On Wax: Drake’s album is Here + 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.
Scorpion is Here
After six months of jam packed hip-hop releases, the self-proclaimed “Top 2, (but not#2)” rapper Drake would part the seas like Moses to release Scorpion. Being Drake’s fifth studio album, fans’ anticipation were at an all time high as they awaited the day he triumphed his classic, “Take Care.” To say that audiences were underwhelmed is an understatement. However, you can’t deny that Drake might be onto something with this release. Using 25 tracks, the 6 God attempts to unite his rap and pop fans, but the unfortunate news is that it fails to do so. What it does do is give Drake the opportunity to provide answers and go at two rappers who haven’t been able to remove their foot from the 6 God’s neck. If you haven’t heard it, you need to.
Gorillaz Drops The Now Now
There is something about the sound that Gorillaz is able to make. From opening to close, the album takes you on a voyage and every track is easy to listen to. The question is: Why does it have a place on On Wax? If you follow Gorillaz or have heard at least two of their albums, their approach has allowed for almost an instant acceptance in the culture. With artists from MF Doom to Del the Funky Homosapien to even De La Soul, there isn’t any group that is able to pull together so many styles and make it work. The Now Now is not Demon Days, but doesn’t strive to be. As it’s own, the project is one that deserves ears.
Wiz Brings it Back with Zapp
With the release of his much anticipated Rolling Papers 2, Wiz Khalifa drops another single ahead of the release. “Gin in Drugs” is an ode to the West Coast sound, sampling Zapp’s legendary track, “More Bounce to the Ounce.” The track also features Compton’s Problem. Wiz delivers a rather rememberable verse with Problem, giving the West Coast bounce it’s dose of party. Rolling Papers 2 comes out July 13th, and the world is eager for Wiz.
A$AP Ferg Gives Us 2 Tracks
While it feels like Rocky’s momentum is gone, Ferg is still going strong for the Mob. The Harlem MC dropped two short tracks on Friday. “Verified” is a great showcase of what makes Ferg great with an amazing flow, cadence, and a fair amount of bragging, as well as an ode to “Notorious Thugs.” The other track, “Not The Boy,” is a bouncier track with some amazing vocal work on it. Ferg’s next project has yet to be announced, but hopefully Ferg will emerge with his best project yet.
Until next time, its On Wax.
-Dyllan E & Hiram