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It’s been 12 years since Mr Lif and Akrobatik released their Perceptionists album, along with DJ Fakts One. Those years have been stress-laden to say the least, with Lif surviving a very nasty accident on his tour bus and Akrobatik suffering major heart trauma, resulting in emergency open-heart surgery. They both survived to tell the tale though and also make a new album together. Resolution is due out on 28 July on Mello Music Group and you can hear the first track below – Hose Down featuring Syne. Pre-orders are available here. Read the rest of this entry »

Emotionally rousing new video from Stik Figa, for Holding Back Tears, which is lifted from his recent Central Standard Time album. Produced by Apollo Brown, the track is inspired by Stik Figa’s experiences as a black man living in America.
As he says in the release notes, it’s about “the constant push and pull of what is considered acceptable versus how I feel, and making the right choices for my survival and being able to keep my conscious intact. I’m sure many can relate, so, I thought I would share, and be transparent about it all.”

Austin-based producer and MMG affiliate, Gensu Dean, is back with another collaboration, following on from last year’s Whole Food epic with Denmark Vessey. This time round he joins forces with Wise Intelligent, an MC perhaps best known as being a founding member of Poor Righteous Teachers. Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s a great video for a great song – Stars by Red Pill. Lifted from his acclaimed Instinctive Drowning album, he wrote the song while on tour and it was borne from the fact he didn’t feel he was on par with the people he was touring with. As Pill says, “I was balancing my self-consciousness with a small taste of fame, all the while being homesick”. Ill poetic is behind the production on the track and the brilliant stop-motion video was made by Eric Power. The LP is available now on Mello Music Group.

Quelle Chris has also released one of my favourite albums of the year so far, in the form of Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often. Last week saw the release of the next video from the album, which sees Chris teaming up with his buddy/himself (played by Don Will). The album is out now via Mello Music Group.

Not sure how I missed this at the start of the month, but Kool Keith released another video from his recent Feature Magnetic project. Edo G joins him this time round, with production coming from Ol Man 80zz & Futurewave. The LP is available now on Mello Music Group.

Star your week off right with the new video from Oddisee. The Brooklyn-based MC recently released his new album, The Iceberg, which is full of the same dope that he has been consistently putting out for the past few years. Here is a prime example of why the new album is proving so popular – NNGE (Never Not Getting Enough), featuring a nice guest spot from Toine. The Iceberg is available now on the Mello Music Group label.

New album and a new video from Quelle Chris, as he releases the deservedly hyped, Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often and this accompanying video for Birthdaze.
There is a cameo from long term partner in crime, Jean Grae, as well as some nice shooting by Dunce Videos. The album is out today on Mello Music Group and you can cop it here. I recently interviewed Quelle Chris for Grown Up Rap, which you can find here.

Apollo Brown and Skyzoo released a great album last year, one of many highlights from the Mello Music Group family. Nodding Off was one of my favourites from the project and fittingly brought it to a close. The Easy Truth LP is available to buy now over on Bandcamp.

New from Stik Figa comes Cold, the next track to be taken from his Central Standard Time album. This particular track is produced by his label mate, L’Orange and features some local scenes, as Stik Figa takes us round his hometown of Topeka, Kansas. The album is out today on Mello Music Group and you can buy it here.