That dreaded album delay strikes again. First A$AP, now Kendrick. Originally slated for an October 2nd release, Lamar will now release his much anticipated debut album on October 22nd. Not the longest postponement but still one that will surely disappoint fans who have been eagerly waiting for what will (or should) hopefully be one of this years best Hip Hop releases.
The Bondax boys offer up some steamy new visuals for their infectious 90′s embraced single ‘Baby I Got That’. Once you’ve dried off, I think it’s important to note how consistently brilliant these guys have been over the past year or so – their sound has and continues to grow in all the right ways, this is definitely among their best work to date.
Taken off the Rozay’s new album God Forgives, I Don’t comes yet another video, this time for his (typically) grandiose single ‘Amsterdam’. You can’t help but feel like bawse when listening to The Bawse – a lie?
No Doubt’s much hyped comeback continues with ‘Push and Shove’, the bands new single which also doubles up as the title track off their forthcoming new album. Produced by riddem dons Major Lazer the Pop-Ska single features an updated take on the bands familar sound and sees lead gal Gwen Stefani charging through with her trademark sing-rap vocal. The airwaves will embrace this like a chubby kid at fat camp…
A$AP Rocky has rather quietly announced a new release date for his debut album LongLiveA$AP in a video interview with Wild949. Originally scheduled for a July release, then a September 11th release, Rocky now reveals October 31st as the official date for his album drop… But turn that frown upside down – that new A$AP Mob tape goes haard.
DJ Target premiered a brand new track from these two newly aquatinted friends on his Radio 1 show, only this time Hackney’s own Shystie leads the assault with Azealia returning the favour as the featured femcee. After the under di sea, calypso vibes of ‘Neptune’, the pair waste no time in switching things up, bringing forth their respective inner bad gyal – proving neither are to be messed with. Full-on empowerment, capped with tongue in cheek lyrics – clearly Shystie is prepping us all for her forthcoming project Gold Dust Volume 2 – coming soon.
Noisey – Vice’s sister channel caught up with Danny Brown when he came to perform for the first time in London a few weeks back. One of the city’s premier nights for Hip Hop, Livin’ Proof hosted the sold out show and Brown later hung around the city for a few days, chilling with Darq E Freaker, Lunice and Hudson Mohawke in the studio at one point too. Catch the rest of the madness that ensued up top.
Jneiro Jarel and DOOM hook up with Rizlab and director Ninian Doff to shoot the experimental visuals to their latest offering taken from their album Key to the Kuffs. Whilst DOOM frolics around a disused space and minds trip over the spilt screen action, the gully drumline keeps heads a’ rocking. At least he turned up for the video shoot…
Catch JJ Doom’s live debut too at The East Ender at Village Underground next month.
Shlohmo marks the 11th anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing with an enigmatic remix of her (controversial) posthumous single ‘Enough Said’ featuring Drake. Originally produced by Noah ’40′ Shebib, Shlohmo’s version uses bellowing subs, electronic embellishments and screwed vocals (from both Aaliyah & Drake) to build a dramatic new alternative.