RP Boo achieved international acclaim with his 2013 archival album, Legacy, but the footwork pioneer’s vault remains deep. Legacy Volume 2 collects tracks the Chicago producer made between 2002 and 2007, many of them unknown. He made the single “Pop Machine” while working at a Chicago gas station where a faulty vending machine, having swallowed a customer’s money, started barking “Work!” whenever he pressed a button. “What inspires me to keep going is seeing the people having an awesome time moving on the dancefloor, as well as playing music that is a recognizable part of my life,” RP Boo said in press materials. “I’m one with it.”
Madison McFerrin: I Hope You Can Forgive Me [MadMcFerrin Music]
Madison McFerrin explores traumas and triumphs on I Hope You Can Forgive Me, her first full-length studio album. The singer and producer announced the LP with “(Please Don’t) Leave Me Now,” a song that she wrote about surviving a severe car wreck unharmed. McFerrin called the single “God Herself” a “self-empowerment bop,” and her father, the celebrated singer Bobby McFerrin, appears on the album, too. I Hope You Can Forgive Me also includes “Stay Away (From Me),” which McFerrin released as a single last year.