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New music from Kendrick Lamar, Dumbfoundead and Chloe X Halle

Los Angeles recording duo, Chloe x Halle
Los Angeles recording duo, Chloe x Halle

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Every week we get a new list of music you should know about. In our next installment, Oliver Wang from offers his take on three new singles. Here are his picks.

Kendrick Lamar and SZA

Song: Al the Stars 

Recently it was announced that Kendrick Lamar will be helming the soundtrack for one of the most anticipated movies of the year,  Marvel’s Black Panther.

The first single, All the Stars,  is a collaboration between Lamar and his TDE label mate SZA.  


Artist: Dumbfoundead

Rocket Man  

LA native Jonathan Park, is better know as Dumbfoundead, a resident of Koreatown, and also socially conscious rapper. His new EP is called Rocket Man.

He's also a major center of the “Bad Rap” documentary, directed by filmmaker Salima Koroma, and featuring commentary by Take Two contributor Oliver Wang.  The documentary follows the lives of Asian-American hip-hop artists like Dumbfounddead and their struggle to garner credibility in the American hip-hop industry.  

Chloe X Halle

The Kids Are Alright 

From youtube videos to a budding music and T.V. stars, this L.A. duo of sisters (20 and 18 respectively) have a knack for cross-harmonization. “The Kids Are Alright” is their new single, just came out, and could be the prelude to their debut LP on Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment label.