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Waajeed from Slum Village and the Platinum Pied Pipers does over T’s tough Afrobeat protest song from scratch: jazzy and soulful, percussive and a little bit bruk, with stirring singing by Zaki Ibrahim.

Abstract, red-eyed hip-hop from Sacramento, aligned with Madlib and Flying Lotus, featuring Del The Funky Homosapien… well worth a listen.

Rocking hip hop — BM riding a live band, fat drums, hard guitar, full horns, and raw Jack White production.

His fifth album is probably his best so far. Perhaps raised a level by guests like Dwele and the brilliant Blue Note pianist Robert Glasper, amongst others.

Scott La Rock and KRS-1 — stone classic hip hop from the South Bronx (South South Bronx), 1986. Double vinyl, in a decent gatefold, with full notes and a big poster.

Hip hop meets cosmic soul for starters from this Japanese outfit — with guests including Jneiro Jarel, Amp Fiddler, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Bembe Segue.

Covers of Pete Rock classics like The World Is Yours, Straighten It Out and T.R.O.Y.; interspersed with new instrumental originals.

With Erykah Badu, Stereolab, Prince, Pharrell, Mary J., Jill Scott, Bilal, Omar and Zap Mama, for starters.

With guests Lily Allen, Kanye West, Will.i.am, Bilal and D’Angelo.