Baby Rose — To Myself. Given this was his debut record, Lucky Daye could've played it safe. As anyone who's heard "Roll Some Mo"— Painted's lead single and Lucky's breakout hit—knows, there's a wrenching tenderness to his voice that fits like a glove atop stripped-back production.
The risk he took to pepper his album with funkier pop cuts, then, is not one every artist would have taken. Fortunately, Lucky rises to the challenge, proving himself a dynamic enough artist to erase this risk altogether. Plus, when he breaks out those vocals, they're all the more affecting because they've been used sparingly. No album warrants a tracklist of 19 songs.
No slouch on the mic, KOTA possesses a rare gift for situating bravado alongside vulnerability. He conjures favorable similarities to Phonte at his best, but not so much that FOTO ever suffers for these comparisons. WZRD is another installment of melodic confessing, hypnotic anthems, and oil-black trap production that carries the infectious torch passed down from its predecessors.
Quelle Chris is self-aware enough to know that everything in this life—emotions, money, ourselves—is weaponized. Guns is a polemic on reality itself, a reminder that no weapon formed against a sharp mind shall prosper. What good is inner peace when the outer world is falling apart? The record covers all adjacent hip-hop genres—which, at this point, means all genres—from pop-punk to trap, to lighter fare, and ballads with fine attention to getting our hips moving.
You hear Bad Bunny, and you dance; you sing your heart out; you weep, and you celebrate. In one record, Bad Bunny captured every mode of human living. Just press play.
Kehlani bares her soul as staunchly as she always has to provide an unfiltered look into her state of mind. Gunna, Remble, and Cheque had the best new songs Kosmoskuss - Chicago Jazzz - Hip-Gun-Rock (CD Audiomack this week. He breaks it down for Audiomack. Twenty-three years after the late, great Notorious B. Rap or go to the League is a grown man still progressing as an artist, finding his most introspective voice.
Carrying no pretensions and seamlessly style-shifting across genres with his frenetic cadence, the singular rapper makes you move and listen simultaneously. Maxo makes growing up sound incisive and blaring. This album takes place in the crevices of the torment of maturing. LIL BIG MAN is a dusty reclamation of voice, relying on traditional boom bap structures and methodical writing to deliver a solemnly eviscerating experience.
Equal parts bold, sexy, and witty, Cuz I Love You is a commanding listen that features Lizzo at her best. Album) her confident mic presence and ear for massive hooks, Lizzo creates a genuinely urgent body of work. Paak after the mixed bag that was Oxnard. The key takeaway here is Anderson. Paak is fine when he raps, but he is special when he sings. The album offers lush canvasses to showcase the stunningly silky tone of. The Maryland Album) is a master of music woven to unveil slowly.
Thanks to production warm as spring, Diaspora is a splash of Utopian sunshine, yet in the shadows of his lyrics, the year-old is adding his mysterious life to the lexicon of Black music. Dispersing interludes at every turn in the form of fragmented conversations and poems, she creates a linear journey that Album) builds upon itself. Rico made this album from the heat of anger and the thrill of the up-and-down.
She imparts boundless energy unto every cut. Their collective thump and vigor make Anger Management the pump-up album of every summer. A show of strength from woods, who is writing through the apocalypseTerror Management feels like being led down a series of jagged alleyways by a dishonest narrator. A narrator who is mistrustful in their own right. The album is knotty and internal.
The album is wounded and beside itself. At times, Terror Management serenades fear. Sometimes, it merely quakes in place.
Sometimes, woods cracks a joke. Most importantly, Terror Management is fucking good, man. Ari Lennox blessed my new apartment during our interview ; her soul is kind, and her music is knowing. Her musings on the failures of modern dating sound scrumptious with her silky vocal texture.
The beauty of Shea Butter Baby is in the way Ari captures minutiae and makes it sound regal. The beauty and love of community permeate the work. Life has taken too much from the rapper, born Taurus Bartlett, for him to quit now. Die A Legend maintains this balance throughout, finding energy in the melancholic. The effect is 14 organic songs, across which Aalegra shows remarkable restraint.
Though her vocals are as lush as the production, she's careful never to over-sing or push for the emotion. As she acknowledges via the album's title, the " feels" are more of an inevitability than anything else. He builds the church of Baby On Baby upon confidence pure as cocaine, a charisma so contagious it could charm the Halliwell sisters. The lively, dynamic production perfectly fits his distinctive, Southern rap voice. Baby On Baby is one of the most replayable albums of the year, and at this rate, we will remember as the year that DaBaby broke out and began his hip-hop takeover.
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