Today, we have a playlist of songs by the band BADBADNOTGOOD (BBNG), Toronto natives that have risen in popularity thanks to collaborations with Odd Future and Ghostface Killah.
Most of their early tracks were instrumental covers or DIY videos on YouTube, but I decided to focus on their albums from the past few years. They released IV last year, their fourth studio album, but recently appeared at the NPR Tiny Desk to perform a live set that is very different from their studio albums. You can see that here.
If you haven’t heard of them, they are a jazz-inspired hip hop outfit that is most similar to me to backing tracks on old A Tribe Called Quest albums. That being said, they definitely have their own sound that is steeped in the past but is very contemporary. But don’t take my word for it.