Another Friday and more new music. What will you be listening to first? We’ve previewed today’s releases below and put together a mega playlist that you can B2B all weekend.
NAV & Metro Boomin - Perfect Timing
The highly anticipated Metro Boomin and Nav collaborative project Perfect Timing has arrived today. Prior to the drop of Perfect Timing, Nav and Metro released the singles “Call Me” and “Perfect Timing Intro.” Both Metro and Nav have been having a fantastic year. Fresh off penning a deal with Republic Records, Metro released the track “No Complaints” featuring Drake and Offset back in June. Nav dropped his self-titled mixtape in February of 2017. Metro also has a host of production credits on 21 Savage’s newly released debut studio album Issa and will be heading on the US leg of Bryson Tiller’s Set It Off Tour, which will kick off in August.
Perfect Timing is 15 tracks long, with Nav and Metro enlisting the support of 21 Savage, Playboi Carti, Gucci Mane, Offset, Belly, and Lil Uzi Vert—who features on two tracks on the project.
Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life
Lust For Life is Del Rey’s fifth record to date and the follow-up to 2015’s Honeymoon. The 16-track project boasts an impressive list of special guests, such as The Weeknd (the title track), Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac (“Beautiful People Beautiful Problems”), ASAP Rocky and Playboi (“Summer Bummer”, “Groupie Love”), and Sean Lennon (“Tomorrow Never Came”).
Lana is so beautiful, we love here and are really looking forward to deeping this one this weekend.
Tyler, The Creator - Scum Fuck Flower Boy
The album is the Odd Future member’s fifth record and fourth studio album, following on from 2015’s ‘Cherry Bomb’. 14 tracks in total, the record features recent singles ‘Who Dat Boy?’ and ‘911/Mr Lonely’. We’ve been listening to the leak in last week or so have some early thoughts to share.
As long term fans of Tyler, we’ve found Scum Fuck Flower Boy to be everything we’ve ever wanted from a Tyler record and then some. The album cuts the fat, maintains its focus, and provides one of the most intricate and personal records of his career, all the while still providing the introspective writing that made him such a big hit. The fourteen tracks are littered with small details both in production and song-writing that enable it to work as a well-presented package, rather than the disjointed mess many of previous albums came to be.
The Kali Uchis feature ‘See You Again’ is special and of course, the aforementioned ‘911/Mr Lonely’ cannot be ignored.
Damian Marley - Stony Hill
Blessed Earthstrong Junior Gong! Today, July 21st, marks not only Damian Marley’s 39th birthday, but also the release of his long awaited fourth solo album titled Stony Hill. Fresh of his feature (“Bam”) on Jay Z’s 4.44, Damian has released a potentially iconic record available in Limited Edition Boxset with an amazing packaging containing the album as 2 disc, 180-gram vinyl with 48-page booklet, 48-page lyric handbook, photo booklet and Foil Stamped packaging with embossed and foiled Autographed Numbered Poster.
Dizzee Rascal - Raskit
Few UK artists embody grime’s complex relationship with the mainstream as fully as Dizzee Rascal, so when the announcement of his 6th studio album was made, there was a hint of scepticism on our part. That said, Dizzee is a legend and deserves some respect to be put on his name, so we will reserve judgement until giving this one a couple of spins. We hope for more ‘Boy In Da Corner’ than ‘Tongue n’ Cheek’.
Meek Mill - Wins & Losses
Two years ago, Meek Mill was at the peak of his powers and set for his career in the mainstream. However, one public feud with a certain individual, a failed relationship and various other rifts caused his career to take yield. However, the Philly rapper is looking learning from the experiences and putting that into audio format for the release of his official third studio album, Wins & Losses.
On the new 17-track effort, Meek taps the likes of Rick Ross, Future, Quavo, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla Sign, Yo Gotti and The-Dream for guest appearances.