On Friday, the deeply underrated Philadelphia rapper and producer Lushlife will release his new album Ritualize. He put the album together with the production trio CSLSX, and the album features collaborations with an impressive and wide-ranging group of contributors, including Killer Mike, Ariel Pink, Freeway, RJD2, Marissa Nadler, I Break Horses, and Deniro Farrar. It’s a blurry, shoegaze-addled take on neck-snap East Coast rap, and I’ve never heard anything quite like it. I recommend it highly. We’ve already posted a bunch of album tracks: “Body Double,” “The Waking World,” “This Ecstatic Cult,” “Strawberry Mansion,” “Hong Kong (Lady Of Love).” And now Billboard has posted a stream of the entire album. Listen to it below.
Ritualize is out 2/19 on Western Vinyl.