J DILLA – MOTOR CITY

A new J Dilla compilation project has surfaced in the shape of ‘Motor City’. The posthumous collection features twenty exclusive, rare and unreleased cuts put together by Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Dilla’s mother.  The album serves as a fitting tribute to the city of Detroit and one of its greatest exports/  Stream below via Spotify,…

KENDRICK LAMAR – DNA [VIDEO]

Kendrick Lamar enlists the help of acting legend Don Cheadle in the new video for ‘DNA.’  The second visual to be taken from recent album ‘DAMN.‘ is every bit as compelling as the first [‘HUMBLE.‘] as Cheadle interrogates Lamar, before succumbing to his spell and going toe-to-toe with the Compton MC for the remainder of…

OSCAR #WORLDPEACE X RAGZ ORIGINALE X 808CHARMER X KNUCKS – CLEAN

Minikingz bring together four prodigious young talents on ‘Clean’.  Producer Ragz Originale and MC Oscar #Worldpeace are no stranger to collaboration [see #Worldpeace’ recent ‘Recluse‘ EP for evidence], but the new track also throws 808Charmer of 808INK and North London’s Knucks into the mix.  ‘Clean’ is essentially a uniquely laid-back posse cut from some of the capital’s most…

NXWORRIES – SCARED MONEY

Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge pay homage to their favourite flick ‘Paid In Full’; visually re-enacting some of their favourite scenes and re-creating parts of the 1988 set in the year.  The duo released ‘Yes Lawd!‘ under the name Nxworries on Stones Throw last year, which is set to be remixed and re-released.  To that end, the epilogue that…

KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN

Kendrick Lamar first whet our appetites for his fourth studio album on ‘The Heart Part 4‘; a track that warned we had “’til April 7th to get our shit together.”  A week later came our first taste of the album ‘HUMBLE.‘, followed by the album’s controversially simplistic artwork and news of the tracklisting.  ‘DAMN.’ is now…

JOEY BADA$$ – ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$

Joey Bada$$ follows 2015’s ‘B4.DA.$$‘ with ‘All Amerikkkan Bada$$’; his second studio album proper.  “This new project is very powerful,” explains the Pro Era kingpin.  “That’s the best thing I can say about it: it’s very strong music. It’s like hella vegetables. It’s hella good for you, and it’s almost my hesitance with it: the fact that…

FREDDIE GIBBS – YOU ONLY LIVE 2WICE

Having only recently been released from prison following a false accusation of sexual assault, you’d forgive Freddie Gibbs if his new album wasn’t quite up to scratch.  Not the case – Gibbs doesn’t put a foot wrong on ‘You Only Live 2wice’.  With no features and only one reference to the aforementioned [on single ‘Crushed…