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Two Detroit legends combine their talents and experience to great effect, as Big Tone and House Shoes bless us with their Big Shoes project. From My Mouth To Gods Ears is just one of the gems the album holds, now accompanied by a fresh video from Aux Cinema. The album also features fellow Detroit rap alumni Quelle Chris and Denmark Vessey, as well as Blu, Jimetta Rose, 87 and Mosel. You can hear the full album below and head over to Fat Beats to check the physical editions. Read the rest of this entry »

The second Your Old Droog project in as many months emerged last week, as the New York MC and producer released Transportation. He was already being touted as a contender for your album of the year lists with It Wasn’t Even Close and by all accounts Transportation seems to be getting similar responses. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

One of a number of undoubtedly strong projects released today is the latest solo effort from Quelle Chris. Having already been treated to a few tasters from Guns, including the title track and Straight Shot which features a surprising appearance from UK comedian, James Acaster, it was already pretty clear that this album was going to be another success for Quelle. Armed with his usual brand of wry humour and social commentary, the NY-based artist allows us to laugh at some of the current situations, where otherwise we might have no choice but to cry. The album is produced by Quelle, alongside Dane and Chris Keys. There are a stack of great features too including Jean Grae, Mach-Hommy, Cavalier and Denmark Vessey. Guns is ready to stream in full below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

After a couple of audio leaks from his upcoming Guns album, Quelle Chris returned to the fore today with the first video to be taken from the project. Obamacare is co-produced by frequent collaborator, Chris Keys, who also plays the drums and the exquisite bassline, described by Quelle as “the real star of the song, the real cherry on top, the Vanjie Drag Race exit”. The animated video is another of Quelle’s projects, something you can tell he has a lot of fun making. He said it has a drip of homage for Terry Gilliam (a favourite of mine), but that’s the first person I thought of when I saw it, especially those old Monty Python interludes.
Guns is due for release on 29 March on Mello Music Group.

Another great cut from the upcoming Quelle Chris album, as the Detroit MC and producer treats us to the next bullet in the chamber – Straight Shot, produced by frequent collaborator, Chris Keys. Featuring a host of great names including Cavalier, Bilal Salaam, Eldar Djangirov and a surprising but welcome poetry appearance by UK comedian, James Acaster, the track is an altogether more mellow affair than its predecessor, which only makes me more intrigued for how the album is going to sound as a whole. Straight Shot is available to stream below, with pre-orders for the album now live via Bandcamp. The release date is scheduled for 29 March. Read the rest of this entry »

A welcome return for Quelle Chris and the announcement of his new solo album. Guns is the titular track from the project and is available to stream below. The full album is due for release on 29 March, including features from the likes of Denmark Vessey, Mach Hommy, Jean Grae and Cavalier. Pre-orders are now live over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

As I reported at the end of last month, a new Sean Price album was looming thanks to a collaboration with Philly producer, Small Professor. 86 Witness arrived in full on Friday and serves as a worthy addition to P’s weighty back catalogue. As alluded to in the title, the album is a homage to 1986 so expect a lot of timely references in the track names and beyond. Unlike some posthumous projects, 86 Witness has a really solid flow to it and is devoid of the clunky sound that plagues other releases made in a similar fashion. Read the rest of this entry »

In a great end to a shit week, today sees the release of the new album from Hock Tu Down – aka Lee Scott and Reklews. The Blah OGs originally formed the duo back in 2009, when they released their Prozium Peddlin album, followed the year after by Something Strange. Both those projects proved popular and with good reason, as the duo’s brand of self-proclaimed paranoid druggy rap came with a chemistry that just made the music enjoyable – as with pretty much everything Blah puts out. Read the rest of this entry »

A suitably dope video has emerged for one of the gems to be found on the recent album from Jean Grae and Quelle Chris. My Contribution To This Scam has been bolstered in its brilliance with a great animated video from Crankbunny. If you’re not familiar with Crankbunny’s work, go Google the name and find yourself in awe of their paper engineering skills. The track is lifted from Everything’s Fine, which is out now on Mello Music Group.