L’Orange & Namir Blade: Corner Store Scandal

A welcome return by L’Orange to the blog, as he announces his latest venture, alongside fellow Mello Music artist, Namir Blade. We last heard Namir on his 2020 release, Aphelion’s Traveling Circus, which shone bright during another exceptional year for the label. Now he’s returing to the fore with L’Orange, a producer who has yet to put a foot wrong in my eyes and ears, with this latest album shaping up to continue that trend. The first video, for Corner Store Scandal, was released this week, which you can see for yourself above and pre-orders for the album, Imaginary Everything, are available now.

Marlowe: Future Power Sources

Very happy to see the return of Marlowe – aka L’Orange and Solemn Brigham – as they bless us with the first single from their upcoming album. Their titular debut was one of 2018’s highlights and was widely acclaimed by fans and critics alike, so the anticipation for a follow-up has been mounting ever since. Future Power Sources is our first fresh material from the duo since then and I think it will act as the perfect dose for those fiendin’ for more of that potent social commentary and heavy, sample-driven production. The album, Marlowe 2, is due for release on 7 August via Mello Music Group.

L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae: Complicate Your Life With Violence (Stream)

Yesterday was a good day to be a rap fan, as we were blessed with the arrival of three very strong albums from across the board. One of those was the reunion album from L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae, as they returned to the studio to build on the successful foundations of their 2015 offering, The Night Took Us In Like Family.

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L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae: After Alley Life

The third single from the forthcoming L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae album emerged this week and it’s another good omen. Featuring some excellent conceptual animation from Eric Power, the track is laced with pitched down sample, with Jae’s lyrical stream flowing freely as per. Complicate Your Life With Violence is due for release on 4 October via Mello Music Group.

L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae ft. Zeroh & Lojii: Borrowed Brass

Another chapter from the upcoming L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae album has been revealed, in the form of Borrowed Brass. This time round they are joined by the always on point, Zeroh, as well as Philadelphia rapper, Lojii. You can stream the track below and free downloads are available over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae ft. Zeroh & Lojii: Borrowed Brass”

L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae: Dead Battery

More good news from the Mello Music camp, as L’Orange announces his latest album – a reunion with the ever-impressive Jeremiah Jae. Their previous album, The Night Took Us In Like Family, is still my favourite work from L’Orange, which is saying a lot considering how much gold he has produced over the years. Today sees the release of the first single from the new album and it seems as if they have picked up exactly where they left off, as the song opens with a sample from some old hard-boiled gangster movie – a running theme in The Night Took Us… You can pre-order Complicate Your Life With Violence over on Bandcamp.

Marlowe: Things We Summon

Yesterday saw the premiere of the latest video from L’Orange and Solemn Brigham, lifted from their recent Marlowe album. Brigham heralded Things We Summon as the smoothest cut on the album, while L’Orange says it is one of his favourites, but that it is not a song for everyone. Personally, I love it. In fact, the whole album is worthy of your attention and you can grab a copy now via Mello Music Group.

Marlowe: Marlowe (Stream)

Another album released today that is worthy of your attention is the latest offering from L’Orange, as he teams up with Solemn Brigham to form Marlowe. Their self-titled debut has already given us a couple of gems, but now we get treated to the whole album, which lives up to the high standards L’Orange has been setting over the years with his previous projects. No features, but Brigham is more than capable of keeping the momentum going on his own. You can stream the album below and Bandcamp has downloads available. Continue reading “Marlowe: Marlowe (Stream)”

Marlowe (L’Orange & Solemn Brigham): The Basement

Another cut from the forthcoming Marlowe album, courtesy of L’Orange and Solemn Brigham. The North Carolina MC gets into taxi driver mode for the video and brings a more melodic cadence to the track, while L’Orange whips up a typically jazzy beat on the production. The self-titled Marlowe album is due for release on Mello Music Group on 13 July.