Excited by the first new De La Soul album in 11 years that just dropped last Friday? Then ICYMI, FYI: the co-architect of that group’s seminal debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, Prince Paul has just dropped his first new music in a while, “Saudade Songbook”, the lead-off single from the Throwback to the Future, an album by BROOKZILL!, a hip-hop/Brazilian concept supergroup featuring Paul, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets, Don Newkirk and Gorila Urbano.
I’ll admit: I’m crazy late on this like I’m Funkmaster Flex getting roasted by Drake but I didn’t really find out what this record was until I saw this Fader FB post. I was gonna be snarky and say I’d never heard this record once when I was in Bed-Stuy for two weeks a short while back but when I played it, a light bulb went off! This was the track I’d heard on Gates Ave. but was never able to find out what it was. It’s a banger, no doubt and her social politics are great: she got the streets rockin’ to an LGBTQ anthem!
More new school hip-hop. Two tracks from Savage Mode, the recently released new album from ATL’s 21 Savage including one with the street’s (and club’s) current favorite, Future. Ya dig?