DJ MUGGS & MF DOOM – DEATH WISH FT. FREDDIE GIBBS

You may not know that you’re familiar with the work of DJ Muggs, but given that the producer masterminded the work of Cypress Hill, you almost certainly will be. ‘Death Wish’ is the first taste of Chapter One of a new project for Muggs, entitled ‘Assassination Day’. To be released on his own label Soul…

SLOWTHAI – POLAROID

One can’t help but think that Slowthai is releasing music the way it should be released in 2018.  Each drop from the promising young Northampton feels carefully considered and laser-sighted.  New single ‘Polaroid’ is no exception; a starkly simple beat and Slowthai’s abbrasive bars soundtrack a disturbing new video directed by The Rest in which…

THE CARTERS – EVERYTHING IS LOVE

Having premiered ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’ on Tidal over the weekend alongside new video ‘APESHIT’, Beyonce & Jay Z release their new collaborative album on all platforms. The album completes the trilogy of Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s relationship as told through their albums. ‘LEMONADE’ laid bare Jay’s infidelity, ‘4:44’ can be seen as his apology, and ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’ their…

JELANI BLACKMAN – GO LOW

Jelani Blackman drops a visual for new track ‘Go Low’ Ft. NewAgeMuzik.  Released via AMF Records, ‘Go Low’ kicks off with a lurching, bass-heavy beat over which a tuned-down Blackman drops deep, confident bars leading into an arrestingly simple, infectious hook.  The colourful, dynamic video comes courtesy of London-based creative agency Paq.  “Every video I’ve done so far has been…

JAY ROCK – REDEMPTION

Jay Rock releases his third studio album ‘Redemption’, his first body of work since his motorcycle accident in early 2016.  I’m just here to give you the real, man,” he says, “and just basically give y’all more of me.  And just showing you my growth, that’s basically what I’m doing on this album…  Like I said,…

NAS – NASIR

‘Nasir’ is the new, self-titled album by New York Rap legend Nas.  The album’s executive producer Kanye West teased the release on Twitter earlier this summer, before its live-streamed premiere last night underneath the Queensboro Bridge in Nas’ native Queens.  With features from The Dream featuring heavily, beats by Ye and of course the seemingly-obligatory…

IAMDDB – DRIPPY

Manchester’s finest and Province ‘one to watch in 2018’ IAMDDB releases new track ‘Drippy’, accompanied by an effortlessly stylish video. A confident statement, it’s the first track to be taken from her forthcoming EP ‘Flight Mode Vol.4’ [June 22] and sees the MC assert herself over a cool, synth-laden beat: “The way I walk, look…