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…

MONT JAKE – COME CLOSER [VIDEO]

Mont Jake’s first single after a short hiatus gets the visual treatment this week courtesy of director Billy Boyd Cape, which sees the Danish producer do what he does best inside a neon box.  On the track, Mont Jake draws influence from Soul, updating it with an irresistible shuffle, as well as a sax part…

MONT JAKE – COME CLOSER

Mont Jake’s been on something of a hiatus since his last release ‘Daydreaming‘.  The intriguing Danish producer pushes his smooth, soulful sound a step further working with Gene Fisher & BadBadNotGood’s Leland Whitty.  A little more upbeat than his previous work, ‘Come Closer’ hinges on an infectious, shuffled groove – over which his impossibly precise…

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…

MICK JENKINS – THE HEALING COMPONENT

Mick Jenkins has been building towards ‘The Healing Component’ for a long time.  His last two projects ‘Wave[s]‘ and ‘The Water[s]‘ can certainly be considered thematic pre-cursors to the Chicago MC’s opus.  Produced in the main by THEMpeople, the album features appearances from fellow FreeNation associate TheMIND, as well as BADBADNOTGOOD on stand-out track ‘Drowning‘.  Stream…

BADBADNOTGOOD – CHOMPY’S PARADISE

BADBADNOTGOOD release a new video for ‘Chompy’s Paradise’, a track taken from their latest album, ‘IV‘.  The Connor Crawford-directed “low budget thriller” stars the band’s saxophonist Leland Whitty, whose instrument tutors him in a bomb diffusion class.  As it turns out, Whitty is a mere pawn in the saxophone’s dastardly plan to secure himself a place in…

GOLDLINK – FALL IN LOVE

If there are two production outfits that can’t put a foot wrong at the moment, they are Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD.  A good move then, for GoldLink to combine the Canadian beatmaker and Jazz four-piece with bars from himself and fellow DMV native Ciscero on new track ‘Fall In Love’.  Stream below via YouTube, click here to download on…