MICK JENKINS – PIECES OF A MAN

Mick Jenkins’ long-awaited sophomore album is here, and ‘Pieces Of A Man’ is well worth the wait.  Asked about the meaning behind the album, the Chicago MC said it’s “just as simple as it sounds.  It could definitely be broken down into a couple different things.  I think there’s a lot to unpack but essentially…

WIKI – NO MOUNTAINS IN MANHATTAN

“I just wanna grow and shit,” Wiki told DJBooth of his split from Ratking. “I’m happy for Ratking because that was a good basis and a way to lay the groundwork and build a little community behind it, but I was ready to do my own shit.” His “own shit” began with ‘Lil Me‘, and…

LITTLE SHALIMAR – RUBBLE KINGS: THE ALBUM

Mass Appeal-released documentary ‘Rubble Kings’ chronicles the rise of New York gang culture in the 1960s and ’70s.  Told by a selection of its surviving members, its a story of perpetual violence and cyclical crime and gang culture.  It was this very culture, however, that fostered the conditions under which the likes of Afrika Bambaataa and DJ…

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2015

With 2015 drawing to a close it’s that time of year again – our top ten albums list.  As ever, we’ve brought you countless excellent albums by a whole host of artists. The variety in our top ten speaks volumes about how great this year has been for music right across the world, although it will…

DOOMSTARKS – LIVELY HOOD

Ghostface Killah & MF DOOM have been teasing their collaborative ‘DOOMSTARKS’ album for so long that fans were beginning to suspect it may not happen.  Thanks to Adult Swim’s Singles series, we’ve been afforded the first ray of hope since the duo collaborated with BadBadNotGood on ‘Ray Gun‘.  As expected, DOOM handles the production on ‘Lively Hood’,…

GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE – TWELVE REASONS TO DIE II

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge release Twelve Reasons To Die II is the Mafioso-based concept album sequel to 2013’s ‘Twelve Reasons To Die‘.  Featuring singles ‘Let The Record Spin‘, ‘Return Of The Savage‘ and ‘Get Money‘, it’s a cinematic affair that flies in the face of any preconceptions that come to mind at the mention of…

GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE – GET MONEY [FT. VINCE STAPLES]

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge’s follow-up to 2013’s ‘Twelve Reasons To Die‘ is due out July 10, and the MC/producer duo release another single from the project, featuring Vince Staples.  New track ‘Get Money’ follows ‘Return Of The Savage‘ and ‘Let The Record Spin‘ as the third track to be unveiled from ‘Twelve Reasons To Die…

GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE – LET THE RECORD SPIN [FT. RAEKWON]

2013’s ‘Twelve Reasons To Die‘ saw producer Adrian Younge collaborate with Ghostface Killah on an exceptionally cinematic concept album.  Rumours of a follow-up have been rife since its release, which can now been confirmed thanks to new single ‘Let The Record Spin’.  Featuring bars from Raekwon, Younge’s production sounds as full as it did the first…

ADRIAN YOUNGE – LINEAR LABS

Producer Adrian Younge releases ‘Linear Labs: Los Angeles’, a self-produced collection featuring highlights from his catalogue, plus previously unreleased material from four forthcoming albums: [including ‘Twelve Reasons To Die II‘ with Ghostface Killah.  For those unfamiliar with the producer’s work, ‘Linear Labs’ serves as an excellent introduction to his cinematic style.  Among the unreleased gems also lies a…

ADRIAN YOUNGE & GHOSTFACE KILLAH – RETURN OF THE SAVAGE

Adrian Younge will release a brand new compilation later this week, entitled ‘Linear Labs: Los Angeles’.  The album will feature previously unheard tracks from the producer, including those from some upcoming projects.  One such track is ‘Return Of The Savage’, which is taken from the unreleased follow-up to Younge’s collaboration with Ghostface Killah, ‘Twelve Reasons To…