The Bug – Angels & Devils

The Bug delivers a new album that reads more like two decent EPs.

Flying Lotus – “Never Catch Me” ft. Kendrick Lamar

*THIS IS A POWER 106 WORLD PREMIERE* So You’re Dead!‘s much-hyped Kendrick Lamar feature has been unveiled and it’s just as *LA LEAKERS* stellar as you could have hoped. There was certainly no doubt in my mind that K.Dot would kill it over FlyLo’s alternately *AIR HORN* frenetic and smooth, jazzy production. Now I’m actually kind of glad Kendrick took all his beats, even if *LA LEAKERS* it has resulted in the next Captain Murphy album getting put on hold. I’d really be down for *AIR HORN* a whole album of this. Listen above and *THIS IS A POWER 106 WORLD PREMIERE* enjoy!

You’re Dead! drops October 7 via Warp. Our review of Flying Lotus’ previous effort Until the Quiet Comes:

Travis $cott – Days Before Rodeo

TX rapper, producer, and songwriter Travis $cott delivers a mixtape that’s only marginally better than his previous effort, Owl Pharaoh.

Raury – Indigo Child

Raury’s Indigo Child fuses hip hop and pop-flavored indie folk in the blandest way possible.

Uncommon Nasa – New York Telephone

The latest album from New York’s Uncommon Nasa is as grimy as it is experimental and conceptual.

Armand Hammer – Furtive Movements

Armand Hammer drops a post-album EP of fan-pleasing odds ‘n’ ends.

Mick Jenkins – The Water[s]

Chicago MC Mick Jenkins drops a verbose and water-themed mixtape.

The Underachievers – Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium

Despite this being the commercial debut of this New York hip hop duo, the Underachievers are sounding a bit rougher than they did on their breakthrough tape Indigoism.

Mellowhype – INSA

Mellowhype’s latest project shows an enjoyable increase in technical skill since their last full-length affair–even if the end the result is sort of generic.

Mick Jenkins – “Jazz”

Husky-voiced Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins drops a moving and metaphorical video for his upcoming project titled The Water[s]. It’s officially out August 12th.

“Jazz” features a beautiful, minimal beat that’s guided by what I think are some gleaming vibraphone melodies. I love the way the chorus swells, and Mick’s hook is laid back, but monstrous! Like usual, his bars are thoughtful and interesting.

I can’t wait for the 12th!