Booda French ft. Jehst: Championship Rings

Regular visitors to my blog might have noticed a lack of new content over recent weeks. Life unfortunately does have a habit of getting in the way, but it can’t keep a good blogger down for long, so consider this the first of a few fresh updates.
What better way to reignite the feed, than with the latest from friend of the blog, Booda French. Booda has been dropping sporadic gems over the last couple of years, but now he returns with a definite release on the horizon, in the form of his new LP, The Loser’s Victory Lap. Championship Rings is the latest leak from the album and sees the Ipswich vet teaming up with Jehst, over some nice production from Jaisu.
Booda and Jaisu previously collaborated on Fortune Cookies, which also features on a new 7″ vinyl release, alongside Championship Rings. The vinyl is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with the album set to follow shortly. Check below for the full track and keep an eye open for more news on the album coming soon.

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Duncecap x Hajino ft. Fielded: Under The Hood

More new music is on the way to your ears this month, as Duncecap returns with his latest album. Go Climb A Tree sounds like it will follow in the successful footsteps of Dunce’s previous single producer projects, as he teams up with experimental producer, Hajino. Under The Hood is our first glimpse of the album, which is fortified further by a typically dope feature from Fielded. The album is due for release on 25 February on Backwoodz Studioz, and includes further features from AKAI SOLO, Quelle Chris, Rich Jones, Googie and MC Eleven.

A. Billi Free & The Lasso: They Wonder

More tasters from the forthcoming A. Billi Free and The Lasso album, as they treat us to another single. They Wonder is more of that genre-blending soulful nourishment that we’ve been introduced to in their previous collaborations, and once again it should make you even more intrigued and excited for the full length. Speaking of which, Holy Body Roll is out on 11 March via Mello Music Group.

Dubbledge & Forest DLG: Ten Toes Down (Stream)

Every time Dubbledge releases something fresh into the world, the UK rap scene quite rightly devours it because we are almost constantly fiendin’ for unheard material from one of the country’s most widely respected yet least prolific artists. So to be told that a whole Dubbledge album was en route, an album produced by the legendary Forest DLG, was enough to make me lose my shit.
Ten Toes Down was originally recorded a whopping 10 years ago, back when Forest was still Chemo, but for reasons unknown to this blog at least, it remained stashed away. But as the old saying goes, it’s better late than never, so please enjoy this 10 track assortment of beats and bars, which is at once as enlightening and entertaining as you would expect from an MC of Dubbledge’s standards. Ten Toes Down is out now on Potent Funk.

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A. Billi Free & The Lasso: Thrive, Despite

The Lasso is back with more new music, continuing a run that has seen him at the helm of some of the most intriguing projects of the last few years. For this latest release, he has teamed up with A. Billi Free, the vocalist who has already had a hand in some of those aforementioned gems, including last year’s superb 2121. Thrive, Despite is our first glimpse of the forthcoming album, Holy Body Roll, and sets the scene with some soulful jazz-tinted production, adorned with some ultra smooth vocals from A. Billi Free. Holy Body Roll is due out on 11 March via Mello Music Group.

CLBRKS & Kiina: Where I Am Is Not Important

Returning a bit closer to home for this next post, with the news that CLBRKS and Kiina are rekindling their collaborative flame for Habits 2. Where I Am Is Not Important is the lead single from the upcoming album and leaves us safe in the knowledge that both parties are still killing it in their respective corners. More news on the full album coming soon. The video was made by Honey JD.

Rich Jones ft. Vyle: Go Free

Rich Jones dropped off a new single last week, which stands as something of a personal milestone for him, thanks to the drafting in of two of his musical heroes for the act. Go Free features a tight appearance from Vyle, accompanied by some equally on point production from Meaty Ogre, as well as Rich at his melodic best. The video for Go Free was made by Dunce Videos, the visual outlet of Mike Petrow aka Duncecap. Downloads are available now via Bandcamp.

Sleep Sinatra: In God’s Image (Stream)

In God’s Image is the latest album from Sleep Sinatra, which emerged at the tail end of last year. If you’ve checked my previous posts surrounding Sleep, then you will already know the man is a proficient MC and this is more than evident on this latest escapade. Strong features and production picks help to keep the energy levels raised, thanks to contributions from the likes of J Scienide, DØØf, Stu Bangas, BrainOrchestra, Big Flowers and Messiah Musik. You can explore the full release below and then head over to Bandcamp to grab yourself a download.

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Tokyo Cigar x Iceberg Theory: Who is Marcella? (Stream)

Strong sounds emanating from Maryland, as Tokyo Cigar joins forces with Iceberg Theory for Who is Marcella? The project is the product of a long-standing friendship, which has seen Tokyo produce multiple tracks for Iceberg Theory over the years. Now the roles have reversed, it’s clear the strength of their collaborations was definitely a two-way street. Who is Marcella? is available to stream below, with downloads to be found over on Bandcamp.

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