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,…

808INK – HUNGRY

Lundun’s gulliest duo, 808INK, release a follow-up to last year’s ‘Billy’s Home‘ in the form of new LP ‘Hungry’.  This time around, the duo sound quietly self-assured; 808Charmer’s beats are more refined, and MC Mumblez Black Ink’s rhymes are less obvious, but by no means less entertaining.  If it wasn’t before, ‘Hungry’ makes it very plain…

JAY PRINCE – SMILE GOOD

It’s been almost a year since Jay Prince’ last full length project, ‘Beautiful Mercy‘ and boy has his sound evolved!  New album ‘Smile Good’ takes elements of what’s going on in the US at the moment with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and TDE, and re-frames it in a way that’s totally authentic to the UK.  It’s…

NXWORRIES – YES LAWD!

Having whet our appetites with singles ‘Lyk Dis‘ and ‘Get Bigger‘, NxWorrries [pronounced ‘No Worries’] release their second project in the form of ‘Yes Lawd!’.  It’s Funk and swagger about the follow-up to last year’s ‘Link Up & Suede EP’ that feels as though the duo really have found their form.  Formed of Anderson .Pakk,…

LIDO – EVERYTHING

Lido’s debut LP is finally upon us!  He’s been putting out the most incredible work for so long [be it his solo material,  his work with Brasstracks, or remixing everyone from Kanye West to Alt-J in his own inimitable style] that it’s hard to think of this as his first ever solo full-length.  ‘Everything’ sets itself apart from…

NXWORRIES – GET BIGGER

After giving us a first taste of their upcoming album with ‘Lyk Dis‘ around a fortnight ago, NxWorries [vocalist Anderson .Paak & producer Knxwledge] return with a second in the form of ‘Get Bigger’.  Taken from the forthcoming ‘Yes Lawd!’ [October 21], the track sees the ex-weed farm employee emplore the track’s subject to grow…

DUCKWRTH – I’M UUGLY

Hailing from South Central Los Angeles, Duckwrth introduces debut solo album, ‘I’m Uugly’.  The album is a celebration of  individuality, featuring singles ‘Get Uugly‘, ‘LowRidr‘, ‘Rare Panther + Beach House‘: “This project is my masterpiece. It’s the sound I’ve been looking for. It’s the moment where you stop looking at your favorite superhero to save…