If you’re reading this, I’m willing to bet that you are somewhat social media-savvy and have heard all about the controversial antics surrounding the roll-out of Nicki Minaj’s latest album Queen. We are still vibing to tracks from Drake’s album Scorpion that continues to control the airwaves and streaming spins. The rest of August’s music landscape has been smothered by huge album releases from Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, and other artists.
With all of this month’s commotion, it’s not that easy for newer or lesser-known artists to get some shine on their new projects. So while Nicki is busy comparing herself to Harriet Tubman, I would like to introduce 15 albums and EP’s that seemed to go underground this month. Just click the album art and take a listen to find your new fave.
H.E.R. – I Used To Know Her: The Prelude (EP)
Blood Orange – Negro Swan
VanJess – Silk Canvas
Santigold – I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions
The New Respects – Before the Sun Goes Down
Leon Thomas – Genesis
Camille Thurman – Waiting for the Sunrise
Diana Gordon (formerly Wynter Gordon) – Pure (EP)
Traci Braxton – On Earth
Queen Naija – Queen Naija (EP)
Bobby Brackins – To Kill For
Bas – Milky Way
Stefflon Don – SECURE
Aminé – ONEPOINTFIVE
Baka Not Nice – 4Milli
Don’t forget to check out August’s playlist Love, Light & Lemondrops and follow me on Spotify here for access to more music mixes.