justin Bieber – Intentions (ft. Quavo) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Trippie Redd – Yell Oh (ft. Young Thug) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

DaBaby – Shut Up SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Joji – Run SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Royce Da 5’9 – Upside Down (ft. Ashley Sorrell & Benny The Butcher) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Blueface – Obama (ft. DaBaby) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Tory Lanez – Broke In A Minute SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

G-Eazy – Still Be Friends (ft. Tory Lanez & Tyga) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Youngboy Never Broke Again – Knocked Off SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Youngboy Never Broke AgainFine By Time SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Zaytoven – Drip Jacker (ft. Lil Gotit) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Calboy – Barbarian (ft. Lil Tjay) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Lil Tecca – IDK SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Dej Loaf – Bubbly SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Lil Gotit – Bet Up SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

J Hus – One And Only (ft. Ella Mai) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

24hrs – 911 (ft. K Swisha & Wiz Khalifa) SpotifyApple Music

Yung Gravy & Bbno$ – Off The Goop (ft. Cuco) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

The Cool Kids – Bag It Up (ft. Louis The Child) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

The Cool Kids – Super Smash Bros (ft. Louis The Child) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Jay Worthy & Jake One – Bellin (ft. Boogie) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Uce Lee & TF – Too Cold (ft. Vince Staples & Maxo Kream) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

OG Louie The XIII – Percs (ft. Sada Baby) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Slayter – Louis V Umbrella (ft. Sada Baby) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Khoga – Wicked (ft. Playboi Carti) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Trav – Real Nigga Party (ft. Lil Durk) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Apashe – Insane (ft. Tech N9ne) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Time – Seeds (ft. Mick Jenkins & Psalm One) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

SOSAB – Spring Forward (ft. Erick The Arcitect) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Melanie Martinez – Copy Cat (ft. Tierra Whack) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Swae Lee – Back 2 Back Maybach – SoundcloudYoutube

Chief Keef – Lamb Pass By – Youtube

Kamaiyah – Set It Up (ft. Trina) [Actually released on the 4th] SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Asian Doll – Pillow Talking (Actually released on the 5th) Youtube

My Thoughts On The Week

Overall I felt like this was a really strong week, maybe not in terms of albums, but certainly in terms of quality singles being released. In relation to albums, I feel like this week only had one real notable drop in the Denzel Curry x Kenny Beats collab UNLOCKED, and album I thoroughly enjoyed. There were also a couple of releases from b/c tier artists such as Boldy James and Pop Smoke, 2 artists I’ve never considered myself a fan of. Finally, there were a couple of mixtapes dropped later in the week by both Wiz Khalifa and Lil B, both of which I can see myself coming back to during a quiet week in the future.

As mentioned earlier, where these week shone was the quantity and quality of singles released. Bieber had an enjoyable single with Quavo titled ‘Intentions‘ in the lead up to his upcoming album; Meek Mill enlisted Justin Timberlake for an amazing feature on the all round amazing song ‘Believe’; we saw the release of a couple of enjoyable singles from DaBaby & Trippie Redd x Young Thug, titled ‘Shut Up’ & ‘Yell Oh’ respectively. This last week also saw a bunch of quality features from artists on tracks by lesser known artists; Tech N9ne had an impressive feature on the dubstep song ‘Insane’ by Apashe; Sada Baby was at his best on the song ‘Percs’ by OG Louie The XIII, Tierra Whack added a welcome rap touch to the strange indie/alternative track ‘Copycat’ by Melanie Martinez; and Lil Durk had some amazing chemistry with Trav on his track ‘Real Nigga Party’. Perhaps my favourite song of the week though was the Boogie assisted track ‘Bellin’ by Jake One & Jay Worthy, a Track with this intriguing atmospheric production and exceptional verses from both Jay Worthy & Boogie.

So just based off of that alone, this week was certainly jam packed full of enjoyable tracks. And just to note, I didn’t check out the tracks by Blueface, Royce Da 5’9, Yung Gravy & Youngboy Never Broke Again as they all have upcoming albums I don’t want to spoil by being familiar with too many songs prior. My Favourite Songs of the week were ‘Bellin’ by Jay Worthy and Jake One, ‘Believe’ by Meek Mill, ‘Run’ by Joji, ‘Broke In A Minute’ by Tory Lanez, ‘Real Nigga Party’ by Trav, & ‘Bet Up’ by Lil Gotit. The songs that disappointed me the most this week were the Nicki Minaj single ‘Yikes’ and the Mick Jenkins assisted single ‘Seeds’ by Time (which can also be a pain to find). I also wasn’t a big fan of the new Calboy track, the new Lil Tecca track, the SOSAB and Erick The Arcitect collab, the Khoga x Playboi Carti collab, & the 24hrs track 911 with K Swisha & Wiz Khalifa.

What were your favourite songs of the last week?

Was there anything notable which I seem to have missed?

Thanks For Reading!

– Shan –

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