Our monthly playlists are traditionally 12 songs long, but it’s been such a popping moment for new music lately that we just had to make an exception for March. Kicking off with Janelle Monae’s return on “Make Me Feel” then closing out with Frank Ocean’s breathtaking “Moon River” cover, you’ll find all sorts of familiar and new names in between.
This month aims to shine a spotlight on the un-genre-fiable artists out there. Chicago, C&R’s home base, is also featured heavily as always. There were so many big releases in the city this month, including Towkio and Vic Mensa’s anthem, “Forever,” and G.O.O.D. music’s newest signee Valee linking up with Pusha T for a remix of “Miami.” We included those releases alongside other local talents that have been making waves in the city like Family Reunion, Kiraly and Jean Deaux.