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A new loosie from the CMPND camp, as Wundrop blesses us with a track he wrote and recorded on the eve of the election, inspired by the dystopian shit show itself. It’s a perfect reflection of the general feeling in the country, as we try to scrape a semblance of hope out of fuck all, in an attempt to combat the malaise pervading our every fibre. Anyway, enjoy your weekend.

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As the end of the decade looms ever closer, so does the final act from Foreign Beggars as they release their last ever album, Matriarchy. It’s some what of a return to their roots, as the ever-innovative crew depart from the more genre-bending sound they have cultivated over the last decade or so, and circle back to the music that first introduced them to the world. Produced in full by Seemore Beats, it’s an album that feels full of love and hope, which is welcome today more than ever, and it also plays like the perfect goodbye ofrom one of the most influential and respected groups to ever exist. The features are reflective of the respect the Beggars command, with Maverick Sabre, Jammer, Blak Twang, DRS, MysDiggi and Dr Syntax among the guest spots. The full album is ready to stream below and downloads can be found over on Bandcamp.

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Another great single from Bristol-based vocalist, Chikaya, as she conjures up more trappy future soul sounds with her elusive producer, on the aptly named Himalayas.

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CLBRKS keeps it moving with yet another new release, this time finding success with producer, dylantheinfamous. The pair collaborated before on Red Snapper, which is one of the tracks featured on the new EP, with the rest of the project following in the same woozy, jazzy footsteps. You can stream it below and there is also a video for Black Russian.

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A fresh collab from Giallo Point, as he joins forces with yet another UK legend for his latest project. The Magnum Opus is the brainchild of Giallo and Micall Parknsun, with the duo finding a seemingly perfect synergy in their MC-producer partnership. The features only add to the album’s weight, as we find the likes of Jehst, Smoovth, Da Flyy Hooligan and Sonnyjim all adding their piece to the proceedings. You can stream a couple of tracks below, with downloads available over on Bandcamp. The artwork for the album was created by Emily Catherine.

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Beautiful sounds from the Free Nationals, as they release their joyously soulful debut album. As you would expect the self-titled LP features an impressive support cast, including reggae vocalist, Chronixx, The Internet’s, Syd, and the man responsible for first bringing them to my attention, Anderson .Paak. You can stream a few tracks from the album below, including the Syd-assisted, Shibuya. Full downloads are available via Bandcamp.

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Good news is scarce this morning, but luckily I do have something to brighten these post-election blues. At midnight, Minnesota hip hop pioneers, Atmosphere, decided to release a surprise new album, following on from the release of last year’s, Mi Vida Local. Kicking off with their recent single, Bde Maka Ska, the album then weaves its way through 11 more finely crafted tracks, with Slug and Ant as reliably on point as ever before. Atmosphere have released so many solid albums over the years, that at this point the only surprise is going to be if they hit us with a dud. Luckily, Whenever falls into their usual category of reliable rap. Features come from a mix of new and more familiar names, including fellow RSE artist, Nikki Jean, Dynospectrum veteran, Musab, and rising Minnesota rap star, Haphduzn. The album is available to stream in full below and there is also a video for the Jean assisted track, Lovely. Other streaming options are also available.

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About Fucking Time is the latest release from Bloodmoney Perez, where we find the Seattle-based artist once again joining forces with rising Baltimore producer, Messiah Muzik. The pair make for a good creative pairing, having already collaborated to great effect on Perez’s 2018 album, Time is a Motherfucker, and fans of that album will be pleased to know that this latest project continues in the same vein. The album also features a Defame remix of last year’s Slap Yourself and a lone feature from psych-rap aficionado, cunabear. Perez has also released a video for Remember This Shit!, which you can find below, along with a stream of the album. Downloads are available over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh Mutant Academy visuals to kick off the week, as Fly Anakin and Big Kahuna OG pick out another jewel from their most recent project. High Noon is taken from Holly Water, which is available to stream now on all the usual platforms.

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Another strong cut lifted off the new album from Micall Parknsun and Giallo Point, which was released on Friday. The full Magnum Opus LP features appearances from a host of UK talent, including Jehst, Juga-Naut and Da Flyy Hooligan. It’s available to download now via Bandcamp. The video for Danger was made by Dfacer.

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