HipHopDXis back with another installment of New Music Friday, a weekly recap of the most new albums coming that come from Hip Hop and R&B.
With Thanksgiving just around just around the corner, and with the start of the new year looming ever closer to us, our mid-November playlist includes artists pumping out of heat even as the temperatures continue to cool. This week’s first show will be West Coast rapper Roddy Ricch with the third installment in the Feed Tha Streetsseries.
Then we travel back to Memphis which is where Key Glock honors his late cousin Young Dolph by presenting him with Pre5La year, one year after his death tragically. The list also includes the BROCKHAMPTON’s “The Family Their rumored final album, their new album Destroy Lonely album, the Busta Rhymes EP and so many more.
Roddy Ricch – Feed Tha Streets 3
Roddy Ricch made it to the top of the top of the rap world with his blistering speed. Its Feed Tha Streets IIhelped transform him from being a local presence from Compton to a real powerhouse to be reckoned with. However, it was his song on Nipsey Hussle’s “Racks in the Middle” and Please Excuse Me for Being Afraidwhich demonstrated that Ricch was able to perform at the top of his game in the entire field aspects of Hip Hop.
Following a lackluster reception for his 2021 album Live Life Fast, Ricch vowed to get fans to be happy. The most recent album Feed Tha Streets 3, will achieve exactly that: reaffirm Ricch’s status of the “Ballin'” rapper as one of the industry’s most prominent.
Key Glock – PRE5L
Key Glock and Young Dolph were among the most energetic and exciting duos of all time in the world of. Their natural chemistry was evident in the flow into the music, showing that the two rappers, who were also cousins, had a strong relationship. In the wake of the brutal killing of Dolph in 2021, Glock has made it an endeavor to ensure his legacy is kept alive by dedicating his new releases to him, and using his name whenever possible.
PRE5L, the latest release of the PRE rapper continues to lift his long-lost partner in a manner he’d appreciate and recognize: tough beats and raps that are accompanied by a trunk.
BROCKHAMPTON – The Family
BROCKHAMPTON BROCKHAMPTON, the boy-band and rap duo that first broke out with the release of three volume’s SATURATIONseries with songs such as “BLEACH,” “FACE,” “BOOGIE” and “SWEET,” has been bouncing around the idea of retiring. Although it appears that the frontman Kevin Abstract (and potentially some of the other members of the group) will continue to release songs in a solo capacity The new album the album The Family will be the last album of the group.
With 17 tracks, The Familyaims to close the circle in just as it began by bouncing, exuberant beats, swift hand-offs and a plethora of fun music.
Destroy Lonely – NS+ (ULTRA)
When Destroy Lonely first started to emerge in the underground rap scene there was a lot of people who were quick to see Destroy Lonely as an Playboi Carti snort. Of of course that’s not the case. The Atlanta rapper is associated with the label of Carti, Opium Records, so it’s only natural that his music is very similar. Yet, despite their similarity labeling Destroy Lonely an emulating of the rapper is an unintentional denigration of the rapper’s philosophy.
After his release of the new album NO STYLIST that featured standout tracks like”The album’s name track, “VETERAN” with Ken Carson and “VTMNTSCOAT,” Lonely is returning with a Deluxe edition, entitled “NS+ (ULTRA).
Rod Wave – Jupiters Diary: 7 Day Theory
Rod Wave is a rapper however, at times his powerful melody is more reminiscent of blues. Everyone who is a fan of the Florida rapper are familiar with the tracks that led him to success (“Heart on Ice” and then “Rags2Riches 2” with Lil Baby) However, his discography is much more extensive than the handful of loose singles.
Through albums like the PTSD album as well as Ghetto gospelfrom 2020’s the album Pray 4 Loveand this year’s Beautiful Mind, Wave has stood out from the rest in the ranks of top voices in the industry. He’s back now by releasing Jupiters Diary Seven Day Theory which is his second album from 2022 that is clean and tight, and features eight tracks.
38 Spesh & Harry Fraud – Beyond Belief
Rochester the New York native rapper Spish is dedicated to blending his distinctive contemporary style with the classic styles of boom-bap rap. His love for Hip the canon of Hip evident on previous projects like The Trust Tape, In Terstate 38, The Trust Tapeand TimeServed in which he performed with MCs like French Montana, Chinx, Gucci Mane and the Griselda’s Benny The Butcher and many more.
With Beyond Belief, Spesh’s recent release Spesh has teamed up with sample heavy producer Harry Fraud for a tape that is sure to please new followers as well as old ones.
Busta Rhymes – The Fuse Is Lit
In advance of the release of Busta Rhyme’s newest album the EP The Fuse is Liter,the 50-year-old New York legend released the lead track “Slap” alongside Griselda’s Conway the Machine and one of the most adored rap godfathers Big Daddy Kane.
The Fuse is Lit apart from last year’s reissue of The Comingon it’s 25th anniversary The album is Busta’s first work since the 2020 The Extinction Level event. Prior to that, one had go all the way back to the 2009’s Back On My B.S. to discover new tracks. Busta has been making music and rapping in the 1990s, and his resurgence in recent years gives the hope that he doesn’t have any plans to stop anytime in the near future.
Dave East & DJ Drama – Book of David
Dave East is the star of his new album Book of David. He took on the entire 17-track album without any track, and was backed by the production of Buda & Grandz and Mike Kuz. However, the most memorable aspect of the project remains that it features Gangsta the Grillz Boss DJ Drama.
DJ Drama experienced a career revival after his work on Tyler The Creator’s masterpiece Call Me IF You’re Lost. The following years, Drama when on a prolific career and worked with everyone who was YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Dreamville to Jeezy and the New York’s Dave East.
Dougie B – Nobody Bigger
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