Vale Prodigy of Mobb Deep, a soulful tune from SG Lewis, new music by Fischerspooner and more in our musical round-up

Mobb Deep: Give Up The Goods Prodigy, one half of the legendary hip hop duo Mobb Deep, passed away this week at just 42 years old. Known for their brooding, sometimes eerie sound, Mobb Deep is widely considered one of New York’s most influential hardcore rap groups. Their second album, the cinematic The Infamous (1995) delivered some of the group’s best-known tracks—perhaps most famously “Shook …

The Technicolors: Reptilia

One day after their riveting new single “Impostor!” released, The Technicolors return (or, lead singer Brennan Smiley does) with a powerful rendition of The Strokes’ “Reptilia.” Accompanied by the Atlas String Quartet—who deliver elegant, emotionally-charged instrumentation—Smiley works his way through the lyrics in a way both respectful to Julian Casablancas’ original delivery but distinctly his own. The Technicolors release new LP Metaphysical on 7 July.