Today is a solid day for Chicago artistry.
First, Noname dropped her debut mixtape, Telefone, over three years after our introduction to her talents. Then Kanye followed up with a couple appearances: The Life of Pablo received the chopped-not-slopped treatment, and he also phoned in to Annie Mac of BBC Radio 1 for a 34-minute interview. Lil Durk spoke at length with The Breakfast Club, too.
Adding another layer to this action-packed Monday so far is Jesse Boykins III, who dropped his new Bartholomew LP.
Landing at 17 brand new tunes, the soul singer brings on features from Isaiah Rashad (!!), Mick Jenkins, Trinidad James, Little Simz, Audio Push, DeJ Loaf and plenty more. There’s obviously a bunch of Chicago music and news to catch up on today, but this should definitely be toward the top of your list of things pop in rotation.
Stream Bartholomew below, and download the project here.