Futuristic, soulful producer Sango drops “Pa’Mala,” an upbeat new bonus track from his Otra Vez EP that you took a trip to the Caribbean. Sango does an excellent job of taking the energy from these songs and adding his own touches to give it more of a hip-hop feel. Stream “Pa’Mala” below.
AbJo delivers another beautifully composed, modern piece of music with his latest drop, “Dust The Keys Off.” Bold piano chords serve as the foundation, with distorted vocals, staticky percussion and other unexpected elements only adding to the vibe. Stream “Dust The Keys Off” below, and check out AbJo’s “6 God” release below.
Sango‘s “I Won” samples the work of two of his peers. The rapidly shifting record draws from Kaytranada‘s “Blackbirds” and Mr. Carmack‘s “Blackbirds.” The result? A futuristic banger that sounds like the villain’s theme on a dark new science fiction movie set in 2114. Stream “I Won” below. This is also the perfect time to . . .
As one of the smoothest, most melodically inclined emcees in the game, it should come as no surprise that Smino is well equipped to mesh with Terrace Martin’s jazzy acoustics on “Pecans.” The bouncy St. Louis native’s bouncy delivery is supplemented by horn, drums, and bass guitar that sound like they’re being performed live instead . . .
“I like to vibe different, I need me a girl that sees the entire vision.” Bugus has been consistently releasing one fire record per week for a minute now, and his latest drop, “House Lights,” lives up to the standard that he’s set. The Paul Maxwell-produced record features a soulful sample and lyrics that touch . . .
“They’re gonna do it, anyway.” N.E.R.D.‘s “Don’t Do It” has a light vibe to it, but it addresses some heavy topics related to being Black in America. The Kendrick Lamar-featuring single carries a rock edge to it, and has plenty of energy to match. Kendrick goes absolutely bananas on his verse, as you would expect. . . .