People are really losing their shit about the new JID album The Forever Story. I’m less overwhelmingly convinced (so far), but there are definitely a few really impressive moments that elevate it above the standard rap fare, the low-tempo, lo-fi r&b-meets-soul swagger of Kody Blu 31 not least among them.
At time of writing it’s a steamy one billion degrees and London is slowly losing its mind, suffocating: pedestrians melting into pinkish-red puddles on searing hot tarmac or quietly expiring in dimly-lit rooms with the shades pulled low, fans on full blast doing precisely nothing to mitigate the searing heat. So thank fuck for Anderson .Paak who rolls through with an all-star lineup and a fresh take on last month’s Lockdown. It’s literally all I can handle listening to today, and even writing this is taking up way too much energy. Enough is enough.