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AS ANYONE well acquainted with The Allergies’ party beatz will testify, former Ugly Duckling riddim and rhymer Andy Cooper is pretty much a permanent house guest round at their Brizzle gaff these days; and he’s the kinda guest you want around, when he drops lyrical skills that’ll leave you whirling of the stripe he does …

FOLLOWING the low-slung, out-there, conscious funk rumble of last month’s single, “Be Better”, which came heralding a second album of excellence on that reliable marque Stones Throw, Virginia’s DJ Harrison has today dropped a second deep cut from that forthcoming set; it’s called “Cosmos” and it features the verbal acuity of Pink Siifu, all wrapped …

YORKSHIRE hiphop? Yep. Bring it. BRING. IT. ON. Lad. Comin’ atcha straight outta God’s Own Country, Kid Acne is burrowing deep down into the world of the cheese dream to bring you his latest woozy, excellent take from a nightmare in tandem with Jehst, who really should need no introduction if you’ve got your hiphop …

FABYL’S no-messin’ duo Bronx Slang have been bringing us the B-boy flow on a regular basis, track by track, news bulletin by news bulletin, across the past few months; dropping in to remind us with last October’s excellent mixtape, the clear-eyed flow and crisp breaks of “Just Say No” in March, last month’s tough “Happens …

ECHT! is a fat-as-hell beats collective which calls Brussels home, although each of the four hails from elsewhere, drawn to the open, centrifugal force of the Belgian capital. The name comes from the local Brusseleir dialect, and translates to English as simply ‘real’, although the French ‘vrai de vrai’ might seem to hit slightly closer: …

STILL rhyming with power, truth, rhythm; still living it in the Big (Rotten) Apple, Beeks and Miggs of Bronx Slang keep the gems coming from street-level observations as they shape up for their album later this year? When? When? Jeez, if only I could tell you – I don’t know myself; let’s at least be …

ATTENZIONE, lovers of rhyme and lyricism transmitting in from the leftfield; come May 19th, POW Recordings will be presenting a new album from Los Angeles’ Rhys Langston, splicing oblique but conscious verbiage with the indie rock spirit of bands such as TV On The Radio, taking on the dominant power structures, throwing in Yiddish slang …

FRESHLY scrubbed and lyrically equipped, Bronx Slang come slammin into ’21 with some fine verbal consciousness rising with their first drop of the new year. Ollie Miggs and Jerry Beeks are still seeing true; still understanding just how we got here and where we really oughta be, and they’re railing against the construct that keeps …

IBE SOLIMAN, the London-born, Maryland-raised, and now Brooklyn-based DJ and producer, likes to guise up for the world of music he produces as Bad Colours; and he’s set to release his first full-lengther, PINK, on Bastard Jazz at the end of this month. The album sees him drawing on influences from across the beats and …

IT MIGHT just be the first properly essential UK hip-hop track of 2021, and it comes from Peckham’s Confucius MC, longtime friend of Kae Tempest, teacher, outreacher; and it’s a readymade headnod classic, fo sho, in which Confucius is joined in the flow by Sonnyjim, Verbz, and Jehst, a loop of bells glimmering over a …