Manchester based artist and Roots Raddix affiliate, LayFullStop, is back with another great track. Case Closed has summer written all over it, providing the perfect soundtrack for the sun’s recent arrival. You can stream the track below. Read the rest of this entry »

We all know knowledge is power, so thank fuck for ExP and his new track Trivia. The Flamegriller representative has crammed a whole load of facts into a three minute, piano laced track, on subjects ranging vinegar to from Bill Nye’s mum. ExP is also doing a crowdfunder at the moment, so that he can do a vinyl run of his album RemarkableUnremarkable, from which this track is taken. In the meantime, you can download Trivia here and you can donate to his Kickstarter page here.

Brooklyn rap veteran, AZ, has released a powerful new video for his track, Save Them. The audio was leaked a few weeks ago and features fellow NY heavyweights, Raekwon and Prodigy.

These days it’s almost easy to forget that Action Bronson is a rapper. He has become more of a TV personality thanks to his various escapades with Vice, but yesterday he reminded us all of his other career with a new track. Let Me Breathe is another collaboration with his regular sparring partner Harry Fraud and could signify the arrival of his latest Blue Chips project, if the signs on his social media accounts are to be believed. No dates as yet, but keep an eye out for more news soon.

It’s been 12 years since Mr Lif and Akrobatik released their Perceptionists album, along with DJ Fakts One. Those years have been stress-laden to say the least, with Lif surviving a very nasty accident on his tour bus and Akrobatik suffering major heart trauma, resulting in emergency open-heart surgery. They both survived to tell the tale though and also make a new album together. Resolution is due out on 28 July on Mello Music Group and you can hear the first track below – Hose Down featuring Syne. Pre-orders are available here. Read the rest of this entry »

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El-P is many things to many people – producer extraordinaire, independent rap pioneer, deli owner, friend of cats, social commentator, high as fuck Twitter user… the list goes on. He’s also got some really strong insults. A good insult is as much a part of rap as bad spelling and squatting in photos, and there have been many purveyors of quality disses over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

New project from Ray Vendetta – aka RayOfLight – as he teams up with Sons Phonetic producer, Mook, for 5000 Kelvin.
Written in seven hours, the project is a testament to Ray’s prolific output, following on from his Odd Couple intro EP with Tesla’s Ghost and various other releases over the past few years.
Mook brings a nice range of styles to the table, giving enough creative room for Ray to test his abilities. 5000 Kelvin is available to stream below and you can download it here.

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Tasty little mini-mix from Evil Ed, acting as a preview for the new Remulak LP, which is released later today on Village Live Records. More instrumental focus than his last offerings, only two features made the cut this time – Brooklyn MC, Justo and Australian vocalist, Melody Myla. Earth is being released on three formats, with 100 limited edition splattered vinyl among them. For more info on the release and for all pre-orders, head over the Village Live store. Read the rest of this entry »

You can always rely on Now Again for an intriguing release and their latest compilation is exactly that. During the 70s, Zambia was surrounded by war and while it managed to remain conflict free itself, the country fell into poverty and isolation. It was then that Zambia’s rock revolution went from strength to strength; as is so often the case when people face hardship, they turn to creative expression. Read the rest of this entry »

Hatter is back with a new self-produced joint, which was released yesterday as the UK went to the polls. The sentiment of the track is that the world seems to be going backwards and with a possible Tory/DUP alliance on the cards, it seems particularly apt today.