Hip Hop

Yes Lawd! Remixes (CD)

For this remix of 2016's Yes Lawd!, Knxwledge takes the wheel and restructures his own work behind Anderson.Paak's vocals. He freely and cleverly alters the moods of the tracks by switching out distortion sounds, organ parts for strings, and the like. The skillful taking apart and reassembling accentuates Knxwledge's talents as a master of beats, and offers an intriguing alternate listening experience to an already excellent album.

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Headnod Suite (CD)

Headnod Suite, Karriem Riggins’ second album for Stones Throw, is lush, gorgeous, and bursting with life. The tracks are contemporary but timeless, jumping from dreamy summer soul vibes to glitch-hop rhythms. The hip-hop producer and jazz drummer has worked with Common (who makes an appearance on this LP), Kaytranada, and The Roots; fans of these artists will likely dig Riggins’ latest. No matter what the season, Headnod Suite will bring some summer into your life.

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