JELANI BLACKMAN – BRIXTON

“I always hated talking about my personal life in music,” explains Jelani Blackman.  “It made me feel too exposed and vulnerable so I just wrote things that kind of related to me but nothing specific. Starting to get better at sharing cos I realise you just have to be honest with yourself.”  To that end,…

STORMZY – CROWN

“My second single ‘Crown’ drops at midnight,’ Stormzy told us on Thursday. “I’ve been struggling to find words to describe how much this song means to me… struggling to explain exactly why I felt the need to say what I’ve said on the record… and can’t quite summarise the journey of emotions the song takes…

SKINNY MALONE – JIGGY NINJA SKINNY

Skinny Malone recently dropped ‘Jiggy Ninja Skinny,’ the first taste of an upcoming EP.  A couple of weeks later he’s back with a video for the statement track courtesy of Director Faceless Villain, which sees the Hackney MC move from vignette to vignette at a pace that matches the cut’s breakneck pace.  Stream below via…

FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB – CRIME PAYS

Ahead of their hotly anticipated, second collaborative album ‘Bandana’ [June 28], Freddie Gibbs & Madlibe release ‘Crime Pays.’  The track comes along with a Nick Walker-directed visual inspired by 1970s Blaxploitation Westerns, which sees Freddie Gibbs running things on a remote zebra farm.  Yes, you read that correctly; Gangsta Gibbs switches bricks for livestock, and…

SLOWTHAI – NOTHING GREAT ABOUT BRITAIN [VIDEO]

Those paying attention might recognise some of Slowthai’s new track ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ from a recent acapella with Crack Magazine.  The single is also the title track from the Northampton MC’s upcoming debut album, which is due for release May 17, and serves as Thai’s take on the current state of the nation, building…

LITTLE TORMENT – I LIKE

Following the release of his latest mixtape ‘Behind Closed Doors 3’, South London rapper Little Torment drops a new visual for single ‘I Like’.  Speaking on the track Torment says; “It was fun getting creative and keeping it real at the same time, I always like getting on the up-tempo UK sounding beat – I…

STORMZY – VOSSI BOP

Stormzy is back with his first solo single since 2017.  The track’s title is inspired by a viral dance move created by a now-suspended twitter account, @NL_Vossi.  Over a dark beat from producer Chris Andoh, Stormz takes shots at Boris Johnson and the British government, and also shouts out girlfriend Maya Jama – calling her…