Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city is slated to be one of the top-selling debut rap albums of the year, and he’s continuing to show his appreciation with freebie tracks – but don’t consider them, especially brutal, brilliant new song “The Jig is Up,” throwaways. “Real people want real music; the jig is up!” Lamar deadpans, right after calling out the rapper Shyne for calling his good kid beats sub-par. He doesn’t let up (and neither does that J Cole and Canei Finch beat) until the end – in fact, as time goes on, it’s those last few seconds that are the most impressive. Check it out.
Download: New Kendrick Lamar – “The Jig is Up (Dumpin’)”
Charlotte Aitchison’s second LP is a warhead, a sonic sour bomb that conceals sneering attitude and caustic kiss-offs beneath an initially shimmering pop sheen.
From his still-unannounced new album, featuring Thundercat, Bilal and production from Astronote.
With help from Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and an amazing piano.
These guys would probably get along if they ever met.
Another track from Future Brown’s upcoming self-titled record.