The Forever Story is the highly anticipated third album from JID, which was released in August of this year. On this project, you can expect to hear songs from icons such as Yasiin Bey, Johnta Austin, and Lil Wayne. Furthermore, peer artists such as EarthGang, 21 Savage, Lil Durk, Ari Lennox, BADBADNOTGOOD, Mustafa The Poet, and Fousheé. Longtime DJ and producer Christo was responsible for executive producing the Forever Story, which featured ten credits across a total of 16 tracks.
In the wake of the release of The Forever Story today, the Atlanta rapper has unveiled another final touch by tying his “2007” track as the outro to the album. There are a number of guest appearances on this album, including those of Ib Hamad, J. Cole, and JID’s father as well. These guest appearances had initially been left out due to issues regarding sample clearance. The whole song, where JID is able to provide listeners with a detailed history of his career to date, is comprised of the following:
A related development to this story is that Dreamville rapper Cypress Hill has recently announced that he will be performing at the American Music Awards next month alongside Imagine Dragons. Additionally, he will also be embarking on a joint tour with Smino in the near future for their “Luv Is 4Ever Tour.” This tour will span 32 cities across the country and kicks off in Seattle, WA as well as other cities around the country such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, as well as many more before concluding in Nashville, TN in March.
Last week, Trippie Redd came back to the scene with the release of his latest track, “Ain’t Safe“, which was produced by Don Toliver. It has been a while since the duo last shared a music video, however today (Nov. 3) they have decided to share the video, which was directed and edited by Nolan Riddle. Redd and his new gang take a trip into an out-of-this-world landscape filled with a variety of otherworldly creatures and plants as the rapper spits a few bars about maintaining vigilance at all times:
This year, the rapper from the “Miss The Rage” song has been delivering a number of show-stopping live sets all over the world. He has recently performed at events such as Rolling Loud Toronto, Rolling Loud Miami, and Summer Sky Vol. 1, in addition to the fact that they also supported Machine Gun Kelly “Mainstream Sellout Tour.”
As we all know, Redd has been keeping his fans in the know by releasing his First Draft EP, a two-track bundle that consists of “Save Me, Please” and “1st Degree Murder.” Prior to the release of this EP, Redd had released his fourth studio album, Trip At Knight, which included 18 tracks and features from artists such as SoFaygo, Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, Playboi Carti, Ski Mask The Slump God, XXXTENTACION, Juice WRLD, Polo G, Sada Baby, Icewear Vezzo, Lil Durk, and Babyface Ray. In its first week of release, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 81,000 album-equivalent units sold, contributing to its top spot on the chart.
This week saw NLE Choppa celebrate his 20th birthday. This morning (Nov. 4), he decided to gift his fans with a new single titled “Ice Spice,” which was produced by Tay Keith. The song reveals much about the Memphis native’s current situation while making a subtle reference to a certain Bronx newcomer, namely:
“Ice Spice” comes accompanied by a video directed by Evan Water Wippin, and it portrays a day in the life of Choppa through the lens of Water Wippin Evan. Aside from his work in the studio, he can be seen watching basketball games, spending time with his crew at the strip club, and much more on the show.
“ Ice Spice” is the latest release in a series of well-received music releases from the self-proclaimed Top Shotta which also includes tracks like “Slut Me Out,” “Yak Flow,” “Little Miss,” “Set Up Story Part 1,” “In The UK,” “Apart From You,” and “Do It Again” performed by 2rare. In that same timeframe, Choppa has also contributed a considerable amount of work to tracks such as those produced for DDG, OMB Peezy, and Macklemore in the same timeframe. I don’t know what this means, but his last full-length album was released back in January, containing 16 hard-hitting cuts and a number of assist contributions from G Herbo, Moneybagg Yo, Young Thug, and Polo G. Given his current output, we wouldn’t be surprised if we heard about another drop in the near future.