How is it Friday again? In traditional Record Weekly fashion, here are five eclectic, must-listen-to tracks to help ring in the weekend. And there’s also a huge hip-hop treat to sink your teeth into, with more details below.
- These Days — Marsicans
- Spit. — WARGASM
- All Things End — Artio
- Feels Like Fun — Sports Team
- Unready (aO2Sk) — Gordi
In case you haven’t heard, Killer Mike and El-P, AKA the legends that combine to make Run the Jewels, released their latest album a little ahead of schedule this week. In light of everything going on around the world with the crucial and ongoing Black Lives Matter campaign, they wanted to drop something to lift everyone’s spirits. And boy, ‘RTJ4’ has done just that.
You can download the entire record and 12-page lyric booklet on Run the Jewels’ website, or play via the usual channels, such as Spotify. The bangers — of which there are many — include: ‘out of sight (feat. 2 Chainz)’, ‘goonies vs. E.T.’, ‘walking in the snow’, ‘JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha)’ and, my favourite, ‘pulling the pin (feat. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme)’. Prepare for a masterclass in powerful protesting through honest, envelope-pushing rhymes sewn together with no-expense-spared, flawless rap beats.
Hungry for more RTJ content? Check out my brief review and reflection of their groundbreaking 2017 Leeds gig now.