RUDE KID -BANGER AFTER BANGER [FT. GHETTS]

When your track gets a reload from Mistajam live on radio, you know you’re doing something right.  The Radio 1 DJ premiered ‘Banger After Banger’, the new track from Grime producer Rude Kid and his long-time collaborator Ghetts, earlier this week. The track’s unruly beat is peppered with references; from Dizzee’s ‘I Luv U’ to The…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – I DON’T LIKE SHIT, I DON’T GO OUTSIDE

After dropping ‘Grief’ last week, Earl Sweatshirt releases his follow-up to 2013’s ‘Doris‘, ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt’.  Everything about this release smacks of disaffection; whether it’s the scratchy, lo-fi beats, the agoraphobic album title [and indeed it’s awkward length] or Earl’s frankly pissed off flow.  In terms of…

S-TYPE – CASPER [FT. LUNICE]

Glaswegian producer S-Type will release ‘SV8’, a three track project with fellow beatmakers Lunice, Inkke and Yung Gud, this February 9.  To get things started, he releases the Lunice-assisted ‘Casper’.  The track is a primarily percussive joint with gentle melodies in the background, generally seeming to take cues from Sub-Bass and even Grime.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

NELSON – JANUARY

Over the kind of Jazzy production where he seems so at home Nelson ponders the notion of change that a new year brings, and reaches the inevitable conclusion that he’ll probably just carry on as he is.  With a simple hook and mellow Jazz guitar, new track ‘January’ is exactly what we feel like listening to in this glum…

JOEY BADA$$ – B4.DA.$$

On this, his 20th birthday, Joey Bada$$ releases his debut LP ‘B4.DA.$$’ [pronounced ‘Before Da Money’].  We’ve already heard plenty of singles from the album [the likes of ‘Big Dusty‘, ”Christ Conscious‘, ‘No. 99‘, ‘Curry Chicken‘, ‘Teach Me‘ ‘Run Up On Ya‘ have been released steadily since last Summer], but at nineteen tracks long there’s…

AESOP ROCK – CAT FOOD EP

Without warning [as appears to be the trend these days] Aesop Rock releases a short new EP called Cat Food, which comprises two tracks [‘Cat Food’ and ‘Bug Zapper’ and their respective instrumentals].  The former is producer by ‘Labor Days’ producer Blockhead, while the latter is self-produced.  Stream below via SoundCloud, or check it out here…

KANYE WEST – ONLY ONE [FT. PAUL MCCARTNEY]

Kanye West pays tribute to both his daughter North and his late mother with a new track named ‘Only One’.  The tender track features none other than songwriting legend Paul McCartney on piano duty, and sees Kanye switch from the raw, impassioned rap of ‘Yeezus‘ to a down-tempo, auto-tuned croon.  In a DONDA-released statement, Ye says that…

WU TANG CLAN – A BETTER TOMORROW

Warner Music Germany have unveiled a full stream of the new Wu-Tang Clan album on YouTube, and ‘A Better Tomorrow’ is now available on all platforms.  The album contains previous singles ‘Ron O’Neal‘, ‘Ruckus In B Minor‘, ‘Necklace‘ and title track ‘A Better Tomorrow.  It has to be said that this album is a complete…

PUSHA T – LUNCH MONEY [PROD. KANYE WEST]

This evening some low quality versions of a new Pusha T track began to surface, and now Push releases ‘Lunch Money’ via In Flex We Trust.  On the track, King Push proceeds to bully any and all other MCs over some futuristic and unconventional production from Kanye West.  Click here to stream courtesy of Funkmaster Flex, or…