NOVELIST – WAR

After May’s ‘Ignorant And Wot‘, we declared Novelist the most exciting prospect in Grime right now.  New track ‘War’ does nothing but confirm our suspicions: for three and a half minutes solid the Lewisham don switches up classic Grime flows with a youthful exuberance.  Production from Jon E Cash sets off Nov’s bars perfectly, who references the…

FRANK LEONE – WAR

Teaming up with The University of Illinois’ Fighting Illini Drumline, Chicago MC Frank Leone releases ‘WAR’, taken from his upcoming album ‘EnterWILD’. From start to finish the track is an industrial assault on the senses; whether it’s the ominous production from King Supertramp, the attack of marching snares or Leone’s Azealia Banks-esque flow, everything about…

PHAROAHE MONCH – BAD M.F

Pharoahe Monch’s fourth solo album ‘P.T.S.D (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)’ is due for release April 4, and the time has come for Mr. Monch to let us know what we’re in for.  As usual, the beat is absolutely huge and is based around a horn loop that sounds, well, bad.  Pharoahe’s delivery is as arresting…

YOUNG FATHERS – DEAD

Ahead of it’s official release (February 3), UK trio Young Fathers are streaming their third studio album, ‘DEAD’, on their SoundCloud page.  This time around they sound harsher and more punchy than on their previous albums, Tape One and Tape Two.  ‘DEAD’ gives fans more of everything they loved about Young Fathers in the first…

YOUNG FATHERS – GET UP

Leftfield Edinburgh trio Young Fathers release another track from their upcoming album ‘Dead’, to be released February 4.  The track features some seventies funk samples and plenty of dirty electronica, offsetting an upbeat hook with a slightly eery soundscape – stream below via SoundCloud.  The first track from the new album came in December, and…

COMMON – WAR

Shortly after the announcement that he and No I.D would be releasing a collaborative LP entitled ‘Nobody Smiling’, Common releases ‘War’.  On the track, Common deplores the inner-city violents that takes place all across America and the world and laments the vast loss of life in his own city of Chicago, over a militant-sounding beat…

YOUNG FATHERS – WAR

Scottish trio Young Fathers have released two incredible albums this year in the form of ‘Tape One’ and ‘Tape Two’ and their upcoming third album ‘Dead’ is scheduled for release February 4 via Anticon.  Ahead of the release, they release of ‘War’, which begins with a much more aggressive, gutteral sound than we’ve heard from…