New Music Friday – New Albums From T.I., Black Thought, Benny The Butcher & More

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October has ramped up with some major star power for its third New Music Friday of the month. This week is highlighted by new albums from big names such as T.I., Black Thought and Benny The Butcher.

Additional releases include Gucci Mane showcasing his 1017 Records roster and an UnoTheActivist collaboration with Travis Barker. Open Mike Eagle, Sheek Louch, Homeboy Sandman (with help from Quelle Chris) and the Xzibit-led Serial Killers group are among the other notable artists dropping albums.

Check out the noteworthy streams below.

T.I. – The LIBRA (The Legend Is Back Running Atlanta)

T.I. has returned with The LIBRA, his first album since 2018’s Dime Trap. Tip’s The Legend Is Back Running Atlanta features Lil Baby, Snoop Dogg, Rapsody, Young Thug, Rick Ross, Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher, Mozzy and Killer Mike, among others.

Black Thought – Streams Of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Abel

Black Thought has finally dropped his Streams Of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Abel LP after pushing back its release date due to the death of The Roots co-founder Malik B. Sean C handles all of the production on the album, which boasts collaborations with Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, Swizz Beatz, Portugal. The Man and The Last Artful, Dodgr.

Benny The Butcher – Burden Of Proof

Benny The Butcher delivers the Hit-Boy produced Burden Of Proof, which he calls “the most anticipated album of 2020.” The Griselda Records MC’s latest solo album contains guest appearances by Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, Lil Wayne, Freddie Gibbs, Rick Ross, Big Sean, Queen Naija and Dom Kennedy.

Gucci Mane – So Icy Gang Vol. 1

Gucci Mane puts the spotlight on his 1017 Records artists with his new mixtape So Icy Gang Vol. 1. Guwop still raps on more than half of the tracks but gives the likes of Pooh Shiesty, Foogiano, Enchanting and Big Scarr an opportunity to shine.

UnoTheActivist & Travis Barker – Might Not Make It

UnoTheActivist has teamed up with Blink-182’s Travis Barker for an EP titled Might Not Make It. The duo’s seven-track set includes contributions by Young Thug, YBN Nahmir and Paris Shadows.

TyFontaine – We Ain’t The Same

Internet Money artist TyFontaine follows his performance on the collective’s debut B4 The Storm with his solo offering We Ain’t The Same. Lil Keed and Coi Leray join Ty on the project, which is backed by the beats of Taz Taylor, Nick Mira, OkTanner and more.

Open Mike Eagle – Anime, Trauma & Divorce

Open Mike Eagle details the worst year of his life on his new album Anime, Trauma & Divorce. The veteran MC spits his candid bars over the production of Black Milk, Gold Panda, Caleb Stone, Frank Leone, Loden and Nedarb.

Serial Killers – Summer Of Sam

Xzibit, B-Real and Demrick have joined forces again as the Serial Killers. The West Coast trio’s Summer Of Sam project features Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and DJ Quik, among others.

Sheek Louch – Beast Mode Vol. 4

Just a few months after The LOX dropped their Living Off Xperience album, Sheek Louch comes through with his solo project Beast Mode Vol. 4. The 10-track release includes assists from fellow LOX members Jadakiss and Styles P as well as Ghostface Killah, Benny The Butcher and M.O.P.’s Lil Fame.

Homeboy Sandman & Quelle Chris – Don’t Feed The Monster

Homeboy Sandman enlists the help of Quelle Chris on his new LP titled Don’t Feed The Monster. Chris produces all 15 songs on Sandman’s second studio album for Mello Music Group.

PARTYNEXTDOOR – PARTYPACK

PARTYNEXTDOOR takes a page out of Drake’s book with PARTYPACK, an EP of previously released cuts that weren’t widely available on digital streaming platforms. The seven-track pack allows fans to revisit joints like “Persian Rugs” and PND’s “Candy” collab with the late Nipsey Hussle.