Seconding Yussef Kamaal, really solid album. Haven't done one of these in ages, so here's a 5x5 for the last month.
Maxo didn't disappoint with this one.
Can't with for Ravyn Lenae's stuff with Steve Lacy to come out. Her EP has so many solid bops, title track makes me feel some way
If you're into fun disco-revival type stuff, check Miami Horror
s/o @sarah for Lemon Boy. quality sadboi music
Banks and Steelz is so trashy but I sorta love it. Definitely a guilty pleasure.
New Rat Boy EP isn't as good as Scum, but it's certainly not bad either.
Sir was kinda disappointing considering how good Something Foreign was but there are a couple of jams in there.
I liked some of the tracks on the Chris Dave album but too many of them felt unformed and underwritten.
Simmie Season is
Didn't listen to all the tracks on Culture II, just the ones I heard were good. Really like all the ones where they deviate away from their usual style, rest are trash. Stir Fry, Gang Gang, Too Playa and Made Men are my favourites.
First time listening to Jamie T. Can definitely see now why people say he's a big influence of Rat Boy's.
Rich Forever 3 >> Culture II
IDK is and he can sing really well too. Hook on Black Sheep, White Dove blew me away.
Highly recommend Afro-Harping by Dorothy Ashby. Pretty much the only jazz harp, I've listened to but if it's all like this I need some more. For some reason, latin jazz and harp just fit together perfectly. Very smooth