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Jay Electronica, BlocBoy JB, Reason & More: Projects This Week

Written by on October 14, 2020

The seasons might be changing, but the caliber of new music releases aren’t. This week, there are new projects from a veteran MC and a Memphis rapper that we haven’t heard from in a while as well as a debut album from a TDE artist.

Jay Electronica is back with the crazy production and impeccable introspection. The seasoned New Orleans rhymer is following up his 2007 debut mixtape, Act I: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge), with the new album, Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn). The Tidal exclusive arrived on Monday (Oct. 5) after leaking the day prior. Nonetheless, the LP also comes about seven months after Jay Elec’s first studio album, A Written Testimony, which features a number of songs with Jay-Z. This new album is a 16-track offering that features appearances from Hov, The-Dream, Serge Gainsbourg, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Bullitts and LaTonya Givens. Fans have been waiting over a decade for this album to be released after being teased 13 years ago, but the time has finally come.

After delivering a healthy amount of mixtapes, most recently dropping Simi in 2018, BlocBoy JB‘s debut album, FatBoy, has arrived. The inspiration from the title comes from a childhood nickname he was given as a result of his former weight. The 24-year-old rapper and 2018 XXL Freshman, who made waves with songs “Shoot” and the Drake-assisted “Look Alive,” makes his major record label debut with help from fellow Tennesseans Yo Gotti and 2020 XXL Freshman NLE Choppa. The LP, which contains 17 songs, also has special appearances from Trippie Redd, G Herbo and production from chart-topping producer Tay Keith. The former 2018 XXL Freshman puts on for the South on his latest effort.

About 2,000 miles west of Memphis over in California, Reason offers his debut album, New Beginnings. The Top Dawg Entertainment artist has dropped off four mixtapes up to this point: In the Meantime (2015), The Free Album (2016), The Proof (2016) and There You Have It, which was released in 2017 and rereleased in 2018. Making a name for himself with his conscious and thought-provoking lyricism, the Carson, Calif. rhymer is dishing out 14 new joints on this album with features from label mates ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Isaiah Rashad, in addition to Dreamville’s J.I.D, Rapsody and more.

The music can’t and won’t stop. Take a look below to see more new projects from Capolow, Lil Loaded, Dice Soho and a host of others.

  • Act II: The Patents of Nobility (The Turn)

    Jay Electronica

  • FatBoy

    BlocBoy JB

    Foundation Entertainment / Interscope Records
  • Gemini in Paradise

    Dice Soho

    GT Digital / Icey Life Records
  • Endangered Species


    Honorable Records / Worldstar Distro
  • Dinner Party: Dessert

    Dinner Party (Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington and 9th Wonder)

    Sounds of Crenshaw / Empire
  • A Demon in 6lue

    Lil Loaded

  • Diana

    Famous Dex

    Richforever Music / 300 Entertainment
  • EDNA

    Headie One

    Relentless Records / Sony Music Entertainment UK
  • Evergreen Wildchild 2 (Deluxe)

    Lil Poppa

    Rule #1 / Interscope Records

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