Which of this months hip hop projects were good?  Which were booty cheeks? Which showed booty cheeks? Scroll down and I will tell you!

Surprisingly Good

“Starting Over” – Niykee Heaton

People forget that in addition to showcasing her voluptuous chest and back side to her 2.8 million instagram followers, Niykee Heaton is actually a talented musician. After gaining a following doing acoustic Chief Keef covers on Youtube, she took some time off of music to focus on her “modeling”.

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She recently made her return back to the mic last week with her 3 Song EP “Starting Over”, and it’s pretty good. The project has a very Lana Del Rey feel. Niykees vocals are clean and she glides over acoustic riffs without being muddled by autotune/ reverb. The cover art for the project looks like a preview for a CamSoda page, which is a big plus as well. The sky is the limit for Ms. Heaton if she can find the perfect balance between butt selfies and music releases.

Hottest In The Streets

“Drip Harder” – Gunna & Lil Baby

This mixtape is Watch The Throne for the mumble rap generation. Gunna and Lil Baby are two of the hottest artists in rap right now, and the Atlanta crooners went from unknown to borderline superstar status in 2018. Both use a ton of autotune, so old school rap heads might be a little opposed to their sound. However, when they both harness the flows they stole from Young Thug, they are nasty. Tracks 1, 12, and 13 are the hottest joints. Play “Never Recover” ft. Drake in your uber to the bar this weekend for some quality pre-blackout vibes. Just be careful, it might cause you to headbang your face through the windshield.

Overrated

“Quavo Huncho” – Quavo

I’m a big Migos guy. Ever since I heard them say Versace 643 times on the same song I knew they were going to be superstars, but they are far better as a trio then as lone acts. This album has crazy features, from Drake, to 21 Savage, to Travis Scott, but the songs kind of all sound the same and seem to blend together. 19 tracks is far too long for a solo project nowadays, but “Workin Me” and “Flip The Switch” still had me in my white boy bag.

Lowkey Fire

“Everything Must Go Vol. 2” – T- Pain

One of the original implementors of auto tune in rap music, T-Pain was a monster in the early 2000’s. His ode’s to fat booty strippers and mansions in “Wis-can-sin” laced with robotic vocals gave him a refreshingly strange sound many people had never heard before. His buzz died down a bit towards the end of 2010 and he didn’t release a studio album from 2011-2017, but Pain is back on his grind pumping out projects. He delivers his second installment of the Everything Must Go series, within which he’s been giving fans unreleased music as an appetizer to his upcoming album. The tracklist shows different sides of Big T, he spits hard bars free of pitch correction, and also gets back to his autotuned roots that made him a star. Here are some highlights that will put you in your 2007 feels.

  1. Who Want it
  2. Lets Go Out
  3. Darkskin Debarge
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