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My Top 10 Releases (March 2022)

Man, this first quarter has been one not to play with, including some of my favorite artists who dropped incredible sounds. With that being said, I’m back again with another list of my top drops. I hope this brings pleasure to your ears, enjoy!

#1) Kiree 3600 – “Dead Right”

Kiree 3600 just released Munna World, an EP with 4 different styles of the Virginia rapper giving his all, showcasing once again why he is “The Last Hope” to make it out. Along with the body of work came a compelling visual for it’s closing track, “Dead Right”.

#2) Lil Wudy – “MOBNEM” (Coi Leray TWINEM Remix)

Lil Wudy always surprises me whenever he decides to take on a popular song and make it his own. 100% of the time, his versions become the best in my opinion. This time he made Coi Leray’s hit “TWINEM” his by nicknaming it “MOBNEM” and taking us to his world out in Portsmouth, Virginia (Uptown).

#3) Benny The Butcher – “Thowy’s Revenge”

Benny the Butcher never fails to impress and outshine. At this point, he knows what his audience expects from him so he continues to build off of the foundation established. Tana Talk 4 is an expansion of the last Tana Talk 3, released in 2018. “Thowy’s Revenge” is my favorite off of his latest effort.

#4) Darren G. – “Swrve”

Darren G. is a rapper’s rapper from the 7 cities of the Commonwealth. In March, he embarked on #MarchMadnessMusicMonday where he released a song every Monday. On “Swrve”, Darren displays something totally different than the others. Over an uptempo instrumental that sounds like a ride in a race-car on a street with bright lights at night, his flow glides, and his hook will have you hooked.

#5) Saekyi, Tommy Richardson, Rooftop Collective – “Take Me Back For The Night”

This lighthearted track sounds like its straight out of an 80’s movie soundtrack. Brought to you by Virginia heavyweight Saekyi, along with Tommy Richardson and powered by Rooftop Collective, “Take Me Back For The Night” is the product of two amazing artists collaborating on a special piece of music. This song is sure to be a lot of people’s theme song for getting ready for a good night out on the town this Summer.

#6) Robb Bank$ – “It’s Lifted” (ft. Trippie Redd)

The bird-calling Broward County native, Robb Bank$ knows we’re in anticipation for his self-proclaimed magnum opus, Falconia. While we wait, he continues to drop loosies and short EP’s. This year, he’s dropped a few singles including “It’s Lifted” with Trippie Redd, a track that explores both of the MC’s softer, melodic sides. Trippie gives an addicting hook as Robb flows effortlessly through his verses.

#7) bLuE Medina – “London” (ft. Rudy Love)

bLuE Medina is one of Suffolk’s brightest emerging talents, with a completely unique sound of her own. On “London”, she links up with good friend and frequent collaborator, Rudy Love, as the two take listeners on a journey to the other side of the world. These two can’t make anything but a hit when they get together, as their musical chemistry is undeniable.

#8) 1pump – SKY HIGH [EP]

After years of not understanding why people remixed anyone’s entire songs, VA’s own 1Pump, aka ‘the kid with the cyclops shades’, aka ‘HiM’, decided to take on the challenge of rapping over popular beats. Personally, I enjoy when artists remix existing instrumentals, and I was pleasantly surprised and impressed at what I heard 1Pump deliver over this array of nostalgic sounds. When you get a moment, take a listen to SKY HIGH and have some fun!

#9) Tyler, the Creator – “Come On, Let’s Go!”

This man and his music speaks for itself. My favorite off of I Know NIGO along with it’s opening track which includes Tyler as well as A$AP Rocky. Tyler, the Creator‘s most recent album Call Me When You Get Lost earned him his second Grammy award, this time for Best Rap Album. In the same category, he earned his first in 2020 with Igor.

#10) Dreamville, JID, & J. Cole (feat. Kenny Mason & Sheck Wes) – “Stick”

J. Cole is absolutely setting a standard when it comes to being a record label executive in every aspect, all while maintaining his status as one of the top lyricists out. In conjunction with their annual multi-day Dreamville Festival in Raleigh, NC, the conglomerate surprisingly unleashed a slew of new sounds on D-Day, a tape hosted by hip-hip legend, DJ Drama. the opening track is my favorite, as it sets the tone for what else is to come. “Stick” feautures Cole along with ATL natives JID and Kenny Mason, as well as Cactus Jack signee Sheck Wes.

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