STORMZY – HEAVY IS THE HEAD

Stormzy’s sophomore album comes in the form of ‘Heavy Is the Head,’ a 16 track collection featuring singles ‘Vossi Bop,’ ‘Wiley Flow,’ ‘Crown‘ and ‘Own It.’  The album’s title and central theme explores the weight of expectation on Big Mike following his recent successes.  It’s a kind of humble brag that allows Stormzy to make…

KAYTRANADA – BUBBA

Having announced it mere days before it’s release, Kaytranada releases new album ‘BUBBA.’ It’s the first to come from Canadian beatsmith since 2016’s ‘99.9%’, and his second album to date. This time around, we see features from the likes of Iman Omari, SiR, Mick Jenkins, Masego, Kali Uchis, Pharrell Williams and longtime collaborator Goldlink. Stream…

LAZY H – WHERE’S BILL?

North London’s Lazy H releases new EP ‘Where’s Bill?’ via technicolour beats imprint Stereoptico.  The seven track project traverses genre with ease.  Dexterously flitting between Future Bass, glitchy instrumental Hip Hop and experimental Electronica, it feels as though it settles into a rhythm somewhere around track five.  But no – the frenetic ‘You Don’t Want…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – FEET OF CLAY

A year after his last album, ‘Some Rap Songs‘, Earl Sweatshirt drops a new seven track project in the form of ‘Feet of Clay.’  Largely self-produced, the album features Haiti’s Mach-Hommy, emerging phenom Mavi, and comes with additional production from Alchemist and Ovrkast.  Feet of Clay arrives just one year after the release of Earl’s…

GANG STARR – ONE OF THE BEST YET

The legendary Gang Starr released a historic new album this year. ‘One Of The Best Yet’ is their first in 16 years, and their 7th studio album. Comprised of brand new DJ Premier beats and previously unreleased, posthumous vocals from Guru. OOTBY features guests appearances from J. Cole, Royce da 5’9″, Talib Kweli, M.O.P., and…

AMUN – SETTLING SCORES

We fell in love with Amun’s sound having heard ‘Not Everything,’ a soulful yet hard-hitting cut from here debut EP ‘Separate‘.  A year later, having since signed with Sony imprint Since ’93, the West London singer and rapper is back with fresh new material in the form of ‘Settling Scores.’  The six track EP reflects…