June Tunes II

Last year, Mangoprism launched a monthly series called ~Mangoprism Selects~, a round-up of my favorite new music. The series only lasted one month, but we’re rebooting it a year later with 15 of the best songs from June, plus a handful from May (!!).

There might not be July Tunes next month, but June Tunes will live forever. Look out for June Tunes III dropping next year.

TL, DR: scroll directly to the Spotify playlist embedded at the bottom of the post.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Cataracts”

The best song on the probably the best rap album of the year. [Full album review]

Goldlink – “Joke Ting” feat. Ari PenSmith or Cokewhite feat. Pusha T

Deliciously humid, like it was recorded inside a greenhouse.

Free Nationals, Kali Uchis, & Mac Miller – “Time”

Lil Nas X – “Panini”

Not nearly as good as “Old Town Road,” but just as catchy. [full album review]

Mndsgn – “Browneez”

From his “beattape-inspired album.”

Mach-Hommy – “Mittrom” feat. Earl Sweatshirt

Mari – “Sermon Sippin”

My most illustrious rapper-friend.

Isaiah Rashad & Kenny Beats studio snippet

Snippet of the year?

Benny the Butcher feat. 38 Spesh & Jadakiss – “Sunday School”

Pusha T had an incredible month with his features on “Cokewhite,” “Palmolive,” and Benny the Butcher’s “18-Wheeler.” With that in mind, let’s shine a light another good new Benny t.B song

Dreamville feat. JID, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG, & Young Nudy – “Down Bad”

88-Keys feat. Mac Miller & Sia – “That’s Life”

This song really pulls on the heartstrings.

Mighty Sugarcane – “Made of Love”

Instagram’s personalized ad algorithm recently delivered me Mighty Sugarcane, a jazz-fusion trio from Cyprus. Between the obscure, barely intelligible vocals cloaked in heavy reverb and the keyboardist’s  Joe Zawinul-esque solos, they remind me a lot of Weather Report—if Weather Report was doing the soundtrack to Mario Kart.

Big K.R.I.T. – “K.R.I.T. HERE”

Jai Paul – “Do You Love Her Now”

Cory Wong feat. Caleb Hawley – “Limited World”

Cory Wong : Vulfpeck :: PJ Morton : Maroon 5.

BONUS: May Tunes

Rosalia – “Aute Cuture”

Catalonia song of the summer.

Pop Smoke – “Welcome to the Party”

NYC song of the summer.

Kaiit – “Miss Shiney”

Kaiit is a 21-year-old Australian who makes crispy R&B—get to know her.

Denzel Curry – “Birdz”

I heard this song for the first time on laptop speakers and the beat still blew my mind.

Polo G – “Deep Wounds”

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