SKEPTA – PURE WATER

Skepta sparks rumours of a 2018 album release with new track ‘Pure Water.’  The signs are there; a GQ cover, a top billing at this year’s Lovebox festival, the list goes on, but Skepta’s first release as a Nigerian chief feels a little throwaway.  While the hard, minimalist Grime beat is up there with the…

D DOUBLE E – NANG [FT. SKEPTA]

Despite being a bonafide household name in the Grime scene, BBK veteran D Double E has never released a solo album.  Ever.  All that is about to change, however, as he readies his debut LP ‘Jackuum!’ for release this month.  New track ‘Nang’ is more than enough to whet the appetite for now; recruiting Footsie…

SKEPTA – GHOST RIDE [VIDEO]

Halloween 2017 saw Skepta drop a surprise project in the form of his ‘Vicious EP’, on which he collaborated wth Section Boyz, Lil B and A$APs Rocky & Nast.  It’s ‘Ghost Ride’, on which the latter two artists feature, to which Skepta returns for the lo-fi visual treatment.  Stream below via Youtube.

SKEPTA – VICIOUS

Skepta celebrates Halloween with a brand new EP entitled ‘VIThe five track offering features three previously unheard tracks alongside the extant ‘No Security’ & ‘Hypocrisy’.  Lil B the Based God features on ‘Sit Down’, Section Boyz join the Konnichiwa mastermind on ‘Worst’, with A$APs Rocky & Nast rounding off proceedings on ‘Ghost Ride’.  Stream below…

SKEPTA – HYPOCRISY [VIDEO]

After the consistently brilliant visuals from last album ‘Konnichiwa’, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that the artwork for new single ‘Hypocrisy’ was a joke.  Having no shared the decidedly kitsch video, it now starts to make sense.  Directed by himself amd BBBK collaborator Matt Walker, the video features Skepta alongside some retro karaoke-singing dancers…

SKEPTA – HYPOCRISY

Not content with launching his own clothing line, Mains, Skepta releases ‘Hypocrisy’, a track aimed at those who disrespect him online but turn on the charm in person.  The beat doesn’t sound dissimilar to some of those on his Mercury Prize-winning album ‘Konnichiwa‘; perhaps it’s an off-cut from the project.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

BOSSMAN BIRDIE – WALK THE WALK

Having recently popped up on Big H & President T collab ‘Nike Air Max‘ and dropped the stellar, Risky Roadz-shot ‘Bison Freestyle‘, Bloodline kingpin Bossman Birdie releases ‘Nike Air Max’.  It’s a huge-sounding track thanks to expertly delivered bars from Bossie and production courtesy of long-time friend and collaborator Skepta. Stream below via SoundCloud, click here…

SKEPTA – NO SECURITY [VIDEO]

Skepta released ‘No Security’ last Halloween, but returns to the post-‘Konnichiwa‘ cut with an extra verse and a new video.  The Tottenham MC pops up in some odd locations in a strange variety of outfits.  The track follows Skepta’s BRIT Awards performance last week, at which he didn’t take home a single award despite being…

WILEY – GODFATHER

Wiley’s eleventh studio album will allegedly be his last: “This is my last album, in theory,” says the Godfather. “You know, Wiley the brand, you’re not going to see me trying to cane the arse out of tens of Wileys, you will not. I’ll always use my money to do other, smart things.”  It’s a shame,…

TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2016

2016 really has fucked us over, but let’s not dwell on the political catastrophes, acts of terrorism and the deaths of countless global icons that will forever categorise what truly has been a disaster of a year.  Musically, it’s been a different story.  At a time when the rise of the playlist threatened its demise the…