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INJURY RESERVE — Hoodwinked [single] // Loma Vista

From promoter: “a menacing live-wire of a track built around a bumping low-end and a squealing free-jazz saxophone sample.” Keep an eye out, there’s more tracks coming from Injury Reserve throughout the week ! Label: Loma Vista FCC: Clean RIYL: BROCKHAMPTON, JPEGMAFIA, Joey Purp, Milo

BINKI — Heybb! [single] // FADER

From promoter: “With elements of indie pop, rock, funk, and hip-hop alike, Brooklyn Based rapper binki defies genre boundaries on his new single “Heybb!.” On “Heybb!,” binki raps about the pains of rejection, juxtaposing bouncing surf rock guitars and jangling cowbells with his unique brand of narrative talk-flow. The track is raw, yet endearing, deftly balancing its tongue-in-cheek lyrics […]

Haviah Mighty — 13th Floor // Self-released

From promoter: “Canadian emcee Haviah Mighty is ON THE RISE! One of XXL’s Toronto Rappers You Should Know, Mighty cut her teeth in The Sorority and is ready to carve out a space in the worldwide hip hop landscape.” Label: Self-released FCC: Clean Start w/: 1,2,3,4,8 RIYL: Little Simz, Missy Elliott, Leikeli47, The Sorority

SA-ROC — Hand of God [single] // Rhymesayers Entertainment

From promoter: “Sa-roc is what one would say is a poet amongst the hip hop world. With every bar feeling more thoughtful than the next, it’s hard to not see of piece of ourselves in her music!” Label: Rhymesayers Entertainment FCC: Clean RIYL: Rapsody, Brother Ali, Little Simz, Sampa the Great

DENZEL CURRY, KENNY BEATS — Unlocked // PH Recordings

From promoter: “After releasing two critically acclaimed albums in the span of 10 months (TA13OO and ZUU, respectively), Denzel Curry starts off 2020 with a menacing and concise full length produced entirely by Kenny Beats. Unlocked is the product of a manic three day studio session following Denzel recording for an episode of Kenny’s YouTube show, The Cave. The project finds the two […]

Atmosphere — Whenever // Rhymesayers Entertainment

From Promoter: ” The Twin Cities boys are back and ready to be heard! Atmosphere is back and they aren’t playing any games. The album Whenever is a perfect example that autobiographies maybe better as audio tapes. Slug really allows himself to become an open book. Never afraid and never faking the funk, he gives you every piece of […]

Aesop Rock — ROGUE WAVE (single) // Rhymesayers Entertainment

From Promoter: “Rogue Wave” is Aesop Rock’s first new material since the release of his “Klutz” single in 2018 – it’s an extended journal entry that aims to exude the feeling of being lost at sea.” Label: Rhymesayers Entertainment FCC: Clean RIYL: Sage Francis, Atmosphere, Blackalicious

ZEBRA KATZ — Ish (single) // ZFK Records

This track is super experimental and combines elements of techno music with traditional hip hop. The result is this super dark and bumping track. If you enjoy this one, keep an eye out as there will be a full album coming soon ! Label: ZFK Records FCC: Clean RIYL: J-E-T-S, Tierra Whack, Goldlink, Mykki Blanco

Wilma Archer — Last Sniff ft. MF DOOM (single) // Weird World

From Promoter: “ Wilma Archer has tapped on the shoulder of Hip Hop Legend, MF Doom to make song that reminds you why we love Doom. The soulful beat from Archer fits so well with unmatchable flow of Metal Fingers. A single like this is hard to describe in music, but real hip hop fans know what’s going […]

STORMZY — Heavy is the Head // Atlantic

From Promoter: “The new king of UK Grime and leader of the new school of British Hip Hop, Stormzy, has released his highly anticipated second full-length studio album, Heavy Is The Head. The 16 track release that features guest appearances from YEBBA, Aitch, Burna Boy, H.E.R., Headie One, Tiana Major9, and Ed Sheeran, is a winning mix […]

Snoh Aalegra — I Want You Around ft. 6LACK Remix (SINGLE) // Artium Recordings

From Promoter: “One of the most exciting voices in recent time, Iranian / Swedish singer and songwriter Snoh Aalegra is back with a new remix of her HUGE UAC hit I Want You Around feat. 6LACK!” Sick remix, give this one a listen! Label: Artium Recordings FCC: Clean RIYL: Jorja Smith, 6LACK, Raveena, Mac Ayres

Haleek Maul — Halo ft. Mick Jenkins (SINGLE) // Lex Records

From Promoter: “New music from NY emcee Haleek Maul – new album coming on Lex Records…soon!” Channeling his multi-cultural background he alternates between technical raps and fleeting moments of Caribbean vocal rhythms. Label: Lex Records FCC: Clean RIYL: Jidenna, Burna Boy, Rapsody, GoldLink

REMA — Bad Commando // Mavin Records

From Promoter: “Nigerian artist Rema was included in Barack Obama’s summer playlist this year and is ready to take over the world’s listeners with his afro-beat + trap hybrid.” Super funky beats and vocals on this one, give it a listen! Label: Mavin Records / Jonzing World Start w/: All! FCC: Clean RIYL: Burna Boy, Young Thug, Tiwa Savage, […]

Wiki — OOFIE // Wikset Ltd

From Promoter: “Previously one third of pioneering NYC hip hop group Ratking, Wiki released his second solo studio album, featuring Denzel Curry, Princess Nokia, duendita, Lil Ugly Mane and more.” Label: Wikset Ltd FCC: 13 Start w/: 3,4,11 RIYL: Danny Brown, Denzel Curry, Tyler, The Creator

TOKiMONSTA — Fried for the Night ft. EARTHGANG (SINGLE) // TOKiMONSTA Music

From Promoter: “TOKiMONSTA just announced the release of her first album in three years, Oasis Nocturno, out via her own Young Art Records on March 20 – listen to fiery new single feat. EARTHGANG!” A rad combination of genres, enjoy TOKiMONSTA’s extremely clean production on this one ! Must play! Label: TOKiMONSTA Music RIYL: Shlohmo, Flying Lotus, […]

Thundercat — Black Qualls ft. Steve Lacy and Steve Arrington (SINGLE) // Brainfeeder

From Promoter: “The unruly bounce of new single “Black Qualls” is classic Thundercat, teaming up with Steve Lacy and funk icon Steve Arrington. It’s another example of Stephen Lee Bruner’s desire to highlight the lineage of his music and pay his respects to the musicians who inspired him. Discovering Arrington’s output in his late teens, […]

Various Artists – Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack // Motown

From promoter: “One of the most anticipated movies of 2019, Queen & Slim, utilizes multiple genres within R&B and Hip Hop to compliment the film. Queen and Slim, written by American screenwriter Lena Waithe, tells the story of how a couple’s first date takes a turn after a run in with the police. Dubbed as […]

RYAN CARAVEO – Butterfly Boy // Paradise Forever

From promoter: “Seattle based artist Ryan Caraveo, is making dark and melodic hip hop tracks on his new record Butterfly Boy. Getting his start online back in 2014, Caraveo developed a strong fanbase selling out shows in cities like Seattle and Los Angeles. Butterfly Boy has an overarching sense of dread communicated through dark synth and guitar samples, as well as the […]

MEGAN THEE STALLION – Ride or Die [single] // Motown/Capitol

From promoter: “From the soundtrack of Queen & Slim, the first movie written and produced by Lena Waithe (The Chi, Master Of None) and the first directed by Melina Matsoukas (who did Beyoncé’s “Formation” among other iconic videos). Is a new song from Megan Thee Stallion, the Houston rapper who has been enjoying a huge year largely thanks to her albumFever, its breakout hit […]

THUNDAMENTALS – Thundamentals // High Depth

From promoter: ” Ten years deep into their career, the reputation of Blue Mountains hip-hop trio Thundamentals – Tuka, Jeswon and DJ Morgs – is undeniable. From their debut self- titled EP in 2008, their acclaimed ARIA and J Award nominated 2017 album Everyone We Know, to their most recent release, their critically adored fifth […]

RAIZA BIZA – Bygones // Low Key Source

A hypnotic culmination of hundreds of hard drive demos, eclectic musical inspiration and collaboration, enter Bygones – a record striking the balance between the intricacies of electronic production and at times, melodic half-sung poetry, delivered with raw intensity. The nine track record features many cameo appearances making it a must-listen ! Label: Low Key Source Start w/: […]

Ego Ella May – So Far // Tru Thoughts

From promoter: “South Londons singer Ego Ella May has released her new album, highlighting her future-soul sound with old-school production.” Label: Tru Thoughts FCC: 6 Start w/: 2,4,8 RIYL: Jamila Woods, H.E.R., Jhené Aiko, Amber Mark

Danny Brown – uknowhatimsayin¿ // Warp Records

From promoter: “Danny Brown is back with his Q-Tip produced fifth studio album, featuring Run the Jewels, Obongjayar, JPEGMAFIA, Blood Orange and more!” This album features the typical Danny Brown sound, making it iconic and long-awaited. Y’all gotta listen to this one! Label: Warp Records FCC: Clean Start w/: 4,9,10 RIYL: Freddie Gibbs, Vince Staples, […]

ROBERT GLASPER – Fuck Yo Feelings // Loma Vista

From promoter: “Glasper’s sound can hardly be defined but is built on his unique blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul. Fuck Yo Feelings is an inspired update in that lineage, blending the personalities of himself and his collaborators that include a top-tier range of standout artists across different scenes that only Glasper could put in […]

FLYING LOTUS – Flamagra // Warp Records

From promoter: “Flamagra, the newest offering from LA beat pioneer Flying Lotus, is chock full of invigorating guest features as well as FlyLo’s most ethereal and vibey production yet. Epic collabs on this album: Anderson .Paak, Denzel Curry, Tierra Whack, Solange and more. Give it a spin!” Label: Warp Records FCC: Clean Start w/: 4,11,12,21,23,25 […]