Marlowe: Past Life

Pleased to see the return of Marlowe, as L’Orange and Solemn Brigham ready us for the third chapter of their acclaimed collaboration. Past Life is the first single from the upcoming album and should serve as a fine reminder of why we should be happy to hear them back at it. Marlowe 3 is due for release on 28 October via Mello Music Group.

Namir Blade: Mephisto

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.

Quelle Chris ft. MoRuf & Pink Siifu: The Sky Is Blue Because The Sunset Is Red

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.

A. Billi Free & The Lasso: They Wonder

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.

A. Billi Free & The Lasso: Thrive, Despite

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 & 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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