Weekly Hiphop Roundup: February 14th – February 20th

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

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Artist 2.0 My ReviewSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Yung Gravy & Bbno$ – Baby Gravy 2My ReviewSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Marlo1st & 3rdSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Fetty Wap – Trap & B SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

$uicideboy$ – Stop Staring At The Shadows SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Montana Of 300 – A Cold Day In Hell SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Twista – Lifetime EP SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Yung Pinch – 4EVERHEARTBROKE EP SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Tracks

The Weeknd – After Hours SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Migos – Give No Fxk (ft. Young Thug & Travis Scott) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Polo-G – Go Stupid (ft. NLE Choppa & Stunna 4 Vegas) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

YG & Kehlani – Konclusions SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Kodak Black – Because Of You SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Zaytoven, Lil Yachty & Lil Keed – Hightop Shoes SpotifyApple Music – Youtube

NBA Youngboy – Bad Bad SpotifyApple Music Music Video

Trippie Redd – The Way (ft. Russ) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Jarren Benton – Holy Water SpotifyApple Music Youtube

G Herbo – In This Bitch SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Cousin Stizz – Perfect (remix) (ft. Doja Cat & BIA) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Dream Doll – Who You Loving? (Ft. G-Eazy & Rahky) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

C-Dubb – Off The Deep End (ft. T-Pain) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Skepsis – Back It (ft. Yizzy & Dizzee Rascal) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Dee Mula – Da Weekend (ft. Lil Baby) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Snoh Aalegra – Whoa (remix) (ft. Pharrell) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Boys Noize – Girl Crush (ft. Rico Nasty) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Tadoe – Get It Bussin (ft. Lil Yachty) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Rich The Kid – Orange Soda (Freestyle) YoutubeSoundCloud

Damian Lillard – Dame 6 (ft. Pusha T)Music Video

My Thoughts On The Week

Overall I felt this was quite an average week. It wasn’t bad as there were definitely some enjoyable songs and projects, but it was certainly weaker than most other weeks this year. In terms of projects there was one I enjoyed, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s ‘Artist 2.0’; one I found average, the Yung Gravy & Bbno$ collaboration ‘Baby Gravy 2’; and a couple of albums by artists I’ve never been a fan of, $uicideboy$ & Fetty Wap. I may end up Give the Marlo project ‘1st & 3rd’ a listen based off the features alone, and may come back to the Montana Of 300 album ‘A Cold Day In Hell’ because he has shown amazing potential before.

There was a good range of singles dropped this week from both mainstream artists and up and comers, as well as a few tracks featuring quality rappers. Unfortunately though, most of them fell short. In terms of the big releases I found the new Weeknd single ‘After Hours’ to be more disappointing than most, I thought the Migos song featuring Travis Scott and Young Thug was better than the hive mind, and I quite enjoyed the majority of the Polo G song ‘Go Stupid’, which boasts features from NLE Choppa & Stunna 4 Vegas. Some other songs I personally enjoyed this week were the Lil Baby assisted single ‘Da Weekend’ by newcomer Dee Mula, the Skepsis remix of ‘Back It’ which brings together Dizzee Rascal & Yizzy for an insane blend of dubstep and hiphop, and the C-Dunn song ‘Off The Deep End’ which enlists T-Pain for hook duty, a job he has always felt at home doing. Perhaps my favourite songs of the week though (ignoring albums) were the new Jarren Benton single ‘Holy Water’; an absolute banger that is one of Jarren best songs in years, and Dreamdoll’s ‘Who You Loving?’; which is just a real enjoyable track with a great G-Eazy feature and a super catchy hook from Rahky. I skipped over the songs from Trippie Redd and NBA Youngboy as I’m expecting album from them in the next week, but other than those and the ‘good songs’ I’ve listed, everything else was either disappointing, mediocre, or both.

What were your favourite songs from the past week?

Is there any notable releases that I seem to have missed?

Thanks for reading!

– Shan –

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