Playlist: The Playlist: Kamasi Washington Releases a Blast of ‘Truth’

Hear the new songs that mattered this week, from Frank Ocean’s collaboration with Jay Z to the latest from Amadou & Mariam.

List of Five: Work Boots and a Marni Jacket: The Style of Joey Badass

The rapper and regular player on “Mr. Robot” has arrived at a look that combines high and low.

Drake’s ‘More Life’ Spends a Second Week at No. 1, Boosted by 253 Million Streams

The rapper’s second-week streaming total for his new playlist is higher than his opening-week tally for his 2016 album “Views.”

Playlist: The Playlist: Mary J. Blige Sings of Self-Empowerment, Kendrick Lamar Raps About Power

Hear the new music that caught our critics’ attention this week: tracks from Mavis Staples, Jonathan Coulton, Calvin Harris and more.

Ice-T Hasn’t Totally Lost His Taste for Rage

The rapper and actor on the new album of his thrash-metal band, Body Count; Black Lives Matter; and his shift from shocking to philosophical music.