After several years of releasing high profile mixtapes and independent albums Curren$y prepares to release his first major label album, Stoned Immaculate on June 5th. Complex provides an exclusive stream of the entire record. Enjoy!
Childish Gambino leaks a new track with guest mic talent from Beck. Gambino has been releasing tracks recently with many noteworthy features but Beck dusting off his rap skills to provide a smooth stream of conscious flow makes this track a highlight.
Canadian duo, Japandroids have a new album, Celebration Rock out June 5th and it’s available to stream for free as part NPR’s “First Listen” series here. I only just discovered about the albums existence though I am a fan of their debut Post Nothing. The boys will also be playing a free gig in my old home town London tonight at one of my favourite pubs, The Old Blue Last. If I was in London I would run there now barefoot!
NPR has put up a free “first listen” stream of Big K.R.I.T.’s debut record Live From the Underground. K.R.I.T. has established himself as a mixtape master by providing fans with a steady supply of critically acclaimed projects since 2010’s Big K.R.I.T. Wuz Here but this will be his first official studio LP. The album will be released June 5th so the stream is a serious treat.
DOOM is the guest curator for The Frank Book: Chapter 48
DOOM has taken on the duties of curating the Spring chapter of Frank151’s Frank Book. The magazine will be available from June 1st and will have contribution from Jason Jagel, Prince Paul and Masta Ace, whom has a collaboration album with DOOM expected in July. The book will also feature an exclusive interview with DOOM and illustrations interpreting his lyrics.
The Frank Book is a free publication available at select retailers and by signing up to the Frank151 website.