These are the records we’ve leaned on during the first six tumultuous months of the year.
The New Orleans rapper earns his reputation as an elite rhymer-sayer on his long-anticipated LP.
With contributions from JAY-Z, Travis Scott, and The-Dream.
A Written Testimony was “recorded over 40 days and 40 nights,” according to Jay Electronica.
Single benefits nonprofit organization Hoodies for the Homeless.
Featuring songs by Frank Ocean, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Amy Winehouse, et al.
The track appears on Poo Bear’s forthcoming album, Poo Bear Presents: Bearthday Music.
New York City event also highlighted by N.E.R.D., Halsey, Khalid, CHVRCHES, The Gaslight Anthem, Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Sylvan Esso, and Japandroids.
Plus: Flatbush Zombies, Bonobo (DJ set), Slyvan Esso, Little Dragon, Mura Masa, Isaiah Rashad, Princess Nokia, and more.
Also, listen to an interview between Zane Lowe and Kweli on how his star-studded new record came together.
Set to appear on a forthcoming KMD album, the follow-up to 1993’s Black Bastards.
The ever-reclusive rapper returns with his first new recording in well over a decade.