BOSSMAN BIRDIE – WALK THE WALK

Having recently popped up on Big H & President T collab ‘Nike Air Max‘ and dropped the stellar, Risky Roadz-shot ‘Bison Freestyle‘, Bloodline kingpin Bossman Birdie releases ‘Nike Air Max’.  It’s a huge-sounding track thanks to expertly delivered bars from Bossie and production courtesy of long-time friend and collaborator Skepta. Stream below via SoundCloud, click here…

KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN

Kendrick Lamar first whet our appetites for his fourth studio album on ‘The Heart Part 4‘; a track that warned we had “’til April 7th to get our shit together.”  A week later came our first taste of the album ‘HUMBLE.‘, followed by the album’s controversially simplistic artwork and news of the tracklisting.  ‘DAMN.’ is now…

FRANK OCEAN – BIKING [FT. JAY Z & TYLER THE CREATOR]

Frank Ocean took to his new Apple Music radio show ‘Blonded Radio’ earlier this week to premiere ‘Biking’, a new collaboration with Jay Z and Tyler, The Creator which is, for now, available exclusively on the platform.  Click here to stream/download via iTunes/Apple Music, or stream the official preview below via the Blonded Radio YouTube channel.…

JOEY BADA$$ – ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$

Joey Bada$$ follows 2015’s ‘B4.DA.$$‘ with ‘All Amerikkkan Bada$$’; his second studio album proper.  “This new project is very powerful,” explains the Pro Era kingpin.  “That’s the best thing I can say about it: it’s very strong music. It’s like hella vegetables. It’s hella good for you, and it’s almost my hesitance with it: the fact that…

SAM GELLAITRY – ESCAPISM III

Sam Gellaitry follows volumes one and two of his ‘Escapism’ series with a third EP on XL Recordings.  ‘Escapism III’ is every bit as intriguingly synthetic as its predecessors, but far less in-your-face.  It’s an altogether more nuanced version of the Gellaitry formula, its a sound that’s developed since its 2015 origins but has lost nothing along the way.…

FREDDIE GIBBS – YOU ONLY LIVE 2WICE

Having only recently been released from prison following a false accusation of sexual assault, you’d forgive Freddie Gibbs if his new album wasn’t quite up to scratch.  Not the case – Gibbs doesn’t put a foot wrong on ‘You Only Live 2wice’.  With no features and only one reference to the aforementioned [on single ‘Crushed…