Winter 2018 is forecasted to be a snowy one and I don’t know about you but with snow like they’re predicting, unless I have work, I personally predict I won’t be leaving the house. Today was the first day it really felt cold in the Capital district. Here are five albums designed to get you through the long winter months like the true trap star that you are.


Without Warning - 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin’
Super producer Metro Boomin, 21 Savage and Offset’s new release has the unbelievable ability to make you feel like a gansta’ with goons, guns and cash scattered around in hiding spots all over your tiny city apartment. Great album to start a one-man shootout. Just don’t let the cabin fever have you taking your newfound gangster to the streets.


I Still Am -Yo Gotti
The smash hit single “Rake It Up,” might be the strip club anthem, but the rest of Yo Gotti’s new album, “I Still Am” is a solid mix of strip club glory, street savagery, and hood love. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming the chorus to tracks like “Save It for Me,” featuring Chris Brown with his classic intoxicating harmonies. Or shaking off all that soft stuff with songs like “Yellow Tape” ft. 21 Savage. The name says it all. Even the nostalgic “2908” where Gotti lays out the tales of his upbringing and growth will have your head boppin'.


11:11 Reset- Keyshia Cole
There will be days when you’re holed up in the house and you just want to cry, and you’ll need someone to cry with and then pick you back up. As always, that someone is Keyshia Cole. Sing off key as loud as you want as you reminisce about those beautiful summer days you took for granted and how much you’ve changed since you’ve had time to think and you’ll never take them for granted again…those summer days, I mean.


M’ap Boule-Zoey Dollaz
This is the perfect time to give a new kid on the block a listen. The Miami rapper of Haitian descent has released his newest project “M’ap Boule,” Haitian slang for “I’m on fire,” and it’s loaded with hits. Future serves as executive producer of the album with features from the likes of Chris Brown, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Tory Lanez. Feel the sunny Miami vibe from the inside out, or be inspired by the album to take a trip to the city where it never drops below 50 degrees.

Big K.R.I.T.

4Eva is a Mighty Long Time-BIG K.R.I.T.
I see the irony of recommending this album when you feel like this winter will never end. But as the southern saying goes, “Trouble don’t last always.” Embrace this saying and let the southern rapper and his sounds of summer in all its big pimpin' glory transport you to a Chevy Impala on a warm spring day in the A. Listen to “Layup” while you layup daydreaming of warm winds, sunshine and trying to “Get Away” from the bullshit that is this winter.

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