J DILLA – MOTOR CITY

A new J Dilla compilation project has surfaced in the shape of ‘Motor City’. The posthumous collection features twenty exclusive, rare and unreleased cuts put together by Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Dilla’s mother.  The album serves as a fitting tribute to the city of Detroit and one of its greatest exports/  Stream below via Spotify,…

JOEY BADA$$ – ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$

Joey Bada$$ follows 2015’s ‘B4.DA.$$‘ with ‘All Amerikkkan Bada$$’; his second studio album proper.  “This new project is very powerful,” explains the Pro Era kingpin.  “That’s the best thing I can say about it: it’s very strong music. It’s like hella vegetables. It’s hella good for you, and it’s almost my hesitance with it: the fact that…

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.…

FREDDIE GIBBS – YOU ONLY LIVE 2WICE

Having only recently been released from prison following a false accusation of sexual assault, you’d forgive Freddie Gibbs if his new album wasn’t quite up to scratch.  Not the case – Gibbs doesn’t put a foot wrong on ‘You Only Live 2wice’.  With no features and only one reference to the aforementioned [on single ‘Crushed…

MZWÈTWO – YOUNG STUNNA

‘Young Stunna,’ is the brand new music video from Auckland’s Mzwétwo [pronounced Mez-way-two].  He’s already released two EPs [Gallantino and Gallantino II] with the creative collective of the same name, but is calling ‘Young Stunna’ his official debut.  The Shae Sterling-directed visual sees Mzwétwo deliver the hybrid track’s bars in a striking, even iconic monochrome setting.  Both track and video are…

11:11 – WANNA DO

11:11 releases a new set of visuals for ‘Wanna Do’, a track taken from his self-titled 2016 EP.  The achingly smooth track is perfectly accompanied by the beautifully lit and artfully animated video, thanks to Jonny Lingo & Zecko J.  Stream below via YouTube, click here to grab the EP on iTunes.

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…