WILEY – SPEAKER BOX

With his upcoming album only a matter of days away [January 13], the ‘Godfather’ follows up ‘Bring Them All / Holy Grime‘, ‘Can’t Go Wrong’ and ‘U Were Always, Pt. 2’ with new track ‘Speaker Box’, complete with accompanying video. Coming right after ‘6 In The Bloodclart Morning‘, this is Eskiboy’s second set of world class visuals…

AB-SOUL – DO WHAT THOU WILT

Last week saw Ab-Soul release ‘Do What Thou Wilt’, his fourth album on Top Dawg Entertainment. The sixteen track follow-up to ‘These Days…‘ places fellow TDE signees ScHoolboy Q and SZA (as well as co-president Punch) alongside the likes of Mac Miller and Da$h.  For the most part, it’s an assured, if slightly unsatisfying collection.  While…

CHILDISH GAMBINO – AWAKEN, MY LOVE!

‘Awaken, My Love!’ represents a total departure from Childish Gambino’s previous output, but then again –  so has every new project from the Californian actor, writer, comedian and musician.  ‘Because The Internet‘ was an immersive, conceptual art piece that stemmed from his debut ‘Camp’.  After that came ‘Kauai‘ – on which he switched densely packed bars for light, airy…

RAGZ ORIGINALE – EN ROUTE

Ragz Originale first demonstrated he was more than comfortable on the mic when he popped up on Oscar #Worldpeace’ ‘That’s Alright‘.  Until then, we knew him much better as a producer, namely that of Skepta’s breakout hit ‘Shutdown‘.  New track ‘En Route’ features vocals from Ragz over an incredibly refined, understated beat.  “Over the last two years…

GTA – LITTLE BIT OF THIS [FT. VINCE STAPLES]

As if further proof was needed that Vince Staples’ flow is as well-suited to a higher tempo track as it is to a Hip Hop beat [and it really isn’t, see ‘Smoke & Retribution‘], Vince Staples hops on a new track from GTA’s upcoming album ‘Good Times Ahead’.  ‘Little Bit of This’ also comes with a…

SPORTING LIFE – SLAM DUNK VOL. 1

When Sporting Life came across Manage Cartoon ‘Slam Dunk’, it was a match made in heaven: “It’s my version of some Wu Tang shit. They had kung fu, if I could have manga that would be totally ill. It’s breaking new ground with an old idea,” he told Bundle Media.  Inspired jointly by his love of…