Another full bodied reminder of why Pink Siifu is one of the best artists doing their thing right now, with the arrival of his latest album. GUMBO’! follows on from Siifu’s two brilliant projects with Fly Anakin, as he shifts back into solo mode, but with an abundance of guests in tow. There’s a nice variety of flavours on offer too, from more energised joints like Wayans Bros., to the smooth goodness of tracks like the Alchemist-produced, Living Proof (Family). Literally too many contributing artists to list here, but you can experience the full breadth of the project below, then check Bandcamp for downloads and more info.Continue reading “Pink Siifu: GUMBO’! (Stream)”
Fatboi Sharif and Roper Williams return with another provocative video from their album, Gandhi Loves Children. This time it’s the opening cut on the album and features Sharif working his way through various tragedies and cataclysmic events, from aviation disasters to school shootings, like a twisted rap version of We Didn’t Start the Fire. The deluxe edition of GLC is out now via POW Recordings.
More refined ruggedness from Boldy James and The Alchemist, as they deliver a bonus cut from their forthcoming Bo Jackson LP. The video was made by Alibey Topal.
Back to the UK now, with news that Wish Master and Illinformed have an album on the horizon. They have already let loose two singles from the project, including this latest cut, Got Em Shook/Got Em Scared, which also features a welcome verse from Axel Holy. The album, Cold Harbour Tales, is due for release next month.
More essential listening from Wrecking Crew, as Zilla Rocca unleashes his new album, Vegas Vic. Zilla is the second member of the crew to raise the bar with their solo material this year, following on from PremRock’s magnificent, Load Bearing Crow’s Feet, which emerged back in June. Zilla’s pen is flowing stronger than ever, living up to the claims that this is his boldest album yet. The production picks prove the perfect fit too, with Disco Vietnam scoring the lion’s share of the credits, alongside contributions from Small Professor, Doc Heller, DJ M-1, Mute Speaker and The Expert, plus DJ Chong Wizard flexing his skills on the opening track. No surprises on a few of the features, thanks to guest spots from PremRock, Curly Castro and Alaska, as well as Scorcese, ialive and Alex Ludovico. You can check the album out in full below, then go cop yourself a download or physical via Chong Wizard.Continue reading “Zilla Rocca: Vegas Vic (Stream)”
Following on from the release of two solid singles, we can all now enjoy the full splendour of the latest EP from Gabe ‘Nandez. Seven is rooted in the New York rap that paved the way for artists like ‘Nandez to shine, while embracing the more modern sounds of the city’s still burgeoning scene. Those previously mentioned singles are the perfect example of that duality, with Osiris sounding like it could easily have burst through your speakers at the tail-end of the last millennium, while the ELUCID assisted, Coupé Décalé, feels very much like a product of the more recent wave. And I’m here for all of it, especially as ‘Nandez doesn’t drop a dud bar throughout the entirety of the EP. You can test this out for yourself below, with streams and downloads also available from the usual spots.Continue reading “Gabe ‘Nandez: Seven (Stream)”
A new video from Pink Siifu here, as he gives us a taste of his upcoming album. Bussin’ (Cold) is produced by MichaelxWhite and also features Atlanta rapper, Turich Benjy. The album, GUMBO’!, is due for release on 3 August.
A big drop here from Rich Jones, as he brings his locally sourced posse cut to life with some fresh visuals. Locals Only is taken from his Montana Macks produced project, How do you sleep at night?, which was released at the tail end of last year, and features a fine cross-section of the plethora of talent that Chicago has to offer. Matt Muse, Defcee, SKECH185, Psalm One and Jovan Landry all bring their unique flavours to the mix, with the track further fortified by this new video from New Trash Crew. The album is out now, available exclusively via Bandcamp.
New music from Cutterz, as he paves the way for the release of his forthcoming album. A regular on the blog thanks to his work with the likes of Voodoo Black, Ellis Meade and Cheech, the Manchester DJ and producer has now found shelter at the always on-point Village Live label, where he will release his solo album at the start of next year. Sitting In The Dark serves as a fine amuse bouche for what else is in store and has already garnered attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music, which is never a bad thing. Stay tuned for more on the album as and when.
Boldy James and Alchemist reunite, following on from the triumphs that surrounded last year’s The Price of Tea in China. First 48 Freestyle is the lead single from their forthcoming project, Bo Jackson, and features Boldy rapping for a solid three minutes with no hook. It’s a beautiful thing.