In 2023, folding chair brawls, climate change, heatwaves, and outer space aliens are crashing cookouts. So, while each month has been filled with WTFs, here is the music released so far that has provided its soundtrack.
1. Jordan Ward – FORWARD
Jordan Ward’s voice gives off free spirit vibes that give comfort that help you get through a traffic jam.
– Think Twice
2. Janelle Monae – The Art of Pleasure
The metamorphosis of Janelle Monae from tuxedo vocalist to poolside poet locked in one album.
– The Rush
3. Victoria Monet – Jaguar II
A sequel worth checking.
4. Coco Jones – What I Didn’t Tell You
Old school R&B vibes with a twist of new school love.
– Crazy for Me
5. Metro Boomin Presents Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
The sound of amination.
– Link Up
6. Reason – Porches
Reason is on task to becoming one of Hip Hop’s greatest storytellers.
– Too Much (Melly Mel)
– Porch Steps
7. Noname – Sundial
Poetic rhymes with definition.
– Hold Me Down
8. BIA – Really HER
Fashion runway music.
– Don’t Tell
9. Kali Uchis – Red Mood in Venus
This album is for the zodiac astrology lovers who get chills from full moons on an ocean beach.
– Worth the Wait
10. Killer Mike – MICHAEL
Killer Mike’s most personal work is street gospel rap with no preaching.
– Spaceship Views
11. Nas – Magic 2
The Nas and Hit-Boy work(s) is becoming one of the greatest MC/producers run in the culture.
– Office Hours
– One Mic, One Gun
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