Good Friday, good people. With the holy trinity of spring festivities — Easter, Passover, 4/20 — all falling on the same weekend, one should prepare for every shape, shade, and discipline, of gathering. And if you’re fortunate enough to celebrate all three, well, godspeed to ya.
Fortunately, there’s a slew of big-ticket releases (Beyoncé notwithstanding, obviously) to go around the cipher. Lizzo proved her star power on a debut album. Saba‘s PivotGang has delivered their collaborative debut album. Kevin Abstract doubled-down with another trio of tracks. Your Old Droog dropped a surprise grit and grime romp. And Tune-Yards’ jolting Sorry To Bother You score is finally in the DSP ether.
On the singles side of the week, the bag is deep and pungent. Shay Lia and Kaytranada reconnected on a dance floor dagger. Meanwhile, the producer’s little brother, Lou Phelps, is having a ball all his own on a new loosie. Valee snuck out another icy trap triumph. Star Slinger came through a neck-knotting one-off. And Flying Lotus officially announced his new album with a twisted visual, assisted by David Lynch (which is exclusive to Youtube, for now.)
Hear it all in this week’s installment of The Round-Up below and scroll on to watch FlyLo’s new video. Hit the link to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel for an extensive catalog of supplemental sequences for your weekend’s haziest and holiest moments.
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