Homeboy Sandman: Trauma

Last Friday saw the release of a bunch of potential classics, including the latest from Homeboy Sandman. Again, I’ve got a full review coming in The Wire, so for now enjoy this latest video from the album, which features production from Quelle Chris. Don’t Feed The Monster is out now on Mello Music Group.

Homeboy Sandman: Trauma + LP News

News emerged this week, that Homeboy Sandman is preparing to release a new album. Don’t Feed The Monster was announced a few days ago, along with the release of the lead single from the album. It’s produced in its entirety by fellow label-mate, Quelle Chris, which is a definite plus point as Quelle remains one of the most consistently strong, yet underrated, producers of the last decade. You can hear Trauma below and pre-orders for the album are available now, with a release date set for 16 October. Continue reading “Homeboy Sandman: Trauma + LP News”

Quelle Chris & Chris Keys ft. Earl Sweatshirt, Denmark Vessey, Merrill Garbus & Big Sen: MIRAGE

A hefty track here from Quelle Chris and Chris Keys, as they keep the hype up for their forthcoming return to the Innocent Country. On MIRAGE, they are joined by a superb list of guests, as Earl Sweatshirt, Denmark Vessey, Merrill Garbis and Big Sen all add their flavours to the mix. It’s probably my favourite cut from the album yet, with the exception of Sudden Death, which is just a sort of beautiful anomaly. You can stream MIRAGE below and pre-orders for Innocent Country 2 are also available. It’s out on 24 April via Mello Music Group. Continue reading “Quelle Chris & Chris Keys ft. Earl Sweatshirt, Denmark Vessey, Merrill Garbus & Big Sen: MIRAGE”

Quelle Chris & Chris Keys ft. Merrill Garbus, Cavalier & Homeboy Sandman: Sacred Safe

More new music from Quelle Chris and Chris Keys as they continue the promo run for their forthcoming Innocent Country 2 album. On the almost prescient Sacred Safe, Quelle is joined by Cavalier, Homeboy Sandman and Tune-Yards instigator, Merrill Garbus, for an exploration on the theme of finding peace while your mind is waging war. The track premiered over on Hypebeast yesterday, along with a Q&A with Quelle.

Quelle Chris & Chris Keys ft. Joseph Chilliams & Cavalier: Living Happy (Video)

Quelle Chris and Chris Keys stay providing the upbeat soundtrack we need right now, with the next single from Innocent Country 2. You might have already heard Living Happy when I posted some details about the album not long ago, but now there is an equally cheerful little animated clip to accompany it. Also accompanying are fellow MCs, Cavalier and Joseph Chilliams, with the latter deserving some sort of prize for rhyming ‘Maury Show’ with ‘glory holes’. Innocent Country 2 is out on 24 April on Mello Music Group.

Quelle Chris & Chris Keys: Living Happy + LP News

Some good news to break up the seemingly endless stream of fear pouring out of every media outlet right now, as Quelle Chris and Chris Keys announce the forthcoming release of a new album. Acting as a successor to their previous collaboration back in 2015, Innocent Country 2, has all the tell-tale signs of yet another win for Quelle and his label home, Mello Music Group. The lead single from the album was released a few weeks back and came as a welcome surprise, as Quelle swapped rapping for singing resulting in a joyous 3.5 minutes of escapism. The latest single, Living Happy, is available to listen to below, with the two Chrisses(?) being joined by Cavalier and Joseph Hilliums. The rest of the album boasts features from billy woods, Homeboy Sandman, Pink Siifu, Earl Sweatshirt and lots more. It’s scheduled for release on 24 April and pre-orders are available now. Continue reading “Quelle Chris & Chris Keys: Living Happy + LP News”

Duncecap ft. Quelle Chris: What Have I Done To Myself

A fresh video from Duncecap as he delivers another single from his Backwoodz debut. What Have I Done To Myself is an angsty, self-deprecating dissection of life’s regrets, perfectly accompanied by a guest verse from Dunce’s friend and regular collaborator, Quelle Chris. The track is produced by ELUCID. Miserable Then is available to stream now.

Spectacular Diagnostics: Raw Unknown (Stream)

A big release here from the prolific Chicago producer with the excellent name, Spectacular Diagnostics, as he unveils his Raw Unknown album. SD has managed to amass a hefty list of features for the album, including guest spots from Quelle Chris, billy woods, Vic Spencer, Koncept Jack$on, Rome Streetz and Sadhu Gold, plus a nice little handstyle from Kid Acne on the artwork. You can stream Raw Unknown for yourself in full below. Continue reading “Spectacular Diagnostics: Raw Unknown (Stream)”