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Tuesday Reviewsday: Brockhampton, new Wu-Tang and Frank Ocean




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Every week, Take Two's Tuesday Reviewsday is the place for discovering fresh new music. Following are the latest picks from Oliver Wang of Soul-Sides.com.

Artist: Brockhampton
Album: Saturnation II (out now)

A 15-man, black/white/American/European collective originally assembled in San Marcos, Texas, though key members now live out here in L.A. The creative clique approach will likely remind some of Odd Future though their three releases thus far suggest they’re closer to A$AP Mob or early Wu-Tang in terms of the cross-collaborative nature of their songs.

Super excited about these guys, especially Kevin Abstract who’s one of the first truly out gay rappers out there. 

Wu-Tang feat. Redman
Album: Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues… (forthcoming)

When you think of huge rap collectives, you have to keep the Wu-Tang Clan at the top of the list. They’re back with a new group album coming out soon and this is the first single. Classic Wu style, soul loops plus an invite to Redman to cameo.

Frank Ocean
Album: NA

I’m basically always here for Frank Ocean random drops. Unlike some of the other songs he’s put out via his website this year, this one feels more like something that could have been on last year’s “Blonde” - very formless in feel even if it has more a classic song structure.