So the biggest news story of the past week was also one of the derpiest (?) of the month yet. That would be MTV’s roundup of the so-called Hottest MCs In The Game, which like any good list was both inaccurate and accurate at once. We received some similar, albeit not as heated, comments over the list of our favorite Rhymesayers albums to date. Don’t worry, y’all, we have plenty more of those coming, so get ready to debate.
In other news, Scoop DeVille and Jonwayne added Chuck Inglish to their Digital Diamonds project, Earl Sweatshirt performed three new tracks in Los Angeles, and we found out a new A Tribe Called Quest album isn’t happening. Also, Mass Appeal launched a rad new producer series, Baths finally announced a new album, and that Yasiin Bey/Mannie Fresh project? Yeah, it’s done.
As for the tracks that dropped? Welp, there were A LOT of ill ones:
- Danny Brown – “#HottestMC”
- James Blake – “Digital Lion” F. Brian Eno
- Drake – “5AM In Toronto”
- James Blake – “Voyeur (Dub)”
- Dauwd – “Heat Division”
- Rustie – “Slasherr”
- Fat Tony – “Hood Party” F. Kool A.D. & Despot
- Les Sins – “Grind” & “Prelims”