JELANI BLACKMAN – CHEERS

Jelani Blackman raises a glass to the events, people and places that have contributed to his experience thusfar on new track ‘Cheers’.  It’s a personal and yet universal reminder to take stock; “Cheers to the sunshine and the rum punch / Cheers to my family, cheers to my mum / Cheers to the grey skies…

SLOWTHAI – NOTHING GREAT ABOUT BRITAIN [VIDEO]

Those paying attention might recognise some of Slowthai’s new track ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ from a recent acapella with Crack Magazine.  The single is also the title track from the Northampton MC’s upcoming debut album, which is due for release May 17, and serves as Thai’s take on the current state of the nation, building…

ELIJAH – SLITHER

North London’s Elijah might be a new face on the scene, but his debut cut ‘Slither’ has an understated slap that fills us with confidence that he’s going places this year.  “It’s an ode to all the fake people around me at that time,” explains Elijah.  “There was a lot of snakey behaviour about, hence…

LITTLE TORMENT – I LIKE

Following the release of his latest mixtape ‘Behind Closed Doors 3’, South London rapper Little Torment drops a new visual for single ‘I Like’.  Speaking on the track Torment says; “It was fun getting creative and keeping it real at the same time, I always like getting on the up-tempo UK sounding beat – I…

STORMZY – VOSSI BOP

Stormzy is back with his first solo single since 2017.  The track’s title is inspired by a viral dance move created by a now-suspended twitter account, @NL_Vossi.  Over a dark beat from producer Chris Andoh, Stormz takes shots at Boris Johnson and the British government, and also shouts out girlfriend Maya Jama – calling her…

LOYLE CARNER – NOT WAVING, BUT DROWNING

Loyle Carner’s new album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ follows last year’s BRIT & Mercury Award-nominated ‘Yesterday’s Gone‘, and features a lot of familiar faces: Tom Misch, Jordan Rakei, Rebel Kleff and Jorja Smith to name but a few.  The sound is also famillar – poet Benjamin Zephaniah describes Loyle incredibly accurately as “a rapper with…

JELANI BLACKMAN – NOBODY’S SON

“‘Nobody’s Son’ makes me feel strong,” says Jelani Blackman, “because of the lyrics but also because it’s the first track I’ve put out independently and the feeling is so different. Right now is probably the clearest I’ve felt about a song saying something about me. It’s about being your own person and growing up in…