Bruh, I just came back from an exploration of some Colombian cities, and this album matches with my vibe perfectly at the moment. The combination of ethnic reggaeton, baile, hip hop, dance, and pop sounds mixed with Pharrell’s uplifting lyrics about self-discovery and an undeniably witty commentary on the world’s current political standing, makes for a quick trip around the world. I’d recommend playing this project at a high volume, and get your ass on a flight to another country ASAP if you’re not feeling it. Stand out tracks have to be “Kites, “ESP”, and “Rollinem 7’s”. Stream the album above and get a behind the scenes short of the album listening party below.
UK singer, songwriter and producer Sampha might have just released one of the best debut albums we’ve heard in a very long time. Known for his collaborations with some of music’s biggest names – Kanye West, Drake, SBTRKT, Solange Knowles – Sampha has now taken the well-deserved spotlight with this release.
A combination of his unique raspy yet airy vocals, top notch piano and percussion driven production, and deeply sentimental lyrics all come together perfectly throughout the 10 tracks of Process, making this an album we’ll have in heavy rotation for some time. Be sure to stream the album below and check him out on his current live tour.
Harlem’s own Dave East delivers his long awaited debut album, Kairi Chanel, and it was well worth the wait. The 2016 XXL Freshman has been building his rep for years now with multiple features and mixtape drops, eventually signing to Nas’ label Mass Appeal, and then to Def Jam. Named after his 6 month old daughter, the album holds features from Fabolous, Cam’ron, 2 Chainz and more. Stream it below.
Bon Iver’s third studio album is out now. Stream 22, A Million below.
Not even a couple bullets could stop araabMuzik from making his long awaited sequel to Eletronic Dream – Dream World. The 16 track album is filled with instrumental bangers produced by the MPC master, including features from Baauer, Riot Ten, THC, and more. Stream the album in its entirety below, and check out his recent collabs with Joe Budden – consisting of 2 Drake disses and a single.
Stream Dream World in full below or via Apple Music.
When it comes to Dipset, there will always be a place for them on hip-hop’s radar. After 5 years of no albums from the capo Jim Jones, he is back on his music grind and gives us The Kitchen. The 14-track LP holds features from A$AP Ferg, Dave East, Kevin Gates, and more.
Stream it entirely below.
Curren$y hits us with his sixth mixtape of the year, The Legend of Harvard Blue. The eight track tape features a bunch of samples from Truck Turner starring Isaac Hayes, giving it a true 70’s vibe.
Stream it below via Spotify or download it now at Audiomack.
After listening to this throwback demo mixtape of Kanye instrumentals, the phrase “I Love The Old Kanye” definitely holds true. Consisting of eight unreleased beats, the tape was originally owned by a Miami record exec who passed in the early 2000’s and has been auctioned off twice since. The new owner and Soundcloud user Trilly Madison decided to be a true hero, and upload the whole tape for streaming.
The soulful, sample heavy, laid back instrumentals are works of simplistic beauty that showcase a sound far removed from Kanye’s more recent productions. Yet this tape is a true representation of the sound which made Kanye one of the most sought out producers in his early career.
Stream the entire project below, and pray to the hip-hop gods that more tapes like these get unearthed.
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After a couple run throughs, it is easy to say that Chance The Rapper’s new album, Coloring Book, is the most soulful and epic sounding hip hop records in the last couple of years. This album shouts at you, sings to you, teases you, and lifts you within the span of 14 original produced tracks.
This is the follow up to his critically acclaimed Acid Rap – the 2013 mixtape which took him from local Chicago rapper, to the genre’s most sought after independent artists. Since then he’s picked up a lot of superstar friends, some of whom appear on this album including Kanye West, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, Future, and Kirk Franklin.
You can stream the album below or via Apple Music and download it on on several mixtape sites.
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Known as a Soundcloud golden child, Kaytranada quickly became a household name for blogs ever since posting his first remixes to the music sharing platform. Three years later, and the Montreal native producer is now putting out one of the years most anticipated albums in 99.9%. From the moment he dropped “GLOWED UP” featuring Anderson.Paak, it was certain amongst those awaiting the LP release, that it would exceed all expectations. With the album now out, and multiple tour dates selling out quickly, it seems as thoughts this will be the year Kaytranada truly gets his, and goes beyond his internet fame.
Stream the entire album below and find it now on iTunes.