With spring in full bloom and summer finally showing signs of imminence, Release Day’s ramping up the radiance.
Tyler, The Creator and Megan Thee Stallion lead the list of must-hear long-plays — the former offering a frenetic Flower Boy follow-up, the latter punctuating a breakout year with her diabolically daggering debut album. Meanwhile, Dam-Funk, Duckwrth, and the mighty Wu-Tang Clan, each chime in with projects bearing abbreviated runtimes, but ample heat.
The standalones are just as heavy. GoldLink dips into Afrobeats with Maleek Berry and Bibi Bourelly. Chance The Rapper links with budding Houston rapper TisaKorean on a light and travel-safe loosie. River Tiber reemerges on a sprawling and soulful haunt. Georgia Anne Muldrow sustains her year-long streak with another glistening genre blur. IGBO and MonoNeon bless the air and their hook-up with a playful purple gem. Snoh Aalegra and Raveena submit respective slow-burn spectacles to the r&b canon. And that’s just half the script.
Hear it all and so much more in this week’s episode of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never miss another beat.
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