Very happy to see the arrival of the latest solo effort from Namir Blade. Having caught my attention with his stunning Mello Music debut back in 2020 and then again last year when he teamed up with L’Orange for Imaginary Everything, Namir has proven himself time and time again, to be one of the most interesting voices on the label’s roster. The latest album, Metropolis, is out now and you can check out one of the tracks above, in the form of Mephisto, on which we hear Namir offering his take on the German folklore tale, Mephistopheles. Streams, downloads and physicals for the album are available now via Mello.
Just one of the many beautiful moments to be found on Quelle Chris’s most recent album, DEATHFAME, which was given life earlier this month. The Sky Is Blue… sees Quelle once again joining forces with Chris Keys, who co-produces the track alongside Knxwledge. He is also joined on the mic by MoRuf and Pink Siifu, who bring even more pleasantries to an already satisfying song. The video was made by Jabari Canada. DEATHFAME is out now via Mello Music Group.
More tasters from the forthcoming A. Billi Free and The Lasso album, as they treat us to another single. They Wonder is more of that genre-blending soulful nourishment that we’ve been introduced to in their previous collaborations, and once again it should make you even more intrigued and excited for the full length. Speaking of which, Holy Body Roll is out on 11 March via Mello Music Group.
The Lasso is back with more new music, continuing a run that has seen him at the helm of some of the most intriguing projects of the last few years. For this latest release, he has teamed up with A. Billi Free, the vocalist who has already had a hand in some of those aforementioned gems, including last year’s superb 2121. Thrive, Despite is our first glimpse of the forthcoming album, Holy Body Roll, and sets the scene with some soulful jazz-tinted production, adorned with some ultra smooth vocals from A. Billi Free. Holy Body Roll is due out on 11 March via Mello Music Group.
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.
A fresh drop from Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean, as they release the first video from their acclaimed new album, EGO. It was made by Bridgefall Studios. The album is out now via Mello Music Group.
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”