Reviews of new releases from Tyga, Robert Glasper Experiment, and Neal McCoy


Tyga, Careless World: Rise of the Last King
Lil Wayne’s newest protégé flings just about everything at the wall here. The claustrophobic boom-bap of ”Muthaf—a Up” and top 10 Billboard hit ”Rack City” sticks like industrial-strength enamel, but Drake-ish misfires like ”I’m Gone” are pure watercolor: pretty but runny. BKyle Anderson

Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio
The groove is the thing on the latest from this soul-steeped jazz pianist, which features cameos by Erykah Badu and Lupe Fiasco and climaxes with a gorgeous deep-space take on Nirvana’s ”Smells Like Teen Spirit.” B+Mikael Wood

Neal McCoy, XII
”I need a real good feel-good song,” the country vet sings on his first studio disc since 2005. And XII offers up a dozen of ’em, including the extra-buoyant ”A-OK,” with Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert on backing vocals. BMikael Wood