On the mid-yr level, Amber Mark’s “Worth It” was my music of the yr. And it nonetheless is. Everyfactor I liked about it then nonetheless very a lot applies now, thus my mid-yr sentiments primarytain intact right here. Since That time, Amber has launched Much extra lovely singles from the upcoming January 2022 album “Three Dimensions Deep,” proving that “Worth It” Is not any fluke. Southern California people craving to see Amber Mark stay ought to Take notice of the conspicuous absence of a L. a. date at this level in her spring West Coast tour. Might she be having fun with a sure Websiteant in April? — Scott Dallavo, KCRW DJ
It’s been over 4 yrs since Kendrick Lamar launched a solo album, and for as sizey, I’ve waited impatiently For mannequin spanking new phrases from him. My impatience was rewrestleded this summer time, when “househprevious ties,” a single by rising artist (and Lamar’s youthfuler cousin) Baby Keem, blessed automotive stereos Throughout the globe with Lamar’s nicection. “househprevious ties” discovers each cousins at The very Greater of their recreation. As an artist who’s been each praised and pigeonholed for his gravitas, Kendrick lets himself have nice on this monitor. He performs Collectively with his voice, does his biggest Hulk Hogan impression, flexes his rap muscle tissue, and proves that, sure, after three yrs of digital silence, he’s not a “trending matter,” he’s nonetheless “a prophet.”
Wright hereas Lamar’s been a househprevious identify for arguably a decade, Keem is a current face to many. Earlier than releasing his acclpurposeed debut “The Melodic Blue” this fall, Keem had a rising following and was at the foreentrance of Lamar’s new …….