Hip Hop: Season of Collaborations

hip hopThis has been the season of collabs, starting with Drake and Future, now Fetty Wap and French Montana, and coming soon Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. It’s an exciting time in Hip Hop with the quick rise of stars and the return to the industry from originals.

 I wasn’t that impressed with Future and Drake’s album What A Time To Be Alive, I expected a little more from the two rappers. The beats were decent and the two have a good chemistry, but the lyrics for many songs in the album lacked depth and were repetitive. For example, “Big Rings” and “Jumpman” displayed these faults.

 Fetty and Montana, however, have dropped their mixtape Coke Zoo which features hits like “Angel”, “Sometimes”,  “Power” and more.  They produce phenomenal sound because of their similar pitch and French Montana adds the traditional edgy rap while Fetty Wap offers his famous singing.

 I personally am very excited to see the Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz collab, which will come “sooner than people think” as 2 Chainz announced on Rap Radar’s Podcast. The project will be called ColliGrove, a mixture of College Park, Atlanta for 2 Chainz and Hollygrove, New Orleans for Wayne. The two have already delivered hits in the past, such as “Duffle Bag Boy”, “Days and Days” and “Rick as F—k” to name a few so there new music should be promising. Both Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz are working on solo material as well. Wayne’s No Ceilings 2 is scheduled to drop on Thanksgiving. 2 Chainz has also been working since the release of Trapavelli Tre this past August. His solo project will be called B.C. (Before Chainz).

Fetty Wap has also had recent releases and Ty Dolla $ign’s new track comes out tomorrow, November 13th. It’s a good time to be a Hip Hop fan!

Author: Victoria Moorwood

Victoria Moorwood is a freelance writer and multimedia journalist. She has worked for print, TV, online and radio media. She mainly covers music and entertainment news and has interviewed X Ambassadors, K Camp, Rapsody, lil aaron, Sheppard, Dirty Heads, COIN, Creed Bratton (The Office), Citizen, Rozes and many more. She also writes about travel and has produced televised sports news.


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