A lot went down in music this past week.
Alicia Keys is coming back to life musically and dropped her appropriately titled "Back to Life" track, which is slated to appear in the Disney movie “Queen of Katwe,” opening in theaters September 30. Hear it here.
Did you ever think you'd hear "Timmy Turner" with cuts from South Park? Maybe? Well, DJ Premier made that wish come true as his "Timmy Turner" (Preemix) is full of blips and cuts and signature Preemo skills mixed with the Desiigner hymn we've come to all know and love. Here's something new for the Labor Day BBQ. And shout out to my coworker KC for putting me onto it. - Kathy Iandoli
The comeback tour continues for Gucci, who just dropped his latest single, "Last Time," with La Flame. Showing that he still keeps it lit, Guwap offers some sound advice on rationing out party favors. - Jacob Rohn
Bronsolino is back with some goosebump music. "Descendant of the Stars" is perfect if lyrical AB is more your fancy. Produced by the Alchemist, the track is a more vintage-sounding offering from Bronson, who is gearing up for his next album. - Paul Meara
All eyes are on TDE this week, with Isaiah Rashad’s latest 17-track offering, The Sun’s Tirade, finally dropping today (September 2). The day prior to the album dropping, the 25-year-old took to Twitter and shared how stoked he is to have new music out again, saying, “but if I die of excitement.. say ‘he mixed that booze wit that boom bap..’” As one of the label’s rising stars, Rashad’s new project marks a new chapter for the artist, notably leveling up since his debut EP, Cilvia Demo, dropped in 2014. With the track “Wat’s Wrong,” being blessed by label mates Kendrick Lamar and Zacari, Rashad has many reasons to be excited. The track is a wonderful introduction to those sleeping on this artist, and we promise it’s not the last we’ll be hearing of him. - KC Orcutt
(Photos from left: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Atlantic Records, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival)