FRANK OCEAN – CHANEL

If anyone favours a surprise release, it’s our Frank.  Having self-released visual mixtape ‘Endless’ right before sophomore album ‘Blonde‘, Ocean Drops new track ‘Chanel’ with barely a word, letting the shuffling piano and his understated gravitas do the talking.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to check out recent album ‘Blonde‘.

SNOOP DOGG – BADBADNOTGOOD

‘Lavender‘ first found life as a Kaytranada-assisted track on BadBadNotGood’s latest album ‘IV‘.  It was sufficiently eery back then, but producer Nightfall has amplified things in that regard, and a new video starring Snoop Dogg and a load of clowns pushes things over the edge.  Apparently, Snoop heard the track when an engineer played it…

STORMZY – COLD

“To celebrate ‘Gang Signs & Prayer‘ going Gold, #MERKY present to you COLD” reads the video description. Looks like congratulations are in order for Big Mike – not only did his debut album reach number one, it’s also now sold over 100,000 copies.  ‘Cold’ follows ‘Big For Your Boots‘ as the second album track to get…

FREDDIE GIBBS – CRUSHED GLASS

Freddie Gibbs is back, announcing new album ‘You Only Live 2wice’ [March 31] with new track and video ‘Crushed Glass’.  The video sees Gangsta Gibbs wake up face down in a desert, pick himself up and walk his way out, only to wake up in prison after night falls. Two days before the track’s release, Gibbs…

JOEY BADA$$ – LAND OF THE FREE

Joey Bada$$ releases a new video for recent single ‘Land of the Free‘, taken from upcoming album ‘ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$’ [April 4].  The track takes shots at the state of US politics as do the visuals, which sees the Pro Era kingpin teaching children about the error of our collective ways and perform before things get a little…

808INK – 45 WITH SAM [VIDEO]

808INK’s second album ‘Hungry‘ spawns a new set of visuals in the form of ’45 With Sam’, a colourful video set to a track “designed to have the ladies shaking their tail feathers on the dancefloor.”  The track is undoubtedly a stand-out on an album well-worthy of its spot on our top 10 of 2016,…

OUR MOTHER – HEAVEN

New track ‘Heaven’ follows ‘Just Don’t‘ as Our Mother’s second new release since their Lucky Number debut ‘A.O.B.‘  It’s a quietly shimmering track with the band’s trademark falsetto vocal pitched among stabbing synth horns.  In the words of the Tottenham four-piece themselves, ‘Heaven’ “occupies a realm that doesn’t quite feel like real life; jitttery percussion…