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The third single from the forthcoming L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae album emerged this week and it’s another good omen. Featuring some excellent conceptual animation from Eric Power, the track is laced with pitched down sample, with Jae’s lyrical stream flowing freely as per. Complicate Your Life With Violence is due for release on 4 October via Mello Music Group.

There’s a new album incoming, from the always on point, Apollo Brown. The Detroit Producer is drawing on the multitude of talent contained within his city’s walls, as he drafts over 50 artists into the project. There are contributions from the likes of Slum Village, Chris Orrick, Illa J, Guilty Simpson and Boog Brown. The first single emerged this week and features Black Milk, Ketchphraze and DJ Los. You can stream the track, God Help Me, below and pre-orders are available over on Bandcamp. Sincerely, Detroit is due for release on 29 October via Mello Music Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Skyzoo and Pete Rock treat us to the second single from their forthcoming abum, featuring an altogether ridiculous list of guests. The NY duo are joined by four lyrical heavyweights on Eastern Conference All Stars, as Griselda’s Westside Gunn, Conway and Benny The Butcher all hitting the booth, with Detroit favourite, Elzhi completing the line-up. It’s as powerful as you can imagine and you can hear for yourself below. The album, Retropolitan, is due for release on Mello Music Group on 20 September.

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New music from Homeboy Sandman as he announces the imminent arrival of latest album. It was a few months ago when the Queens MC signed to Mello Music Group, which led us to believe that a new project would be follow. That certainly was correct, as next month sees the arrival of Dusty, which is produced entirely by Mono En Stereo. Featuring Quelle Chris and Your Old Droog, the album looks set to be another jewel in the crown of both Sands and MMG. You can hear the first single, Far Out, below and pre-orders can be found on Bandcamp.

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Another chapter from the upcoming L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae album has been revealed, in the form of Borrowed Brass. This time round they are joined by the always on point, Zeroh, as well as Philadelphia rapper, Lojii. You can stream the track below and free downloads are available over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

More good news from the Mello Music camp, as L’Orange announces his latest album – a reunion with the ever-impressive Jeremiah Jae. Their previous album, The Night Took Us In Like Family, is still my favourite work from L’Orange, which is saying a lot considering how much gold he has produced over the years. Today sees the release of the first single from the new album and it seems as if they have picked up exactly where they left off, as the song opens with a sample from some old hard-boiled gangster movie – a running theme in The Night Took Us… You can pre-order Complicate Your Life With Violence over on Bandcamp.

Strong start to the forthcoming album from Skyzoo and Pete Rock. Ever since the veteran producer announced he was teaming up with the Brooklyn lyricist, I’ve been patiently waiting to hear what they have been cooking up and this first taste does not disappoint. The beat is apparently an unearthed gem from Rock’s undoubtedly vast back catalogue, which he first made 25 years ago, around the same time he was working on tracks like The World Is Yours for Nas. It’s remained untouched since then, but still sounds like the perfect foundation for Skyzoo to work his magic. You can hear the track below and stay tuned for the album, Retropolitan, which is coming out on 20 September on Mello Music Group. Read the rest of this entry »

A few weeks ago we were treated to the arrival of a new album from one of my favourite artists at work right now. Chris Orrick has always been a very relatable MC for me, thanks to his lyrical, often misanthropic, explorations of working class life, addiction and even grief. He is one of a few artists who can bring me to tears with one song – Instinctive Drowning – and make me laugh with another – Porn & Milk. Out To Sea is the Detroit MC’s latest effort and it is another raw, honest journey inside his mind and his outlook on life. As Mello Music Group said of the album – “If it hurts to listen to this record, it should”. There are shots at the far right, a comment on feeling isolated from society and bursts of his aforementioned comedy, on tracks like Liquor Store Hustle. For me the album is the ideal soundtrack for the current climate in terms of politics, uncertainty and anger, as well as being a fine addition to Orrick’s pretty much flawless back catalogue. Out To Sea is available to stream in full below and you can find downloads over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Another jewel from the crown that is Nolan The Ninja’s most recent album, as he delivers the latest video from the project – Bloom. The track is produced by Diego and is lifted from Sportee, which is out now on Mello Music Group.

Quelle Chris reflects on what we leave behind and how well are we remembered when we’re gone, on the latest track to be lifted from his acclaimed new album, Guns. The nostalgic video for WYRM (Will You Remember Me) was shot on Super 8 by GrĂ©goire Verbeke, one afternoon in Brussels. Guns is out now on Mello Music Group.