Erika de Casier, Sensational
One of our most anticipated releases of the year, Sensational is the second full-length album from the Danish musician, who fuses pop and R&B with UK garage and 2-step. The album's lead single "No Butterflies, No Nothing" was one of our favorite songs of 2020, and subsequent tracks like "Busy" and "Drama" have made it to our weekly Songs You Need playlist.
The new album from Kurt Wagner's long-running genre-colliding project is a collection of “show tunes for people who don't like show tunes,” he said during a recent FADER interview. "I can't tell you precisely how I write, Wagner said, "but I do know that there are certain times where it all works... And you have to allow for that. You just have to give it an opportunity to happen."
Young M.A., Off The Yak
The consistently tough-as-concrete New York rapper Young M.A is once again going viral thanks to a remix of SpotEmGottEm's "Beatbox," but her new project "Off The Yak" forgoes that song and sticks strictly to her own formidable songwriting abilities. Fivio Foreign, Rubi Rose, and more feature.
Mach-Hommy, Pray for Haiti
Prolific, ferociously talented, and with an impish yet vicious disregard for music industry norms, Mach-Hommy has been a consistently invigorating presence in the rap industry. His new album Pray For Haiti is out on Griselda Records, with the trio's founding member Westside Gunn handling executive producer duties.