As Summer is setting in, we’re getting a lot of tracks coming up on albums that haven’t actually released yet. This week, we even get some album snippets added to our Top Singles list. While the anticipation builds for all of the upcoming Rap releases, we’re getting to hear a glimpse of what’s to come from those projects. That also includes mixtapes. So check out the picks this week and decide which of the albums and mixtapes coming will be your new favorites. Hurry up, though, because the Fall will be here before you know it, and you’ll have a whole lot of other music to invest in.
Kendrick Lamar Swims, Rick Ross Drops Snippets For God Forgives, I Don’t
It must be nice to have a career that’s so established you can reveal a bit of every song on the album and know that the fans will still support it. That’s what Rick Ross is doing with God Forgives, I Don’t. The MMG kingpin will drop his album on July 31st, but just this week he came through with the snippets for the album. Of course the snippets made their way to this. They came in at #2. Meanwhile, Rawse loses out to Kendrick Lamar’s leak off October 2nd’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City titled “Swimming Pools (Drank).” In at #3? Another Nas cut, “Trust.” With Life Is Good in stores now, there was still some room for the iTunes bonus track to keep the Nas frenzy going.
Lloyd Banks’ V6 Is Coming, A 5th Look Into The Ill Mind Of Hopsin
At long last Lloyd Banks is planning to drop his V6: The Gift mixtape on Tuesday, July 24th. While Banks was teasing with this tape for a while now, the best proof is dropping another new track. Banks dropped off “Bring It Back” this week with Fabolous and it hit the #4 spot. In at #5 was the 5th installment of Hopsin’s “Ill Mind Of Hopsin.” Anything with Hopsin is always a win for his fans. While we wait for Wiz Khalifa’s O.N.I.F.C. on August 28th, we get a freestyle for “Best Rest” at #6. Then at #7 is Pusha T and Kanye West’s “New God Flow” again, keeping the anticipation going for the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer slated for an August release.