The music world lost one of its true originals this week: Prince’s shocking death at 57 has left legions of listeners in mourning. But the loss of one singular artist means it’s even more important to celebrate those emerging new artists who are remaking the world in their own image. This week’s playlist is dedicated to some of those unique musicians. There’s ILOVEMAKONNEN and Lil B, both subverting rap music in different ways, Let’s Eat Grandma, the teenage duo who appeared seemingly out of nowhere with their peculiar take on pop music, and Gaika, the outspoken South London MC creating a punkish take on grime, dancehall, and electronic music.
Listen to the playlist below.