Here is the list of releases that grabbed our attention in January. Qwest TV's favourites in the loop.
The jazz group out of Leeds, led by Rob Mitchell, have taken on the classic hip hop album Madvillain and added some freshness and color.
Some Rap Songs is a hip-hop requiem. The 15 songs that make up Los Angeles-based MC and producer Earl Sweatshirt’s third solo album run for just over 20 minutes, but they resonate like a successor to J Dilla's Donuts in their emotional resonance and hauntingly fragmented form.