Welcome back, July is here and that means we are in the second half of the year. What new music, or artist has been heavy in your rotation this year? For me Larry June and Killer Mike have been my go to; on the r&b side I have been listening to St. Louis’s own Jordan Ward, along with SZA, Summer Walker, and Alex Vaughn.

No matter your cup of tea there has been a lot of great releases in 2023 despite what Billboard says about hip hop not charting. Music has always been subjective to the listener’s ear, and that being said you are free to play whatever you like. Just make sure you listen to my playlist though and we will not have any problems.

Conway The Machine – Drumwork

Conway the Machine is here today with his new project Drumwork. After his amicable split with Griselda a couple of years ago, the Buffalo emcee decided to start his own label of which Drumwork is titled from. The project features his signee Jae Skeese, Benny The Butcher, Rome. Streetz, Heem B$F, 7xvethegenius, Kota Savia, and more. Notable songs to check out on the project include “Andre 3000,” “Lalo,” “Rory Joint,” and “Hov Numbers.”

Mick Jenkins – Smoke Break – Dance (Featuring Jid)

Chicago emcee Mick Jenkins has linked up with Jid for his newest single “Smoke Break-Dance,”. The single comes ahead of Jenkins new album Patience that is schedule for an August release.

EARTHGANG – Bobby Boucher

Earthgang released new song and visuals today for “Bobby Boucher,” featuring Benji and Spillage Village. Check out video below and keep your fingers crossed that we get a new album from the duo.

The Alchemist- Midnight Oil featuring Larry June & Jay Worthy

The Alchemist dropped off a new video for “Midnight Oil” from his Flying High album that release a couple weeks ago.

St. Louis Rising Playlist

The St. Louis music scene has been steady with a stream of artist releasing singles and projects in 2023. This week is no different, today we have new music from BarbieBeeJamminn “Rumors,” Rec Riddles “Gun Jam,” featuring Jia Davis, and King Que “Party in Paradise”.

Enforcer Friday

Thanks for stopping by this week, don’t forget to check out my playlist for the rest of today new entries.

Elvin Chambers