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.
Absolute monster of a track from Seanie T, as he gathers up fellow veterans from across the genres for this sprawling posse cut. The list of participants is impressive, with more years of service than I can count, under their collective belts. Roots Manuva, Rodney P, Blak Twang, Ragga Twins, Tony D, Ty, MC Creed, Hill Street Soul and Ricky Rankin are just a few of the 20+ artists involved, all backed up by some nice production from DJ Suro and Seanie T. Veterans is lifted from Seanie’s Rough, Rugged & Smooth album, which saw its release earlier this year.
More fire from UK supergroup, Kingdem, as they continue the build up for their EP release. KingStep is the second single we’ve heard from the trio and features some superb reggae inspired production, which has always been my favourite style to hear Rodney do his thing on. The Kingdem EP is due for release on 23 August via Tru Thoughts.
UK veterans Rodney P, Blak Twang and TY return with a video for their previously released track, The Conversation (We Ain’t Done Yet). If you weren’t already aware, the trio recently toured the UK under the group name KINGDEM and in the process they have recorded some new music together. The Conversation is produced by Nutty P and the video was made by George Malsbury and Ernest Simons. The track is taken from their forthcoming EP and is available to stream/download from the usual platforms.
Off the back of the current Kingdem tour comes this new single from the three UK legends. The Conversation is produced by Nutty P and is lifted from a Kingdem EP which is due for release in the not too distant future. Had the pleasure of catching their show last week and it was one of the best I’ve been to in a while, so definitely make the effort if you see them coming to your town.