‘Tis the season, and it’s also that time of the week again, and HipHopDX has returned steadfast with another packed roundup of New Music Friday coverage complete with deluxe albums, a pair of artist duo projects and several solo offerings.
Indulge in E-40 and Too $hort’s epic pre-Verzuz battle royale collaborative album, then dive into South Florida dropouts Pouya and Fat Nick’s new joint effort, followed by additional highlighted solo projects from Pressa, Jackboy,Robb Bank$ and more.
Also, make sure to set aside some time to experience Eminem’s blockbuster Music To Be Murdered By: Side-B album. The behemoth deluxe edition boasts 36-total tracks and production from West Coast monolith Dr. Dre, along with appearances from DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign, MAJ and more.
Check out the biggest drops the week of Friday (December 18.)
Too $hort & E-40 — Ain’t Gone Do It / Terms and Conditions
The Battle of the Bay Verzuz extravaganza is set for Saturday (December 19), and there is absolutely no time like the present for The Town legends E-40 and Too $hort to bless the streets with a new classic West Coast collab album. The one of a kind LP combines 10-tracks from both OG’s, marking healthy double-digit discography milestones for each rapper. Terms and Conditions arrives as 40’s 27th solo outing and Ain’t Gone Do It serves as $hort’s 22nd album. Expect features from Freddie Gibbs, Larry June and Drakeo the Ruler on 40’s half and additional guest verses from G-Eazy, Guapdad 4000 and Mistah F.A.B. on $hort’s side of the project.
Jackboy — Love Me While I’m Here
Fresh off the 50 million streams [and counting] his self-titled album Jackboy has accumulated since April, the Sniper Gang representer is ready to go three-for-three on the year following his recent effort Living In History. Love Me While I’m Here includes star-studded assistance from Kodak Black, Sada Baby, Rylo Rodriguez, Denzel Curry, Juelz Santana and many more.
Conway The Machine — F.K.T.G. [From King To A God] (DELUXE)
Griselda put out numerous albums during their run this year and now Conway the Machine adds to the crew’s 2020 moment with the cap-off to his dual solo album saga. The Machine updates the deluxe edition of F.K.T.G. [From King To A God] with five new tracks laced with production from Daringer, 9th Wonder, Roc Marciano, Hitmaka and Cardiak.
Pouya & Fat Nick — Drop out of School 2
South Florida rapper friends Pouya and Fat Nick have connected to reprise their 2017 collaborative mixtape. Drop out of School 2 is a quick-hit effort, equipped with five-tracks.
Robb Bank$ — The Leak Vol. 2
Last month, Robb Bank$ dropped off the inaugural version of his untamed project and seeks to finish off what he started with The Leak Vol. 2. According to a recent Instagram post, his, “last project of the year,” includes 16-tracks and two lone features from Lil Gnar and Tokyo Vanity. The Leak Vol. 2 follows Bank$ efforts on No Rooftops 2 and Calendars.
Pressa — Gardner Express EP
Canadian rap upstart Pressa is carving out his own identity with his latest Gardner Express EP — which is named after and inspired by Toronto landmark The Gardiner Expressway. The “Blackberry Zap,” rapper flexes his transcontinental reach on the Gardner Express EP with features from Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow, Flipp Dinero and more.
EST Gee — I Still Don’t Feel Nun
Buzzing off the hype from his assistance on fellow Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow’s debut album via their track “Route 66,” EST Gee introduces another numbing project I Still Don’t Feel Nun. Building on his Ion Feel Nun album from earlier this year, the “Taught Different,” rapper puts the exclamation on his desensitized body of work with 16-tracks harboring verses from the likes of Kevin Gates, Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg, Yo Gotti and more.
Smoove’L — Ice Cups and Shootouts
Brooklyn rapper Smoove’L is prepared to bring fans into his mind and his version of New York with his debut album Ice Cups and Shootouts. In a release obtained by DX, the “Peroidt,” rapper explained the album name, saying, “‘ice Cups’ is something that brings people together,” while “‘shootouts’ – just a reminder of being from the hood and having to watch your back.” Lookout for features from Toosii and Fleazi Bambino on Ice Cups and Shootouts.
Additionally, dive into a trifecta of releases for this week’s Honorable Mentions with new material from Berner,Tadoe and A$AP Ant.