As the week comes to a close, hip-hop is delivering some anticipated projects just in time for the weekend.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again drops his new mixtape, Colors. The Louisiana-bred artist released the headline-making singles "Bring the Hook" and "Know Like I Know" just ahead of the tape's arrival. On the track "Bring the Hook," YB appeared to have dissed King Von, who was allegedly shot and killed by an associate of Quando Rondo, who is signed to YoungBoy's Never Broke Again label. Lil Durk then seemingly responded to YB's track in an IG post. Fans also believe YB took shots at NLE Choppa on "Know Like I Know." Altogether, the deluxe version of Colors has 20 tracks including the lead singles, and appearances from Quando Rondo on the effort. NBA's new music comes weeks after the release of From the Bayou by himself and Birdman.
In honor of the late Young Dolph, who was shot and killed in November of last year, his Paper Route Empire label has released their compilation album, Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph. Featuring the lead single, "Proud," by Key Glock, who is also Dolph's cousin, the LP also includes appearances from the entire PRE roster such as Glock, Big Moochie Grape, Kenny Muney, Jay Fizzle, Joddy Badass, Snupe Bandz, Paper Route Woo and Chitana. The beloved rapper is also heard throughout the project via interview snippets and on tribute records like Jay Fizzle's "LLD." LLD is the follow-up to the collective's Paper Route Illuminati.
Iann Dior has delivered new music this week as well with On to Better Things. The 15-track offering contains appearances from Lil Uzi Vert as well as Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker, who are featured on the LP's single "Thought It Was." Barker actually appears on two other tracks on the former 2021 XXL Freshman's new album. On to Better Things is the second coming to I'm Gone, which dropped last year.