Today is Friday, which means there are a ton of new releases to look forward to from some of your favorite Hip-Hop artists. To help you unwind and enjoy the weekend, check out VIBE’s picks of songs and albums you should hear and add to your soundtrack of weekend festivities.
Swizz Beatz – Hip Hop 50 Vol. 2
For the second volume of Mass Appeal’s Hip Hop 50 EP series, Swizz Beatz helms a respectable project that balances noteworthy highs and underwhelming lows. The project begins with a pair of reunions, the first being the Nas-guested “Runaway,” which avoids clunker status, but pales in comparison to previous collaborations like “Echo” from Swizz’s Poison album.
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The latter, “This Sh*t Right Here,” features Lil Wayne and attempts to recapture the magic of “Kant Nobody” with another voice sample, this time lifted from JAY-Z. However, the returns are diminished this time around, as both Weezy’s rhyme spill and Swizz’s production struggle to find their footing. The veteran boardsman steers things back on track on the backend of the six-track release. Jadakiss, Benny The Butcher, and viral newcomer Scar Lip lyrically huddle up on the bruising “Take Em Out,” an offering in the mold of vintage boom-bap.
Fivio Foreign makes a coy reference to his business dealings with label benefactor Ma$e on the Bandmanrill-assisted “City Sound Like,” as he raps “They like, ‘How he got so rich?/ $5,000 from Betha” over a bouncy soundscape. Hip Hop 50 Vol. 2 may be centric to the five boroughs, but Chicago spitter Lil Durk makes an impressive showing on “Say Less,” delivering a fiery verse that ranks among his strongest performances in recent memory. Closing out the proceedings is rap’s mercurial wonder-man Jay Electronica, who puts forth “Khalas,” but the flow doesn’t stop, as he drops a stream of consciousness flow atop a soulful composition crafted by Swizz.
Blemishes aside, Hip Hop 50 Vol. 2 is a strong continuation of the series and has us in anticipation of which beatsmith we can look forward to helming the boards next. – Preezy Brown
NBA YoungBoy – Don’t Try This At Home
NBA YoungBoy isn’t letting house arrest keep him from delivering for his fans. Don’t Try This At Home is literally the gift that keeps on giving, sitting at 33 songs with features from Nicki Minaj, Mariah The Scientist, Post Malone, and The Kid Laroi. Per usual, the Baton Rouge, La. croons, pours out his pain, experiments with different flows, and displays why he is one of the most popular acts today without all of the bells and whistles. Standout records include “Cold Killers,” “Loaded Now,” and “1.5.” With 33 songs to explore, you’re bound to find a few that stick with you. – Armon Sadler
Latto – “Put It On Da Floor”
Latto is taking aim at all of her haters on “Put It On Da Floor.” She continues her run of strong samples, flipping D4L’s “Laffy Taffy” into a warning shot at the rap game. “Rip me out the plastic, I been actin’ brand new/ Bi*hes actin’ like they runnin’ sh*t, they really ran through/ I’ll spend that five hundred ‘fore I ever trap you/ They thought I was gon’ fall off, I hate to bring you bad news.” Latto is at a career high right now. Sadly, that’s come with a lot of hatred. Through it all, she stands firm and continues flexing no matter who gets bothered by it. She nods to Shawty Lo in the hook, saying “I done done it all.” It is unclear whether Latto is gearing up for another album, but this latest string of tracks and verses have been top tier. – AS
Lloyd Banks – The Course of the Inevitable 3: Pieces of My Pain
As tenured wordsmiths take advantage of the publications heightened embrace of traditional lyricism, Lloyd Banks creeps out of the mist with The Course of the Inevitable 3: Pieces of my Pain, the Queens native’s latest installment. Known for his proficiency in the art of punchlines and metaphors, Blue Hefner doesn’t disappoint, opening the album, “Ni**as tried to snake me, it’s serpent skin on my sneak design” on the titular track. Opulence and slick talk gets dispersed on “Onyx AMG,” while he and Method Man duel on “101 Razors.” “Time to Takeoff on these bit**es, RIP my favorite Migo,” he says on “Movie Scenes”—a tribute to the Rocket Man—before pairing up with Vado on “LSD” and “Automatic Pilot.” These two collaborations could plant the seeds for an eventual collaborative effort due to the chemistry displayed. Not only a rapper’s rapper, Banks shows an increased level of depth on The COTI 3, with joints like “Invisible,” “Daddy’s Girl,” and “Showers” conveying varying emotions within and resulting in arguably the most balanced inclusion in its trilogy. – PB
Moneybagg Yo – “Motion God”
Moneybagg Yo can’t be stopped on “Motion God.” In his southern drawl, he confidently raps, “See my eyes, red, I’m off these meds/ Off the love, they do that for me, I ain’t gotta put nothin’ on his head/ Got these bi**hes out they body and these ni**as in they chests/ I post these racks up, just to motivate my ni**as, ain’t tryna flex.” The hook falls in line, detailing his fancy whips, jewelry, and proficiency with the ladies. It’s easy to say you have motion, but Bagg’s life ought to be one big wheel. – AS
Queen Key – Surviving Queen Key
Queen Key touches down with Surviving Queen Key, the Chicago rapper’s latest EP, off the heels of successful one-off singles dating back to last year. “I’m giving verses, this sh*t like the bible in this bi**h, ni**a,” the proud mother says on “Never Cry,” a cut sampling Jay-Z’s “Song Cry” and capturing Key’s perseverance in the face of vulnerability. Triumphant horns greet listeners on the boisterous “Hell Woods,” which finds the insatiable spitter basking in her sexual dominance. “F**k The Police” is devoid of verbal hostility to the law, but is titled in a declaratory fashion, with the rapper using the air time to hoist her pint-size figure atop her throne. Paying homage to 50 Cent’s 2003 hit “P.I.M.P.” with her own breezy take on the premise, Queen Key turns in enjoyable offering with this new collection, which doubles as a return to independence for the Chi-Town heiress. – PB
DDG – “I’m Geekin”
DDG is cool, calm, and collected despite his new track being titled “I’m Geekin” and the duality is real. “I’m on a whole ‘nother level, I’m geekin’/ You think you f**kin’ with me? Boy, you tweakin ‘/ Ready for wear, I just need me a reason/ I’m gettin’ buckets in regular season.” He conveys the same message in his verse, saying “Look at the diamonds, they hittin’, they dancin’/ I’m from the trenches, I learned how to hustle/ I get the cabbage, the lettuce, the brussell/ I make a million, then triple, then double.” If this is geekin’, perhaps everyone out to follow suit to how DDG is living. – AS
Peezy – Ghetto EP
Detroit rapper Peezy drops off his latest project Ghetto, an eight-track EP on which the street orator professes his love for the hustle and the fast life. “How many cars can I buy, how many watches do I need,” he ponders on “Brooklyn Chop House,” a reverberating salvo that finds Peezy fixated on the bankrolls. “Rap come second, bi**tch, tI’m getting loot/ Gonna sell 100 P’s first, then hit the booth,” he laments atop a synth-heavy backdrop. Fellow Motor City rep Kash Doll makes an appearance on “FW That,” while he flies solo on the mellow “Heart In It,” lamenting his transition from civilian to boss status. Bookended by the closeout cut “Don’t Know Sh*t,” Ghetto continues to add to the sturdy foundation Peezy has built with his previous offerings and packs enough replay value to tide fans over until his next full-length release. – PB
TiaCorine Feat. Latto – “FreakyT Remix”
TiaCorine’s “FreakyT” has taken the world by storm, and Latto jumping on the remix ought to add even more gas to its shelf life. The “Big Energy” rapper gets right to the point, beginning with “Freaky girls, I like freaky tings, what’s up FreakyT?/ You know me, I don’t need no ni**as, I’m what ni**as need/ Bi**hes weak in the knees, in them tweets, on them beats/ Diamonds twitchin’ like they cap, hold my wrist up, make ‘em freeze.” An easy favorite line is saying men turn into DJ Khaled when they discuss her loins. This is a linkup of epic proportions, which is huge for TiaCorine’s breakout. It’s also a great sign for the music landscape of women rappers. Collaboration and friendship is a beautiful thing. – AS
Teflon Feat. M.O.P. And DJ Premier – “The Thoro Side”
New York rapper Teflon teams up with Brooklyn rhyme pugilists M.O.P. and DJ Premier for “The Thoro Side,” an intense offering that finds the three rhymers taking it to the concrete, with no frills included. “When I breeze through the hood, know I’m good, I’m lax,” Billy Danze barks, as he gives the ins-and-outs of how to maneuver throughout his project-ridden stomping grounds. Partner in rhyme Lil Fame picks up the baton from there, with Teflon anchoring the track with an aggressive contribution of his own. As we await a proper full-length offering from Teflon, “The Thoro Side” gives us a sampling of what’s potentially yet to come from this seasoned veteran. – PB
Heembeezy – Really Heem Vol. 1
After dropping off singles guested by the likes of Blueface (“Face No Book Remix”) and Cash Kidd (“Out The Gutter”), newcomer Heembeezy unleashes his debut project Really Heem Vol. 1, which finds the LA-born, IE-based rapper reveling in his playerish ways over the course of 17 tracks. Featuring additional appearances from Mike Crook, Fivestardjay, AzChike, Bravo The Bagchaser, and 1TakeJay, the tracklist includes the standouts “Can’t Lie,” “Amnesia,” and “Saks With A Strap,” all of which brings listener’s into the cocksure upstart’s world of money, women, and the trappings of success. – PB
Who produced NBA YoungBoy's new album? ›
It includes production from YoungBoy's two in-house engineers, Jason "Cheese" Goldberg and Khris James, alongside Dom Beats, the Universal executive Kenoe, Wayv, Yetty, Fresh Ayr and Yo Benji. The project marks YoungBoy's second with Motown and his second in 2023, following January's I Rest My Case.How did NBA YoungBoy get into the music industry? ›
2015–2017: Career beginnings and AI YoungBoy
Gaulden first began producing music with a microphone he bought from Walmart when he was fourteen years old. He released his first mixtape, Life Before Fame in 2015. A string of other mixtapes followed including Mind of a Menace, Mind of a Menace 2, and Before I Go.
Drillmatic's lengthy 30 tracks cut into his budget, making him unable to afford YoungBoy's $150,000 tab. “I would have been able to handle the bill, but originally the album was gonna be 20 songs deep. Another 10 songs was added, six of those was samples so some of the budget got ate up,” he explained.Did NBA YoungBoy drop a song? ›
NBA YoungBoy Drops Fiery New Track and Video "Hi Haters"
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Alex Junnier - Manager - NBA Youngboy | LinkedIn.How much was NBA YoungBoy's last deal? ›
Earlier this month, YoungBoy Never Broke Again did reveal that he signed a $60 million deal on Instagram in a post promoting his fourth studio album, The Last Slimeto, but never specified who gave him the offer.How does YoungBoy get his money? ›
How NBA Youngboy Makes Money – Professional Rapper. NBA Youngboy is a famous American rapper, so most of his income comes from making music and then selling tracks, mix tapes, and albums. Besides making music, the rapper has several income streams that have helped contribute to his $11.5 million net worth.What artist is beefing with NBA YoungBoy? ›
NBA YoungBoy told the truth when he said he wanted to stop the violence. In back-to-back months, the Louisiana rapper squashed beef with two of his peers in the music industry. The latest artist Lil Top settled his disagreement with was Kodak Black.What song did NBA YoungBoy release in jail? ›
The rapper has kept up with his raps inside the prison, and a song recording found its way online. On Wednesday (August 11), footage of YoungBoy's newest record, “Lock Down Session,” went viral, and fans on social media love the emotional song.Will NBA YoungBoy stop rapping? ›
The Baton Rouge rapper has announced that he would give up his rap career for $100 million. He posted an Instagram Story showing himself holding up his hard drive containing his music, revealing that he would quit for nine figures.
How many songs does yb have? ›
|YoungBoy Never Broke Again discography|
One of Youngboy's greatest hits is “Make No Sense.” The song went viral thanks to several popular memes and TikTok videos, expanding his audience into the mainstream.How much did NBA YoungBoy Top sell first week? ›
Commercial performance. Top debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 126,000 album-equivalent units (including 19,000 pure album sales) in its first week, becoming YoungBoy's third number-one album overall, as well as his second number-one album in 2020.Who is NBA YoungBoy's Favourite rapper? ›
Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, Lil Wayne, Scarface and The Notorious B.I.G.What is NBA YoungBoy's rank? ›
(WVUE) - YoungBoy Never Broke Again has reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for the fourth time with his latest release, “Sincerely, Kentrell,” dethroning Drake's “Certified Lover Boy.”How much is a yb feature? ›
How Much Does A NBA YoungBoy Feature Cost? According to Wack 100, NBA YoungBoy charges $300,000 for features.What is the most units YoungBoy sold? ›
NBA YoungBoy has sold over 83 million RIAA certified units across albums, features and singles by the age of 22. — he ranks among The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) top 10 most certified hip-hip artist of all time . Mason Masonmoney Briscoe dan 2,041 yang lain menyukai ini.How many platinums does YoungBoy Never Broke Again have? ›
Since 2017, he has secured four Recording Industry Association of America-certified platinum albums and mixtapes, along with nine platinum singles, six of which went multiplatinum.How many cars does YoungBoy have? ›
1. Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
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Lil Durk's net worth in 2023 is $8 million. This is according to reputable outlets such as Celebrity Net Worth. Lil Durk, whose real name is Durk Derrick Banks, was born on October 19th, 1992 in Chicago Illinois.
Who is the richest between NBA YoungBoy and Lil Durk? ›
Who Is The Richest Between Lil Durk and NBA Youngboy. Lil Durk and NBA Youngboy net worth who is richer? NBA Youngboy and Lil Durk net worth is currently estimated to be the sum of $9 million when combined together however, Lil Durk has an individual net figure of $3 million while NBA Youngboy has a sum of $6 million.Is NBA YoungBoy signed? ›
The 23-year-old emcee has officially inked a deal with Motown Records and although the exact terms of the contract have not yet been disclosed, sources told Variety that “signing was highly competitive.” YoungBoy will begin releasing music on the Universal Music Group-owned label in 2023.Why is YoungBoy free? ›
Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again (aka NBA YoungBoy) was found not guilty by a Los Angeles jury on Friday of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon. YB, whose real name is Kentrell D. Gaulden, had been facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted.Why can't YoungBoy be on Instagram? ›
YoungBoy Never Broke Again Says He Wiped His Instagram Posts Because Women Were Using Them to Incriminate Him.Who hit number 1 in jail? ›
1 While In Prison. Hip-hop heads, did you know that 2Pac was the first hip-hop artist to have an album debut at number one on Billboard 200 while incarcerated?Is NBA YoungBoy number 1? ›
YoungBoy Never Broke Again's 'Last Slimeto' Takes First Place on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. The prolific rapper earns his second No. 1 of 2022 and third in the last 12 months.What albums did NBA YoungBoy release? ›
- 2016. Before I Go Reloaded. Atlantic / Never Broke Again.
- 2016. 38 Baby. Atlantic / Never Broke Again.
- 2017. Mind of a Menace, Vol. 3: Reloaded. ...
- 2017. AI YoungBoy. Atlantic / Never Broke Again.
- 2017. Fed Baby's. ...
- 2018. Until Death Call My Name. ...
- 2018. Realer. ...
- 2019. AI YoungBoy 2.
Drake currently holds the number one spot with three billion streams. Youngboy Never Broke Again is closely trailing behind him with two-point-eight billion streams. Currently, Taylor Swift, Juice WRLD, and The Weeknd are also sitting in the top five most streamed artist of 2022.What rapper quit basketball to make rap? ›
J. Cole Leaves Basketball Behind For Rap, Again. We may earn a commission from links on this page.Is NBA YoungBoy taking a break? ›
YoungBoy Never Broke Again will reportedly be taking a six-month break following the release of his most recent project, Colors. The rapper's producer Jason “Cheese” Goldberg took to Instagram to make the announcement, as well as share his gratitude to fans.
Does YB have more streams than drake? ›
Drake leads the way as the only artist with over 6.7 billion streams and YB is the lone other artist boasting over five billion.Does NBA YoungBoy have a diamond record? ›
NBA YoungBoy has more platinum certifications than both rappers with 28 plaques, while Future has 24 and Cole has 23. As for gold certifications, YB has 71 plaques whereas Future has 30 and Cole has 42. Future is the only artist of the three to have a diamond-certified song, so he still holds a lead in that department.How many streams does YB have? ›
#Drake is the only other artist to reach this.How many #1 songs do YoungBoy have? ›
It's YoungBoy's fourth Number One all up, having previously topped the charts with his 2020 albums 'Top' and '38 Baby 2′, and his 2019 release 'AI YoungBoy 2'. YoungBoy shares the accolade with Taylor Swift, thanks to her albums 'Lover' (2019), 'Folklore' and 'Evermore' (2020) and 'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' (2021).Is NBA YoungBoy number 1 on Billboard? ›
YoungBoy Never Broke Again Scores First No. 1 on Billboard 200 | Billboard News – Billboard.What's NBA YoungBoy's biggest hit? ›
1. Outside Today. What is this? NBA Youngboy got his career started with a bang, releasing Outside Today as the lead single from his debut album back in 2018.Who has the number 1 album? ›
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HipHopNumbers - 50 Cent nearly sold 2 MILLION copies in his first week - the fastest selling hip... conventional wisdom states that Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP has the highest first week tally in hip hop history. In the US, Mr Mathers sold 1.78 million copies of his second record in just seven...How many times NBA YoungBoy went #1 on Billboard? ›
Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again achieves his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in less than a year, as the fittingly titled Top debuts atop the tally.Who produced NBA YoungBoy last album? ›
Dropped under his latest record deal with Motown Records, the 33-track effort clocks in at an hour and 25 minutes with guest appearances and production work from Nicki Minaj on “WTF,” Mariah the Scientist on “Rear View” and Post Malone and The Kid LAROI on “What You Say.”
Who produced NBA YoungBoy top album? ›
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|YoungBoy Never Broke Again chronology|
|38 Baby 2 (2020) Top (2020) Until I Return (2020)|
"Put It on Me" is a song by American rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again from his mixtape Realer 2 (2022). It was produced by Cheese, Leor Shevah and 301.Who is YoungBoy's main producer? ›
Greg DiNero has the NBA YoungBoy fanbase on the edge of their seats hoping the track he produced gets its official release.How many #1 hits does NBA YoungBoy have? ›
(WVUE) - YoungBoy Never Broke Again has reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for the fourth time with his latest release, “Sincerely, Kentrell,” dethroning Drake's “Certified Lover Boy.”How many #1 hits does YoungBoy have? ›
It's YoungBoy's fourth Number One all up, having previously topped the charts with his 2020 albums 'Top' and '38 Baby 2′, and his 2019 release 'AI YoungBoy 2'. YoungBoy shares the accolade with Taylor Swift, thanks to her albums 'Lover' (2019), 'Folklore' and 'Evermore' (2020) and 'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' (2021).Who has more platinum records then NBA YoungBoy? ›
features) 💿 95 - Drake 54 - Kanye West 45 - Lil Wayne 44 - Juice WRLD 41 - Lil Baby 36 - Future 34 - Eminem 32 - NBA Youngboy 28 - J.Does NBA YoungBoy have a #1 album? ›
YoungBoy Never Broke Again's 'Last Slimeto' Takes First Place on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. The prolific rapper earns his second No. 1 of 2022 and third in the last 12 months.How many albums has YoungBoy dropped? ›
|YoungBoy Never Broke Again discography|
The 23-year-old emcee has officially inked a deal with Motown Records and although the exact terms of the contract have not yet been disclosed, sources told Variety that “signing was highly competitive.” YoungBoy will begin releasing music on the Universal Music Group-owned label in 2023.Where is YoungBoy never broke again from? ›
How much is YoungBoy's bond? ›
YoungBoy, whose legal name is Kentrell Gaulden, was granted the $1.5 million bail with a GPS monitor and strict conditions Friday afternoon after the rapper's defense team presented a detailed bond proposal with witness testimony during a three-day hearing.Who is NBA YoungBoy's crush? ›
NBA YoungBoy admits to having a crush on Doja Cat - Capital XTRA.