TYLER, THE CREATOR – 435

Tyler, The Creator drops a second loose cut in as many months, uploading new track ‘435’ to YouTube following recent cut ‘OKRA.’  It’s described in the video’s caption as “a random song laying around from the Flower Boy tour in Feb, filmed by Luis Panch Perez.”  It’s a little harder than most of the material…

ANDERSON .PAAK – BUBBLIN’

Anderson .Paak is officially back. It’s been two and a half years since Anderson .Paak’s critically-acclaimed solo album ‘Malibu’, and he’s back with newest single ‘Bubblin”. Two months after ‘Til It’s Over,’ the artist spoke to Beats 1 about his time out. “Listen to me, I have 65,000 songs in the vault,” .Paak told Zane…

JAY PRINCE – LOVE IS / GLAM

With very little warning, Jay Prince drops a new A/B side.  First track ‘Love Is’ sees Kojey Radical contribute the perfect counterpoint to the laid-back, celebratory refrain.  B side ‘GLAM’ rests around syncopated percussion and a driving bassline, over which we get singing and bars from Prince, as well as some mellow, pitched-up vocals.  In…

OSCAR #WORLDPEACE – NO WHITE GOD [VIDEO]

Taz Tron Delix was responsible for Oscar #Worldpeace’ innovative video for ‘En Route‘, and is back behind the lens for ‘No White God.’  His searing take on the realities of blackness in overwhelmingly white spaces is taken from his upcoming EP ‘IC3’, and the visuals are no less striking.  Cloaked in water and smoke, #Worldpeace raps…

MS BANKS – THE COLDEST WINTER EVER

Although Ms Banks’ ‘The Coldest Winter Ever’ is officially billed as a mixtape, it has all the statement and intent of a debut album, and at twelve tracks long it feels like the first in-depth conversation with the the British MC.  Especially since the star’s cosign, Nick Minaj comparisons feel lazy, but in terms of…

CHILDISH GAMBINO – THIS IS AMERICA

Although Donald Glover has previously alluded to not quite being finished with his Rap alter-ego Childish Gambino, new single ‘This is America’ came relatively out of the blue. Speculated to be the first single from an upcoming album, the track comments on the condition of black Americans in 2018, as does the Hiro Murai directed…

SLOWTHAI – LADIES

Following recent double A-side ‘The Bottom / North Nights‘, Slowthai drops a tribute “to his mother, her mother and all the other women in his life.”   Released via Method Records, the video sees the Northampton MC subverting gender norms, wrapping his naked body around his fully clothed girlfriend.  The beat comes from Tyron Frampton alongside Kwes…