The recent long-awaited collaboration from Roc Marciano and The Alchemist was undoubtedly worth the wait and Quantum Leap was one of the standout tracks in an album overladen with gems. Now it’s blessed with its own fitting video, courtesy of The Diggers, which you can watch above. The Elephant Man’s Bones is out now.
Speaking of R.A.P. Ferreira, he was behind another new release his week, under the guise of his bluesman alter ego, Crow Billiken. It’s been a while since Ferreira first announced his desire to enter into the world of blues and after seeing a few snippets of his progress on Twitter, the arrival of If I don’t have red I use blue was a joy to my ears. I’m no expert on the blues, but I know what I like when it comes to that sound and this EP is definitely in that category. And if your debut only leaves the listener wanting more, then you are definitely doing something right. The EP is available to peruse below, with downloads available over on Bandcamp.Continue reading “Crow Billiken: If I don’t have red I use blue (Stream)”
November will beckon in the latest album from R.A.P. Ferreira, as he continues to merge the forces of hip hop and poetry into his own distinct sound. mythsysizer instinct is the first peek we have at the new album, with the song featuring vocal assistance from Hemlock Ernst, as well as production from the ever reliable, Kenny Segal. The album, 5 to the Eye with Stars, is up for pre-order now via Bandcamp.Continue reading “R.A.P. Ferreira ft. Hemlock Ernst: mythsysizer instinct”
Sometimes it’s the more unlikely collaborations that yield the most interesting results, as demonstrated in this new single from Algiers. Enlisting the vocal strengths of both billy woods and Backxwash, Bite Back feels more like a journey through sound than anything else. I’ll let you make your own minds up, but it works for me.
Hard to put this into words, but somehow Teddy Faley has written a song that is at once one of the most powerful and sorrowful songs I’ve ever heard. Having dealt with more than my fair share of grief over the years, the lyrics to An Incomplete List hit harder than most and Faley’s delivery only serves to make the tears swell stronger. He begins the song by saying he wants to get this one right and I’m so grateful he succeeded. Stream it below, then check the WATKK Bandcamp for a download.Continue reading “Teddy Faley: An Incomplete List”
Spectacular Diagnostics has a habit of bringing out the best in anyone he works with and this is more than evident on his latest collaboration, alongside NY rap trio, PENPALS. Dimensions of Dialogue features more sci-fi tinged production from the man behind the beats, while the PENPALS brand of rhyming seems to have been tailor made for the musical backdrop. Entertaining and engaging. Check it out for yourself below, then hit Bandcamp to grab a download.Continue reading “PENPALS & Spectacular Diagnostics: Dimensions of Dialogue (Stream)”
Pleased to see the return of Marlowe, as L’Orange and Solemn Brigham ready us for the third chapter of their acclaimed collaboration. Past Life is the first single from the upcoming album and should serve as a fine reminder of why we should be happy to hear them back at it. Marlowe 3 is due for release on 28 October via Mello Music Group.
How do you keep it so smooth and rugged on the same track? The answer lies within this new team up between Pink Siifu and Boldy James, as they bring their respective flavours to some typically strong production from Read Bad Man. Looking For Water is available to stream now at all the usual spots.
Another blissful moment of escape courtesy of A. Billi Free and The Lasso, as they unveil the latest video from their collaborative album. The stunning and extremely apt visuals were made by Gabi Molina. Between Us Is Light is taken from Holy Body Roll, which is out now on Mello Music Group.
A brand new video from the equally new ShrapKnel album, as Curly Castro and PremRock reconvene in their faultless combination to deliver another essential set of raps. Lazy Dog features production from Steel Tipped Dove, while the video was made by Owen Taylor and Mike Petrow. The album, Metal Lung, is out now on Backwoodz Studioz.