While we anticipate Mick Jenkins’ upcoming sophomore album, Pieces of a Man, scheduled to release this upcoming Friday, he let loose two singles. They’re linked together in the same music video while also being made available separately over on all streaming services. The kicker is that the track “Padded Locks” features the legendary Ghostface Killah. Don’t sleep.
LA-based MC Open Mike Eagle linked up with producer Nedarb (a familiar name around these parts) for the loose track ‘Relatable’. The track arrived alongside the announcement of Eagle’s new label, Autoreverse Records, so look out for much more from that new venture.
Lastly, be sure to check out Open Mike Eagle in November as he tours through the West Coast and down in Texas and Arizona. Dates can be found here.
Milwaukee producer Q the Sun has had a great year. He’s produced for Lorde Fredd33, Milo, and WebsterX. Now, stepping into solo territory, he enlists vocalist Kane for the loose track “Wide Awake”. Spin it back three times over and wait for Q to drop some more bumps in the form of Afterain Part 2. You can listen to the first one below.
Chicago’s Supa Bwe is a man of many styles. From in-your-face aggression to atmospheric reflection, his tracks are always a mystery until pressing play. His newest single, “Entropy”, falls into the latter category (see: up in the sky) and comes complete with a feature from Dounia and production from Shepard Sounds. Press play and feel this one wrap you whole.
Lucki is preparing Freewave 3, and as an appetizer, two of his frequent collaborators let loose two singles. First is “Night” produced by 16yrold and second is “I Need More” produced by Plu2o Nash. Both tracks are spaced out, dazed, lost in the clouds. Everything you need for the middle of October, unless Lucki delivers with his next project.
Rapper Cashy and producer Purpdogg have a great history of collaborative heaters. The two recently reunited for the track “Still Tippin'”, with a sample flip that you will most assuredly recognize. Spin it back twice and roll up.
We covered Texas producer Nicodxmvs last month and now he has returned with the single alongside rapper ‘Intre’. Handling production, mixing, and mastering, Nicodxmvs provides a haunting backdrop for Intre to do his thing. The track is the first from these two but certainly not the last, as their EP Retribution is arriving sooner than later.
Chicago poet/writer/MC Mick Jenkins is moving at 100mph. After releasing two free EPs, he then dropped the loose single “Bruce Banner”, a bar-heavy heater produced by Nez & Rio. All of these releases act as further anticipation for Jenkins’ upcoming album, which should be arriving this year. He’s doing one hell of a job holding us all over until then. If you need more, be sure to check out his last two EPs, in particular the track “Earl Sweatshirt Type Beat.”
Repeat after me: SICK SAD WORLD. The newly formed collective of frequent collaborators Vela Seff, Nancy, and Tombo have been churning out music at an alarming rate. Vela Seff, in particular, just released Tears on the Fronto, a five song EP fully produced by Tombo as well as a single with Nancy and Bigbodyfiji. From what I can gather, everyone involved has much more on the way.
In the last month, rapper Kent Loon has released two new tracks. First, he dropped the single ‘Drone.’ Produced by Psychedelic Ensemble, the thumping number quakes through the speakers. “Drone” was followed up with “Chessmaster”, a collaborative track between Loon and Chester Watson that demands a high speed drive. The two have plenty more around the corner, but these singles should hold you over for the time being.