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by Andrew Sacher
This month's Red Bull Sound Select show in NYC is curated by AfroPunk and features TDE-signed R&B singer SZA, NYC queer rapper Cakes Da Killa, pop duo Denitia and Sene, Mykki Blanco collaborator Princess Nokia (aka Wavy Spice) and H09909 (who opened the recent Body Count show). The show takes place on July 15 at Rough Trade NYC and like most RBSS shows, admission is $3 with RSVP.
The entire lineup minus Princess Nokia is also on board for this year's free AfroPunk Festival happening August 23-24 in Commodore Barry Park with D'Angelo, Body Count, Trash Talk and more.
Cakes Da Killa's most recent mixtape, Hunger Pangs, came out at the end of June and followed 2013's The Eulogy. With excellent production from Wildkatz, LSDXOXO and others backing Cakes' spastic rhymes, it should appeal to any fans of his last release (or Mykki Blanco or Danny Brown). You can download it for free HERE and stream it below.
SZA also just put out a new song, "Moodring" (produced by frequent collaborator Felix Snow), which appears on DJ Kitty Cash's upcoming Love The Free II mixtape (due out 7/22). It's more of her atmospheric R&B/indie pop blend, and can also be streamed below.
Cakes Da Killa - Hunger Pangs
SZA - "Moodring"