Big K.R.I.T. – “Mount Olympus”
K.R.I.T. switches up his flow as he takes on the radio industry—as well as that lingering Kendrick “Control” verse—on “Mount Olympus,” a track he released to celebrate surpassing the 500k follower mark on Twitter.
Chad VanGaalen – “Monster”
Throughout history, monsters have been looked at with scorn on disgust. VanGaalen’s joyously wonky “Monster” isn’t going to change that view overnight, but it’s not a bad place to start.
The-Dream – “Black”
The video for The Dream’s “Black” ends with the note: “Black isn’t just a color. Black isn’t just a race anymore. It’s a feeling and a place from which one feels isolated by the world of the governing elite. Classism is the new racism. This is what black feels like.”
Fear of Men – “Waterfall”
Fear of Men released their debut, Loom, as a special edition package for Record Store Day. I’m not going to get into specifics, but copies are selling on eBay for a lot more than the price of “free.”
Kine Hjeldnes – “Cracks”
Kine Hjeldens is a singer/songwriter from Norway with little more than a few tracks and a SoundCloud account to her name. If “Cracks” is any indication of what Hjeldnes is capable of, however, she won’t remain hidden for long.
Mobb Deep – “The Outcome”
“The Outcome” is a new one from Mobb Deep, that’s exclusively on DJ Whoo Kid and DJ S. Whit’s latest mixtape.
Perfect Pussy – “Candy’s Room”
Would Springsteen approve? Probably not, but I sure do.
Raekwon – “The Living Room”
None of us know if “The Living Room” will appear on Raekwon’s forthcoming Fly International Luxurious Art. Regardless, the track finds Rae flexing his muscles over a bundle of beats.
Suzi Analogue – “Up All Night (UziFlip)”
Suzi Analogue has given Kelela’s “Go All Night” a not-needed—but graciously accepted—facelift.
tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain”
Merril Garbus’ spunky and sporadic brand of pop returns in full-length form next week. If you’re unfamiliar with her previous work, “Water Fountain” is the perfect place to dip your toes in and enjoy.
Wye Oak – “The Tower”
Wye Oak may have swapped their guitars for synthesizers, but their knack for penning head-bobbing tunes—like “The Tower”—remains the same.
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