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Charles Hamilton reemerged from post-XXL Freshmen obscurity this week when a new interview surfaced online, in which he claimed Drake is an alien and professed his undying love for Sonic the Hedgehog. Yeah. Anyway, here’s an ever bigger surprise than a new Charles Hamilton interview: not one, but two new Charles Hamilton albums.

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A personal friend of Charles named Zach Gero sent Pigeons & Planes two files full of unreleased material on the rapper’s behalf. The first album, My Heart, is “Charles’ attempt at killing the mainstream and radio,” and even features a song with his old buddy Pharrell. The second, The Zone, “is that classic 2008 Charles Hamilton sound everyone begs for.”

As for what Charles is up to right now?

Over the past year and a half or so he’s been back and forth between Harlem and London working on a gang of new music. Initially it was just going to be a ghost-writing/production deal but now is actually gonna be a full album deal with Turn First Records. He’s doing A LOT better mentally and physically these days (but, of course, is just as eccentric as ever, hence that interview, lol). You can find him at or

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Watch Charles Hamilton’s bizarre interview: