With Thanksgiving in review, we’re on the home stretch of 2022. This week we get a collaboration from a cutting-edge rapper and his label artist, the fiery return of a beloved Philadelphia MC, the new album from a critically acclaimed UK rapper, and more.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again might fall short of their goal of releasing 10 projects this year, but it wasn’t for lack of effort. With the collaboration project Quando Rondo he brings out his seventh offer in 2022 3860. The 16-song release includes previously released singles “Give Me a Sign” and “Cream Soda.” The project’s only guest appearance is the intro track starring Lul Timm, the man accused of shooting and killing King Von.
Meek Mill wants all the smoke when it comes to his new release. After weeks of railing against the music industry, the Philadelphia rapper dropped his independent mixtape. Flamerz 5 on Monday (Nov. 21). On the new tape, Meek returns to his old form while spitting fire on beats like DJ Khaled’s “God Did”, Kodak Black’s “Super Gremlin”, GloRilla’s “Tomorrow” and more. On the intro track, the Dreamchasers’ head raps over a sample of the 1982 Survivor track “Eye of the Tiger.”
“If you’re a natural Buster hater, don’t open my music, I’ll mess you up all day!!!!!!” Meek tweeted after the tape’s release. “Lol throw in the FLAMERZ 5 if you need some motivation!”
Stormzy returns with me That’s what I mean, his first album in three years. The platinum UK MC is providing 12 songs for his comeback project, including the singles “Firebabe” and “Hide & Seek”. The September single “Mel Made Me Do It” does not appear on the LP, which he says is more soulful than his previous releases.
“I know this album gives me freedom, that’s all I want,” Stormzy said GQ in September. “Whether you hate me or love me, at least we can all agree this guy will do what he wants.”
The new album, Stormzy’s third, follows his previous two platinum LPs, Gang. Sign & Prayer and the head is heavy which fell in 2017 and 2019 respectively.
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