Major performers release new music

Fans excited about their favorite artists’ recently-released albums


Justin De Leon

New music from multiple artists is on the way for all to listen.

A lot of meaning goes into songwriting, especially when one has lived a storied life. These artists have been through so much during their career from break-ups to passing family members to near-death experiences, etc. They have worked hard to create successful music and they want to share it with the public.

Below are several new releases that music fans should check out ASAP:

J.I.- HLK V.3 (Album)
Brooklyn native rapper Justin Rivera, also known as J.I., has released his 3rd volume of Hood Life Krisis. HLK V.3 has a total of 7 tracks and J.I. ‘s single ”Need Me “ resulted in a huge fan base in the beginning of 2020. This Puerto Rican descent rapper was on the hit TV show The Rap Game when he was only 15 years old. Before getting on the show, J.I. would compete in rap battles against grown adult rappers and absolutely destroy them.

Why Don’t We- Slow Down (Single)
Why Don’t We is the name of a boy band whose members all met in Los Angeles. They first formed their band a year after meeting each other. A lot of people know the band from the song they did with Logan Paul, ”Help Me Help You”. They have been nominated for multiple awards throughout the years. They have have a variety of influences, including Justin Bieber and Boyz II Men.

Paul McCartney- McCartney III (Album)
Sir Paul McCartney is never too old to release music. The 78-year-old musician has released a 3rd part to his album series, in which he plays all of the instruments.  His newest album is simply called McCartney III. McCartney is most famously known as a member of the Beatles. He has won multiple awards and also was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He even has a star on the Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

PlayBoi Carti- WLR (Album)
After a two year wait, rapper Playboi Carti has released his album Whole Lotta Red. Jordan Carter, age 24, first blew up when his song “Magnolia” was released in 2017. He has made multiple appearances in other songs with rappers from Lil Uzi Vert to Lil Yachty. WLR was promised to his fans for over two years. Fans were eagerly waiting for the album to be released. It was then released December 25, 2020. Reaction to album has been mixed, so Playboi Carti has announced he is releasing a deluxe album. The date is still to be determined.

Lil Durk- The Voice (Album)
Chicago native rapper, Lil Durk, has released his album The Voice. The album has a total of 16 songs. Lil Durk made this album as a tribute to one of his brother that recently passed, Dayvon Bennett. Lil Durk created the record label, Only the Family in 2010. He recently featured on a song with Drake called “Laugh Now Cry Later”. Lil Durk has been around since 2009, but he is gaining more momentum than ever todya.