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An anti-fascist protest track, a thrashing OutKast remix, soulful alt-R&B, dynamic hip-hop and more

The Twilite Tone: Do It Properly The Twilite Tone (aka Anthony Christopher Khan) boasts a long list of collaborators and production clients—including Common, Kanye West, The Gorillaz and Queen Latifah. This month, he released The Clearing as a solo artist. The lead single, “Do It Properly,” begins with a segment of a speech from Dr Khalid Muhammad. “I repurposed the sound byte as a call and …

Busta Rhymes feat. Kendrick Lamar: Look Over Your Shoulder

“Look Over Your Shoulder,” a Nottz-produced track by Busta Rhymes samples the Jackson 5’s 1970 hit “I’ll Be There.” Between strings and piano, Busta (aka Trevor Smith Jr) offers rapid, raspy rhymes with Kendrick Lamar providing plenty of wordplay. It’s Busta’s final few lines that prove most memorable, perhaps: “Upholding the fundamentals / while most of you boast the rental / focusing on what’s most …

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Kendrick Lamar and SZA collaborate, as do BØRNS and Lana Del Rey, plus more new tunes

BØRNS feat. Lana Del Rey: God Save Our Young Blood The fourth track to be released from BØRNS’ soon-to-be released album Blue Madonna, “God Save Our Young Blood” features Lana Del Rey on backing—or more like accent—vocals. It’s a swirling, at times dreamy, synth-pop number that’s bright from start to finish. Francis and the Lights: Morning At the tail end of 2017, Francis and the …