ON WAX: HIGH BROTHERS RELEASE ‘FIVE STARS,’ ‘HARVERD DROPOUT’ ARRIVES, + OFFSET’S ‘FATHER OF 4’
HIGH BROTHERS DROP FIVE STARS ALBUM
China’s own Higher Brothers has released a new full-length project. Five Stars is a hard-hitting array of interesting hip-hop. While the group most definitely goes hard on a lot of trap cuts, like “We Talkin Bout” and “One Punch Man,” the group also shows an appreciation for hip-hop through more boom-bap tracks, like “Open It Up” and “Diamond.” The group’s ability to rap in both Chinese and English is rather unique, as the Chinese might sound like “mumble rap” to someone not paying attention. Five Stars also comes with features from some of the genre’s best, like J.I.D, Denzel Curry and ScHoolboy Q. We even get a Soulja Boy feature, as well as features from 88rising labelmates, Rich Brian and Nikki. Overall, Five Stars is a fun project from Higher Brothers, as they show their respect to hip-hop, while keeping things interesting.
LIL PUMP’S HARVERD DROPOUT FINALLY ARRIVES
After a long wait, Lil Pump finally dropped Harverd Dropout, and it does not disappoint. With features from artists, such as Lil Uzi Vert, Offset, Smokepurpp, Kanye West, YG, 2 Chainz, and Quavo, it would appear Lil Pump is once again ready to take over the world. Let’s see if this Gucci Gang artist can do it again.
THE MIGO’S MEMBER RELEASES SOLO PROJECT
We believed it was going to be released before 2018 was over, however, Offset waited a few more months before he would give us his first solo project, Father of 4. The project honestly will catch you by surprise. “Red Room” was justified as a teaser to what this project would be, and it really is that personal. It feels nice to see Offset take a step in a different direction—if there were to be a winner out of all of the Migos’ solo projects, this is the one. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I suggest you do.
INTRODUCING DEANTE’ HITCHCOCK
Up-and-comer Deante’ Hitchcock has dropped a new song titled “7:45.” It is trap song on the surface, but the ATL artist’s lyrical abilities elevate the vocal-sampled beat. What’s unique is Deante’s ability to flip around at the end of the song with some guitar over layered vocals, taking the song to another vibe. Deante’ will be going on tour with J.I.D and Saba this year, which will hopefully propel the promising career of this young artist.
SNOH ALEGRA RELEASES NEW SINGLE
R&B/soulstress, Snoh Aalegra, has released a new single; her first song of 2019 is titled “I Want You Around.” This track is in the vein of Sade with lively instrumentation, alongside some beautiful vocals. Snoh’s songwriting is also top tier as she writes about her love for someone. Hopefully, we see more from Snoh, as her 2017 debut album, Feels, was a personal favorite.
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