OSCAR #WORLDPEACE – NO WHITE GOD

We named Oscar #Worldpeace one of our ones to watch this year after 2017’s ‘Recluse’ EP left us with our jaws on the floor.  Last week, the North London MC announced that his next body of work would be coming May 11, its titled ‘IC3’ referencing the code used by police to describe the ethnicity of black suspects. …

HALEEK MAUL – BLESSAI

Brooklyn-born, Barbados-raised rapper Haleek Maul drops the first track from upcoming EP ‘In Permanence’ [May 11] in the form of ‘Blessai’.  The lead single from the seven track offering is dense with detail; production made of layer upon layer of challenging production, over which Maul delicately places poignant, perfectly poised bars.  Fans of Kojey Radical…

THE ALCHEMIST – LUNCH MEAT EP

Hip Hop production mastermind The Alchemist showcases bars from Roc Marciano, Action Bronson, Styles P, Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher and Conway on new EP ‘Lunch Meat’. Alchemist provides cinematic, often mafioso undertones for his guests, culminating in the smooth, lush ‘The Hopeless Romantic’ featuring long-time collaborator Action Bronson. Stream below via BandCamp.

AMUN – SEPARATE EP

The first taste of Amun’s debut EP ‘Separate’ came with chic, Beyonce-indebted single ‘So Cold’, but the best introduction by far is her video debut ‘Not Everything‘.  The Link Up TV-premiered visual sees the British-Somali Singer/Songwriter glide around her native London set to the crispest Hip Hop beat.  Although a little rough around the edges…

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…

ALCATRZ – SEXY

Italy’s Alcatrz is a very interesting proposition indeed.  Debut single ‘Sexy’ is a swaggering, synth-pop / Hip Hop crossover released via his own independent label Digital Pop Records.  Both the track and self-directed visual are so dripping with lo-fi, condfident camp that they’re instantly intriguing.  The track is the first to come from the artist’s upcoming…