The end of summer is near, and with it comes the last lot of summer bangers.
1. Nas – King’s Disease
Meanwhile, Hip Hop legend Nas has released a new album ‘King’s Disease’ his first body of work in 2 years since the drop of ‘Nasir’. The critically acclaimed lyrist has featured several rappers including new school rappers Hit-Boy, Lil Durk, A$AP Ferg alongside some old school industry greats including Foxy Brown, AZ and Charlie Wilson.
The track’s ‘Full Circle’ ft The Firm, AZ, Foxy Brown and Cormega, ‘Spicy’ ft Fivio Foreign and A$AP Ferg as well as ‘Blue Benz’ are fan favorites from the last summer release. However, one of the stand out releases from the 10-track album is ‘The Cure‘. This album is definitely angling for a Grammy nomination.
Since his first album ‘Illmatic’ which went certified Platinum, Nas has continued to release music consistently. Over the course of his 26-year career, the New York native has released 13 studio albums and 5 compilation albums.
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2.Pharrell Williams ft Jay Z – Entrepreneur
Pharrell Williams and rapper turned mogul Jay-Z had teamed up to drop an appreciation release for all black business owners. The track dropped on August 21st, the same day as Nas album ‘King’s Disease’. The track features some poignant statistics on African American business and goes on to highlight various business owners including Issa Rae, Angela Richardson, Iddris Sandu, TyAnthony Davis, and many more.
The track advocates for black ambition, and puts the spotlight on the power of the Black Dollar.
3.Big Sean ft. Nipsey Hussle – Deep Reverence
Big Sean has released a new single featuring posthumous vocals from the late Nipsey Hussle. ‘Deep Reverence’ is taken from the rapper’s upcoming fifth studio album, which he has confirmed is due for release on September 4th.
Sean once again shuts down rumors of a blowout between him and fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar on the song. It was after Nipsey was fatally shot last March that he decided to get in touch with the ‘Humble’ hitmaker to resolve the miscommunication between the pair.
Sean spits: “After what happened to Nipsey, I reached out to Kendrick/ It wasn’t even no real issues there, to begin with/ Lack of communication and wrong information. Me and Kendrick got a history of songs … When this whole Big Sean, Kendrick beef was going on, it was something I wish I would have spoken up about because there was nothing.”
‘Detroit 2’ is the follow-up to his 2012 mixtape ‘Detroit,’ which featured Kendrick, J. Cole, and French Montana.
It marks his first solo album since 2017’s ‘I Decided’.
Sean previously revealed in October that Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, and more feature on the upcoming record, which will see him get real about being diagnosed with heart disease as a teenager and family.
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