BAREN ABEL – TRUE

‘True’ is a new track from vocalist and producer Baren Abel.  We know almost nothing about him, other than the fact that his latest track is a stunning example of contemporary R&B.  Evoking Prince at his brilliant best, with indulgent synths and echoed snares, Abel’s delicate voice trembles in this heart-on-sleeve love song.  We’ll be keeping a close…

NOBILITY – AUSTEN POWERS

Threateningly minimal, this might just be the best production we’ve heard from Nobility yet.  With entertaining flows more than capable of matching the beat’s intensity, the Naperville MC/producer has more than proved his progression since his full-length debut ‘State Of Mind‘ last August.  The track is his fourth single release [following ‘Old Ways‘, ‘Uncle‘ and ‘Floss‘] since then,…

VINCE STAPLES – NORF NORF

Vince Staples’ upcoming album ‘Summertime ’06’ was recently made available to stream via NPR, and it’s full release date [June 30] is tantalisingly close.  To that effect, Vinny Stapes releases a new track entitled ‘Norf Norf’, which sees the Long Beach MC emotively deliver bars in his excellently-crafted, socially-aware style.  The accompanying is simple; a still…

THE INTERNET – GIRL [PROD. KAYTRANADA]

Back in January, Kaytranada was absolutely nailing it with his residency on BBC Radio 1, during which time he premiered a track he produced for Odd Future affiliates The Internet.  Five months later, the track has been released on SoundCloud and we can all stop listening to the radio rip!  As Kaytra previously mentioned, the track was…

GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE – GET MONEY [FT. VINCE STAPLES]

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge’s follow-up to 2013’s ‘Twelve Reasons To Die‘ is due out July 10, and the MC/producer duo release another single from the project, featuring Vince Staples.  New track ‘Get Money’ follows ‘Return Of The Savage‘ and ‘Let The Record Spin‘ as the third track to be unveiled from ‘Twelve Reasons To Die…

THE WATERMELON TEE – NOW ON SALE

Summer is here, and you’re going to look like an absolute mug if you’re not rocking our new Watermelon Tee. Designed with our logo in a fresh, juicy watermelon print in the breast pocket position, The Watermelon Tee comes in a high quality Heather Grey. With only 30 made, these are seriously limited edition so…

SKEPTA – LUKEY WORLD

When we saw Skepta take to the stage at Boom Bap Festival last weekend, he’d just received the news that his close friend Luke Maxwell had been murdered that day in North London.  Having dedicated his set to his late friend, Skepta releases ‘Lukey World’, a solemn tribute to Maxwell.  Over off-kilter Grime production, Skepta’s bars are…

TA-KU – SONGS TO MAKE UP TO

Following 2013’s ‘Songs To Break Up To‘, Ta-ku releases its reconciliatory counterpart ‘Songs To Make Up To’.  It’s a brilliantly smooth, electronic collection of mellow beats to get you and bae back on track.  The whole EP clearly demonstrates the Aussie beatmaker’s sophisticated style, but none of the seven tracks stand out quite as much as ‘Love…

GHOSTFACE KILLAH & ADRIAN YOUNGE – LET THE RECORD SPIN [FT. RAEKWON]

2013’s ‘Twelve Reasons To Die‘ saw producer Adrian Younge collaborate with Ghostface Killah on an exceptionally cinematic concept album.  Rumours of a follow-up have been rife since its release, which can now been confirmed thanks to new single ‘Let The Record Spin’.  Featuring bars from Raekwon, Younge’s production sounds as full as it did the first…

GOLDEN RULES – NEVER DIE [FT. YASIIN BEY]

Lex Records duo Paul White and Eric Biddines release their second single as ‘Golden Rules’.  The track is taken from their forthcoming LP, ‘Golden Ticket’, and features bars from Yasiin Bey [formerly Mos Def].  Biddines stands up brilliantly next to smooth and soulful production from White and alongside bars from one of Hip Hop’s all-time…