Featuring Benny The Butcher x Harry Fraud, Lil Tjay, Roddy Ricch, 2G2Gz, and more.
The daunting monotony of the work week is almost in the rearview, which means three things: 1) it’s almost time to enjoy the weekend; 2) March Madness is here; 3) it’s “New Music Friday.” With what’s been a loaded first quarter for releases, today’s industry standard drop day is no aberration from this musical onslaught. Luckily, DJ Forever Cold is here applying his expert filter to this week’s releases, presenting you with the 3/19 Forever Cold❄️ playlist.
Headlining today’s list are: Lil Tjay, Benny The Butcher x Harry Fraud, Roddy Ricch, and 22Gz.
Kicking things off with a bang, Lil Tjay has come through with his star-studded new single, “Headshot” featuring Fivio Foreign and Polo G. A melding of regional standouts, Lil Tjay’s latest effort blends the midwestern vibe with the east coast flavor, providing a sonically dynamic and distinct single. With so much fire power, it can be easy for a track of this prestige to fall short of expectations. But, fortunately, that’s not the case here.
Next up, the New York legends, Benny The Butcher and Harry Fraud, have delivered their highly-anticipated collaborative album, The Plugs I Met II. The sequel to Benny’s 2019 project, the continuation in the saga features exclusive production from Harry Fraud, facilitating a consistent sonic texture that still has ridges of diversity. Joined by the late Chinx, 2 Chainz, Fat Joe, French Montana, Jim Jones, and Rick Hyde, this nine-track effort is doused in Big Apple grit. The 2 Chainz-assisted “Plug Talk” has made today’s list.
Heading out west, Roddy Ricch came through earlier this week with the live rendition for his new track, “Heartless,” premiered during the 63rd annual Grammys. Roddy’s latest track continues his distinct combination of melodies and poignance, furthering his eclectic appeal and commercial dominance.
Last, but certainly not least, Brooklyn Drill rapper 22Gz has come through with his third official mixtape, The Blixky Tape 2 — the sequel to his career-catapulting July ‘19 mixtape. Coming in at 13-tracks, 22Gz’s new project features Jackboy and a collection of rising talent. His track “Casa” has made today’s list.
Other artists to be included in the 3/19 Forever Cold❄️ playlist are: Tee Grizzley x Lil Durk, Popp Hunna, Price x Hit-Boy, IDK, Kota The Friend x Statik Selektah, Felly, Bfb Da Packman, Guapdad 4000 x !llmind, Young Dolph x Key Glock, and more.
Check out the 3/19 Forever Cold❄️ playlist below: