Strange U: Maybe

A very welcome return from Strange U, with the arrival of a brand new video which surfaced last week. On Maybe we find the dynamic duo questioning everything, as King Kashmere delivers his doubts over some fresh Zygote production. The track is taken from a forthcoming 7″ release, which is due shortly on High Focus. Pre-orders are available now.

youngdumblovers: slow60

Check the latest from youngdumblovers, a newly emerged outfit who have steadily been releasing new bits of music over the last few weeks. Taking a leaf out of SAULT’s book, the group have opted for anonymity, letting the focus remain on the music. Some familiarity might be apparent, but for now just enjoy the music. Check their website for more info / clues.

Small Bills: Don’t Play It Straight (Rooftop Performance)

While music fans around the world try to fill the void that has been left by the absence of gigs, there are still a number of artists trying to give us a taste of the live experience. Last November, on a Brooklyn rooftop, Small Bill – aka ELUCID and The Lasso – did just that, with a riveting rendition of their debut album, Don’t Play It Straight. They were joined by fellow album players Kayana, Malachi Mabson and Saxsquatch, and the performance was filmed by Richard Ross. Don’t Play It Straight is out now on Mello Music.

AMANI + KING VISION ULTRA ft. ELUCID: Scrapes

AMANI + KING VISION ULTRA offer up another jewel from their 2020 collaboration, An Unknown Infinite, which stood high in another bumper year of sublime rap releases. This time round it’s the ELUCID assisted Scrapes which has been given the video treatment, with the visuals mirroring the sparseness of the song’s production, resulting in an even more captivating performance from ELUCID. If you’re still yet to hear the full album, head on over to Bandcamp to score a download or cop a physical.

Split Prophets: Kept Humble

Bristol represent in the latest video from Split Prophets. It’s been a while since we heard from the crew, so it’s good to hear Res and Upfront going back to back on this tasty cut from Badhabitz. Also props to This & That Media, who pulled out all the stops to put the video together, resulting in a sublime patchwork tour of the city.

The Alchemist: Water Bed

Little burst of brilliance here from The Alchemist, thanks to this extract from his recent project alongside streetwear company, BornxRaised. There is also a short film that accompanies the EP(?), made by Jason Goldwatch, who is also the brains behind many dope rap videos that have featured on this blog over the years. The full project, Carry The Fire, is out now on all the usual streaming platforms and there are also picture discs available.