TYLER, THE CREATOR – A BOY IS A GUN

The next video to come from Tyler, The Creator’s new album is ‘A BOY IS A GUN*.’ In the Wolf Haley-directed clip, Tyler appears as his alter-ego IGOR, idling in an opulent mansion as he bids goodbye to the [presumably eponymous] boy. Stream below via YouTube.

KOJEY RADICAL – 2020

‘2020’ is the second single to come from Kojey Radical’s upcoming album ‘Cashmere Dreams’ [Feb 13]. The track sees Kojey ruminate on the success he imagined for himself versus what he’s achieved so far; a starkly honest approach compared to the braggadocio of many of his peers. Stream below via YouTube.

DANNY BROWN – DIRTY LAUNDRY

Danny Brown drops new single ‘Dirty Laundry’ alongside details of a new album entitled ‘uknowhatimsayin¿.’  The track comprises a lilting beat courtesy of Q-Tip, over which Brown inhabits a kind of low-life character, who recounts tales of drug abuse and strip shows. ‘Dirty Laundry’ comes complete with a highly entertaining, Simon Cahn-directed visual that’s definitely…

STORMZY – SOUNDS OF THE SKENG

Stormzy teased new single ‘Sounds of the Skeng’ with a photo of him boxing last week.  While the tabloids speculated whether or not this was a reference to his recent ex-girlfriend’s new friendship with boxer Anthony Joshua, Stormzy remained quiet and let the music do the talking.  ‘Sounds of The Skeng’ is a Sir Spyro-produced…

GOLDLINK – U SAY [FT. TYLER, THE CREATOR & JAY PRINCE]

‘U Say’ comes as the third single from Goldlink’s upcoming album ‘DIASPORA,’ featuring vocals on the hook from the UK’s Jay Prince and bars from none other than Tyler, The Creator. The track fuses mellow instrumentation underpinned by an infectious beat straight out of the Baile Funk handbook, as the three muse on past escapades…

HAICH BER NA – NOWHERE LIKE IT

Haich Ber Na [formerly Haich] has clearly been busy behind the scenes since the release of his debut EP ‘Unbalanced’ last year.  New single ‘Nowhere Like It’ is sparse and experimental, written, recorded and mixed by himself at his home studio based in Lewisham, South London, with vocals and bass parts added by close collaborator…

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,…