GOODNIGHT LOVELL might be one of the most well-constructed albums to come out this year. The Ottawa native, Night Lovell, blends murky production with his signature deep voice to create a true cinematic-like experience when you hunker down and plug this album on. While most albums tend to feel like just a random selection of songs, Lovell succeeds in masterfully creating and sustaining a sinister and introspective mood over the course of the 18-song project. Lovell has the ability to create environments and tell stories like Retch, while also maintaining catchy, drawn out hooks with his baritone-voice like Sheck Wes, only with more intricate production and substance! You can stream the album everywhere now!!! – Seriously, this one’s a fuckin’ banger.
The Chinese quartet that gained a little bit of recognition in the states after 88rising posted the video of rappers like Migos, Lil Yachty, Denzel Curry, and more reacting to their song Made in China. Infusing Mandarin with English verses flawlessly, you instinctively hear the Higher Brothers in a unique, universal language that’s completely new and fresh in our currently, over-saturated hip-hop climate. Five Stars ranges in terms of style and aesthetic as their influences from trip-hop to trap music fuse throughout the 14-track album. They also host an impressive list of features with the likes of Schoolboy Q, Denzel Curry, Soulja Boy, and J.I.D to name a few. Their sophomore record is sure to generate waves for them out here in the states. Go bump it on all streaming platforms!