Best new hip-hop hip-hop of the week
This week’s best new hip-hop features albums, videos and songs from Doja Cat, Tyler The Creator and more.
This week saw the releases of “Bye” by Jaden, “Two Of Em” by Jazz Carter and Buddy, “Truffles” by Mick Jenkins, “Legend” by Joyner Lucas with Rick Ross, “Love Me Like You Say You Love Me “from Kyle. Big Sean’s âFreshman 10 Freestyleâ, Rexx Life Raj’s âLockheed Martinâ and EST Gee’s âCapitol 1â, as well as the versions listed below.
Here is the best of hip-hop this week ending March 19, 2021.
Cat Doja – Planet her
Of course, it is not technically a hip-hop album, nor is it strictly pop, dance or R&B. But Doja’s third effort features some of his sharpest raps, tapping into a number of contemporary styles, from cloud rap to EDM, always with an eyebrow-raising punchline or a clever twist on a familiar cadence. It is creativity personified; what could be more hip-hop than that?
Juicy J – The commotion still goes on [Deluxe]
Juicy has over time become a shepherd and mentor of the modern hedonistic trap trap scenes that are so inspired by his work with Three Six Mafia. This deluxe version of his 2020 album adds an astonishing number of new songs and collaborators, bringing in shiny new stars like Lil Baby, Pooh Shiesty and Rico Nasty.
MIKE – Disco!
In the late 90s, MIKE would have been considered a backpacker. Now he’s sort of a contrarian presence, the rare traditionalist who doesn’t pursue an agenda to âbring back real hip-hopâ, instead of locking himself into his own iconoclastic, super-rhyming rebel-style trajectory.
The Slump God ski goggles – City of sin
The South Florida fire thrower returns after a long hiatus to resume his campaign of punk-rap terror in a world in which he’s less of an exception than the prototype of an entire movement – a movement closer to the mainstream than never.
Tyler the Creator – Call me if you get lost
Tyler delivers his own take on DJ Drama’s popular Gangsta Grillz mixtape series, dividing the difference between gruff, boastful rhymes and the tender soul of Igor and Flower Boy. The effect is intoxicating.
As soon as possible TyY – “1990”
Yes, I know: there are so many ASAP Mob members, you probably forgot everything about TyY. Well, shame on you because he’s just as charismatic and intelligent as his more traditional favorite pals.
Beanz – “As Seen On TV” Feat. Benny the Butcher
Beanz, a truly underrated rapper, shines alongside one of the most popular providers of straight bars and bruises, which could see her finally getting her due on her debut album. The tables are turning decline this summer.
Bfb Da Packman – “Weekend at Salomon”
Releasing his debut album this week, hilarious rapper Flint, MI employs a number of the most prominent hip-hop names on the tracklist, from XXL Freshman Coi Leray at stand-up comic-turned-rapper Zack Fox, but he goes for the dolo here, and this track is all the more entertaining for her.
BlueBucksClan – “Rap City”
LA Party rap duo BlueBucks have taken the city by storm, between their infectious beat choices and sports-related rap credentials they quickly became a favorite of the block party / house party ensemble – whatever set they claim.
KenTheMan – “I’m Perfect”
Look at this headline. KenTheMan’s name has created a buzz on social media as the successor to the crown has gone from Cardi to Megan to Latto to Flo Milli, and this lead is the – ahem – perfect example of why.
Some of the artists covered here are artists from Warner Music. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.