New York rapper Destiny Frasqueri debuts for Rough Trade with a compelling, sub-three minute burst of moody introspection.
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Boy Better Know
Skepta gets candid on this slithering new single, claiming he turned down an MBE. He also declined some “amazing dinners”. Good on him.
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Don’t go anywhere near this if you’re feeling sad. The new Jagjaguwar signing has a voice to suck breath from the lungs.
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Modafinil Blues, ~
This comeback from the Detroit producer is cold and robotic, but, as usual, his emotive delivery pumps it full of soul.
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My Team Paid
Maximum points to AJ for packing this with football references. One line sees him rhyme Croatian playmaker Luka Modric with ‘ostrich’.
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Loma Vista Recordings/Caroline International
Annie Clark returns with an ode to the Big Apple with a chorus so big you can’t help but belt it out. Watch out Alicia Keys!
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Tyler, The Creator (feat. Frank Ocean)
Remember when OFWGKTA cattle prodded the world with hip-hop and youth? Here’s a reminder of that thrill, from two proper rock stars.
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