This week’s best new hip-hop features albums, videos and songs from Big Sean, Megan Thee Stallion and more.
Friday saw the releases of ASAP Ferg’s âGreen Juiceâ with Pharrell, Mozzy’s âWhole 100â with Kalan.FrFr, Baby Tate’s âPediâ, Jay-Z and Kid Cudi’s âGuns Go Bang,â âRap Freaks âby Yung Miami andâ Demon High âby Lil Uzi Vert, as well as the versions listed below.
Here is the best of hip-hop this week ending October 29, 2021.
Big Sean & Hit-Boy – What you expect
Sean has upgraded his planned single release to a full EP produced by Hit-Boy as he celebrates his independence after more than a decade of releasing music under the GOOD Music imprint.
Megan Thee stallion – Something for you hotties
Megan goes back to basics, abandoning a project full of freestyles and editing room cuts that serve a dual purpose: to retain fans for her next album and to give a mea culpa to her disappointed days with the direction of her debut.
Mick Jenkins – Elephant in the room
Mick clears his closet on his third full album, tackling his trauma, grief and growth in a subtle, jazzy production with his usual complex and emotional rhymes.
Raison – No more, no less: Vol. 1 [EP]
Reason went a few years without a full release between his TDE debut and his second effort, but it looks like he intends to be a lot more productive, delivering this collection of quick cuts starring some of his more touted.
Dee Watkins – “TBH”
Florida rapper Dee Watkins sets the table for his next project Problem child 3 with this ruminant single. In the video, he portrays his growing popularity with touring clips while showing off his increased standard of living.
Ivy Sole – “One More Night” Feat. Topaz Jones
Ivy Soie, from Philadelphia, has been posting projects regularly since 2016, and with her upcoming, Candid, coming in 2022, she sets the course with an upbeat and smoothly produced single featuring DC’s Topaz Jones, fresh out of his own critically acclaimed Don’t go tell your mom.
Dominatrix. – “Bussin”
Like Flo Milli last week, the Chicago sniper is releasing his latest single on A show of COLORS – an interesting inclusion for the detailed Femdot narrative style. displays throughout the nostalgic trail.
Steal Anakin – “Sean Price”
Richmond tongue twister, Virginie Fly Anakin pays homage to one of the greatest raw rap writers of the past 30 years on his last. Ani’s knack for gliding smoothly from razor-tipped boom-bap to muddy, avant-garde futur-hop is both his defining characteristic and his greatest strength.
Matt Muse – “Rapport” Feat. The mind
Don’t sleep on the Chicago newcomer, who enlists TheMIND, frequent collaborator of Kari Faux, Mick Jenkins and Saba, for his latest single.
Nana – “GOTW”
Nana from South Central is quickly becoming one of the West Coast’s most poignant storytellers, continuing her streak of documentaries about this stone-faced firecracker.
ShooterGang Kony – “Iz U Broke?”
Sacramento rapper Kony’s last single from his September album Starshooter draws on the quirky rhythms of his hometown of NorCal (and surrounding towns, of course) to show off his unique worldview.
Some of the artists covered here are artists from Warner Music. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.