ANDERSON .PAAK – TINTS [FT. KENDRICK LAMAR]

After teasing the collab on Instagram, Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar have shared new track ‘Tints,’ which premiered on Beats 1 this evening.  Produced by Om’Mas Keith and .Paak himself, ‘Tints’ is the lead single from Anderson .Paak’s forthcoming album ‘Oxnard’, which will be released on Aftermath Entertainment, release date TBA.  What we do know,…

COOPS – LIFE IN THE FLESH

“‘Life In The Flesh’ is a conceptual album primarily focused on the cycle of life, death & reincarnation of the spirit/soul,” says Coops.  “Everything that happens in the middle is what makes us who we are. All of our decisions and choices shape and mould our futures in this life and possibly even the next.…

REASON – THERE YOU HAVE IT

‘There You Have It’ is actually Del Amo MC Reason’s third body of work, following mixtapes ‘The Free Album’ in 2016, and ‘There You Have It [Mixtape version]’ in 2017. He’s also supported the likes of Joell Ortiz and Joe Budden, but if you’ve heard of him at all it’s most likely for his feature…

LUPE FIASCO – DROGAS WAVE

‘Drogas Wave’ is Lupe Fiasco’s first album since his departure from Atlantic Records. With no singles and minimal fanfare it may just hve passed you by, which would be a shame – it’s quietly masterful. Fiasco revealed the main idea of the project to Billboard: “It’s about a group of slaves on a slave ship…

ACTION BRONSON – WHITE BRONCO

Action Bronson has been talking about new album ‘White Bronco’ for a while, but last night we got the first taste of the new album in the form of its title track.  It’s being released independently by Bronson, and distributed by EMPIRE.  Produced by Buffalo producer Daringer [Westside Gunn, Conway] and Bronson’s live band The Special Victims…

YUKI AME – ANAMNESIS REVISITED

London label Panel return to Yuki Ame’s ‘Anamnesis’ for a re-imagining of the Bristolian producer’s EP. The stems are handed over to friends of the label new and old, with Ted Jasper, Taika, similarobjects and Yuki Ame himself. Each track is fresh and minimal, with one exception; similarobjects’ powerhouse re-working of ‘Blue Room’. Stream below…

PELL – GREYHOUND

New Orleans native Pell drops ‘Greyhound’, the second in a series of single releases he has been rolling out since the end of the summer, in which Pell will be dropping one song a month through the end of the year. It’s a warm, indie-leaning track about ‘finding the one’. “I’m thoroughly a fan of…

MAKOLA – CROWN

We were stunned by Makola’s last visual release ‘Black Man Statues‘, and are equally impressed with their latest offering, ‘Crown’.  The anthemic new single channels elements of grime and Hip Hop into a booming cinematic commentary on the ethics of the British empire.  Rapper K Mensah recalls “The idea for the track was conceived upon hearing…

SERIOUS KLEIN – VOODOO MONEY

Based in Germany, rapper Serious Klein teams up with creative agency HUSH & HYPE for a prodigious new video to accompany hard-hitting single ‘Voodoo Money’.  The track comes with production from Chance The Rapper collaborator Rascal, and follows ‘Coochie Money‘ as the second installment of Klein’s ‘money’ trilogy.  The video explores the ideas of sin…

SLOWTHAI – RUNT

Slowthai hasn’t dropped anything longer than the singles he’s been drip-feeding us singles since last year’s ‘I Wish I Knew’, until now.  Only one of the seven individually-released tracks [‘Drug Dealer‘] makes it on to ‘RUNT’, a new five track EP that comes courtesy of Method Records.  It’s every bit as abbrasive as you’d hope; with…