AB-SOUL – DO WHAT THOU WILT

Last week saw Ab-Soul release ‘Do What Thou Wilt’, his fourth album on Top Dawg Entertainment. The sixteen track follow-up to ‘These Days…‘ places fellow TDE signees ScHoolboy Q and SZA (as well as co-president Punch) alongside the likes of Mac Miller and Da$h.  For the most part, it’s an assured, if slightly unsatisfying collection.  While…

DANNY BROWN – ATROCITY EXHIBITION

Danny Brown says of new album ‘Atrocity Exhibition’ that it’s the album he’s always been trying to make. Now that it’s out – we’re so glad he finally has.  Named after a Joy Division track on which Ian Curtis brands Fame a freak show, the album is every bit as dark and bitter.  Brown’s unhinged…

MAC MILLER – GO:OD AM

Wake up.  It’s ‘GO:OD AM‘ on September 18, meaning that Mac Miller‘s third studio album is out in full, after streaming on NPR all of last week.  Since appearing on our radar as that cheeky chappy who likes trainers back in 2011, he’s done a complete 180 and now deserves recognition as one of the…

THE ALCHEMIST & OH NO – WELCOME TO LOS SANTOS

Legendary producers The Alchemist & Oh No release ‘Welcome To Los Santos’, a fourteen track tribute to the city from Rockstar Games’ ‘Grand Theft Auto’ series.  Not only is the grubby, G-Funk production and sleezy Electro-Pop a perfect encapsulation of the fictional city, but the production duo enlist the help of Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Action…

LUPE FIASCO – TETSUO & YOUTH

Fans have been aware that Lupe’s fifth studio album ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ was on its way since February 2013, but the much-delayed release finally sees the light of day.  The album was inspired in-part by the notorious West Side of Chicago: “The content of it is like, ‘Oh, shit, I didn’t know Lupe could talk like…