Today’s FTOD post is a heavy hitter and includes standout records from my top 2 LPs of 2018 so far – Nines’ Crop Circle & J.Cole’s KOD, which both dropped last week Friday. Nines’ Crop Circle is a well-rounded body of work and is up there with the best UK Rap albums to drop in a minute. It’s easily my favourite album at the moment & the featured fire tune Rubber Bands is a particular standout with RAY BLK delivering a monstrous hook to go alongside Skrapz stellar guest verse.
As for J.Cole, KOD was a much better first-listen experience for me compared to 4 Your Eyez Only and I seem to enjoy the album more with every listen. Picking a standout record was difficult but Motiv8 just shades it for me.
UK rapper Ramz, released his third single titled Family Tree and it’s easily his best effort since his debut single Barking, which peaked at no 2 on the Official UK Singles Chart. The hook is almost impossible to get out of your head after 2 listens!
US teen superstar Khalid released his latest gem this past Friday OTW featuring fellow R&B heavyweights Ty Dolla $ign & 6LACK. Honestly, the song is incredible and that’s all that needs to be said!
Young Thug showcased his genius yet again with the infectious Anybody featuring Nicki Minaj. The release was part of a 3 track EP Hear No Evil but is the standout record for me and has been on constant rotation for a hot minute now.
Nines – Rubber Bands Featuring RAY BLK & Skrapz
J. Cole – Motiv8
Ramz – Family Tree
Khalid – OTW Ft. Ty Dolla $ign & 6LACK
Young Thug – Anybody Ft. Nicki Minaj
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