Another week, another offering of hyped songs from big-time Twin Cities acts.
First up, we've got "Today," a collab between buzzing Florida MC Denzel Curry, California rapper Boogie, and Minnesota's own Allan Kingdom.
Last month Curry was named to XXL's 2016 Freshman Class, and on "Today" he delivers a razor-sharp verse over FNZ's darkly sparse beat. Kingdom, acting almost as a Bon Iver to Curry's Kanye, weaves his hypnotic vocals throughout.
"These are my inner thoughts this is me being me honest," Curry tells The Fader of "Today." "It's a blessing to work with Boogie and have him on tour with us. Allan is family, plain and simple."
Kingdom, 22, and Curry, 21, toured the U.S. together earlier this year. Kingdom's latest mixtape, Northern Lights, dropped in January. He's currently gigging around Europe.
Next up is "Stupid Face," the latest teased track from Twin Cities singer-songwriter Haley Bonar's forthcoming Impossible Dream LP. Similar to "Kismet Kill" before it, there's indie-rock urgency and existential ache underpinning the emotionally charged track.
“Once [my experiences] are released into the world, they do not belong to me anymore," Bonar tells Spin of "Stupid Face." "The interpretation is all yours, therefore these stories are yours.”
Impossible Dream is due out August 5. Bonar will briefly tour the U.S. this summer before heading to Europe in the fall; a Sept. 24 date in Eau Claires, Wisconsin, is as close as she'll get to home.