On Wax: Post Malone, EARTHGANG, IDK + 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.
Post Malone Ascends into Superstar Status
After much anticipation, Post Malone has released his third album, Hollywood’s Bleeding. The album might seem safe on the surface, but there’s no denying the genius behind the artist’s craft. Instrumentally, the project can feel very grandiose with lush and strangely, beautiful sounds. Post definitely goes all out on features, seeing Ozzy Osbourne on a song with Travis Scott. Popular tracks, like “Sunflower” and “Wow.,” have made their way onto every tracklist—alongside future hits like “Staring At The Sun” and “Die For Me.” While the modern trap sound is prominent, there’s an obvious pop sound mixed with edge that Post holds high and executes to great results. Overall, this album has enough to keep any average music fan happy, to say the least.
EARTHGANG Takes Us to Mirrorland
After dropping three great EPs last year and taking the shine on Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III, EARTHGANG dropped their newest album. Mirrorland is a look at Atlanta through the duo’s eyes. The group is unique, and while the OutKast influence is evident, the group’s vocal work is different than anything hip-hop has to offer. The vocal production is top-tier, crafting interesting ear candy at every second. The beats slap as well, and features from Young Thug, T-Pain, and Kehlani all add to the eclectic array of voices. Mirrorland sounds like a far away place of mysticism, and EARTHGANG gives a great tour of it.
Is IDK Real?
The question of the world’s creator is asked constantly, but never in the fashion of DMV rapper IDK. Is He Real? is a thought-provoking art piece as IDK questions faith (understandably). The short 35-minute album flows so well and moves so fast through A+ rapping, alongside interludes and interviews. IDK pulls out all the stops, but keeps it interesting by not telling who’s on what tracks. One moment you’re listening to a quality trap beat, then you’re hit with a prayer by DMX. Next thing you know, IDK is singing, and then we get a J.I.D and Pusha T feature—even a Tyler The Creator feature. The album ends on a tearjerker, as “Julia…” needs to be experienced by everyone. The final climax shows why IDK is on the journey he is on, and this is a true testimony of great music being made through the toughest of times.
Danny Brown Season
It’s been four years since Danny Brown delivered Atrocity Exhibition, and now finally, Danny has announced a new album: U Know What I’m Sayin? is due to come out October 4th. The announcement comes with the track titled “Dirty Laundry.” This new album is supposed to be produced by Q-Tip, a member from A Tribe Called Quest, which should make any sane human extremely excited. If it doesn’t, then this song should.
Until next time, it’s On Wax.