SERIOUS KLEIN – YOU SHOULD’VE KNOWN

Emerging from the underground Hip Hop scene in Germany, Serious Klein releases his debut album ‘You Should’ve Known’.  The Ghanaian MC describes his music as ‘Art Rap’ – a blend of Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul, with influences ranging from 2Pac to Luther Vandross. At sixteen tracks long, this is a real statement from Klein,…

WHITE BRONSON – PRINCE CHARMING

White Bronco season continues as Action Bronson released another new single from the upcoming LP.  ‘Prince Charming’ sees the Queens native rhyme, loved up, over a beat from Knxwledge that began life as ‘gdspln [sry]’; a flip of Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ taken from Knx’s ‘WT.PRT.13’ album. Stream below via SoundCloud.

DENZEL HIMSELF – BE THERE / HIGHER

“’Be There / Higher’ is a double A-side single I conceptualised earlier this year,” says Denzel Himself.  “I wanted to create and pair two songs that sounded like motorsports and anarchy.  For the artwork, though, I wanted to purposefully undersell the ruckus that the music encompasses, as to have a subversive affect.  I wanted each…

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…