Whew this is probably the heaviest Friday so far this year. Ross is back, Lil Nas X has dropped his first EP and Nicki is back too. And that’s only a small sample of what we have. Let’s get into it.
Lords of Flatbush 3 – The Underachievers
Continuing the theme of the series LOF3 is a series of aggressive bangers with fast flows and clever wordplay. The hooks stand out and the short length makes sure the job gets done without overstaying its welcome. Production comes strictly from YDNA making this one a easy gym playlist entry.
7 EP – Lil Nas X
This is arguably the most anticipated release of the day but without a doubt the most promoted. Through snippets, memes, fan interaction and tweets that went on for weeks, Lil Nas X insured everyone knew this EP was dropping. The product itself isn’t for everyone but definitely is in a lane on it’s own with multiple style influences floating throughout the project. He’s made it clear he doesn’t want to sound like anyone else and yet is trying to find what his sound is at the same time.
The Plugs I Met – Benny The Butcher
This one is for the people who want hard bars and beats that are just as hard. And I don’t mean hype I mean hard. This is head nods and stank face reactions to bars type music right here. Benny alreadys snaps on every track and with features like Jadakiss, Pusha T and Black Thought you already know how good this one is.
Megatron – Nicki Minaj
Nicki sticks to her guns and dropped the single and the video at the same time for this one. While it does have a decent bounce the autotune and hook push me away from it personally. I’m sure the Nicki stans will love it though.
Act A Fool feat. Wale – Rick Ross
Ross is back in full effect. This one carries an interesting yet fun hook and Ross flows like only he can. Wale offers a solid verse with some flow switches that are complimented excellently by a few ad libs from Ross. And at this point it’s safe to say he’ll never retire the Maybach Music tag…and I have no problem with that.
Westside – The Game
The Life of Pierre 4 – Pierre Bourne
Delusions Of Grandeur – Gucci Mane
Stripper Bowl – Migos
Out The Mud – Lil Baby & Future