BOSSMAN BIRDIE – WALK THE WALK

Having recently popped up on Big H & President T collab ‘Nike Air Max‘ and dropped the stellar, Risky Roadz-shot ‘Bison Freestyle‘, Bloodline kingpin Bossman Birdie releases ‘Nike Air Max’.  It’s a huge-sounding track thanks to expertly delivered bars from Bossie and production courtesy of long-time friend and collaborator Skepta. Stream below via SoundCloud, click here…

SAM GELLAITRY – ESCAPISM III

Sam Gellaitry follows volumes one and two of his ‘Escapism’ series with a third EP on XL Recordings.  ‘Escapism III’ is every bit as intriguingly synthetic as its predecessors, but far less in-your-face.  It’s an altogether more nuanced version of the Gellaitry formula, its a sound that’s developed since its 2015 origins but has lost nothing along the way.…

KENDRICK LAMAR – THE HEART PART 4

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Heart Part 4′ throws down the gauntlet to his contemporaries, firing potential shots at the likes of Big Sean and Drake whilst hinting at a new release on April 7th: “You know what time it is, ante up, this is in forever / Y’all got ’til April the 7th to get y’all shit together” [lyrics…

FREDDIE GIBBS – CRUSHED GLASS

Freddie Gibbs is back, announcing new album ‘You Only Live 2wice’ [March 31] with new track and video ‘Crushed Glass’.  The video sees Gangsta Gibbs wake up face down in a desert, pick himself up and walk his way out, only to wake up in prison after night falls. Two days before the track’s release, Gibbs…

OSCAR #WORLDPEACE – RECLUSE

Oscar #Worldpeace makes his full length debut with ‘Recluse’, a short but perfectly-formed introduction to the Tottenham MC.  The album features singles ‘That’s Alright‘ and ‘Tate Modern‘ and production by fellow Mini Kingz member Ragz Originale, and establishes a quietly astonishing sound that’s quite unlike anything else that’s currently on the UK market.  Stream below via SoundCloud,…

WILEY – GODFATHER

Wiley’s eleventh studio album will allegedly be his last: “This is my last album, in theory,” says the Godfather. “You know, Wiley the brand, you’re not going to see me trying to cane the arse out of tens of Wileys, you will not. I’ll always use my money to do other, smart things.”  It’s a shame,…

BIG SEAN – LIVING SINGLE

‘Living Single’ first surfaced in part back in July, when a version of the track leaked, prompting a poignant tweet from featured artist Chance The Rapper: “I didn’t release a new song, one of my songs were leaked. Idk how to explain to you how that feels, but I doesn’t feel good.” The track now,…