I like to stay hip and trendy on the new music that comes out, and there's been a lot of it recently! From Post Malone announcing Posty Fest to Lollapalooza ending, there's been a whole lot of new music and a whole lot of new bands popping up! As a big music guru, here are the seven new albums you should be listening to, if you aren't already:
1. Travis Scott - "Astroworld"
This album is hands-down one of my favorite albums dropped all summer. Travis's beats are addictive, and his collaborations with Drake, Frank Ocean and The Weeknd make his album overall spectacular. Say what you want, but the Billboard Hot 100 doesn't lie.
2. Future - "BEASTMODE 2"
With bangers like "WIFI LIT" and "31 DAYS," no wonder Future made his way back in the game with BEASTMODE 2. We haven't heard a lot from Future since HNDRXX and FUTURE in 2017, but he's making his way back into the scene with BEASTMODE 2.
3. Wiz Khalifa - "Rolling Papers 2"
With this famous follow-up to his 2011 album, Rolling Papers 2 features some great collaborations, like Real Rich with Gucci Mane and Hopeless Romantic with Swae Lee. This album is more laid back than Travis Scott's but still fantastic. Also, I've heard some rumors about going to his concerts...
4. Drake - "Scorpion"
The two-sided album caught everyone's attention as soon as it dropped and quickly climbed its way up the Billboard Hot 100. In fact, all 27 songs off the album are on the Billboard Hot 100. He's also spent 30 consecutive weeks as the No. 1 artist on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. Does that get you in your feelings?
5. G Herbo & Southside - "Swervo"
When Atlanta-born rapper G Herbo and Chicago native Southside collaborate to make an album, obviously it'll be good. Listen to "How I Grew Up," which features 21 Savage, and "Catch Up" featuring Chief Keef to hear what G Herbo can do. Prior to the release of this album, G Herbo released Humble Beast in 2017, and the song "Everything" featuring Lil Uzi Vert was one of the top hits from the album.
6. Nicki Minaj - "Queen"
Nicki's album QUEEN, just released, has a strong female presence and empowering vibe. "Barbie Dreams" and "Hard White" are two hits from the album that are currently making conversation, as well as "Rich Sex," which features Lil Wayne. Either way, Nicki had her fans waiting four years for the release of this album, and they weren't disappointed.
7. Trippie Redd - "Life's A Trip"
From "Taking a Walk" to "Missing My Idols," Trippie Redd's new album is full of hits. I also have a soft spot in my heart for him, as he's from Ohio. "Dark Knight Dummo" with Travis Scott was one of his first collaborations, and since then, he's been on the horizon.
Take a listen and let me know what you think!