Obongjayar feat. Nubya Garcia: Wrong For It

Calabar, Nigeria-born, London-based artist Obongjayar has just released his debut album, Some Nights I Dream of Doors, and from it comes “Wrong For It” featuring jazz musician Nubya Garcia. The track incorporates synth-pop, hip-hop, jazz, electronic and West African influences, creating a genre-defying amalgam. His layered vocals, whistles, horns, synths and soft percussion combine to create a laidback but vibrant energy.

Ab-Soul: Hollandaise

Ab-Soul’s first new solo music in two years, “Hollandaise” features a beat by Top Dawg Entertainment in-house producer Kal Banx. Ab-Soul (aka Herbert Anthony Stevens IV) reflects on his childhood, aspirations and self-assurance on the track, which is rich with wordplay.

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Mavis Staples and Levon Helm: You Got To Move In 2011, musician Levon Helm (perhaps best known as a vocalist and drummer for The Band) invited legendary recording artist Mavis Staples to his Woodstock studio to record a series of sessions. They would become some one of Helm’s last, as he passed away due to throat cancer in 2012. From these sessions—which will be released …