SKEPTA – PURE WATER

Skepta sparks rumours of a 2018 album release with new track ‘Pure Water.’  The signs are there; a GQ cover, a top billing at this year’s Lovebox festival, the list goes on, but Skepta’s first release as a Nigerian chief feels a little throwaway.  While the hard, minimalist Grime beat is up there with the…

DAMI SULE – PRAYER

Nigerian-born poet/rapper/singer Dámì Sule plans to build on the foundation laid by his debut EP ‘Crayons’ with a new project entitled ‘Rough Canvas’, the first taste of which is new track ‘Prayer’. “The song is about a cry for more faith,” says Sule. “Often I feel like we forget that evil exist and innocent people…

MODEL 86 – I DGAF WHAT U SAY, WHICH MEANS I DO

Continuing his penchant for long, blunt and intriguing track titles, Model 86 comes through with new track ‘I Don’t Give A Fuck What U Say, Which Means I Do.’  It’s the third track to land on the British producer’s new EP ‘I Was Depressed And Anxious For Most Of My 20s Until I Came Off…

WILEY – GODFATHER II

Wiley’s follow-up to last year’s ‘Godfather‘ was initially slated for release in February, but was delayed after a the album has been delayed in part due to “last minute” Shakka collaboration ‘Certified’.  Now standing at twenty tracks including singles ‘I Call The Shots’, ‘Bar’, ‘Been A While’ and ‘Remember Me’, ‘Godfather II’ sees Eskiboy spending…

NOVELIST – NOVELIST GUY

Still proudly independent, Novelist releases his debut LP ‘Novelist Guy’ on his own label, MMMYEH Records.  His beats are as harsh and synthetic as ever, a far cry from his production on last project ‘Be Blessed,’ but in a lot of places his bars are far more thoughtful.  Lyrically, Nov often appears at a crossroads…

IAMDDB – RUNNING [VIDEO]

IAMDDB drops off another new visual from her acclaimed ‘Hoodrich Vol. 3’ in the form of ‘Running.’ Shot by regular collaborator KC Locke, the new video sees her leave her native Manchester and take some time out in the deserts of Marrakech. With a fourth instalment of the ‘Hoodrich’ mixtape series on the way, we’re…

CZARFACE FT. MF DOOM – CZARFACE MEETS METAL FACE

‘Czarface Meets Metal Face’ just might be the best Rap album of 2018.  It’s a Hip Hop nerd’s dream; beats from production kings of the underground 7L & Esoteric, bars from Wu-Tang Clan’s  Inspectah Deck and masked supervillain MF DOOM, and Graphic novel-inspired artwork from Mishka graphic designer Lamour Supreme.  The follow-up to 2013’s ‘Czarface‘…