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Blackk Chronical – The Unapologetic Autopsy Of Crime
Kicking off proceedings this week its the brilliant new EP from Triple Darkness affiliate Blackk Chronical. He’s picked some stellar beats to play backdrop to his smart and sharp wordplay and delivered an undiluted dose of head-nodding Hip Hop. This is a must…
Dabbla – Say Nutin
This is filthy. Sumgii’s bass-heavy production is perfect for Dabbla to drop his signature tongue-in-cheek stylings over. The latest track to be lifted from his upcoming Chapsville project; keep your eyes and ears peeled…
Gatecrasherz – Uninvited
We’ve already featured one of the singles from the super-group and now it’s time to appreciate their Uninvited project in it’s entirety. It’s what you’d expect from Big Toast, Gee Bag, Oliver Sudden and Jack Diggs; heavy-hitting lyrics with a raw and unpolished charm.
Jonwayne – These Words Are Everything
Four years on from Rap Album One, Jonwayne’s now released the aptly-titled follow up, Rap Album Two. The latest track to get the limelight treatment is the beautifully smooth These Words Are Everything; a laid back and very personal retrospective. Make sure you check the album in full; you won’t be disappointed.
Oddisee – The Iceberg
Thanks to the well-oiled Mello Music marketing machine, we’ve already peppered you with a few early tracks from the album but now The Iceberg is available to enjoy in full. Oddness doesn’t seem to be able to release weak material and his latest offering is no exception; a blend of styles and soundscapes couple with that trademark intricate flow.
Leaf Dog – My Scene
The second track from his upcoming Dyslexic Disciple LP, Leaf’s teamed up with long time collaborator Naive for an absolute gem of a track that brightly shines the light on our scene. The accompanying animated visuals are genius and boast a host of pixelated cameos from the HF camp. Get spotting…
AllttA – The Upper Hand
From glitchy visuals to glitchy beats. French producer extraordinaire 20syl has teamed up with Mr J Medeiros under their collaborative moniker AllttA to deliver a new full length project, The Upper Hand. It’s an extremely eclectic listen; encompassing a range of soundscapes and subjects but ultimately delivering something rather dope! Check the sampler below and if you’re feeling it, go cop it in full…
Karriem Riggins – Headnod Suite
Time for a helping of instrumental niceness. Riggins has played and produced for the likes of The Roots, Common and Kanye West and he’s now returning for his second solo outing; releasing a fresh collection of his work. The clue’s in the title here folks…
Thundercat – Drunk
We gave you a the first single last time around and now Thundercat’s released the full LP, Drunk. It’s funky, it’s melodic and it’s the perfect kick-back album. To try and entice you further, take a listen to one of the collaborations from the album in the shape of the Kendrick assisted Walk On By.
Gas-Lab – Chemistry
Lifted from the next release from our friends over at Village Live, Gas-Lab’s recently shared the visuals for his enchanting lead single, Chemistry. Taken from his Fusion project, it’s two and half minutes of straight feel-good vibes. Expect to hit replay many, many times…
Jam Baxter – For A Limited Time Only
Completing the High Focus triple header, it’s the moody and medicated For A Limited Time Only. We’ve had a early listen to the upcoming Mansion 38 and it finds Baxter on fine form. Make sure you check it out when it lands on March 10th.
Twizzy – Alarm Bells Ringing
You can’t knock the hustle of Bristol stalwart Twizzy. Whether it’s solo material or group releases with his Three Headed Beast family; he’s consistantly working on and release new music. His latest offering, the Billy Whizz produced Alarm Bells Ringing, is another cracking addition to his discography.
Ty ft Seanie T & Miles Bonny – Baby Love
When two vets work together, you’re almost guaranteed something special. The original version of Baby Love featured on the Brotherhood soundtrack last year but in the build up to for his Work Of Heart album, Ty’s given the track a bit of an upgrade and it’s sounding bigger and crisper…
Eva Lazarus – Bad News
To wrap things up this week, we’re taking it way, way, way to the left of field. Sure it’s not Hip Hop but we can never get enough of Eva’s epic vocal stylings and we wanted to make sure you guys check out her latest single. Until next time folks…