Cardi B — “Press”
Cardi B takes some shots at the “Press” with her brand new single. After teasing the cut’s lyrics on social media, the Bronx rapper fires off a series of one-liners at enemies and the tabloids with a hard-hitting new track.
“Cardi don’t need more press,” she boasts. “Kill ’em all, put them hoes to rest / Walk in, bulletproof vest / Please tell me who she gon’ check / Murder scene, Cardi made a mess.”
Beyond those themes, Bardi also references her baby daughter Kulture and her ever-growing wealth. “Ding dong! Must be that whip that I ordered / And a new crib for my daughter / You know a bad bitch gon’ spoil her / Got one in New York, need one in Georgia / New Bentley truck cost a quarter / My money still long like weave, pussy still wet like Florida.”
“Press” also comes with a series of photographs. Bardi appears nude in most of the pictures, which were captured by famed photographer Jora Frantzis, who also shot the Invasion of Privacy album cover.
It’s been a little over a year since Cardi released her major label debut, Invasion of Privacy. The album became a breakout success with singles like “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It.” Since then, Cardi has released a series of collaborations along with joints like “Money” and now, “Press.” Listen to the latest below.
Gucci Mane feat. Justin Bieber — “Love Thru The Computer”
What happens when you combine Gucci Mane, Justin Bieber, and Zapp & Roger? Guwop just released the results of that combination with his Bieber collaboration “Love Thru The Computer,” which features a Zapp & Roger sample.
Producer JWhite Did It used “Computer Love” as the inspiration for his latest beat. Bieber plays off that concept in his hook. “You could meet me on my laptop,” he sings. “When we both logged on, I didn’t wanna turn off / That’s that computer love.”
The East Atlanta Santa uses his real-life relationship with Keyshia Ka’Oir as his muse. “Nobody fucking with The Wops,” he raps. “Baby give me all that she got / Share it with me, we gon’ throw it all in the pot / This the type of love more than physical / When the king get a queen, he invincible.”
Get ready for more new music. Last night, Gucci also teased “Backwards,” a new “summer anthem” featuring Meek Mill. He also went on to call it a “guaranteed summer smash.” In the meantime, listen to “Love Thru The Computer” below.
Denzel Curry — ZUU
Denzel Curry’s back! After building even more buzz around his rising career with last year’s TA13OO, the Floridian rapper unleashes his latest album, ZUU.
The LP’s title track works as its intro and it’s a tribute to his hometown. “This what you made me,” he raps. “Carol City raised me / Trick said ‘I’m a Thug,’ that’s the hate you gave me.”
Curry taps Rick Ross, Tay Keith, Ice Billion Berg, Sam Sneak, PlayThatBoiZay, and Kiddo Marv for this 12-song LP. FNZ, Keanu Beats, Charlie Heat, Ronny J, and Jasper Harris all lend production to the project.
Denzel recently spoke about the album’s hometown themes during an interview with HotNewHipHop. “It’s all Dade County,” he said. “It’s all Miami. Ya’ll seen what Broward’s doing already. So ya’ll need to see what Dade niggas is about. I wanted to make my version of [Dr. Dre’s] The Chronic.” The album title is a reflection of that, as well. “Zuu is a reference to Carol City,” he added. “We called it the zoo. It’s the concrete jungle. It’s always been like that.”
Moreover, Curry said he didn’t need a pen and pad to craft this hometown ode. “I freestyled the whole thing,” he said in the aforementioned interview. “[I] went from mind to mic. The pen and the pad is the middleman if you already know what you’re going to say.”
Take a trip to Zuu below.
Jim Jones & Heatmakerz — El Capo
Jim Jones offers “greetings and salutations” with The Heatmakerz. The seasoned Diplomats rapper teams up with The Heatmakerz for a special new collaborative project, El Capo.
The 16-song effort is a star-studded affair. It features a slew of fellow vets, including Cam’ron, Rick Ross, Maino, Fabolous, Jadakiss, and Curren$y. The project also includes appearances by Dave East, Benny The Butcher, and Conway the Machine.
Jones recently spoke with Revolt about the making of this album, which apparently took two years to craft. “This is a solo album but it’s more of a joint project because it’s with me and Heatmakerz,” he said. “It’s something that’s never been done — where he produced the whole album. If you don’t know, Heatmakerz coined the whole Diplomat sound from all of the dope records that we’ve created. He was a major part of that. Sometimes, DJs and producers don’t get the credit they deserve. So I’m more excited for [Heatmakerz producer] Rsonist than I am for myself.”
Jones also unleashed the project with a message to fans. “We put a lot of hard work into this album a lot of long nights,” he wrote. “Hope u enjoy sincerely.” Listen to El Capo below.
Tory Lanez feat. Quavo & Tyga — “Broke Leg”
A year after releasing his Love Me Now LP, Tory Lanez unleashes the album’s Reloaded edition. To go along with this repackaging, Tory added the previously-released “Freaky” and a new joint called “Broke Leg.”
Produced by Foreign Teck, Vou, Nick Dean, and Uno, “Broke Leg” also features appearances by Quavo and Tyga. Lanez billed it as a “summer anthem” that would “go platinum in the first 10 seconds.”
Tory raps about a woman who “walked in like [she] invented the door.” Quavo makes an offer to his girl: “Get flew’d out, take you on your first trip.” Tyga keeps that theme rolling: “You know who she call when she flew into town / She told me she would never fuck with me, look at her now.”
A video for the song is due later today. Listen to “Broke Leg” below.