8/30 “New Music Friday”


Featuring Common, Joell Ortiz, and Alchemist.

Summer’s transience has become cliché, but it still does feel a little surreal — Labor Day Weekend is already here. It seems like just yesterday that we toasted America’s anniversary. And yet here we are, saying goodbye to the months of warmness and saying hello to the impending winter. But summer’s not done — not yet. Today, we have a great slate of fresh releases for this week’s “New Music Friday.”

Today’s edition is headlined by Common, Joell Ortiz, and Alchemist.

Traveling to the MidWest, we’re met by the iconic Common, who’s come through with his 11th studio album, Let Love. Following, his 2016 project, Black America Again, the new Common experience is an 11-track effort that deepens Common’s emotional self, celebrating love. With a helping hand from Daniel Caesar, Swizz Beatz, BJ The Chicago Kid, Jill Scott, Leon Bridges, and more, Common delivers another sound addition to his library.

Joel Ortiz and Alchemist have also come forth with new projects, Monday and Yacht Rock 2, respectively.

Listen to all of the new releases below:


Zach H