On Wax: Brockhampton, ‘Tha Carter V,’ + More
ON WAX IS A WEEKLY TAKE UPDATING YOU ON THE POCKET OF CULTURE KNOWN AS HIP-HOP. WE BRING YOU EVERYTHING FROM BREAKING NEWS TO ALBUM DROPS, JAIL TIME AND WHO’S BEEFING WITH WHO.
The Greatest Boy Band in the World: Brockhampton
A lot has happened to San Marcos/Los Angeles based collective boy band, Brockhampton. After blowing up with their Saturation trilogy, the band’s fame almost came to a halt when former member, Ameer Vann, was called out for sexual misconduct. The group decided to kick him out, and then continued their career the best way possible. After recording in Hawaii, the group found themselves in London where they decided to book Abbey Road for 10 days—thus Iridescence was born.
Set to be the first in a new trilogy that is titled The Best Days Of Our Lives, Iridescence is a spur of the moment album done right. In the vein of Kanye’s five week album run, the group managed to make a cohesive artistic album that exceeds all expectations. While the album has less hooks and bangers than their previous albums, the group hones in on their sadness to mold the album. The group doesn’t hold back with their raw emotions, and between the orchestras, kid’s choir, and M.I.A. worship, Brockhampton may have released their best effort yet. What’s next in this new trilogy is yet to be determined. Regardless, Brockhampton proved to the world that they really are the greatest boy band.
Where’s Tha Carter V?
Internet rumors came sprawling fast last week. After many years and legal battles, it seemed as if Lil Wayne was finally going to release the long awaited Tha Carter V. Like Detox, Tha Carter V is stuff of a legend. Initially it was supposed to be released in 2014, however, the project saw hurtle after hurtle. After a long dispute with Cash Money Records, it seems the time for C5 is now, and rumors said the project was coming out September 21st. Also, the official Young Money Twitter page posted the new artwork on September 12th. Then, a fury of rumors surfaced that the project would come out—even a fake tracklist started floating around. However, September 21st came and went without any new Wayne. While we may not have it yet, there’s no reason it won’t happen sooner or later. Here’s to this Friday, and hopefully we’ll finally be able to listen to Tha Carter V.
French Montana Teams Up with Drake Once Again
Drake and French Montana is a duo seen more often than most. Most recently, French dropped a single titled “No Stylist,” featuring the Toronto popstar, as well as two other tracks. “No Stylist” is a catchy tune that catches Drake on a typical flow. While the song may not be the best, it’s most definitely nice enough for some love in the club.
Lil Uzi Finally Drops “New Patek”
After being teased, Lil Uzi Vert finally released his song, “New Patek.” The five-song track features plenty of ear candy, and gives us all the greatness of Uzi in one song. Playing to his strengths of great melodies, he really flexes his ability to spit in his unique cadence. The track is set to be on his next album, Eternal Atake, which may come out this year.
Action Bronson Keeps it Boom Bap
After leaving Atlantic, Action Bronson teases his next project titled White Bronco. The song of the same name is a jazzy boom bap track with just the right amount of lyrical magic sprinkled in it. While it’s not anything major, it’s interesting to see Action’s next move, which he will certainly keep the attention when he releases White Bronco.
Meet Pardison Fontaine
Over the weekend, Cardi B showed up on a new artist track. Pardison Fountaine is a New York MC who has helped Cardi become the artist she is, and now she’s returning the favor. “Backin’ It Up” is a club ready track with a nice beat and a good dance feel that is the right amount of trashy. Pardison manages to not let Cardi overshadow him, as he holds his own on this track. The world is interested to see what’s next for Pardison.
J.I.D Holds Us Over Till Dicaprio II
Lyrical beast J.I.D has released his newest single titled “151 Rum.” The song is short, but features J.I.D’s lyrical amazement over an interesting vocal sampled trap beat. The song is off of J.I.D’s upcoming album, Dicaprio II, which is a sequel to his early mixtape. As one of J. Cole’s most promising protégés, his next project is one to seriously look out for.
Until next time, it’s On Wax.
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