The first Friday of June’s Black Music Month has brought us new tracks from Lil Baby, Lil Durk and more.
Lil Baby and Lil Durk have officially dropped their long-awaited joint album, The Voice of the Heroes, featuring Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Rod Wave and Young Thug.
According to Swizz Beatz, the album was initially scheduled to be released on May 28 but was pushed back out of respect for the posthumous release of DMX‘s album, Exodus.
“I’m definitely supporting these two brothers. What they did for @dmx was very honorable! They pushed this album back from the same date as X out of love & respect, Swizz wrote on Instagram Thursday.
To accompany The Voice of the Heroes, Baby and Durk also dropped a music video for “How It Feels.”
Rapper Lloyd Banks also dropped 18 tracks on his new album, The Course of the Inevitable. Using his signature punchlines, the Queens emcee touches on his family life and shared his perspective on today’s rap scene. Banks comes through with even more hunger than in his last studio album, 2010’sThe Hunger for More 2. The Course of the Inevitable features Benny The Butcher, Freddie Gibbs,Vado, Styles P and more.
Meanwhile, Roddy Ricch dropped a 1980s-inspired video for his new single, “Late at Night.” The visual references Michael Jackson‘s famed “Thriller” video, with Roddy dressed as Jackson and Karrueche Tran playing his damsel in distress. It turns out it was just a dream.
And lastly, multi-platinum producer OG Parker dropped his debut single, “Rain Down,” featuring Chris Brown, Latto, PnB Rock and Layton Greene. The track puts a new twist on the famed SWV song of the same title, with Greene proving why she’s the first R&B singer signed to Quality Control Records.
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