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MIXTAPE MONDAY: Check Out New Songs from Kendrick Lamar, David Bowie, RJD2, Yeasayer & More

by Jon Niles   Jan 11, 2016 10:29 AM EST

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new 2015 songs from Kendrick Lamar, David Bowie, RJD2, Yeasayer and more right here!

You can check out more buzzing news coverage from Music Times right here!

David Bowie, we're sure you've heard, has died. There will probably never be another artist like him. Last week, on his 69th birthday, he released his latest album, Blackstar, to rave reviews. You can stream it right here. Also, check out our previous list of his movie appearances worth watching ASAP.

While we mourn the death of one of the most important entertainers of all time, we can celebrate an important moment in music that occurred last week, too. Kendrick Lamar took to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform his song "Untitled 2" for the first time on TV. Watch this performance right here.

Dame Fortune is the newly announced 2016 album from Philadelphia-based producer RJD2. On top of revealing the new record information, RJD2 shared his latest song, "Peace of What," featuring singer Jordan Brown. Have a listen right here:

Sia's new album, This is Acting, features a number of songs she wrote for pop stars, which didn't make it to production. This week, she shared the song "Reaper," which was co-written by Kanye West. Check out our previous coverage of this tune right here.

We previously reported on one of the cooler covers of early 2016: Courtney Love taking on the seminal Radiohead song "Creep." Check it out right here!

This week, we were treated to a great remix of Miike Snow's "Genghis Khan" by Empress Of. Check it out right here.

Rae Sremmurd, the breakout hip-hop duo that made 2015 their year, announced their second album, SremmLife 2, recently and gave us a great taste of the record this past week. The song, "By Chance," was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, the man behind the duo's first record. Check it out right here:

The Thermals have announced their 2016 effort, We Disappear, this past week, with a great taste of things to come. Their new single, "Hey You," was produced by former Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla. Have a listen right here:

Yeasayer announced a 2016 album, Amen & Goodbye, with the lead single, "I Am Chemistry." You need to listen to this song, which you can, right here:

Jon Niles is an Associate Editor for Music Times. He is a contributing features writer for MStars News as well. Follow Jon on Twitter right here!

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