Kutoma (Kutmah) – ?????????.

Kutmah calls himself Kutoma on this release (WordPress won’t show the Japanese characters), and offers beats made of spare parts – I scarcely heard any horns, pianos, strings, guitars, or Motown wails. Instead, the beats are made of clatters, pops, and echoes. Something tells me WhoSampled won’t tell you much about..

NxWorries – Scared Money, Video.

I’ve revisited Yes Lawd! more than any other album from 2016. I might have been underwhelmed on the first listen because I expected it to go further left given that this was a Stones Throw release by two towering figures of today’s underground/indie rap scene, though Anderson .Paak hasn’t been underground for some time..

Creestal – Differences.

A boom bap dispatch. Marseille’s Creestal is adept at making beats as claustrophobic as city living without sacrificing soul. Differences pairs his 2013 beat tape Difference with a murderer’s row of blog rap favorites Ras Kass, Rapper Big Pooh, Skyzoo, Roc Marciano, Conway, Hus Kingpin, Blu, Planet Asia, and Torae. Differences by Creestal..

Ray West & Dave Dar – im a star.

From a quiet, overlooked corner of New York rap that, despite appearances, still exists. The Sun Don't Chill by RED APPLES 45 The Sun Don't Chill by RED APPLES 45 Sphere: Related Content