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MAVI helps Alchemist sound the alarm for a sequel to his stellar 2021 EP, This Thing of Ours, with a hypnotic lead single. Part 2 arrives next Friday, October 8th, via the producer’s ALC Records imprint.
Mach-Hommy and Tha God Fahim light up a spacious loop of a b-side soul ballad on a swirling standout from their 2018 collaborative project, Duck CZN: Chinese Algebra, which is officially free of a hefty $333 price tag as it makes its debut in the streaming landscape today.
Following one of the year’s best single campaigns, YUNGMORPHEUS and Eyedress pull the curtain off their new collaborative album, Affable with Pointed Teeth. On this selection from the project, both rapper and producer are locked in and at the height of their powers, building an immersive suite of pitched-down library funk and air-tight wordplay.
MESSIAH! tucks into a serene sax chop on this standout from his latest project, ALL 4 LOVE.
Whether or not Zack Fox ever ends up dropping his comedy rap opus, he’s certainly earning his keep amongst the most prestigious (and hilarious) of modern MCs.
Jay Worthy leads a laidback posse cut with plenty of top-down potential.
The title track from Silas Short‘s debut album for Stones Throw is a slinky and sophisticated late-night r&b ballad.
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