Catching Flies ft. Jehst & Blu: Yŭ (Pt. 2)

Nice track here from Catching Flies, as he follows up one of his recent album tracks with a second chapter. On Yŭ (Pt. 2), the London producer has enlisted rap talent from both sides of the Atlantic, scoring two great features from Blu and Jehst. The album, Silver Linings, is out now on Indigo Soul.

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Lunar C: Very Important (Stream)

Another important release that has surfaced in the end of year flurry, is the latest album from Lunar C. After the success of his Dirtbrain LP last year, the Bradford rapper delivers an album which finds him sharper and more entertaining than ever. It’s the same blend of depraved humour, killer punchlines, self-deprecation and hilarious braggadocio, but with a more focused and cohesive feel. There are guest spots this time too, including VVV’s Juga-Naut, who kills his verse on Last Action Hero, and Roll Deep favourite, Mango, who joins Jehst and Lunar on Zero Fux. I can’t find much information on the production credits, but I know Pitch 92 and Jehst definitely both played a part, and I would hazard a guess that beats from HashFinger and Muckaniks are probably in the mix as well. The whole album can be streamed below and downloads can be found on Bandcamp.

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Jehst ft. Confucius MC: Autumn Nights

Autumn Nights is the brand new single from UK hip hop veteran, Jehst, which emerged this week. The track is produced by Keor Meteor and also features a guest spot from regular Jehst collaborator, Confucius MC. Upcoming tour dates have also been announced, which hopefully means that a new Jehst project is on the horizon. You can listen to the full track below.

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Lunar C: Very Important

A very welcome return to the blog from Lunar C, as he kicks of a new week with a brand new track. On Very Important, the Bradford MC outlines just how important he is compared to the rest of us mere mortals, over some stunning production from Jehst and Pitch 92. For a man who is already renowned for his highly skilled wordplay, Lunar seems to be getting even better which means his new album should push him ever higher into the UK rap stratosphere. The video was made by Killmoney and keep an eye out for a couple of cheeky cameos.

Joe Armon-Jones ft. Jehst: The Leo & Aquarius

Joe Armon-Jones recently gave life to his second solo release, in which he showcases his multiple disciplines alongside a bevy of talent including Georgia Anne Muldrow and Obongjayar, as well as frequent collaborators, Nubya Garcia and Oscar Jerome. The project draws on a number of influences outside of jazz, with hip hop, RnB and funk all finding their way into the mix. The Leo & Aquarius, which you can listen to above, sees the Ezra Collective founding member teaming up with YNR Records head and UKHH stalwart, Jehst. Turn to Clear View is out now on Brownswood Recordings.

Pitch 92 ft. LayFullStop, Jehst & Sparkz: Kingdom

As you may have noticed if you follow me on socials, the forthcoming album from Pitch 92 has a ridiculously strong list of guest features. Not only that but the various combinations of MCs and vocalists that he’s chosen for each track are all pretty special.
The first single had MysDiggi, Verb T and Kashmere united on the same beat and for the latest video, we’ve got another killer combo. Kingdom sees UK vet, Jehst, teamed up with two Manchester favourites – Sparkz and LayFullStop. The whole thing is tied up with a nifty video from Jay Bannister.
Third Culture is set for release on 28 February on High Focus.

Jehst: Billy Green’s Theme

Good to see the release of a new video from Billy Green is Dead, Jehst’s most recent album. This time round it’s the self-produced Billy Green’s Theme, which features another great animated accompaniment from Monsta Animation. Jehst embarks on his UK tour this week, alongside Confucius MC and Pitch 92, as well as a live band. They kick off in Bristol tomorrow night. Billy Green is Dead is out now on YNR Productions.

Hock Tu Down: Hock Tu 3 (Stream)

In a great end to a shit week, today sees the release of the new album from Hock Tu Down – aka Lee Scott and Reklews. The Blah OGs originally formed the duo back in 2009, when they released their Prozium Peddlin album, followed the year after by Something Strange. Both those projects proved popular and with good reason, as the duo’s brand of self-proclaimed paranoid druggy rap came with a chemistry that just made the music enjoyable – as with pretty much everything Blah puts out. Continue reading “Hock Tu Down: Hock Tu 3 (Stream)”