KAYTRANADA – EIGHT NEW TRACKS

When Montreal-born producer Kaytranada drops a new track, we get pretty excited.  When he drops eight all at once, we pretty much lose our shit.  Kaykay’s upcoming debut on XL Recordings has been upgraded from an EP to a full length album, which has inevitably delayed the project.  Never one to fuck about, the man himself has uploaded eight new tracks…

JAY ROCK – 90059

Top Dawg Entertainment’s ‘90059’ release strategy has certainly been an interesting one, as the label chose to release the new album from Jay Rock as soon as sufficient pre-orders the cover the project’s cost had been purchased.  On to the album itself, and it feels like a cult classic from the outset.  Jay Rock’s gruff flow presides…

RAEKWON – FLY INTERNATIONAL LUXURIOUS ART

Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon has been dropping hints about new album ‘Fly International Luxurious Art’ since at least before 2013’s ‘It’s My Thing‘.  Now that it’s finally here, we’re treated to some pretty grandiose beats, as well as contributions from Busta Rhymes, A$AP Rocky, 2Chainz, Ghostface Killah, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross.  It’s a pretty mixed bag…

LAKIM – REMIXES

Unfortunately for the supremely talented Lakim, Universal forced him to remove most of his superb remixes from his SoundCloud page.  To rectify this terrible injustice, he’s made them all available on BandCamp as a 30-track album, which you can download for free!  The collection features A$AP Rocky, Busta Rhymes, Frank Ocean, Erykah Badu and oo, 26 more.…

FALSIDE – APPLE SOUP

  With his upcoming beat tape ‘Melon Meat’ due for release April 28, Falside drops ‘Apple Soup’.  The track is brilliant in exactly the same way that Bangladesh’s ‘A Milli’ beat is brilliant, looping a vocal from Busta Rhyme’s ‘New York Shit‘.  If you can get past the genuinely revolting artwork, stream ‘Apple Soup’ below…

BUSTA RHYMES X AZEALIA BANKS – PARTITION [BEYONCE REMIX]

  As he promised on Twitter, Busta Rhymes releases his remix of Beyonce’s ‘Partition’.  The original track is one of the raunchier cuts from Beyonce’s recent self-titled album, and is essentially a request for a little privacy while she gets it on in the back seat of a limo.  Busta opens the remix by expressing…

BUSTA RHYMES X Q-TIP – THE ABSTRACT AND THE DRAGON

Q-Tip The Abstract and Busta ‘The Dungeon Dragon’ Rhymes have been teasing their collaborative project ‘The Abstract And The Dragon’ for a long time now, but the mixtape is finally here.  The tape delivers in two main aspects.  Firstly, they manage to re-visit that classic ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ vibe, but without just making a…

BUSTA RHYMES X Q TIP – THANK YOU

Busta Rhymes’ ‘Thank You’ is taken from his upcoming album ‘Extinction Level Event 2’, which is due for release later this month.  The track sees Busta and Tip flow at lightning pace over a funky two-step sample from Alicia Meyer’s ‘I Want To Thank You’.  The track also features adlibs from Kanye West and Lil…

TALIB KWELI X BUSTA RHYMES X RZA – ROCKET SHIPS

Talib Kweli treats us to this release from his album ‘Prisoner of Conscious’, which is out May 7th.  Both rappers excel on this track, it is a real showcase of their talent as rappers.  Kweli has absolutely nothing to prove, but kills it anyway.  After the embarrassment that is ‘Twerk It’, it is nice to…