The third and final week of releases for December (the last two weeks are Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, respectively) is pretty hip hop heavy. Info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months.
Disclosure, Settle — The Remixes (PMR/Island)
Hieroglyphics, Kitchen (self-release)
The Oakland-spawned jazzy, funky alt hip hop collective was originally formed in the early-1990s by Del tha Funkee Homosapien; he and rappers Casual, Pep Love, producer/manager Domino, DJ Toure, and the four individual members of the rap group Souls of Mischief (Phesto, A-Plus, Opio, and Tajai) make up the current incarnation, which presents their first release of new material in a decade. The full album is streaming at Spin.com right now. Check out "It's Partly Me" below.
Mac Miller, Live From Space (TBA)
The Republic of Wolves, No Matter How Narrow (self-release)
Talib Kweli, Gravitas (Self-Release)
Maya Vik, Lay Low EP (Oslo Records)
Frank Zappa, Uncle Meat and Roxy & Elsewhere (Zappa Records/Barking Pumpkin Records/Universal Music)
The Zappa Family Trust presents two more remastered re-issues on 180-gram vinyl: 1969’s double Uncle Meat LP and 1974’s live double LP, Roxy & Elsewhere.