We know. Yet more slackage but the rap game keeps dishing out many releases so here’s a bumper #NMM to make up for lost time.
First off, Chris Brown just released his long-awaited album “Heartbreak on the Moon” a 45-song effort bound to be full of everything you know and love about Breezy. Although not a rap album; we know Chris Brown has a good history of dropping dope verses and collaborating with the biggest rappers in the game. Bound to be some staple bangers in there. Listen.
Secondly, one of the most underrated newschool rappers (he’s been in the game for a while but still) Big K.R.I.T. drops his 3 studio album “4eva Is a Mighty Long Time”. His first in 3 years, sandwiching two mixtapes, KRIT sounds as enlightened as ever and still bouncing like it was “Cadillactica”. The current King of the South looks to solidify that claim but will this be the one that finally propels him to the bigger conversation?
In the bumper addition, two of trap’s juggernauts Offset (Migos) and 21 Savage (21, 21) drop a collaborative album: “Without Effort”. The Metro Boomin produced project has all the elements you need to make hits if all three are operating at the peak of their powers and with the creative force that is Offset involved, we doubt it’ll be anything less.
Blast from the not too distant past, the son of Harlem Cam’ron comes out of his hiatus to drop a mixtape; “The Program”. It was no secret that at the height of the naughties, Killer Cam was one of the nicest on the mic and held it down for the East. The 15-track tape looks to evoke some of those past glories with a classic cover image and a Just Blaze record for that added nostalgia. Rap royalty, listen!!!!
Another underrated rapper on the list this time Problem, who has worked with a plethora of rap’s who’s who, drops his intriguingly-titled debut album “Selfish”. Maybe looking to put his foot down and emerge from the shadows, the West coast spitter finally drops an album after a 13-mixtape career thus far. This should be promising. Listennnnn.
Over in the UK, one of the scene’s undoubted shinning examples Dave (Santan Dave) drops his second EP “Game Over” to solidify his ascension. With the scene looking healthy and after that lyrical expedition on “Question time” it might be his time. One of grime’s brightest and seemingly-limitless sparks is sure to shine bright again, listen.
And fresh today, Jidenna comes through with EP “Boomerang”. The Chief did okay with his debut album but it’s fair to say more was expected of him – the highs were really good but the lowpoints were also pretty low. Back to show that the chief don’t run, we hope he is in fine form here. Listennnnn.