Sparking just as much controversy as it does appeal, with Billboard forced to rethink its rules for artists promoting merchandise bundles, JACKBOYS, the debut compilation album from the Travis Scott-led rap collective JackBoys, is undoubtedly, a must-listen.
American rapper-singer and songwriter, Travis Scott, proves far beyond a musical talent, he’s also an astounding marketer; heavily wielding his prowess as a social influencer with over 20 million followers, to boost his personal brand – and JACKBOYS is instrumental to that growth.
JACKBOYS delivers the alternative hip-hop trap that Scott fans ride with, while selling just as many merchandise bundles as it does streams. The compilation album is a debut for Scott’s new record label Cactus Jack Records, promoting a new wave of emerging artists, notably including JackBoys‘ members Don Toliver, Sheck West, and Chase B.
The seven-track EP also features Lil Baby, ROSALÍA, Quavo, Offset, and Young Thug.
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.
－ 6lack has been teasing the release of his sophomore album, East Atlanta Love Letter, for some time. Now, he’s announced that a lucky few will have the pleasure of previewing the project in a wildly unique way.
After releasing one of the best R&B albums of 2017, the Grammy-nominated East Atlanta native is ready to follow up with a bang. About 2 weeks ago, 6lack dropped the official cover for East Atlanta Love Letter which damn near broke the internet by itself. However, the tracklist, which includes features from J. Cole, Young Thug, Khalid, Offset, and Future, sent fans further into a frenzy. If that wasn’t enough, 6lack has now put together an album listening experience that won’t be easily forgotten.
Tomorrow (Thursday, September 13th) you can join 6lack at Starlight Drive-In Theater on the historic Moreland Ave. to listen to the album before its official release. According to 6lack, the best way to experience an album for the first time is in the car with your friends and I can’t say I disagree.
The event will be held from 7pm -10pm and will only allow the first 140 cars to enter on a first come first serve basis.
If you’re free tomorrow night, make sure you check it out. Not only is the event bound to be quite an experience, but East Atlanta Love Letter is expected to be one of the better album drops of the year from one of Atlanta’s best young talents.
Written by Simo Haier