Hailing from the same city as Kanye, the music this Chicago rapper is releasing also echoes some of West’s early material. His new mixtape Acid Rap is showcases a sound cut from soul, funk and jazz, particularly the “acid jazz” variety.
A Portland duo with a penchant for psychedelic pop music made with guitars, Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps’ debut album Curiosity sounds like a lot of hazy indie fun.
The formerly troubled Fugees singer and solo artist (who was just sentenced to jail time) returned with Neurotic Society, a hyper-fast dizzying rap track that proves Hill still has the considerable fire in her belly.
Summery laid back guitar music is the dominant vibe this week with the new awkwardly-titled project from Baltimore musician Michael Collins providing blissful lo-fi pop on new single House Of Leaves.