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…

DAVE – PSYCHODRAMA

Dave only officially announced ‘Psychodrama’ a matter of weeks ago on February 21 with the release of lead single ‘Black‘, but fans of the South London rapper have been waiting a long time for his debut album.  The LP comes in the form of excerpts from a year-long course of therapy; 11 songs that see…

RAGZ ORIGINALE – PROOF READ

Ragz Originale returns to his full length debut ‘Nature‘, released October last year, with a new visual for the album’s second track ‘Proof Read’.  The video comes directed and produced by Stuupid and is centered around dimly lit club performances that match the track’s subdued production.  Stream below via YouTube.

JAY PRINCE – WONDER [VIDEO]

Jay Prince follows up ‘Beamlight‘ with another Filmawi-directed video rom recent EP, ‘Wonder’.  This time it’s the laid-back title track that gets the visual treatment, which sees Prince spending the day in London dressed in a space suit, obviously.  Stream below via YouTube, check out the ‘Wonder’ EP here.

FREDO – THIRD AVENUE

Fredo releases his debut studio album ‘Third Avenue,’ which follows the West London rapper’s prior mixtape releases ‘Get Rich Or Get Recalled’ [2017] and ‘Tables Turn’ [2018] and features the singles ‘BMT’ and ‘Survival of the Fittest.’  The album’s title is a reference to the avenue where Fredo grew up: “I’m from a place called Mozart Estate,”…

808INK – WHEN I’M ABOUT YOU’LL KNOW PT. 2

808INK’s new album is about “Motivation to get your money,” Mumblez Black Ink tells Dazed, “Enjoy yourself, because we’re young, we’re cool, and life is for livin’”.  The follow-up to last year’s ‘When I’m About You’ll Know‘ is every bit as boisterous, and this time comes with features from Kojey Radical, Prynce Mini and House…