Ran Reed spits razor sharp bars on Pathetic M.C.’s. I wrote a personal article on the need for nuance and brevity this year but sometimes, you need to speak your mind no matter how harsh it might seem. Ran Reed gives no fucks about feelings on Pathetic M.C.’s, laying into mumble rappers from the get […]
We interviewed Deadpoole about his latest album and his thoughts on last year’s music. Luke: Congratulations on the new album. Would you say this is your best to date? Deadpoole: Thanks so much. I think so, even right from when first I started out I was always working towards an album. The three EP’s that […]
We’ve put Knxwledge’s albums in order from wackest to dopest. Complex have recently finished their list of Kanye West albums “from worst to best”. They were revisiting a topic initially posed by Kanye himself during an interview with the New York Times in 2013. Now, Complex being Complex, they messed it up and caught some […]
Prince’s hilarious old man disguise is our Throwback Thursday feature. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say we’re still hurting over Prince’s death but clips like this inject some laughter into the situation. Here, he dons the attire of an old man as he presents Chris Rock with the Man Of The Year […]
Nick Drake’s Northern Sky is our Song For Sunday. 2016 is no more as we break into a new year and hopefully more prosperous times. Northern Sky was a song on Nick Drake’s penultimate album before his untimely death in 1974. The song was a departure from his previous work. Unfortunately, his record label Island […]
ruffiankick throws some more lo-fi coal on the fire with Spiritu∆lShr∆pnel.EP. I’m a big lover of albums made using the SP-303 or 404. Many say that dusty lo-fi aesthetic is overplayed and maybe the saturation has gone beyond the style’s compression techniques but I still enjoy it. ruffiankick is one such SP craftsman and his […]
Thelonious Martin puts together a mix of his samples. A COMPILATION OF SAMPLES FROM POLO SPORTING GOODS, WÜNDERKID, AND LATE NIGHT PROGRAMMING. STILL NOT LETTING YOU GUYS KNOW THE NAMES OF THE SAMPLES. *You heard the man. *One of them I personally sampled (6:19) and it’s the OG Ronnie Laws. But that’s all I’m saying.
Coalmine Records new dynamic duo come together for “Infomercial (Freestyle)” with a collab album due in February 2017. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the music of Thelonious Martin since he burst through in 2012 so we’re thrilled to hear of this new collab project with Brooklyn emcee Saga. “Molotov” will feature high profile clientele (Freddie Gibbs, Fashawn, […]
M-Dot’s latest single describes humanity’s shortcomings with a dark beat from Hi-Tek. M-Dot speaks from a socio-political perspective about our robotic tendencies as a people, complemented by Hi-Tek’s bleak musical arrangement. The rapper’s forthcoming album “egO anD The eneMy” is set to drop on 27th January 2017.
The Michigan group want you to sample them. Hurrah! Vulfpeck are a fantastic funk band and the bandleader, Jack Stratton, recently discussed desires for their music to be sampled in an interview with Stanford Daily. “We want to do some of that. I always thought we’d be sampled by now, but that’s just not happening. […]