SKEPTA – NO SECURITY [VIDEO]

Skepta released ‘No Security’ last Halloween, but returns to the post-‘Konnichiwa‘ cut with an extra verse and a new video.  The Tottenham MC pops up in some odd locations in a strange variety of outfits.  The track follows Skepta’s BRIT Awards performance last week, at which he didn’t take home a single award despite being…

JUMO – ETAPE

Multidisciplinary artist Jumo released ‘Nomade‘ last Spring, a seven track EP “about nomadism, emptiness and movement” which was startling in its delicately minimal composition.  The French producer’s next step, ‘Etape’ is similarly brilliant, and serves to whet our apetite for his next project [coming May 2017] with just two tracks; ‘Base’ and ‘Solo’.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

WILEY – SPEAKER BOX

With his upcoming album only a matter of days away [January 13], the ‘Godfather’ follows up ‘Bring Them All / Holy Grime‘, ‘Can’t Go Wrong’ and ‘U Were Always, Pt. 2’ with new track ‘Speaker Box’, complete with accompanying video. Coming right after ‘6 In The Bloodclart Morning‘, this is Eskiboy’s second set of world class visuals…

AB-SOUL – DO WHAT THOU WILT

Last week saw Ab-Soul release ‘Do What Thou Wilt’, his fourth album on Top Dawg Entertainment. The sixteen track follow-up to ‘These Days…‘ places fellow TDE signees ScHoolboy Q and SZA (as well as co-president Punch) alongside the likes of Mac Miller and Da$h.  For the most part, it’s an assured, if slightly unsatisfying collection.  While…

VISION – HEARTLESS

UK rapper Vision makes his debut with ‘Heartless’, a bass-heavy track featuring sparse percussion and some intricate, baritone flows reminiscent of early Giggs.  Speaking on the vengeance-centred track, the man himself described it as being “about the many levels of emotion – anger, longing and self-ruling when reminiscing about what you once had.”  Stream below…

CHILDISH GAMBINO – AWAKEN, MY LOVE!

‘Awaken, My Love!’ represents a total departure from Childish Gambino’s previous output, but then again –  so has every new project from the Californian actor, writer, comedian and musician.  ‘Because The Internet‘ was an immersive, conceptual art piece that stemmed from his debut ‘Camp’.  After that came ‘Kauai‘ – on which he switched densely packed bars for light, airy…