King Kashmere: Veronica R.I.P

High Focus recently announced the official digital release of King Kashmere’s 2006 album, In The Hour Of Chaos. Originally released on Receptor Records, the album further cemented Kashmere’s position as one of the UK’s best, thanks in part to storytelling raps like Veronica R.I.P. Just in time for Halloween, it tells the story of a doomed love affair between Kashmere and a visitor from the spirit realm. The track was produced by the man FKA as Chemo. In The Hour Of Chaos is available now via the usual platforms.

Pitch 92 ft. Manik MC: 365 + LP News

Yesterday saw the release of the new album from Pitch 92 and to celebrate the occasion, the High Focus producer dropped a fresh video from the stash. 365 features Manik MC, one of the returning stars from Pitch’s earlier 3rd Culture LP. The video was made by Honey JD. The full album, Intervals, is out now and features appearances from Jehst, Lord Apex and Kofi Stone, among many others. It is also apparently Pitch’s last album with multiple rappers, so make the most of it! You can find all your streaming and download options here.

Verb T & Illinformed: Blind Faith

More good news from the High Focus camp with the announcement that Verb T and Illinformed have been working on new music together. They have already given us two superb collaborative albums, including last year’s The Land of the Foggy Skies, and now it looks like they’re set to continue the trend with a third release, following on from the arrival of a new single, Blind Faith. You can check the video for the track above and keep your eyes peeled for more new music coming soon.

CMPND: WEAINTPLAYIN

Good to see CMPND back at it, as they drop off their first new single since the release of their debut album, Eagle Court, back in 2019. WEAINTPLAYIN finds the trio still at their grimiest and still as on point as ever, reigniting that same infectious energy with Wundrop on the beat. Knowing High Focus, this will likely be the start of an album rollout, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for more news on that coming soon. The video was directed by Honey JD.

Pitch 92 ft. Verbz : Comin’ Home

A fresh cut from the new Pitch 92 album just landed, featuring another hero from the UK scene. Comin’ Home is the next taster from Pitch’s looming album, Intervals, and features a routinely competent guest spot from Verbz. The video was made by Honey JD (surprise surprise). Pre-orders for the album are available now, with the release set for 27 August.