RKZ – Impossible feat. Sonni Mai

The RKZ/Handbook partnership serves up an “Impossible” delight with guest vocalist Sonni Mai. Understated imagery is a beautiful art form. The concept fuelled decades of art in the mid-20th century and minimalism is all the rage today. When RKZ and Handbook weave their musical threads, the finished product is indicative of that style. But with added colour. And that’s what shines through. You listen with your…

VIDEO: RKZ – Notes

RKZ goes down the minimalist route in his video for his latest single, “Notes”. Knowing the intricate workings of a music video from concept to final presentation is a rarity in real time. If you follow RKZ on Instagram – or quite frankly anywhere – you’ll have seen what went into this video. But despite being privy to this visual information, you’re still captivated by the…

RKZ – They Don’t Know Nothing Feat. Chino XL (Prod. Handbook)

Our man RKZ drops his hardest bars of the year on They Don’t Know Nothing, partnered by Chino XL and Handbook on the beats. Let me just preface this post with one word: WOAH. In arguably the Sampleface coup of the century, RKZ enlisted the talents of Bronx emcee Chino XL and Handbook on the beat for new track They Don’t Know Nothing. Over some…

C Y G N Ft. RKZ – All Yours

Lille-based producer C Y G N collaborates with RKZ on the ethereal “All Yours”. As summer winds down for another year, we enter the season of autumn (and “cuffing” for those inclined to participate). The air is colder, the nights are longer and you’ll want to stay in a lot more. You’ll be needing some music for those chilly nights and C Y G N…

Equals – Nightfall

Gifted The Great + Blakesmith = Equals. Here is their new EP, Nightfall. In the words of John “Hannibal” Smith, I love it when a plan comes together. I especially love it when music is involved and the collaboration between producers Gifted The Great and French-based Blakesmith is a prime example. Their new EP, Nightfall, dropped at the start of June and offers listeners a salad…

RKZ – Visionaries (Prod. Handbook)

RKZ keeps it smooth like butter with his latest track, Visionaries. There are some rapper/producer partnerships that just click and RKZ alongside Handbook go together like Batman and Robin. Visionaries is the third song involving Handbook’s production and jumping straight off the mellow sounds from Favourite Song and Think Of Me, RKZ performs accordingly with some equally fine lyricism. Visionaries is a quiet fire for…

VIDEO: RKZ – Favourite Song

RKZ drops the video for Favourite Song, the third single taken from his hot new mixtape, Science X Soul. Our resident master of all trades returns with yet another piece of visual art to promote his latest mixtape, Science X Soul. The video stars fashion stylist Amrit Preet as RKZ takes a step back from the front of camera acting as director. Not to buck the trend, the…

RKZ – Science X Soul

Sampleface’s RKZ drops his latest free mixtape, Science X Soul, featuring the likes of Shawn Sanderson, Kaly and Raxstar. If you’re close to the goings on of RKZ’s music career, you’ll know just how much has gone into this project and for how long. Science X Soul is the singer/songwriter’s latest 14-track mixtape and packs in the usual blend of hip hop, soul and R&B…

RKZ’s Round Up #3

RKZ’s Round Up returns for the third time starring Common, Iamsu and James Fauntleroy. Guess who’s back in the motherfu’in hooouse! I was gone for a while but I’m back with a double-barrelled instalment of my Round Up! Combining June and July, I’m giving you some incredible shouts for the summer season. As always, the records are in alphabetical order, and I’ve kept the descriptions…