Weekly Release Guide: Action Bronson, Gunplay, Joey Bada$$, More
This week's release schedule is loaded up with young talent continuing to push the boundaries and a couple old heads setting out to recapture the magic. Without further ado, here's a rundown of the biggest hip-hop releases slated for this week.
Action Bronson and Harry Fraud — Saab Stories, June 11
This tape has been talked about since last year, and with both Bronson and Fraud on a seemingly meteoric rise to the top of their respective games, it's coming at a perfect time. The Brooklyn-based producer's vivid soundscapes mesh well with the Queens wordsmith's laconic delivery and flow, making them a formidable duo. First single "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" came packaged with one of the more hilarious videos of the year, then got flipped with a "Queens Remix" featuring LL Cool J and Lloyd Banks, before Bronsolini dropped the second single, the Wiz Khalifa-assisted "The Rockers" last Friday. Raekwon and Prodigy also make appearances, and the cover art is... something to behold, at least. Fraud has said that the two have more material on the way, and Bronson still has his major label debut with Atlantic on deck, but this tape should more than satisfy fans. —Dan Rys (@danrys)
1. "72 Virgins" feat. Big Body Bes
2. "Triple Backflip"
3. "No Time"
4. "The Rockers" feat. Wiz Khalifa
5. "Strictly 4 My Jeeps"
7. "Seven Series Triplets" feat. Prodigy and Raekwon