DANNY BROWN – DIRTY LAUNDRY

Danny Brown drops new single ‘Dirty Laundry’ alongside details of a new album entitled ‘uknowhatimsayin¿.’  The track comprises a lilting beat courtesy of Q-Tip, over which Brown inhabits a kind of low-life character, who recounts tales of drug abuse and strip shows. ‘Dirty Laundry’ comes complete with a highly entertaining, Simon Cahn-directed visual that’s definitely…

STORMZY – SOUNDS OF THE SKENG

Stormzy teased new single ‘Sounds of the Skeng’ with a photo of him boxing last week.  While the tabloids speculated whether or not this was a reference to his recent ex-girlfriend’s new friendship with boxer Anthony Joshua, Stormzy remained quiet and let the music do the talking.  ‘Sounds of The Skeng’ is a Sir Spyro-produced…

GOLDLINK – U SAY [FT. TYLER, THE CREATOR & JAY PRINCE]

‘U Say’ comes as the third single from Goldlink’s upcoming album ‘DIASPORA,’ featuring vocals on the hook from the UK’s Jay Prince and bars from none other than Tyler, The Creator. The track fuses mellow instrumentation underpinned by an infectious beat straight out of the Baile Funk handbook, as the three muse on past escapades…

JELANI BLACKMAN – CHEERS

Jelani Blackman raises a glass to the events, people and places that have contributed to his experience thusfar on new track ‘Cheers’.  It’s a personal and yet universal reminder to take stock; “Cheers to the sunshine and the rum punch / Cheers to my family, cheers to my mum / Cheers to the grey skies…

KANO – HOODIES ALL SUMMER

Kano’s sixth studio album ‘Hoodies All Summer’ comes after a three year hiatus following his last LP ‘Made In The Manor.’  Kano, one of Grime’s “old guard” re-enforces his vital importance in the scene with an album that addresses the nation; it’s fiery and provocative, but more considered and precise, potentially, than anything the genre…

HAICH BER NA – NOWHERE LIKE IT

Haich Ber Na [formerly Haich] has clearly been busy behind the scenes since the release of his debut EP ‘Unbalanced’ last year.  New single ‘Nowhere Like It’ is sparse and experimental, written, recorded and mixed by himself at his home studio based in Lewisham, South London, with vocals and bass parts added by close collaborator…

NAS – THE LOST TAPES 2

‘The Lost Tapes 2’ is a compilation of previously unreleased tracks by legendary New York MC, Nas, taken from recording sessions for his previous four albums; ‘Hip Hop Is Dead,’ ‘Untitled,’ ‘Life Is Good’ and NASIR. The last instalment in the series came in 2002, and this time around tracks left on the cutting room…