Second trip of the day to Mello Music Group, this time for the next excerpt from the upcoming Jean Grae & Quelle Chris album. Zero is an 8-bit extravaganza, complete with an animated video which Quelle also made. It clocks in at over 7 minutes long, which in itself is quite an audacious move in a world where a lot of art is consumed and spat out at an alarming rate, but then again neither of these two have ever really been artists who follow suit. And what’s more, it works. Everything’s Fine is due for release on 30 March.
Great video from one of my favourite rap entities, Wiki and his recently released No Mountains In Manhattan album. Mayor is just one of the high points from the LP, whch features a few guest spots from the likes of Ghostface, Lakutis and Your Old Droog. Wiki remains the star throughout though, as he rides a nice varied selection of beats with his instantly recognisable flow. Mayor is produced by Tony Seltzer, Alex Epton and Rafi Gavron. The album is out now on XL Recordings.
This could be one of the greatest musical mash ups of all time, as Seanh brings together the unlikely pairing of sweet soul lyricist Sade and rap architect MF DOOM. Sadevillain is a mixtape put together by the 18 year old British producer and the result is pretty special. I won’t say too much, but I think you will find yourselves digging this a lot. Download now from Datpiff.