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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 »

Da Flyy Hooligan released an excellent EP earlier this year, which has spawned a couple of singles, including this joint, Romero Bryan. DFH has more dope on the way in a couple of months, as he links up with US label, 22 Entertainment to release his S.C.U.M. LP. Features include Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin, so it looks set to be another smash. Fucc Ya Life Praise Mine is out now on Gourmet Deluxxx.

Check out this tasty little video for another gem from Chairman Maf’s recent album, Alcoholic Soul. Dmitri Dominique is the brains behind the visuals. The album is available to buy here.

Another great track from Tha 4orce and his slew of collaborations that have been given life over the past few months. This time round he links up with AKD (Arise King David) for Mind That Gap! and it’s more of that golden boom bap you should be accustomed to by now. Once again it’s Global Faction behind the camera. The track is available to buy here.