I tend to not listen to very much new hip-hop, but I’m really looking forward to the upcoming callabo album, A Work In Progress, by AB & Daru. I was first introduced to Daru awhile back when I heard a track called “So Good” that he had done with Kissey Asplund for his Daru Spirit & Soul-Hop Sampler, and have been a fan ever since. On the song “Soul Dirty” featuring T3 (of Slum Village), we find Daru staying true to his crunchy Dilla-esque drums, while being complimented by AB’s beautifully harmonized vocals, that of which are eerily reminiscent of D’Angelo. In the meantime , until the album is dropped, make sure you get you hands on the 3-pack of Daru tracks featuring Black Milk, AB, Joy Jones (crazy track!), and Muhsinah (amazing) right here. Big ups to Fresh Selects for generously supplying it!