Kendrick Lamar feat. Taylour Paige: We Cry Together

Kendrick Lamar returns with Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, the Pulitzer-winning rapper’s highly anticipated fifth LP and the first to be released since 2017’s critically acclaimed DAMN. In addition to the inclusion of many frequent collaborators, the album welcomes Zola actor Taylour Paige on the powerful duet, “We Cry Together” (also featuring a Florence + the Machine sample) that centers on an escalating argument. Though …

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 …