Pleased to be able to bring you the first play of the new single from Zilla Rocca – 2000 Pelle Pelle Flow. Continuing his sporadic series of tribute tracks, the Wrecking Crew MC has turned his sights towards Capone-N-Noreaga’s sophomore release, The Reunion, as well as paying homage to that whole era of early-00’s street rap. The production comes from C-Lance and NotForgotten, who sent Zilla the beat due to its similarities to the sort of banger you would have heard at legendary NY club, The Tunnel, back in the day. You can stream the track below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another dope cut from CRIMEAPPLE as he joins forces with Camoflauge Monk for Blvd East. You can stream the track below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Intriguing project from High Focus, as Coops’ favourite, Talos, releases his debut solo EP. I say intriguing because if this first taste is anything to go by, it signals a shift away from the reliable hip hop parameters that have rightfully earned HF their legions of fans. This is a heavily jazz influenced track, made even more apparent by the appearance of Nubya Garcia, the London-based jazz saxophonist and composer. Great start to the EP and it’s definitely piqued my interest for the rest of the project. You can stream/download the Lowlight EP at all the usual spots.

Paten Locke was recently asked to remix last year’s Resolution album from The Perceptionists. Having produced two tracks on the original album, Locke obviously understands the duo’s sound and so it was a fitting choice for Mello Music Group to bring him on board. The project will feature seven remixes from the album, alongside a brand new Locke produced track, Bait. You can stream it below and pre-orders for Low Resolution are available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

The Dead End Hip Hop gang recently premiered the brand new video from Career Crooks. It’s for Crook With a Deal, a sort of reworking of 50’s How To Rob, which is lifted from the Philly duo’s recent Thieving As Long As I’m Breathing album. The video captures those classic masked villain, heist style scenes, as Zilla Rocca raps about jacking various indie hip hop acts. The album is out now on URBNET.

Bit of a special release here, as Farma G – aka Farma Beats – unites with his son, Remus, for Est. 92. Having Task Force blood in your veins from the off was pretty much a guarantee that you were going to be a killer on the mic and that is exactly how Remus developed over the years. He’s shelled down appearances on SBTV, as well as highly notable guest features for the likes of Ocean Wisdom. Now he enters that rare breed of inter-generational collaboration and the result is pretty special. Five tracks with vocals by both Farma & Son, as well as full production from Farma throughout. A pleasure to see this happen and an additional pleasure to hear it work so well. You can stream the EP below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Great joint from the AFT Raps family as Billy Whizz drops the first single from his upcoming EP. A Song For Noname sees the 3HB producer connecting with fellow Bristol-based rap machine and Don’t Flop On-Beat champ, Press1. The track was the result of an out of the blue phone call from one of Press’s old friends and is a comment on the taboos young men fight against when it comes to talking about their feelings. The video was made by This & That Media. The Always Finding Trouble EP will be out soon on AFT Raps.

Never content with being run of the mill, the latest offering from Blah sees Nobodies Home, Lee Scott and Sniff branching out into new creative areas.
Friday saw the arrival of the trio’s new project, ADHD Concerto 77 and to accompany the release they also put out this 10 minute film/extended music video, which covers the first ‘side’. The music itself is another left-field gem in Blah’s crown, with that style of wavy, monotone rap in full effect. The full project is available to stream below and you can cop a limited edition vinyl over at the Blah store. Read the rest of this entry »

Another strong cut from the recently released Armand Hammer album, Paraffin. billy woods & ELUCID connect with Career Crooks’ own Small Pro for Dettol, which is laced with more of that powerfully evocative lyricism. Paraffin is available exclusively via Backwoodz Studioz.

Another album released today that is worthy of your attention is the latest offering from L’Orange, as he teams up with Solemn Brigham to form Marlowe. Their self-titled debut has already given us a couple of gems, but now we get treated to the whole album, which lives up to the high standards L’Orange has been setting over the years with his previous projects. No features, but Brigham is more than capable of keeping the momentum going on his own. You can stream the album below and Bandcamp has downloads available. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Friday, the sun is shining, Trump is getting the British welcome he deserves and we can finally indulge ourselves in the debut album from Children of Zeus. It has been a very long time coming and any regular visitors to my blog will know the work that the Manchester duo have put in over the years to get to this point. Weighing in at 13 tracks, Travel Light is everything I was anticipating. The MCR family vibe is as strong as ever, with guest spots from LayFullStop, [KSR], Metrodome and DRS, plus further production credits from Juga-Naut, Sebb Bash and Beat Butcha. Their trademark hip hop-soul sound is the most prevalent on the album, but there are elements of reggae and jazz at work too, making Travel Light a highly ambitious album, but one that works incredibly well. You can stream it in full below, with downloads and physicals available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »