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Friday December 15, 2017

From The New York Times

The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs
By: Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Giovanni Russonello

Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos — and anything else that strikes them as intriguing.

“Cruel predictions have all come to pass,” Deva Mahal warns in “Snakes.” “The earth is shaking and the sky is tumbling down.” She is the daughter of the bluesman Taj Mahal, and “Snakes” is a hand-clapping, piano-pounding, call-and-response buildup with a melody that harks back to field hollers. J.P.

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