new music from Ty Dolla $ign, T.I., Juicy J, Gucci Mane, NxWorries, Dave East, more
As always, there's a ton of cool stuff going on in the world of hip hop. Here's a roundup of some recently-released music, upcoming NYC shows, and more.
Crooner Ty Dolla $ign just dropped a new album/mixtape/whatever today called Campaign and it's 16 tracks of greatness, with features by Future, Migos, Travi$ Scott, Meek Mill and more. Stream the whole thing:
Also out today is a new EP by T.I. called Us or Else, which he said was written in reponse to "the repeated deaths of unarmed black citizens at the hands of police." It's got features by Killer Mike and Meek Mill. It's a TIDAL exclusive but you don't need to be a subscriber to hear it. Listen and watch the video for "Black Man":
Thats not the only T.I. release out this week. His Hustle Gang collective has a new mixtape out called HGOE (Hustle Gang Over Errrrythang), which features Future, Young Thug, Migos, and more. Listen:
Juicy J also has a new mixtape called #MUSTBENICE, which features Gucci Mane, Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa, and more:
Speaking of Gucci Mane, he's releasing his first album since being released from jail, Woptober, on October 17 via Atlantic. It features "Bling Blaww Burr" (ft. Young Dolph), which just got the video treatment. Gucci also just put out a video for his Rae Sremmurd collab "Black Beatles," which is on Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife 2. Watch both:
There's also a new Mick Jenkins LP, The Healing Component, out today on Mick's Free Nation label. The Chicago rapper is joined by BADBADNOTGOOD, Kaytranada, Noname, theMIND, and more. Listen below and catch him on tour.
Speaking of Noname, who's also from Chicago and rolls in the same circles as Mick and Chance the Rapper and stuff, she'll be in NYC to headline the next Pigeons & Planes-presented 'NO CEILINGS' show at Baby's All Right (10/12) with Kemba, Topaz Jones, and theMIND (though it's sold out). Stream Telefone, which she dropped this past July:
Speaking of Chance the Rapper, his Joey Purp collaboration "Girls @" from Joey's iiiDrops mixtape (which also features Mick Jenkins) just got the video treatment. Watch:
The Cool Kids recently reunited and have now released their first new song in five years, "Running Man" (ft. Maxo Kream). Listen:
Anderson Paak and Knxwledge's collaborative project NxWorries have announced that they'll release their debut album Yes Lawd! on October 21 via Stones Throw. The lead single is "Lyk Dis," which is just about as good as anything off Anderson's own 2016 LP, Malibu.
Dave East, who was named an XXL Freshman earlier this year, will release Kairi Chanel next week (9/30) on Nas' Mass Appeal label. He recently dropped a new single from it, "Keisha," and its video. Dave celebrates the LP on October 18 at Highline Ballroom in NYC. Tickets are on sale now. Watch the new video:
Deniro Farrar just dropped a video for "Consistently Inconsistent," and he comes to NYC this Tuesday (9/27) at American Beauty NYC (251 W 30th St) for a show with a cool lineup of Jay IDK, EmptyBank, Innanet James and Chelsea Reject. Tickets are available.
As for some other NYC shows, local staple Talib Kweli plays full-band shows on November 9 and 10 at Brooklyn Bowl with NIKO IS and K'Valentine. Tickets are on sale.
Joe Budden hits BB King's on October 22. Tickets are on sale.
Shabazz Palaces play a $3 BrooklynVegan-presented show in Brooklyn on Wednesday (9/28) at Baby's All Right. Minneapolis rapper Finding Noyvon (who's worked with Allan Kingdom) and cult funk musician Doug Hream Blunt open. Make sure to RSVP.
Some other recently-announced stuff includes Prodigy of Mobb Deep, J Cole added to The Meadows, Metro Boomin, DMX added to Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, clipping., Swet Shop Boys, Maxwell & Mary J Blige, Usher, and Rick Ross.
In much sadder news, Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo was killed in a car carsh earlier this week. An official statement was posted to his Twitter, and the posthumous song/video "Put Some Respek On It" was released. RIP Shawty Lo.
To end on a more positive note, Drake's latest three albums are coming to vinyl.