Megan Thee Stallion — Good News
Kali Uchis — Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)∞
Kali’s newest album is almost totally in Spanish, a departure from her mostly-English albums beforehand. Embracing her native language brought about new sounds all over the album, departing the more poppy sounds on Isolation and opting for a more grand, supervillain theme on Sin Miedo. The transition goes over beautifully, as Uchis is able to present a whole new aspect of her personality on the album. Sin Miedo proves Uchis as one of the best singers in the game right now, and her unwillingness to stick to one sound is exciting as to what the future might hold.
Friend Goals — Tank and the Bangas
The Friend Goals EP is inspiring, carefree, and vulnerable. The New Orleans group brings the funk and soul on this project, their first release since Green Balloons in 2019. A bite-sized EP at only six songs and 22 minutes, Friend Goals is chock-full of outstanding features, from DUCKWRTH, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Chika, and PJ Morton. Each track shines on its own, displaying a beautiful range of emotions, from the diss at airport security, “TSA” to the longing “Mr. Insta.” All the way through, this EP is just another reason to love Tank and the Bangas.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard — K.G.
Meek Mill — QUARANTINE PACK
SAINt JHN — While the World Was Burning
VanJess — Slow Down
Tierra Whack — Peppers and Onions
“Peppers and Onions” is the newest addition to Tierra Whack’s growing list of single releases. This track features a playful beat and highlights Tierra Whack’s versatility as an artist from the sweet melody to the quick witty rap verses.
Statik Selektah — Play Around (ft. Conway the Machine, 2 Chainz, Killer Mike, Allan Kingdom)
IDK — 2 Cents
GoldLink — Best Rapper in the Fuckin World
GoldLinks first track of the year, produced by Kaytranada, has the title of an incredible hyped up bop– that’s not exactly what he delivers, but the muffled, scratchy drum-filled reality of it is equally impressive. In the track, he addresses accusations he made about Mac Miller in 2019 that many fans saw as disrespectful, finally stating “And it’s cool, and we’re cool/And I got love and he love me too”
Wale — Flawed (ft. Gunna)
Prisoner — Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa
Sheck Wes — 2020 Draft
Jazz Cartier — Basement
slowthai — nhs
British rap artist slowthai teases his upcoming album, TYRON, with a track titled “nhs”. Over a soft piano beat, slowthai is trying to reassure us that we’re okay as long the world keeps moving. His delivery is passionate and philosophical.