I know you all are sad we are closing out another year of Black History month, I am too. I also heard from a few people that Black History month is not confined to a month. To the latter of you all, you are right, Black History is created every day so continue your Black Excellency. However, let us also pay tribute to our ancestors and elders and thank Carter G. Woodson and the many others who have contributed.
Noname – Rainforest
Starting this Enforcer Friday off, I thought it was fitting to talk about NoName. Her latest single “Rainforest” dropped last night and I have to say I love how Noname has challenged the status quo. The lyrics, “Uh, yeah, how you get closer to love/How you lemonade all your sadness when you openin’ up/How you make excuses for billionaires, you broke on the bus/I need n—– around me rollin’ up and smokin’ me up/Because, because a rainforest cries (Cries)”. Noname is up to the task of holding us Black folks accountable along with feeding us the reality of our environment, don’t believe me then go ask J Cole.
Noname is a brilliant young artist unafraid to share her views and perspective on Black culture. Though she often receives harsh critism for her views on Black life, I think this is what Hip Hop is about, pushing and challenging critical thought.
Joyce Wrice may not be a name you heard of unless you listen to a ton of hip hop. Wrice has been featured on Dom Kennedy, Sir, and Buddy projects over the last couple of years. Wrice who resides in California has been working on a new project “Overgrown” scheduled to drop next month. Her most recent single “On One” features Freddie Gibbs is an up beat and head nodding song you need to add to your playlist.
Duke Duece- Duke Nukem
Just a short time ago, Duke Deuce got us all hype when he dropped “Crunk Ain’t Dead”, it reminded of those days back at Club Casino and The Monastery, it’s a St. Louis thang you might not understand. Duke Duece is a student of the game too as his intro is titled after on of my favorite 8Ball & MJG albums “Comin Out Hard”. If you like that Memphis vibe this is definitely for you no matter your age.
Curren$y- Collection Agency
Curren$y is as consistent as a collection agent dialing up project after project. His new album “Collection Agency” consists of that Jet Life sound that he brandish so well.
Notable Albums for the Week
This week notable albums include the following below. Make sure to check out my playlist for this week selections.
- Payroll Giovanni & Cardo- Another Day Another Dolla
- Casey Veggies- Customized Greatly 5
- Various Artist- Black History Always/ Music For the Movement, Vol. 2-Ep
- New Music: Hit Boy & Alchemist, Icewear Vezzo plus several new singles added to the Playlist - Friday, February 2, 2024
- Aida Ade (Live at the Dark Room) - Saturday, January 27, 2024
- New Music Friday: Keyon Harrold, Destin Conrad, Elcamino & Black Soprano Family, and more - Friday, January 19, 2024