Completed before DMX's tragic passing, Exodus marks the rapper's first posthumous full-length release and eighth studio album. His longtime collaborator Swizz Beatz executive produced the project and shepherded it to completion; JAY-Z, Nas, Lil Wayne, Bono, Alicia Keys, Usher, Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, Snoop Dogg, and more feature.
black midi, Cavalcade
The sophomore album from the London-based experimental rock band features the Songs You Need-playlisted "John L." Their sound is hard to pin down, but in a press release, the band's Geordie Greep said that's by design: “We just combine lessons learned from all of this music to make something that’s very interesting to listen to and something that is brand new.”
Mustafa, When Smoke Rises
Toronto's Mustafa weaves folk music influences with airy, hip-hop-inspired production on his debut album. To get a sense of how much we're looking forward to this one, the single "Stay Alive" was one of our favorite songs of 2020, and "Ali" was one of our Songs You Need in April.
A.G. Cook, Apple Vs. 7G
PC Music founder A.G. Cook has to take the trophy for most prolific experimental pop artist of the last 12 months, right? He's dropped the 49-track project 7G, another album called Apple, and now, a remix project celebrating the two releases. Caroline Polachek, Charli XCX, Doss, Eartheater, No Rome, and more all contribute new versions of Cook's music.