MMG is back for a three-peat. On September 17, Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group will release the third installment in the Self Made series.
The 16-track compilation features the rap collective including Rozay, Meek Mill, Wale, Omarion, Rockie Fresh, Gunplay, and Stalley, plus appearances from J. Cole, Lupe Fiasco, Hit-Boy, French Montana, Fabolous, Pusha T, and the late Lil Snupe.
“This #SelfMade3 by far the Hardest,” tweeted Ross. “#SelfMade series was designed to give tha youngins on the verge of success that last push necessary to take it there. I believe it worked.”
Following his tour bus standoff in Oklahoma, 2 Chainz turns the focus back to his music. The Atlanta rapper lets loose the tracklisting for his sophomore album B.O.A.T.S. 2 #MEtime.
Due September 10, the star-studded follow-up to his Grammy-nominated debut features appearances from Fergie, Drake, Lil Wayne, Lloyd, Ma$e, Chrisette Michele, T-Pain, and more.
Production comes courtesy of hitmakers including Pharrell, Diplo, Mike WiLL Made It, Mannie Fresh, DJ Toomp, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
“MEtime has multiple meanings. I feel like my music actually gives people a sense of going away sometimes—without really going on vacation,” 2 Chainz told MTV News. “I feel like when people listen to me, they feel like they’re goin’ somewhere, taking time off; they’re relaxing, lettin’ their hair down.”
On September 10, The Weeknd will take listeners on a journey to Kiss Land with his new album. The 12 tracks include his collaboration with Drake (“Live For”), plus the Pharrell-produced remix to “Wanderlust” and his own remix to Kavinsky’s “Odd Look.”
Although he’s released several mixtapes and the Trilogy compilation last year, he considers this his first album.
The title represents his fear. “When I think about Kiss Land, I think about a terrifying place,” he told Complex. “It’s a place I’ve never been to before that I’m very unfamiliar with.”
The Canadian crooner will embark on a North American tour beginning Sept. 6 in Vancouver.
Justin Timberlake has the best-selling album of the year with The 20/20 Experience. On September 30, he will continue his big comeback by dropping the second installment. The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 features 11 all-new tracks, which he once again co-produced with Timbaland and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon.
He revealed the tracklisting via Instagram videos throughout the day.
“I originally recorded a massive amount of material and decided on the 20 tracks that I wanted on the album over a year ago,” said Timberlake. “But, when I was mixing and going through all of the songs there were so many that I loved—I couldn’t resist… I had to throw in something extra on the second half.”
“The two albums are like seasons,” his manager Johnny Wright told Rolling Stone.
You can expect a darker feel from tracks like “You Got It On” and “Not a Bad Thing.” “Even the midtempo songs have a groove to them,” added Wright.
After unveiling the cover yesterday, Sean Kingston rolls out the tracklisting for his third album Back 2 Life. In addition to the singles “Beat It” with Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa and the Wale-assisted “Seasonal Love,” the 12 tracks include appearances from T.I., Busta Rhymes, and 2 Chainz.
“I’ve been gone for a little bit and I’m coming back,” Kingston told Rap-Up.com. “This is the original Sean Kingston. This is the organic Sean Kingston. I’m back to me. I’m back to my culture. I’m back to my roots. I’m back from the accident. I’m alive again.”
Back 2 Life is due September 10. See the tracklisting below.
Ahead of the album’s August 27 release, Big Sean reveals the official tracklisting for his sophomore album Hall of Fame. The 15 tracks include appearances from Nas, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Cocaine 80′s, and Miguel, with production from No I.D., Key Wane, Da Internz, and more.
The Detroit rapper explains his vision for the project and breaks down each track in a new video.
“I just wanted to make an album toward the end of the album you would know who Big Sean is,” he said of the follow-up to his 2011 debut Finally Famous. “I wanted to make something that was conceptual, something with meaning, something I could look back on, something people can look back on and be proud. It’s a project unlike anything else I’ve ever done before, period.”
The diverse album boasts soul (“Fire”), Detroit anthems (“It’s Time”), personal records (“Ashley”), and more club bangers (“MILF”).
“This for sure will be one of my most honest albums,” he said.
Prior to the release of his major label debut, Trinidad Jame$ is serving up another appetizer with his second mixtape 10 Pc. Mild. Due August 13, the 10 tracks feature production from Travi$ Scott, Young Chop, and Childish Major. The title is based off his favorite item on the menu at Atlanta wing spot American Deli.
“I love just my project from 1 to 10,” he told Miss Info of the follow-up to his 2012 tape Don’t Be S.A.F.E. “It’s good, it makes sense to me, and I hope the world takes the time to appreciate the project.”
During their conversation, he also revealed that he would give Drake a makeover and addressed his “beef” with Joey Bada$$.
Check out the tracklisting and watch the two-part interview below.