VINCE STAPLES – FM!

FM! is Vince Staples’ third studio album, following 2015’s ‘Summertime ’06‘ and 2017’s ‘Big Fish Theory‘.  Released via Def Jam, the album comes primarily produced by Kenny Beats, and features the likes of Jay Rock, Kehlani, Earl Sweatshirt, Buddy and Tyga, among others.  Framed as a radio station takeover, ‘FM!’ features recurring skits hosted by…

PUSHA T – DAYTONA

Over the last few years, Pusha T has occasionally hit upon a unique, winning formula. Tracks like ‘Nosetalgia’, ‘Numbers On The Board’ and ‘Crutches Crosses Caskets’ feature beats so stark in their minimalism they’re borderline uncomfortable. While they lurch onward, all eyes are on Push’s tales of dope dealing.  It’s precisely this formula that seems…

VINCE STAPLES – GET THE FUCK OFF MY DICK

On Thursday this week, Vince Staples set up a GoFundMe campaign in response to criticism of his music and his stage shows in a bid to raise $2m to ensure his early retirement, effective immediately; “You’ll never hear from me again.  No songs, no interviews”. Failure to donate, then, amounts to acceptance: “Get off my…

VINCE STAPLES – BIG FISH THEORY

“We making future music,” announced Vince Staples in the run-up to ‘Big Fish Theory’’s release. “This is my Afro-futurism.”  Such claims, as well as a debut [‘Summertime ’06‘] that fused accute political commentary with vivid story-telling that extrapolated from the situation in his native Long Beach, left him with a lot to live up to.…

VINCE STAPLES – LIFT ME UP [VIDEO]

Vince Staples releases a new set of visuals for ‘Summertime ’06‘ stand-out, ‘Lift Me Up’.  In the very literal interpretation of the track, Staples rises up from the ground in his home town of Long Beach, California, as if lifted by some unseen force.  Stream the video below via YouTube, check out one of our favourite…

PUSHA T – DARKEST BEFORE DAWN: THE PRELUDE

Featuring singles ‘Untouchable‘, ‘M.F.T.R.‘ and ‘Crutches, Crosses, Caskets‘, Pusha T releases new album, ‘Darkest Before Dawn’.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to download on iTunes.  It’s an album that definitely builds on themes explored on ‘My Name Is My Name’, continuing to eschew big hooks in favour of solid bars and beats.  Features include A$AP…

CYHI THE PRYNCE – ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

You’ll never hear us reporting on a ‘beef’, and we’d never usually post a diss track, but with CyHi The Prynce’ new track ‘Elephant In The Room’ there’s a little more going on.  ‘Black Hystori Month‘, CyHi’s only release since signing to G.O.O.D. Music, was exceptional, and we were poised for brilliant things to come.  However,…