COMMON – NOBODY’S SMILING

The release of Common’s 10th studio album is finally upon us, and ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ is typically solid.  Common has long-since established himself as one of the game’s greatest and production, in the main, comes from No I.D., a tried and tested formula.  Despite the tried and tested formula, the album is far from staid: contributions…

COMMON – WAR

Shortly after the announcement that he and No I.D would be releasing a collaborative LP entitled ‘Nobody Smiling’, Common releases ‘War’.  On the track, Common deplores the inner-city violents that takes place all across America and the world and laments the vast loss of life in his own city of Chicago, over a militant-sounding beat…

VIC MENSA – CRAZY

Vic Mensa drops his #FreeWifi package which includes a hat, t-shirt, sticker, URL Grinder and a secret SoundCloud link to a previously unreleased track ‘Crazy’.  The 2010 track is produced by SC and based around a guitar riff and accompanying Trad Rock organs.  Clearly, 2010 was a good year for Vic: a few weeks ago…

CHANCE THE RAPPER – ACID RAP

Chicago’s Chance The Rapper returns with his second mixtape ‘Acid Rap’, and far surpasses any expectations set by his debut (2012’s ‘10 Day’).  In terms of his skill as a rapper, Chance has it all: a distinct vocal style, complex flow, and the ability to convey humour as well as introspection and social commentary.  The production…