LAST KING OF BOPLAND
Among the plethora of dope releases that happened this week, Fiji Fantana dropped his third mix titled LAST KING OF BOPLAND. The hip-hop mix begins with Travis Scott’s sdp Interlude and throughout the 21-minute listening experience, Fiji features the likes of Sean Leon, TheMind, Rory Fresco, and K-os, and also throws it back a couple of years with some earlier Mac Miller and SBTRKT.
The Super Trapper b/k/a Future has released the long awaited Hndrxx album after a four year wait. What’s more incredible is that he dropped Future about a week ago (free my nigga Shmurda) and is now currently sitting on both the #1 & #2 albums. This definitely is crossover trap with features from The Weeknd and Rihanna making the outmost sense to compliment Future’s crooning. Could we be seeing another 2015-2016 run?
H to the O V
Ya boy (S. Carter laugh) Jay Z became the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame this week. Jay will now be in exceptional company along side the likes of Eric Clapton, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and more in the annals of music history. Beating out the likes of Eminem (this is payback for killing him on Renegade) is no easy feat but incase you ain’t notice, Hov ain’t lost yet.
Come I Put You On This Punk Shit
The Johannesburg trap scene is intensifying, and as this intensity heightens, so does the quality of the music being produced. Last week, PatricKxxLee and the duo known as Champagne69 dropped Punk Shit. In the short period of time that the song has been out, it’s been gaining a lot of attention. Whether it’s the production quality, the catchy hook or the dynamism between the verses (or all three, most probably), you’ll definitely apprecite the track – whether you’re a trap listener or not.
The Percs of Being #1
Calvin Harris has just released a new banger featuring none other than Frank Ocean and Migos entitled Slide off his forthcoming album. In this surprise drop Calvin’s features juxtapose each other, with Frank always being lowkey and Migos always flooding the streets with hits. Unfortunately Takeoff is not on this joint and I have a sneaking suspicion that this too might be a #1 song in time.
Boomin On His Own
Metro Boomin, in an interview with GQ, announced the start-up of his new record label. After mentioning Kanye West, Dr Dre and Pharrell as his influences, he went on to state that he, too, would like to become as influential as they are. Metro Boomin is the kind of talent who could open doors for an array of dope new artists. It’ll be exciting (to say the very least) to see what kind of new music will emerge from this venture in future.