Featuring Reason, SAINt JHN, Benny The Butcher, and more.
With autumn in full swing, the temperature gage is dropping by the day, reminding us that summer is officially in the rearview. But fear not — just because winter’s icy touch is around the corner, doesn’t mean that the heat has to stop.
DJ Forever Cold is back with another edition of the Forever Cold❄️ playlist — your weekly plug for all things dope hip-hop. Today’s list is headlined by: Reason, King Von, SAINt JHN, and Benny The Butcher.
Kicking things off, Top Dawg Entertainment’s Reason has made good on his debut album, New Beginnings. The official Reason introduction has been a longtime coming, and his 14-track LP certainly lives up to the hype. Reason perpetuates TDE’s lyrical – hype blend with aplomb, demonstrating that he can straddle that thin line between artistic integrity and commerciality. His songs “I Can Make It” featuring Rapsody and “Extinct” featuring JID and Isaiah Rashad have made this week’s list.
Next up, Chicago’s furiously-rising King Von has added to his swelling catalogue by tapping Fivio Foreign on “I Am What I Am.” The new Von loosie continues his menacing style and keen storytelling penchant. With Fivio in the mix, the Brooklyn resident, “I Am What I Am” demonstrates how drill has transcended Chicago into a universal rap subgenre.
Speaking of New York, the ethereal SAINt JHN has blessed listeners with a vibey new single, “Gorgeous.” SAINt JHN has developed a loyal following thanks to a distinct style — one that is a cocktail of enchanting singing, melodic rapping, lovelorn affairs, and romantic ideals.
Last, but certainly not least, Griselda’s Benny The Butcher continues making his case for one of today’s most prized lyricists and hip-hop purists with his Lil Wayne- and Big Sean-assisted “Timeless” single. The new Benny offering serves as the official lead-off single for his upcoming album, Burden Of Proof.
Other artists to make this week’s list include: Juicy J, Capalow, Kalan.FrFr, Lil Loaded, Karlae, and Future.
Check out the 10/9 Forever Cold❄️ playlist below: