This week brings music people have been waiting for: a second posthumous outing from a beloved Brooklyn rapper, a new project from a Louisiana rap veteran, and a collaborative effort from two California natives, including the a is a 2021 XXL First-year student.
The saying goes, “You can’t say Pop and forget about the smoke,” and this week a second offering from the undeniable talent with the signature hoarse voice is delivered by his team. Pop Smokethe second album by, which is also the second to come since its tragic murder in February 2020, Faith, arrived. The fully loaded LP has star features like Kanye West, Pusha T, Rick Ross, The-Dream, 42 Dugg, 21 Savage, Takeoff, Future, Chris Brown, Dua Lipa, Pharrall, Quavo, Kid Cudi, Kodak Black and more . Not to mention fellow Brooklyn Bizzy Banks and Rah Swish, as well as Lil Tjay from the Bronx. Even if Pop Smoke has been in the physical for almost a year and a half, his memory lives on through his music. Pop’s first album, his first posthumous release, Shoot for the stars Aim for the moon, was one of the most successful rap albums to arrive last year.
Boosie BadAzz may be causing havoc on Instagram and making your stomach laugh, but he’s still talking about his music. Baton Rouge rapper La. Drops his last effort, Goat talk 3. On Wednesday (July 14), Boosie shared the project’s tracklist, which features appearances from Pooh Shiesty, a recent 2021 inductee XXL First year class, and DaBaby, another XXL Former freshman and Grammy nominated rap star. Louisiana rapper, known for his southern twang and shameless bars, is out GT2 last year and the first installment of his Talk about goat series in 2019.
native of Los Angeles, Blxst, the second member of this year’s Freshman class to put on music this week, and Bino Curtains, publish their 2019 follow-up Sixtape project with the following, Sixtape 2. Prior to the arrival of the 12-track offering, the infallible duo broadcast a quintessential West Coast vibe called “Movie.” Today, to accompany the release of the project, they have submitted a visual for “One of Them Ones”, also on the effort. For Blxst, this is his first series of tracks to arrive since he released his first LP, No love lost, Last year. As for Bino, he released his project, Outside, in 2020 too.