The Best of October Music


Highest in the Room

It’s been one of those years where the blessings of music have been more than abundant. Rather than a trickle, it has been more like a flood of good music going through the little faucet, causing it to break after thirty seconds. Now, we are swimming in good music. We have names ranging from Yeezy to Travis all the way down to Frank. From alternative R&B to Gospel music, we have it all.

Youngboy Never Broke Again’s “AI Youngboy 2”

It all started when Travis Scott decided on the last day of September to announce the release of his repeatedly previewed single ‘Highest in the Room’. The single broke records and debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Making it his second number-one single and his 7th Top 10 hit.
The next day Summer Walker’s first studio album was released. Like her previous projects, she did not disappoint, landing her a spot in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 with a number 2 album and the biggest streaming week for an R&B album by a woman. Her success is aided by almost every track being produced by London On Da Track and including features from superb R&B artists such as 6lack, Usher, Jhene Aiko, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Drake.
Close to a week later rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again released his latest album AI Youngboy 2, coming after his 2018 album Realer. This included bangers like “Hot Now” and “Make No Sense” making the lineup. It’s his first album release since his recent release from prison and his first number one album ever on the billboard 200.
That same day rap veteran Wale, released his 7th studio album ‘Wow… That’s Crazy’ holding 15 tracks, most notably his collaboration with Jeremih on the song “On Chill”. With features from 6lack, Bryson Tiller, Jacquees, Megan Thee Stallion, and others. Earning him a spot in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at number 7, making it his 4th top 10 album and 8th on the chart itself.
On the 18th G-Eazy and Gucci Mane both dropped their projects, Scary Nights and Woptober 2, respectively. Gucci, releasing this just 4 months after his previous project ‘Delusions of Grandeur’, gave us another dose of his East Atlanta heritage, gaining him his 7th top 10 album and a peak spot at number 9 on the billboard 200. Just as Gucci, G-Eazy also dropped his second project of the year, just a month after his project ‘B-Sides’. The project debuted and peaked at number 27 on the charts and earned him his 5th charting album on the billboard 200.
A day later, highly coveted artist Frank Ocean released his first original song ‘DHL’ since 2017. Here he winds back the clock and gives us some of his effortless rap skills, creative frenzies, and elusive beats. This helped earn him his first Hot 100 hit since early 2017, debuting at number 98.

Wale’s “Wow… That’s Crazy”

It’s been a month to remember, but we still have much to expect with the likes of Drizzy, Rihanna, and J Cole coming to the scene later this year and early next.