SWIZZ BEATS – ECHO FT. NAS [VIDEO]

Off the back of his new album ‘Poison‘, Swizz Beats links teamLab for a new video for Nas – assisted album cut ‘Echo.’   Despite being shot in the impressive Mori Building, a vast, three-dimensional 10,000 square metre space in which 520 computers and 470 projectors create a completely new world, it looks like all they’ve managed…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – SOME RAP SONGS

Earl Sweatshirt’s third album is possibly even more inaccessible than his second. Tracks just sputter into existence unannounced; no intro, often not even a pause after the last. Earl’s vocal sometimes sits so low in the mix its barely audible among the lilting, lo-fi beats. But it’s all intentional, Earl barely lets you in to…

A$AP ROCKY – GUNZ N BUTTER [FT. JUICY J]

A$AP Rocky drops off another visual accompaniment to his latest album ‘TESTING‘, this time for Juicy J collaboration ‘Gunz N Butter’.  It’s an absolute masterclass in branding, with the TESTING brand managing to remain front and centre despite rifling through a series of increasingly disturbing vignettes at blistering pace.  Children toting guns and smoking, animals…

PRO ERA – PEEP THE APROCALYPSE

You might be wondering why we’re reporting on an album that was released six years ago in 2012.  ‘Peep The Aprocalypse‘ is now available on all streaming platforms for the first time, and comes with a brand new track entitled ‘Know The Rules’, featuring Pro Era‘s Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight and CJ Fly.  It’s the…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – THE MINT

Earl Sweatshirt fans rejoiced earlier this month on the release of his first new song since 2015 album ‘I Don’t Like Shit…‘, ‘Nowhere2go.’  Now, with the release of a second track entitled ‘The MInt’, it emerges that speculation that an LP was on the way was well-founded.  ‘The Mint’ features a guest appearance from Navy…

SLOWTHAI – DOORMAN

Slowthai’s latest offering is produced by Mura Masa, but you’d hardly have guessed it.  The scuzzy, lo-fi drive of ‘Doorman’ sounds more like Joy Division mixed with Young Fathers.  It’s as raw and as visceral as any Punk track you’re likely to hear, tied together by Slowthai’s brilliantly unhinged delivery.  ‘Doorman’ just goes to show the…

ANDERSON .PAAK – OXNARD

Anderson. Paak’s new album ‘Oxnard’ was mixed and produced by Dr. Dre.  As such, it positively oozes West Coast.  It’s Los Angeles in the late afternoon heat, it’s palm trees on the eponymous Oxnard Beach, and its sound is every bit as in and of the area as any work of Snoop Dogg or N.W.A. …