It’s always a good day for some new music and today is no different. This week brings new joints from a former 2019 XXL Freshman from Compton, a pioneer of the Chicago drill scene and a prolific Atlanta rhymer.
After a lengthy two-year long wait, Roddy Ricch is back with his sophomore album, Live Life Fast. Although the California native has provided melodic vocals for some of his peers, on the solo tip, it’s been a minute since we’ve heard new music. But alas, Roddy is back. His latest offering is comprised of 18 songs and appearances from Future, Lil Baby, Kodak Black, 21 Savage and more. Earlier this month, the Grammy-winning rhymer dropped a visual for a track, which features sounds by Ty Dolla $ign over a remake of Rick Ross’ “Live Fast, Die Young,” a clear play on Roddy’s own album title. Roddy Ricch’s debut album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, arrived in 2019.
Chicago’s own Chief Keef has dropped some music as well. His newest, 4NEM, contains 15 songs and arrives alongside an NFT—non-fungible token—of the album’s artwork. Those who purchase the album’s NFT will be given access to an upcoming Web 3.0 experience that allows the purchaser to buy upcoming physical NFTs. 4NEM follows the rerelease of Keef’s Bang (10th Anniversary Edition), which originally came out in 2011, and his 2020 effort, The GloFiles (Pt. 4).
Gucci Mane adds another project to his list of Christmas-themed releases with the new 1017 compilation So Icy Christmas. Guwop has had his roster of talent including Pooh Shiesty, Foogiano, Big Scarr, Hot Boy Wes, BigDogWalk and BigFizzle on full display this year, releasing the So Icy Boyz compilation in October. The latest album from the Atlanta based-imprint contains 17 songs including X-Mas-themed cuts like “Nose Red,” “Like the Grinch” and “All I Want for Christmas.”
See other new music from DJ Kay Slay, Boldy James and more below.