KANYE WEST – FACTS

Having released ‘Only One’ last New Year’s Eve, this year Kanye West gifts us ‘Facts’.  On the track, Yeezy takes shots at Nike and takes time to gloat about Kimoji and his sneakers over Drake & Future’s ‘Jumpan’.  While entertaining, this feels like laziness from Ye; his flows feel derivative and their actual content is just plain…

HLMNSRA – CALL ME ON MY CELL

Those not living under rocks will be more than familiar with the behemoth of a track that is Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’.  Italian beatmaker HMLNSRA couples the track’s sped-up vocals with a wonky, abstract Hip Hop beat on his remix, ‘Call Me On My Cell’.  It’s certainly a fresher take on the Drake smash than Bieber’s, stream below…

STORMZY – 10 MINUTES

Grime MC Stormzy switches things up on new track ’10 Minutes’.  Not only does his choice of beat [the instrumental from Drake & The Game’s ‘100’] mark a departure from his usual style, but the track was written in just ten minutes.  The self-professed ‘Wicked Skengman’ encourages his potential competition to re-consider, as well as…

MR. CARMACK – RED EP

Team Supreme and Soulection affiliate Mr. Carmack releases his long-awaited new EP ‘Red’.  The seven track collection includes the LA beatmaker’s ‘Trophies’ remix, as well as flips of Big Sean and Rick Ross.  The whole project is available to download for free via BitTorrent [click here] and will be the first of three from Carmack in…

DRAKE – TROPHIES [BRASSTRACKS COVER]

Brasstracks first appeared on our radar when they worked with Lido on a remix of ‘FourFiveSeconds’ together.  This time, the New York Brass specialists take on Drake’s ‘Trophies’.  With its signature trumpet hook, its easy to see why they went there, and boy are we glad they did.  The cover version is a far more…

BIG SEAN – BLESSINGS [VIDEO]

Taken from his recent ‘Dark Sky Paradise‘ album, Big Sean releases a video for the Kanye West and Drake-assisted ‘Blessings‘.  The black and white visuals contain an absolute truckload of biblical imagery, and of course the obligatory BeatsPill speakers – because, y’know, Dre.  The video is a near-perfect fit; its eerie minimalism echoing the feel of a track…

BIG SEAN – BLESSINGS [FT. DRAKE & KANYE WEST]

Having unveiled the artwork earlier this week, Big Sean releases the first track from his upcoming album ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ [February 24].  Despite a chorus that features the kind of sentiment you hear repeated on teenage girls Instagram accounts [“I’m here for a good time not a long time”] this is a solid track.  As well…