August 18, 2022

Rap Track of the Week breaks down the hip-hop tracks you could hear each Friday. Take a look at the complete playlist right here. Right this moment, Dot da Genius previews his upcoming album with “Speak About Me,” an all-star collaboration with Child Cudi, Denzel Curry, and J.I.D.

After greater than 15 years of being Child Cudi’s most trusted collaborator, producer Dot da Genius is stepping out with a debut album. If “Speak About Me” is any indication, he’s making ready a purple carpet rollout. Touting options from Denzel Curry, J.I.D, and Child Cudi (in fact), he dropped the all-star collab together with a video from Lyrical Lemonade director Cole Bennett.

“It feels good to lastly make the choices, resolve what seems to be good, and simply get my imaginative and prescient out to the people who supported me all this time,” Dot da Genius mentioned in a press release. “There are such a lot of youngsters on the market which have supported me, so I wish to give them one thing to carry on to.” To that finish, he lays down a booming observe with spacey synths for every rapper to indicate off their distinctive types.

Curry, whose newest album Soften My Eyez See the Future features a pair of tracks produced by Dot da Genius, units the tone with the chippy refrain: “All people on the block speak about me/ Approach again within the day, you used to doubt me.” Following swimsuit, the Carol Metropolis MC lets unfastened about everybody attempting to carry him down earlier than shouting out Cudi: “Cop a black on black hovercraft that float/ Or I pull up in a Phantom like Children See Ghosts.”

Proper at residence on Dot da Genius’ manufacturing, Cudi pops off about dwelling his greatest life earlier than bringing out his darker facet (“Sort of negro that’ll go in rage mode, the evil creeps/ The Satan can’t maintain a center finger the way it be”). In the meantime, J.I.D, continues to show why he’s one of many slickest rhymers within the sport whereas closing out the observe with traces like “Bunch of pie flippin’ n****s, they don’t work at Dominos/ Take a slice out a n****, supply, not Digiorno.”

After Professional Period’s Powers Nice dropped his cypher-like observe “Abroad” final week, it’s refreshing to see one other deserving producer step into the highlight and be a part of the likes of The Alchemist, who’s been dropping compilation albums for years. Primarily based on “Speak About Me” alone, Dot da Genius’ debut effort deserves loads of anticipation.

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