Weekly Hiphop Roundup: March 20th – March 26th

Hey hey!

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

The Weeknd – After Hours SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Mac Miller – Circles (Deluxe) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Sada Baby – Skuba Sada 2 SpotifyApple Music Youtube

Money Man – State Of Emergency SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Skepta, Chip & Young Adz – Insomnia SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Tracks

Run The Jewels – Ooh LA LA SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Run The Jewels – The Yankee & The Brave SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

JPEGMAFIA – Covered In Money SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Guapdad 4000 – Platinum FalconSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Tory Lanez – W SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

BlocBoy JB – Swervin SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Snow Tha Product – Nowhere To GoApple MusicMusic Video

Snow Tha Product – How I Do It SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Tha Kid Laroi – Addison RaeSpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Token – Cough FreestyleMusic Video

Kevin Gates – Always Be Gangsta Freestyle SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Rich Brian – Tokyo Drift Freestyle Music Video

Mick Jenkins – Frontstreet Spotify Apple MusicYoutube

Clairmont The Second – Dun SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Young Chris, Wale & Guapdad4000 – Ryu & Ken SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

K Camp – Black Men Don’t Cheat (ft. Ari Lennox, Tink & 6lack) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Tee Grizzley – Payroll (ft. Payroll Giovanni) – SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

YBN Nahmir – 2 Seater (Ft. G-Eazy & Offset) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

NLE Choppa – Walk Em Down (ft. Roddy Ricch) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Lil Durk – Chiraq Demons (ft. G Herbo) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Kap G – No Heart (ft. Lil Keed) SpotifyApple Music Music Video

The Floozies – Till Gone Day (ft. Tech N9ne) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Phresher – Point Em Out (ft. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Audio Push – Right Away (ft. Eric Bellinger) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Mozzy – I Ain’t Perfect (ft. Blxst) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Wiz Khalifa – Contact (ft. Tyga) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

RA The Rugged Man – Golden Oldies (ft. Slug & Eamon) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Mick Jenkins – Snakes (ft. Kojey Radical) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Rich Gains – Final Say (ft. Freddie Gibbs & Brian Fresco) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

XVRHLDY – Check List (ft. Mick Jenkins) SpotifyYoutube

Jessie ReyezCoffin (ft. Eminem) SpotifyApple MusicYoutube

Conway The Machine – Shoot Sideways (ft. ScHoolboy Q) SpotifyApple MusicMusic Video

Final Notes

Overall I felt this was a real average week in every way. There wasn’t a lack of releases, but the quality certainly wasn’t the best. I celebrated my birthday this last week so didn’t get the chance to listen through any albums, but honestly none of the new releases really interested me anyway. I’m not a big Weeknd fan and his was the only big album of the week; and Mac Miller’s deluxe ‘Circles’ only added 2 tracks. I’ll probably listen to the Sada Baby and Money Man albums eventually, but still this was quite a weak week for projects.

There were a lot of singles this week but I was let down by a lot of them unfortunately. I thought both of the Run The Jewels tracks were disappointing, with ‘Ooh La La’ having a bad hook & ‘Yankee & The Brave’ being a little too abrasive for my liking. I also thought the 2 new Mick Jenkins tracks were of a lower quality than his usual output, & that the JPEGMAFIA Track ‘Covered In Money’ was nowhere near as enjoyable as his song ‘BALD!’ that dropped earlier this year. I was also let down by Tee Grizzley, Tory Lanez, YBN Nahmir, Kap G & Audio Push, among others; so that alone makes this a pretty sad week.

Among the sea of trash there were some great tracks. I loved the mix of genres on the new Floozies song ‘Till Gone Day’ with a killer verse from Tech N9ne. I enjoyed both of the efforts from Guapdad4000; his solo banger ‘Platinum Falcon’ and his fun collaboration with Wale & Young Chris titled ‘Ryu & Ken’. I felt like the Roddy Ricch assisted ‘Walk Em Down’ by NLE Choppa was one of his best songs so far. I thoroughly enjoyed the contrast between Phresher’s raspy voice and A Boogie’s pleasant melodic delivery on their collaboration ‘Point Em Out’. Clairmont the Second’s latest single ‘Dun’ has one of my favourite beats of the year so far and a great video to match. I also enjoyed both of the new tracks from Snow Tha Product, Wiz Khalifa’s banger ‘Contact’, and BlocBoy JB’s new bop ‘Swervin’.

Everything I didn’t mention is just average or I’m on the fence about it, but overall it certainly felt like one of the weakest weeks of the year so far. With a lack of big name albums and quality singles this week just felt slow compared to most.

What were your favourite songs and projects of the week?

Is there anything decent that I seem to have missed?

Thanks For Reading!

– Shan –

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