Ty Bri been popping out in Cleveland since late 2018, and after going thru changes with management she is now able to showcase her talent! I had the pleasure of meeting Ty Bri back in November at her coming out party. Now she has finally dropped her mixtape! Expect this project to be filled with dope upbeat songs, features from Mulatto, YFL Pooh, and LvfromCLE, and ladies anthems to sing along with.
I truly love Ms. Toni Braxton’s voice!!! This album is like a breath of fresh air to my speakers! This project will be on repeat!!
ALUNA – RENAISSANCE
Nothing compares to the feeling of sharing a body of work that has so many little pieces of yourself woven into it, pieces that you didn’t even know were there. It’s strange to let it be someone else’s, RENAISSANCE IS NOW YOURS!https://t.co/3Z2J2EIHQspic.twitter.com/4in7Mwtj3M
Hey Goodies!!! I hope everyone’s week was great or if not….be blessed you have made it through it!!! This week of new releases are LIT!!! We got a new release from Paid In Full rapper Rakim. We also havePaid In Fullrapper Rakim’s son who released a new project. Lil Keed and NLE Choppa have also step to plate with some fire music. Lil Baby and Rod Wave are following in the steps of other well known artist by re-releasing their most recent albums with added music then repackaging them as deluxe albums. Popcaan coming through with riddems, while Tobe Nwigwe making sure he keeps are heads spinning with not only dope lyricism, but hitting topics that should be on the forefront of the news!
I feel that these are all the ingredients to add for a fine dinner of fresh music!!! Oh and do not forget to check your girl out! I have fresh and new content up on 216 The Beat radio channel on Youtube called Tina with the Tea!!!!!
AMINE – LIMBO
It’s knew it was about time for Amine to drop another album!! I think it’s been since 2017!!!! Please believe that not only is the wait over, but it was well worth the wait. This sophomore album sounds like he really took his time and even made a very good dedication to the recently deceased ex NBA player, Kobe Bryant. Overall, this is a great album with a lot of feel good tracks with dope lyricism to top it off!
DABABY – BLAME IT ON BABY (DELUXE)
So DaBaby decided to follow the theme of 2020 which is re-release your album , but make it a deluxe album! Honestly…I’m liking a lot of the new songs added to the deluxe album vs the original! I swear DaBaby is not going anywhere no time soon!
LIL KEED – TRAPPED ON CLEVELAND 3
I swear Lil Keed is my favorite out of Young Thugs crew of slimes. The project Keed dropped last year was super dope even though I had to get used to his voice…you can tell he was speaking on some ish! Trust and believe that this project will provide extra bump in ya ride!!!
NLE CHOPPA – TOP SHOTTA
NLE Choppa came thru on this project! I can say that literally every song will have you bobbin your head continuously! If he stays clear from trouble I believe that he will have a successful career.
POPCAAN – FIXTAPE
If you are looking for some feel good music with some reggae feel…this album will give you that fix! Popcaan goes in on this album, even Drake is featured on this blazing album.
ROD WAVE – PRAY 4 LOVE (DELUXE)
I see the formula for re-releasing albums with additional songs by which makes the project a deluxe version. Like Dababy, I like the songs a little more that was added onto the original album. I personally enjoy Rod Wave’s music for he makes music that you can feel, and this project is something his fans will definitely enjoy.
TOBE NWIGWE – THE PANDEMIC PROJECT
This right here!!!!!!!! OMFG THIS RIGHT HERE!!!!! This is a project that we been needed and I suggest for all to listen to. This project represents everything we people of color are feeling especially during this year of 2020. Great work Tobe!!
TAHMELL – HOME
I swear to be the son of rapper, Rakim, I feel like that instantly puts expectations of greatness on you, but I can say that Tahmell seems to have found his own lane that fits him. This project has a nice vibe to it, and dope flows. This project is definitely worth a listen or maybe 2!!
JACOB LATIMORE – LEO SEASON
Soooo…I am guessing that Jacob must be a lovely Leo LOL There’s nothing like putting music out around the time of your birthday…I guess it gets you ready to celebrate! Jacob who has a nice voice that does well on any beat. Short project with great song selections to get you in the mood plus features that include: Trevor Jackson, Rotimi, Eric Bellinger and others!
DC THE DON – COME AS YOU ARE
This artist from Milwaukee is lit!!!!! Even though this is my first time checking his music out…he has gained a fan in me!!!
YE ALI – YE ALI X CHILL 2
Great producer and songwriter and this project is definitely a mood!!!
Hey Goodies!!! Make sure to check out “Tina with the Tea” after getting updated on all the new music releases for the week!!!
You will not believe that singer Brandy has finally released a new album in 8 years, and so many other dope releases came out today too! Check them out below:
BARLOS MONTANA – PHASE 3
I am truly excited on how Barlos Montana is staying consistent with releasing out material. His style is something different than any other artist coming out of Cleveland for being different can always set him apart from the others. While this Ep only contained 3 tracks….I can say it has me anticipating for more!
BRANDY – B7
To see that one of my favorite singers/actresses finally released some new music I was totally ecstatic!!! It literally been 8 years since she has released anything new! This new album starts off a little slow, but once you get to song 6 the album starts to come live LOL overall I am elated to hear her voice again and I hope she continues to bless us with her music.
SHORELINE MAFIA – MAFIA BIDNESS
I was turnt listening to this project! LOL
BENNY THE BUTCHER & DJ DRAMA – GANGSTA GRILLZ: RESPECTED SOPRANOS
This project right here….is literally dope af!!! Every track on this project is lit.
DOM KENNEDY & HIT BOY – ALSO KNOWN AS
Mannnn….I love Dom Kennedy’s music! Especially that mixtape he came out with back in 2012/2013 was kept on repeat and now he’s back like he’s never left with some more feel good tracks that come with dope rhymes to give you a little something to bump to on a nice sunny day!
NYCK CAUTION – OPEN FLAME
I am salty this is only an Ep!!!!! I am truly feeling the track that has Flipp Dinero featured on it, but overall this guy right here is someone to be looking out for in the future.
BEYONCE – THE LION KING: THE GIFT(DELUXE)
Beyonce would prolly kill me for I have yet to watch “Black Is King” on my Disney Plus app! I will definitely watch it once I get settled. She is one of the greatest performers in my lifetime and generation. Now with this deluxe of the Lion King I get to hear the songs I grew to love yet over again and again LOL
SOULJA BOY – KING SOULJA 9
Happy belated Birthday to Soulja Boy who is now 30 years old! I bet he cranked it LOL
LORD FINESSE – MOTOWN STATE OF MIND
if you love the sounds of old Motown Records you will definitely love this project. Lord Finesse made sure to give an upbeat and up to date version of your favorite classics that will set you up with a perfect vibe.
E-40 – THE CURB COMMENTATOR
E-40 always staying with some heat in trunk!
JUSTIN RARRI – YOUNGEST IN KHARGE
This project is super dope!! I love the production and his flows!
TEEJAY3K – INTROVERT: SIDE B
RJMRLA – LET ME TALK MY SHIT
He’s one of the dopest rappers to come out of LA but not too many people are familiar with him as of yet! He stays very consistent and at times will include unexpected features from artist that you never thought knew of him, and thats exactly how I got to know of his music. This project is nothing new…just like his other work this right here will be on repeat!!
Hey my Goodies!!! I hope everyones Holiday weekend was great and that yall stayed covid safe as well! #wearyourmasks I was sooooo busy!!! On the 3rd my oldest turned 15 years old, and now tomorrow my son will be turning 5 years old. Due to me being so busy I didnt get a chance to post any new music, and with all this craziness going on we need something to help lift our spirits even its just a lil bit.
Hit Or Miss Sundays is finally back in the studio, this past Sunday was our first time back together since March. Of course we kept our masks on, and and the amount of people around us was at a minimum. Overall, It made me realize how much I missed being there around the crew! I will also be starting a new segment on Cream’s show called “Tina With The Tea” check me out on Saturdays between the hours of 2 to 4pm.
216 The Beat radio is back to doing our segment “Spotlight On Black Owned Brands” if yall know of any brands you think is worthy for a shout out please email me or the station.
Now I got some of my announcements out the way LOL it’s time for NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS!
SUMMER WALKER – LIFE ON EARTH EP
In my mind Summer Walker can not do any wrong even though I think she’s a special in a good way, she always comes out with music that you find yourself playing on repeat. These 5 tracks is like a teaser to my soul! Once the ep ended…I wanted more! Thank to Summer I am anxious for what is to come next.
JUICEWRLD – LEGENDS NEVER DIE
Even though JuiceWRLD is deceased this posthamus album gives you this feeling like he’s still here! I truly love how this album was composed & arranged. Hopefully he’s above smiling down on the world for I think he would be greatly pleased with this album. It’s a definite must listen.
TORY LANEZ – VVS CAPSULE
Tory made sure to bless us with only 2 tracks to keep us waiting for more! According to Tory he will be dropping new music in capsules so stay tuned for more!!
SAHBABII – BARNACLES
I totally love this artist! SahBabbii’s lyrical flow is something else different to the game! He made his own lane in this music game that nobody can duplicate. If your not familiar with SahBabii, I guarantee this album will make him your new favorite artist.
TOBI LOU – LINGO STARR EP
I can not lie….this ep contains 3 of the best songs I ever heard, and how Tobi has the songs arranged is too freaking dope. Like right now I am sitting here thinking to myself like Damn…thats it?? LOL
PHILTHY RICH – REAL HATE
Being that I am from the Midwest, we do not hear too much of what’s hot over on the West coast, but I can say that after hearing Philthy Rich the first time, I had to make sure that I checked his music out every time something new was released. This new project will do just that.
K CAMP – RARE FAMILY
If you are a K Camp fan you know that his music always comes with a lil bump to it. I believe this is album does just that! This is the 2nd compilation that I have heard from K Camp and RARE Sounds and in my opinion….I totally enjoyed this album.
Hey Goodies!!! It’s New Music Fridays!!!!!!!!!!! My aplogies for not making a post last week…with everything going on for the #blacklivesmatter movement, I just didnt have the energy to celebrate any new releases. I want justice for those who have died due to the police brutality, and I am hoping that people of color will be able to see some type of change very soon.
This week of new releases is still lower than usual but the quality of what is being released is at a 10. The sisters, Chloe and Halle, founded by Beyonce, released a new project that sounds very mature from the last. I admit sometimes I stray away from the teeny boppy music even if they have superior vocals, I tend to go towards more adultish vibes. LOL Chloe and Halle project creates a nice vibe and literally had me anxious to hear what might be considered something in the “Ungodly Hour“. From cheating men issues to going on and getting tipsy to feeling lonely and overwhelmed, Chloe and Halle, allow you to come into their world showing their fans that they go through the same things too!
CHLOE X HALLE – UNGODLY HOUR
NORAH JONES – PICK ME OFF THE FLOOR
Norah Jones soulful voice is what I needed to hear during these uncertain times. Her voice gives me so much settled peace and understanding. While checking out page to seen what’s been up with the beautiful singer lately, I see she has been doing concerts at her home on live. Not only is that a great idea for artists and entertainers to do while in the midst of the Covid-19. Pick Me Off The Floor does not disappoints, it actually gives me what I need, it’s something that touches my soul!
RMR – DRUG DEALING IS A LOST ART
TEEJAY3K – INTROVERT: SIDE A
TSU SURF – MSYKM
I truly love how he tells stories!! It makes you want to hear more, and this project has some of the dopest features included! This is definitely worth a few listens!!
Guess what??? It’s 6 days until my birthday Goodies!!!! My birthday is also the start of the Gemini season, which is also known as the best sign ever!! I can admit that due to this Coronavirus outbreak the thought of celebrating my birthday is like a love/hate thing right now. Yes, they do plan on opening restaurants for dining in, but I decided that I will have a small get together at my home, and fix a crab boil while I sip on some tequilas!!!! Usually I don’t even be home on my birthday, but I’m happy to still be alive celebrating a new year of life so think of me next Thursday. My cash app is $tinanita if y’all feel like showing ya girl some love for her birthday.
Future dropped a new project that I think is another meaning to him not drinking Lean anymore. Dope features that include: Drake, Travis Scott, NBA Youngboy and Young Thug gives this album something to anticipate, but still has a feeling as if something is missing. I realized what was missing….Future’s original style, music to turn up to. I know people will hate me for saying this, but I miss the music he made that I can see myself at someones after hours vibing off to. This album didn’t have me ready to shake my ass to…just none of that. All I did was listen to the lyrics and bobbed my head. Maybe a 2nd listen may help with my perception of the album. Just not now. IJS bring back my original Future Astronaut LOL
At first I thought that Polo G album was going to be as depressing as this rainy weather I am feeling, but I am proven wrong!! The Chicago native made sure to shout out deceased artist, Juice WRLD, who is also featured on the album as well as King Von, Lil Baby, and BJ The Chicago Kid. You will start to see the album turn up once you get to track 5 then it’s smooth sailing after that. I do appreciate Polo G and his stories that sound very relatable to the normal man. Deante Hitchcock first album has me smiling. He really put his all into this project, and it delivers that same energy back to it’s listeners. I can guarantee that this album will stay on repeat especially with dope features from JID, Young Nudy, 6lack and Miguel will have you thinking to yourself that this guy must be dope as well, and to be honest…he is.
Honorable Mentions for the week: ZAIA, SHEFF G, ROY WOODS, and CHIEF KEEF
What’s up my Goodies!!! How’s everyone’s week going?? My week has been very busy. One of my vehicles was involved in a hit n run, thankfully my insurance covered everything! My bae helped me get a newer and bigger vehicle that I am so happy to have. Mother’s Day is this Sunday so shout out to all the mommy’s out there!! Today is also my daughter in love’s 3rd birthday…..shout out to Nyleah for celebrating another year being on this crazy earth!!!! Lastly, tomorrow will be the Verzuz battle between my idols Jill Scott & Erykah Badu, OMG I soooo can not wait to see. Earlier this week I played both of there top hits just to get an idea as to who may win, but honestly they both are pretty much equal as for the hits. So make sure y’all are tuned in on Instagram at 9pm on either one of the ladies live. Chris Brown and Young Thug decided to make a collab project together. The thought of that project gave my mixed feelings. Mind you I am a stan for Chris Brown, and I love all of Young Thug’s music, but them two together I just didn’t know LOL The collab project has features with Gunna, Lil Durk, Too Short & E-40, but the album doesn’t get lit until the “Big Slimes” track then after that it’s a real vibe. Maybe this might open the door to more collaborations with the two. Overall it’s worth a listen and maybe a lil booty shake here n there LOL
The first time I really heard Kehlani was back in 2014. My older 2 daughters used to have one of her singles on repeat all the time, and I used to wonder who is this girl with such a soulful voice. Then her project SweetSexySavage that debuted back in 2017 was released and I found myself really enjoying the album. Kehlani makes music that all women can relate to, and she follows that same trend on this new project. This dope project has features with Tory Lanez(that track I have a feeling will be a radio favorite), Jhene Aiko, and even my boy Lucky Daye! Kehlani is moving on up, and this album I feel will put her in a class of her own that others will try to get into. Make sure to check out her first interview with the Breakfast Club today. She’s such a beautiful soul, and her music is always worth a listen.
Producer and artist, NAV, was supposed to had released this project sometime at the end of 2019, but for some reason or another it wasn’t released. The producer who is known as the first Brown boy in rap right now! In my opinion, NAV, is hard! But he does need to be a little more open so fans can get to know him better as an individual. This project is straight a litty situation. From the beginning to the end this album will have you bopping side to side, and with features including: Young Thug, Future, Travis Scott, Pop Smoke, and others you cant go wrong!!!
HONORABLE MENTION FOR THE WEEK: LITTLE SIMZ, LIL DURK, LIL TJAY
IT’S NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What it do Goodies??!!! Singing…it’s the first of the month, cash yo checks and get up!!! I am feeling great today, and its the month of May!! For those who don’t know, this is my birthday month. My bornday is on the 21st, which is also the first day of the dual sign Gemini. Fun fact, I have the same birthday as the legend the Notorious B.I.G., singer Ronald Isley from the legendary group The Isley Brothers, and even famous wrestler & actor Mr. T!!!! #bossshit
Drake decided to bless us with some music while we wait on his project which is coming out sometime this summer. This project is litty! It has some old music as well as a couple of new joints. If you are still having Playboi Carti withdrawals…he is featured on one of the dopest tracks “Pain 1993” that I swear you will have on repeat like 5xs LOL Mozzy is one of the best artist from the west coast. His music not only gives me a front seat in the eyes of his life or what he has seen around him. This album is one to really vibe to. Once everyone is done with the Drake rush…Mozzy will be next to chat about. He deserves a conversation…don’t y’all think so? This project has features with G Herbo, King Von, and Eric Bellinger to list a couple. The track featuring both Chicago artists on “Body Count” is a banger. JoJo has one of those type of voices that makes me think she is something or someone else. Basically a small compliment saying that she can SANG!! LOL With a feature from Tory Lanez, this new project has a few female anthems to chant along, some club joints I can shake my ass too, as well as some tracks that makes me think of my bae. Overall, I feel like she has matured since her last project, and it shows. Terrace Martin new project is literally a vibe!!
Flint, Michigan needs to stand up!! Artist Jon Conner is a whole talent and vibe all wrapped up in one. His whole album is fire…every song doesn’t sound alike, and his flow is dope af, and has dope features like “Work of Art” with DJ Paul. This is definitely a must listen as well as a honorable mention.
Honorable mention for the week: LIL BABY, REESE LAFLARE, WAKA FLOCKA FLAME, SLIM 400, JON CONNER, HARDO, DO OR DIE, BROTHA LYNCH HUNG
IT’S NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whats up my goodies!? Hows everyone doing during this quarantine? So far, I am staying very grateful that I have my health and family by my side, and am able to work from home. Even if things aren’t going how you would wish things to go right now, just know I got all of y’all in my prayers, and please believe that hard times will not last always!!!
Now…let’s get into this week of nothing but dope as releases! OMG…I live for these days LOL Music is great for the soul. Speaking on how music is great for the soul…my fav…K Camp dropped today with an album that is definitely worth the listen. I’ve been rocking to K Camp since 2012…Im a mixtape girl, and it was a single that the Atlanta native was featured on and I used to play it out LOL then he dropped his project in 2013 that literally was getting played out at all the spots I used to hang at. Singing “It aint nuttin to cut a b***h off” was my normal thing to do around that time!! A true artist who gets better & better with each project he puts out, and Kiss 5 is a must listen in my opinion. Kali Uchis has me ready for a new project, and the cover to this ep has me feeling like I am alive just staring at it!! Please dont keep me waiting too long for your album beautiful!!
Now yall now on every 4/20, Wiz Khalifa always drops a weed smoking project, and he made sure to come thru with that pack for the holiday! Get Lifted!!! Fivio Foreign has a sound reminiscent of deceased rapper, Popsmoke. I see that drill sound is really taking over NY right now. Foreign’s project sounds like I took Popsmoke’s manuscript and added his voice to it LOL I do like his flow and that’s what will carry this artist until he develops his own drill style.
For Jackboy to be signed to Kodak Black’s label, for one, you can definitely hear the connection, but Jackboy has one hell of a flow that will grow on people plus be a reminder that Kodak Black will be home soon. I love the fact that his project his a self titled one…it gives the listeners a chance to judge his album with an unbiased thought. Asher Roth always comes with good music to listen and vibe to, and he made sure sure to stay consistent with his new project. One of my favorite singles on the project is the album titled track Flowers On The Weekend. The project also includes a dope ass feature with Lil Yachty that will have you looking at him different for he came with a delivery that we are not used to hearing.
HONORABLE MENTION FOR THE WEEK: Alina Baraz, Lil Gotit, NBA Youngboy, RJMrLA, and Derez Deshon