RUN THE JEWELS – RUN THE JEWELS 4

“The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there,” is the message from Killer MIke & El-P.  Their new album comes amidst equal rights protests following the brutal murder of George Floyd…

FREDDIE GIBBS & ALCHEMIST – ALFREDO

Freddie Gibbs’ collaborative album with legendary producer Alchemist deserves every bit as much cult status as either ‘Bandana‘ & ‘Piñata‘.  Gibbs really is an artist at the top of his game, and thanks to Al’s production his flows sounds timeless, luxurious even.  The Rick Ross-featured ‘Scottie Beam’ is a perfect example of this, while Tyler…

FLOHIO – SNUB

Flohio drops new SPEECH-produced cut ‘SNUB’, complete with a new video directed by Ethan Barrett & Tom Gullam.  ‘Ain’t no way that you can come for me / I’m feeling my steez, my stack in my jeans, I’m not begging for companies’ she raps on the self-assured hook.  It’s an anthem for independence and self-sufficiency. …

LITTLE SIMZ – DROP 6

Little Simz releases Drop 6, an understated yet powerful short collection that nearly didn’t see the light of day thanks to lockdown. We’re very glad it did. Stream the five track collection below, and read Simz’ short essay on the project whilst you do. Little Simz · Drop 6   “I don’t mind being alone.…

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Black Lives Matter.  We stand in solidarity with everyone fighting for equality, and for justice for George Floyd, Belly Mujinga, Breonna Taylor, and many others around the world.  Please take as much action you can – the links below might help if you’re unsure where to start. Emails, Petitions and Open Letters Email Minnesota Police…

SLOWTHAI – ENEMY / MAGIC / BODYBAG

Slowthai broke his silence and addressed his shameful behaviour at this year’s NME Awards on ‘Enemy,’ a track followed swiftly by Kenny Beats collab ‘Magic’ and his third release of 2020, ‘Bodybag.’  A recent Instagram post suggests he’s working on a follow-up to 2019’s ‘Nothing Great About Britain,’ but for now, stream the three new…

THE STREETS – CALL MY PHONE THINKING I’M DOING NOTHING BETTER

The Streets are back!  Mike Skinner has long been dropping hints at a forthcoming mixtape, the first proper taste of which comes in the form of new single ‘Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better’ featuring Tame Impala.  Kevin Parker’s dreamy hook slots in beautifully amidst some classic Streets-sounding keys, synth strings and an…