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FOLLOWING his recent reveal that he’s got a new album, TYRON, primed and ready for February 5th, slowthai has surprise-released a new track which won’t be included on the album, the freestylin’ lyricism of “Thoughts”; watch the video below. It’s a stream of consciousness, heavy on the raw beatz, the “fucked-up shit in my cranium”, …

HOT OFF the back of his recent, Grammy-nominated Fuck Yo Feelings mixtape (it was in the running for Best Progressive R&B Album), genre-spanning Houston writer and producer Robert Glasper has dropped the video for the tune “This Changes Everything”, featuring the lyrical flow of Denzel Curry. The video was filmed at Harun Cafe, in LA’s Leimert …

IT’S BEEN quite the year for LA’s South Korean rapper 박혜진 Park Hye Jin, who’s been dropping coolly sophisticated breaks right the way across the twelvemonth. Check her recent retake on “CALL ME” with Blood Orange; intelligent textures and an effortless shuffle, haunting piano, yearning lyrics. Then there was the How can I EP for …

With a host of collaborators littering his past work, including Rodney P, Verb Y and Scorzayzee, UK rapper Karizma has returned with a new sound and partnership with producer Jack Wolff, and a new single called “Ostrich”, taken from his debut album due out next year. Taking everyday blunders as its tongue-in-cheek lyrical heart, and …

North East Rapper Leddie MC is finishing her year off with her last single ‘Way Back When’ featuring Eyeconic and Chris Davison. Urban falsetto hook starts things off before Leddie and Eyeconic take turns to reminisce of days gone by before life got in the way over strummed acoustic. There two vocals work really well …

FRESH from the Bronx Kill Mixtape of a few weeks back, and absolutely, wholly not content to leave matters there, Bronx Slang are leaving us another hard-hitting breakz bomb to splash your face with the cold water of lyrical reality. It’s a grandstanding track built from big guitar fuzz, courtesy UK producer Fake Blood; a …

THE DAMN STRAIGHTS is a transatlantic collaboration between Exeter’s Adam Gibbons, aka the connoisseur’s modern soul connoisseur, Lack of Afro, and Maryland rhymer Herbal T, who’d actually shared musical admiration and had decided to hook up and make some bangers quite a while ago. Adam, of whom one tweeter replying to a single drop we …

FORMER rhymes scientists in Californ-I-A’s favourite old-skool hip-hop trio Ugly Duckling, Andy Cooper has teamed back up with his former decks buddy Young Einstein for his latest single drop, “Heart”. Take a listen to some real breakz ‘n’ rhymez science below. “Heart” brings grandstanding brass, helium samples, and a big freak-off boom of a bass …

CHICAGO’S enlightened future breaks producer The Twilite Tone has just unveiled the video for “Do It Properly”, one of the standout tracks from his diaristic debut album for Stones Throw, The Clearing. Delight in it below. The video is something of a paean to Chicago and the life Tone lives; you can see him popping …

OLLIE MIGGS and Jerry Beeks, the B-boy lyrical scientists better known to us as Bronx Slang, are teasing for a new album in ’21 with 19 minutes of hard-hitting, conscious mixtape for Fabyl – which is out now. They’re reporting back from the frontlines in NYC as America slides deeper into pandemic and division. “You …