Regular visitors to my blog might have noticed a lack of new content over recent weeks. Life unfortunately does have a habit of getting in the way, but it can’t keep a good blogger down for long, so consider this the first of a few fresh updates. What better way to reignite the feed, than with the latest from friend of the blog, Booda French. Booda has been dropping sporadic gems over the last couple of years, but now he returns with a definite release on the horizon, in the form of his new LP, The Loser’s Victory Lap. Championship Rings is the latest leak from the album and sees the Ipswich vet teaming up with Jehst, over some nice production from Jaisu. Booda and Jaisu previously collaborated on Fortune Cookies, which also features on a new 7″ vinyl release, alongside Championship Rings. The vinyl is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with the album set to follow shortly. Check below for the full track and keep an eye open for more news on the album coming soon.
Pleased to be able to bring you new music from Gawd Status. The duo have emerged from their hiatus, with two new offerings, including the Jehst-assisted, Severe Price. It’s backed with a Rhi remix of Messiah Hybrids, which originally appeared on the 2019 album, Firmamentum. You can listen to Severe Price below, with the remainder of the release, including instrumentals, available via Bandcamp.
Continuing that run of beautiful releases with the latest album from Confucius MC. Somewhere is a reunion of sorts, as it is produced in full by Keor Meteor, who was the man behind the boards on The Highest Order, back in 2014. This new album captures the same creative spark they discovered back then and builds it up into an inferno of lyrical insights, compelling narratives and jazz-soaked beats. Plenty of notable features too, thanks to appearances from Jehst, Sonnyjim, Verbz, Strange U and Lee Scott. You can get lost in the full brilliance of the album below, while Bandcamp is the spot to find your downloads and physicals.
Let the gems continue, with the latest leak from the forthcoming Confucius MC album. The London rapper has reunited with Keor Meteor for Somewhere, as they successfully continue the magic of their ongoing creative alliance. On World Stage, Confucius is joined by another long-term collaborator, Jehst, who makes a few appearances on the album. It’s due for release on 3 September, with pre-orders available now via YNR Productions.
Next up I’ve got the brand new single from Pitch 92, which was released earlier today. Live From London sees the High Focus producer once again joining forces with Jehst, successfully continuing the chemistry they’ve captured on their previous collaborations. Just this loosie for now, but I’m hoping there’s more from both of them on the way to us soon. Streams and downloads are also available.
There is now an official video for the latest single from Confucius MC. The track was released a few weeks ago, alongside a lyric video, but now the YNR MC has returned with a suitably slick video, shot in the lantern laden streets of London’s Chinatown. The track is produced by Keor Meteor and Jehst, and also features verses from Sonnyjim, Verbz and Jehst. The video was made by Bee Graphics.
New music from Confucius MC as he kicks off 2021 proceedings with a fresh banger. Lanterns brings a bit of light to the early year blues, thanks to a lyrical extravaganza involving four top tier rappers. As well as the man himself, there are also contributions from SonnyJim, Verbz and Jehst, raising the bar early for 2021 in the process. The track is produced by Keor Meteor and the lyric video was made by Bee Graphics. Streams are also available.
Pitch 92 is one of the collaboration kings, go check his 3rd Culture album for further proof. In the meantime though, get stuck into his latest single, which sees its release today and features yet another hefty guest list. Lord Apex, Jehst and Kiko Bun all bring their A game to the proceedings, with Pitch’s production verging into future funk & soul territory. The track is out now on High Focus and there is a limited 7″ vinyl edition available, which also includes Pitch’s previous single, Suttin’ In The Trunk.
Jehst keeps the loosies coming, as he releases a new single in honour of the day’s festivities. 420 Every Day is a thinking man’s weed anthem, aided in its appeal by some punchy horns-laced production from north of the border’s finest. Jaisu. You can stream the track below, with downloads up on the YNR Bandcamp. Continue reading “Jehst: 420 Every Day”→
Big bars here from Jehst, as he steps out of quarantine to remind us all why he is regarded as one of the UK’s best. State of the Union is just over two minutes of pure wordplay and craftsmanship, over some tight string-driven production from Pitch 92. Jehst’s UK tour has been rescheduled for October, with tickets remaining valid. More info on his site.