Two more weeks in the books. Twenty more records worth hearing. Packaged together for your listening pleasure on one playlist. I’ll keep this short, as many of you are probably spending a good chunk of the day with family.
This is the 64th edition of The Highlight Reel, your biweekly playlist full of the best new releases. For the culture, always. I’ll always think of the number 64 in regards to grade school. 64% was borderline between passing and failing a class. Every once in a while, I got a little bit too familiar . . .
Soulection drops another gem via their Apple Music Beats 1 Radio show, and it’s Jhené Aiko‘s first release of 2016. Jhené has been performing “B’s & H’s” at live shows recently, but this is the first time we’ve been able to hear the studio version. The song is a cautionary one, as it details some . . .
Nigeria’s Wizkid drops Sounds From the Other Side LP Nigerian superstar, Wizkid, has prepped fans with a run of singles including “Come Closer” and “African Bad Gyal.” The singer/songwriter also topped the U.S. charts with Drake’s 2016 hit “One Dance.” Now, he drops his new album, Sounds From the Other Side. The 12-track album is a follow-up to 2014’s Ayo . . .
Austin rapper blends with wolves in the “Been Wolf” music video It’s still Sheep SZN for Austin rapper and producer, Curbside Jones. Today we’ve partnered with him to exclusively premiere the official video for “Been Wolf.” One thing I quickly learned about Curbside once we first connected and I saw his work, is that he’s . . .
Dakota Kruser, better known as DK, is a Massachusetts-based singer and producer with a new single about the downward emotional spiral of loneliness. “It’s okay to be alone, but sometimes, being alone gets lonely” is a letter to those who are sulking in their rooms and feeling lonely where they feel like they should feel . . .