It’s Friday. The end of the week has finally arrived but that’s not the only thing worth celebrating today. Put on your headphones, connect your bluetooth speakers or do whatever you need to do to slide into listening mode. This week we have an epic rap duo, a Latin queen, and a pop star, all with new albums, Out Today.
Imagine your dream East Coast rap super group, because today we’ve got two members of the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as 7L and Esoteric also known as Czarface and Ghostface Killah. Czarface, the trio including Wu-Tang member Inspectah Deck, teamed up with Ghostface to create a collaborative album Czarface Meets Ghostface out today via Silver Age. Last year, the trio teamed up with MF DOOM for Czarface Meets Metal Face, another album in their journey to develop the best sound with heavy influences from the early 90s raw underground scene. The new album has already got a ton of buzz with the release of singles “Iron Claw” and “Mongolian Beef,” the later of which Stereogum states, “… is exactly what you’re hoping for…” Blast the new album Czarface Meets Ghostface pull away from work this afternoon.
One of the most popular women in Latin, and music in general for that matter, Natti Natasha has already acquired a massive following so it may shock you to realize she hasn’t released a full-length studio album…until now! Despite being featured alongside Becky G, Ozuna, Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, having over 132 million monthly listeners on Spotify and going multi-platinum, IlumiNATTI is indeed Natti’s first album out now via Pina Records. Natti discusses her album with Billboard stating, “There are serious life experiences behind each song but the main message at the end is to show how strong you are. ilumiNATTI is about empowerment, a woman’s literal perspective about sex, heartbreaks, love, and everything that happens to us.” Don’t be the last one to turn up ilumiNATTI, because you can bet everyone else will be listening.
Her first solo full-length since 2007, Trisha Yearwood brings us Let’s Be Frank via Gwendolyn Records. The album title is quite literal since the collection is a tribute to one Yearwood’s biggest influences, Frank Sinatra. The “She’s In Love With The Boy” singer performed at a Sinatra tribute event and was approached by Don Was after the show. Together with award-winning engineer Al Schmitt, the group picked their favorite tracks, added a 55-piece orchestra and developed a beautiful reimagining of the late Frank’s works. Get whisked away into the weekend with Let’s Be Frank, out now.
Thanks for tuning in, have a musical weekend.