Blu and Pete Rock join forces on “The Clean Hand,” a breezy hip-hop joint with an irrefutable groove. Really nice touch with the strings here. And props to Blu for shouting out avocado – he knows what’s up.
Long Beach producer and singer/songwriter xlsrebelsx earlier this month dropped his marvelously diverse desire EP. Spanning rock, folk, soul, electronic, hip hop, and funk, there’s really something for everyone here. “Sinnaman” with Blu feels like a mix between Esthero, CharlieRED, The Child of Lov, and Outkast; we’re loving every bit of it.
Super excited about this new Sonic Boom Vol. 3 that our lady Maiya Norton has masterfully compiled for us this month. It includes some of our favorite jams from the last couple months, including a nice dose of music unlikely on folks’ radars.
The buzz building Denitia and Sene are featured, the venerable Shafiq Husayn shares some love, Wondaland’s newest artist Roman Gianarthur contributes his latest single, and MED’s much loved “Burgundy Whip” with Blu and Jimetta Rose is yet another treat on this free release.
Then we’ve got artists like Ikaz doing a ridiculous flip of Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids,” Philly producer Aeon going in on the sultry Sade sampled “GoodbyeLove,” and LIPS gives a totally huggable performance covering Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids.”