Here’s a few new projects that we’re listening to right now. Got a submission? Send us an email or dm!
Pusha T – It’s Almost Dry
We’ve been waiting impatiently for Pusha’s follow up to Daytona, and this one does not disappoint. It’s Almost Dry finds Pusha doing what he does best, “luxury drug raps” as he calls it, dancing over beats by Pharrell and Kanye West with ease. “Brambleton” hits from the get go, and “Neck & Wrist” with JAY-Z is absolutely unstoppable. Don’t believe the hype, check it out for yourself!
Black Star – No Fear of Time
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star was released in 1998, and for the last 24 years fans have wondered if the dynamic duo of Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli would ever reunite for a proper follow-up. After much anticipation the time has come, and with a project entirely produced by Madlib no less. Whether you dig the 90’s conscious rap era or not, this album will give you a lot to think about, with lines like “love is a spiritual technology” and the like. Take some time, listen to it from start to finish, and bask in appreciation that one of hip hop’s great partnerships has lived to see another day.
Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia
If you’re not familiar with Fontaines D.C., here is your chance. The Irish post-punk band has followed up 2019’s A Hero’s Death with yet another potent and commanding record, bringing the best of recklessness and reflection, bringing listeners into a world that is at once dismal and defiant. “Big Shot” and “How Cold Love Is” are a remarkable 1-2 punch after the opening track, and the project as a whole is perhaps the group’s most vulnerable and impressive collection to date. Recent winners of NME’s “Best Band in the World” title, we can’t wait to see what’s next from this promising outfit. But first, we will enjoy this record that has more to tell you with each passing listen.