JAY ROCK – REDEMPTION

Jay Rock releases his third studio album ‘Redemption’, his first body of work since his motorcycle accident in early 2016.  I’m just here to give you the real, man,” he says, “and just basically give y’all more of me.  And just showing you my growth, that’s basically what I’m doing on this album…  Like I said,…

TOP DAWG ENT – BLACK PANTHER OST

Marvel’s new film Black Panther premiered in venues around the world last night, followed swiftly by its soundtrack – officially titled ‘Black Panther the Album (Music From and Inspired By)’.  Curated by West Coast label Top Dawg Entertainment, the album features appearances from Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples, Travis Scott, The Weeknd and…

KENDRICK LAMAR – ALL THE STARS FT. SZA

Kendrick Lamar teams up with fellow TDE signee SZA on new track ‘All The Stars’.  Quite the departure in sounds from his latest album ‘DAMN.‘, ‘All The Stars’ is a pop-tastic, string-filled epic; almost reminiscent of Eminem’s dire pop output circa 2010 [‘Love The Way You Lie’, ‘The Monster’ etc] but far more subdued.  The…

ISAIAH RASHAD – THE SUN’S TIRADE

Isaiah Rashad releases ‘The Sun’s Tirade’, an album for which we’ve been waiting patiently ever since 2014’s superb ‘Cilvia Demo‘.  The album features recent single ‘Park‘, but it’s the quiet brilliance of third track ‘Free Lunch‘ that steals the show.  Features from fellow TDE affiliates SZA, SiR, Zacari and Kari Faux all add new textures, while fellow TDE…

SCHOOLBOY Q – BLANK FACE

ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Blank Face LP’ is finally upon us.  The TDE MC has trolled us with fake covers and released videos for ‘Groovy Tony‘, ‘THat Part‘ as well as two parts of a short film in the form of ‘By Any Means‘ and ‘Tookie Knows II‘.  There are moments of brilliance on ‘Blank Face’; the relentlessly…

JAY ROCK – TRAFFIC JAM [EASY BAKE REMIX] FT. KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA

Midway through, ‘90059‘ cut ‘Easy Bake‘ takes a more mellow turn thanks to a lurching beat and some vocals from SZA before normal service is resumed.  As the video for the album’s title track suggested, ‘Easy Bake’ has now been re-visited in the form of a full-length official remix, with additional bars from Kendrick Lamar.  Stream below via…

JAY ROCK – 90059

Top Dawg Entertainment’s ‘90059’ release strategy has certainly been an interesting one, as the label chose to release the new album from Jay Rock as soon as sufficient pre-orders the cover the project’s cost had been purchased.  On to the album itself, and it feels like a cult classic from the outset.  Jay Rock’s gruff flow presides…