Good things don’t always come in threes (I’m looking at you, Shrek The Third) but sometimes three’s a charm when it comes to albums. [lastfm]Bun B[/lastfm] set out to prove the point last week with the release of Trill O.G., his third solo album which marks #3 in his “Trillogy,” and gets the deluxe DVD treatment this week.
Officially out since last week, the early buzz has been strong for Trill O.G., with The Source magazine handing down a rare and coveted five mic rating (the mag’s highest rating), essentially calling it and “instant classic.” Street Date has more on the controversial Source review, plus a look at new music from [lastfm]Mike Posner[/lastfm] and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
[pullquote quote="...people, while having no personal hate or malice towards me, will make very loud arguments about The Source’s decision..." credit="Bun B."]Trill O.G. benefits from a host of guest rappers, making this somewhat of a group achievement. [lastfm]Drake[/lastfm], [lastfm]Young Jeezy[/lastfm], [lastfm]Gucci Mane[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Slim Thug[/lastfm] each bring something different to the mix, with a posthumous contribution from [lastfm]Tupac[/lastfm] to boot. The decision by The Source to give the album their highest rating is causing quite a stir online. Click through to read Bun B’s reaction to getting the five mic review, at The Source‘s website.
For more on all the new releases coming out this August, check out the Coming Soon section at Street Date. Here are more of the other hot new releases for August 10th:
[lastfm]Mike Posner[/lastfm] – 31 Seconds To Takeoff
Newcomer Mike Posner built a reputation playing college shows and posting to his YouTube page. Now, a year after catching [lastfm]Jay-Z[/lastfm]‘s attention, he’s got a deal with J Records and a huge radio hit with his first single “Cooler Than Me.”
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Revelation
Another artist putting out the third album in a trilogy, this week reggae legend Perry wraps up a fruitful three-album collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Steve Marshall, and makes room for a guest spots from [lastfm]Keith Richards[/lastfm] and [lastfm]George Clinton[/lastfm].