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Tricky and UK Grime rapper CASISDEAD are a team on the reworking of the Skilled Mechanics’ “Does It.” The dark single is from Tricky’s Obia EP which pairs him with established and new artists that he chooses with the purpose of widening their visibility. “Does It” will be released September 28th on Tricky’s False Idols label.
Donald Glover’s FX television series Atlanta has been renewed for a second season after three heavily watched and critically acclaimed episodes. Last’s week’s episode had 1.3 million viewers following up the highest premiere numbers for a primetime comedy in the past three years. Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield are cousins and a friend navigating Henry’s adventures as an up and coming rapper. Migos appeared on last week’s show and there was music from Shabazz Palaces. Atlanta airs on the Tuesday nights at 10PM ET.
Philadelphia funk/rock band Wetbrain is independently releasing their “Filter Face” single today. The four-man group came together in 2014 lead by vocalist Matthew del Rio’s hip-hop roots that eventually yielded to a sound dominated by rock and funk. They count Kendrick Lamar, Pink Floyd and N.E.R.D. among their influences. “Filter Face” places them at the crossroads of Funkadelic and hip-hop. The pace of their rock riffs with del Rio’s rapping and singing is in line with the Red Hot Chili Peppers but Philadelphia’s gray concrete takes over instead of California sunshine. Stream “Filter Face” above and buy it at CD Baby.