Allan Kingdom - "Believe"
Allan Kingdom's new Northern Lights album is the best kind of album—the kind that makes it really difficult to pick a favorite song. Executive produced by Plain Pat, Jonathan Kaslow, and Kingdom himself, it's solid from start to finish. On first listen, standouts include "The Ride," "Monkey See," "Fables," and the title track, but I keep coming back to "Believe." Kingdom carries himself like nobody else in hip-hop, and his confident, left-of-center style is on full display here.—Jacob Moore