Billy Woods and Elucid team up on Race Music to make one of the most dense hip hop albums to come out this year. With seventeen tracks laced with this duo’s esoteric lyricism, this one’s gonna require quite a few replays for maximum enjoyment and comprehension. A few shaky choruses on tracks like “Hand Over Fist” and “Renaissance Garments,” but still a rap album worth reading into!
Pusha T drops another track from his forthcoming album, My Name Is My Name, and with tracks like “Sweet Serenade” and “Numbers On the Boards,” this album is shaping up to be the best things G.O.O.D. Music’s has dropped since its inception.
As usual, Pusha brings a lot of coke talked that’s heavily coded with wordplay and double entendres that make replaying this thing worth it. The sparse guitar-driven beat ain’t bad either. Kendrick Lamar’s verse follows through with the druggy themes, but delivers the kind of vivid storytelling we’ve come to expect from albums like Section .80 and GKMC. Enjoy!
Look for My Name Is My Name on Oct. 8th.
When Arizona’s Destruction Unit named this track “The World On Drugs,” I guess they weren’t messing around. The song feels like a multi-phased trip that starts like a piece of hardcore punk, but suddenly shapeshifts into some slow-moving heavy psych. All the while, the band’s guitars are loud, distorted, phased, and enveloping.
While the song doesn’t really have a strong hook or melodic flavor, the riffs are unrelenting and the vocals come through as being pretty eccentric. Give a listen, go wild, break something. Enjoy!
Get a copy of Destruction Unit’s Deep Trip via Sacred Bones on August 20th.