Hip-hop continues to heat things up in May in the form of new music releases. This week a 2020 XXL Freshman releases an album that’s causing internet buzz, a well-rounded spitter from Maryland releases his third studio album, and a member of one of the most iconic rap crews of all time with a solo album and more.
The first Friday of the month kicks off with the release of his second Jack Harlow album, Go home, you miss the kids. In his latest effort, the Generation Now artist features 15 tracks, including prominent guest appearances from Drake, Lil Wayne, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake. The album was led by the singles “Nail Tech” and “First Class”, with the latter song debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Jack Harlow will likely improve his numbers. That’s what they all say debut, which premiered at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart in December 2020. The Louisville, Ky. rapper recently called Go home, you miss the kids the “Album of the year” on Instagram.
IDK is back with their latest album, Simple. The Maryland-born rhymer keeps it short and sweet on the third album in his eight-track discography. Denzel Curry appears on the song “Dog Food”, while Mike Dimes appears on the track “The Code”. The offering was preceded by the first as well as the song “Taco”. The project includes production from renowned producer and DJ Kaytranada. This is IDK’s second project in less than a year, following the release of the acclaimed album DO YOU USE last June.
Method Man takes a break from showing his mettle on the acting side to prove he’s still a powerhouse when it comes to spitting bars. The Wu-Tang Clan member releases his seventh solo album, Meth Lab Season 3: Rehab. Meth regales fans with a plethora of lyrical darts on the 12-song collection. “Live From the Meth Lab” with Redman, KRS-One and JoJo Pellegrino led the project, which also includes guest appearances from Jadakiss, Cappadonna, Iron Mic, Carlton Fisk and others.
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