Issa Rae‘s Max seriesRap Sh!t announced Wednesday (Sept. 27) that it’s releasing the season 2 soundtrack on Nov. 3 via Rae’s label Raedio and Def Jam.
Rap Sh!t: The Mixtape (Soundtrack from the Max Original Series, S2) is meant to showcase the women currently taking over the rap game, including Sexyy Redd, whose single “No Panties” — produced by YA & Snacks of The Breed — arrived Wednesday. “I’m happy that I got to work on ‘No Panties’ for Rap Sh!t,” she said in a statement. “It’s just me having fun on the beat and talking my sh–. It’s just like the show: The rap girls running this sh–.”
The soundtrack is a mix of original music created for the series and performed by lead characters Shawna (played by Aida Osman) and Mia (KaMillion) and new songs by Rico Nasty, Kali, Maiya the Don, Enchanting, Cam & China and more. Guapdad 4000, NCognita and Suni MF have writing credits, while Hitkidd, Danja and Bankroll Got It contributed to the production.
Rap Sh!t: The Mixtape (Soundtrack from the Max Original Series, S2) also marks the first project Raedio is releasing alongside Def Jam, after Rae initially launched her label with Atlantic Records in 2019.
The first two episodes of Rap Sh!t‘s second season will premiere Nov. 9 on Max. Originally slated for an Aug. 10 premiere, the new season was postponed due to the strikes. The Writers Guild of America and the labor group representing studios and streamers announced Sunday that they have reached a tentative deal on a new three-year contract. The historic, 148-day writers strike has officially ended.
Lil Wayne’s return is officially upon us. Weezy F Baby has delivered his new 10-track mixtape, Tha Fix Before Tha VI.
Joining Wayne on the album are Jon Batiste, Euro, and Fousheé.
A couple of weeks ago, Lil Wayne opened the 2023 VMAs. With the show hitting the screen, Weezy stood as an instrumental of “Back That Azz Up” played before erupting into a performance of “Uproar.” The Best Rapper Alive would finish off his set with a performance of the new single, “Kat Food.” Check out the album art below.
British-Sudanese singer Elmiene steps into the spotlight with his new single “Marking My Time”, which marks his third release since signing a deal with Def Jam and Polydor. “Marking My Time” is the follow up to the singles “Mama” and “Made At Fire.” Fans can definitely look forward to hearing more from Elmiene in the near future.
Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Solomon Headen released his debut EP “Love FM Deux” in July. Now, Headen has doubled back with a few records that didn’t make the initial release. “Love FM Deux” is a hearty 10-song offering from the artist. In addition to the original 6 songs, Headen added four more tracks. The supplement records include “The Truth”, “Be Alone”, “Slow” and “Time Heals.” The project offers R&B fans more bang for their buck as it puts Headen’s talents on full display. Listen to “You Know” below.
After releasing his latest album, I Told Them… last month, Burna Boy will embark on a 16-city trek this fall called the I Told Them… Tour.
Produced by Live Nation, the multi-city jaunt will find Burna performing in not only arenas but, in some cases, stadiums. Beginning Nov. 3, the “City Boys” artist will perform his first-ever Los Angeles stadium show at BMO Stadium before touching down in various cities, including Houston, Chicago and Toronto for his arena stops. In July, Burna became the first Nigerian artist to headline a stadium, performing at Citi Field in New York City for a crowd of 40,000 people.
I Told Them… spawned a bevy of singles, including his 21 Savage-assisted hit “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” and his Jeremih-sampled song “City Boys.” The album also clinched Burna’s first No. 1 on the U.K. Albums Chart earlier this month.
Tickets for the I Told Them… Tour will be available starting with a Citi presale beginning Tuesday (Sept. 26). Additional presales will continue throughout the week, leading up to Friday’s general on-sale, which starts at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com.
Yo Gotti and his CMG team are ready to deliver another set of bangers. Hitting Instagram, Gotti announced Gangsta Art 2. This is the second collaboration project from the full label.
On Instagram, Gotti revealed the project will drop this Friday. The first single on the project is “Big Dawg,” pairing Moneybagg Yo with Sexyy Red. Additional singles will feature GloRilla, EST Gee, Big Boogie, Lil Poppa, Blac Youngsta, and more.
Most recently, Yo Gotti, the Memphis native and CEO of CMG, dropped his latest Gangsta Grillz mixtape, I Showed U So, featuring collaborations with Moneybagg Yo and Rich Homie Quan. The 10-song mixtape with DJ Drama displays Gotti’s versatility, transitioning from gritty tracks like “Pop My Shit” to more romantic rhymes in “The One,” where he vulnerably raps about love and butterflies in his stomach.
The mixtape also reunites Gotti with Rich Homie Quan on their new collab, “Mandarin,” after their hit single “I Know” from Gotti’s acclaimed album “I Am” ten years ago.
I Showed U So is a long-awaited follow-up to Gotti’s breakthrough Gangsta Grillz project, I Told U So, released in 2006, which marked a turning point in his career. Now, 17 years later, Gotti celebrates the manifestation of his dreams and accomplishments.
The mixtape’s release follows Gotti’s “No Fake Love” single and video drop featuring Angela Simmons.
Additionally, I Showed U So marks Gotti‘s first solo release since his 11th studio album CM10: Free Game in February 2022, which achieved the highest-charting album of his career, debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Ice Cube is ready to drop a new album. In a conversation with Chuck D on his RAPstation show, Cube revealed the next album will be titled Man Down.
“I’m working on an album that hopefully I can finish in next couple of weeks and schedule to put it out,” Ice Cube said. “I’m digging what I’m doing. The name of the record is called Man Down, and, you know, it’s a pretty good record. It like it. It’s dope.”
Ice Cube’s last album was Everythang’s Corrupt, released in 2018 and featured the singles “Good Cop, Bad Cop” and “Arrest the President.”