Gary Clark, Jr. will release his much-anticipated second major label LP The Story of Sonny Boy Slim this September, the Austin guitar virtuoso revealed. Fans who pre-order the album, due out September 11th, will receive a free download of Sonny Boy Slim ‘s first two tracks, “The Healing” and “Grinder,” which Clark also posted on his YouTube page. Gary Clark Jr
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From Kanye West to Skrillex , Chicago newcomer Vic Mensa is collecting famous collaborators quickly this year. “No Chill,” his heavy new track produced by Skrillex and Jahlil Beats, premiered during Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show one month after the rapper teased the track during a live performance . “With a halo on my deal, I signed to Hov, I’m light-skinned Jesus,” Mensa raps about his recent Roc Nation signing. Like his previous single, ” U Mad ” featuring West, “No Chill” has a heavy, aggressive beat.
Meek Mill claimed the last Billboard 200 Number One album of the Tuesday release era as the Philadelphia rapper’s Dreams Worth More Than Money sold 246,000 total copies in its debut week. It was the first Number One for Meek Mill, who mightily improved on his Number Two peak and 165,000 opening week copies for his 2012 debut Dreams and Nightmares . Miguel on Wild New Album and Becoming Pop’s Most Wanted Man Dreams Worth More Than Money also scored the fourth-best sales week of 2015, finishing behind Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late , Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and Mumford & Sons’ Wilder Mind , Billboard reports . Starting July 10th, the entire music industry will move toward a global release date of Friday, eliminating the staggered arrival that finds albums hitting both physical and digital shelves on different dates in different continents. Miguel ‘s third album Wildheart debuted at Number Two with 48,000 total albums sold, which represented both an improvement and step down from 2012’s Kaleidoscope Dream , which debuted at Number Three and 71,000 copies.