FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB – FLAT TUMMY TEA

Released in 2014, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s ‘Pinata‘ was an instant cult classic, and rumours that the pair would be releasing a follow-up have been rife ever since.  New track ‘Flat Tummy Tea’ is the first to come from the duo’s forthcoming album ‘Bandana’, which will be released as a partnership between Keep Cool/Columbia &…

SLOWTHAI – PEACE OF MIND

‘Only Slowthai could snap this hard about literally sleeping,’ reads the top YouTube comment on the Northampton MC’s new video.  ‘Peace Of Mind’ is as much a song about respite as it is about the relentlessly restless nature of a busy mind.  It’s not nearly as Punk as last single ‘Doorman‘; driving, distorted bass guitar…

ALCATRZ – MEMOIRS OF AN ITALIAN NEGRO

We spoke to Alcatrz about his new EP in an exclusive interview last Summer, which is now out via Digital Pop Records.  It’s been a real work in progress for the London-based rapper and producer: “Scrapped it once, scrapped it twice.  Recorded, re-recorded and finally picked 5 songs out of the 45 I made.”  Largely, the…

IAMDDB – WOKEUPTOFLEXX

Manchester’s IAMDDB releases new single ‘Wokeuptoflexxx [WUTF],’ which comes from her fifth EP ‘SWERVVVVV.5’ [February 22]. Produced by Drae Da Skimask, ‘WUTF’ is characteristically smooth and sleek; all piano refrains and skittering hi-hats belying some fairly confrontational statements from DDB: “Fuck ’em all / I’mma win and win ’til I burst / Fuck it, coming…

A$AP ROCKY – KIDS TURNED OUT FINE [VIDEO]

Reportedly A$AP Rocky’s favourite track on new album ‘TESTING‘, ‘Kids Turned Out Fine’ is the latest track to receive the visual treatment from Director Dexter Navy. The video “represents the transition from childhood to adulthood and all of the questions parents confront in raising their children,” told on acid from Rocky’s experimental point of view.…

FREDO – THIRD AVENUE

Fredo releases his debut studio album ‘Third Avenue,’ which follows the West London rapper’s prior mixtape releases ‘Get Rich Or Get Recalled’ [2017] and ‘Tables Turn’ [2018] and features the singles ‘BMT’ and ‘Survival of the Fittest.’  The album’s title is a reference to the avenue where Fredo grew up: “I’m from a place called Mozart Estate,”…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – NOWHERE, NOBODY

Soundtracked by his new album ‘Some Rap Songs,’ Earl Sweatshirt releases a new short film entitled ‘Nowhere, Nobody.’ Directed by Naima Ramos-Chapman and Terence Nance, the film is an art-house flick that’s as experimental as the album itself; seemingly exploring themes of black identity and fatherhood, paying homage to his late father, South African poet…