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The 15 Best Hip-Hop Tracks of August 2018

New music from YG, Kyle, Travis Scott, 6LACK, E-40 + many more

August was a strong month for new hip-hop albums as some of the biggest names in the game decided to drop late summer projects. Astroworld from Travis Scott was obviously the most anticipated album to come out but if you're not a big fan of autotuned club bangers then fear not, August provided quite a bit of variety from all corners of hip-hop which means there is something for everybody on the chart this month. Check it out below and again it's in no particular order! 

1. Mac Miller - "Self Care"

"Self Care" is just one of the many stand out tracks on Miller's new album Swimming which dropped at the beginning of August. 

2. Travis Scott - "CAN'T SAY"

Astroworld was by far the biggest hip-hop album to drop in August and "CAN'T SAY" was by far the biggest track on the album outside of "BUTTERFLY EFFECT." If you aren't into autotune then I can understand if Travis doesn't do much for you but this song really does stand out and I can't help but get extra hype when it comes on in the ride. 

3. 6LACK - Nonchalant 

The first record from 6LACK's second album entitled "East Atlanta Love Letter," which should be dropping before the end of the year. 

4. Kyle - "Moment" ft. Wiz Khalifa

Well I guess you know you have really made it in rap when you have a Wiz feature on your track. Kyle continues collect clout like gold coins and both rappers deliver on "Moment".

5. RVNES - "Hurts" ft. Pusha T & Chevy Woods

Three years in the making, King Push and Chevy woods both go in over RVNES monster of a beat on "Hurts." RVNES  and "Ice Melts" producer Supah Mario produce together as The Traffic Boyz but this is the first time we are hearing RVNES on his own. This track is fire and a sure standout from August for sure. 

6. Redman - "1990 NOW"

I can't say I'm ever really mad when Redman releases anything. He has probably been one of the most constantly entertaining rappers I've ever had the pleasure of following and his throw back of a track on "1990 NOW" is also worth the spin. 

7. YG - "POWER" ft. TY Dollar $ign

I'm pretty sure that when you get YG, TY, and DJ Mustard all together on the same song that some sort of ancient prophecy is realized and godzilla is awakened in the streets or something like that. YG's new album Stay Dangerous is available on Spotify down below. 

8. Young Thug - "Scoliosis" (feat. Gunna & Duke)

Personally, I am not the biggest Thugger fan but if you know me, then you know I cannot deny a banger when I hear one, regardless of who's putting it out there. To deny Young Thug the credit he deserves for putting "Scoliosis" out would be a god damn shame so this is me giving this man props for one of my favorite records of the summer. Even if it has Gunna and Duke on it :). 

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9. Aminé - "REEL IT IN"

The wait for a new project from Aminé is no more! His new project ONEPOINTFIVE is solid all the way through and "Reel It In" is the stand out single that will have kids jumping up and down at a festival near you. 

10. Jack Harlow - "Wasted Youth"

Jack was one of the stand out artists for me at this years Outside Lands Music festival and just like his performance, his album is straight top shelf. Jack has something authentic about his style and flow which makes him incredibly easy to listen to. "Wasted Youth" was one of my favorite songs on his first August album release "Lose" but the whole project should be in rotation for the rest of summer if you know what's good for you. You can find a link to the album below. 

11. Yung Pinch - "This My Wave"

Magnetic has always been up on the talents of Yung Pinch and after touring Europe with G-Eazy, the Beach Boy is back with his new single "This My Wave." Pinch is part of that next wave of young artists that the kids of today's hip hop just can't get enough of. It's been a trip watching him blow up and you know this is still just the beginning for him.

12. Bas - "Tribes" ft. J. Cole

Bas' new album Milky Way is one of my favorite project from 2018 so far and of course the song he does with J. Cole if great. I'd expect nothing less from either of these guys.

 13. E-40 - "Ain't Talkin Bout Nothing" ft. G Perico & Vince Staples

This is some VINTAGE E-40 sounding music with a splash of G Perico and a side of Vince Staples. It's fire all the way around and if you love that bay area hip hop sound then you'll dig this one too.

14. Freddie Gibbs - Burn Rubber

You just can't deny the cold ass flow of Freddie Gibbs. Combined with this frosty beat from The Colleagues, "Burn Rubber" really shines considering it's just a loosie. 

15. Comethazine – "Walk"

Rounding out the chart this month is a new track from Comethazine. His new tape Bawskee only has one song that is actually over 2 minutes and It's not this one. Regardless, "Walk" bangs and and It makes me feel like I'm working really hard when I play it at the gym so welcome to the chart Comethazine! We will see you live later this month at The Echoplex in LA. 

Full Playlist: 

Albums you should not sleep on from August:
Travis Scott - Astroworld
Mac Miller - Swimming
YG - Stay Dangerous
Slim Thug - Slime Language
Jack Harlow - Lose
Bas - Milky Way
E-40 - Gift of Gab

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