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NEW MUSIC: The Sleeping Buddha – Urbanisms 001

The Sleeping Buddha, spending time in Beijing during his formative years, the twenty-five-year-old quickly discovered a sense of spirituality that he instantly knew he wanted to convey through his instrumentals. He views his music as a tool of expression to translate and transfer universal energy from himself to the listener and makes sure it is displays across multiple mediums, including photo and poetry zines.

The Sleeping Buddha wants to share with us his latest work “Urbanisms 001”, Click the link below to check it out!!!

 https://thesleepingbuddha.bandcamp.com/album/urbanisms-001

N E W M U S I C F R I D A Y S

DEMI LOVATO – DANCING WITH THE DEVIL, THE ART OF STARTING OVER

I love when an artist can go through some dark times, bounce back, but be transparent about what they REALLY went through. Especially with the whole world watching, but the world was watching Demi during those low moments as well. Demi is literally open on this album, I can tell that she truly wants to get back to mental space of positivity within herself. Like a friend told me, “The issue isn’t about if you can take a hit and fall hard, it’s if you can get back up from the hit and hard fall, and learn from it.” I believe that’s what Demi Lovato is doing, she’s learning from her past, and I will say that we will start to see a greater Demi as time goes. Great project!!

LIL TJAY – DESTINED 2 WIN

I feel Lil Tjay…I am destined to win!!! Sometimes you got to sit back and manifest your dreams!! This project gives off that energy that he is trying to win, the single “Calling My Phone” featuring 6lack is one of my favs right now!!

BANKROLL FREDDIE – BIG BANK

It’s about time Bankroll Freddie dropped something since last year!! I felt bad for him for his first single “Drip Like Dis” dropped right before the world got shut down due to Covid-19. Freddie did drop his first project, and I think that didn’t do well due to lack of touring etc! With this new project out I am hoping we will see more of the Arkansas native!!

SAIGON – PAIN, PEACE, & PROSPERITY

This project is definitely a much worth must listen!!!!!

GALLANT – NEPTUNE

I love Love LOVE this Ep!!!! From the first song to the last song are being played all the way thru, and the features on this project are super dope for instance, features with Brandy, Arin Ray, and VanJess!!!

PRICE – F.O.E.S.

After you listen to Price for the first time, I swear you will continue to listen to him! His words are so meaningful and powerful!

TREVOR JACKSON – THE LOVE LANGUAGE

I am actually surprised and it’s a good surprise!!! Ladies, you will definitely love the vibe on this project!!

N E W M U S I C F R I D A Y S

24KGOLDN – EL DORADO

It’s so many levels to unpack with this album! I can hear some pop, mainly hip hop, and a little bit of r&b too!! Cool features from Future, DaBaby, Swae Lee and Iann diior makes this project a nice vibe for the Spring.

BENNY BLANCO – FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS 2

I am glad to see that Benny overcame whatever that was dark in his and what was also preventing him from making great music. Always check on your strong friends! Great album

MAJOR LAZER – MUSIC IS THE WEAPON (RELOADED)

It’s Spring Break right??? This album gives me all the party vibes.

ROD WAVE – SOULFLY

This is a dope project! Plus you get know about Rod more in his songs as well.

KEY GLOCK & YOUNG DOLPH – DUM & DUMMER 2

If you do not like their collaborations…I do not know what’s wrong with YOU!!!

VIC MENSA – I TAPE

I love the energy on this Ep!

YBN NAHMIR – VISIONLAND

This album is LIT!!!!! Congratulations to YBN Nahmir for dropping a hot project.

KAROL G – KG0516

22GZ – THE BLIXKY TAPE 2

JOYCE WRICE – OVERGROWN

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

TRAP MANNY – IN TRAP WE TRUST

MIR FONTANE – MELODY MONSTER

N E W M U S I C F R I D A Y S

CLEVER – CRAZY

SELENA GOMEZ – REVELACION EP

DRAG-ON – BOF4

LIL MIGO – KING OF THE TRAP

This project goes HARD!!!!!

CHIKA – ONCE UPON A TIME EP

JHENE AIKO – SAILING SOULS

LIL BERETE – ICE BREAKER 2

K CAMP & RARE SOUND – RARE FAMILY RELOADED

N E W M U S I C F R I D A Y S

MR. MITCH – LAZY

DENZEL CURRY & KENNY BEATS – UNLOCKED 1.5 PROJECT

This collaboration is definitely a project to check out!

YG, DAY SULAN & D3 – 4HUNNID COMPILIATION EP: GANG AFFILIATED

I am not sure if this is the first compiliation from 4Hunnid, but overall, I love it! A project that’s worth playing from beginning to the end.

LIL DURK & OTF – LOYAL BOYS

This is Lil Durk’s first compiliation with his OTF group, and this project is LIT from beginning to the end!!!

DRAKE – SCARY HOURS 2 EP

I swear…all this project will do is get you to want the finished product even more!!! I swear the anticipation is real LOL

JAHMED – ARMANI

SCOTTY ATL – TRAPPIN GOLD

CRUD CHAPO – TRAPPER OF THE YEAR VOL. 2

FREDDIE GIBBS – PINATA (DELUXE)

N E W M U S I C F R I D A Y S

DVSN – AMUSING HER FEELINGS EP

DVSN always present us with dope r&b vibes every year, and now they’re back with another project that will have you relating to it on a very personal level.

NYCK CAUTION – ANYWHERE BUT HERE

Not only is Nyck Caution presenting us with a dope voice to vibe to…He’s also dropping fire flows as well! This project gives you plenty of balance!

VYBEZ KARTEL – DANCEHALL ROYALTY

Are you ready to party?? This project is filled with nothing but dance riddems to truly have you ready to go clubbin!!

RIPP FLAMEZ – EVERYBODY HATES RIPP

Yall need to quit playing with Ripp Flamez!!! He literally has his own lane that nobody can touch and he does it well.

FREDO BANG – IN THE NAME OF GEE

Fredo is getting better and BETTER!!! Make sure to be looking out for him in the future!!!

UNOTHEACTIVIST – UNOVERSE

This project is LIT!!!

ASIAHN – THE INTERLUDE EP

Excuse my wording, but this is my SHIT!!!!

NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS

JAZMINE SULLIVAN – HEAUX TALES

Check out this dope ep from Jazmine Sullivan!

BUN B & LE$ – DISTANT

When I tell you that this is a dope ass collab…IT IS!!!

UNCLE MURDA – DONE COME OUTSIDE VOL. 3

Are ya’ll anxious to here Uncle Murda’s thoughts on the year 2020??

GUDDA GUDDA – 7 SLUGS

Gudda Gudda came hard on this project!

NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS

KID CUDI – MAN ON THE MOON 3: THE CHOSEN

Cleveland’s own Kid Cudi is back with the 3rd installment to Man on the Moon, and I am loving it!!! The cadence of this whole project is super dope with an outer space type of feeling. So no problems with playing this album from the beginning to the end. I hope Cudi knows that I am patiently waiting on a collab with Travis Scott…ijs!! It’s not alot of features, but the ones who are, like Skepta, Pop Smoke, Phoebe Bridgers, and Trippie Redd keeps this project LIT!! Rating 10 out of 10

FETTY WAP – YOU KNOW THE VIBES

I get excited anytime I hear of Fetty Wap releasing any project! For some reason, I think fans are still stuck on the Fetty from 2014, when he ahs evolved into a different man. Now I am shocked that he released a project a few months after his brother was murdered, but hey making music or just staying busy doing what you love is a form of therapy. I definitely love this project, and as always it has a super dope vibe. Fetty enlisted features with Monty and Styles P!! Rating 8 out of 10

JACK HARLOW – THAT’S WHAT THEY ALL SAY

I couldn’t wait for Jack Harlow to finally drop his first album!!!! While listening to it all I can think of is WOW….Jack is something to take serious. He already got me ready to place him above the other guy to whom others may call a “Culture Vulture”. With Jack I do not get that type of vibe from him… from the first time I ever heard of him, he’s stayed the same and very consistent. This project flows so smoothly that the cadence of this album shows that the production did a great job! With features from Lil Baby, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Adam Levine, Bryson Tiller, the deceased Static Major, and Est Gee lets you know that this album is a definite must listen!!! Shout out to Louisville, KY y’all do breed talent!!! Rating 9 out of 10

MULATTO – BIG LATTO (EXTENDED VERSION)

Now yall know that I already loved the album, and her adding extra songs to it only made it better!!! Mulatto added 5 additional songs to her full length album including a dope feature from Lil Baby. Rating 9 out of 10

BIA – FOR CERTAIN

Mannnnn, I see why it took forever for BIA to finally come out…..she is the SHIT!!! For Certain is a whole vibe of dope lyrics and beats that will definitely keep your attention from the beginning to the end! My ladies stay winning and BIA is another lady to add to the list. BIA enlisted features from Lil Jon, Lil Durk, Doe Boy and 42 Dugg. Rating 9 out of 10

LIL LOADED – CRIP TAPE

People are looking at Lil Loaded with a side eye these days! Mind you he just got out of jail under the assumption for murder, and advised that he will be releasing new music once he gets out, now here you go! I see why Lil Loaded has a nice fan base, for his music is LIT! Features including Pooh Sheisty, Hotboii, and Big KayBeezy. Rating 7 out of 10

TAYLOR SWIFT – EVERMORE

I wont say too much in regards to this album, especially since this is the 2nd project she has dropped within the year! I get it though, this Coronavirus pandemic has alot of artists feeling uninspired, and I am glad to see that she is one artist who muscles through her problems to always come out on top! Taylor made this beautiful project with only three features from Haim, The National, and Bon Iver. Rating 9 out of 10

KAMAIYAH – NO EXPLANATIONS

This album is hitting! I can tell that Kamaiyah must like that Louisiana beat type for I kept having to remind myself that she’s from Oakland. For this to be Kamaiyah’s first album, she’s coming out hard. She enlisted features from Jackboy and Mozzy, but the rest is all her, and it’s definitely listen worthy!! Rating 9 out of 10

BOLDY JAMES – REAL BAD BOLDY

Boldy James is out here coming to hard and representing those Griselda Boys proudly for he literally has dropped 4 projects this year alone and ALL four are hard!!! Of course it’s hardly any features, but Meyhem Lauren, Stove God Cooks, Eto, Mooch, and Rigz all contribute to the dopeness of this album! Rating 9 out of 10

FXXXXY – DO YOU TRUST ME

Let me first say RIP to Fxxxxy!! It hurts my soul to know that Fxxxxy isn’t here to enjoy this dope ass album!!!! The cadence throughout this whole project is on a whole different level. I can’t even speak anymore on this smh Just know that this project is a must listen and vibe! Rating 10 out of 10

VORY – VORY

I like the vibe that Vory comes with on this project! I can see certain songs becoming certain anthems for us ladies! Rating 8 out of 10

LNDN DRGS – BURNOUT 4

This project is a whole vibe! Its alot of features that I am not going to name because its so many LOL definitely a must listen…good enough for the whole family to listen! Rating 9 out of 10

NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS

DOE BOY X SOUTHSIDE – DEMONS R US

Doe Boy made sure that once signed to a label that he was gonna go HARD!!! With productions by Southside, how can Doe Boy go wrong?? For the past year Doe Boy has been building up and already made fan base, as well as being named on popular shows like Akademiks show on Complex, Everyday Struggle, in regards to his music or whoever he might be beefing with. This project isn’t bad at all! There’s some bangers on this project, and with features including: Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Chief Keef, Young Nudy, 42 Dugg, Swae Lee, Trippie Redd, and more!! Doe Boy made sure that Cleveland, OH will not have nothing bad to say! Congratulations!!

NAV X WHEEZY – EMERGENCY TSUNAMI

Now ya’ll know anytime NAV releases anything, you will hear nothing but hard ass beats. This collaboration project with producer Wheezy is like receiving n early Xmas gift! Features including: Gunna, Young Thug, Lil Baby, SahBabii, and Lil Keed lets you know that this here project is a guaranteed banger!!

OMARION – THE KINECTION

Omarion is such a talent out here in these streets! I am so glad that all that’s focused on him in 2020 is only about the music like it shouldve been! This project is like a dope mature r&b vibe that I think anyone will enjoy. You will catch some dope features from

BEAM is another producer/artist that people need to remember this guys name for I think his name will be heard more in the future! This project is just an Ep of tracks from off the scary Crimson movie soundtrack. I can say that every track on this ep are dope and I am anxious to hear more from BEAM.

THE KID LAROI – FUCK LOVE (SAVAGE)

I am completely shocked! I truly did not know what to expect from this artist, and all he provided was some good music! Make sure to truly check him out.

LITTLE MIX – CONFETTI

I love to support my female groups, especially ones that are marketing an image that relates to the world for we are all not created the same! Little Mix is the perfect name to describe this collective group…literally this group is a little mix of everything, from great vocals, to beauty, production, and radio ready HITS! This group reminds me so much of the 90’s on MTV…just feel good music!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS

ARIANA GRANDE – POSITIONS

As Ariana is growing with her music, I can’t help but to love her more and more. Such a talent and stays with the dopest features and nice vibes throughout the whole album.

BUSTA RHYMES – EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT 2: THE WRATH OF GOD

Not only am I super excited for Busta Rhymes to drop part 2 from 1998’s Extinction Level Event 1! Then listening to the album has me in total awe. First, shoutout to Busta Rhymes for copying 21 Savages style with including Chris Rock on his album. Wait, dope ass features with BBD, M.O.P., Rick Ross and even Minister Farrakhan speaks, and others. Overall this is a dope project. Yes it doesn’t compare to the first Extinction Level Event, but the 2nd half of the album does get LIT! Busta is an artist who is not going anywhere nor getting rid of his lyrical flows.

SAM SMITH – LOVE GOES

What I enjoy about Sam Smith’s music is that you can feel it in your soul, and is very relatable. This album feels like the soundtrack to just about everybody’s life and experiences in this crazy year of 2020. Of course Sam made sure to include some dance tracks while belting out heart felt lyrics provides the recipe to a great album.

WIZKID – MADE IN LAGOS

It’s been 3 years since WizKid has dropped his own album. Now we did get some great music from him a couple months ago when Beyonce re-released the Lion King soundtrack, but it just wasn’t all WizKid tho! Just like his last album be prepared to groove with the tight riddims on this project. Even the intro had me ready to slow wine imagining I am on an island somewhere! Great project overall…I always expect the best work from WizKid.

KING VON – WELCOME TO O’BLOCK

One thing I love about King Von is he is a story teller. He will have you thinking you are there in Chicago! On this project expect to hear from mainly Chicago artists which is very dope, always represent for your hometown especially when the love is being returned back! This project is definitely a step up from his previous work, and overall I like it.

TRIPPIE REDD – PEGASUS

I do not know what people was complaining about? I like this album. Trippie does come off with a more calmer and quieter sound than on his previous work, but the sound works for him. I think he has mastered his cadence in music for no matter how he changes it up, it still comes together and sounds great! Of course he has all the dope features including Cleveland’s own, Doe Boy, who has a project coming out November 6th. If you are a true fan of Trippie Redd you will definitely enjoy this album as well.

COMMON – A BEAUTIFUL REVOLUTION

Common always thinks outside of the box and stay dropping music that makes you think and vibe for the production is always dope! Honestly can’t find nothing negative about music that is supposed to uplift you especially during these crazy times.

MADEINTYO – NEVER FORGOTTEN

I look at MadeinTYO like a new version of TY Dolla $ign. They’re both dope with the productions and can make decent albums for themselves! Now I was shocked to see that the producer had came out with an album. Now I am so happy! LOL Forreal this album totally is a banger. Each track will have you boppin your head, plus with features from a mixture of people like J Balvin to Cam’ron to even Wiz Khalifa.

LIL KEED – TRAPPED ON CLEVELAND 3 DELUXE

I am not going to say too much about this deluxe version for I spoke highly on the regular album when it came out. Since 2020 is the year for all these deluxe albums Lil Keed said shit why not? LOL The new songs that he has added on the deluxe add to the already flavored album. Basically saying Lil Keed is LIT.

JIMMY VALENTIME & URBAN MIRACLE – DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE

You can tell that Jimmy is straight into old school hip hop which nothing is wrong with that for I do like how he blends it with the current style of hip hop now. The first 3 tracks had me wondering what was I getting into, but then the song “Porch Lights” comes on and I found myself vibing to it hard. Next thing I know the rest of the album was dope! This is one of the reasons why I love to listen to albums, for 1 single truly does not give an artist any justice.

JALEN FRAZIER – EXPRESSIONS OF THE NEGLECTED

The Midwest knows how to come thru with some good music and dope lyrics. That’s what Jalen did with this project. I feel like this is the best ending to a TGIF! I am glad this artist reached out to me, and that I actually took the time to check him out. After your first listen I bet that you will not be disappointed at all.

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