Must-Hear Music Podcast: Nicki Minaj's 'Queen,' Sia, Diplo, Kane Brown & More

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Nicki Minaj attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. 

Nicki Minaj pushed the release of her hotly anticipated Queen album up one week, so we’re focusing on her royal return on this week’s Must-Hear Music podcast, from her Biggie-referencing “Barbie Dreams” to “Majesty” ft. Eminem and Labrinth.

Speaking of Labrinth, LSD -- his collab project with Sia and Diplo -- released a new song “Thunderclouds” this week, which we also talk about. Back to the realm of hip-hop heavy-hitters, we chat about J. Cole’s new freestyle “Album of the Year,” a polite reminder to keep K.O.D. in mind when you’re making those year-end lists.

Plus, we look at Kane Brown’s winning “Weekend,” Louis the Child and Max’s irresistible “Dear Sense” and “I’m Good” from newcomer Wafia.

Listen to the Must-Hear Music podcast below and subscribe here. This week’s crew is Joe Lynch, Jason Lipshutz and Carl Lamarre.