Karriem Riggins Releases Sophomore Album 'Headnod Suite'
As promised, Karriem Riggins has released his sophomore solo album Headnod Suite today. Announced during our conversation with the Stones Throw producer back in November, Headnod Suite is the crown on Riggins’ most visible year to date, following a grip of high-profile collaborations (Riggins produced Kanye West’s “30 Hours,” Kaytranada’s “Bus Ride” and the entirety of Common’s latest album Black America Again,) and his critically-adored 2012 solo debut Alone Together.
Headnot Suite follows the beats-only formula of its predecessor, clocking in at 29 tracks of neck-cranking gold, all littered with the precision of Riggins’ jazz chop pedigree (boiling over on the album’s closer, featuring Derrick Hodge and James Poyser.) In the aforementioned interview, Riggins also states that he’s already begun on Common’s next outing and has plenty more on the way (though it’s hard to say just when we’ll get to hear that follow-up.) Stream Karriem Riggins’ new album down below and head over to Stones Throw to cop the record on vinyl. You can also grab a digital copy via iTunes. The jury’s still out on whether that massive trove of unreleased Madlib collaborations will ever see the light of day, but until then, this’ll certainly hold us over. Stay tuned for the prolific beatsman’s next transmission.