MBE Jan. 5: Cuco’s New Year, afrobeat x hip-hop, piano prowess

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Ease into the world around you with the soothing piano stylings of South London-based producer, composer and ivory-tickler extraordinaire — Duval Timothy. If Timothy is on your radar already, there’s a solid chance that it’s for his phenomenal contributions to KCRW’s number one album of 2022, Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. Get to know him for the extraordinary solo artist that he is, and continue with us as we connect so many more dots. From Ab-Soul’s latest sampling Nick Hakim to the afrobeat x hip-hop dream team of Seun Kuti and Black Thought. Plus, Cuco darkens 2023’s door with the most aptly titled new single we’ve heard in awhile, “First Of The Year.”





Anna Chang