5 Albums You Should Press Play On: Rexx Life Raj, Apollo Brown, Brother Ali, Wade08, Gabe730 x Traxamillion

Trying out something new. Check out these 6 albums that have dropped in past week or two:

Rexx Life Raj – FF3: Somewhere Out There

This one makes my personal top 5-10 albums of the year (still have to go over all releases and finalize my list). An “instant classic” if you will, although thats a tough term to use, Rexx delivery on all fronts with his latest body of work. Stacked with features from Kehlani, Russ, Jay Prince & Kenny Beats, and production from some of the best in the game such as Sango, Ekzakt, DTB, Drew Banga, Wax Roof, Kyle Betty, & more. This has been on repeat for me since it dropped.

Length: 15 tracks, 48 min

Apollo Brown – Sincerely, Detroit

The detroit beatsmith creates a dope body of work, with appearances from the likes of Elzhi, Black Milk, Slum Village, Clear Soul Fources, Ty Farris, Royce Da 5’9, Nolan the Ninja, Phat Kat & more.

Length: 21 tracks, 79 min

Brother Ali – Secrets & Escapes

Brother Ali has created another dope addition to his already legendary catalogue. For this album he links with Evidence to create a dope sound, Ev has always been one of my fav producers. Project features Evidence, Pharaoh Monch, Talib Kweli & more

Length: 11 tracks, 32 min.


WADE08 drops a dope project with appearances from Lulbearrubberband & Stunnaman02. With production from Drew Banga, JULiA LEWiS, himself & more, WADE drops a solid body of work with this project.
Length: 11 tracks, 32 min.

Gabe730 x Traxamillion

Bay Area super producer Traxamillion has been working on a new project with Oakland’s Gabe730 for most of 2019. The two teased the first single, “Priceless”, a few months ago and now drop the full-length. Gabe730 shows a lot of versatility with different flows, very catchy melodies and allows Trax to tap into zones that he has possibly not fully ventured into in the past.

Length: 10 tracks, 27 min.

Written by Arman

Gang Starr – One of the Best Yet [Album]

DJ Premier has been eluding to a new Gang Starr album throughout the year, and it was confirmed when they dropped the lead single featuring J. Cole last month. Check out the full-length project below which features appearances from Talib Kweli, Ne-Yo, M.O.P, J. Cole & more.

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38 Spesh – 1994 [Album]

After releasing a very dope single in “Never Seen a Man Cry” which made our Tapped-In playlist last month, which saw Spesh, Conway the Machine & Benny the Butcher spitting vicious bars over the Spesh-produced gem. This album is not a solo album for Spesh as an artist, but rather as a producer. Every track features different artists such as Benny the Butcher, Conway the Machine, Planet Asia, RJ Payne, Fred the Godson, Ampichino, El Camino & more rapping over 38 Spesh beats. Check it out below.

Posted by: Arman

Kembe X – I Was Depressed Until I Made This [Album]

Kembe X drops his highly anticipated album, I Was Depressed Until I Made This. Although not officially on their roster, Kembe has pretty much joined the TDE family in the past few years. He has collaborated with many of the TDE artists, as well as is managed by Moosa Tiffith, who executive produced this project. On this album Kembe delivers his strongest body of work yet, with great production, themes and shows his growth as an artist. It features Zacari, IDK & Trent the Hooligan, and has production from Iman Omari, Kal Banx, Opi Taylor, Wolf, Mez & more.

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Blu & Fat Jack – Underground Makes the World Go Round [Album]

Blu links with producer, Fat Jack, to pay homage to the LA Underground. Linking esteemed Blowdian emcees, and naming the songs after Project Blowed/Freestyle Fellowship inspiration, the project sees him adding another impressive collaboration to his discography. The project features Myka 9, Abstract Rude, Medusa, Busdriver & Cashus King.

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Guapdad 4000 – Dior Deposits [Album]

After teasing plenty of dope material off the album, Guapdad 4000 drops Dior Deposits, featuring G-Eazy, E-40, Chance the Rapper, Tory Lanez, Mozzy, Denzel Curry, Maxo Kream & many more. The project is a dope body of work that demonstrates Guap’s ability to tackle many different corners of hip-hop. His versatility shows and with production from James Delgado, Mike & Keys, DTB, Ekzakt, Lil Rich, Kenny Beats & more, he had a lot of different sounds to work with. Check it out below:

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Xavier Omär & Sango – Moments Spent Loving You [Album]

Xavier Omär & Sango release a dope 11-track project, which definitely shows their growth as a duo. They have elevated from the sound (which was already a good one) on their 2016 effort. Featuring Wale, VanJess, Foggieraw, Parisalexa & Billy Mercury, this project is a vibe. Examining the trials & tribulations as well as emotions involved and surround relationships, this album is mature both in its content and its sound. Check it out below as well as the visual for “Just Get Here” feat. Wale & VanJess.

Posted by: Arman

D Smoke – Inglewood High [Album]

D Smoke may be most known for his participation in Netflix’s Rhythm + Flow show, however he is also SiR (TDE)’s brother. His project Inglewood High is a dope display of his skill-set as a writer and rapper. Check it out below.

Posted by: Arman

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