Benny the Butcher- Burden of Proof
Griselda records has had 2020 on lock, flooding the industry with their unapologetically gritty sound. The Buffalo crew consisting of Conway the Machine, Westside Gunn and Benny the Butcher, are showing no signs of slowing down and Burden of Proof is one of their best offerings yet. Production is handled solely by Hit-Boy, giving Benny classy hard hitting beats to spit on. As always, Benny’s spitting is some of the best in the game combining ruthless dope boy bars with reflections on his new found fame and wealth. Burden of Proof comes with some impressive features from Rick Ross, Freddie Gibbs and Lil Wayne, proving Griselda’s importance and influence is growing.
Best tracks: Where Would I Go, Timeless, War Paint
Dej Loaf- Sell Sole II
After not releasing an album since 2014, Detroit rapper Dej Loaf is finally back with Sell Sole II. This is a great time for Dej to come back as Detroit is really heating up and has the spotlight. This is a diverse project where Dej shows off her versatility while sticking to her eccentric nasally voice that put her on in the first place. Not to take away from her own performance but the features on this album are incredible, both in their variety in quality. Dej links up with new wave super stars like Lil Uzi and Gunna along with Detroit up and comers Sada Baby and 42 Dugg. If that wasn’t enough to garner some interest, Dej gets Conway the Machine, Boldy James and Benny the Butcher to rap on a trap beat. This collab was unexpected to say the least and to hear these guys rap on something so out of the realm of their usual styles is a gem. Overall, this is a stacked and solid release, getting Dej’s name back into the conversation.
Best tracks: No Ceiling, Tap In, Get Money, Up
Flipp Dinero- No No No (Featuring A Boogie)
Flipp Dinero has proved himself over the last few years to be a very talented hit maker. Blowing up off the single “Leave Me Alone” in 2018, he has since released “How I Move” with Lil Baby and is now collabing with fellow New York crooner A Boogie. Flipp Dinero finds himself on a silky smooth flute instrumental with hard hitting drops for him to sing a really catchy hook with his unique catchy voice. A Boogie is solid as always and the two link up for a great tune. Could see this being a big club banger but alas, we will have to wait.
Babyface Ray and UFN- My Bad
Babyface Ray is arguably one of the hottest rappers coming out of Detroit and his work ethic is unmatched. This new song finds him collabing with a pretty much unknown Little Rock, Arkansas rapper, UFN. This beat is nasty and Ray’s bars are even nastier with him spitting in his signature relaxed manner. Lean bar after lean bar and leaned out flexing, you know what it is.