Future & Zaytoven — Beast Mode 2
Future and Zaytoven go into Beast Mode once again. The rapper-producer duo joins forces with the follow-up to the 2015 original.
This time around, Hndrxx and Zay deliver a 9-song effort, kicking off with the “Wifi Lit.” Over melodic piano keys, Pluto raps about wealth, whips, and weapons. “I got Gucci socks on me and money in every pocket,” he raps. “I got Burberry seats, the color teriyaki.”
Young Scooter, the project’s lone guest, appears on “Doh Doh.” Over the thumping production, Future and Scooter rap about shooters, show money, and street rules. “Treat the trap like Nipsey Hussle,” raps Scooter. “You know, all money in.” Hndrxx adds: “Take no days off, I get dough, dough, dough.”
Zaytoven has been teasing these collaborations for quite some time. In May, he told Ssense: “When I work with Future, it’s almost like a work of art,” he said. “You listen to something like Beast Mode, and it’s almost like looking at a pretty painting.”
Meek Mill — Legends of the Summer
Meek Mill’s back. After an arduous time behind bars, the Philadelphia rapper returns to the music world with Legends of the Summer, a brand new four-song EP.
The stars came out for Mill. Swizz Beatz, Jeremih, PnB Rock, and Miguel all pop up with guest appearances. Meanwhile, Meek shows off his versatility, delivering boastful (“Millidelphia”), radio-friendly (“Dangerous”), club-ready (“1am”), and socially conscious (“Stay Woke”) tracks.
“We go to war for our freedom, they say we equal,” he raps on the latter cut. “I used to wanna play like Randall and be an Eagle / I used to play the quarterback, my dog would go receiver / That was ’til the ball got flat by a dope needle on the pavement.”
Back in May, Mill told Power 105 about what fans could expect from him. “I’m just doing what it feels like God put me on this path for but I still gotta go back to being me,” he said. “Bars is there. The personality is still there. I’m still there. I still got homies in the joint that’s going through it. I still got homies in the graveyard, family members in the graveyard. So there are still things inside of me, built up, that I might gotta address. This ain’t gonna be a Meek Luther King.”
Lil Yachty feat. Cardi B & Offset — “Who Want Smoke”
Bardi calls herself “the King of New York,” before offering free smoke to competitors. “They don’t want smoke with me / The diamonds is choking me,” she raps. “They p*ssy need potpourri / These bitches is 0-3 / And they in a lower league.”
Meanwhile, Lil Boat brags about pulling up in a 2-seater, turning the club into a freezer, and not smoking. Offset adds a final verse, which explores kilos on boats, and more.
Earlier this year, Yachty released Lil Boat 2 featuring Quavo, Offset, and 2 Chainz, among others. He’s also been teasing a Glacier Boyz joint project with Migos and Gucci Mane.
B.o.B — Naga
B.o.B says he’s calling it quits. The Atlanta rapper has unleashed Naga, which he’s previously referred to as his final LP.
He’s signing off with a 10-song effort released through No Genre. It features Waka Flocka, Amara La Negra, London Jae, and Big Havi.
Last month, Bobby Ray spoke with XXL about his plans. “I think it’s good when you’re able to do something creatively and you don’t have to do it ’cause you necessarily need the money, you know?” he said. “Even though you’re getting paid, it’s not like you need it, you just like doing it and that’s the ultimate goal as an artist, to be able to get to that point to just do whatever you wanna do.”
B.o.B has had a wide-ranging career since his 2010 debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray. That album topped the Billboard 200 thanks to hits like “Nothin’ On You,” “Airplanes,” and “Magic.” More recently, however, he’s made headlines thanks to his flat Earth theories.