RUN THE JEWELS – RUN THE JEWELS 4

“The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there,” is the message from Killer MIke & El-P.  Their new album comes amidst equal rights protests following the brutal murder of George Floyd…

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2019

2019 in Britain has been tumultuous; despite endless discussion, we’re no closer to a harmonious Brexit, and Boris Johnson has the overwhelming support of the majority – trying times, to say the least.  And it’s been reflected in the music.  This year’s Mercury Prize Awards was possibly the most angry in history.  Bands like IDLES…

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…

2 CHAINZ – RAP OR GO TO THE LEAGUE

‘Rap or Go to the League’ is 2 Chainz’ fifth studio album, its title a reference to the misconception of young African-American men that their only options for success are as rappers or athletes [see also Biggie’s ‘Things Done Changed‘.  2 Chainz himself was a high school and college basketball player before ultimately deciding to…

CYHI THE PRYNCE – NO DOPE ON SUNDAYS

He may be one of the most underrated MCs around, but CyHi The Prynce’ new album is a surprisingly star-studded affair, with the likes of Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Kanye West showing out.  CyHi isl, of course, the star of the show, displaying his usual amount of personality and sharp wit.  After…

LIL WAYNE – I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING II

Lil Wayne’s latest offering was released last week, following his hospitalization.  An entertaining tape, it features plenty of trap beats and lots of collabs.  It’s no ‘Carter III’, but it is Weezy giving rap fans what they want from him: imaginatively disgusting references to his money/genitals/guns.  There are some great throwaway lines on this tape,…