Even though "Legend Has It" only made it onto the trailer for Black Panther, it was enough to remind the public of RTJ3's lasting power (as well as a reminder that we're still waiting for RTJ4). Streamlined and focused like a laser beam, RTJ3 is futuristic, furious and hungry, with endlessly quotable lyrical zingers to spare. Start with "Call Ticketron," "Talk To Me," and "Panther Like A Panther" and "Thursday In The Danger Room."
Whitney Johnson's second album as Matchess was the best album of 2015, and unfortunately it hasn't received nearly as much attention as it deserves. Johnson melds trudging drum machines, hazy viola, and alien vocals into an haunting transmission from another galaxy.