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DVSN – AMUSING HER FEELINGS EP

DVSN always present us with dope r&b vibes every year, and now they’re back with another project that will have you relating to it on a very personal level.

NYCK CAUTION – ANYWHERE BUT HERE

Not only is Nyck Caution presenting us with a dope voice to vibe to…He’s also dropping fire flows as well! This project gives you plenty of balance!

VYBEZ KARTEL – DANCEHALL ROYALTY

Are you ready to party?? This project is filled with nothing but dance riddems to truly have you ready to go clubbin!!

RIPP FLAMEZ – EVERYBODY HATES RIPP

Yall need to quit playing with Ripp Flamez!!! He literally has his own lane that nobody can touch and he does it well.

FREDO BANG – IN THE NAME OF GEE

Fredo is getting better and BETTER!!! Make sure to be looking out for him in the future!!!

UNOTHEACTIVIST – UNOVERSE

This project is LIT!!!

ASIAHN – THE INTERLUDE EP

Excuse my wording, but this is my SHIT!!!!

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JAZMINE SULLIVAN – HEAUX TALES

Check out this dope ep from Jazmine Sullivan!

BUN B & LE$ – DISTANT

When I tell you that this is a dope ass collab…IT IS!!!

UNCLE MURDA – DONE COME OUTSIDE VOL. 3

Are ya’ll anxious to here Uncle Murda’s thoughts on the year 2020??

GUDDA GUDDA – 7 SLUGS

Gudda Gudda came hard on this project!

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2 CHAINZ – SO HELP ME GOD

As usual 2Chainz presents to us another project that is complete FIRE! From the beginning to the end has been no song that I skipped past. His features like Mulatto, Kanye, NBA Youngboy, and others just adds to the dopeness of this album.

DANILIEIGH – MOVIE

It’s been 2 years since Danileigh has released a project, and for this 2nd time around she chose to go more personal and sensual….with a title named “Movie” I was wondering what type of movie is she referring to?? After listening to the first 2 tracks I think you will get the idea LOL Overall, it’s good to see the different layers of an artist as they evolve in their career.

PINK SIIFU X FLY ANAKIN – FLYSIIFU

If you are looking for dope beats with rhymes that make you not only vibe, but think a little as well….this is the project you have been looking for! I admit when the album first came on I was a little confused at first. Now 4 songs later…I am really vibing! There’s hardly any features, but these artists carried this project on there own anyways.

K-TRAP – STREET SIDE EFFECTS

This project is pretty forreal! What I really like is how K-Trap conveys his thoughts in his raps. Listening to him will have you thinking that you are literally there in his story line, and I think that’s super dope!

DAVIDO – A BETTER TIME

Davido presents to us a beautiful album that represents nothing but positivity and having a good time. Of course there’s dope features like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Nas and many more to add to this dope project!

GOODIE MOB – SURVIVAL KIT

One of Atlanta’s legendary groups is blessing us with an album after a decade has passed and still can be put up against the best in the game now! What makes this album soooo classic already is the fact that Outkast makes a presence on this album as well! If that doesn’t get you excited to check this album out, I literally don’t know what else to tell ya.

FUTURE X LIL UZI VERT – PLUTO X BABY PLUTO

Now when you put Future and Lil Uzi Vert together what do you get?? Ummm…a lit ass album is what you will get and should’ve expected!

BIG MALI – GANGSTA TALK

Big Mali is literally bringing us some gangsta music!! This is my first time checking her out, and so far I am liking what she brings…dope flows with a distinctive style that is unlike others. Big Mali’s project is one that yall better check out! With features from Dababy, Asian Doll, and Rich The Kid guarantees certified bangers.

KODAK BLACK – BILL ISREAL

Kodak Black is finally back releasing music from the pen. It caused so much noise that he was trending on Twitter due to the fact that we still have yet to get a album from Playboi Carti!!! Kodak usually bless us with albums that has about 20 tracks, but due to his circumstance he only gives us 10 tracks. Either way I am too pumped, and he made sure to give his fans what we have been missing!

BLAC YOUNGSTA – FUCK EVERYBODY 3

I had a feeling that Blac Youngsta was going to release a solo project after his collaborative effort with Moneybagg Yo. the third installment to Blac Youngsta’s “Fuck Everybody” series has dope features from your favorite artists, but what I like about Blac Youngsta is that his lyrics really conveys a message that initially I think people did not catch on to. Now he is an artist that comes with good projects consistently and this installment is the same.

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ARIANA GRANDE – POSITIONS

As Ariana is growing with her music, I can’t help but to love her more and more. Such a talent and stays with the dopest features and nice vibes throughout the whole album.

BUSTA RHYMES – EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT 2: THE WRATH OF GOD

Not only am I super excited for Busta Rhymes to drop part 2 from 1998’s Extinction Level Event 1! Then listening to the album has me in total awe. First, shoutout to Busta Rhymes for copying 21 Savages style with including Chris Rock on his album. Wait, dope ass features with BBD, M.O.P., Rick Ross and even Minister Farrakhan speaks, and others. Overall this is a dope project. Yes it doesn’t compare to the first Extinction Level Event, but the 2nd half of the album does get LIT! Busta is an artist who is not going anywhere nor getting rid of his lyrical flows.

SAM SMITH – LOVE GOES

What I enjoy about Sam Smith’s music is that you can feel it in your soul, and is very relatable. This album feels like the soundtrack to just about everybody’s life and experiences in this crazy year of 2020. Of course Sam made sure to include some dance tracks while belting out heart felt lyrics provides the recipe to a great album.

WIZKID – MADE IN LAGOS

It’s been 3 years since WizKid has dropped his own album. Now we did get some great music from him a couple months ago when Beyonce re-released the Lion King soundtrack, but it just wasn’t all WizKid tho! Just like his last album be prepared to groove with the tight riddims on this project. Even the intro had me ready to slow wine imagining I am on an island somewhere! Great project overall…I always expect the best work from WizKid.

KING VON – WELCOME TO O’BLOCK

One thing I love about King Von is he is a story teller. He will have you thinking you are there in Chicago! On this project expect to hear from mainly Chicago artists which is very dope, always represent for your hometown especially when the love is being returned back! This project is definitely a step up from his previous work, and overall I like it.

TRIPPIE REDD – PEGASUS

I do not know what people was complaining about? I like this album. Trippie does come off with a more calmer and quieter sound than on his previous work, but the sound works for him. I think he has mastered his cadence in music for no matter how he changes it up, it still comes together and sounds great! Of course he has all the dope features including Cleveland’s own, Doe Boy, who has a project coming out November 6th. If you are a true fan of Trippie Redd you will definitely enjoy this album as well.

COMMON – A BEAUTIFUL REVOLUTION

Common always thinks outside of the box and stay dropping music that makes you think and vibe for the production is always dope! Honestly can’t find nothing negative about music that is supposed to uplift you especially during these crazy times.

MADEINTYO – NEVER FORGOTTEN

I look at MadeinTYO like a new version of TY Dolla $ign. They’re both dope with the productions and can make decent albums for themselves! Now I was shocked to see that the producer had came out with an album. Now I am so happy! LOL Forreal this album totally is a banger. Each track will have you boppin your head, plus with features from a mixture of people like J Balvin to Cam’ron to even Wiz Khalifa.

LIL KEED – TRAPPED ON CLEVELAND 3 DELUXE

I am not going to say too much about this deluxe version for I spoke highly on the regular album when it came out. Since 2020 is the year for all these deluxe albums Lil Keed said shit why not? LOL The new songs that he has added on the deluxe add to the already flavored album. Basically saying Lil Keed is LIT.

JIMMY VALENTIME & URBAN MIRACLE – DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE

You can tell that Jimmy is straight into old school hip hop which nothing is wrong with that for I do like how he blends it with the current style of hip hop now. The first 3 tracks had me wondering what was I getting into, but then the song “Porch Lights” comes on and I found myself vibing to it hard. Next thing I know the rest of the album was dope! This is one of the reasons why I love to listen to albums, for 1 single truly does not give an artist any justice.

JALEN FRAZIER – EXPRESSIONS OF THE NEGLECTED

The Midwest knows how to come thru with some good music and dope lyrics. That’s what Jalen did with this project. I feel like this is the best ending to a TGIF! I am glad this artist reached out to me, and that I actually took the time to check him out. After your first listen I bet that you will not be disappointed at all.

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TY DOLLA $IGN – FEATURING TY DOLLA $IGN

I have been personally waiting on one of the best producers to drop his project. Who you might ask? Oh, TY Dolla $ign!!!! Of course expect features from Nicki Minaj or Big Sean just to name a few. You still not sold yet?? Well…check it out and let me know what you think.

JEAN DAWSON – PIXEL BATH

To describe Jean Dawson’s music is combining rock with house type of beats with a little mix of grunge on the side, then BOOM you have this dope project from such an eclectic artist. With only one feature from A$AP Rocky, you find yourself very interested in finding out more about this artist.

D DOUBLE E – D.O.N. (DOUBLE OR NOTHING)

If you are into the UK’s version of Drill music, you will definitely enjoy this project! D Double E is a diverse artist for he has a reggae track featuring the lovely Ms. Banks. With dope lyrics to match his swagger…he can’t go wrong.

THEY. – THE AMANDA TAPE

I totally love this project!! They. definitely created a vibe on this project. You can literally play this project from beginning to the end without skipping a track, if this is the type of energy you search for! They. only has 3 features including my girl Tinashe, Wale, and Juicy J. With quality production and real stories to tell in a dope vibe wins every time!!

DEJ LOAF – SELL SOLE II

It’s been a awhile since we heard from Detroit’s own Dej Loaf! I admit being a newbie with a breakout hit that changed the game for her is quite overwhelming to any artist for everyone will be expecting the exact same thing when that’s not realistic! You can tell that Dej has evolved on this project, especially with sounding so transparent. I don’t even want to mention who her features are LOL I literally want yall to check her album out. PERIOD!

DAVE EAST – KARMA 3 (DELUXE)

This project was already dope AF! Now Dave decided to follow in the common trend of this year by coming out with a deluxe version of his album Karma 3! Honestly, I am excited fr. This just made the original project much better with adding a remix LOL This is definitely a must listen.

CHUCK STRANGERS – TOO AFRAID TO DANCE

I love this artist story telling!!! Listening to this project had me thinking of cold nights in black n white LOL If the Ep sounds like this…I can’t wait to see what Chuck has coming next!

TRAPBOY FREDDY – BIG TRAP

TRAP! TRAP! TRAP! This is definitely what you want to hear on a good Friday!!

JOYNER LUCAS – EVOLUTION

I swear Joyner Lucas does not get the credit he so fully deserves! His music is always on point, from his lyrics to the production, which sounds like each song should be in someone’s soundtrack! Joyner is literally a true talent, he makes you feel proud! It’s ALL BLACK EVERYTHING!!

CHANEL WESTCOAST – AMERICA’S SWEETHEART

I can’t even lie…I was anxious to hear Chanel’s project! Overall I am happily surprised, and she isn’t on here trying to be the dopest lyricist ever or have a trillion Black rappers featured just to so how down she is. To be down isn’t something that can be staged, and what I am getting from this project is a piece of Chanel’s life outside of MTV’s Ridiculous. Congratulations Chanel! This project is nice, and you will be shocked to hear the tone of her voice on this project too.

COMETHAZINE – BAWSKEE 4

I just want to input some fire flames all in this comment section! Comethazine came hard on this project…he letting you know that you can’t count him out PERIOD!!!

YAK GOTTI – GOTTI OUTTA HERE

Young Thug literally creating his own lane with his Slimes, and that’s also including Yak Gotti. I will say that Gotti is Outta Here for this project is lit! Dope features with Gunna, Lil Duke, and all the other Slime members Yak Gotti got the recipe for him to win!!

CERAADI – #GRWM

This ep is really dope! I totally enjoyed it …I am anxious to hear more of them in the future!

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JADON WOODARD – LATE TO THE PARTY

I am so excited to be blessed with the opportunity to listen to this dope album. Jadon’s album has dope production, vocals , and the lyrics is definitely super dope. I suggest for everyone to check this album out. You can be late to the party, but at least you showed up and showed out. Congratulations Jadon!!!

BARLOS MONTANA – KAPPSTAR

Barlos Montana always comes thru with some kappin ass music to be bumping to! What I like about him as an artist is that his style is not like what you expect to hear coming from out of Cleveland, Oh, but that swag…most definitely LOL This album is a must listen!!

T.I. – THE L.I.B.R.A.

Anything T.I. makes best believe I am here for!!! T.I. stays making music that us grown folks can get into as well as those tracks that you can get litty too as well, and this album does just that! Happy belated Birthday Tip!!!

GUCCI MANE – SO ICY GANG VOL. 1

I love seeing Gucci Mane is this official position as a BOSS!! He is bringing out his crew, the So Icy Gang. Yall should’ve gotten familiar with them with their first collaborative effort “So Icy Summer“. Every track on this project is dope, and I am loving the artist’s Gucci has, but honestly I always expect the best from him anyways! Burr!

BLACK THOUGHT – STREAMS OF THOUGHT VOL.3: CANE & ABEL

If you know anything about the artist, Black Thought, you know that he comes with lyrics that make you think! For those aren’t familiar with the artist…he is the lead rapper in the group, The Roots. This 3rd installment of his Streams of Thought is dope! I also love the features he has like Killer Mike, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz , and others!

PARTYNEXTDOOR – PARTY PACK

I swear this is an artist who is hardly seen anywhere, but when he releases projects, those project’s be dope af!! Party Pack does exactly that! This project is super dope please including features from Nipsey Hussle, Quavo, Lil Yatchy, and others!

BENNY THE BUTCHER – BURDEN OF PROOF

If you been sleeping under a rock lately…you will not know that Griselda Records have been dropping nothing but heat just about every New Music Friday fr!!! Benny lyrical flows have me feeling I’m selling dope LOL Production by Hit Boy and features including Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Rick Ross, Freddie Gibbs, and others!! This is a successful year for the Midwest label, and I am anxious to see what’s next!!

SERIAL KILLERS – SUMMER OF SAM

I swear when you see a new group called Serial Killers pop up with new music, then when I did some research and found out that the members in this group is Xzibit, B-Real, and Demrick…I got all excited forreal!! It’s nothing but dope flows, great production, plus real facts speaking! This project is definitely a must listen.

PREME X POPCAAN – LINK UP

I was wondering what this “link up” was going to be, but honestly…I like the collaborate effort between the two. Both are talented in their own right so it works well! This project has a very cool vibe to it, plus with dope features with Wiz Khalifa, Davido, and French Montana

SHEEK LOUCH – BEAST MODE 4

I had to save the best for last, Sheek Louch! Just seeing his name should let you know that this 4th installment of his Beast Mode series will go hard, and it does!!!

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NINA NICOLE – YOUNICORN

Nina Nicole is back with some super heat for these streets!!! She represents what I expect to see out of a Boss Chick! Originally from Cleveland, but now residing in Houston…I can definitely see the growth! Plus the dope features on this album is what does it for me…PERIOD!

PAPOOSE – ENDANGERED SPECIES

I can not lie…It has been ages since I checked in out any Papoose album. Not saying that his music isn’t worth the listen…it just wasn’t my thing, but for those who do love his music…this album will be the shit for you guys! Papoose definitely reminds everyone that outside of his famous wife, he is someone to not play with.

TREY SONGZ – BACK HOME

Trey Songz never seems to let me down when it comes to his music. I mean literally since day 1! I love this albums whole cadence as well as how smoothly it moves on to the next track. He calls this album “Back Home” , and I hope that means he’s back to being a great artist and person all around. Stay proving the haters wrong Trey!

BLOCBOY JB – FATBOY

BlocBoy JB is another artist that when I hear his music, I expect to turn TF up!!! This album literally gives me what I am expecting.

REASON – NEW BEGINNINGS

Dope ass album!!

JAY ELECTRONICA – ACT II: THE PATENTS OF NOBILITY(THE TURN)

Is it too early to deem this album a classic already?? Ijs

HEADIE ONE – EDNA

This project deserves the flame emojis…I swear like 5 of them! LOL

FAMOUS DEX – DIANA

First off, I want to say RIP to Famous Dex’s mother, Diana. I think he did a good album especially since it’s dedicated to his deceased mom. I love the features as well as the production that honestly always comes thru on every project Dex drops.

CASSIDY – DA SCIENCE

Yea…like what he said! Cassidy still been on his flow little did people know, he was just waiting for the right time to BLOW!!! I am glad that he sticking to his craft, and came out with a dope project that gets better as each track plays.

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CONWAY THE MACHINE – FROM KING TO A GOD

Mannnnn….them Griselda Boys stay strapped with nothing but heat, and they definitely did that on this project as well! This project is a guaranteed repeater!

NBA YOUNGBOY – TOP

NBA Youngboy is one of those artists who stays releasing dope music regardless of what’s going on with him or whatever is being said on social media. I especially loved the track with LIl Wayne featured on it.

NIKI – MOONCHILD

At first I thought that I had never heard of Niki, but if you guys are familiar with 88Rising, you have heard of her. Not only is she an artist, she is a producer, writer, and composer whose FINALLY dropped her own project that is currently trending on twitter as we speak! This is definitely a must listen.

BLXST – NO LOVE LOST

This whole project is a vibe!!! Thank you Blxst for blessing us with this good music.

FAT TREL X YOWDA – FAT N UGLY 2

FREE FAT TREL PERIOD!!!!!!!!!

B.O.B. – SOMNIA

B.O.B. came hard but in his own style tho! Dope rhymes with dope ass beats is the recipe right? It feels good to hear him again!

LIL REESE – LAMRON 1

Coming from Cleveland, OH I always have been a fan of Chicago’s drill music. It’s crazy how everybody is now making they on style of drill music from New York to even over the water in the UK. Lil Reese is one of the originals, and comes thru representing per usual. This project sounds like one those albums to ride to.

ZAYAH – ENIGMA EP

OMG you guys, when I found out that this young man right here was releasing an Ep I could not wait to hear it! Now I am just in awe…when I say I love how the songs are arranged, to the harmonies you hear, to even the whole vibe of this project has me wanting to hear more from him!! Congrats Zayah on such a dope project and wishing you much success in your music career!

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BIG SEAN – DETROIT 2

Big Sean gets all the flames on this project PERIOD!!!!

ZAYTOVEN – PACK JUST LANDED VOL. 2

TIWA SAVAGE – CELIA

KEN THE MAN – 4 DA 304S

DISCLOSURE – ENERGY

AUDIO PUSH – NO REST FOR THE BLESSED II

AD – JULIO NIGHTS

LIGHTSKINKEISHA – CLONES

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TY BRI – SWEET LICK

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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.

JADEN SMITH – CCTV3: COOL TAPE VOL. 3

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This project is literally what the title is….The Cool Tape! I felt like I was chilling and vibing out the whole time!

TONI BRAXTON – SPELL MY NAME

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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

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INTERNET MONEY – B4 THE STORM

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LECRAE – RESTORATION

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THE LOX – LIVING OFF XPERIENCE

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This project is super dope!!!! They are giving you that Lox energy thats missing in the rap game. DMX even shows up on the project bring that dog flow and growls!!

JACKBOY – LIVING IN HISTORY

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