I want to take a moment to say Happy Women’s History month. Throughout the history of America, women in our society have felt the systemic oppression of being overlooked and not respected. As our country moves to be more diverse and inclusive, it is equally important we do not leave the women behind.
Having worked around music nearly half my life. I have seen women behind the scenes make moves that us men were not willing to do. That experience caused me to be aware of my implicit bias and to start paying attention to those who were working around me.
Though our nation has made strides to fix the disparities amongst women, we have to be aware of surroundings. Women are important and it is time they have their space and freedom without our interference. What can we do for women, we can begin by showing our love through supporting them.
King Von – What It Means to Be King
It has been a 1 1/2 years since the world lost King Von to gun violence. There was heavy expectations for the rising star who left his violent Southside neighborhood for Atlanta. Von’s death along with several others have sent a shockwave through the music world that has led to debates over the violent diss songs in the Drill music genre.
In Von’s tragic departure, his estate dropped What It Means to Be King. The 19 track project features Lil Durk, 21, Fivio Foreign, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Rich Gangsta featuring Tee Grizzley. Notable tracks worth checking out include “Rich Gangsta” featuring Tee Grizzley, “Trust Nothing” featuring Money Bagg Yo, “Don’t Play That” featuring 21 Savage, and the Hitmaka produced “FaceTime”featuring G Herbo.
The Cool Kids – Before Sh_t Got Weird
Before Chicago Drill rap entered the scene, The Cool Kids were one of the upcoming groups satisfying the hip hop world with their bass heavy projects. Today, Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks have dropped off the first of three albums Before Sh_t Got Weird. This is the follow up album from their 2020 release Volumes.
The Cool Kids latest project is 21 tracks and comes out to a hour of playtime. Before Sh_t Got Weird is refreshing with beats like “Scam Likely” that samples Masta Ace’s “Born To Roll” and the Bounce fueled “Too Bad” featuring Pell and A – Trak. The album also features guest appearances from Chance the Rapper on “Low Sodium,” Jid and 6lack on “Lightwerk”, and Larry June on “All or Nothing.
Morray – Still Here
Morray is back with a new single “Still Here”featuring Cordae
Tiana Major9 – Try Peace
For the second week in a row Tiana Major9 has released a new single with her latest “Try Peace”.
Women Who Rap Playlist
In honor of Women’s History month I wanted to share my playlist of women rappers.
- New Music Friday: Nas , Rod Wave, Cleo Sol, and FrizzFest is back this weekend - Friday, September 15, 2023
- New Music Friday: 38 Spesh x Conway The Machine, plus Keyon Harrold, Blvck Spvde and The Cosmos drop music ahead of Music at the Intersection Festival. - Friday, September 8, 2023
- New Music Friday: Dreamville keeping consistent, Blxst x Bino Rideaux, and Jorja Smith gears up for her new album, and more - Friday, September 1, 2023