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A strong start to the upcoming album from DJ Vadim and Jman, as they offer up the first single from the project. Heart Attack is a frantic reggae fuelled banger, with the ever-versatile Jman delivering a particularly blistering flow. The track also features Lasai, plus another great animated video from Monsta Animation. Likkle More is released in full on 4 June, with pre-orders available now.

Lunar C just released the final video from his acclaimed Dirtbrain album and it’s another visual triumph for the Bradford MC. Hindsight follows in the footsteps of many great music videos over the years, by going down the claymation route. And very effective it is too. The video itself was made by KillMoney with Designasaur in charge of the animation. The track is produced by HashFinger. Dirtbrain is available now from all the usual platforms.

After a couple of audio leaks from his upcoming Guns album, Quelle Chris returned to the fore today with the first video to be taken from the project. Obamacare is co-produced by frequent collaborator, Chris Keys, who also plays the drums and the exquisite bassline, described by Quelle as “the real star of the song, the real cherry on top, the Vanjie Drag Race exit”. The animated video is another of Quelle’s projects, something you can tell he has a lot of fun making. He said it has a drip of homage for Terry Gilliam (a favourite of mine), but that’s the first person I thought of when I saw it, especially those old Monty Python interludes.
Guns is due for release on 29 March on Mello Music Group.

Yesterday it was announced that Rhymesayers representative and alt-rap vanguard, Aesop Rock, would be teaming up with analogue synth wizard, TOBACCO, to form Malibu Ken. The duo have an album en route, scheduled for early 2019 release and Acid King is the first single from the project. Malibu Ken is due out on 18 January and pre-orders are available now.

It’s not like DOOM to be conventional, so that’s why it comes as no surprise that we are just being blessed with a video for his 2004 track, One Beer. The animation comes courtesy of Philly-based artist, Distortedd. MM.. Food is out now on Rhymesayers.

Mad claymation video from the Blah camp, as Lee Scott and Reklews bless us with another one from their recent Hock Tu Down reunion album. Hock Tu 3 is available to buy now on all formats.

Good to see the release of a new video from Billy Green is Dead, Jehst’s most recent album. This time round it’s the self-produced Billy Green’s Theme, which features another great animated accompaniment from Monsta Animation. Jehst embarks on his UK tour this week, alongside Confucius MC and Pitch 92, as well as a live band. They kick off in Bristol tomorrow night. Billy Green is Dead is out now on YNR Productions.

A suitably dope video has emerged for one of the gems to be found on the recent album from Jean Grae and Quelle Chris. My Contribution To This Scam has been bolstered in its brilliance with a great animated video from Crankbunny. If you’re not familiar with Crankbunny’s work, go Google the name and find yourself in awe of their paper engineering skills. The track is lifted from Everything’s Fine, which is out now on Mello Music Group.

Fresh animated visual from Ocean Wisdom, for the next track to be lifted from his acclaimed Wizville album. Tom & Jerry is produced by Leaf Dog and the duo have recently achieved the rare triumph of seeing the track being chosen for the Fifa 19 soundtrack. Wizville is out now on High Focus. The video was made by Grizzle Animation Studio.

Just the other day we were treated to new music from Muggs and DOOM, as they released their anticipated collaboration, featuring Freddie Gibbs and Kool G Rap. Now the duo are back with a new video for the Gibbs featured Death Wish. The animated video takes on a Sin City, neo-noir vibe thanks to the ample talents of Patric Magno and Edgar Nari. MUGGS X DOOM is out now via Soul Assassins.