We skipped That New New last Monday because we dropped a new Rub Radio, so we’ve got an extra spicy delivery this week. Let’s get right into it!
Holy shit this is good! Honestly if you close your eyes, it’s like peak Timbaland & Aaliyah. We always checked for Redinho but this is just next level, and we can’t wait to hear what he does next.
I don’t even know how to characterize Young Fathers – they rap but aren’t really rappers, they sing but they’re definitely not indy rockers either, and their beats aren’t hip-hop or electronic per se. They exist somewhere outside those lines, but channel the emotions and power of the best of all of those art forms. If you need a referent at all, King Krule may be the best comparison.
Trouble isn’t reinventing the wheel, but his record is produced entirely by Mike Will Made It so it’s definitely worth a listen. Features from Drake, The Weeknd, Quavo, Fetty Wap and Boosie Badazz bolster the project.
Vybz is still the king of dancehall as far as we’re concerned, and we’re still running “Fever” in the club almost two years after it came out. “Real Bad Gal” might not replace “Fever” in our sets but Dre Skull’s subtle pads plus Kartel’s sweet vocal makes for a great tune in the tradition of “Yuh Love.”
All these plus new Kacey Musgraves, L8BLOOMER and Let’s Eat Grandma in our newly minted Spring 2018 playlist!