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!
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 –