Over the last seven days, numerous artists in the Rap&HipHop game have dropped singles, albums, and mixtapes. Here’s who released what and how to listen to it.
Let’s start off with the random-release single that dropped just last night. That of course is Beyonce’s FORMATION which was released on her own website Beyonce.com. With a full 5 minute music video to compliment the song, Yonce’s new track has heads double-taking and wondering if an album is due to drop. After her 2014 self-titled album Beyonce, I along with the rest of the public is ready for more of Queen B. See below to watch the explicit video.
Next up we have Drake premiering his first single off his upcoming album Views from the 6. Taking some shots at the President and Kanye’s pool, this track has heat thats getting fans excited for the April slotted release. Again, check the video below to here it (not officially from OVO):
Now for the albums and mixtapes that have dropped we have:
Wiz Khalifa’s Khalifa
and Young Thug’s I’m UP.
Rihanna’s eighth studio album ANTI has already dethroned Adele’s 25 for number one album. From typical bangers we’ve come to expect like Consideration ft SZA and Work ft Drake, to deep blues vocals in songs like Love on the Brain, RiRi has plenty of music for fans to be getting into. Overall, this album delivers with different vibes every track. I highly recommend a listen through. Along with the album, Rihanna has released a series of videos she calls the ANTI DiaRy which features plenty of occult images, but I’ll leave that up to you to decide. Listen to ANTI here on apple music.
Future, who has already dropped 6 records in under a year just released EVOL, only a month after dropping Purple Reign. Fans should expect to hear the same sound from Future featuring beats from ATL producers like Metro Boomin and DJ ESCO. With more mixtapes and albums in store for this year, be ready to be catching the latest wave month by month. Download EVOL here on apple music.
Next up we have a quick mixtape name change from Young Thug. What was slated to be Slime Season 3 quickly turned into a 9 track mixtape called I’m UP featuring heavy singles previously released like Hercules and F Cancer. Thugger seems to be dropping tracks almost as fast as anyone in the game right now- and I dont hate it. Anyone can stream it and listen to it through this soundcloud playlist.
Finally, we have Wiz Khalifa dropping his self-titled album Khalifa. The 13 track album should serve fans a small taste before Khalifa plans on dropping Rolling Papers 2 later this year. By the way, honorable mentions include 2 Chainz 6 track EP Felt Like Cappin which has some heat with MF’N Right and Not Invited, and Meek Mill’s 4/4 EP Part 1 and Part 2 which features another Drake diss track War Pain, because Meek can’t think of another way to save his career. With albums from Kanye & Frank Ocean dropping soon, don’t fall behind now.