Prepare for trouble and make it double as Freddie Gibbs and Madlib promote their new album with “Crime Pays”. I’ve not been this excited for a new album in a long time. Yesterday, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib announced their new album Bandana would drop on 28th June. Egon of Now Again originally set a release date for 2020 so they’re ahead of schedule (a rarity…

Anglo-American producer Beatnick Dee and rapper Pheo suit up for their thrilling new video. I’m all for a balance of form and function and that’s precisely how Beatnick Dee & Pheo have described their joint album, Patience. The video for the title track pays homage to Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and those cheesy LA cop/crime duo dramas from the 60s. Expect plenty of cruising, conversations…

Joy’s visuals are enriched with melanin and youthful exuberance, with dancing choreographed by The iDream Dancers. We all know bravado runs through the veins of hip hop and its culture, from the roots underground to the top of the tree. But James Gardin’s accolade, The World’s Most Encouraging Rapper™, conveys regular improvement. It’s also a positive streak he has continued with his latest video for…

You’re now tuned into The Donuts Network, our new YouTube playlist dedicated to J Dilla. Have you ever needed a burst of inspiration and struggled to find it? That was me on Friday night. Then I noticed a saved playlist on my YouTube account. It was the Bling47 Dilla Edition series and it gave me the jolt I needed. Whatever your reason or need, Dilla…

Emma-Jean Thackray premieres the first video from her new EP. I listened through Emma-Jean Thackray’s EP Ley Lines a couple of Sundays ago and it was time well spent. Accentuating that is the first video from the EP for Make Do. Isolde Penwarden directed the visuals with an all-female team starring actress and choreographer Mela Murder. It’s shot in a single take with choreography from Murder and a…

An abundance of creative talent come together in the video for Blu & Nottz’s Heaven on Earth. For any hip hop fan, the sound of Blu’s voice trigger memories of a talented – if not tumultuous – career. To celebrate the release of “Gods in the Spirit, Titans in the Flesh”, Blu & Nottz have dropped a new video for single, “Heaven on Earth”. The…

A novel concept – a video album stream of Evidence’s Weather or Not on a car ride. I can’t drive but if I could, I would be king of the aux cord. Albums like Weather or Not by Evidence would definitely feature. The multi-award winning emcee-producer kicked it with the likes of Jonwayne, Alchemist, Nottz, and DJ Premier on beats and rhymes. The cruising aesthetic…

Black Milk touches on our relationship with social media in the haunting video for Laugh Now Cry Later. I shall preface this with the following statement: the end of this video fucked me up. You’ll see why when you watch it (and you totally should). Director Gerard Victor captured the stillness of the two main cast members (made to imitate Instagram posts – dope idea)…

DJ Manipulator and Louie Gonz pay it “Forward” with visuals for a cut off their joint project, The Loops. The Massachusetts-based double act keeps things monochrome for their Forward video. Louie Gonz expends energy on the negativity that’s plagued his life over the years over a beautiful soul sample from DJ Manipulator. As the for the video, I think it was a good idea to…