MICK JENKINS – PIECES OF A MAN

Mick Jenkins’ long-awaited sophomore album is here, and ‘Pieces Of A Man’ is well worth the wait.  Asked about the meaning behind the album, the Chicago MC said it’s “just as simple as it sounds.  It could definitely be broken down into a couple different things.  I think there’s a lot to unpack but essentially…

808INK – WHEN I’M ABOUT YOU’LL KNOW PT. 2

808INK’s new album is about “Motivation to get your money,” Mumblez Black Ink tells Dazed, “Enjoy yourself, because we’re young, we’re cool, and life is for livin’”.  The follow-up to last year’s ‘When I’m About You’ll Know‘ is every bit as boisterous, and this time comes with features from Kojey Radical, Prynce Mini and House…

RAGZ ORIGINALE – NATURE

London’s Ragz Originale has been busy behind the scenes for a long time, producing for the likes of Skepta as well as his Minikingz cohorts, but has waited until now to release his full-length debut. ‘Nature’ contains the singles ‘She Said Run‘ and ‘Disaronno Straight‘, nestled in between which is the superb ‘En Route’.  In…

LOYLE CARNER – OTTOLENGHI [VIDEO]

His first since recent album ‘Yesterday’s Gone,’ Loyle Carner drops off new track ‘Ottolenghi’ with a video to boot. Named after, and loosely inspired by, pioneering chef Yotam Ottolenghi, the song came to life when Carner was quizzed by a family on a commuter train about the ‘Bible’ he was reading, which was in fact the…

ELHEIST – MATTER OF FACT / NOT THAT EASY

South East London rapper/singer Elheist teams up with Province friend and collaborator Haich for ‘Matter Of Fact / Not That Easy’. The new track is an ode to Mississippi songwriter Ray J – kinda. Elheist’s vocal begins smooth and echoing over some leftfield beats from Haich. Before long, things take a turn for the heavy,…

SLOWTHAI – RAINBOW

Northampton’s Slowthai continues to draw comparison from horror films in the video for brand new track ‘Rainbow’.  Right from the off we know we’re in for a creepy trip as we’re kept in time by an ominous hacking sound.  ‘Thai then continues to address the issue of racial stereotyping on the track, while the video…

RAGZ ORIGINALE – SHE SAID RUN

Just days before the release of his debut studio album ‘Nature’, Ragz Original follows ‘Disaronno Straight‘ with part two of the visual story, ‘She Said Run’.  “While the video is a continuation of the ‘Dissorano Straight‘ story – Ragz and myself wanted to change the mood from the dramatic feel of the previous video to a more bouncy…