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!
Childish Gambino – Donald Glover Presents – Datpiff
BlocBoy JB – Silly Watch (Freestyle) – Music Video
Smokepurrp – Excuse Me – Music Video
Spark Master Tape – I$LAND – Soundcloud
NBA Youngboy – Unchartered Love – Music Video
My Thoughts on The Week
This year continues to impress with another impressive week of both albums and tracks. My favourite project of the week was the deluxe version of Lil Uzi’s ‘Eternal Atake’ which combines a plethora of impressive feature artists with Uzi at his best to give us an all round enjoyable project. Blueface dropped his ‘Find The Beat’ album which was just as fun as I was expecting. Don Toliver and Jay Electronica both dropped decent album which personally didn’t meet my expectations, but each had some enjoyable songs regardless. I’m still planning to listen to Rich The Kid’s ‘Boss Man’ as I’m a big fan of his, and also will eventually skim through the projects from 070 Phi, Krizz Kaliko & Skippa Da Flippa as I’ve liked past work from each of them in the past.
My favourite track of the week was the currently Soundcloud exclusive ‘Tempo’ by St. Louis rapper Smino, which has this creative and hypnotic production and this addictively enjoyable performance from Smino. I also enjoyed hearing BlocBoy JB over one of my favourite Lil Uzi songs on ‘Silly Watch Freestyle’, thought ‘Lightning’ from Rico Nasty was a great display of her versatility, and really enjoyed the direction Guapdad4000 went on his new single ‘Greedy’.
We also received some amazing collaborations this week; Tyga linked up with Megan Thee Stallion for the club banger ‘Freak’, UK rappers Skepta and Octavian came together for an absolute vibe in ‘Papi Chulo’, AKTHESAVIOR released the single Piccolo from his upcoming album with Japanese rapper Leon Fanourakis, and Bbno$ dropped off another humour filled banger with production from Lentra.
This week even had a bunch of impressive features on singles. Machine Gun Kelly enlisted help from Young Thug, Lil Duke & RJmrLA for a hard hitting banger in ‘Bullets With Names’, YNW Melly dropped his ‘Suicidal (remix)’ with an enjoyable feature verse from Juice Wrld, DaBaby brought a much needed energy to the DabiLeigh song ‘Levi High’, OMB Peezy provided a perfect contrast to the otherwise chill/punk/rock vibe of ‘I See Ghost’ by DJ Sidereal, and Detroit rapper Sada Baby continued to impress me with a standout feature on Yung Marley’s ‘Campaigning’.
So overall obviously a week I thoroughly enjoyed!
What were your favourite songs of the week?
Is there anything crisp I seem to have missed?
Thanks for reading!
– Shan –