This week’s New Music Friday round-up includes albums from Meek Mill, Sadat and Dough Networks, Wajeed and more.
We received a full plate of hip-hop albums to cap off Thanksgiving. Meek Mill returns to the mixtape circuit with new project Flamerz 5. Harkening back to Meek’s underground beginnings, the mixtape sees the Philadelphia-bred rapper spitting over cuts including GloRilla‘s “Tomorrow” and Kodak Black‘s “Super Gremlin.”
British rap veteran Stormzy releases his long-awaited third album This Is What I Mean which follows his 2019 effort Heavy Is the Head. YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Quando Rondo jump back into the booth for 3860. Sadat X links up with Dough Networks for Science of Life. Detroit-born producer Waajeed surprises with new enigmatic production tape Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz. MIKE, Wiki and The Alchemist are a dream trio on 3-track EP One More.
Scroll down to check out our favorite releases of the week:
Meek Mill — Flamers 5
Listen to Meek Mill stunt over the hottest instrumentals in hip-hop including tracks from Future (“Massaging Me”) Gunna (“Living Wild”) and Ice Spice (“Munch (Feelin’ U)”).
Standouts: “God Did” and “Big Stunna”
YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Quando Rondo — 3860
Louisiana and Georgia collide on 3860. This is YoungBoy’s second project with another rapper to drop this year, after Better than You with DaBaby.
Standouts: “It’s On” and “Cream Soda”
Stormzy – This Is What I Mean
Stormzy releases his most ambitious effort to date with This Is What I Mean.
Standouts: “Hide & Seek” and “I Got My Smile Back”
Sadat X and Dough Networks — Science of Life
Sadat X and Dough Networks drop knowledge on Science of Life.
Standouts: “Everybody Has A Story” and “Harlem With Unc”
Waajeed — Memoirs of High-Tech Jazz
Producer Wajeed puts Detroit on his back.
Standouts: “Memoirs of High-Tech Jazz” and “Motor Cirty Madness”
MIKE, Wiki and The Alchemist — One More
Rappers MIKE and Wiki pair with The Alchemist for a chill EP to end 2022.
Standouts: “One More” and “Odd Ways”