[Music Monday Mention] Lil Uzi Vert Debuts ‘Luv Is Rage 2,’ XXXTentacion Drops ’17,’ A$AP Mob Releases ‘Cozy Tapes Vol 2: Too Cozy’ & MadeInTYO Debuts ‘True’s World’

We've yet again been blessed with another week jam-packed with new tunes coming from Lil Uzi VertXXXTentacionA$AP Mob, and MadeInTYO.

Making its long-awaited debut, Lil Uzi Vert dropped 'Luv Is Rage 2,' almost a year after first announcing the project on Twitter. With numerous teasers and features, LIR2 finally arrives laced with 16 tracks following February's 'Luv Is Rage 1.5' EP.

The project boasts only two features from Pharrrell ("Neon Guts") and The Weeknd ("Lil Uzi Vert"). With production credits by TM88Maaly RawMichael PiroliDJ PluggBobby KriticalIke Beats, and more.

Moreover, on the project Uzi claims to have "raised a lot of you ni**as," which may be debatable, but as a whole the project may pass a blueprint for the new age rock-star rappers to follow.

As he's mentioned and gathered influences from different rockers, the rapper doesn't necessarily follow the same wave of today's rappers in the style of trap -- nor does he try to prove or boast himself as a rapper.

Stream LIR2 below!


Before receiving an incredible co-sign from one of the biggest rappers out, XXXTentacion debuted his first studio album, '17' laced with 10 tracks from the South Florida native.

Additionally, Kendrick Lamar gave the rising SoundCloud rapper a major stamp of approval taking to Twitter to urge folks, after his fifth listen, for us to "listen to [his] album if you feel anything...raw thoughts."

Opposite his previous work, the current release holds a bit more dark and depression-focused tracks, for whom he claims are for the "lost ones."

Moreover, on his new project he states:

"It’s my first body of work, first official album release, and the first time I’ve put my all into a project, I mean it when I say this project is absolutely amazing. If you listen to me to get hype or to not think, don’t buy this album, this one is for the depression, for the depressed ones, for the lost ones."

Stream 17 below!


Officially releasing their highly anticipated second installment to their Cozy Tapes series, A$AP Mob blesses us with Vol 2: Too Cozy laced with 17 tracks jam-packed with tons of big name features.

Additionally, we hear from, Playboi CartiJaden SmithBig SeanJoey Bada$$Gucci ManeScHoolboy QLil YachtyFrank OceanChief KeefNyck @ KnightMeech DarkoZombie JuiceKey!, and emerging artist Smooky MarGielaa.

While many of the tracks are bangers, some of them are a little murky with a few too many features -- 8 features on one song is a bit much.

But the comedic skits and turn up tunes, keep us bumping the mixtape -- you can tell the Mob had fun creating this one.

Stream Cozy tapes Vol 2: Too Cozy below!


Lastly, on the heels of his son's birth, XXL Freshman MadeinTYO, drops his latest project 'True's World.' as an ode to his baby boy, True.

In addition to the super cute album cover, with a 90's cartoon reference, the project is super short and sweet with slowed-down and piano-heavy 6 tracks.

While TYO raps heavily over a few whimsical and trap infused beats, he uses the introductory track ("True's World") to become vulnerable and open up about his fiancée and growing family.

In regards to the new project, the globetrotting emcee states:

"This EP is for my fans, I wouldn't be here without them. “True's World is special to me because it was inspired by my son — my biggest collab this year was making him with my fiancée distortedd. And it felt great to work so closely with my brother, 24hrs — I gotta thank him for helping me put True's World together. I hope all my fans enjoy the new vibe & growth."

Stream True's World below!

 

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Written by Ariela Anís

Ariela Anís is a media maven addicted to pop culture + music. She currently resides in sunny LaLaLand, but is originally from the tri-state. The fiery Latina graduated from Temple U in May 2015 and has been gunning for success beyond the stars ever since. Pushing boundaries is second nature to this zesty entertainment junkie. Ariela Anís is making moves, so be sure to keep up with her on instagram: ari.anis | twitter: arielaanis | website: arielaanis.com

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