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Slept On: The Latest In Underground Music

With new releases from 38 Spesh, Lil Loaded and Skooly among others

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Taylor Swift has returned, again.

The sister album to folklore, evermore, is all the internet can talk about, and if you're a rap fan, Kid Cudi's highly anticipated Man on the Moon 3 has finally landed alongside Jack Harlow's debut That's What They All Say.

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Slept On: The Latest In Underground Rap

New releases from Baby Smoove, Yung Baby Tate & more

Many of you are waking up to a good amount of mainstream releases this morning. With new releases from YUNGBLUD and Shawn Mendes, pop fans are having a good day today.

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Slept On: New Releases From NLE Choppa, G$, Lil Ronnie & More

Lets close out this exhausting week with some gritty new music.

First things first: Rest in peace, King Von.

The Chicago emcee, an unprecedented talent and storyteller, had one of the most captivating releases of 2020. This morning, he passed away from gunshot wounds after a shootout near the Monaco Hookah Lounge in downtown Atlanta late last night.

TMZ listed the number of people shot at six, and conflicting reports show that Von's death could have been caused either by police or Quando Rondo's entourage. More details are emerging; but either way, it is a heartbreaking development.

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Interview: Amidst Rising Fame, Sobhhï Is (Almost) Ready to Reveal His Identity

The Dubai-based R&B singer sat down with Popdust for his most transparent interview yet

Sobhhï says he feels that he's lived his life in a dissociative haze.

When asked to describe his inspirations, the R&B singer, who for years has purposefully kept his identity foggy, said people inspire him less than "sensations" do. "There are so many moments I didn't feel like I actually lived through," he said. "It feels as though the physical experiences happened quickly, but realization occurred [long after], the way thunder does after lightning."

The young lo-fi crooner curates music with a similar aesthetic. Shrouded in thick 808s and ethereal dream-pop samples, Sobhhï sounds as if he's floating, drugged-out at a party he knows he should be present for and enjoy. His diaphanous sound creates the feeling of an endless night, which is probably why he calls his imprint NUIT SANS FIN.

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Slept On: New Releases from UnoTheActivist, SahBabii, and More

SahBabii, UnoTheActivist and more make up this weeks under appreciated releases

Juice WRLD's posthumous release, Legends Never Die, has already sold over 400,000 copies, putting it in the running for the biggest release of 2020.

Meanwhile, Summer Walker confidently returns with a sleek new E.P., Kid Cudi and Marshall Mathers unite for the first time, James Blake quietly dropped a shadowy new track, and H.E.R. added a splash of reggae flavor to her new track "Do To Me." While it was a big week for the mainstream, it was equally as massive for the underground. Upcoming mumble emcee SahBabii's released an infectious collection of wavy, levitative hip-hop, and the iconic Fresh Veggies duo of Casey Veggies and Rockie Fresh return for their second outing. Check out the latest underground releases below.

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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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