When the news of Mac Miller‘s sudden death surfaced, the rap world in which he had bestowed with an inimitable voice, was absolutely devastated.

Now, under the drive of powerhouse producer, Jon Brion, who closely worked with Miller for several years, Circles, the follow-up album to Swimming, is posthumously complete – and as it manifests, the artist’s melodic cycle has finally come full circle.

While Circles was intended to be the second album in a three-part series, according to Brion, the 12-track album which has no features, just Miller – upfront and vulnerable, provides a compelling insight into his ongoing journey of self-discovery; everywhere from facing the complexities of a “Blue World,” where realising “reality’s so hard to find,” amid searching for “someone to save [him]” from his very own construct (“I Can See“).

The talent that is Mac Miller, is far beyond comprehensible, from writing his own lyrics and producing illustrious beats, to distinguishably gifting the world with an alternative rap voice that compels a most diverse audience; his genuine, kind-hearted soul evoked a certain vulnerability that any human being can relate to – an aptness that simply makes him unforgettable.

Circles is the absolute testament to his life’s work… may Mac Miller live on.

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On the come-up from Georgia, 20-year-old rapper-singer, Quando Rondo, releases his heavy debut album QPac, which sees the Atlantic Records‘ artist resonate with the hardships of the late legend Tupac Shakur.

While a hip hop freshman, Rondo divulges substantial appeal, from spitting profound bars in-between searching for “Real Love” and taking “Collect Calls,” to entwining urban melodies amid his “Codeine Tales” of ‘dopeboy dreamin‘ to swearing by the hustle in “Letter to My Daughter,” a heartfelt ode to his newborn.

QPac is the highly anticipated follow-up from Rondo‘s well-received mixtape, From the Neighbourhood to the Stage (2019). QPac sees several references to the life and work of 2Pac and while promising, the artist’s intrepid self-comparison to 2Pac as an artist – is better left a defiant aspiration rather than a truth.

The 18-track album features Luh Kel, Polo G, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, and Lil Durk.

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When you combine one of the industry’s most sensual voices, Tory Lanez, with sampling from the crème de la crème of R&B hits made in the 2000s, what you get is a straight-laced, chart-topper: Chixtape 5.

Following months on-end of fans awaiting the well-hyped album, the Interscope Records‘ artist, “a proud student of 2000s R&B,” finally launched his exclusive project, an 18-track album dedicated to remaking the greats from the 2000s, and in less than two weeks from the release date of Chixtape 5, Tory Lanez crowns the second spot on the new Billboard 200 (right after Celine Dion).

Not only does Lanez remake the greats, he features the artists who birthed them. Chixtape 5 sees immaculate, honey-dipped links track-after-track between Tory Lanez and each original artist stepping in on the new remake of their classic.

Chixtape 5 features Jagged Edge, Jermaine Dupri, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Ashanti, Lloyd, Lil WayneChris Brown, Ludacris, Mýa, The-Dream, Mario, Trey Songz, Fabolous, Slim & Nyce… do we need to say more?

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