Albums of the Year | 2016

My top ten favourite Albums of the Year: Anderson .Paak – Malibu  “After making a tremendous impression on various tracks on Dr. Dre’s Compton, Anderson Paak consolidates his place as a leading newcomer in Soul/R&B with Malibu. His raspy, sing-rap vocal delivery emphasises the trace of the classic soul sound, aided by his choice of producers…

Music | IDEH Ft. Fløwzart – Light It

IDEH has provided listeners with an early Christmas present via the smooth, seductive Dozer Carter produced sounds of ‘Light It’. The single – that also features a smart verse from Fløwzart – is an ode to Mary Jane herself, as both artists make multiple references to creativity-enabling substance. IDEH completes the year with another impressive single,…

Music | ItsNate Ft. Daniel OG – Beep Beep

ItsNate has followed up the recent release of ‘East London Playalistic’ with another new single, ‘Beep Beep’, which features Daniel OG. The Hurricane produced track has a slightly ominous feel, and is perfect for ItsNate to slide within the crevices of the instrumental with the slick rhymes we’re becoming accustomed to. A couple of new singles in…

Review | J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only

Unless you’ve been unconscious for the past two weeks, you’re probably aware that J. Cole released his 4th studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only, December 9th. The announcement and subsequent unveiling of the project was accompanied by the usual fanfare that we’ve come to expect surrounding a J. Cole release, only heightened by the commercial…

Music | Last Night In Paris – Been A Minute [Video]

Last Night In Paris have dropped the slick visuals for their single, ‘Been A Minute’. The London-based creative collective give an insight into what life is like for them on their travels, incorporating footage from locations such as Copenhagen, New York, Paris, Berlin and London, making for many interesting scenes. The track itself matches the lifestyle…

Music | Pierre Hopkins – Body Language 

Pierre Hopkins has revealed his Michelin Shin produced debut single, ‘Body Language’. The London-based singer/songwriter, who has been making quiet progress leading to this eventual release, is a talented artist whose sensual vocals act as an ode to the classic R&B sound. Hoping to make an impression from this point on, Pierre is expected to make further…

Top 5’s | Cheney

Within Hip Hop culture, determining one’s Top 5 is a debate that will seemingly continue forever. So, with that being said, I’ve asked artists to share and justify their Top 5 selections… Cheney – Top 5 Artists Sunshine Anderson “Sunshine Anderson has vocals I feel can’t be matched. My all time favourite song from her…

Music | LSkins – Snatch

LSkins has resumed the campaign toward his forthcoming project, Elevator Music, by releasing the single, ‘Snatch’. As the name implies, the track – produced by Sangeet – references the classic Guy Ritchie film, Snatch, by way of a hook made up of dialogue from the movie. Once again, LSkins flaunts his slick delivery throughout, making the anticipation…

Music | ItsNate Ft. Chennessy & IDEH – East London Playalistic

ItsNate has channeled his inner-playa via the release of the single, ‘East London Playalistic’. The track, which is produced by a combination of Chennessy, Selvsse & Tha FX, also has room for vocal assistance from Chennessy on the hook and IDEH throughout, as Nate explains how things go down on the East side of his home…