Lots of us consistently post about what we listened to and liked, often on a weekly basis.
But things can fall through the cracks.
Post here about new albums that you like, that you’ve never seen posted about on here….or maybe you’ve mentioned them in another thread but nobody else replied. With so much music out there, it’s so easy for good stuff to go largely unheard and overlooked.
1. "OC from NC/DJ Flash - The List God Sent Us" In response to Reply # 0
Straightforward soulful boom bap beats, and bars. OC from NC is a good and underrated rapper IMO. I’ve been throwing this one on a lot when I want to hear to some straightforward, classic sounding hip hop.
Roc Marciano beats and a Conway feature on the album so I have no idea how I never heard of this album until recently. Someone in the OKP fantasy hoops league mentioned it a couple weeks back and I’ve been playing it often ever since.
8. "Tab One - Glory in the Weight" In response to Reply # 0
Kooley High rapper with a Bandcamp only release, for now.
Grown man content touching on fatherhood, working for a living, that’s both melancholy and hopeful - as reflected by the album titled. Low key, soulful, smooth sound. It was bit of a grower for me compared to his last album, but I really like this. Quality, relatable music that I’m happy to support.
13. "Flwr Chyld - Luv N Chaos" In response to Reply # 0
Didn't know this dropped until a few days ago. Been playing it constantly. Mainly because it's basically a Neptunes R&B album. Flwr Chyld didn't shy from the influence on his EP. This debut album is more of the same.
21. "it had a pretty good reception when it dropped" In response to Reply # 17
And it still gets referenced in AOTY conversations
Coverage from the key indie/hipster spots Ran the interview circuit Lots of conversation in the nerdier hip hop corners (reddit's HHH)
Probably more attention than Drogas Wave --- I'd say that's a win.
It's hard to gauge what gets slept on now bc the attention cycle moves so quickly. In a way, ongoing AOTY conversations are more relevant than ever because they shine a light on what persists over time.
My problem with this record is it's the definition of one-note --- not necessarily in terms of flow but in energy. So the few first few cuts, I was like --- wow, this could be a solid album *in spite of suspect beats* ... but by track five or six, I was ready to turn it in. I'm not a KRS expert but I feel like this has been his biggest obstacle since day one: turning in a larger project with some tracks that take a breath every once and a while, lol, figuratively and literally.
23. "Cool, didn’t even know GRIP put one out." In response to Reply # 22
And agreed on Boldy. Part of it could be that he just dropped an album in the spring - after dropping Dec. 2021, and before that summer 2021…when you’re dropping albums every 4-6 months, it can probably create some listener fatigue. Or they’ll just play the recent album that they liked best, and the the others can get slept on or moved on from quickly.
I agree that Boldy/Craven album is good, but I’m still running Super Tecmo Bo regularly.
25. "good point because" In response to Reply # 23
I haven't checked the spring album lol.
I respect the hustle but you can def overdo it.
>And agreed on Boldy. Part of it could be that he just >dropped an album in the spring - after dropping Dec. 2021, and >before that summer 2021…when you’re dropping albums every >4-6 months, it can probably create some listener fatigue. Or >they’ll just play the recent album that they liked best, and >the the others can get slept on or moved on from quickly. > >I agree that Boldy/Craven album is good, but I’m still >running Super Tecmo Bo regularly.
His appearance on Evidence’s Unlearning Vol. 1 (2021 album of the year IMO) put me onto him - and am now a fan of him. This album was really good, and went back to some of his back catalogue and enjoyed it:
Smino "Luv 4 Rent" Symba "Results Take Time" Buddy "Superghetto" Lukah "Raw Extractions" Kent Jamz "Fanclub" T.F - "80z Babyz" & "Blame Kansas" LaRussell "I Hate When Life's Going Great" Toro y Moi "Mahal" Rome Streetz "Kiss the Ring" Denzel Curry "Melt My Eyez See Your Future" Passwurdz "Flowers" L.M.D. "Flying High" Elzhi & G.A.M. "Zhigeist" Ka "Languish Arts" & "Woeful Studies" R.A.P. Ferreira "5 to the Eye with Stars" Planet Asia "Heist the Crown" Marqus Clae "The Mecca"