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On Wednesday it was announced that High Focus had increased their numbers once again, with the introduction of TrueMendous onto their roster. It’s a win on two levels, as TrueMendous is an incredible MC who deserves more recognition, but also she is the first female artists to be signed by the label since their inception back in 2010, which is definitely a move in the right direction. For her debut HF release, the Birmingham MC has teamed up with label-mate Pitch 92 for That Don’t Mean, which provides a perfect snapshot of her energetic flows. The video was made by Leon Matthews. That Don’t Mean is available to stream now and stay tuned for more new music from TrueMendous coming soon.

Fresh out today, comes the debut LP from Joe Publik. Following on the back of a couple of strong singles, Stubborn Vectis is a healthy blend of precision lyricism and often jazzy production from an artist who has been feverishly honing his talents over the last few years to great effect. While the main star of the album is Joe on production and mic duties, he is joined by a strong supporting cast, including Scorzayzee, Res One, Chillman, G00SE, Coosie, Awfer, Lazy Habits and Clippa Sound. The LP can be heard in full below, with various physical and digital options available via Played Out Records. Read the rest of this entry »

The Lasso returns with a new collaboration, this time with Tucson MC, Psypiritual. As the title and artwork might suggest, this is an album with heavy psychedelic influences at work, one that sounds like it could have concocted in the midst of an 70’s acid binge in the deserts that surround Psypiritual’s hometown. Elements of funk and soul collide with psych rock guitars, while Psypiritual unleashes his lyrical streams, which put him in a similar class as the likes of Jeremiah Jae. The full album can be heard below and downloads are available over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Another rugged gem from Dueling Experts (Verbal Kent and Recognize Ali), following on from the release of their debut LP at the end of last month. The Chicago and Ghana representatives have opted for a single producer on the album, namely underground legend, Lord Beatjitzu, and together they have cooked up an album which feels steeped in that rough around the edges, DIY, 90’s dingy basement studio vibe. It also helps that both Verbal and Ali are impeccable wordsmiths. The video for Dark Ninjas can be seen above and the full self-titled album can be heard below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Boldy James recently released his latest collaboration with Alchemist and it is arguably their strongest union to date. Scrape The Bowl is the latest track to be lifted from the album and features Griselda favourite, Benny The Butcher. The Price Of Tea In China is out now on all the usual platforms.

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.

New music from Children of Zeus, as they release a double AA-side single for the Valentine’s Day celebrations. It really is a two part affair, with the soulful first track, Royal, sounding like it just walked out of the 70’s, while Get What’s Yours has a distinctly more potent neo soul vibe. Both tracks were written and produced by Konny and Tyler. You can stream them below and a limited edition 7″ is also available. Read the rest of this entry »

A big transatlantic bars fest here, as Da Flyy Hooligan joins forces with CRIMEAPPLE for this new single. And the collaborations’s strengths don’t end there, as the track is produced by the mighty, Oh No, with cuts from the legendary, Jazz T. It’s a pleasure to see these sorts of partnerships sparking up across the waters and I hope more follow suit. The video was made by Ringz Ov Saturn.

A loosie from Lunar C, as he joins forces with Lefty and Henny Hurtz for Blood Orange. Apparently the track and video were recorded and shot within 24 hours, sparked by a heavy blood orange gin session. The track is produced by Ocelot. Stay tuned for my new interview with Lunar coming soon. Read the rest of this entry »

New dope from CLBRKS as he teases us with the prospect of another collaboration, this time with producer, OGBLOOPS. The pair have an EP en route, with Jaguar serving as the first taster. The video was made by Honey JD. Pre-orders for the David Hockney EP are available now via Soul Tapes. Read the rest of this entry »