SKEPTA – WISH YOU WERE HERE

Popcorn at the ready.  Skepta drops a new track ‘Wish You Were Here’, a diss track explicitly aimed at fellow Grime legend Wiley, who recently took aim at Skepta for collaborating with Dizzee Rascal, with whom Wiley has long since had beef.  The new track riffs on the fact that Wiley [famed for his no-shows]…

SKINNY MALONE – BILL THAT

East London MC Skinny Malone drops ‘Bill That’ on 4AD’s new imprint label b4. The rough-sounding, energetic cut comes produced by IMTHATYUTE, based around little more than big, lo-fi punches of bass.  “This is a track for the ravers, the stoners, the ‘I’m gonna be five minutes’ guys,” says Malone. “‘Bill that, come, we dip’…

SKEPTA – PURE WATER

Last Halloween Skepta gifted us the ‘Vicious‘ EP.  This year he’s dropped off a new video for May’s standalone single ‘Pure Water‘.  It’s a mostly black-and-white [and occasionally red] clip that sees Skepta, well, cleaning his teeth and taking a bath – but probably not in the same settings you and I might.  Stream below via…

SLOWTHAI – RAINBOW

Northampton’s Slowthai continues to draw comparison from horror films in the video for brand new track ‘Rainbow’.  Right from the off we know we’re in for a creepy trip as we’re kept in time by an ominous hacking sound.  ‘Thai then continues to address the issue of racial stereotyping on the track, while the video…

MAKOLA – CROWN

We were stunned by Makola’s last visual release ‘Black Man Statues‘, and are equally impressed with their latest offering, ‘Crown’.  The anthemic new single channels elements of grime and Hip Hop into a booming cinematic commentary on the ethics of the British empire.  Rapper K Mensah recalls “The idea for the track was conceived upon hearing…

GHETTS – GHETTO GOSPEL: THE NEW TESTAMENT

Despite being an original Grime fixture, Ghetts has never crossed into the mainstream to the extent that the likes of Skepta, Wiley, Kano and Dizzee Rascal, mostly due to a ocmplete lack of interest in the genre’s noughties flirtation with chart Pop.  That hasn’t stopped him assembling something of an all-star cast for new album…

DIZZEE RASCAL – DON’T GAS ME EP

Following the release of Skepta-assisted singe ‘Money Right‘, Dizzee Rascal releases new EP ‘Don’t Gas Me’.  His first release since sixth studio album ‘RASKIT’ is a switch in style, with Dizzee switching to upbeat Garage beats in the main.  Speaking to Julie Adenuga on Beats 1, Dizzee said “you’re just getting the whole me… it’s…