The Leonard Simpson Duo ft. Wildchild: Heavy Organ

Another video from the excellent LSD album, which was released earlier this year by The Leonard Simpson Duo. Better known as Guilty Simpson and Leonard Charles, their album is a highly enjoyable, psychedelia tinged affair, thanks to the New Zealand producer’s affinity with the 60’s and 70’s rare acid rock sounds of his homeland. And it works so well with Guilty Simpson, who genuinely seems at home on any beat I hear him on. See for yourself in their latest video for Heavy Organ, which features a guest spot from Lootpack favourite, Wildchild. The whole album is also available to stream below. Continue reading “The Leonard Simpson Duo ft. Wildchild: Heavy Organ”

Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)

It always seemed like a safe bet to say that the forthcoming album from Elaquent was going to be a winner, and now that it is out in the open, I am happy to confirm the Ontario producer has done it again. In a step away from the instrumental projects he’s blessed us with over the last couple of years, on Forever Is A Pretty Long Time we find Elaquent bringing in a number of artists to accompany him. Kicking off with the lead single, Guidelines, featuring fellow Mello resident, Oddisee, the album also features some great contributions from Chester Watson, Guilty Simpson, Cavalier and Blu. The vocal tracks are mixed in with a few instrumental joys, including one of the album’s highlights, Joloff, along with the stone cold flyness of the Blu assisted, Reminisce, and the G-Funk echoes of Lottery Check, which features Brainorchestra. The album can be heard in full below and you can find downloads over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)”

The Leonard Simpson Duo: GUILTY / Nobody

Following on from my earlier post about the new collaboration between Detroit rapper, Guilty Simpson, and Auckland producer, Leonard Charles, I thought I would share a couple more tracks from the album. GUILTY and Nobody continue in the same psychedelic vein as the opening track, thanks to Charles’ stash of 60’s and 70’s New Zealand acid rock records. The full album sees its release this Friday, with pre-orders available on Bandcamp. You can stream the three already released tracks below. Continue reading “The Leonard Simpson Duo: GUILTY / Nobody”

The Leonard Simpson Duo (Leonard Charles x Guilty Simpson): My Inspiration + LP News

Detroit legend, Guilty Simpson, is starting 2020 the right way, with the imminent release of a new project, alongside experimental electronic producer, Leonard Charles. Going by the name, The Leonard Simpson Duo, the two artists have created something of a psychedelic trip, thanks largely to Charles’ sample selection from niche New Zealand acid rock records. The video for the lead single, My Inspiration, was released a few days ago, which you can watch below and pre-orders for LSD – featuring what could be the best cover art of the year – are available now. The album is set for release on 31 January via Jakarta Records. Continue reading “The Leonard Simpson Duo (Leonard Charles x Guilty Simpson): My Inspiration + LP News”

Percy Filth ft. Geechi Suede, Maylay Sparks & Guilty Simpson: Precious Metals + EP Stream

To celebrate the arrival of the new Percy Filth EP, today the Louis Den producer dropped his second video from the project. Precious Metals features a lot of lyrical muscle, as Percy channels the power of Geechi Suede, Malay Sparks and Guilty Simpson into the track. There are also some nice cuts, courtesy of Bristol scratch master, DJ Rogue, and a superb animated video from the forever on point, Chris Lucas. You can stream Vibranium Deluxe below and downloads are available now via Bandcamp.

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Dixon Hill & Guilty Simpson: Actus Reus (Stream)

Very nice project here from producer, Dixon Hill, as he connects with Detroit legend, Guilty Simpson, for Actus Reus. Weighing in at seven tracks, it gives us a good glimpse at the levels the rising beat-maker is reaching with his production and Simpson’s pen game rolls in as gritty as ever. In fact the juxtaposition between the weight behind the lyrics and the sometime jazz-heavy production, works very well, in particular on the Lil Fame and Kool G Rap assisted, Bat’Leth. You can hear the full EP below and you can cop a download, including instrumental versions of all the tracks, over on Bandcamp.

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Apollo Brown ft. Guilty Simpson, Fat Ray & Melanie Rutherford: The Backbone

As we near the release of Apollo Brown’s latest project – a Detroit focused album featuring some of the city’s finest artists – the produced has shared the next single from the album. The Backbone features Detroit rap heavyweights, Guilty Simpson and Fat Ray, as well as further vocal support from Michigan native, Melanie Rutherford. Sincerely, Detroit is at midnight on Mello Music Group.

Apollo Brown ft. Black Milk, Ketchphraze & DJ Los: God Help Me

There’s a new album incoming, from the always on point, Apollo Brown. The Detroit Producer is drawing on the multitude of talent contained within his city’s walls, as he drafts over 50 artists into the project. There are contributions from the likes of Slum Village, Chris Orrick, Illa J, Guilty Simpson and Boog Brown. The first single emerged this week and features Black Milk, Ketchphraze and DJ Los. You can stream the track, God Help Me, below and pre-orders are available over on Bandcamp. Sincerely, Detroit is due for release on 29 October via Mello Music Group. Continue reading “Apollo Brown ft. Black Milk, Ketchphraze & DJ Los: God Help Me”

Reckonize Real: Bridges & Tunnels (Stream)

Having already whet our appetites with a couple of excellent singles, Reckonize Real has now released his Bridges & Tunnels project in full. For the new project, the Queens producer has amassed a solid list of guest stars, including previous collaborator Guilty Simpson, as well as the likes of Blu, Junclassic, Vic Monroe and Nowaah The Flood. The result is another accomplished album that maintains Reckonize Real’s position in my list of producers you should pay attention to. Bridges & Tunnels is available to stream in full below, while downloads and physicals can be found on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Reckonize Real: Bridges & Tunnels (Stream)”

MED & Guilty Simpson ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow: Visions

Following on from last year’s Loyalty EP, MED and Guilty Simpson are joining forces once again to deliver their Child Of The Jungle LP. The project is packing a few strong features, including this track, Visions, with Georgia Anne Muldrow, as well as production from Nottz. You can stream the track below. The full album is due for release on Friday on Bang Ya Head. Continue reading “MED & Guilty Simpson ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow: Visions”