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[News] KAYTRANADA Wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize

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This is kind of a big deal. This is really the first hip-hop or black electronic/urban-centric release to win this Canadian critics’ award. Well-deserved it is too. While I always liked the album, it took a minute to really grow on me but by time it was down to the wire I was fully on board as the video of me endorsing it above, that played as part of the full Gala broadcast Monday night, attests! Congrats, Kay and for the rest of you not on his train, get on board. This is the future….

Previously on the Kitchen:

– Listen to New Music From Kaytranada: Glowed Up Feat. Anderson .Paak / Illusions

[MP3] Mickey Factz x Nottz – 414 Words


First drop from #DK11 album alum, Mickey Factz collab project, The Achievement: circa ’82 with producer, Nottz. Doooope!

Produced in its entirety by Nottz, The Achievement: circa ’82 is scheduled for release October 28th.

Previously on the Kitchen

Mickey FactzHayworth Feat. CyHi The Prynce & eLZhi [MP3]

Mickey FactzMe & My Paintbrush [MP3 + Interview]

New Music by T.I. – Warzone / We Will Not (Prod. Mars & Mike and Keys)


The new racism, is to deny that racism exists….

Good to see T.I. getting so conscious in this part of his career. His discussion of the influence of hip-hop on so-called “Black-on-Black” crime on The Daily Show was amazing also.

[MP3 + Music Video] Burna Boy – Pree Me


Got up on this one from the Redemption (E.P.) by Nigerian dancehall artist, Burna Boy via the homegirl, Anupa. R.I.Y.L. the new “island sound” Drake‘s been mining recently.

[MP3] The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk – Starboy

The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk – Starboy

Well that was quick. First single and title track from The Weeknd‘s forthcoming (Nov. 25) 18 track new album, Starboy which was just announced yesterday featuring Daft Punk. From ThisisRnB:

Earlier this month, The Weeknd promised that Starboy would be his “best-sounding” album to date with influences ranging from The Smiths and Bad Brains to Prince.

“I think it’ll be the best-sounding album I’ve ever done,” he told VMAN. “It’s hard to label the sound because, when I first came out, nobody would label it R&B. I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced.”

Abel is not playing!

[MP3] NxWorries – Anderson Paak & Knxwledge – Lyk Dis


Bummed I had to miss Anderson .Paak‘s appearance at Manifesto Festival last week for my cousin’s birthday (family first and his party was fantastic) but loving this new track featuring him. This is a new joint from his NxWorries collab project with Knxwledge, “Lyk Dis.” You may be familiar with their track, “Suede” which dropped around the time Paak was about to blow up from his cameos on Dr. Dre‘s Compton album but well before his own superlative, solo release, Malibu which is vying for album of the year status in my books with Rihanna‘s ANTI album right now. BTW: His appearance on Colbert with Mac Miller last week was pretty cool too.

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