TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2018

2018 has been another stellar year for music; we’ve had the slew of releases from G.O.O.D. Music that bought us ‘Kids See Ghosts’, ‘Ye’ and ‘DAYTONA’, as well as big releases from some of our favourite Brits like Wiley, Young Fathers and Novelist. It’s also been a year tinged by sadness as we say an…

MICK JENKINS – PIECES OF A MAN

Mick Jenkins’ long-awaited sophomore album is here, and ‘Pieces Of A Man’ is well worth the wait.  Asked about the meaning behind the album, the Chicago MC said it’s “just as simple as it sounds.  It could definitely be broken down into a couple different things.  I think there’s a lot to unpack but essentially…

CHE LINGO – NO SIDEKICKS

Che Lingo looks overseas to Chicago MC Mick Jenkins for collaboration on new track ‘No Sidekicks’. It’s a track “about admitting that as men we aren’t always the heroes and women are not accessories. They don’t always need saving and them wanting to be with us is a choice to be respected as a collaboration…

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;…

MICK JENKINS – BRUCE BANNER

On ‘Bruce Banner’, Mick Jenkins is at the most enraged we’ve seen him in a while.  Named after the timid host of the Incredible Hulk, the track sees him open with “Honestly can’t nobody come for me ‘cept Kendrick / And I hope you offended, like it’s untrue / Don’t make me debunk your kung-fu / Fuck up the…

MICK JENKINS – THE HEALING COMPONENT

Mick Jenkins has been building towards ‘The Healing Component’ for a long time.  His last two projects ‘Wave[s]‘ and ‘The Water[s]‘ can certainly be considered thematic pre-cursors to the Chicago MC’s opus.  Produced in the main by THEMpeople, the album features appearances from fellow FreeNation associate TheMIND, as well as BADBADNOTGOOD on stand-out track ‘Drowning‘.  Stream…

BADBADNOTGOOD – IV

Toronto’s BadBadNotGood release new album ‘IV’, packed with singles ‘Speaking Gently‘, ‘Time Moves Slow‘, ‘Confessions Pt. II‘, ‘Lavender‘ and ‘In Your Eyes‘, as well as features from Samuel T.Herring, Kaytranada, Mick Jenkins and more.  It’s an assured, considered album that’s full of gems but it has to be said – it’s just not as much fun…