New Music Friday

 |  May 25, 2018
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Featuring Pusha T, A$AP Rocky, and Zaytoven.

Memorial Day Weekend is peeking just around the corner, motioning us to come running towards it. While most are still stuck in corporate monotony awaiting liberation, that doesn’t mean that today has to be a drag. Quite the contrary–it’s new music Friday, and today we have releases from A$AP Rocky, Pusha T, and Atlanta sonic architect, Zaytoven.

Rocky’s new album, Testing, emerges after the A$AP leader’s palpable three-year musical hiatus, but given Rocky’s stature, impact, and diversified business portfolio, it was a deserved sabbatical. Simply judging by the decorated tracklist, which includes diverse features from Frank Ocean, Lauryn Hill, French Montana, Kodak Black, and more, Testing will fit nicely in Rocky’s impressive discography.

Echoing Rocky’s loud absence is the cocaine cowboy, Pusha T, who just released his first album since 2016’s Darkest Before Dawn, DAYTONA. Originally slated as King Push, the former Clipse member said that DAYTONA was a more appropriate title, as he felt it was more encompassing and representative of his life and mindsent. Coming in at a lean seven-tracks, this album is exclusively produced by the man, the myth, the legend, Kanye West, who spent over 18-months with Push in his Wyoming bunker digging through samples to craft the perfect production for his label president.

Yes, it’s an extraordinary day for music. Check out all of today’s releases below: