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10th October 2016

Tracks Of The Week: 10th October

Paak slacks in this week’s ‘Tracks of the Week’ feature

Get Bigger/Do You Luv – NxWorries

The latest offering from the upcoming debut of Anderson Paak’s project is less than promising. Paak’s bars feel hurried and unconsidered. Knxwledge’s production has potential, but lacks any development whatsoever. What starts as a promising slow jam quickly becomes repetitive. For those craving more of Paak’s Malibu stylings, it might be worth holding out a little longer.

Perfect Coffee – Kate Tempest

From the London-born writer, rapper, and poet’s sophomore album Let Them Eat Chaos comes a timely track about gentrification. Mirroring the rest of the album, the lyrics are a detailed and vivid exploration of the theme. However, the overall production and delivery of Tempest’s work feels a little flat.

Saudade Songbook – BROOKZILL!

Throwback to the Future is the debut album for DJ Prince Paul led BROOKZILL!. The De La Soul producer and friends (Ladybug Mecca and Don Newkirk) start in style. Saudade Songbook blends Rodrigo Brandão’s Brazilian bars with Count Bass D’s smooth east coast rap. It’s relaxed, groovy, and fun.

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