THISISDA – NO MORE MIND [VIDEO]

ThisisDA releases a final offering from 2015’s ‘Based Off Black‘ EP in the form of new video ‘No More Mind’.  The Spacedtime-produced track gets a visual interpretation from CPJ Production, which sees the Bristol MC silhouetted against an alternating black and white backdrop.  Stream below via YouTube.

THISISDA – BASED OFF BLACK

Having released a run of singles and a video for latest track ‘Hotsteppa‘, ThisisDA releases ‘Based Off Black’.  The album is the Bristol MC’s follow-up to last year’s ‘Super Arkane‘ on which his verses are darker and more introspective than on his debut: “You could say this record is about my darkest days,” he told Complex.  “The…

THISISDA – WON’T CHANGE [FT. BLU]

With his ‘Based Off Black’ EP due out at some point in July, ThisisDA links up with producer Mankub once again on new track ‘Won’t Change’.  The sunny beat takes some influence from Dub in terms of instrumentation but is rhythmically rooted in classic Boom Bap.  Bars from LA rapper Blu and scratches by Audiosnax provide the…

THISISDA – SELL ME

After recent track ‘Bounce Back, ThisisDA releases another preview of his forthcoming ‘Based Off Black’ EP entitled ‘Sell Me’.  Produced by FreeNation’s Spacedtime [see ‘TheWaters‘], the track sees ThisisDA rattle off quick-fire, incendiary rhymes with his sights focussed on racial profiling and police brutality.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

THISISDA X MOJEK – VOODOO

Bristol’s ThisisDA gets his international on for ‘Voodoo’, the latest, exotic-sounding single from him and Chicago-raised producer Mojek and Bristol rapper ThisisDA.  The SaveMoney affiliate creates a tribal, African soundscape which is fairly far-removed from DA’s ‘Super Arkane‘ territory, and although out of his comfort zone, the UK upstart more than rises to the challenge.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

PAPER PLATES – BACHELOR OF ARTS EP

UK rapper Paper Plates releases his ‘Bachelor Of Arts’ EP with Toronto producer Jay Bee.  The project is based around the ‘What now?’ dilemma faced by university graduates, which is a refreshing subject matter – such middle class problems aren’t usually addressed in Hip Hop!  PP is very slick with the words, and raps with…

CR-BLACKS – DO MY THING (BURGUNDY)

CR-Blacks of London Hip Hop collective Slocal releases ‘Do My Thing (Burgundy)’ ahead of his sophomore project ‘Tabula Rasa’ (Spring 2014). The track features a ridiculous amount of British talent, in the form of bars from CR himself, Tee Stone AND ItsNate, as well as hard yet soulful production from Selasse. Check out the track…