COLE KING – UNORTHODOX

New York’s Cole King [formerly Dao Jones] releases the first single from his upcoming ‘King Season’ EP.  ‘Unorthodox’ refers to a girl who fits that description, but the title could equally refer to the track’s style; King’s harmonious hook and auto-tuned verses over a strangely alluring beat make for quite an original combination.  Stream below via…

BLACK EL – DO NOT DISTURB [FT. MICHAEL CHRISTMAS]

‘Do Not Disturb’ is the latest in a long line of collaborations between rapper Black El and producer Durkin, and features Michael Christmas.  The track follows ‘Olde English 800‘, ‘White 95 Maxima‘, ‘Garcia Vega‘ and ‘Golden Child‘, making it the fifth time the Boston artists have hooked up – surely there’s an LP in the works here!?…

RATKING – COCOA 88 [VIDEO]

After already releasing videos for ‘Canal‘, and ‘So It Goes‘, Ratking release a third visual from their ‘So It Goes’ album.  As per usual from the Harlem trio, the video depicts the same inner city grittiness as the album itself.  Stream the Alon Sicherman-produced video below via YouTube.

SWEATER BEATS – CLOUD CITY

Sweater Beats is due to release his ‘Cloud City EP’ on October 28.  Having already given us ‘Dark Matter [ft. a l l i e]‘ earlier this month, the New York producer brings us the titular second single, ‘Cloud City’, on which e pic, truncated synths fanfare over bass dips and lively percussion.  Needless to say,…

FALSIDE – END OF AN ERROR

From his last tape ‘Melon Meat‘ to his recent re-work of ‘Move That Dope‘, we’ve come to expect a lot from Rhode Island producer Falside.  Released today, ‘End of an Error’ is easily his most epic body of work to date.  With a strong 80s influence borne out in the synths and huge snares, the…

JOEY BADA$$ – CHRIST CONSCIOUS

Following first single ‘Big Dusty‘, Joey Bada$$ releases number two from his upcoming ‘B4DAMONEY’ album, ‘Christ Conscious’.  Over production by Basquiat, the Pro Era MC aggressively delivers bars in such a way that his hunger is evident from the get-go.  Stream the track below via SoundCloud, or click here to check out the visuals via MTV.

JOEY BADA$$ – GET PAID

Joey Bada$$’ tour kicks off tonight, and ahead of the first show he releases ‘Get Paid’.  The track is a straight-up slice of boom bap that didn’t make the final cut of his upcoming album ‘B4DAMONEY’.  Stream Joey going at it over some DJ Relly Rel production below, via SoundCloud.