34 Great Records You May Have Missed: Summer/Fall 2022

34 Great Records You May Have Missed: Summer/Fall 2022

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Bbyafrika: The art of computer games

Bbyafrika's soft rap can range from funny to somber to seductive, sometimes occupying all three categories at once. Towards the end of the memorable "Freak Bitch", he recounts with unnerving calm that he sprinkled breast milk into the mouth of an angry prostitute. Filled with such moments, Geekin ' highlights Bbyafrika's seductive evil in 12 sultry, sultry songs that tap into the dark side of Bay Area hip-hop music. - Dylan Green

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Billy Woods: Church

Cannabis is often featured in Billy Woods' music. On Church , a collaboration with Baltimore producer Messiah Music, Substant offers his own perspective and aesthetic information. Paraquat acts on a herbicidal toxin often found in cannabis flowers; "Fever Grass" is about the economics of drug dealers and the homeless on PCP. Biting memoir writer, Woods often raps with a hit of sativa smoke, but here he explores his role in the arts, business, and daily life of communities amid fast-deadline bids and something sinister behind high status. - Matteo Ruiz

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BLACKSTARKIDS: CYBERKISS *

Deiondre, TyFaizon and TheBabeGabe attended the same high school but created their own Blackstarkids via Instagram. Cyberkiss * , the second album by the Kansas City pop-rap trio, is 90s-00s nostalgia with a touch of Gen Z. You can hear Neptunes, Timbaland and Missy Elliott in their sparkling creativity and vocal intonation; they also sound like Brockhampton and Black Eyed Peas. Finally, they embellish the project with Disney Channel-inspired interludes and reflections on black children growing up in the digital age. - Haven Hale

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The Brian brothers: biodiesel

Brittle Brian's minimalist acoustic design, Philadelphia and Boston musician Victoria Rose, offers the same muted rigor as microphones, but with a focus on the outside world. In Biodiesel , her first album in four years, Rose uses guitar and multitrack vocals to tell cryptic tales of smallpox, conversations with ravens, and the conscious powers of cycling. Do you think you can live alone? Shrinking with time, tenderly ", he sings in" The Trout Drive ", his voice softens with each sentence until it gives way to a wordless growl, high as a gust of wind blowing through a window sill. - Nina Korkoran

Why are there 96,000,000 black balls in this pond?