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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Surprise single from L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae, as they unveil another track from their forthcoming sophomore album. Complicate Your Life With Violence is due for release on 4 October via Mello Music Group.
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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.
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”
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.
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.
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)”
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.
The coming of a new L’Orange project is always a cause for celebration in my eyes and the latest one looks set to prove me right once again. Mello Music Group recently announced the producer’s latest venture, alongside North Carolina MC, Solemn Brigham.
Apparently the pair – who together are called Marlowe – started working together 10 years ago and have now decided to release a full-length project. Lost Arts is the lead single and features some pretty rapid fire flows from Brigham. Interesting to see how the rest of the album manifests itself. The album is due out on 13 July.
An album that I am very much looking forward to is the latest from Chris Orrick, an MC who routinely writes songs that resonate with me on a deeply personal level – Instinctive Drowning being a prime example. Yesterday Wax Poetics premiered the latest video for the project, Design Flaw.
The L’Orange produced track, features a puppet dealing with his own downward spiral and as director Malcolm Critcher said, the fact that he is in “denial of the fact that he is an inanimate object”. Portraits is due out on Mello Music Group on 4 May.