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…

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…

SCHOOLBOY Q – CHOPSTIX [FT. TRAVIS SCOTT]

ScHoolboy Q follows up recent single ‘Numb Numb Juice‘ [his first since 2016 LP ‘Blank Face‘] with ‘CHopstix’, which centres on Q’s infatuation with a woman whose legs he compares to the Asian utensil.  Travis Scott features on the hook, on a track originally slated for an April 4 release, which was postponed as a…

SLOWTHAI – GORGEOUS [VIDEO]

Slowthai releases a new set of visuals for ‘Gorgeous’, the latest drop to come from his upcoming debut album ‘Nothing Great About Great Britain.’  The video comprises five performance-based vignettes; the first at Sixfield’s Stadium [home of Thai’s local club Northampton FV], the second in a boxing ring, followed by one in a local boozer,…