Danny Brown dropped another track from his forthcoming Atrocity Exhibition, out 30th September on Warp. ‘Really Doe’ is produced by Black Milk and features TDE’s Ab-Soul and Kendrick along with Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt. “Me and Kendrick always talked about doing stuff, and I had the idea to get K-Dot and Earl together …but first… Read more »

Posted on September 20th, 2016

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Chance the Rapper performed ‘No Problems’ with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz on Ellen, using the backdrop of a “Generic Records” company board meeting, which they promptly tear up the way Chance keeps his career independent and in his own control, as he discusses below with Ellen. Lil Wayne also referenced the recent US Olympic… Read more »

Posted on September 15th, 2016


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One of the main highlights of Electric Picnic for many, Rusangano Family struck while the iron is hot (and the rest of us were asleep) in releasing a new video for their Let The Dead Bury The Dead track – ‘Soul Food’ yesterday. Directed by Dave Tynan (Just Sayin’ / Jape), it was shot in… Read more »

Posted on September 6th, 2016

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With a cover image that looks at first glance like it was taken from some engrossing castle-set samurai game (only to realise that’s Charleville Castle and the music festival Castlepalooza), WhytFaux: The Conman & Slim, is the new mixtape from Cork producer Chris Power. It’s an impressive collection of beat productions with soul samples, packed… Read more »

Posted on July 26th, 2016



One of the best things I saw at Iceland Airwaves, and last year in general, was the 16 strong female rap group Reykjavíkurdætur (Daughters of Reykjavik) from Iceland. The girls crowdfunded a debut album with t-shirt extras and all and now, it’s out for all to hear via Spotify. It’s mostly in Icelandic but one… Read more »

Posted on July 14th, 2016



I love Steel band covers. Esso Trinidad Steel Band covering MJ’s ‘I Want You Back’? Check. Trinidad Steel Band covering The Meters’ ‘Cissy Strut’? Check Steel Harmony covering Joy Division’s ‘Transmission’? FUCK YEAH. We have Germany’s Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band to thank for this excellent Calypso steel drum version of 50 Cent’s ‘P.I.M.P’, a… Read more »

Posted on May 11th, 2016