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Unless you’ve been comatose for the last year or so, you will no doubt be aware that The Four Owls are set to release their third album. The High Focus supergroup have gained critical acclaim for their first two albums and this latest offering looks set to garner even more praise. Honour Codes is the lead single from the album, featuring some very clean production from Leaf Dog, as well as a superbly animated video from Gary Motion. The album is due for release in the not too distant future, so stay tuned for more news on that coming soon. Honour Codes is available to stream now. Read the rest of this entry »

An excellent new video from the recently released Price of Fame album from Sean Price and Lil Fame. For Center Stage, the late legend is recreated in puppet form and Fame receives the animation treatment, courtesy of video director Todd Angkasuwan. The track was produced by Fame. Read the rest of this entry »

UK two man crew, Train Robbers, are back with a new EP which includes this track with Four Owls MC, Verb T. The duo – AKA Bucket Hat Jack and Casa Blanca – are also joined on the EP by Croydon’s finest, Cracker Jon, and the vocalist, Tiece. Breaks Gone is produced by Bucket Hat Jack. The EP, Expect Delays, is due for release on 3 November.

Another superb video from one-man creativity show, Quelle Chris, as he continues to drop off the gems from his most recent album. Mind Ya Bidness is not only written and produced by the Quelle, he is also the brains behind the direction and animation of the video. The album, Guns, is out now on Mello Music Group.

The third single from the forthcoming L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae album emerged this week and it’s another good omen. Featuring some excellent conceptual animation from Eric Power, the track is laced with pitched down sample, with Jae’s lyrical stream flowing freely as per. Complicate Your Life With Violence is due for release on 4 October via Mello Music Group.

Brand new video from Lee Scott and Jam Baxter, as they kick of the official release of their album, Happy Hour At The Super Fun Time Party Dome Megamix 4000. When Lee first sent me the LP a few months ago, he did so with the warning that it was weird. I like weird, was my reply. And while it might not be your run of the mill rap album, it definitely remains on the right side of weird, complete with drunk style crooning from Lee. It features production from loads of great names, including Sumgii, Drae Da Skimask, GhostTown, Dirty Dike and Jack Jetson, plus there are guest spots from the likes of Jetson, Stinkin Slumrok, Milkavelli, Trellion and Lyza Jane. The whole thing can be heard below and you can see the video for the Dike produced, Who’s Ur M8, above. It was made by Slim Parisoo. Vinyl copies of the album are available over at the Blah store. Read the rest of this entry »

Cracking animated video from Juga-Naut and Giallo Point, as they continue to drop gems from their new album. Concept Song features some breathtaking visuals from Theorist, upping the levels on the current theme of animated videos surfacing on the UK scene. Back to the Grill Again is out now, including a vinyl edition on Tuff Kong Records.

Queens producer Reckonize Real readies us for his producer album with a new animated video featuring the ever-prolific LA MC, Blu. Bridges & Tunnels looks set to be another success for Reckonize, following on from last year’s Carved From Stone album, which he released with Guilty Simpson. The Detroit legend also turns up on this new project, alongside cats like Junclassic, Mayhem (EMS) and Nowaah The Flood. Pre-orders for the album are available now via Real Deff Music Group, with the release date set for 19 July.

More rugged rhymes as Leaf Dog, BVA and Illinformed hit us with another video from their most recent album, Return to Stoney Island. Reverse Forecast features some excellent animation from Chris Younes. The album is out now on RLD Records.

Overly Fresh is the latest single from Pitch 92’s much lauded 3rd Culture album. This time round he is joined by High Focus label head, Fliptrix, as well as some additional production from Beat Butcha. The video was made by Rakugaki. 3rd Culture is out now on all the usual formats.