#NewMusicFriday: What You Need To Hear

Jesus is King – Kanye West

It’s out. It’s really finally out!

Rules – Doja Cat

Doja continues to drop new tracks paired with unique and fire visuals. With an album dropping November 7th the promo run continues with this one which features a smooth bounce and guitar riffs as Doja flows through different inflections and tones with her voice.

Trina – Smino

Smino links up with the hottest producer (Woah Kenny!!) out right now for easy going yet technically crafted single.

No Patience – Swizz Beatz x Pusha T

Push continues to bring his drug dealer tales full circle by taking them to TV show soundtracks. This one is a part of Godfather of Harlem which stars Forest Whitaker in the lead role.  This one features Swizz on hook duty (and ad-libs naturally) as well as production. Menacing and gritty for sure.

OCD – Logic feat. DWN2EVRTH

Logic shows he still knows how to make a good song after letting fans like me down consistently. Over an atmospheric and somber beat he discusses the pressures in his life including his celebrity status and all that comes with it. The chorus blends well with the theme and production and if he continues in this direction things are definitely looking better for him.

Cry – Cigarettes After Sex

Had to put this one here in honor of my boss/our EIC. VERY chill and somber project that you can fall asleep or relax to.

Other Drops

Ride or Die – Megan Thee Stallion x VickeeLo

Real Life – ABISHA

Godfather 4 – Dave East feat. Nas

DAYS B4 3 – Lucki

Blood Bath – Shy Glizzy & Pressa

Trigger – Khalid ft. Major Lazer

I Was Depressed Until I Made This – KembeX

#NewMusicFriday: What You Need To Hear

[THIS SPACE RESERVED FOR JESUS IS KING – KANYE WEST WHEN/IF IT DROPS]

 Kirk – DaBaby

DaBaby’s last album was in a lot of people’s rotation at the top of this year and he looks to ensure he ends the year the same way. AFter multiple features and landing a XXL Freshman spot – and a feature with Lil Nas X, this is his time to prove himself. With “INTRO” discussing everything he’s experienced up to this point we’ll see if the rest of the album carries the same weight.

HERstory in the Making – Young M.A.

Some would say Young M.A fell off but that’s not true at all. As many like to quote “Chess not checkers” After blowing up in 2016 with “OOOUU” and dropping a batch of singles this year and last and an EP she’s now here with her debut album. If her freestyle on Hot 97 is any indicator, this is definitely not one to miss.

Other Drops

Slide – H.E.R feat. YG

I’m Him – Kevin Gates

Writing on the Wall – French Montana ft. Cardi B & Post Malone

Ralph Lauren Collabs With Skate Brand Palace

The classic and iconic brand Ralph Lauren has finally decided to tap into streetwear. The all- American signature polo shirt, coupled with a pair of crisp chinos has been the signature for preppy summer attire for decades. The brand is now ready to embark on a new journey; partnering with London based skate brand Palace.

Last Thursday, images of billboards in Tokyo’s Shibuya district—towering navy blue posters with the Polo logo in the center above the Palace logo—started making the rounds on social media. Lev Tanju, Palace’s founder, and co-owner Gareth Skewis said that the collection is centered around pieces they grew up wearing, and they talk reverently of their new partner. “It’s the only brand that you can wear to a board meeting, a funeral and go to the football in—and all in the same day,“ Skewis told BoF.

According to Hypebeast, the collection is available November 9 on Palace’s web store, and will also be available via the Ralph Lauren app in North America, in addition to select RL, Palace, and Dover Street Market brick-and-mortar locations.