Robert: Porridge (Stream)

A strong introduction here from Robert, with the arrival of his debut release, Porridge. The title track offers up an honest insight into prison life and the emotions that come with it, while Rag’N’Bone Man’s vocal support lends the track an even more impassioned edge. The remix is fortified even further thanks to features from Dirty Dike and Skinnyman. Then on the B-side we have Kelly Had a Seizure, which brings in the otherworldly presence of Kool Keith. Both tracks are produced by Sonnyjim and The Purist. Not bad for a debut. The blurb mentions an album too, Orange is the New Black, so I’m intrigued to hear what that has in store. You can hear the full set of tracks below, with physicals and downloads available via Bandcamp.

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Your Old Droog: Transportation (Stream)

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. Continue reading “Your Old Droog: Transportation (Stream)”

SonnyJim: Mud in My Malbec (Album Snippets)

Our only legit baller rapper has been relatively quiet over the past couple of years, in contrast to the prolific years that saw him and the whole EatGood roster knock out solid release after solid release. This hiatus is now officially over though, as the announcement that SonnyJim’s long awaited Mud in my Malbec LP will finally be released at the end of this month. Continue reading “SonnyJim: Mud in My Malbec (Album Snippets)”

The Purist & Westside Gunn ft. Roc Marciano: Perfect Plex

Great video here for a track lifted from the recent collaboration between Westside Gunn and The Purist. A homage to the old WWF days and in particular Mr Perfect. Featuring everyone’s favourite non-sequitur rapper, Roc Marciano. The joint project is available now, on a free download, over at the Daupe Bandcamp.

Twizzy: Keep The Faith

There aren’t many MCs I know who sound as hungry on a track as Twizzy does and no one I know who seems to have that hunger in him 24/7. Over the last few years I have watched him hone his skills and use his emotions to keep striving to better himself as a rapper. The results are tracks like this new one, produced by UK favourite 184, which you can grab on free download here.

Farma G: 08 – 05 – 74 – 21 – 07 – 76

Farma G shared this track a couple of days ago, which he says has been sitting on his hard drive for a long time. Produced by The Purist and titled with his and Chester P’s respective birthdays, this track is a moving account of his upbringing and subsequent years, dealing with things like his relationship with his parents and the birth of his first son, Aaron aka Remus.