Missy Elliott, Jeezy, Vic Mensa and More: New Projects This Week
Several anticipated projects premiered over the course of the last seven days. Look below to check out all of the freshly released albums, mixtapes and EPs of the week.
After 14 years without dropping a new album, Missy Elliott makes her return with the new EP Iconology. A surprise to fans, Missy only announced its release on Thursday (Aug. 22).
"This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful," she captioned the cover art on Instagram. "THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you... let’s continue the celebration at midnight tonight…I’m dropping a collection of new songs! Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance!"
The new project marks the Virginia legend's first new music offering since 2005's The Cookbook.
It’s a return to the hustle for Jeezy, who delivers TM104: The Legend of the Snowman this week. Previewed by the singles “1 Time” and “MLK Blvd,” the Atlanta veteran’s ninth album is assisted by Rick Ross, Queen Najia, Gunna, Meek Mill, CeeLo Green and others.
Vic Mensa switches lanes for his latest release. The controversial and vocal rapper relies heavily on his grunge influences for his new rock-inspired 93Punx project. Supported by the singles “3 Years Sober,” “Captain America” and “It’s a Bad Dream,” the album features the tracks “Definition of a F**k-Boi” and “United States of Evil,” plus contributions from legendary rockers Travis Barker and Good Charlotte.