CARDI B, PUSHA T, NAS & MORE ANNOUNCED FOR PARKLIFE 2019

Parklife Festival announced their 2019 line-up this week, which is set to include performances from Province favourites Pusha T, Nas, Cardi B, Loyle Carner, The Streets, Mura Masa, Earl Sweatshirt, Slowthai and a whole lot more besides.  It’s shaping up to be the British festival for Hip Hop this year. Returning to Heaton Park in Manchester Saturday…

MICK JENKINS – WHAT AM I TO DO

Mick Jenkins follows up recent track ‘Bruce Banner‘ with a new drop in the form of ‘What Am I To Do’.  Over a silky smooth beat from Kaytranada, Mick continues to astound with a real onslaught; only a very short hook punctuating his unrelentingly brilliant bars.  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again;…

BISHOP NEHRU – ELEVATORS

My introduction to the strength and intention behind Bishop Nehru’s flow and lyricism was his first MF DOOM collab ‘NehruvianDOOM‘ in October 2014. It featured Nehru as a hungry young artist, who displayed not only a great respect for his ‘Classic’ Rap influences but also that he had the tools necessary to grow into a…

BISHOP NEHRU – UP UP AND AWAY

With new album ‘Elevators’ due for release March 14, Bishop Nehru follows up ‘Rooftops‘ with a second single, ‘Up Up And Away’.  Not only does the track feature production from Kaytranada, but also a contribution from New York-based duo Lion Babe [performance artist Jillian Hervey and producer and instrumentalist Lucas Goodman aka Astro Raw]. “This…

BISHOP NEHRU – ROOFTOPS

Bishop Nehru recently announced that he’d soon be releasing ‘Elevators’; a two part conceptual album produced by MF DOOM and Kaytranada.  Exciting news, particularly given the calibre of the last DOOM/Nehru collab, ‘NehruvianDOOM‘.  The first taste of the album is entitled ‘Rooftops’, and comes with production from the aforementioned masked maverick and a video courtesy…

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…

CURATOR PLAYLIST 004 – SOUTH SPACE RECORDS

The latest in our series of curator playlists comes courtesy of Stan Sorrell, owner of South Space Records.  Also a producer in his own right under the name 5tatic, Sorrell founded the fledgling creative collective in the summer of 2015 while still at school. The label’s roster includes seven diverse artists; 5tatic, E.K.A. Beats, +44Rapture, Cil,…