Hip-Hop

First Beat: New Music From Eminem, Yo Gotti, G Herbo and More

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Eminem performs onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 9, 2020 in Hollywood, Calif.

Before entering Christmas week, Eminem shocks the world with a deluxe project, Yo Gotti gives back to the streets and G Herbo addresses his recent troubles. Check out our picks for First Beat below.

Eminem, Music to Get Murdered By Side B (Deluxe Edition)

At the start of 2020, Eminem sacked his adversaries with his Billboard 200 chart-topper, Music to Get Murdered By. Before letting the 2020 buzzer sound off, Shady leaps back into the battlefield with the project's sequel. The 16-track collection includes new features from Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign and Skylar Grey. Slim's lyrical abilities remain elite as he hopscotches his way to victory on "Book of Rhymes" and "Favorite B---h."

Yo Gotti, "Wish List"

The Memphis trap master looks to gift the streets again before bidding 2020 adieu. On "Wish List," Gotti's altruism shines as he reminds listeners of his heroic deeds and why he's the Black Santa Claus. "Yeah, I put bikes in my hood and put TVs on the wall / Came through like it's Christmas when they burned down my dawg," he raps.  

J.I. the Prince of N.Y., Hood Life Krisis Vol. 3 

After blazing through the tri-state with his radio heater "Need Me" in the summer, J.I. looks to bearhug the NY rap scene once more with his third installment of Hood Life Krisis Vol. 3. The musical wunderkind floats along with A Boogie on "R&B Sh-t," while wrestling demons on "Excuse My Pain." 

G Herbo, "Statement"

After being pinned with fraud charges earlier this month, G Herbo addresses the controversy on "Statement." The Chicago MC doesn't shy away from the topic as he agilely races through a flipped version of Dipset's "I Really Mean It." "Let's talk about them jets, yeah, let's talk about Jamaica /Can ask about me, I ain't never been a fraud, I went hard from the start," he spills on the punchy effort. 

dvsn, "Blessings"

Earlier this year, dvsn cradled fans with their soothing third album, A Muse in Her Feelings. Today, the OVO tandem unveils the first release from their forthcoming deluxe project, Amusing Her Feelings. Enthralled by his partner's curves, singer Daniel Daley is thinking long-term in hopes of marriage. 

Taylor Bennett, "Don't Wait Up" feat. Mr. Hudson

This week, Bennett's hip-hop exploration continues with the dreamy "Don't Wait Up." As he wanders through his thoughts, Bennett weaves his way to the finish line in hopes of self-discovery. Mr. Hudson appears with a  cameo on the bridge.