In honor of Blink-182 debuting at Number 1 on the Billboard charts this past week, here’s me getting my inner Travis Barker on. Let’s delve into this past week of hip-hop music.
Ace Hood delivers “Starvation V” mixtape
After months of leaked songs and going anticipation, the day finally arrived for Ace Hood’s fifth installment in the Starvation mixtape series to drop. Much like the previous 4, this did not disappoint. Ace always brings an aggression and passion that is unmatched by most, as he raps about varying topics from getting money to social injustices, while always keeping it real in his rhymes.
Ty Dolla $ign gives fans lead single “Campaign” featuring Future (and one more)
Ty Dolla has been one of my favorite artists recently. His voice is incredible and he usually teams up with some great collaborators and producers. “Campaign” is the first song off his upcoming mixtape, also called “Campaign.” He also dropped “No Justice,” which is a much more sobering song.
Sia creates “Unstoppable” remix featuring Pusha T
The Olympics are around the corner and we are starting to get some new music being made for it. Gillette has a new add featuring this song that is pretty dope. I’m sure you’ll be seeing it a lot and hearing bits of this song as you cheer on America to whoop the rest of the world’s ass like we always do this August.
DJ Drama leaves “Boyz In The Hood” off album but releases it anyway
This song is seriously dope. Meek Mill delivers two great verses and Pusha T finishes it off like only he can. DJ Drama left the song off the album due to Meek’s legal issues but thankfully for us, he decided to let the world hear it. The album, “Quality Street Music 2” drops next week.
Kehlani is feeling “CRZY” this week
It’s been one hell of a year for Kehlani, but it seems she has put some of the past behind her and is refocused on making music. “CRZY” is the second song she’s put out since her suicide attempt and it’s another decent song that is nothing special, but still worth a listen.
Bas recuits Ab-Soul for the “Housewives” remix
Two dope, underrated emcees in Bas and Ab-Soul combine here to give fans a nice remix to Bas’s “Housewives” off his debut album “Too High To Riot.” Ab-Soul has been pretty quiet over the past year but his album is supposedly done and being mastered, so we could get that by the end of the year…hopefully.
Tory Lanez goes in on “August 19th”
Jahlil Beats cooked up a triumphant beat for Lanez and he decided to spit some braggadocios bars over it. The result is fire.
Bonus news: Migos dropped a 5 song EP entitled “3 Way,” Juicy J released a mixtape called “Lit in Ceylon,” PnB Rock teamed up with Fetty Wap for a joint mixtape, Joe Budden put out a freestyle over Beyonce’s “Freedom” instrumental that shares his thoughts about everything going on in America right now, XXL Freshman 21 Savage and super producer Metro Boomin teamed up on the new 9 song EP “Savage Mode,” and Tinashe put out a new up-beat and extremely poppy sounding single “Superlove.”
That’s it folks, see you next week.