VINCE STAPLES – BAGBAK

Before he heads out on ‘The Life Aquatic Tour’ with Kilo Kish later this month, Vince Staples drops off ‘BagBak’.  Save for this feature on GTA’s ‘Little Bit Of This‘, the new track is his first since last Summer’s superb ‘Prima Donna‘ EP.  Stream below via SoundCloud, click here to download via iTunes.

GTA – LITTLE BIT OF THIS [FT. VINCE STAPLES]

As if further proof was needed that Vince Staples’ flow is as well-suited to a higher tempo track as it is to a Hip Hop beat [and it really isn’t, see ‘Smoke & Retribution‘], Vince Staples hops on a new track from GTA’s upcoming album ‘Good Times Ahead’.  ‘Little Bit of This’ also comes with a…

ISAIAH RASHAD – 4R DA SQUAW

Shortly after releasing his full length debut ‘The Sun’s Tirade‘, Isaiah Rashad drops a new video for album stand-out ‘4r Da Sqaw’.  Coming after a short into, the track very much serves as the album’s opener; it sets the scene for a project that’s sonically very easy going, but full of twists, turns, and references…

VINCE STAPLES – PRIMA DONNA EP

‘Prima Donna’ begins with a few lines of ‘This Little Light Of Mine’, before the narrator is quickly interrupted by a gunshot to the head.  It’s the kind of shock tactic that you’d expect from Vince Staples’ West Coast pre-decessors and influences Nate Dogg or Warren G, but it’s placed in an altogether new context.  The EP then…

CLAMS CASINO – 32 LEVELS

Clams Casino’s ’32 Levels’ is his full length, grown-up debut.  Having released three instrumental mixtapes prior to the album, this is his first commercial release.  As such, there was a real sense that this was going to be his magnum opus; a more refined, polished version of the Cloud Rap beats that earned him his…

SCHOOLBOY Q – BLANK FACE

ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Blank Face LP’ is finally upon us.  The TDE MC has trolled us with fake covers and released videos for ‘Groovy Tony‘, ‘THat Part‘ as well as two parts of a short film in the form of ‘By Any Means‘ and ‘Tookie Knows II‘.  There are moments of brilliance on ‘Blank Face’; the relentlessly…

CLAMS CASINO – ALL NITE FT. VINCE STAPLES [VIDEO]

The third single from Clams Casino’s upcoming ’32 Levels’ [July 15] album [following ‘Blast‘ and ‘Witness‘] gets the visual treatment in the new video for ‘All Nite‘.  The Ryan Staake-directed visuals showcase MC Vince Staples in the more downtrodden, industrial side of the West Coast, amidst some wavey visual effects.  Stream below via YouTube, click here to pre-order…