Listen to any of the songs from Coi Lerayand it is clear that the artist representing North Jersey and Boston is motivated by two things: lots of melody and making hits. His record of success with both is obvious. “No More Parties” is a platinum record with a No. 26 Billboard Hot 100 spot and its follow-up track “Big Purr (Prrdd)” with Pooh Shiesty climbed to No. 69 on the same chart.
the 2021 XXL First-year student has mastered the art of creating tracks that resonate, whether it’s rapping on “only doing shit that’ll get me lifted” or locking in a slogan that has worn in its drops for the radio and beyond. So it’s no surprise to hear some of Coi’s favorite hip-hop albums come from artists who achieved their own chart success with songs that made an impact on the culture. The 24-year-old rapper chooses five good choices for the albums that marked her life.
First, Coi selects A Boogie Wit Da hoodiethe 2016 mixtape Artist. Yes, this one is a tape, but the music as a whole sounds like the Bronx native is aiming for album-worthy content. Songs like “Jungle” and “Still Think About You” present the melodic essence that permeated much of Coi’s own music.
The next step is Duckthe classic strip of 2009 So far. Drizzy has designed a perfect project here, and it is fitting that Coi shows a little love to this effort.
“All together, imagine them all actually on one project,” she says. “Can we have them all in one project so we can go crazy for the summer?” Coi asks as he gazes up at the sky with prayerful hands. She is speaking on behalf of many rap fans.
Watch Coi Leray search for someone to answer her prayer as she shares her top five favorite hip-hop albums below.