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Sleater-Kinney, AFI, Polo G, Jesse Royal, more

Sleater-Kinney, AFI, Polo G, Jesse Royal, more
This week's Notable Releases include rapstar Polo G's anticipated third album, Wristmeetrazor's modern metalcore/post-hardcore benchmark, Sleater-Kinney, AFI, and more...

Polo G - Hall of Fame Columbia Polo G may still be an unknown name to those who don't keep up with the fast-moving rap mainstream, but the 22-year-old, Chicago-bred rapper already feels like a vet.Hall of Fame is his third album in as many years, following his instant-breakthrough 2019 debut Die A Legend and 2020's The GOAT, and it's also his first album since his single "Rapstar" sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks straight.He'd been on the rise since day one, but Polo G wasn't really a rap star until "Rapstar," so even though Hall of Fame is Polo's third album, it's likely gonna be an introduction for many.As Polo promised in recent interviews, Hall of Fame has a little something for everyone.

And there are way more big-name guests on Hall of Fame than any previous Polo G album -- not just Nicki Minaj and Pop Smoke but also DaBaby, Rod Wave, Roddy Ricch, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, G Herbo, Lil Durk, and more -- and the guests only add to the album; they never over-crowd it or take away from Polo G's own distinct style.At a glance, Hall of Fame looks and sounds like a typical radio-rap album, but the deeper you dig, the more it feels like a Chicago drill version of intimate bedroom pop.

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