Best New Music June 16th 2023: John Mellencamp, Clark Gibson, Killer Mike

Update your playlist with the best new music releases of June 16th!

Get ready to rock out this June 16th with a lineup of sensational new music releases that are bound to get your heart pumping and your speakers blasting! This week, we have the legendary John Mellencamp returning with his signature Americana sound, delivering powerful and heartfelt tracks that will leave you yearning for more. If you’re in the mood for some smooth jazz vibes, Clark Gibson’s latest album is sure to transport you to a world of sophistication and relaxation. But that’s not all – brace yourself for a dose of raw and unapologetic hip-hop from none other than Killer Mike, who never fails to ignite the stage with his fiery lyrics and commanding presence. With this incredible mix of genres and artists, June 16th is truly a day to celebrate the best new music that 2023 has to offer. So, get ready to turn up the volume and dive into these unforgettable musical journeys!

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Best New Music June 16th: Album Of The Week- Killer Mike – “MICHAEL”

From the promo material:

Killer Mike is celebrating his birthday by formally launching the countdown for his new solo album MICHAEL via the release of “DON’T LET THE DEVIL (feat EL-P & Thank You Good Sir).” MICHAEL marks the celebrated MCs first solo project since 2012’s critically lauded R.A.P. Music and serves as an introduction to the totality of Michael Render, a lifelong rap fiend whose consciousness is seeped in the sounds of community that raised him – multiple eras of southern rap flows, Sunday church service, and barbershop discourse. Speaking on his most autobiographical and independent album to date, Mike states “RTJ is the X-Men, this is my Logan.” For the new single Mike linked with his Run The Jewels partner in rhyme EL-P, trading verses over a lilting soul loop produced by No I.D., EL-P, & Little Shalimar. “My favorite group (US) with my favorite producers! It’s our 10 year anniversary and MICHAEL is an origin story so I wanted to start w/ El.”




1. Ashley Jackson -“Ennanga” (Qobuz)

2. Clark Gibson -“Counterclock” (Qobuz)

3. Orrin Evans -“The Red Door” (Qobuz)

4. Meshell Ndegeochello -“The Omnichord Real Book” (Qobuz)

5. John Mellencamp – “Orpheus Decending” (Qobuz)

6. Yusuf/Cat Stevens – “King Of A Land” (Qobuz)

7. PJ Harding – “To Fall Asleep” (Qobuz)

8. Son Volt – “Day of the Doug” (Qobuz)

9. Bettye LaVette – “LaVette!” (Qobuz)

10. Killer Mike – “MICHAEL” (Qobuz)



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