Sonnyjim x Illinformed: The Chemistry Must Be Respected (Stream)

A fresh release to bless the start of your week, as Sonnyjim hits us with another new album, this time teaming up with UK boom bap aficionado, Illinformed. The Chemistry Must Be Respected sees its full release today and is comprised of the sort of luxurious monotone raps, which we’ve been accustomed to from the Brum native over the last few years, as well as that soul-laced nod-inducing production that Illinformed has down to a fine art, but with a definite Sonny flair as he joins on the assist. There is support too, with Sony hooking up a smooth verse from Hus Kingpin on Diamonds & Carrots, while Leaf Dog steps up to the plate on Golden Gates, and Jehst does a masterful turn on Zircon. The full thing can be heard below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Sonnyjim x Illinformed: The Chemistry Must Be Respected (Stream)”

TrueMendous: Sweetheart + EP Stream

Today is the day that TrueMendous delivers her new EP into the world; her first release since joining the High Focus ranks a couple of months ago. We had already been treated to a couple of singles from the EP and today, to coincide with the release, High Focus have dropped another new video. Sweetheart finds the Brum MC at her sharpest, as she obliterates some grimy yet slick production from Chemo. The production remains strong throughout the EP, thanks to further contributions from Pitch 92, Illinformed, Winchester and Marcus Jakes. All in all it feels like the perfect vehicle for showcasing TrueMendous’s talents and one that will hopefully get her the shine she deserves. You can hear HUH? in full below, with downloads available from the usual spots. Continue reading “TrueMendous: Sweetheart + EP Stream”

TrueMendous: O.T.Y.L Pt. 2

TrueMendous hits us with another phenomenal track, as she continues to settle down at High Focus. In the wake of the announcement that she had signed with the label, we have been blessed with two new videos plus a release date for her new EP. This latest track is produced by boom bap connoisseur, Illinformed, who lays the foundation for another obliterating performance from the Birmingham MC. The video only adds to the allure, thanks to a visual approach which echoes those infamous Busta Rhymes videos from the late 90’s. It was made by Oliver Marshall. TrueMendous’s EP, HUH?, is set for release on 20 March.

Joey Paro x Illinformed: Victory Gin EP (Stream)

New music from the Split Prophets camp, as Joey Paro releases his latest EP. For Victory Gin, Paro has teamed up with the ever-prolific Illinformed, with the pair cooking up some of those healthy head nod flavours.

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Leaf Dog: Stop The WoRLD I Wanna Get Off Ep. 1 (Stream)

Leaf Dog is apparently set to bless us with a new album in the not too distant future and so to get us all in the mood, he has released a new collection of songs in the interim. Stop The WoRLD I Wanna Get Off is comprised of 10 new tracks featuring production from O.A.B, Illinformed and of course, Leaf himself. There is a single guest spot too from NY underground rap veteran, DV Alias Khryst. The project is ready to stream below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. More news on the album, when I’ve got it. Continue reading “Leaf Dog: Stop The WoRLD I Wanna Get Off Ep. 1 (Stream)”

Joey Paro & Illinformed ft. Upfront: No Fill

The ever-prolific Illinformed has yet another new project on the horizon, this time uniting with Split Prophets OG, Joey Paro. No Fill is our introduction to the EP and features a nice appearance from fellow SP member, Upfront. The Victory Gin EP is due for release on 12 August, with pre-orders available now via Bandcamp.