MUSIC REVIEW - NEW SINGLES (1/7): 2 CHAINZ, GUCCI MANE, 21 SAVAGE, FREDO BANG + MORE


Give your personal playlist an overhaul for the new year as we dive into this week’s New Music-Frenzy', which kicks off with brand-new music from 21 Savage in the form of “No Debate” / “Big Smoke,” 2 Chainz kicking off the new year with help from 42 Dugg on “Million Dollars Worth Of Game” and “Fake Friends” from 1017 Records Boss Gucci Mane. Our list also features “Throw It Back” from Fredo Bang, “Retail Therapy” by Central Cee and some new jams from NBA YoungBoy.


21 Savage – “No Debate” / “Big Smoke”

In 2021 21 Savage undertook the role of one of Hip Hop’s most notorious rappers to have featured on a track. He bodied verses on the likes of Rick Ross' “Outlawz”, Drake’s “Knife Talk”, YBN Nahmir's "Opp Stoppa", J. Cole's "my.life", and more, making him one of the year’s best MCs without releasing much of his own individual music.


The Atlanta trapper is starting 2022 off guns blazing, releasing his double-single “No Debate” / “Big Smoke” to YouTube. With new singles dropping, as the waiting game begins for a follow-up to his 2020 "SAVAGE MODE II".


2 Chainz f. 42 Dugg – “Million Dollars Worth Of Game”

Just weeks before the release of "Dope Don’t Sell Itself", the latest offering from 2 Chainz, comes in his latest single “Million Dollars Worth Of Game”.


Assisted by the explosive 42 Dugg, 2 Chainz dishes out over two minutes of free-game to his listeners. Backed by a flipped flute sample bouncing with energy, the two MCs trade bars about their Maybachs, brick work and jewelery with absolute prowess.


YoungBoy Never Broke Again – “Fish Scale”

Fredo Bang – “Throw It Back”

Fredo Bang arguably released some of the best music of his career in 2021 with his release of "Murder Made Me and In The Name Of Gee (Still Most Hated)". And, as evidenced by his new track “Throw It Back”, he’s not letting the pressure off the gas.

The Baton Rouge, LA rapper may share the same home city as YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Kevin Gates, but as is apparent on his latest, Bang’s raps set aside the need for crooning melodies and dive head first into hard bars.


Central Cee – “Retail Therapy”

Central Cee hasn’t quite hit his 25th birthday yet, but the U.K. rapper has already surpassed 6.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.


“Retail Therapy” finds the London MC blowing bags on luxurious goods in order to distract himself from a continually frustrating lover over a Drill-inspired beat.


Gucci Mane – “Fake Friends”


Azizi Gibson f. Freddie Gibbs – “Hate To Say It”

Multi-hyphenate Hip Hop and R&B artist Azizi Gibson’s voice is versatile and ever-changing. When backed by the unfettered drums of “Cobra”, he sounds rugged, while, when placed among the moody keys of “Rain”, his voice bends to a vulnerable and delicate state.


“Hate To Say It”, Azizi's recent single, features Freddie Gibbs, who in addition to igniting a strange Twitter feud with Gunna, is also gearing up for a big 2022 in the spotlight.


Earl Sweatshirt – “Titanic”








Cootie f. Big Scarr – “Trap Out Da Spot”

Cootie aims to be refocusing his attention back on his home state of Arkansas. “Trap Out Da Spot”, which also features a blistering verse from 1017 affiliate Big Scarr, is highlighted by flute-laden production by K SWISHA--As the two Southern rappers spit about their street escapades and the growth they’ve experienced since.


Montell Fish – “thousand miles"


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