Happy to be able to bring you the premiere of the latest video from one of my favourite crews, Pupils of the Clock. The Bristol-based duo put out a blinding debut album at the start of the year, with DMT being just one of the many gems to be found on there. The production comes from Richy Spitz and the video was made by This & That Media. Keep a look out for more POTC music coming soon, as well as solo projects from both Tok and Lazy Eyez. Their Timeless LP is available now via Bandcamp.

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Amidst a flurry of end of year releases sits this new instrumental collection from Jonwayne. As the title suggests, the festive theme is heavy as the Cali-based artist puts his own spin on some classic Christmas songs, including All I Want For Christmas Is You and Wonderful Christmas Time. Yuletide Bangerz can be streamed in full below and downloads are available via Authors Recording Co. Read the rest of this entry »

Another strong video from one of the highlights of the rap year, as Evidence drops a new visual for Rain Drops. The track is produced by Twiz the Beat Pro and the video was made by Evidence and Johannes Roth. Weather or Not is out now on Rhymesayers.

Moving song from Blacksmith, as he opens up about the loss of his father and the grieving process on Through The Melody. The track also features vocalist Deli Rowe.

Lee Scott returns with a surprise new album, closing off another triumphant year for him and his Blah cohort. Runcorn’s mnost infamous cult leader had already blessed us with two singles from the project – Rocket Fuel and F U Save Me – the latter featuring Philly MC and producer, Sadhu Gold. Sadhu is not alone on the roster, with fellow Blah OG, King Grubb, making his presence known on two of the tracks, as well as a fine feature from Jam Baxter on Colossal Jones. Production for the most part is handled by Lee, with his Nobodies Home partners assisting him on one track and Jack Chard bringing his instrumentation skills to the mix. The album is only available via Bandcamp for the moment, with a full release on all platforms following shortly. The two singles are available to stream below. Read the rest of this entry »

You may remember at the start of the year, I put up a piece about AudioActive, the Brighton-based charity that specialises in getting young people involved in making music. Well now they have a new mission and they are in need of our help. The opportunity to move into and develop a large, currently vacant space in Brighton has arisen, which if successful will lead to the expansion of their resources and in turn the number of young people they are able to help and ultimately embolden. Read the rest of this entry »

Village Live are finishing off another triumphant year with a collaborative album from two of the UK’s most respected lyricists. Postmodernism will unite Cappo and Cyrus Malachi, alongside production from some more of the scene’s top ranks including Evil Ed, Chemo and Wytfang. Pre-orders went live on Monday, including a limited edition vinyl run. If you want to get an idea of the levels at work here, you can check the promo mix below courtesy of Evil Ed. Read the rest of this entry »

A welcome return for one of the best loved voices in UK hip hop, as MysDiggi blesses us with the third instalment from his Tip Of Da Mysberg series. Considering Part 2 was given life way back in 2006, this latest chapter is long overdue but it’s not as if the artist FKA Mystro has been resting on his laurels in the interim. There have been ad campaigns for Sainsbury’s, Subway and Mozilla, as well as an EP and an album, plus numerous tours and live performances with the likes of Pete Tong and Smokey Joe & The Kid. That brings us to now and this new release, which should serve as a reminder of just how gifted the man is on the mic. Only three features – Ash the Author, Gee Bag and Miss Baby Sol – leaving the majority of the main stage clear for Mys to work his magic. Production comes from a few notable people, including Twisted Roots, DNA, Logan and K3ith Price. The whole thing is available to stream below and you can grab a download over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Little Simz returns with another great track from her forthcoming album. 101 FM is a decidedly more mellow affair compared to her last single, Offence, with the London MC getting reflective about the old days over some production laced with some form of traditional Chinese instrument (pipa?). No more details on the album release yet, but I would guess we will see its arrival in early 2019.

Big things from Brothers of the Stone as they return with their new album, Return to Stoney Island. It’s been three years since Leaf Dog, BVA and Illinformed released their self-titled debut album and during the hiatus the trio have been busy with various solo projects, and other crew affiliated releases. They have also found time to connect with some of rap’s finest, as Return to Stoney Island sees the Brothers being joined by Inspectah Deck, MOP and Young Zee, as well as recent rising voice, Rome Streetz. UK features come from regular sparring partners, Eric the Red and Smellington Piff. The album is available to stream below, plus there are CD and vinyl options over on the RLD store. Read the rest of this entry »

Pleased to see the arrival of Jaz Kahina’s new EP, following on the footsteps of three strong singles lifted from the project. School Run is a perfect snapshot of Jaz’s talent on the mic, as she weaves her way through production from the likes of Beat Butcha, Micall Parknsun and Nutty P. You can stream the EP in full below and you can grab a download over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »