Isaiah Rashad- The House Is Burning (July 30)
I don’t really know what Chattanooga, Tennessee’s sound is, but I definitely wasn’t expecting the blend of RnB/California Hip Hop to be the outcome. I really love Isaiah Rashad’s voice and flow in pair with the great production on this album. His music has such a positive and calming energy and vibe. My top 5 on the album are Claymore ft Smino (side note: I really like anything that Smino is in, so this is my favorite song on the project), True Story ft Jay Rock & Jay Worthy (I really like the production in this song, it’s a nice stuck in traffic trying not to let my road rage come out vibe), Headshots (4 Da Locals) ft Duke Duce, Wat U Sed ft Iamdoechii & Kal Banx, and Score ft SZA & 6lack (honorable mention to THIB).
(Honorable Mention) Young Dolph & Paper Route Empire- PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi
Top 3: Mister Glock, South Memphis Rugrats (Remix), I Do This
The Kid Laroi- F*ck Love 3: Over You (July 23)
The Kid Laroi is hella talented for a 17 year old. Again, this is an artist that I haven’t listened to much, but I really like his sound. Lil Bibby definitely has a crazy ability to discover new talent. My top 5 on the album are DON’T LEAVE ME ft G Herbo and Lil Durk, LONELY AND F*CKED UP, SO DONE, TRAGIC ft Youngboy Never Broke Again and Internet Money, GO with Juice Wrld, NOT SOBER ft Polo G and Stunna Gambino (also Stay ft Justin Bieber).
(Honorable Mention) Childish Major- Thank You, God. For It All
Top 3: Check ft Young Baby Tate, Disrespectful ft Schoolboy Q, F Yah Job
Sophia Messa- Ice Cream & Cigarettes EP (July 16)
So I have no idea who this girl is….but there was only 6 songs on this project and I really liked them all. I’m not going to do a top 5 bc that would be dumb to just not acknowledge 1 song out of 6. My top 3 are Like You Do, Ice Cream & Cigarettes, Made with Pink Sweat$.
(Honorable Mention) KSI- All Over The Place
Top 3: No Time ft Lil Durk, Number 2 ft Future and 21 Savage, Patience ft YUNGBLUD and Polo G, (also No Pressure)
Mariah The Scientist- Ry Ry World (July 9)
The R&B women are honestly killing it this year. Mariah The Scientist has a really beautiful voice, I’m slightly disappointed in the fact that I’ve never listened to her…