Summer has officially arrived and as things have heated up with the new releases from the previous months, the heat is only getting hotter. This week there’s new music from a Grammy Award-winning rapper, a Billboard chart-topping artist, and a former 2018 XXL First-year student.
Tyler the creator is known for his wit and he leaned into his satirical bag when he recently launched billboards in Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Sweden, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sydney, Australia, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver which sported the words: “Call Me if you get lost.” The massive panels refer to what fans now know to be the title of her album and a mysterious phone number. After the cryptic clues, Tyler’s last effort, Call me if you get lost, arrived. Prior to the album’s arrival, the former member of Odd Future dropped the project’s lead single, “Lumberjack”. The new album is Tyler the creatorthe first offer since Igor, which earned him the Best Grammy Rap Album of 2019.
Doja cat also shoots with new music. The new album from the native of California, Planet she, is now available on digital streaming platforms. The LP, which was first announced on June 9, features appearances by Young Thug, JID, The Weeknd, SZA and Ariana Grande. The 14-track offering comes after a host of features Doja has delivered in recent months, notably Ariana’s “35 + 35” with Megan Thee Stallion, “Best Friend” alongside Saweetie’s “Pussy Talk” and City Girls. The first joint to come out of the album was “Need to Know”, which also came with an accompanying video.
south florida The Slump God ski goggles returns after a decent break with his new mixtape, City of sin. Ahead of the gang’s arrival, Ski released an ominous black-and-white visual, which shows the rhymer entering an establishment with a bloodied face, replicating his favorite movie, which his latest project is named after. In an exclusive interview with XXL for the summer issue of the magazine, Ski Mask spoke about the inspiration for City of sin. “City of sin is also one of my favorite movies that I always watched as a kid, “he said.” I really like the aesthetic of the movie. But what really drove me to do this was because my dad was a rapper in Florida when I was a kid. His name was Sin City 954. And that’s really what I really captured him from. The effort also contains a production by Ronny J, Kenny Beats, John Cunningham, Slice and Nuri. The Slump God ski gogglesthe latest project of, Stokeley, discontinued in 2018.