Apollo Brown & Stalley: Blacklight + LP Stream

Apollo Brown is back at it, as he teams up with Stalley for a new project. The Mello Music producer has been on a godlike run over the last few years and this latest continues the trend. Blacklight is the titular track from the album, accompanied by visuals from Maxx & Madison. The full album can be explored below, with more streaming options available via Mello.

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Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean: EGO (Stream)

Following on from the much deserved anticipation surrounding its arrival, the new album from Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean saw its full release last week. Guilty has been one of the most reliable artists in rap for a long time, thanks to a consistency that almost guarantees satisfaction with every project he blesses, and in Gensu he has found a creative partnership that reaches the same heights as his earlier works with Black Milk and Madlib. The guest stars help too, with Black Milk, Marv Won, Skyzoo, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Yarbrough bringing even more potency to an album that was already brimming over with appeal. You can hear a preview of EGO below, then head over to Mello Music for your vinyl and CD needs.

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Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean ft. Skyzoo: Hating

One last track squeezed out from Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean, before the album drops this Friday. The latest offering sees the duo levelling up on the lyrical side of the proceedings, thanks to an unsurprisingly tight verse from Skyzoo. The album, EGO, is out on 8 October via Mello Music Group.

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Solemn Brigham: South Sinner Street (Stream)

Fans of Marlowe take note, as I bring you the new solo album from Solemn Brigham. Having deservedly earned himself plenty of props from across the board for his work alongside L’Orange, the North Carolina rapper is now treating us to an album that further highlights his mastery, while also providing some insight into the decay of his hometown, Albemarle. Some fantastic production picks along the way, thanks to contributions from The Lasso, Kuartz, Supa K and L’Orange, among others. You can explore the album below, then head to Bandcamp to grab a download.

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Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean ft. Marv Won & Black Milk

Big Detroit energy on the latest single to be taken from the forthcoming album from Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean. Deep Breath features fellow Michigan legends, Marv Won and Black Milk, paving the way for another win for Guilty when the album sees its full release next month. You can listen to Deep Breath below.

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L’Orange: The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Better (Stream)

Continuing the instrumental run, we have the brand new release from L’Orange. Having already set himself up with a contender for Album of the Year with Imaginary Everything, alongside Namir Blade, the North Carolina producer thought he would brighten up the second half of the year with a new solo project. As the title suggests, the album’s mood reflects the current position we find ourselves in, as we face the litany of problems the world is experiencing and then learn how to cope. You can listen to The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Better below and there are downloads available over on Bandcamp.

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Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean: Don’t Pull + LP News

Always happy to see the release of fresh material from Guilty Simpson, so the recent announcement that he has teamed up with Gensu Dean for a new album is very welcome news. The album, EGO, is due for release next month on Mello Music Group and will be the first full length release from Gensu, since his 2017 collaboration alongside Wise Intelligent. This latest venture also features guest spots from Black Milk, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Skyzoo, MarvWon and Yarbrough. The announcement came with a first taste from the album, Don’t Pull, which you can hear below. Pre-orders for EGO are available now via Bandcamp.

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Solemn Brigham: Dirty Whip

New music from Solemn Brigham, as he gears up for the release of a new solo LP. The Marlowe MC teams up with Quakers producer, Supa K, for this latest track, which serves as an ode to, “someone who carried me and provided for me during tough times”, as the man himself says in the accompanying notes. Dirty Whip is taken from the album, South Sinner Street, which is due for release on Mello Music Group. More news on that soon.