Gage – “Lord Of The Fly 2” (Album)

We introduced ya’ll to GAGE when he dropped The Alchmist produced single, “Hyperspace” in anticipation to his sequel album, “Lord Of The Fly 2” . Today, you can finally stream the 10-track project on our site and all platforms.

20 New Releases You Need To Stream This Weekend

The weekend is almost here! Are you ready? Get the juices flowing with the thickest rap and r&b releases from the past few weeks. Check out our playlist below, and get to know the new artists we selected for you!

ONETIME FREESTYLE by Jay Prince

Syrup by Tkay Maidza

Nights Like This by Merty Shango

AIN’T GON STOP ME by reggie

All In by Biggie Babylon

Special by rosegold

Med Mig by Levant

Darling, pt 2. by Upendo More feat. Dave B.

IT IS WHAT IT IS by GenoDa1

IG Luv by Kwame, Kymie, and Phil Fresh

Don’t Forget by Blxst

Incredible by Bino Rideaux

Gold by Jae Stephens feat. Parisalexa

D.I.A.L. by Topaz Jones

My Music Storm by Niglevel

No Regrets by Smoke DZA

Designer by Kt Foreign feat. Cash Kidd

Trap House by Yak Yola ft AzChike

Light Hi My Skin by Caleborate

Easiest Things by Jean Deaux

West Haven Blast – “I Thought You Knew” & “King Kong”

Off 2020’s The City Is Mine album, veteran Los Angeles rapper West Haven Blast drops two new visuals for project cuts “I Thought You Knew” and “King Kong.” On the two visuals, surrounded by legitimate co-signs, West represents the region with his signature hardcore street raps. On the rise, West Haven Blast is finally getting his shot in the mainstream landscape.

The City Is Mine features legendary stars Ras Kass, Kurupt, DMC of Run-DMC, Killah Priest, Planet Asia, Kxng Crooked, and Redrum 781. Available now on all DSPs via own imprint. For more West Haven Blast, follow him on Instagram.

Watch “I Thought You Knew” above, take a look at “King Kong” below.

Chubs – “Cammo” Ft. Chris Rivers (Video)

Strong Island emcee Chubs enlists Chris Rivers to celebrate 4/20 in full “Cammo” in this new video premiere. Produced by the prolific Eitan Noyze (aka Lord Jewish) with cement-thick bass and eerie piano sample, the two emcees spit rapid-fire hallucinogenic bars powered by undoubtedly potent nugs.

“well, on the day I started writing to the beat I was in a giant marijuana field in California wearing camouflage pants so it was only right to name it that. We filmed the video in the Bronx near the Bronx River, a spot that Lord Jewish knows well. It’s always a dope time hanging with Chris, he’s a top lyricist and a hilarious person that keeps me rolling.” – Chubs

Ilajide – “Code #200” (Album Review)

Ilajide is a 30 year old MC/producer from Detroit, Michigan who blew up as part of the Clear Soul Forces. He also has a total of 2 beat tapes, 3 albums & 6 EPs under his belt as a solo artist. But after much anticipation, Ilajide is dropping his 4th full-length outing just a little over a year since the group’s swan song Forceswithyou.

“Black Jesus” is an electronic-tinged opener as Ilajide goes in about that cheese & then the title track talks about robbing motherfuckers over a skittering instrumental. “Leave Wit It, Pt. 2” goes into a more J Dilla-influenced sound as he & Noveliss get together to rap about taking dude’s money & Benzos, but then “Hunnids” with Mic Phelps & L.A.Z. goes in about their wealth over a moody trap beat.

The instrumental on “Wait II” has a alien-like quality to it as Ilajide talks about how he has that bounce whereas “Know Money” recruits Belve for a insightful lesson on the paper & the drums on here just hit you in the chest. Meanwhile, the song “Wunsagin” goes into a more boom bappy direction with some swaggering lyricism & then the Clear Soul Forces make a surprising return on the Def Dee-produced “Arrival”.

The track “Boatload” starts off with a cool mid-tempo vibe, but then it amplifies during the last 2 minutes & the chopper flow doesn’t feel forced at all. “Real Quick, Pt. 2” is of course a sequel to “Do It Real Quick off #414971 that’s lot more jazz-flavored than the predecessor & then “Wait.” gets on his thug thizzle shit over a springy instrumental. And as far the closer goes, “Okay” is a charming way to go out as Ilajide jumps on a cloudy instrumental to spit about running it up.

Of all the solo albums I’ve heard from the cat up to this point, Code #200 has to be the best one yet. He’s definitely cemented himself amongst the greatest producers Detroit has ever seen & this is no exception, but let’s not forget how much his songwriting keeps leveling up.

Score: 8/10

NugLife – “The Beat Dispensary 2” (Album)

One of SoCal’s fastest growing producers in the underground Hip Hop scene, NugLife has clearly separated himself from the pack, dropping his most complete project titled “The Beat Dispensary 2“.  Featuring a solid collection of rising emcees, he continues to showcase his legendary style, eclectic NugLife signature beats and sounds, accompanied with vocals by many of NugLife’s past collaborators, as well as some new faces such as, Dizzy Wright, Papa J. Ruiz, Chuuwee & Grandmilly.  With his modern jazzy & gritty beat selection, accompanied by top tier wordsmiths, this project if definitely worth adding to your SPOTIFY playlist!  Make sure to follow him on Instagram @nuglifeproductions.