ANDERSON .PAAK – KING JAMES

Anderson .Paak releases ‘King James,’ the first track from his forthcoming album ‘Ventura’ [April 12th]. The funky, blissed out track acts as an ode to businessman, philanthropist, and basketball player Lebron James. New albukm ‘Ventura’ is set to feature Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Nate Dogg, Lalah Hathaway and Sonyae Elise. .Paak explains:…

SCHOOLBOY Q – NUMB NUMB JUICE

ScHoolboy Q returns following a three year hiatus since last album ‘Blank Face‘ with ‘Numb Numb Juice’. The track is the lead single from Puffy’s upcoming fifth studio album, having first appeared as a 51 second studio snippet on Instagram. It’s a menacing cut that finds Q returning to the rap game with his “coins…

LORD OF THE MICS SETS SAIL FOR VOLUME 8

Lord Of The Mics is synonymous with Grime. It’s just about as Grime as Jammer’s basement, Nike Air Max or the Adenuga family. For almost 20 years now the brand has provided a platform for up-and-coming UK talent to show the rest of the scene what they’re made of. Beginning as a DVD box set…

DAVE – PSYCHODRAMA

Dave only officially announced ‘Psychodrama’ a matter of weeks ago on February 21 with the release of lead single ‘Black‘, but fans of the South London rapper have been waiting a long time for his debut album.  The LP comes in the form of excerpts from a year-long course of therapy; 11 songs that see…

TEK.LUN – BEAUCOUP FT MICK JENKINS

Baltimore producer Tek.Lun announces forthcoming EP ‘Blood’ [March 22] with ‘Beaucoup,’ an understated gem featuring Chicago’s Mick Jenkins.  Although quite unexpected, this producer/emcee pairing is absolutely stunning – Mick’s low register sits perfectly alongside Tek’s lurching production.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

WILEY – DON’T BREAD ME

Last week, Wiley responded to Skepta’s recent diss track ‘Wish You Were Here’ with one entitled ‘Don’t Bread Me,’ which has today landed on streaming services.  This particular incarnation of beef heated up after Skepta featured on Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Money Right,’ to which Wiley objected based on his long-standing beef with Dizzee following a stabbing…

FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB – BANDANA

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have shared the title track from their upcoming collaborative album ‘Bandana’, featuring Dancehall star Assassin [Kanye West’s ‘I’m In It‘, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Blacker The Berry‘, Mont Jake’s ‘Pearly Cloud‘].  The track comes just two weeks after Gangsta Gibbs and Madlib made their return with the perfectly brewed, ‘Flat Tummy Tea‘,…