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2 Nov 2016 // 12:45 PM

Kaytranada - “You’re the One” feat. Syd (Singles Going Steady)

Kaytranada's classic, echoing beats, driving bass, and retro synth sounds provide the perfect backdrop for Syd's voice

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Lance Skiiiwalker: Introverted Intuition

It takes a special sort of hack to get 13 non-descript beats, do absolutely nothing worth noting over top of them, and then call it your debut album

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27 Oct 2016 // 2:20 AM

NxWorries: Yes Lawd!

Yes Lawd! wants to be a neo-soul version of Madvillainy or The Unseen or Donuts, but comes up short.

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26 Oct 2016 // 9:55 AM

Apollo Brown and Skyzoo - “A Couple Dollars (feat. Joell Ortiz)”

Skyzoo and Ortiz reflect on life with sincerity and vulnerability on top of Brown's old-school melody, and it makes for a warm, comforting track.

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25 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Swet Shop Boys: Cashmere

Cashmere is a transatlantic hip-hop album that challenges representation of South Asian people in pop culture.

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Coming in to Land: Pigeon John Inducts Hip-Hop Into the Twilight Zone

Hip-hop’s most loquacious jester forges ahead into a twilight zone of skewed and jacked up hip-hop.

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20 Oct 2016 // 2:20 AM

Gucci Mane: WOPTOBER

WOPTOBER plays more like one of Gucci Mane's mixtapes than it does a traditional major label rap album.

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Die Antwoord: Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid

Die Antwoord's latest is an album that’s too obnoxious when it’s not boring and too boring when it’s not obnoxious.

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Isaiah Rashad: The Sun’s Tirade

Isaiah Rashad doesn't go out of his way to prove his transcendent talent on The Sun's Tirade, but it's undeniable by the album's conclusion.

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Danny Brown: Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown's latest album is also his greatest musical achievement.

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4 Oct 2016 // 2:05 AM

Tory Lanez: I Told You

Tory Lanez has never done anything even close to warranting as much ambition as I Told You contains.

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Mac Miller: The Divine Feminine

When you can't rap or sing, but you want to declare your love to your new woman, you might as well do it through groove.

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30 Sep 2016 // 11:43 AM

Kanye West - “Fade” (Singles Going Steady)

Kanye West samples some of the best house and soul from the second half of the 20th century.

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29 Sep 2016 // 11:01 AM

Common Still Making Sense in Shaping Hip-Hop

Common: "I feel energized right now by all the beautiful art out there -- Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book (Between the World and Me), Hamilton, what’s going on in Chicago hip-hop. I’ve been rereading James Baldwin. I feel sparked as an artist."

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Clipping.: Splendor & Misery

If any group were to succeed in making a rap opera in outer space, it would be Clipping.

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Robert Glasper Experiment: ArtScience

When we last left the Robert Glasper Experiment, it stood knee-deep in star power with the Black Radio series, featuring everyone from Erykah Badu to

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16 Sep 2016 // 11:35 AM

Clipping. - “Air ‘Em Out” (Singles Going Steady)

Clipping. show a strong grasp of sonic economy and judiciousness here, knowing exactly when to add an extra layer to the skeletal electronic beat, and when to pull back.

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16 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Mndsgn: Body Wash

Mndsgn takes us a on a mind-bending, psychedelic soul and funk trip through the stars.

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DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels - “Nobody Speak” (Singles Going Steady)

DJ Shadow's electronic beats add an extra layer of cinematic thrill to the track, giving us the no-holds-barred musical catharsis we all deserve for sticking it out through 2016.

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13 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

M.I.A.: AIM

M.I.A.'s pop-centric fifth and supposedly final album feels much more like a pit stop than a destination.

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