A fresh haul of floor-torching boogie, sleek trap tricks, slow rap gems, and so much more.
Happy Release Day, good people. And an unhexed Friday The 13th unto you. Autumn’s creeping in with a heavy bag of treats. So let’s jump right in.
Leading the week in requisite long-play listens, Sampa The Great‘s declarative, kung-fu-swinging, debut album, The Return; JPEGMAFIA‘s winding and wicked blur, All My Heroes Are Cornballs, Ghostface Killah‘s (almost) self-titled solo project; and Prince‘s previously-unreleased The VERSACE Experience finally free of exclusivity from catwalk crowds of 1995’s Paris Fashion Week.
And there’s plenty of strays and loosies to fill out the cipher. Yves Tumor strikes back with a bit of industrial-edged boom-bap dissonance. FKA twigs is officially in new album mode with the release of a sleek Future–assisted single. Big Boi and Sleepy Brown rekindled their Dungeon Family connection with a boogie-blessed bop. Sporting Life, MIKE and Wiki, are slow rap masters on their latest link-up. Mayer Hawthorne quiet storms back with a sticky r&b chant. And that’s just half the script.
Hear it all in this week’s episode of The Round-Up below. Hit the link to follow Okayplayer’s Spotify channel and never wonder what’s next in the rotation.