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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With an insurmountable hustle evinced year-after-year throughout his beastly barrel of mixtapes, Harlem’s elite emcee, rapper-actor, Dave East, releases his long-anticipated debut studio album, Survival, and we’re smug to say – it’s nothing but the hip hop benefaction we’ve been waiting for.

Survival, the same-title album as his upcoming five-part Netflix documentary, Survival Seriessees an unshakeable East face-to-face with his many confronting chapters in the come-up to success, everywhere from the streets (“They Wanna Kill You“), homelessness (“Need a Sign“), and resisting temptation (“Devil Eyes“), to finally making it (“Mama I Made It“), and staying grounded by his source of inspiration, Kairi Chanel Brewster, his two-year old daughter (“Daddy Knows“).

In a recent interview with Big Boy TV, on why his debut album is called SurvivalDave East reveals, he spent five long years making music and didn’t make “a single dollar,” until his 2014 mixtape Black Rose caught the attention of the one-and-only, hip hop icon, Nas, who soon signed East to his label Mass Appeal Records.

Now, the 31-year-old Mass Appeal / Def Jam artist proves his astounding influence, from Survival to the big screen. Survival features an A1 artist roll: DJ Premier, J. Black, Nas, The Soul Rebels, Teyana Taylor, Rick Ross, The-Dream, Fabolous, Jacquees, Gunna, E-40, Mozzy, Lil Baby, Max B, DJ Clue, Ash Leone, Mad Rapper, and Snoop Dogg (in a special tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle).

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