SKINNY MALONE – JIGGY NINJA SKINNY

Skinny Malone recently dropped ‘Jiggy Ninja Skinny,’ the first taste of an upcoming EP.  A couple of weeks later he’s back with a video for the statement track courtesy of Director Faceless Villain, which sees the Hackney MC move from vignette to vignette at a pace that matches the cut’s breakneck pace.  Stream below via…

FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB – CRIME PAYS

Ahead of their hotly anticipated, second collaborative album ‘Bandana’ [June 28], Freddie Gibbs & Madlibe release ‘Crime Pays.’  The track comes along with a Nick Walker-directed visual inspired by 1970s Blaxploitation Westerns, which sees Freddie Gibbs running things on a remote zebra farm.  Yes, you read that correctly; Gangsta Gibbs switches bricks for livestock, and…

INJURY RESERVE – INJURY RESERVE

Phoenix, Arizona trio unleash their self-titled debut album; a boisterous 13 track collection featuring the lines of Aminé, JPEGMAFIA, Rico Nasty, Cakes da Killa, Freddie Gibbs and DRAM, as well as the singles ‘Jailbreak The Tesla‘ and ‘Koruna & Lime‘. As hip-hop outsiders with no homegrown scene, Injury Reserve started out playing at local house…

TYLER, THE CREATOR – IGOR

News of Tyler, The Creator’s fifth studio album came initially via a leak from Colombia parent label Sony Music, before Tyler began to roll out a series of bizarre video vignettes on YouTube, teasing 50 odd seconds of album tracks ‘IGOR’S THEME,’NEW MAGIC WAND,’ ‘WHAT’S GOOD’ and ‘A BOY IS A GUN.’  On ‘IGOR’ it…

SKEPTA – GREAZE MODE + BULLET FROM A GUN

Having just announced new album ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ [May 31], Skepta drops two brand new songs from the project; ‘Greaze Mode’ and ‘Bullet From A Gun.’ The former features Luton vocalist Nafe Smallz and is definitely aimed at the turn up, while ‘Bullet From A Gun’ come produced by both Skepta and Ragz Originale, and…

SLOWTHAI – NOTHING GREAT ABOUT BRITAIN [VIDEO]

Those paying attention might recognise some of Slowthai’s new track ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ from a recent acapella with Crack Magazine.  The single is also the title track from the Northampton MC’s upcoming debut album, which is due for release May 17, and serves as Thai’s take on the current state of the nation, building…

ELIJAH – SLITHER

North London’s Elijah might be a new face on the scene, but his debut cut ‘Slither’ has an understated slap that fills us with confidence that he’s going places this year.  “It’s an ode to all the fake people around me at that time,” explains Elijah.  “There was a lot of snakey behaviour about, hence…