This week's new music includes releases from Top Dawg Entertainment's Doechii, Lil Baby, Roc Nation's newest signee, HDBEENDOPE, and midwest rapper, Ideal.
On Oct 10th, TDE's Doechii, debuted her latest single "Stressed" on COLORS. Wearing a neon green Balenciaga outfit, the "Swamp Princess" blends her rapping and singing abilities while spitting about the stressors in her life. Doechii rose to fame in 2020, when her single, "Yucky Blucky Fruitcake" reached viral success on TikTok. In March 2022, she signed with Capitol Records & TDE, making her the first female rapper for the imprint label.
In preparation for his upcoming album release, It’s Only Me, Lil Baby recently released a new track "Heyy", the second single we've heard so far. Fans haven't had a Lil Baby album since 2020's My Turn which secured him two Grammy nominations for his protest anthem, "The Bigger Picture". On Oct 11th, the 27-year old teased fans with a list of expecting features including Future, Nardo Wick, Young Thug, Jeremih, Pooh Shiesty, and Fridayy.
Roc Nation's HD Been Dope "What Can They Say"
On Friday, October 21st, Brooklyn hip-hop artist HDBeenDope will be dropping his first EP as Roc Nation's newest signee. The new music release What Can They Say - produced by east coast producer Dizzy Banko (credited for Dave East, Pop Smoke, Fivio Foreign, Dream Doll) - follows HD's recently released single "Wake Em Up" which dropped in tandem with his record deal signing news earlier this summer. The release of the new EP comes off the heels of his debut performance at BET's Hip Hop Awards 2022.
Midwest Rapper, Ideal, has been making a major impression from touring with Griselda’s own Conway and dropping new music with Benny The Butcher, Mick Jenkins and October London. His one of a kind flow and delivery has transcended through his music garnering major press features. His latest single “The Crown,” highlights Ideal’s commercial appeal to a broader audience and solidifies his lane in hip hop. Produced by his partner in crime Pooney, the single showcases the melodic hook infused with an effortless flow of bars from Benny the Butcher and Ideal himself. The Crown is a preview of what's featured on Ideal’s highly anticipated LP release “Scatterbrained,” dropping early 2023.