New Music Friday is always an exciting time for Hip Hop fans, but it’s extra special when it features the return of a legend. That’s exactly the case when it comes to this week’s releases, which are highlighted by a new album from Nas.
Other notable projects include Mulatto’s major label debut, a Vic Mensa EP and Lecrae’s latest LP. This week was also supposed to contain Armani Caesar’s Griselda Records debut, but her project got postponed following the death of DJ Shay.
Check out all of the noteworthy streams below.
Nas – King’s Disease
Nas has reemerged with King’s Disease, a 13-track LP executive produced by Hit-Boy. The veteran MC’s 13th album features a reunion of The Firm supergroup as AZ, Foxy Brown and Cormega join him on the appropriately titled track “Full Circle.”
Mulatto – Queen Of Da Souf
Mulatto looks to prove her breakthrough single “Bitch From Da Souf” was no fluke on her RCA Records debut Queen Of Da Souf. The Atlanta-bred rapper’s first studio LP includes collaborations with Gucci Mane, City Girls, 21 Savage, Saweetie and Trina.
Vic Mensa – V TAPE
After venturing into the world of punk rock on 2019’s 93Punx album, Vic Mensa gets back to his Hip Hop roots on the V TAPE EP. Snoh Aalegra, BJ The Chicago Kid, SAINt JHN and more contribute to the Roc Nation artist’s seven-track set.
Lecrae – Restoration
Lecrae has recruited guests such as Kirk Franklin, YK Osiris and John Legend for his ninth album Restoration. The 14-track project is the follow-up to 2018’s Let The Trap Say Amen with Zaytoven and his first solo LP since 2017’s All Things Work Together.