Weekly Dope (May 1-7)

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Weekly Dope.

When it comes to the cover for our Weekly Dope playlists, there’s usually a struggle to decide who gets it.

There was no struggle this week.

True, we received projects from Organized Noize, Logic, Jeremih and a few others. But no artist truly touched our soul like Brother Ali did with All The Beauty In This Whole Life. It took five years for the album to arrive, and every minute of the wait was worth it. Album of the Year contender, for sure.

On top of that, The LOX hi-jacked Drake, Kendrick and Rick Ross for a series of freestyles. Joell Ortiz completely blacked out over an !llmind slapper. No Malice announced a new album and dropped a heater. Meek Mill celebrated his 30th birthday with a quickstrike EP. Gift of Gab, R.A. the Rugged Man and AFRO taught us the art of rhyming. And the West was represented in full with appearances from Warm Brew, Dom Kennedy, Marion Write, RJ, Mozzy, and Euroz. We also got new music from OVO Sound’s dvsn, Kool G Rap, Marsha Ambrosius, and others.

Check out the tracklist and press play below.

  1. Brother Ali – “Dear Black Son
  2. Brother Ali – “Tremble
  3. The LOX – “FEEL (Freestyle)
  4. The LOX – “Dodge Van (Freestyle)
  5. The LOX – “Santorini Greece (Freestyle)
  6. Joell Ortiz – “Rap Millionaire” (prod. !llmind)
  7. Logic – “Confess” f. Killer Mike
  8. Logic – “AfricAryaN” f. J. Cole
  9. No Malice – “Fake News” *
  10. Cousin Stizz – “Jo Bros
  11. Gift of Gab, R.A. the Rugged Man & AFRO – “Freedom Form Flowing
  12. Kool G Rap – “Wise Guys” f. Freeway & FAME
  13. Meek Mill – “$lay” f. A$AP Ferg (prod. Honorable C-Note)
  14. Zoey Dollaz – “Goin’ In” f. Don Q
  15. Mozzy & Gunplay – “They Know
  16. RJ – “Brackin
  17. Warm Brew – “Let’s Get Paid” (prod. Hippie Sabotage)
  18. Warm Brew – “Mansion” f. G Perico
  19. Marion Write – “i pray” f. Atrayo (prod. DJ Finyl)
  20. Euroz – “They Believe” f. Demrick & Dizzy Wright
  21. Dom Kennedy – “Word Around Town
  22. Jamo Gang (Ras Kass, El Gant & J57) – “Straight, No Chase
  23. R-Mean – “W.A.R.
  24. DeJ Loaf – “Birdcall 1.5
  25. Wasiu – “Daddy Issues
  26. Jimi Tents – “Rick Rubin
  27. Madchild – “Badchild” (prod. Evidence)
  28. Jay Dot Rain – “Can U Dig It” f. Lil Nardy
  29. Otis Clapp – “Waiting” f. ScienZe
  30. Big Lenbo – “Ice Cold” f. Logic
  31. OnCue – “No Ja Rule
  32. Tory Lanez – “Magnolia (Remix)
  33. Kid Ink – “No Strings” f. Starrah
  34. B.o.B – “Xantastic” f. Young Thug
  35. Astro Raw (Lion Babe) – “U R My High
  36. Ye Ali – “Big Body Benz” f. Eric Bellinger
  37. Ne-Yo – “HUMBLE (Remix)
  38. CeeLo Green – “Redbone (Remix)
  39. Brian Ellis – “To Heck With It
  40. Jeremih – “Mi Amor
  41. Knox Fortune – “Torture
  42. Maroon 5 – “Cold (Remix)” f. Future & Gucci Mane
  43. Jake&Papa – “Where I Belong
  44. A.CHAL – “Matrix
  45. Jallal – “Toss & Turn” f. Ne-Yo (prod. Chad Hugo)
  46. dvsn – “Think About Me
  47. Marsha Ambrosius – “Luv Ya” *
  48. Organized Noize – “The Art Of Organized Noize

* Not available on SoundCloud.
[Photo: Shelly Mosman]