It’s a new year, so you know I had to bring back #MASSMondays. Last year, we were blessed with an insane amount of music as artists took advantage of the pandemic in the best way possible. Whether it was numerous Instagram Lives, having a slew of singles and videos in the chamber, or Youtube concerts, the pivoting of our musical landscape has brought out the best of our artists, and it’s also evident who couldn’t survive.
But, without further ado, here are my picks for this week’s Mass. Mondays.
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Stream: Triy – ‘TriySeason: The Unexpected Journey’
After dropping “That’s My Baby” with Rosewood Bape back in August, Triy returns with his debut album, TriySeason: The Unexpected Journey. The long-awaited project features 13 tracks with contributions from Tailored Music, Bia Javier, KAM’GEEZ, Vanni Allan Poe, and BOOKBAGBOONIE.
“This album was five years in the marking,” said Triy. “I’m glad I get to share a piece of my journey with the world.”
With production handled by D BrownMusic, JPatterns, Diorr, JayTheGreat and several others, including Triy himself. TriySeason: The Unexpected Journey serves as a follow-up to the 2019 project, The Care Package.
DJ POLOKING – ‘Not Your Average Family’ f/ B. Blazo, Cassh Cartel, Bando Baby
Hosted by DJ POLOKING, it’s a family affair as the 10-track effort contains no features but production handled by TWayne The Kid, Mike Hector, Tee WaTT, Josh Schuback, Nick Mira, Danny Rome, Clemsy, Buu, Sunny Laurent, @1LightBeats and Tucker. Each artist gets to shine on their own track, so by the end of your first listen, it may be hard to decide whose your favorite.
Stream Not Your Average Family below.
Stream: Dtheflyest – ‘Sandoboy’
Marking two years since the release of his debut project, “,” DTheFlyest has kept things rather light the past two years. Linking with 7981 Kal on “Better Off” early last year, the “Toxic” rapper also went on to release the single “Coco Crazy” featuring BIA, as well as gifting fans with a follow-up EP, Priv Madness, which featured four tracks with a guest appearance by Btl Flee.
Ready to get things rockin’ again, DTheFlyest ended 2020 with the release of his brand new project, Sandoboy. Consisting of nine tracks, the project features his lead single, “Riot.”
Stream SandoBaby below.
$hayBand$ – No Features
I’m still waiting for the official video for “Famous,” but Shooterz Muzik’s first lady, $hayBand$, ended 2020 with a brand new visual titled, “No Features.”
Rightfully so, the rapper isn’t doing any features and she honestly doesn’t have to. Her words alone hold weight and she’ll probably out rap your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.
Though only 2:44 in running time, $hayBand$ gets straight to the point.