INJURY RESERVE – KORUNA & LIME

Injury Reserve recently piqued our interest last month with ‘Jailbreak the Tesla‘ video, which they’ve just followed up with new track ‘Koruna & Lime.’ The rap trio [Nathaniel Ritchie, Stepa J Groggs & Parker Corey] have also announced a date for their self-titled debut album; May 17.  The track comes along with a video, which…

LOYLE CARNER – NOT WAVING, BUT DROWNING

Loyle Carner’s new album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ follows last year’s BRIT & Mercury Award-nominated ‘Yesterday’s Gone‘, and features a lot of familiar faces: Tom Misch, Jordan Rakei, Rebel Kleff and Jorja Smith to name but a few.  The sound is also famillar – poet Benjamin Zephaniah describes Loyle incredibly accurately as “a rapper with…

ANDERSON .PAAK – VENTURA

‘Ventura’ is Anderson .Paak’s fourth studio album, and has to be one of the most hotly anticipated this year so far. Following the West Coast place name theme of his previous albums, .Paak makes his way up the California coast on ‘Ventura.’ Again following a theme, it also comes executive produced by none other than…

2 CHAINZ – 2 DOLLAR BILL [VIDEO]

‘Rap Or Go To The League‘ album cut ‘2 Dollar Bill’ is a West-Coast tinged track [produced by DJ Mustard] filled with boastful raps comparing the three MCs’ [2 Chainz, E-40 & Lil Wayne] rarity to that of a two dollar bill.  It’s fitting then that the video is equally singular; a montage of strange…

BEAST COAST – COAST/CLEAR

‘Coast/Clear’ follows ‘Left Hand‘ as the second single from the Beast Coast collective, comprised of Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers.  The title track from the East Coast supergroup sees Powers Pleasant handling production, with seven MCs delivering bars representing their respective crews.  What makes Beast Coast stand out, is their continued commitment to…

KAYTRANADA – DYSFUNCTIONAL [FT. VANJESS]

Kaytranada shares a new track, ‘DYSFUNCTIONAL,’ featuring Nigerian-American sister duo VanJess.  The smooth cut marks Kaytranada’s first new release since last year’s ‘NOTHIN LIKE U/CHANCES’ EP, which featured Ty Dolla Sign and frequent collaborator Shay Lia.  Stream below via YouTube.

LORD OF THE MICS 8 KICKS OFF IN LONDON

Lord Of The Mics Volume season was officially declared open as guests boarded a cruise down the River Thames towards Grime’s spiritual home in East London, where the genre originated in the early 2000s. Along the journey, attendees bore witness to an evening hosted by Lord Of The Mics’ co-founder Jammer, kicking off with the…