Somehow, left field MCs Jpegmafia and Danny Brown had collaborated very little before “Lean Beef Patty,” the lead single from their first joint album, scaring the hoes. The rappers have been teasing the project for over a year, and fans are anticipating a collaboration for even longer. The album includes the recently released title track, as well as an appearance by young artist Redveil on “Kingdom Hearts Key.” Certain titles reference big-name artists, some revered, some maligned (see: “Shut Yo Bitch Ass Up/Muddy Waters,” “Run the Jewels,” and “Jack Harlow Combo Meal”).
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Ben Sloan: Muted colors [New Amsterdam]
Muted colors is the debut album from Ben Sloan, a percussionist, producer, and visual artist who has worked with The National, Moses Sumney, Beth Orton, and others. The full-length spectral collage features some of Sloan’s past collaborators, including Why?’s Sumney, Serengeti, Liz and Josiah Wolf, and Dirty Projectors’ Felicia Douglass. In a press release, Sloan referred to Muted colors like “an abstract diary” in which “each track is a vignette. A colorful and sensational little world to enjoy briefly.” Sloan played with the album’s 10 songs for nearly a decade, piecing together samples, voice notes, and field recordings into vivid frames.