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 Wayne, Chris Brown, Ludacris, Mýa, The-Dream, Mario, Trey Songz, Fabolous, Slim & Nyce… do we need to say more?
Listen now below.
EarthGang, an Atlanta-based hip hop duo, take listeners on a mystified trip with their latest album Mirrorland, an A1 Dreamville Records‘ production that exhibits Atlanta’s explicit creative power through an outlandish, circus-themed soundtrack brought to you by two of the rap game’s most whimsical.
Attending to the sounds of two wickedly-talented rappers and Spillage Village co-founders Olu and WowGr8, the flawless pairing behind EarthGang, is to escape the mundane and embrace the extraordinary. Mirrorland is a musical evocation of losing yourself in a house of mirrors, running wild with gypsies, braced by fire blowers and mesmerised by contortionists.
Mirrorland is heavily influenced by the 1978 film The Wiz, an African-American adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. This 14-track album is an inviting exposé of the many mystical landscapes that only Atlanta, Georgia, has to offer.
EarthGang is simply beguiling; a one-of-a-kind artist reinventing the multi-faceted world of hip hop as we know it with Mirrorland, featuring Young Thug, T-Pain, Kehlani, Arin Ray, and Malik.
Admit one to the circus below.