Sampa The Great: OMG

From Zambia-born and Sydney-based Sampa The Great’s forthcoming debut album, Return (out 13 September), “OMG” is an upbeat and eclectic anthem. The track’s artful video, which was directed by Sanjay De Silva, is set in South Africa and is an apt accompaniment to Sampa’s cadence. Dripping in confidence, she reminds former friends, forlorn lovers and foes that you never know what you’ve got until it’s …

Noname: Song 32

Rapper/poet/producer Noname (aka Fatimah Nyeema Warner) has returned with another jazzy, charming tune, “Song 32.” Produced by frequent collaborator Phoelix, the song is typically Noname: soulful, smart and sophisticated—all seemingly effortless. The song appears ahead of her Eurpoean tour.

Farewell, Lil Peep

Lil Peep, a musician who rose to prominence over the last two years—blending rap, emo, trap and pop—has passed away at just 21 years old. Peep (born Gustav Ahr) recorded most of his songs in his DTLA bedroom, many of which explored mental health issues, vulnerabilities, sexuality, drug use and—of course—love. His open, sometimes blunt, approach struck a chord with fans—many of whom credit him …