On August 23, 2019 was one of the best days for new music. The reason why I say that?? OMG!!! It had nothing but great and the most anticipated releases I can say for the year, and as I list them I bet you an 100 that you will think so too! I mean literally from every genre it was nothing but dope ass music released!!!
Let’s start with one of my favorite groups of million men Brockhampton!
BROCKHAMPTON – GINGER
— BROCKHAMPTON (@brckhmptn) August 23, 2019
You can not beat a group that’s filled with nothing but guys who literally are dope ass lyricists, and anytime they drop a project it is literally worth the listen. The album “Ginger” may not hold up to their previous project, but I still enjoyed it never the less. I truly love when the production does not overshadow the voices telling a story. As a listener I feel that you can overall get what you expected from this album.
MISSY ELLIOTT – ICONOLOGY
— Timbaland (@Timbaland) August 24, 2019
What can I say about Missy “Misdeamenor” Elliott???? OMG…the fact that I am truly a fan and has been one since the 90’s. The fact that I was one of the first people in line at the music store waiting to buy her first solo debut back in the fall of 97…yes…I am completely dating myself but so whaaatt!!! Thaty woman deserves it all! From artist, to songwriter, to producer, to innovator, to just being a dope person overall she is the epitome of what I had aspired to be back as a kid…a song writer/producer. This Ep included only 4 tracks, but to have not heard anything new from Missy in a few years, literally was a breath of fresh air! Trust me when I say that when a person has mastered there craft, regardless of how long it seems that they have been away, when they return, it feels like they never left!
RAPHAEL SAADIQ – JIMMY LEE
— Raphael Saadiq (@RaphaelSaadiq) August 23, 2019
One of the original member’s from the group Tony, Toni, Tone also the group Lucy Pearl even was featured on Alicia Keys classic “Diary” the list goes on and on of the classic work Raphael has put in! Just like Missy, this man has many talents too which sustained him for all this time! Mind you his original group came out in 1989!! This new album “Jimmy Lee” tells a story of a man who is going through some ups and downs in his life, but the way Raphael constructed this album you would think that it was just a jazz piece..oh no! It’s a story told from the soul, and I believe that some parts of it is a true recollection of Raphael’s memories of one his older brother who is currently deceased.
RAPSODY – EVE
— Rapsody (@rapsody) August 23, 2019
Can I just put it out there that this is a Grammy winning album already?? I am just saying LOL Rapsody literally made an album with each song titled, and spoken about powerful Black women!! Ladies Stand Up!! I can not stress how much I truly believed that the year of 2019 is for the women, and this album proves all of it! From the surprising features like J. Cole and Queen Latifah to how Rapsody lyrically breaks down her thoughts very meticulously about each individual truly had hit my soul. Do beleive that this album has been played literally too many times in my car so for right now I had to give it a break!! LOL
I can go on for days about the rest of the albums that was released that day, but I do not want to bore you guys! Check out the rest of my picks below.
TAYLOR SWIFT – LOVER
This album is very much a celebration of love, in all its complexity, coziness, and chaos. It’s the first album of mine that I’ve ever owned, and I couldn’t be more proud. I’m so excited that #Lover is out NOW: https://t.co/t7jK7XmEqa pic.twitter.com/NMgE7LTdGZ
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 23, 2019
JEEZY- TM104: THE LEGEND OF THE SNOWMAN
— Sno (@Jeezy) July 26, 2019
TRAE THA TRUTH – EXHALE
— Mike Chehadé (@ChehadeTheKing) September 10, 2019
PEEWEE LONGWAY – THE BLUE M&M
— MPA Peewee Longway (@peeweelongway) August 23, 2019
FAMOUS DEX – WEIRD VS CRAZY
— DJ Shon (@DJShonChicago) August 19, 2019
JIDENNA – 85 TI AFRICA
NEW album #85toAfrica🌍 out now on all platforms!
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) August 23, 2019
LITTLE BROTHER – MAY THE LORD WATCH
— LittleBrotherNC (@LittleBrotherNC) August 21, 2019
SAINT JOHN – GHETTO LENNY LOVE SONGS
Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs, August 23rd! This Friday! pic.twitter.com/yCR2U6eQxE
— S A I N t J H N (@SAINtJHN) August 19, 2019