BENJAMIN A.D. – MANDATORY MANTRA

South London’s Benjamin A.D. releases new single ‘Mandatory Mantra’ with an accompanying short visual for ‘Mandatory Mantra’.  The track is part of a monthly series of drops from the self-professed rap-philosopher, who describes it thus: “I intended this track to highlight different lives people live across the city and how bad scenarios trigger bad thoughts, hence…

GEORGE THE POET – CAT D [VIDEO]

BBC Sound of 2015 nominee George The Poet releases the visual accompaniment to recent single ‘Cat D’.  The track itself pivots on George’s comparison between Category D vehicles [those that have been written off and subsequently repaired] and people who maintain a polished demeanour but are less than perfect on the inside.  The video simply,…

KOJEY RADICAL – FLAWS: A LAMENT TO A ROSE

Taken from ‘Dear Daisy: Opium‘ [June 2014], Kojey Radical releases the visuals to track six, ‘Flaws: A Lament To A Rose’.  Directed by Rashid Babiker, the beautifully-shot video aims to “depict the trials and tribulations of male and female companionship, symbolising the calm before the storm”.  It’s certainly the perfect accompaniment to the down-tempo, poetic track.  Stream…

KOJEY RADICAL – DEAR DAISY: OPIUM

Combining exceptional intellect and divine lyricism, Kojey Radical uses his exceptionally extensive vocabulary to spread his messages of love and religion through his spoken word poetry.  The likes of Melo-Zed and KZ conjure up a mixture of Hip Hop and Jazz-inspired instrumentals tracks to accompany Radical’s passionate verses.  Stream the EP below via SoundCloud.  

RKZ – NAMASTE

UK emcee/poet Namaste demonstrates his considerable lyrical ability on ‘Namaste’ (prod. Bhonstro), which was released today in association with Rap Genius, with whom he has a verified account.  What is so great about RKZ is that he has a real love affair with the spoken word, which becomes abundantly clear on record.  Credit must also…