Mad Decent signee (and JERSEY native) Dougie F comes to close out the summer with a brand new mixtape, Block Party.
Premiered by The FADER, the 14-track project shows Dougie‘s growth as an artist, proving he can branch out beyond the Jersey club sound he perfected with his breakout hit, “Back Up On It.”
“From the block to the world—that’s how I see my life and my music,” Dougie said about the mixtape’s title. “The projects was rough for anyone but Fridays made it all worth the struggle it seems. Fridays always felt like a block party.”
Stream and download Block Party below.
In the midst of the insanity that is Meek Mill’s timeline, we saw the name Quentin Miller dropped, though many of us had no idea who that was or why Meek cared to write his name. Basing it off of context clues, it would appear he has something to do with Drake‘s alleged use of ghostwriters, and once OG Maco chimed in, he confirmed this to be true.
During his series of tweets, Maco revealed that Miller has quite a few credits in the liner notes of Drake‘s album, while also noting that there were many other songs Miller went uncredited for – aka, he was the ghostwriter. He also said that they’re friends, and partook in this rant because he wants to get him his just due. However, it doesn’t seem like it was wanted:
19-year-old Oakland native Kehlani is next up. The singer/songwriter, who currently holds down the coveted First Lady role of Bay Area collective Heartbreak Gang and is co-managed by Nick Cannon, comes with powerhouse vocals and content that makes you question how she could possibly be so young but touch on topics that we can relate to at any age.
Her latest release is an 8-track mixtape, with features from her HBK CEO, IAMSU!, as well as singer Kyle Dion. I usually pick one standout track from each project but I’m torn between 2 on this one: “Get Away” and the Su-assisted “Act A Fool.” Listen and download Cloud 19 below. For more info, visit Kehlani‘s official website here.
Ty Dolla $ign has had a banner year, providing hooks for just about all of your favorite artists, while also seeing solo success with hits like “Paranoid” and “Or Nah.” As the Cali crooner gears up for the release of his debut album, Free TC, via Atlantic Records/Taylor Gang, he drops a preview of what’s to come in the form of a new mixtape, $ign Language.
The 11-track project (some songs are 2-for-1 so there’s actually a handful more than 11) includes features from Fabolous (on the previously-released “Type Of Shit I Hate”) and Rick Ross and Dom Kennedy (on the recently-released “Lord Knows,”) as well as Juicy J, Rich Homie Quan, Casey Veggies, French Montana, Yo Gotti, T.I. and more. It closes with a feature from his younger brother, Big TC, who’s currently incarcerated on a life sentence and the inspiration behind Ty‘s debut album name.
Stream and download $ign Language below! [My pick for best track: “Dead Presidents” with Rich Homie Quan and Juicy J!]