New Music: Childish Gambino – “Redbone”

Instead of continuing his hackneyed outcast narrative, Childish Gambino’s recent single “Me and Your Mama” blended gospel and funk for a multi-part burner. He’s done something similar with his follow-up, “Redbone,” which premiered this ...

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Ka and the Hidden Lineage of Brownsville Hip-Hop

Ka uses a minimalist’s palette — haunted instrumental loops and laconic delivery — to color his songs’ brutal realism and serrated wit. The 44-year-old New York MC doesn’t deviate from that formula on ...

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