Today, Mndsgn releases his new album Rare Pleasure via Stones Throw Records. Mndsgn’s third album on the label, the record truly shows the artist’s evolution from his roots as a heralded beatmaker to vocalist, songwriter and arranger. Though he began writing for the album in 2018, the final recordings took just a week in studio with the help of trusted collaborators: Swarvy on bass, guitar and as Musical Director for the sessions, Stones Throw label mate Kiefer Shackelford on keys, drum work by Will Logan, the blessed percussion of Carlos Niño, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on strings, and accompanying vocals from Fousheé and Anna Wise.
To celebrate the album, Mndsgn has partnered with Grand Performances for a special virtual release show happening today at 3PM PT / 6PM ET. The show was shot in Ron Finley’s ‘Gangsta Garden’ and will be available to watch here. The virtual performance arrives ahead of Mndsgn’s two sold-out shows at The Lodge in LA later this month on the 18th and 19th.