NEWSWEEK: JUNE 2017 ALBUM RELEASES: VINCE STAPLES, 2 CHAINZ AND OTHERS WE CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR

JUNE 2017 ALBUM RELEASES: VINCE STAPLES, 2 CHAINZ AND OTHERS WE CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR

Nothing inspires us to roll down the windows, crank up the music and get down like the beginning of summer. If you've just endured an oppressive winter and a rainy spring, feeling those first tinges of warmth in the air is cause for celebration, and the month of June has the soundtrack covered. Here are some of the albums due out in the next 30 days that we can't wait to drop the needle on, from Lorde to Vince Staples to 2 Chainz and beyond.

 

2 Chainz, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music

Release Date: June 16

Label: GOOD Music

It’s true, pretty girls do like trap music. But you know who else likes trap music? Everyone—or at least everyone looking to spend summer nights milly rocking and twerking to head-banging hip-hop beats. 2 Chainz recently released the first single from his new project, titled, “4 AM.” Featuring twice platinum-selling rapper Travis Scott, and reminiscent of Chainz’s previous work, the song offers a simple beat and catchy lyrics mixed with Scott’s signature Auto Tune-induced sound. If the track list for the Atlanta rapper's upcoming album is any indication—songs include party-friendly titles like “Good Drank,” “Saturday Night,” “Sleep When U Die” and “It’s a Vibe,” to name a few—then fans should expect their summer to be loaded with an unlimited number of late-night thrills that turn into daytime adventures. —Janice Williams

 

Vince Staples, Big Fish Theory

Release Date: June 23
Label: Def Jam

Vince Staples went from promising up-and-comer to bonafide mainstream star with his 2015 album Summertime ’06 and its hit single “Norf Norf,” on which the then-21-year-old raps about hailing from the north side of Long Beach, California. Prima Donna followed a year later, and now, with Big Fish, his fourth album in four years, it looks like Staples is poised to challenge Kendrick Lamar as the king of California, and maybe even of the West Coast, and maybe even of the entire country. It goes beyond his ability to drop bars. In an interview with LA Weekly, Staples spoke of his desire to innovate, and how the album has a decidedly electronic bent. "All I can tell you is that it's current. It's tomorrow. It's next Thursday," Staples said. "We making future music. It's Afro-futurism. This is my Afro-futurism. There's no other kind." —Ryan Bort

 via Newsweek

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