This year, so far has succeeded in providing us with impressive music in the Hip-Hop and R&B scene. Not only has there been a clear emergence of talent, but the quality and innovation put into albums is evolving. In a world where the expected - and certainly repetitiveness - is frowned upon by the sophisticated listener, artists and producers are becoming more obliged to incorporate a degree of distinctiveness amidst their projects. Hence, you may recall a rise in double-albums, shorter projects and even a sequence of planned releases over time...
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's International Artist album exceeds innovation but underwhelms fans A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie returns to the spotlight with his latest 8-track EP; and this time its at a worldwide scale, featuring talent from across the globe. The 22-year-old artist had released his last project, The Bigger Artist in 2017, which would take its position among the US Billboard 200. In relation to the '17 success, it will be interesting to see how his new album performs statistically.
Here it is, our very own review on Nas' latest album, hand-produced by Kanye West himself. Also, read to find out why Kanye has decided to go for 7 tracks in each of his latest albums.
R&B's next up, Jacquees comes through with 4275 Album and its far better than we anticipated The long wait is finally over for Jacquees fans, as the Atlanta artist releases his first studio album. The project features only the best from its genre; including Trey Songz and Chris Brown; along with R&B veterans, Donell Jones, Jermain Dupri and Jagged Edge.
London's very own version of Bad Boys: Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters team up for action/crime TV Series, Bulletproof While both Clarke and Walters are known to play outside-the-law roles; with the Kidulthood to Adulthood film series and Top Boy, the two British actors squad up as cops to pursue hardened criminals in London's East End. Just like the popular Bad Boys movies, characters Bishop and Pike are not just partners, but best friends - causing some expected complications around work. This adds an element of comedy to the series; again, alike Will Smith and Martin Laurence's roles in Bad Boys.
A galactic addition to the Star Wars story, but underwhelming as a solo movie The new Solo movie was amazing in most aspects, including the narrative, the actors and references to other Star Wars films. However, in relation to the other movies, this film was below the expected standard; and this is evident among the movies estimated takings, at $83.3m (£63m) for the first three days of release. This was even lower than Rogue One's taking of $155.1m in the same space of time.
Angel is just one artist among UK's industry of emerging R&B music In a time were UK's urban music regularly circulates around grime and chart music, the emerging genre of R&B is beginning to find a steady growth. Artist, Angel is certainly an one to check out; where he first established himself among the UK R&B Charts in 2012, with hit singles Go In Go hard featuring Wretch 32, and 'Wonderful'...
DP's greatly awaited sequel was finally united with the big screen on the 16th May in record-breaking fashion - and rightfully so. Boasting a radical plot, plenty of cinematic delights and even more gags, the film continues to win over the opinions of critics.
There has been a number of sensational releases already this year, including Migos' Culture II and J.Cole's unexpected arrival of his K.O.D album. New musical trends have emerged, while industry giants are setting impressive standards, on and off the mic. Still, 2018 is continuing to surprise us with hot new hip-hop and R&B. With approaching projects across every month of the calendar, Vibestyle Blog have taken this opportunity to provide you with a list of anticipated albums up until the unknown - call it a Hip-Hop and R&B guide from us!