August 2020 New Music Releases – XXL – XXLMAG.COM

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to make impromptu adjustments and although the hip-hop community was severely impacted as well, the music hasn’t stopped. In early July, Pop Smoke’s posthumous debut album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon catapulted to the top of the Billboard charts. The following week, Juice Wrld’s posthumous release, Legends Never Die, arrived and had massive success. Then, Flo Milli dropped off her very first mixtape, Ho, Why Is You Here?, which quickly began trending on Twitter. As the month wraps up, August is sliding in smoothly with a bunch of new mixtapes, projects, EPs and albums to look out for.

It’s been two years since Aminé dropped off a project, but he’s back and ready to deliver. On Aug. 7, the former 2017 XXL Freshman is releasing his latest effort, Limbo. The 14-track LP features appearances from J.I.D, Young Thug, Vince Staples, Summer Walker and more. Ahead of the album’s arrival, Aminé has shared two songs that will appear on the release: “Riri” and “Compensating” with Thugger. Limbo is the next coming to the Portland, Ore. native’s mixtape OnePointFive.

Buffalo, N.Y.’s own Westside Gunn is offering his third release this year: Who Made the Sunshine. Gunn announced the album earlier this month and while he hasn’t shared a release date just yet, the LP expected to be available on streaming platforms sometime in August. The Griselda Records founder has clearly been using the quarantine to his advantage and