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Great video from the equally great new Brainiac EP from Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire. Bebop & Rocksteady – a nod back to the old TMNT days – features fellow NY MC, Meyhem Lauren.

RTJ favourite BOOTS released a new song a couple of days ago, much to the delight of the internet and me. The track is called Soon Be Gone and it’s a brooding affair, which reminds me of Massive Attack’s later offerings, in all the best ways.

Here’s the latest joint from Inglewood resident, Natia. This is the follow up to The Wrong Way, which was released two years ago this month. Once again it’s El Lobo on the beat. His album, 10K Hours, is out now on all the usual platforms.

More gold on the way from the Village, as Benaddict, Ella Mae and Slim unite their ample talents for Teal. The pre-orders went live last night and considering how popular all Village Live’s other releases have been, you would be wise to make your move soon.
Benaddict and Ella already worked together on The Garden of England, so I can vouch for their chemistry on a track. Along with the addition of Slim’s relaxed yet intricate production, Teal looks set to be another must have. There is a little preview mix from Evil Ed, which you can stream below and then head over to the Village Live store to get your orders in. The official release date is 28 August. Read the rest of this entry »

This is the latest track to be taken from the forthcoming album from hip hop heavyweights, Apollo Brown and Planet Asia. The Aura proves exactly why Asia has been one of my favourites since the Still in Training days. Anchovies is due out on Mello Music Group at the end of this week.

The new Ill Move Sporadic and Big Toast album is nearly upon us, but to keep the misanthropy at the required levels in the meantime, they have released another track from the project. This time it’s Unspecial, featuring IMS’s regular sparring partner, Joey Menza. The album, You’re Not Special, is released on 28 August on Starch Records. Pre-orders are available here. You can also read my interview with the three of them here. Read the rest of this entry »

Juga-Naut has been off travelling round the US for the past couple of weeks, but that hasn’t stopped him putting the work in. The Notts MC recently released a video for In A Week, filmed on location in Vegas and the Grand Canyon. The track is lifted from his forthcoming project, Stolen Art Pt. 2. More news on that soon.

Check out the second release from DOOM’s new stack of tracks, which Adult Swim are drip feeding us for the next 15 weeks. This is the finished version of the collab with Jay Electronica, in all its flute-laden glory and also the signal that a new KMD album is en route as well, although I will not be holding my breath. I can’t embed the Adult Swim player, but you can find it <a href="http://https://as-embed-player.adultswim.com/?album=doom&track=11f6e231-962b-4726-81b9-a16149f68ec4” target=”_blank”>here.

This is probably my favourite video from Chairman Maf so far. He decided to make it himself to cut some costs and it worked out a treat. Filth is the next track to be lifted from his recent Alcoholic Soul album, which is out now on Gorilla Finger Records.

The ever prolific Has-Lo released a new project last night, following on from his instrumental tribute to the mighty Prince Paul, which emerged in June. A Singular Point of Light is packed full of the same ingenuity, depth and thought-provoking lyricism that I’ve come to expect from Has-Lo.
It would be hard to pinpoint a particular style for his sound, but I think he is simply making the music he wants to make. A Singular Point of Light is available to stream below and you can cop a download over on his Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »