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.Continue reading “Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean: EGO (Stream)”
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.Continue reading “Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean ft. Skyzoo: Hating”
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.Continue reading “Solemn Brigham: South Sinner Street (Stream)”
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.Continue reading “Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean ft. Marv Won & Black Milk”
Two for one on the latest video from Skyzoo, continuing the run of gems to be lifted from his recent album. All The Brilliant Things is out now on Mello Music Group.
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.Continue reading “L’Orange: The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Better (Stream)”
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.Continue reading “Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean: Don’t Pull + LP News”
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.
The latest release from Homeboy Sandman touched down last week, featuring full production from Aesop Rock. Anjelitu is a project of two halves, having been written while Homeboy Sandman was in two very different places mentally. For more on the backstory behind its creation, you can read my recent interview with HS over at Grown Up Rap, and you can hear the whole EP for yourself below, with downloads available via Bandcamp.Continue reading “Homeboy Sandman: Anjelitu (Stream)”
Next month sees the arrival of the new release from Homeboy Sandman, in the form of his Anjelitu EP. The EP is produced in its entirety by Aesop Rock and for his latest single, Sands has treated us to the closing track from the project, which also features a vocal feature from his Lice partner. You can listen to the track below and then pre-orders for the EP are available via Bandcamp, were you will also find a couple more tracks to stream.Continue reading “Homeboy Sandman ft. Aesop Rock: Lice Team, Baby”