Hip Hop: Fall 2022

Monarch HipHop Recommendations

Honey Doom

Ghanaian American singer-songwriter Moliy takes on the perfect woman empowerment anthem of the year, teaming up with South African artist, Moonchild Sanelly—widely known for her major contribution to Beyonce’s Black is King album. Introducing us to a preview of what’s to come on her highly anticipated upcoming EP Honey Doom, this smooth bop is infused with a beautiful collaboration of hip hop and Afrobeat sounds while laced with baddie energy. This upcoming project embodies her own experimental journey with her sound, which remains otherworldly, airy, and optimistic while expanding to include more of her influences globally.

Ether Rocks

With his sophomore album, Ether Rocks, produced entirely by Harlem, New York’s Ron Browz (Nas’s “Ether,” Jim Jones’s “Pop Champagne,” etc.), the project sees Rock’s ominous tone and sharp flow transposed from the traditional boom-bap beats of Da Beatminerz and others into a sonic backdrop that retains grit yet bolsters an updated and more sophisticated style from the legendary emcee. The 12-track LP boasts guest appearances from Method Man, Steele (Smif-NWessun), Ruste Juxx, and more and is out through American B Boy Records in partnership with Fat Beats. This project is a deliberate attempt to break out of the underground rap box and ease into “grown-man rap.”


Jeezy is preparing the world for the snow. With his new release, SnoFall, the mixtape will drop just a little over a month after the pair released “I Ain’t Gon Hold Ya” and will mark a new chapter in Jeezy and DJ Drama’s historic partnership between these two rap titans. The upcoming project follows up on Jeezy’s 2020 full-length album, The Recession 2. The project features Tamika Mallory, Yo Gotti, E-40, Demi Lovato, Lil Duval, Ne-Yo, and Rick Ross.


After rocking the world, artist M.I.A. literally went missing in action for six years. But finally, she has re-emerged with her latest project, MATA. Clocking in a approximately 35 minutes, the 13-track record features a sole guest appearance from Navz-42 along with production work from the likes of Skrillex, Rex Kudo, T-Minus, Diplo, Heavy Mellow, and more.

Last Of A Dying Breed

Kool G Rap is cited as a major influence to the likes of Nas, the Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, and Jay-Z. Kool G Rap and DJ Polo came to prominence as members of the Juice Crew, which also included the likes of Big Daddy Kane and DJ Marley Marl at the height of hiphop’s golden age. Well, G Rap is back with his latest release, Last of a Dying Breed features collaborations with AZ, Sean Price, NEMS, and more. Production is done by Domingo. This project marks the follow-up to 2017’s Return of the Don’ and ‘Son of a G Rap, G Rap’s 2018 collaborative LP with 38 Spesh. Accompanying the announcement of Last of a Dying Breed’is the lead single “Fly Till I Die,” featuring Big Daddy Kane.