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New Music Roundup: Jamila Woods, Chance the Rapper & River Tiber

Soul-backed tracks across the board.

Adrien Vargas // REVOLT

Jamila Woods, "Heavn"

Following her appearance on The Tonight Show along with Chance the Rapper, Jamila Woods adds her own Afrocentric, NeoSoul twist to a Dilla-Inspired track called "Heavn." Woods picked up the instrumental from The Roots' Dilla Joints tribute project. Despite the fact that the track has a recycled beat, it only further proves how versatile The Roots' production work is and how creative Woods is as an artist. I wish I could say more, but let's allow the music to speak for itself this time.— Erin Ashley Simon

Chance, "No Problem"

"If one more label try to stop me, it's gon' be some dreadhead niggas in ya' lobby!" On the eve of the release of his third album, Chance 3, Chance the Rapper is setting the tone (and amping up the anticipation) with new track "No Problem." First teased on his Snapchat account back in January, the chopped-and-screwed soulful beat is now here in its entirety, and never have threats sounded so sublime ("You don’t want no problems, want no problems with me!") 2 Chainz and Lil' Wayne take turns on it too, but we know who this moment belongs to.— Danielle Cheesman

River Tiber, "Acid Test"

River Tiber low-key dropped one of 2015's most underrated releases in the straight-to-SoundCloud EP, When the Time Is Right, and recently appeared on KAYTRANADA's must-hear album, 99.9%. Now, Tiber looks to keep his flame flaring and on the track "Acid Test," he does so effortlessly — at least that's how he makes it sound. The atmospheric number sounds like a walk on clouds with the Toronto crooner navigating the said journey. If he churns out more music like this in the coming weeks, that debut of his, which is set to drop this summer, will quickly go from 'upcoming' to 'most-anticipated.'— Ralph Bristout

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