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Another project that slipped under the radar thanks to my drunken Christmas haze, is the latest from Sleep Sinatra. XERXES Flow rounded off a solid year for the Nebraska MC, following on from two EPs and his [D] A R K A N G E L LP. Once again on XERXES we’re reminded why Sinatra is such a competent MC and once again he manages to find the ideal batch of beats to bring the EP to life, thanks to production credits from the likes of August Fanon and SADHUGOLD. You can stream XERXES Flow below and there are downloads available over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

One of the more prolific artists riding the current wave of rap, Chris Crack, has returned with another new album, something like his fourth project this year. Just Gimme A Minute clocks in at 21 tracks long, but with the majority sitting just above the one minute mark. As usual Chris has enlisted the help of some great producers for the project, including Stepchild, August Fanon and Cutta. Just Gimme A Minute is available to stream below and you can cop a download over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

At long last the latest album from Armand Hammer is now available for your streaming pleasure. Originally released by Backwoodz Studioz on a limited vinyl only run, last week saw its arrival in digital form. The pairing of billy woods and ELUCID is always a cause for celebration, with Paraffin continuing in the same vein as its predecessors, delivering an album brimming over with lyricism that will leave you still finding gems on your umpteenth listen. The production boasts some great names, with Messiah Musik, Ohbliv, August Fanon, Willie Green, Kenny Segal and ELUCID himself all providing suitable backdrops for the tracks to unfold on. There is also a lone, yet particularly strong feature from Sketch185. Paraffin is available to stream below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Another strong release from Chris Crack emerged last week, as he blessed us with his Being Woke Aint Fun project. The majority of the production comes from August Fanon, but there are also contributions from Cutta, SC and Jimi Windgate. There are a bunch of features too from the likes of Ugly Boy Modeling, 20 Gramz and Chris Spencer. You can stream the album below and downloads are available via FXCK RXP. Read the rest of this entry »

A fresh double header from Armand Hammer, as they release a dual video for two tracks from last year’s highly acclaimed Rome album. Barbarians and Overseas contain some of my favourite bars from the year (“New Testament God seeming like a no-show/Cross lowered from an icon to just a logo” anyone?), never mind from the album itself, which is why it’s been good to see the new video being championed by the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, who proclaimed on Twitter that he was spinning it back for a fifth time. The tracks were produced by JPEGMAFIA and August Fanon respectively, and the video was made by Joseph. Rome is out now via Backwoodz Studioz.

The announcement of a new Mach-Hommy project is always the cause of much chatter in the rap world. On the one hand there is the excitement of hearing fresh material from arguably one of the nicest lyricists of the era, and on the other hand there are always debates over his approach to his releases – namely the prices he charges. I can see it from both sides, to be honest.
Some will argue that the high prices prevent a lot of fans from ever owning a copy, but at the same time every one of his releases sells out and I know for a fact its not just rich kids buying them. Some rap fans genuinely believe that the art is worth that much and are happy to part with their hard earned cash.

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The cerebral musings of billy woods and ELUCID are pretty powerful as separate entities, so when they come together as Armand Hammer, the result is never to be taken lightly. The duo already have two releases under their belt and now they are coming back with a third – ROME. There have been a lot of comparisons made recently about the fall of Rome and the potentially catastrophic direction of America under the leadership of Trump. I’m going to assume the two are linked but will see what enlightenment the full release brings next month. It was Written was produced by August Fanon. ROME is up for pre-order now, with the digital release scheduled for 2 November.