It’s the first Friday on the first of the month so it’s a given that HipHopDX show-out with an exceptional New Music Friday.
Bridging the gap between two expensive generations of Hip Hop, Young Money rap patriarch Lil Wayne has joined forces with Rich The Kid for their DJ Khaled co-signed collab album.
There’s also Meek Mill’s comeback-kid release featuring Lil Baby and Lil Uzi Vert, Cookin’ Soul’s compilation record that’s home to a posthumous Mac Miller feature, along with projects from Headie One, Booka600 and more.
Tap into the full list of New Music Friday releases from the week ending Friday (October 1), below.
Lil Wayne & Rich The Kid – Trust Fund Babies
Just as swiftly as they announced their joint Trust Fund Babies album last week, Lil Wayne and Rich The Kid have pulled the curtain back to reveal the project in its entirety.
While few details about the release have emerged thus far, fans should be in for a treat considering the chemistry Rich The Kid and Lil Wayne have built over the years — not to mention Weezy labeled Rich a G.O.A.T. of rap earlier this year.
Meek Mill – Expensive Pain
In the three years since the release of his 2018 Championships album, a lot has changed for Meek Mill.
Seemingly becoming a mainstay in the 2021 news cycle, Meek has been pinned to countless headlines all year for his undying feud with 6ix9ine and his alleged beef with Maybach Music label boss Rick Ross.
But now the “Sharing Locations” rapper takes back control of the narrative with his James Harden-approved Expensive Pain album.
Cookin’ Soul – Good Job
Grammy Award-winning producer Cookin’ Soul is giving himself a pat on the back with his Good Job project.
Assembling the top-notch lyrical talent of artists such as HipHopDX 2020 Album of The Year winner Freddie Gibbs, Curren$y, Lil B and more, Cookin’ Soul makes his victory lap within a short and sweet 10-tracks.
There’s also a posthumous Mac Miller feature, giving way to even more hype to the upcoming streaming debut of his acclaimed Faces mixtape.
Headie One – Too Loyal For My Own Good
Believe it or not, U.K. rapper Headie One may have had a hand in charging up the electric beef between Drake and Kanye West with his 2020 “Only You (Freestyle).”
Seeking to highlight the strength of his character, Headie One embraces his fatal flaws on his featureless, 13-track Too Loyal For My Own Good.
Booka600 – Loyal
Booka600 is taking the family business seriously and remaining true to the grind.
After his breakout appearance on the OTF Loyal Bros album, highlighted by his contribution to the Lil Durk and King Von-featuring “Jump” record earlier this year, Booka600 is sticking to his guns with his Loyal project.
Intact with 15-tracks, Loyal is home to features from Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Lil Tjay and Gunna.
Wiki – Half God
And with his thorough-bred bond with Hip Hop wunderkind, Navy Blue blossoming into a creative and lyrically precise full-blown, Wiki is realizing the weight of his potential with his Half God effort.
Produced entirely by Navy Blue, the 16-song project features guest verses from Earl Sweatshirt, MIKE and more.
Our Honorable Mentions for the week are equipped with some heat as well, including Youngboy Never Broke Again’s concise deluxe edition and new efforts from Ryan Trey featuring Bryson Tiller and Jeris Johnson, assisted by Trippie Redd.
Also, peep this week’s New Music Friday Singles list featuring new releases from Wale and J. Cole, Bino Rideaux, Kali Uchis and SZA, among others.
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