With a lot good music being launched on a regular basis, it may be exhausting to find out what to take heed to first. Each week, Pitchfork presents a run-down of great new releases obtainable on streaming providers. This week’s batch consists of new albums, tasks, and EPs from Run the Jewels, Armand Hammer, Drakeo the Ruler and JoogSZN, Sleepy Hallow, Flatbush Zombies, NNAMDÏ, and Huge Havi. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday publication to get our suggestions in your inbox each week.
Run the Jewels_: RTJ4 [Jewel Runners/BMG]
In the end, Killer Mike and El-P return with RTJ4, their new album that options Zack de la Rocha, Mavis Staples, Pharrell Williams, DJ Premier, 2 Chainz, and others. Sheldon Pearce closes his Greatest New Music overview of the album, “The [record’s final] music builds, the fad builds, and because it attracts to a detailed, Mike makes clear who all that is for: the do-gooders that the no-gooders abused; the truth-tellers tied to the whipping put up; the unusual fruit left hanging from bushes—the Eric Garners; the George Floyds.”
Armand Hammer: Shrines [Backwoodz Studios]
Armand Hammer (the duo of ELUCID and billy woods) observe 2018’s Paraffin with the brand new album Shrines. The report options contributions from Earl Sweatshirt, Moor Mom, KeiyaA, Quelle Chris, Pink Siifu, AKAI SOLO, R.A.P. Ferreira, Navy Blue, and lots of others.
Drakeo the Ruler / JoogSZN: Thank You for Utilizing GTL [self-released]