Curren$y has been keeping up with his one-project-a-month 2016 on a very tight schedule. Following up the 9/30 and 10/30 mixtapes (dropped on the respective dates of their titles), Spitta dropped 11/30 to close off November, making it his 11th project this year. This time around, he's working with producers like Cool and Dre, Cash Fargo, and Purps of 808 Mafia, as well as Don Cannon and Metro Boomin, who join forces for the "Fed Ex" beat.
Forever Young (Instrumental)
The 2016 Adult Swim singles series has yielded three solid hip hop tracks in the last six weeks: Captain Murphy's "Crowned," Mike Will Made It & Eearz's "Pull Ova," and Run the Jewels RTJ3 single "Talk to Me."&n
Big Sean promised new music for Halloween, and he already delivered earlier today with "No More Interviews," a compelling comeback statement that found him asserting himself as one of the lyrical greats and remarking on conniving exes, drama within GOOD Music, and tensions with Kid Cudi, among other things.
10/17 came early for Gucci Mane fans, as the rapper's second album post-prison, Woptober, hit iTunes and digital streaming services three days ahead of schedule. Upon first listen, I'm not going to lie, this album is sounding even more fire than Gucci's first sober/post-prison release, Everybody Looking. Let us know what your initial thoughts are in the comment section, though.
Bling Blaww Burr
Gucci Mane Feat. Young Dolph
Even though Gucci Mane will be featured on upcoming records with Lil Wayne, E-40, Boosie Badazz & Outkast (so he says), the ATL veteran is also readying a new solo album for next month appropriately called Woptober.
Bad & Boujee
Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert
Migos' 2016 singles, "Say Sum" and "Cocoon," are among some of their best work, and have set a pretty high bar for the rest of their upcoming full length, No Label 3. Today, the trio have delivered yet another big single with "Bad & Boujee." Metro Boomin is behind the boards on this one, skirting similar territory to his minimal and experimental work on 21 Savage's Savage Mode, but with a little more rhythm to compliment Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset's dexterous flows.
Never Go Against The Family
Lil Bibby's FC3: The Epilogue was originally supposed to come out last year around the holidays. With the presumed release now only a couple weeks away (August 26), a song from the project has found its way onto the internet: a remorseless Mafioso cut called "Never Go Against The Family."
On Friday, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin released their highly anticipated collaborative project, Savage Mode; an economic 9-track offering that's as bleak as trap music comes. The title track is a good example of SM's mood, featuring a slowly creeping, but carefully detailed instrumental that sets the unsettling backdrop for 21's alarmingly stoic street tales. If this combination is up your alley, you should be a fan of the entire project, which is currently available to stream on SoundCloud as well as all major platforms.
A few listens in, and I feel that Savage Mode has more than lived up to the hype. It's inspiring that Metro Boomin (likely) passed on a number of more lucrative opportunities in order to work closely alongside a relatively untested artist. After months of reclusive in-studio dedication, what they have achieved is a concise, immaculately curated project that gives a look into the mind of a killer whose words bear all the weight and menace of his past sins.
21 Savage Feat. Future
A day ahead of 21 Savage's highly anticipated Savage Mode, what will likely be the album's biggest track has surfaced. "X Bitch" is the only Savage Mode track with a guest feature, and it's a big one -- coming from Future Hendrix, who knows how to handle an X Bitch as well as a Metro Boomin production better than anyone. Metro, who's taken much of this year off to work on Savage Mode, lays down an absolute beauty here.
DJ Esco Feat. Future & Young Thug
DJ Esco shared his new project, Project E.T., yesterday, and it follows the formula of past releases like No Sleep and 56 Nights where Future serves as the driving force throughout. Unlike 56 Nights, this one features plenty of guests as well, perhaps most notably, Young Thug, who Future experienced some tension with a few months back.
DJ Twin Feat. Sean Kingston & Yo Gotti
DJ Twin and his closest collaborator, Kingston's own Sean Kingston, have now dropped off two consecutive collabs of epic proportions. Twin recently organized a big-time session in his native Chicago and came out with "They Know Us," which found Kingston coolly bridging hard-noses street verses from the duo of Lil Bibby and G Herbo.
We first introduced you to buzzing Toronto artist Nav back in April when he released the song “Fell In Love,” which served as a strong follow up to his OVO Sound-aired single “The Man.” Looking to keep it going, the Toronto native decides to return to the scene today and share his latest offering called “Up.”
600Breezy Feat. Molly Murk
Which Chicago rapper is going to blow up next? The smart money's on 600Breezy, who has amassed a huge regional following, earned a Drake co-sign, and has been spotted chilling recently with the 300 Ent. brass. Today, HNHH premieres his new offering: "Circus," in which Metro Boomin and Southside's creepy strings and the maniacal delivery of the late Molly Murk will transport the listener inside a hellish, trappy big top. This track will trigger PTSD for people who used to be scared of clowns when they were kids.
You Was Right
Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert's Lil Uzi Vs. The World mixtape just dropped, and as you might expect, there's quite a number of energetic records among the bunch, a couple of which come courtesy of production MVP Metro Boomin. "You Was Right" is one of the tracks in question, and finds the two artists bringing their A-game to make something special. Of course, it starts with Metro's new favorite tag, "If Young Metro...", and lives up to the promise of the immortal phrase.
Right Now (Remix)
Uncle Murda Feat. Future, Fabolous & Jadakiss
Last year, Uncle Murda teamed up with Future for a Metro Boomin-produced banger called “Right Now,” and today he’s back with the official remix adding Brooklyn spitters Fabolous & Jadakiss to it.
Ty Dolla $ign Feat. Quavo
Ty Dolla $ign recently revealed that his extremely underrated debut album, Free TC, would be re-released with some new tracks in the near future, and today, he appears to have delivered one of those bonus cuts. "Long Time" has a lot to live up to given its collaborators, Quavo and Metro Boomin, and naturally, they both deliver on their contributions to the song, which thanks to Metro, cruises along at a steady clip, but never breaks from a smoky, ambient feel.
Ready To Boom (Notorious B.I.G. x Metro Boomin Mix)
MICK & Chi Duly
First things first, rest in peace to the Notorious B.I.G., who passed away on this date in 1997. In honor of the influential late emcee, producers MICK (fka Mick Boogie) and Chi Duly have put together a 30-minute mix that combines Biggie’s recognizable flow with various production from buzzing producer Metro Boomin.
WELL$ Feat. Alec Lomami
Well$ is getting ready to drop his upcoming project, The Way I'm Living Makes My Mom Nervous, and today, he's shared the first official single from the project, which finds him teaming with Atlanta MVP Metro Boomin and Alec Lomami. Rather than the usual pummeling production we hear from Metro on Future's material, this one is a little more reserved and meditative. The energy then rests on Well$, who delivers an inspired vocal performance, inflecting his verses with urgency and personality.
Chief Keef announced his Peacocks, Peacoats, Flavor & Paper EP at the end of 2015, promising that the project would be a collaboration with Metro Boomin. While a very exciting prospect, it never arrived on its December 25th release date, and since then we've yet to hear anything more about it.