It’s always nice to get a big of a break after a heft slate of releases like the one we got last week, especially when the slow week includes such smart rhymes and mellow grooves as this week does.
Where the previous week of hip-hop releases was distinguished by new projects from fast-rising stars like Brockhampton, Jidenna, and Rapsody, this Friday sees a pair of veterans headline, along with one of R&B’s emerging talents on the undercard. Normally, this column focuses on rap releases, but with SiR’s TDE affiliation and rap-inspired, lyrically-ingenious singing style, it seemed appropriate to include him alongside Chicago rap legend Common and New York rapper’s rapper Joell Ortiz.
Check out the new releases below and don’t forget to catch up on earlier releases from this year in The RX, Uproxx’s recommended artists and projects who are making waves in the music world. Recent entries to our RX series include Rapsody’s Eve, Young Thug’s So Much Fun, and YBN Cordae’s The Lost Boy.