End your day the gritty way, with the latest video from Sniff and Formz, as the duo continue the run of dirty gems from their recent 100 Vices project. Westway Marina is the seventh step in their guide to neverending misery and features a suitably subdued but impactful verse from Bisk. 100 Vices is out now on Shadow Player Records.

A new video landed today for the previously released De La Soul assisted track, which features on DJ Shadow’s latest album. The audio for Rocket Fuel first surfaced three months ago when the album was announced and served as the first single. The video features an alternative version of the faked moon landing theory, complete with a Stanley Kubrick lookalike and fighting astronauts. Shadow’s new album, Our Pathetic Age, is due for release tomorrow on Mass Appeal.

Sticking with Backwoodz Studioz for a minute, this week they announced the impending arrival of a new EP from Duncecap. This will be the first release from the New York artist since 2017’s Rapping is For Idiots and this time round, he is joining forces with ELUCID, who is handling full production on the EP. It’s due for release on 6 December and you can hear the first track, Waste of Money, below.

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In celebration of the remastered vinyl release of ELUCID’s 2018 album, Shit Don’t Rhyme No More, the Backwoodz Studioz artist has released a video montage of three tracks from the project. Lambskin, RRMW and Around the Sun are all in the mix, with each track given its own corresponding aesthetic backdrop. The remastered album is available to stream in full below and the vinyl edition can be found over on the Backwoodz store.

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Came across this beautiful new song on Spotify and thought I’d share. TheColorGrey is a Congolese-Belgian MC and singer-songwriter, currently based in Antwerp and for Out Of My Hands he has teamed up with another highly talented individual, Oddisee, to great effect. You can hear the audio above and you can also find streams on all the other usual platforms.

A heavy, soulful cut from Terri Walker, taken from her recent Joe Buhdha helmed EP, The Breakout. Can’t Tell Me Anything also features Manchester favourites and previous collaborators, Children of Zeus. The Breakout EP is available now on all the usual platforms.

Pathways is the latest arrival from Verbz and it’s another win for the Croydon-based MC, as he finds a new home on flourishing label, Group Bracil. Following on from his single producer album, alongside Mr Slipz in 2017, this latest project features a bevy of talented beat-makers, including Morriarchi, Norm Oddity, Chuck Enzo and 2Late. There are also some notable guest spots too from CLBRKS, NuphZed, Bador and BaggE. There’s a heavy jazz feel to the album, with Verbz taking his voice into new territory, while still maintaining the level of lyricism that has made him one of my favourite MCs at work right now. You can listen to Pathways below and limited edition physicals are available on Bandcamp.

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Absolute monster of a track from Seanie T, as he gathers up fellow veterans from across the genres for this sprawling posse cut. The list of participants is impressive, with more years of service than I can count, under their collective belts. Roots Manuva, Rodney P, Blak Twang, Ragga Twins, Tony D, Ty, MC Creed, Hill Street Soul and Ricky Rankin are just a few of the 20+ artists involved, all backed up by some nice production from DJ Suro and Seanie T. Veterans is lifted from Seanie’s Rough, Rugged & Smooth album, which saw its release earlier this year.

Another frenzied lyrical assault from Vulgatron, as he continues to pave the way for his new solo career in the post-Foreign Beggars era. Blind is produced by Oddprophet and it’s available to stream/download via Never Say Die Records.

New music from Ambush Tactics, as he delivers his latest album. The Roughcut Collective affiliate has handled production throughout, with the exception of one Billy Whizz helmed track. While the production is kept relatively solo, there are a wealth of features on the album from the likes of Twizzy, G00SE, Jinxsta JX and Levi Collins. Dead End Avenue can be heard below and downloads are available over on Bandcamp. The album will be available on all streaming platforms as of 28 November.

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The run of success continues for Sleep Sinatra, as he brings a momentous year to a close with his latest album. Animal God is the next in a long line of strong projects this year, including CLASSYSINATRA and The Unlearning, further highlighting the Lincoln MC as an artist who is not to be ignored. This latest album features beats from a tight selection of producers, including August Fanon, Stu Bangas, Don Carrera and Kluse. You can stream Animal God in full below and downloads are available via Bandcamp.

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