WhyTri - Hot Boy Baby (EP)

Hot Boy Summer is coming to a close but don’t tell that to WHYTRI.

WHYTRI slides in with the 4th quarter buzzer-beater wrist flick and lets off a 3 pack to end the summer right. Each of these have a bop to them that are bound to extend the season for a few more weeks like Ground Hog Day.

Dive In.
-Louie

SAINt JHN - Ghetto Lenny's Love Songs

Hot on the heels of his 2018 release, “Collection One,” SAINt JHN has delivered Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs, a 14-song album with his genre-blending rapping and singing poured into it. This album has a whole lot of melody. The production doesn’t disappoint at all on this project. If there’s anything SAINt JHN is really good at, it’s writing catchy hooks and refrains. The most surprising guest artist on the album is Lenny Kravitz, who assisted on “Borders”. Other guest artists include Meek Mill, A Boogie, and Lil Baby. Comment below how you felt about the album.

Enjoy the stream!
-pzapxrty

Missy Elliott - ICONOLOGY (EP)

Incredible, man. Missy Elliott finally dropped her first project since 2005’s The Cookbook.

Almost 50 years old and the rapper is still releasing great music. Featuring production from longtime collaborator and legend, Timbaland, as well as Wili Hendrix, the EP comes in at just under fifteen minutes, and, every song on it is great. They’re fun and make you want to dance. The first two songs got a lot of bounce to ‘em. The next track after that, “DrimDemeanor (ft. Sum1),” has somewhat of a lounge-style R&B feel to it. The final song, “Why I Still Love You,” feels an electro-soul feel to it. She’s very much in a league of her own compared to her peers.

There are very few people who have had a comparable longevity to their careers like Missy Elliott has. The key here is consistency. We’re really not worthy. She even blessed us with an acapella of my favorite joint from this project, “Why I Still Love You”. This will be in frequent rotation while we wait for her album to drop.

Enjoy the stream!
-pzapxrty

The Cool Kids & The Alchemist - Layups (EP)

“WTF is this!?”

In case y’all missed it, The Cool Kids came out of their hiatus to release a 3-piece EP called Layups. Chuck Inglish briefly hinted at the project earlier this year on Twitter, and, if you follow Sir Michael Rocks’ Twitch stream, you may have heard snippets of it there. Instead of Chuck Inglish handling most of the production this time, they teamed up with legendary producer The Alchemist, who seems to be on fire this summer with his latest releases.

The entire project comes in at less than ten minutes and is worth sparing time for. Mikey and Chuck both have some smooth raps in store, and Boldy James as well as Shorty K, both featured on past Cool Kids projects, make guest appearances. The two tracks I like the most are the titular ‘Layups’ and ‘Polansky’. Polansky is easily my favorite. The beat is a jazzy, cooled down production that sets the tone for some lowkey Black Air Force activity. Boldy James delivered some dope rhymes. 

Be on the lookout for some more heat from The Cool Kids later this year, since they’ve teased a song with Kenny Beats and a new project after that coming soon. 

-pzapxrty

Mac Ayres - Juicebox (Album)

Having all the juice isn’t easy.

Mac Ayres gifts us his third project in as many years with “Juicebox”. This one solidifies his sound even more as he continues to float over groovy production. The slow and smooth joints hit just as nicely too so it provides a mix of great vibes.

Enjoy!
-Louie

Snoh Aalegra - Ugh, those feels again (Album)

When the snow storm intensifies and the stress gets louder there’s the “go-to” artist we search for to help us through our feels.

Insert Snoh Aalegra

After a successful drop with “Feels”, Snoh Aalegra rewards us with a well-crafted continuation of sorts aptly titled “Ugh, Those Feels Again”. Make no mistake though, in this instance the sequel feels much better than the original. With No I.D. at the helm of the sounds again, Snoh delves deeper into her emotions. This time she pieces herself together in front of us through the music after heartbreak.

Check out her Billboard interview about the album, the process, her personal life in relation to the album and more right here.

Enjoy!
-Louie

Khary - THIS (EP)

Always push yourself to improve.

Khary is the epitome of progressing to be the best he can be. “THIS” showcases his journey into grandiose sounds and even more personal raps to familiarize with his narrative.
As he drops more music he dives deeper into what his purpose is through his experiences and he’s able to craft it so well into the many layers.

Check it out for yourself!
Enjoy!
-Louie

Drake - The Best In The World (EP)

Drake always talks a big game and he tends to deliver.

The Toronto Raptors’ ambassador lets off a small EP to celebrate the NBA team winning the title on Thursday night. Seems like even the Drake Sports Curse couldn’t hold them back on their road to their first championship. The reward: new music.

Drake strings along the mob ties role by releasing “Omerta” (a code of silence) & “Money in the Grave” with Rick Ross. Both songs being streams of raps from Drake as he writes checks that his mouth can cash.

Enjoy!
-Louie

Lily Rayne - FEMME (EP)

“Sometimes I think you don’t want my love” softly sings an honest Lily Rayne to start her newest project, “FEMME”.

Lily Rayne has a knack for bringing us into her realm through her lens and she makes it seem effortless. Each song pairs with the other well to take us on a balanced ride for 20 minutes. For every emotional “How Do You Feel” there is a more confident “I Might” to go with it.

Stream the cohesive “FEMME” on all streaming services!
-Louie

Lucky Daye - Painted (Album)

As the summer comes closer and the albums start dropping, roll some mo’.

Luck Daye slides through with a “Painted” after a couple of EP’s to keep us entertained.
Leading with some stand outs like “Roll Some Mo”, “Karma”, and “Misunderstood” he adds on to his impressive work. Very excited to listen to more from him!

Enjoy!
-Louie

Steve Lacy - Apollo XXI (Album)

After a handful of successful outings the past few years, Steve Lacy drops another project with “Apollo XXI”.

12 songs full of Steve’s patented bass-line grooves and soft serenades. Always excited when The Internet drops, even more-so when the members drop solo projects. Dive into the vibes as he lets this one go at a great time of the year.

-Louie

Ceez & Pyrex Lex - Iceberg (Album)

That’s quite a chill for a day in March.

Ceez & Pyrex Lex have both been in the hyperbolic chamber for quite a while working on this one and the final product was worth the wait.
They had the family touching this one too as ClarkWork produced every joint (with additional production from Danny Keyz) and a sole feature from Lily Rayne.

Each joint on the top half has them bodying beats with well-fitting hooks that keep the songs together tastefully. Once we hit the interlude we get even more variety as they close the project with some smoother melodies. All great songs, top to bottom, to chill to full of moments for all kinds of listeners.

Enjoy!
-Louie

DaBaby - Baby On Baby (Album)

Zero to one hundred, real quick.

From the first 20 seconds you’ll know if DaBaby is for you ‘cus he’ll already have spit about 100 words, probably.
I’ll say it now: he’s dope.

The combination of steez, bars, cadences, and overall tasteful braggadocio adds up into unavoidable head knocking and face scrunching.
”Suge” is definitely a stand-out joint as well as “Baby Sitter”, which also holds a potent feature from Offset.

Enjoy!
-Louie

2 Chainz - Rap Or Go To The League (Album)

After some dope promotion and great peeks into this joint, 2 Chainz posts up hard with “Rap or Go to the League”.

As someone who was looking forward to 2 Chainz having a great 2018 (and was disappointed) he comes out swinging with his 5th studio album.
Besides a couple tracks that feels like wasted opportunities this has the potential to be his best drop yet.

Enjoy!
-Louie

Kehlani - While We Wait (Album)

Kehlani - While We Wait

Here we have a project by Kehlani called “While We Wait.” It consists of 9 songs so I’m assuming that this is just a few songs that she wanted to give to her fans as they wait for the full project. 

It has been almost 2 years since her last project “SweetSexySavage.” That project received mixed reviews but I think it was a solid second project and showcased growth. She has been dealing with pregnancy and other issues and her growth continued to shine on this project. Her voice has progressively improved throughout the years along with her lyrical content. This project is definitely worth a listen and i am looking forward to her full album. Also, take a sec to check out our other various posts. Spread Love.

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-Akili

ELHAE - Trouble In Paradise (Album)

ELHAE - Trouble in Paradise

Here we have a project from a super-talented artist by the name of ELHAE. He makes some really good R&B and I think he will become a known name in years to come.

If you love R&B, I definitely recommend this project. This project took him 2 years to complete and I love when artists take their time with projects. The quality is some of the best I’ve heard in a long time. I think people will really appreciate the way he uses his voice and the way he flows on the tracks. This is a really good project that is definitely worth the listen. Also, take a sec to check out our other various posts. Spread Love.

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-Akili

WHYTRI - Lucies vol. 1 (EP)

The hits keep on hitting.

WHYTRI, fresh off his first headlining show, drops off a pack of random joints title “Lucies Vol. 1”.
He claims them to be throwaways that didn’t make his project, “A Bad Porno” but they hold weight on their own, no question.
Holds a sole feature from Nino, some production from Nick Costa, IceKrim and even a couple songs produced by the man himself!

Rock to these and “ABP” for a dope time.
-Louie