The Drop: 5 Albums In My Rotation {Wednesday Edition}

Happy Hump Day!

We at try to drop gems and information, but we drop new music too! I always try to stay on top of new artist and good music, so sometimes I’d like to share my taste. This week I’ve been shuffling between genres (as usual) and landed on a few really dope projects, some of which are still growing on me. Check em out.

Ellis- Ocean Grown

Ocean Grown

Ocean Grown JUST DROPPED MONDAY! So far, this is a really dope album from the Baltimore emcee. For people who claim to be fans of ‘real hip hop’, this is your go to. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Follow his twitter @Ellis_410 and cop Ocean Grown on google play, itunes, etc. #DoItNow

Lianne La Havas- Blood


I just got hip to Ms. La Havas, but her music is unlike anything out right now. I think this project is authentic…nothing forced, all from the heart. The writing is stellar and the music captivating. Do yourself a favor and just let this one bump from start to finish.

Dr. Dre- Compton (Soundtrack)


I’m in between a rock and a hard place with Dre on this one. Of course he has a rack of emcees featured on here, but I’m not in love with it yet. I’ve seen all good reviews so far, but I’m listening to give a fair assessment before my final verdict. Check it out for yourself and let me know your thoughts.

Wondaland- The Eephus


I waited MONTHS for this album. I am a Wondaland stan to the core, but this one so far is just ‘alright’ for me. I appreciate the fact that Ms. Monae’s sound is ever evolving…I just wish there were more tracks.

Tame Impala- Currents


This was another album I waited for like a puppy waiting to go outside. I give this one two thumbs up!!! Currents can’t really be classified as a specific genre…just good azz music. It does have an oldies melodic feel to it though. Enjoy.

So what are you listening to currently? Hit me on twitter @DropaJewel and catch my segment The Drop on WEAA 88.9fm every Friday night at midnight. #DropaJewel4Mayor