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The Kong Quest

This fascinating project from music duo Shubzilla and Bill Beats samples heavily—as the record’s name might suggest—from classic SNES Donkey Kong games. Atop a retro ‘80s foundation, both in samples and the resulting boom-bap beats, Shubzilla raps with honesty about her challenges being a new mother, her exhaustion, and anxieties. In their review, Scratched Vinyl notes how the lyrics also explore “the daily micro and macro aggressions that come with being a Filipino American woman.”

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