11/1 “New Music Friday”

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Featuring Earl Sweatshirt, Gang Starr, Westside Gunn, & more.


With the autumnal spirit in full-bloom, the temperature readout is gradually dipping. But just because winter is coming doesn’t mean that the heat stops. You know the drill: it’s Friday, and we do have shit to do — we have a dense edition of “New Music Friday” to enjoy.

The heavy-hitters have come through for today’s installment: Earl Sweatshirt, Gang Starr, and Westside Gunn — oh, and Travis Scott joined Young Thug and Gunna for the official “Hot” (Remix).

Around midday yesterday, October 31st, Earl Sweatshirt elated fans with a surprise album announcement for his fourth official studio LP, Feet of Clay. A succinct seven-track project, spanning only 15-minutes, the Some Rap Songs successor continues Earl’s voyage into avant-garde hip-hop; idiosyncratic instrumentals structure Earl’s pensive lyricality en route to painting his abstract sonic mural. 

Next up, the legendary, the one-and-only, the Gang Starr has returned with their first album in 16-years with One Of The Best Yet. Honoring the late MC Guru, the new Gang Starr offering is an amalgamation of posthumous Guru verses, vintage DJ Premier production, and stunning guest verses — including J. Cole, Royce Da 5’9”, Ne-Yo, Talib Kweli, and more. RIP, Guru.

Rounding out the album releases is the thoroughbred rhymer, Westside Gunn, with Hitler Wears Hermes 7. The Griselda MC is joined by his fellow Gang members (Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine), Curren$y, Boldy James, Fat Joe, and more.

And what’s a “New Music Friday” without a little Travis Scott? The ubiquitous artist joined Thugger and Gunna for the official remix to their smash-hit, “Hot.”

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