Another eccentric video follow-up to ‘A Hundred Million Roses’, this one also happens to feature quirky girl rapper Kilo Kish in it at one point. Dental jewelery, mountains of cocaina, ballerina b*tches and designer ig’nance, just another day in the neighborhood jungle really. The A$AP MOB’s Lord$ Never Worry mixtape that also features Rocky’s ‘Purple Kisses’, will be available to download online come the 28th of August.
Here goes the first video off A$AP Mob’s upcoming Lord$ Never Worry album, expected August 28th. A$AP Rocky takes the lead with ‘Purple Kisses’, a codeine induced first single accompanied by a grown ass video shot in London and directed by Rakim himself with co-direction from Luke + Barber. #FuckSwag.
Star Slinger’s consistency is kind of staggering considering his output over the past year or so; His reptutation quickly established him as one of the go-to British remix producers, lending his talents to a diverse selection of artists that includes Mount Kimbie, A$AP Rocky, Jessie Ware, Drake, to name but a few. Time and time again he’s been able to apply his love for colourful 2-Step, Soulful Hip Hop and golden-era R&B onto often unsuspecting and unexpected songs. And now, following on from their dramatic Shlohmo remix last week, the LOL Boys employ the Mancunian beatsmith to again deliver a light, tropical, for-the-dance re-imagining.
The producer behind Jay-Z & Kanye West’sbiggest hit to date and A$AP Rocky’s‘Goldie’ delivers his first solo rap mixtape titled HITstory. Featuring appearances from the likes of Kid Cudi, Big Sean, John Legend & Stacey Bathe, Hit-Boy’s tape consists of 11 originally produced songs, including ‘Busta A** Ni**gas’ featuring Chip Tha Ripper & Bun B. Listen & download the track and mixtape below…
A$AP Rocky drops off a new single dedicated to some of his favourite things. The Harlem birthed rapper continues his journey deeper into the trillwave stratosphere with this hazey, grungy, cold-as-f*ck previously unreleased number. To be found forthcoming on DJ Clue’s Desert Storm Radio: The Takeovermixtape, but expect his debut album LiveLoveA$AP in September.
A$AP Mob (in this case A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ant) release their first official (collective) single ‘Bath Salt’ featuring another fast rising New York rap group, Flatbush Zombies. Despite the fact that the Mob consists of a number of hard bodied emcees and that both Meechy Darko and Zombie Juice employ their own impressive skill across ‘Bath Salts’, the single does reiterate why that Pretty Mother’fucker in-particular has become such a break out star. P On the Boards’ production pushes everything in the right direction – a dark and menacing beat that seems to ignite fire up the arses of all those involved.
The Zombies also recently released quite an interesting debut mixtape in the form of D.R.U.G.S., listen to that here.
Well then. British Hip-Hop mixtape of the year so far? Few have brought this much style, dripping swagu, in a very long time. That leaves us with a strong contender in the third official release from an outfit at the very forefront of our changing underground scene. The Gang have a greater sense of glazed bullseye in wanting to lay down the Piff universe and wavey sonic direction on Plantlife; opting for a streamlined thirteen tracks fashioned for maximum vibrations. Whilst their previous work had raised all the right eyebrows from i-D Mag to A$AP Rocky (recently admitting to being an avid listener), the Rap collective were still waking and baking. But this collection sees them firmly on their way to hot boxing themselves retarded.
The exceptionally refrigerated soundbed built by a number of cold hands is again feeding on the group’s ‘Pizzy’ ethos. Heavily indebted to 808 culture and 130-140bpm lifestyles, with a pinch of Grime binary and skewered G-Funk, underpinned with chilled digital Soul and only the faintest nods to sample work: the assemblage on Plantlife is both cohesive, textually aware and emblematic of a next wave Brit twist on the Cloud Rap adage.
Rhymes themselves from the seven front men Young Skout, Don Silk, Phaze One, Super Dertie, Prince Bam, Skits and J Rells are often riddle-like with that licked-off-one’s-face syllable tripping, but the marijuana infatuated topical range isn’t necessarily limited. It’s actually very focussed – on celebration, decadence and other universal, recreational themes that with up-to-the-second slang feel authentic in their agenda to spread some sort of mystical mischief.
Whilst the free download below has even been selected as 1Xtra’s mixtape of the week, right now, it’s really not hard to see why Pizzy’s cult following is becoming more apparent.
Oestrogen in Hip Hop is well and truly on the comeback. The list of female rappers making noise at the moment is more than a little exciting – it’s been over 10 years since the first ladies of the game dominated the airwaves. As we enjoy the output from femcees like Angel Haze, Azealia Banks and Amber London, our eye is also closely locked on Tyler Gang affiliated Lola Monroe – who’s just dropped a video for her A$AP Rocky ‘Goldie’ cover. Get in to it.
Despite the dismal British weather we took full advantage of the line-up, making sure our must-see acts were ticked off – and of course, experiencing new performers we hadn’t yet caught live.
The weekend began relatively calm on Friday – Santigold entertained us with a high octane performance of material from her new album Master of My Make-Believe, while The Roots reminded everyone about to get their brain zapped by Deadmau5 what music with melody and rhythm sounds like.
Saturday was a lot more exciting. Not only were we amped to see the like of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Deliliah, AlunaGeorge etc – all of whom put on great shows, but it was also the day we were to experience the allusive Weeknd live for the first time.
As frequenters of PinBoard will know, we’ve championed the rogue Canadian for some time – his body of work thus far has been a hot topic across many of our digital pages and so it was with a lot of excitement we trawled through the mud over to the Pepsi Max stage to see how Abel Tesfaye delivers in person…
Make no mistake, Theophilus London has been on his steady-grind for a solid few years now – infact, he was one of the burgeoning figures in blog-land back in the day (a more primitive time, before twitter and tumblr (imagine that!) when blogs where just young infants pooping in their digital nappies). And while he hasn’t exploded into the mainstream consciousness like other blogger backed artists (Kid Cudi, Drake etc) his year round world-touring implies a different type of success.
Rose Island Vol. 1 is a fruitful 17-track free mixtape Theophilus has just released. It boasts some notable collaborations from A$AP Rocky, Big Boi and Mark Ronson and features London’s trademark new romantic view on Electro Hip Hop. Expect sexy grooves and silky rhythms.