PELL – SIMPLE AND PLAIN

 New Orleans rapper Pell drops ‘Simple and Plain’ via Payday Records as part of a new series of monthly instalments. Produced by electronic R&B singer, songwriter and producer Imad Royal, Pell says of the track: “‘Simple and plain is probably one of the oldest songs I’ve recorded since my first project ‘FWD’. It’s about…

DUCKWRTH – SOPRANO

Duckwrth releases new track ‘Soprano’.  As is so often the way with the Los Angeles artist, it’s an eclectic mix in terms of genre.  It also appears to be the first taste of an upcoming project entitled ‘The Falling Man’.  Stream below via SoundCloud, and check out our interview feature with the man himself here.

ANDERSON .PAAK – TINTS [FT. KENDRICK LAMAR]

After teasing the collab on Instagram, Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar have shared new track ‘Tints,’ which premiered on Beats 1 this evening.  Produced by Om’Mas Keith and .Paak himself, ‘Tints’ is the lead single from Anderson .Paak’s forthcoming album ‘Oxnard’, which will be released on Aftermath Entertainment, release date TBA.  What we do know,…

COOPS – LIFE IN THE FLESH

“‘Life In The Flesh’ is a conceptual album primarily focused on the cycle of life, death & reincarnation of the spirit/soul,” says Coops.  “Everything that happens in the middle is what makes us who we are. All of our decisions and choices shape and mould our futures in this life and possibly even the next.…

REASON – THERE YOU HAVE IT

‘There You Have It’ is actually Del Amo MC Reason’s third body of work, following mixtapes ‘The Free Album’ in 2016, and ‘There You Have It [Mixtape version]’ in 2017. He’s also supported the likes of Joell Ortiz and Joe Budden, but if you’ve heard of him at all it’s most likely for his feature…

LUPE FIASCO – DROGAS WAVE

‘Drogas Wave’ is Lupe Fiasco’s first album since his departure from Atlantic Records. With no singles and minimal fanfare it may just hve passed you by, which would be a shame – it’s quietly masterful. Fiasco revealed the main idea of the project to Billboard: “It’s about a group of slaves on a slave ship…

LIL WAYNE – THA CARTER V

Initially slated for release five years ago in 2013, ‘Tha Carter V’ is finally here. Released on Lil Wayne’s birthday, the fifth instalment in the series comes in at twenty three tracks long, and features XXXTentacion, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg and more. All in all, it’s a real mixed bag. ‘Dedicate’…