Top tier link up here, as Lord Apex joins forces with the forever on point, Drae Da Skimask, for The Elevated and Elusive. Apparently the tracks were recorded over a span of five years, which Apex says should answer some questions about his whereabouts. You can sample some of the tracks below, with ‘name your price’ downloads available via Bandcamp.Continue reading “Lord Apex & Drae Da Skimask: The Elevated and Elusive (Stream)”
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Slim’s Pickings 2022 Pt. 2
Following on from last week’s continued roundup of some of my favourite releases from 2022, I’m back with what I thought was going to be my final selection. The original plan was to cover 30 EPs and albums, but as time has gone on my mind has decided to trigger more musical memories from the year. Add to that the fact that the last breaths of 2022 brought us a few more releases and I realise now that I could easily do a top 40 (shout out to 80’s Sunday evenings on Radio One). So without further ado, here are my next ten choices, and as usual they arrive in no particular order beyond the sequence my memory brought them to the surface. The third and final instalment will follow shortly.Continue reading “Slim’s Pickings 2022 Pt. 2”
Gangster Doodles: Gangster Music Vol.2 (Stream)
Pleased to see the full release of the latest Gangster Doodles curated extravaganza. The infamous cartoonist has selected a wealth of talented types for the project, with MCs and producers from both sides of the Atlantic, and from all walks of rap life, rubbing shoulders on the tracklist. The compilation weighs in at 28 tracks, so a track by track breakdown would be too much, but to give you a decent overview, there are cuts from the likes of Black Milk, Zeroh, Ohbliv, Gaslamp Killer, King Kashmere, Lil B and Lord Apex, to name a very select few. You can hear a selection of tracks below, with downloads and physicals available via Bandcamp.Continue reading “Gangster Doodles: Gangster Music Vol.2 (Stream)”
Gangster Doodles: Gangster Music Vol.2 (Pre-order)
Good news from the world of Gangster Doodles, as he announces the upcoming release of the second installment from his Gangster Music compilation series. Two and a half years after the release of the first volume, the Toronto artist is now blessing us with another handpicked selection of tracks which span the rap world – 28 in total!!
You can hear a taster below, in the form of Champion by Mike G and Lil B, with the rest of the album boasting material from the likes of Open Mike Eagle, Black Milk, Lord Apex, Zeroh and King Kashmere, to name but a few. Pre-orders for the Gangster Music Vol.2 are available now, as well as a whole bunch of different bundle options. Check the Bandcamp page for more information. The album is set for release on 15 October.
Sonnyjim & Buckwild ft. Lord Apex: The Process
Cross generational goodness here, as Sonnyjim and Buckwild release another gem from the stash of their recent LP. The Process sees the transatlantic duo teaming up with one of the most prominent voices of the next wave of UK talent, thanks to a typically tight feature from Lord Apex. The track is lifted from Coke Le Roc, which is out now via all the usual spots.
Lord Apex: Speak For Yourself
New one from Lord Apex, Speak For Yourself, where we find him drifting across the soulful loops of droppedmilk’s production. It has a familiar feel to it, perhaps setting the mood for the Madlib produced tracks he has lurking in the stash. The track is lifted from from the recently released Smoke Sessions 3 and the video was made by Aboveground.
Pitch 92 ft. Kiko Bun, Lord Apex & Jehst: Good With Me
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.
Pitch 92 ft. Lord Apex: Suttin’ In The Trunk
Pitch 92 is back with a bang, as he unveils his latest single. It’s the first new music we have heard from the High Focus producer since the arrival of his Question of Time album, which he released alongside Verb T last year. High Focus have been recently hinting that Pitch had been busy in the lab and now the fruits of his labour are being given life, starting off with Suttin’ In The Trunk, which features a tight guest appearance from Lord Apex. No word on an album yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t least get to hear more new bits from Pitch very soon.
GROUP ft. Lord Apex: Everything I Know
New music from the Blah camp, as GROUP announce their arrival with the release of their debut single, Everything I Know. No official info about the crew has been released yet, other than the fact that the track is produced by Jack Chard, but you will probably recognise the other members when you hear them. Everything I Know also features a slick verse from Lord Apex. This is the first single from GROUP’s forthcoming vinyl release, 1. More news on all that coming soon.