NELSON – RHAPSODY

Liverpool MC Nelson is nineteen years old, but raps with an calm, unpretentious confidence over a jazz-oriented beat on his latest track, ‘Rhapsody’.  His bars are deep, dark, and superbly delivered in a way that is so casual it becomes almost unnerving.  The self-styled visuals see the young rapper roam around his native territory at…

TALIB KWELI [ft. THE UNDERACHIEVERS] – NEW LEADERS

The latest release from Talib Kweli’s upcoming album ‘Gravitas’ (Dec 15) is ‘New Leaders’.  Kweli absolutely murders Statik Selektah’s triumphant, epic-sounding beat with his patented fast-flowing and complex style.  There are a few possible comments on Kanye West’s recent outbursts, which may well prove interesting!  It’s great to see Kweli making room for fellow Brooklynites,…

RUSTIE – SLASHERR / TRIADZZ

Rustie’s latest two-track single ‘Triadzz/Slasher’ was released last week, and has a strong hip-hop/trap influence and time signature, which warrant their inclusion here, but its Rustie’s mastery of house/prog/every other dance genre you care to think of that makes him great.  Stream both below via SoundCloud.

HS87 X KENT M$NEY X AUDIO PUSH X B MAC THE QUEEN X SCHOOLBOY Q X CASEY VEGGIES X XZIBIT X RICK ROSS X METHOD MAN X REDMAN X RAEKWON – CYPHER

Now THIS is a cypher.  Ahead of Hit Boy’s HS87’s ‘All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of’ compilation album (release: 12/03/13) comes this all-star track featuring some of Hip Hop’s all-time elite.  The beat is nice enough, but the real excitement just comes from having this many legends on the same track, one after the other, no…

TALIB KWELI – UPPER ECHELON [Video]

Talib Kweli releases the visuals for his latest single Upper Echelon, which will feature on his forthcoming album, ‘Prisoner of Conscious’.  The track is excellent: lyrically its classic Kweli at his finest, but the beat is a little different to the classic Hip Hop we have come to expect.  He pulls it off with spectacular…

FYI X THOSE CHOSEN X AB-SOUL – DOPAMINE

Available for free, this track is taken from the forthcoming ‘Yo! The places you’ll go’ by FYI (aka Foreshadow).  If this is anything to go by, it’s going to be huge.  Ab-Soul’s verse is a particular highlight, stream below via FYI’s SoundCloud.