Latto drops her upcoming album track list, Phife Dawg releases posthumous album, and more

In advance of her upcoming second studio album, 777, Atlanta’s “Queen of Da Souf,” Latto, released the track list on Monday. Her 2021 hit single “Big Energy” lands at number four on the 14-track album, which includes the bonus track “Big Energy (remix),” featuring an artist who has yet to be revealed.

The 23-year-old rapper shared album art and the track list in a Monday Instagram post, saying, “3/25. BE Remix 3/28. Pre-save link in my bio.”  The album features song collaborations with artists like Lil WayneLil DurkKodak Black and Childish Gambino777 is set to drop Friday.

Phife Dawg‘s posthumous solo album, Forever, dropped on Tuesday. The late hip-hop rapper, born Malik Taylor, was a member of legendary New York rap group A Tribe Called Quest. He was 45 when he passed away in 2019 due to complications from diabetes.

The 13-track project boast an iconic list of features from hip-hop heavy hitters like Busta RhymesQ-TipRedmanRapsody and more. Forever also features a special appearance from Phife Dawg’s mother, renowned poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, on the song “Round Irving High School.”

And in line with the many other music and arts festivals happening this summer, Afronation, billed as “The World’s Biggest Afrobeats Festival,” will kick off in Portimão, Portugal in July. “The 2022 edition of Afro Nation Portugal will bring together the best artists in Afrobeats, Hip Hop, RnB, Dancehall, Amapiano, Afro House and more,” organizers say. “Expect world-class production and iconic live performances and DJ sets over three days.”

Grammy winner Burna Boy is set to headline of course, alongside WizkidDavidoChris Brown and Meg Thee Stallion. “Supperrrr excited for @afronation!!! WHO PULLING UP,” the Houston Hottie said on Instagram.

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