On their third studio album Renaissance, The Underachievers still have great fundamentals and chemistry, but much of the time it sounds like they're on autopilot.
Florida rapper Denzel Curry drops a double EP set, but gets no closer to a distinctive sound than he was on Nostalgic 64.
Atlanta rapper and singer Young Thug releases a one-dimensional album that couldn't have possibly lived up to the drama-fueled hype that led up to it.
Heems (ex-Das Racist) comes through with his first commercial project since going solo.
A$AP Mob's resident Trap Lord A$AP Ferg comes through with a new single featuring West Coast up-and-comer YG. I think it's safe to assume we're gonna have an album cycle soon, but I can't say this track here has gotten me excited for it.
For one, YG doesn't do the track any favors. Without a catchy hook and a DJ Mustard beat, he's rendered completely uninteresting. He's like a hype man whose part went on too long. I don't mind Ferg's verses at all, which are loaded with personality and his typically wild inflections--especially on the last verse. However, the hook here is a real dud. The fact the beat redundantly hangs around the same melody during the chorus doesn't exactly make the transition from the verse exciting either.
All in all, it's a pretty underwhelming introduction to Ferg's next project. Hopefully, his future material is more explosive. Check a review for Ferg's last album right here.
West Coast rapper Vince Staples draws up some of his best singles yet on the Hell Can Wait EP.
Swedish #sadboy and rapper Yung Lean drops his first commercial project here with Unknown Memory.
On his biggest commercial release to date, enigmatic rapper Riff Raff brings a heightened version of the goofy, hilarious trap rap that he's known for, but he doesn't do it consistently