Earlier this year, allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct were brought up against Ameer Vann, an original member of BROCKHAMPTON. After more details came to light, the group collectively decided to kick Vann out. This was a forceful decision, one that postponed an album, and cancelled a US tour shows for over a month. The boyband had been growing in popularity and had a lot of momentum, and this looked like it would halt it. But here we are, in August, and they’re doing better than ever.
The father of the SoundCloud wave, Denzel Curry, returns, following last year's 13 EP and 2016's Imperial album with the three-part TA13OO. Broken up into "Light," "Gray," and "Dark" acts, Curry gives a much more conceptual album than I anticipated, and he continues to distance himself from his contemporaries.