PUSHA T – CRUTCHES, CROSSES, CASKETS [VIDEO]

Shortly after dropping the third track from upcoming album ‘Darkest Before Dawn’ [December 18], Pusha T releases some accompanying visuals for the Diddy-produced ‘Crutches, Crosses, Caskets‘.  The blasphemous video is produced by Cartier Court, Grant Curatola, and Taylor Shung, and sees King Push mixing with some very sinful nuns on a merry-go-round.  The track will live…

BANKS – BETTER

Banks is back!  New single ‘Better’ is the first new track we’ve heard from the LA vocalist since her sensational debut album ‘Goddess‘.  This time around her vocal is intense; unrestrained and raspy, as she tries to persuade an ex-lover that she can love them ‘better’.  The James Mountford-directed visuals are as intimate as the lyrics,…

STATIK SELEKTAH – BEAUTIFUL LIFE

Taken from his recent ‘Lucky 7’ album, Statik Selektah releases a new visual to accompany star-studded single ‘Beautiful Life’.  The video, apparently a result of Action Bronson’s laissez-faire attitude sees him enjoying a few of the finer things alongside Statik Selektah and Joey Bada$$ on board a yacht in Croatia – not bad if you…

KWAMIE LIV [FT. ANGEL HAZE] – PLEASURE THIS PAIN [VIDEO]

Baby Duka has been creating beats and artwork for Kwamie Liv [like that of latest single ‘Pleasure This Pain‘] for a minute.  Little did we know though, he’s an incredible animator too, giving the Angel Haze-assisted track a surprisingly emotive cartoon video.  “We wanted to create a limitless playground that Angel and I could live in…

MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS – DOWNTOWN

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ latest offering features Hip Hop legends Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Melle Mel.  It goes so whole-heartedly for the throwback vibe that it seems more than a little bit like Hip Hop’s answer to ‘Uptown Funk’; it feels a little dirty but you’re lying if you said it’s not a little…

JAY ROCK – 90059

Shortly before announcing the album’s title, release date and tracklist, Jay Rock releases title track, ‘90059’.  Beginning with some smooth vocals from SZA over a Funky bass lurch, the track switches up by the time JR gets on the mic with an unrestrained, ODB-esque flow.  ‘90059’ the album [with guest features from Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q,…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – OFF TOP [VIDEO]

Despite some issues surrounding its release, Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside‘ was a real triumph; undoubtedly one of the finest albums of the year so far.  Four month’s later and a second video from his sophomore LP emerges.  The grainy, vivid cartoon video for ‘Off Top’ is a stark contrast to…