As the first day of summer arrives, a handful of talented rappers are dropping major heat with their new projects. This week, a Bay Area rhymer releases his long-awaited album, a Brooklyn rapper returns with a new mixtape, a New York lyricist presents a cinematic project and more.

G-Eazy Delivers His Freak Show Album

It's been three years since rap fans have heard any new music from G-Eazy. Since the release of his 2021 album, These Things Happen Too (Deluxe), the Oakland, Calif. native has gone through several changes in his life. For starters, G-Eazy, born Gerald Gillum, moved to New York City about 18 months years ago. Prior to his big move, he had begun working on his seventh studio album titled Freak Show. Living in New York City has proven to be a fulfilling experience. His new Freak Show album contains 12 songs with guest appearances from French Montana, Coi Leray, Kaliii and others. The newest edition to his catalog also features the single "Anxiety" and the ode to his late mother "Love You Forever."

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22Gz Releases Brooklyn's Most Wanted Mixtape

Despite his legal troubles, 22Gz hasn't stopped grinding in the rap game. Earlier this year, the Brooklyn drill music leader released Growth & Development 2, a follow-up to his 2020 album. Now, the 26-year-old rhymer is back with a new mixtape titled Brooklyn's Most Wanted. The nine-track collection features 22Gz's delivering hardcore rhymes that vividly depict the turbulent realities of street life. The set's first single is the eerie "Homicide," which can be viewed below.

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Your Old Droog Drops Movie

Your Old Droog is back with his new music project called Movie. As the title of his project suggests, the New York wordsmith is delivering cinematic rhymes over boom-bap beats. The 18-track collection boasts guest appearances from Yasiin Bey, Method Man, Denzel Curry and production from Conductor Williams, Harry Fraud, Just Blaze and more. "When I was a young child, I used to sit around the living room with my parents and whenever something defied reality in a film they would simply say 'Kino,'" he wrote in an Instagram caption about the album in May. "When something was too good or too impossible... they just said. 'Movie.' This album is Movie."

Check out more new projects this week from Da Beatminerz, CJ Fly and more below.

  • Freak Show

    G-Eazy
    RCA Records
    RCA Records
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  • Brooklyn's Most Wanted

    22Gz
    Blixky Ent.
    Blixky Ent.
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  • Movie

    Your Old Droog
    Your Old Droog
    Your Old Droog
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  • The Giant

    Big Yavo
    Good Talk
    Good Talk
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  • Leaks, Vol. 2

    OT7 Quanny
    QT7 Records
    QT7 Records
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  • Yellow Tape Road

    Nyck Caution
    Epidemic Sound
    Epidemic Sound
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  • Pump

    Epik High
    OURS Co./Genie Music Group
    OURS Co./Genie Music Group
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  • Stifled Creativity

    Da Beatminerz
    Soulspazm/SCHMTCS
    Soulspazm/SCHMTCS
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  • Chasing the Devil: Chapter 2 - Salvation

    Krayzie Bone
    The Life Apparel
    The Life Apparel
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  • Jacinto's Praying Mantis

    Vinnie Paz
  • The Pharaoh's Return 2: Nubia

    CJ Fly
    SWARM & AfterLyfe Records
    SWARM & AfterLyfe Records
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  • Vibe Responsibly, Vol. 1

    Capella Grey
    Allepac The Family/10K Projects
    Allepac The Family/10K Projects
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  • Freshman Grad.

    Lay Bankz
    Artist Partner Group
    Artist Partner Group
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