John Legend surprised the masses this morning with the release of Bigger Love, his first release in four years.

Meanwhile, Tiana Taylor unveiled The Album, an expansive powerhouse that builds on the sleek R&B melodies of 2018's critically lauded K.T.S.E. Justine Skye also released her highly-anticipated album BARE WITH ME (The Album) to already glowing reviews.

For those who are staying far removed from the growing feud between Noname and J. Cole, there remains plenty of fresh hip-hop releases. Tee Grizzley released his first work since his aunt was gunned down last year, and Curren$y returned with a smooth collaboration alongside 808 Mafia's Fuse. All the while, Pi'erre Bourne released part 4 of his Life of Pi'erre series, and The Black Eyed Peas released their reggaeton-infused Translation with features from Latin icons like J. Balvin, Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Shakira, and Maluma.

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It's a quiet #NewMusicFriday, but there remains plenty of fantastic new music if you look closely.

On a relatively quiet New Music Friday, a slew of under appreciated acts seized the moment and released compelling work.

On a magnetic new release from hip-hop veteran Sy Ari Da Kid, the emcee experimented with R&B and charted new territory, and 13-year-old prodigy YNW Bslime returned with a carefree freestyle. Meanwhile, Young Thug protege Lil Keed started the next chapter of his explosive career, and Newark rapper TSU Surf released a fantastic new project with an eclectic range of features. Here are the underground releases that deserve your attention.

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An invigorating slew of protest music hit the shelves today.

Detroit-based emcee Tee Grizzley collaborated with Queen Naija and the Detroit Youth Choir to craft a melodic ballad that attempts to open up a dialogue with police. Meanwhile, alt-Jazz pioneer Terrace Martin took a different approach in his collaboration with Denzel Curry, Daylyt, G Perico, and Kamasi Washington, with "Pigs Feet" being more of an angry f*ck you than an attempt at communication.

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