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The Professionals are back together.

Among the major music drops of the day including Mac Miller and Eminem, backpackers can also rejoice as Madlib and Oh No join forces once again for their new project as The Professionals. The new album from the real-life brothers come after years of dropping loose singles together. Strapped up with thirteen tracks in total, the project includes features from Elzhi and Chino XL.

Madlib had a pretty eventful 2019 alongside Freddie Gibbs. The two released their critically acclaimed follow-up to PinataBandana. The second installment in their collaborative trilogy led the two to top many year-end lists including HNHH’s Top 25 Albums of 2019 list.

Peep the tracklist below.

  1. My House
  2. The Pros
  3. Payday (feat. Adub)
  4. Give N Take
  5. Superhumans (feat. Elzhi & Chino XL)
  6. Buggin
  7. CDP Smackdown
  8. Timeless Treasure
  9. I Jus Wanna
  10. Away Too Long
  11. Make Due
  12. Tired Atlas
  13. Dishonored Valor

Z-Ro Drops Off New Track “I’m Ok”

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Z-Ro is back with some new heat following his birthday.

It feels like it’s been a minute since we’ve heard something new from the Mo City Don himself. Z-Ro‘s a legend in H-Town and in the rap game. With yesterday marking his birthday, he came through with a little something for his fans. Titled “I’m Ok,” the rapper brings that smooth and soulful vibe as he effortlessly rides the beat. The rapper details the trials and tribulations he’s faced and making it this far in life.

Although fans on the Internet got some new music from Z-Ro, Houston was treated to a very special performance from him. Last night, the rapper hosted a birthday celebration and concert in his hometown at the legendary House Of Blues venue where he brought along a slew of friends with him.

Quotable Lyrics
Now I know my rights, I’m watchin’ ’em haul your mans off
J Prince life, they like, ‘Please, call your man off’
But I don’t work for nobody, I am boss
Pimpin’ a no contact sport so keep your hands off

Raekwon Takes Time To “Chef It Up”

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Raekwon

Raekwon still got it.

Raekwon‘s new project, The Appetitionis short but sweet. Coming in at only 3 songs, the EP still holds weight. “Chef It Up,” the second track on The Appetition, is a fierce street banger. Raekwon lays down some slick talk over sparkling synths. The hard-hitting bass gives the song a cult club vibe, but Raekwon’s lyrical prowess makes it hard to dance to this one. Instead, you’ll find yourself nodding hard and soaking up the bars.

“Chef It Up” is a true testament to Raekwon’s ability to stay relevant in 2020. The instrumental and flows are very modern, which helps Raekwon stand out amongst his peers that may still be stuck in the 90s era. There isn’t much of a concept to the song, it’s just a lyrical exercise that is both smooth and sinister at the same time.

Quotable Lyrics
Grass get lit in bamboo, the band new
I will be one of the elites in the streets
Stores where fours get bought we open up wars
Some swords get caught, some broads got bored
Next level, new level, it’s gods against devils
Czars against rebels, we never been flipped
Army brigades with blades on, all types of niggas catch fades

Jessie Reyez Unveils Full “No Sweat” Anthem

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Jessie Reyez unveils the full version of her new track.

Earlier in the month, Jessie Reyez debuted a new track “No Sweat” with the cut appearing in a new campaign for the Secret women’s deodorant brand. The cut was featured in a spot that starred Reeyz among a lineup of other female stars such as actress Camila Mendes, Olympic Gold Medalist Swin Cash, actress and entrepreneur Shenae Grimes-Beech, and fitness influencer Ainsley Rodriguez.

According to Secret, the new campaign is aimed at giving “much-needed air-time to the personal stories of modern women who are challenging the status quo in their respective fields.”

Previously, the accompanying song was only available to hear via the original commercial and now arrived via Reyez’s official channels. Dig into the upbeat offering below.

Quotable Lyrics

Girls on the floor
Got a 30-point lead and a minute left
Queens on the team in real life
Not just on the internet

Bas, Dreezy, Guapdad 4000, & Buddy Don’t Need “No Chorus”

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Dreamville

No hook is the best hook.

Dreamville’s Revenge Of The Dreamers Delxue edition blessed fans with another whole album worth of music last week. The additional songs feature many of the same artists that showed off on the original. Still, some of these new pair-ups are immaculate. “No Chorus” is a great example of this perfected collaborative energy. Featuring Bas, Dreezy, Guapdad 4000, and Buddy, “No Chorus” is a hard-hitting single that functions as an album cut but would perform well as a radio single as well.

Although “No Chorus” does, in fact, have a repetitive hook, the verses are the highpoint. Bas opens the track with a furious flow that is dizzying in the best way. Dreezy really stands out on this one though. She destroys the final verse on the single, leaving no doubt in the listeners’ mind that the beat is completely slaughtered.

Quotable Lyrics
Drownin’ in money, quicksand
I don’t hear these bitches, long distance
Call me Big Dreeze, I don’t fit in
Can’t get in my section with a wristband
Floorin’ it
Chasin’ that bag ’til I corner it
That wax on the tree like an ornament
Yeah, this drip ain’t in stores, gotta order it