The final New Music Friday of August 2020 features a diverse mix of releases. From the Internet Money collective’s star-studded debut to The LOX’s first studio LP in four years, this week’s lineup has something for a variety of Hip Hop tastes.
Jaden Smith’s third entry in his Cool Tapes series and Nasty C’s Def Jam Recordings intro are among the new albums. Other noteworthy artists with projects include Skip Marley and Wifisfuneral.
Westside Gunn was supposed to drop to his Who Made The Sunshine LP, but his long-awaited Shady Records debut was postponed due to the death of Griselda Records affiliate DJ Shay. No new release date has been announced as of press time.
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Internet Money – B4 The Storm
The Internet Money collective has dropped its debut album B4 The Storm. The producers have enlisted the help of Future, Gunna, Kevin Gates, Wiz Khalifa, Swae Lee, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, the late Juice Wrld and many more for vocals.
The LOX – Living Off Xperience
Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch are back with a new album titled Living Off Xperience. The LOX’s fourth studio LP includes collaborations with DMX, Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher and T-Pain, among others.
Jaden Smith – CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3
Jaden Smith, or just Jaden as he’d now like to be known, continues his Cool Tape series with CTV3. The Roc Nation artist’s Cool Tape Vol. 3 album serves as the follow-up to last year’s Erys LP.
Nasty C – Zulu Man With Some Power
South African star Nasty C looks to expand his reach with the release of his Def Jam debut Zulu Man With Some Power. His third studio album includes contributions by T.I., Ari Lennox, Lil Gotit, Lil Keed and more.
Yung Bleu – Bleu Vandross 3
Alabama’s Yung Bleu has dropped his new project Bleu Vandross 3 independently with the help of EMPIRE. His latest release has high-profile guests such as Boosie Badazz, Yo Gotti, K Camp and Flo Milli.
Skip Marley – Higher Place
Bob Marley’s grandson Skip Marley delivers his debut EP Higher Place, complete with spoken word vocals from his legendary grandfather. The seven-track set also sees him working with Rick Ross, Ari Lennox, H.E.R. and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.
Wifisfuneral – PAIN?
After flirting with retirement, Wifisfuneral resumes his rap career by dropping his PAIN? album. The Alamo Records artist’s first project of 2020 contains 14 tracks with guest appearances by Coi Leray, Smoove’L and Mariah Angeliq.