Only 18 years young, Internet member Steve Lacy compiles a soulful and mature project, Steve Lacy Demo, that is filled with rich drums, bass and guitars. Fans of easygoing feel-good tracks need to look no further than the 6-track project created incredibly on an iPhone. Standout single “Dark Red” is hauntingly uptempo with a rhythmically appealing and unforgettable hook. Listen to the work below via Soundcloud.
The Internet‘s frontwoman, Syd, takes a hiatus from the group to drop a more Pop-infused project, Fin. Filled with soft and sultry tracks, her solo work is still gorgeous, but wouldn’t have fit the band’s trademark sound. “None of these songs would have made sense as Internet songs,” she explained.
Though Matt Martians will also drop a solo album, Internet fans need not worry as the band has expressed taking time off to mature and reunite. Listen via Spotify below.
Kanye West and Solange collaborator Sampha wows with his debut studio album, Process. The self-produced gem was written while his mother was ill and passed away. His grief is expressed through his haunting voice over sublime keys and drum pads that flawlessly accompany the brilliant project. Listen to the album below via Spotify.
Missy Elliott is finally back with another zany visual to add to her endless repertoire of boundless creativity. Her new single “I’m Better,” features producer turned rapper Lamb (who first worked with her on 2008’s “Ching-A-Ling”) and minimalist beat with a heavy bassline sure to please any club goer or driver. The video stuns with rope dance routines, underwater scenes. and Missy’s signature style. Enjoy below.
It’s official. The Gorillaz have finally made the overdue comeback they’ve been recently hinting at.
Using their platform to bash America’s shameless love for currency, “Hallelujah Money” stars British poet and singer Benjamin Clementine bashing Donald Trump‘s inauguration. The group’s disdain for capitalism and discrimination permeates the powerful video filled with movie clips and animation over 808s and anomalous production.
Watch the video to the group’s first song in 6 years below.
After The Internet dropped their Grammy nominated Ego Death album, Syd steps out solo with her long-awaited new single “All About Me.” The dark, yet sultry track produced by colleague Steve Lacy, stresses the importance of keeping ties with her tight-knight circle and features cameos from the band and her affiliated Odd Future family. Watch below.
Donald Glover continues to create his own lane with his new 1970s R&B-inspired Awaken, My Love! Soulful elements of George Clinton, Funkadelic, Tower of Power and The Isley Brothers can all be heard on the stunning project. Rapping is noticeably absent from the album, but the harmonization over twangy electric guitars, electric pianos and flutes on its 11 tracks provide a breathtaking and dream-like experience for the ages. Stream via Spotify below.
Earlier this year, “Through The Late Night” (off Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight), marked Travis Scott‘s first time dream collaboration with his biggest influence, Kid Cudi. La Flame teams up with his idol again on “Baptized in Fire.” The two croon over a bass-heavy dark and interstellar production that will be included on Cudder‘s upcoming album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ expected December 16. Listen here.
Update: You can now enjoy the captivating video to the track directed by Andre 3000 below.
$ilk Money (of group Divine Council) is the latest to get blessed with a godly verse from Andre 3000 on the “Decemba (Remix).” According to $ilk, the rare appearance over the synth-heavy track came together due to 3 Stacks’ admiration for the group.
“That *igga flew from Texas to New York just to see us perform. He was saying how we remind him of Outkast because he ain’t never heard anything like us,” he to Rolling Stone. Listen to the song here.
A Tribe Called Quest releases the visual to their politically charged single “We The People,” which is bound to resonate with post-election America. The video is a call to protest power, practice tolerance and includes a talking mural of late member of Phife Dawg, who was recently honored with a NY street corned named after him. Watch the first Tribe video to drop since 1998’s “Find a Way” from their final album We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service below.