FRANK OCEAN – ENDLESS

It’s certainly been a long time coming, but we finally have some new music from Frank Ocean – it’s just not quite what you might have expected. Long-awaited second album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ was rumoured to arrive last month, but fans were left in the cold as the speculated release date came and went. In…

ISAIAH RASHAD – SMILE

Speaking to MTV about what TDE had in store for 2016, president Dave Free said “By the time we come back around on this next go?  Oh my goodness. It’s gonna be crazy.  We’re gonna have everybody hittin’.”  It appears all of that starts right now, as Isaiah Rashad releases a new track entitled ‘Smile’.  The video…

GOLDLINK X KOJEY RADICAL – PINK, BLUE, ORANGE [VIDEO]

GoldLink kicks off 2016 with a visual project related to his excellent debut album ‘And After That, We Didn’t Talk’.  The theme of past relationships was central to the album, turning the LP into a concept piece, and these ‘Pink’, ‘Blue’ and ‘Orange’ vignettes, created in collaboration with directors Rubberband and UK poet Kojey Radical,…

KENDRICK LAMAR – GOD IS GANGSTA

  The latest visual to come from Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly‘ [our album of 2015] stitches together album tracks ‘u’ and ‘For Sale?’  Kendrick’s drunk, depressed stupour on ‘u’ [‘You the reason why mama and them leavin’] is one of the album’s many highlights, and the video gives us the exact image K-Dot paints on the…

KANYE WEST – ALL DAY

The first we heard of Kanye West’s new single ‘All Day’ was when he mentioned in GQ’s ‘A Brand New Ye‘ interview that certain lines were inspired by Jay Z: “I think about certain lines that I say on my new single, which is called ‘All Day,’ that usually Jay would say, but Jay’s not…

CHILDISH GAMBINO – TELEGRAPH AVE [VIDEO]

  Childish Gambino enlists the help of long-term friend Jhene Aiko in the visual accompaniment to ‘Telegraph Ave’.  Taken from his ‘Because The Internet’ album, the video centres around the pair as the holiday on the Hawaiian island of Kauai [the title of his recent ‘Kauai’ EP].  Is this the piece that links ‘Because The…

FLYING LOTUS – YOU’RE DEAD [PREVIEW]

Flying Lotus renders excitement for his upcoming album, ‘You’re Dead’ at absolute fever pitch, releasing a preview video and a whole host of artwork from the project.  To be released on his own Warp Records, FlyLo has enlisted the help of Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy and Snoop Dogg for a project that promises to push…

NELSON – GREY

  Liverpool MC Nelson specialises in stream-of-conscious raps over crackling Jazz beats, and his latest track, ‘Grey’, is no exception. Continuing the theme from his last drop, ‘Rhapsody‘, the video sees Nelson wander aimlessly through his home town, which seemingly parallels his vocal style.  With his upcoming debut ‘Neo Noir’ on the way, as well as…

MZWETWO – HORROR

Mzwetwo blew us away last December with his sublime ‘Gallantino EP‘, and his latest release, ‘Horror’ comes with a short version of the upcoming visual accompaniment.  What we love most about Mzwetwo is the strange duality that comes from crooning over dark, textured beats on a straight-up eighties tip but also delivering glimpses of up-front, almost…

MIKE G -VERSES

Odd Future’s Mike G released his ‘Verses’ mixtape this week, featuring a compilation of old and new material, all based around his infectiously relaxed flow.  On first listen, this is a fairly modest collection, but actually, OF’s  resident stoner has absolutely pulled it out the bag.  Tracks three and four (‘Dead Wrong’ and ‘Gusto’) are…