Music Monday: Soundcloud Vibes

Hey all, these week has been an incredibly busy and heavy week in Oakland with two young souls being lost to violence in our city. I haven’t been mentally able to keep up with everything going on and Mixtape Monday had to be pushed. We’ll return next week, but for now I wanted to use this moment to share some of the new projects I’ve been really excited about recently. Thank you for bearing with me and I hope you enjoy.

Noname: Telefone
This is the debut project by Nonname, whose been featured on Chance The Rapper’s projects, along with Mick Jenkins and worked extensively with Saba of Pivot. The project is jazzy, fluid, introspective, mellow and cheery yet extremely dark and somber at the same time. You’ll understand should you dive into the lyrics. Please please please give this project a thorough listen.

Duckwrth: Nowhere
This is by no means a new project, it came out last year from as the Oakland grown artist really started to flourish. Since then he’s been on tour with Anderson .Paak and built a following in LA, NYC, and in Europe. This project is filled with great rhymes, incredibly jazzy, rock, punk instrumentals and the attitude and skill to follow it up. Please take the time to listen to it in full and support a young dude on the way up.

And ya’ll already know: Flying Lotus
I’m not gonna lie, this week has been rough for me. And while I don’t personally visit FlyLo’s music all to often, it’s been saving my life this week.¬†You know what’s up.

Siri: G.ive L.ove O.ver E.verything
Friend and collaborator Siri put out her debut EP a few weeks back and really sets the stage for future vibes to come from the Oakland artist. Fun, positive, relaxing and thoughtful music is abundant on this short project. Gotten me through several summer afternoons recently. Keep your eyes open for more projects from the artist in the near future.

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