Albums


Following the success of his gold-selling The World Is Yours debut album last year, Rich the Kid returns with its sequel. The World Is Yours 2 is lead by the singles “Splashin,” “4 Phones” and “Tic Toc.” The 16-track LP is loaded with guest appearances by Miguel, Ty Dolla $ign, Big Sean, Young Thug, Lil’ Pump, Offset, Takeoff, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Gunna, NAV, NBA YoungBoy, Jay Critch and more.

Stream The World Is Yours 2 below.

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Of all the names they featured on their compilation album Undisputed, Def Jam left off their best new signing: Maxo. Like Ka, Earl Sweatshirt and MIKE, the L.A. rapper’s music is introverted and introspective, low-key and lo-fi. It’s less concerned with winning the fleeting attention of the masses (which is probably why he wouldn’t have sounded at home on Undisputed anyway) and more focused on exorcising his demons — and forging an intimate connection with his audience in the process.

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In celebration of their 35th anniversary, Def Jam have released a new album titled Undisputed. More importantly, the compilation highlights the label’s roster of new and unproven signees from across the country. There are 20 artists in total, including New York natives Fetty Luciano, TJ Porter and Dominic Lord; Florida’s YK Osiris; and Detroit rapper Nasaan, aka the son of the late Proof.

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After bringing his hip-hop heroes to life in his book Gangster Doodles, hip-hop illustrator Marlon Sassy has rounded up some of his favorite rappers and producers IRL for Gangster Music Vol. 1. The 25-track compilation album boasts new music from the likes of Madlib, KAYTRANADA, Blu, Oh No, Quelle Chris, Mndsgn, Jonwayne, Father and Budgie. He even somehow landed a track from the currently incarcerated Max B.

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Juice WRLD broke out into the music scene in 2018 with his Goodbye & Good Riddance debut, lead by the Billboard smash-hit “Lucid Dreams.” The Chicago native returns on year later with his sophomore effort, Death Race for Love. The 22-song LP is lead by the singles “Robbery” and “Hear Me Calling.” Young Thug, Brent Faiyaz, and Clever make guest appearances, while the production is lead by an all-star cast that includes No I.D., Boi-1da, Cardo, Hit-Boy, G. Ry and more.

Stream Goodbye & Good Riddance below.

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After cryptic posts, teasing new music, and a takeover on social media platform Black Planet, Solange Knowles returns with her much-anticipated fourth studio LP, When I Get Home. The singer’s first album since her stellar A Seat At The Table released in 2016 is 19 tracks with six interludes included.

Artists like The-Dream, Sampha, Playboi Carti, Devin the Dude, Gucci Mane, Steve Lacy, and Tyler, The Creator, as well as Standing on the Corner, Panda Bear, and French pianist Chassol all deliver contributions on the album. Out now on all streaming platforms and iTunes, stream Solange’s When I Get Home below.

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One year after first announcing the project, 2 Chainz delivers Rap Or Go To The League. Serving as his fifth studio album, Rap Or Go To The League is lead by the single “Girl’s Best Friend” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. A&R’d by NBA superstar LeBron James, the 14-track LP is supported by an all-star cast of appearances that includes Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Lil’ Wayne, Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Kodak Black, Marsha Ambrosius, and E-40.

Pharrell Williams, 9th Wonder, Mustard, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Hitmaka, Mike Dean, Cardo, wondaGURL, Fki1st, Cardiak, Terrace Martin, and more are credited on the production side. A follow-up to 2017’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, stream Rap Or Go To The League in full below.

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T-Pain has been teasing his new album 1UP dating back to the end of the last year. While a release date was never announced, the Grammy Award-winning singer surprises fans by dropping his latest studio LP. The 12-song project includes singles like “Getcha Roll On” with Tory Lanez, “All I Want” featuring Flipp Dinero, and the O.T. Genasis-assisted “A Million Times.”

Lil Wayne, Russ and Boosie Badazz also make guest appearances on the album, T-Pain’s first since 2017’s OBLiViON. Stream 1UP below.

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Lyrical rap hasn’t been in the forefront of popular rap in recent years, but with the game’s slick wordsmiths are still collaborating and keeping the music pure. The latest of such is the pairing of New York City emcees Joell Ortiz and Fred The Godson. Both men have garnered much praise for their abilities on the microphone. Their new joint project is produced entirely by the Harlem collective known as The Heatmakerz. Titled Gorilla Glue, the 9-track album includes guest contributions from Jim Jones and DramaB2R.

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Also be sure to check out the newly released visual for one of the LP’s stand-out cuts, “Hallways.”

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Following in the footsteps of fellow Migos members Quavo and Takeoff, Offset completes the group trilogy with the release of his studio debut album. Originally set to arrive late last year, Father of 4 is a lead by the single “Red Room.” Executive produced by Metro Boomin and Southside, the project is 16 tracks with guest appearances by Cardi B, J. Cole, Cee-Lo Green, Travi$ Scott, Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, Quavo, Gunna and Big Rube.

The album cover stars the Atlanta rapper’s four kids: Jordan, Kody, Kalea, and finally Kulture, Offset’s daughter and first child with his wife Cardi B. Stream Father of 4 below.

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