(TIML MUSIC) The self-proclaimed “greatest human artist,” Kanye West will be releasing his highly-anticipated album Jesus Is King today. But even if he doesn’t come through, there’s still plenty of new music to satisfy this week: Guapdad 4000 has released his solo debut, Big Inf drops Teddy Perkinz, Tank continues his steady run of classic R&B while claiming “Your Not Gay if you Sucked DIck twice, and Swizz Beatz teams up with Pusha T for more sinister block talk.
Kanye West – Jesus Is King
After several months’ worth of Sunday Service performances, leaks, a title change and a sprawling interview with Zane Lowe, Kanye West is set to release his first gospel album and his ninth studio album, Jesus Is King. We’re expecting the melodious choir vocals from his Sunday Service shows, more controversy, and a long-awaited Clipse reunion. VIBE writer Kiana Fitzgerald, when attending a listening session, said of the album: “Ye’s bars feel locked into place: simple, unpretentious worship. It sounds like he’s learning how to rap all over again, complete with figurative training wheels. … But, Kanye has retained a lot of the elements that we know and love/d him for: the explorative production, the augmented, autotuned vocals, and perhaps most of all, his enthusiasm. A lot of the things that we love about Kanye are still there. It just so happens that this time, he’s backed by a choir, singing straight to Jesus.” If the album officially releases, we’ll update this post. Apple Music
Guapdad 4000 – Dior Deposits
Guapdad 4000 has repeatedly gone viral with his hilarious social media videos, but he’s got bars and killer hooks – and anyone who was sleep was woken up with his standout performances on Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III compilation. He’s since released singles like “Scammin” with Mozzy, “First Things First” with G-Eazy and Reo Cargun, “Prada Process” with 6LACK, and most recently, “Gucci Pajamas” with Chance The Rapper and Charlie Wilson. Today he brings his finessing, multicolored du-rags, and hilarious personality to his debut album Dior Deposits. Other guests on the album include Tory Lanez, E-40, Nef The Pharaoh, E-40 and Denzel Curry. Apple Music | TIDAL
Big Inf – Teddy Perkinz
Big Inf is back with another release ‘Teddy Perkinz” in celebration with the eerie and spooky character “Teddy Perkins” from the hit TV. Show Atlanta.
Inf starts out over a spooky piano looped beat by up and coming producer Young Kartz who adds his signature evil clown laugh throughout the track.
Big Inf chants as the song begins stating “Bitch im Teddy Perkinz Bitch im Teddy Perkinz…Watch me put that work in, watch me put that work in. This certainly knocks with heavy bass and snares with a catchy hook that will have you thinking your actually Teddy Perkinz yourself with a hypnotizing hook. Its really only a matter of time before Big Inf becaomes a house hold name.
Dave East and Nas – “Godfather 4”
With Dave East slated to release his debut album, Survival, on Nov. 8., the East Harlem representative let loose of a new Nas-assisted record titled, “Godfather 4.” Over Green Lantern’s slow-burning production, the Mass Appeal teammates barter stories about their respective eras, trials, and tribulations.
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Tank – ELEVATION
Tank made a lot of headlines this week for his controversial interview with Angela Yee’s Lip Service, but don’t forget that he’s one of R&B’s most consistent singers for the greater part of 20 years. His ninth studio album, ELEVATION, includes his single “Dirty” and a remix with Chris Brown, Feather and Rahky, along with “This” featuring Shawn Stockman and “I Don’t Think You’re Ready.” Other guests include Jojo, Luke James, Keith Sweat and more. Apple Music | TIDAL
Swizz Beats and Pusha T – “No Patience”
Swizz Beatz is curating some great theme music for The Godfather of Harlem film. Following G-Herbo and Belly on “Everything’s for Sale,” he enlists Pusha T or the dark alley anthem “No Patience.” King Push slides through Swizz’ brooding instrumental with his usual drug-ridden rhymes detailing his underworld exploits. – D.R.
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