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IN THESE days, months, or years even, when everything has been dominated by viruses, or at least one in particular, there have been many earnest releases focusing on the despair, isolation and loneliness that these have caused us all. There’s nothing wrong with that at all; after all art reflects life (or near enough anyway) …

The Bug, aka Kevin Martin, is back for his first solo full-length album in seven years, Fire, out on August 27th via the ever brilliant Ninja Tune label. Featuring Martin’s beats and a plethora of MC’s, including longtime collaborators such as Flowdan, Roger Robinson, Moor Mother,Manga Saint Hilare, Irah & Daddy Freddy alongside relatively new names to the Bug stable like Logan, Nazamba …

Middlesbrough’s Leddie MC shares her new single ‘Count On Me’ featuring Eve Conway. Produced by herself and engineered by Jamie Donnelly, ‘Count On Me’ is an ode to her 4 year old Niece. As Leddie writes: “‘Count On Me’ touches on situations many of us have found ourselves in from time to time – up …

Another month has gone by and we are treated to another new track from North east artist Leddie MC – ‘Look What They’ve Done’ ft Sarai Jazz. Regarding the track Leddie comments: “The track touches on advice given by self proclaimed gatekeepers within Hip Hop, that never particularly held any weight, but aimed to stifle …

Bristol hip-hop duo Ree-Vo are gearing up for the release of their debut album this coming July on the Dell’Orso imprint, and ahead of it we’re delighted to premiere the video for latest single Combat. Firmly based in electro hop, with waves of edgy electro sounds parting waves for T Relly spitting out these rhymes …

Continuing her impressive output, North East artist Leddie MC has dropped another new track titled ‘Life’s A Bitch’ Featuring Hip Hop artist Jister the track is produced by Leddie herself and mixed and mastered by Jamie Donnelly. A more rockier track with a swaggering guitar with a touch of the funk in the drumming. The …

The Streets are back with a quintessential lockdown anthem to enjoy, pre-empting the arrival of the 21st June. The earliest date with which all lockdown restrictions will be lifted in the UK.  The track is titled ‘Who’s Got The Bag (21st June)’ and serves as a protest song as much as a potential celebration. Speaking …

Dubbed as UK drill’s golden boy, and never far from controversy, Digga D’s rise to fame over the past 3-years-or-so has been nothing short of notorious. ‘Made In The Pyrex’ was absolutely needed to bookmark this period adequately. His ‘Next Up’ freestyle in 2017 stopped everyone in their tracks and the success of ‘Woi’ and ‘Chingy’ commercially …

Check out the visual supplement to Smallz’s strip cub anthem ‘Do It’ today. This offering features a great verse from fellow New Jersey MC India Rose, elevating the track unquestionably. Utilising the tried and tested flute over distorted bass-kick combo, this track deserves some real spotlight this year. The remix was initially released on streaming …

As a standalone album – which is how I’m viewing it, having not seen the film – it’s a good album. Sometimes that’s all you need to know, but you can also see the scaffolding for it to be more than that, and that’s something to look forward to. Having the blanks filled in. Without that context, maybe a 7.5 with room to grow