Music Industry Still Thriving

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Music Industry Still Thriving

Anthony Baker

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The last couple months have been busy for the music industry as it continues to provide fresh, new and exciting sounds.

In July, a handful of heavily anticipated albums were delivered along the ranks of 21 Savage’s street ridden and versatile Issa Album with it’s standout hit Bank Account that held over until Tyler, The Creator’s vibey, calm and heartfelt Flower Boy released on the twenty-first. Closing out the month, artist Aminé released his debut album Good For You which debuted at #31 on the US Billboard 200 for the week.

Throughout August, the music industry boasted many new

releases. Albums like Lil Uzi Vert’s long-awaited Luv Is Rage 2 peaked at the #1 spot on the US Billboard 200, featuring its 4x platinum single XO Tour Llif3 with over 1.4 billion streams, as well as melancholy rapper XXXTentacion’s LP, 17, which showed a very depressing side to life with songs like Jocelyn Flores where he details his friend’s tragic suicide and Revenge, a song about losing every

thing.

As the school year took off, September fueled albums like Seven Days by PARTYNEXTDOOR, a small EP that came to be produced, recorded, and released in seven days time, hence the name of the EP. Macklemore’s newest album, Gemini, coming out September twenty-second.

As the year is coming to an end, there still remains three months left in 2017, which means there’ still lots of exciting new music to be released before the end of the year.

“I’m really excited for Travis Scott to hopefully release his collab album with Quavo by the end of the year, as well as new albums from Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock. Hopefully, we’ll get to see those before the year comes to a close,” stated FHN senior, Chris Rivera.

Chris’ most favorable albums from the last three months were Vince Staple’s Big Fish Theory and the Issa Album by 21 Savage.

“I’d have to say my top albums these last couple months have been Flower Boy and Culture. I know Culture was released in January, but I don’t think anything has topped it since then,” stated Joe Gray, senior.

Joe is anxious to hear albums from Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music label members to collaborate as well as new music from Travis Scott before the year wraps up.

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