Last month, Harlem-bred Dave East teamed up with Millyz for the 6-track project, Pablo & Blanco.
Channeling the Colombian drug lord, Pablo Esobar, the rapper continues to channel notable mobsters with his latest offering, “HOFFA,” where he emulates James “Jimmy” Riddle Hoffa, an American labor union leader and former general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) union. Hoffa disappeared on July 30, 1972, and was declared dead on the same day, seven years later.
Hoffa was reportedly murdered by the mafia.
You may remember the name Jimmy Hoffa resurface during the promo of the 2019 Netflix film release of The Irishman, starring Robert Dinero, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci; and directed by Martin Scorcese.
With the help of Brooklyn producer Harry Fraud, East wanted to be able to show off his writing skills in a different way.
“The last few tapes I put out, I was really just freestyling on the record,” East tells Vice. “When I write, I’m a lot more detailed, a lot more intricate with the shit I’m talking about.”
“HOFFA” serves as a follow-up to Dave East’s 2020 solo project, Karma 3 (Deluxe). Over the course of 14-tracks, “HOFFA” features guest appearances from Crunch Calhoun, Jim Jones, Steven Young, G Herbo, Benny The Butcher, French Montana, Curren$y, and the late Kiing Shooter.
HOFFA drops on the anniversary of Jimmy Hoffa’s death.
Album Stream: NAO – And Then Life Was Beautiful
Marking two years since the release of her album Saturn, UK songstress NAO returns with her latest project, And Then Life Was Beautiful. An album she worked on following the birth of her daughter at the beginning of the pandemic, NAO told The Independent that the project kickstarted her healing process: “I loved that I had something to focus on…It lit a fire in me.”
And Then Life Was Beautiful features production handled by LOXE, Grades, D’Mile and Sarz with guest appearances from Lucky Daye, Adekunle Gold and Lianne La Havas.
“I’ve been through enough to know what I can and can’t deal with.”
Stream NAO’s And Then Life Was Beautiful below.
Album Stream: Eric Bellinger – New Light (feat. Dom Kennedy, The Game, Brandy & More)
Treating fans to 15 tracks, Bellinger taps on the services of Dom Kennedy, The Game, Brandy, Sevyn Streeter, Teedra Moses and Kierra Sheard.
“During the process of making this album, I found a new understanding of peace, my approach on this project was completely different from all my other albums, pushing me to move beyond my comfort zone, expanding my ability to grow,” Bellinger revealed via press release. “This is a reintroduction to Eric Bellinger. I hope this album inspires people to love, grow, and discover themselves as well.”
Stream “New Light” below.
Stream: Jenevieve Releases ‘Division’ Album
After dropping “Medallion,” “Midnight Charm” and “Resume,” Jenevieve returns with her brand new project, Divison.
Coming in with 12 tracks, the songstress shows us what she’s made of as the project contains no features and a running time of 36 minutes.
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