Review | Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist – Fetti

This article originally appeared on ClashMusic.com In the weeks leading up to the release of ‘Fetti’, Curren$y and Freddie Gibbs had been teasing fans with their social media back and forth. With Alchemist having already completed his work on the production, the main dialogue between the rappers involved who needed to finish their verses in…

Review | Chip – TEN10

This article originally appeared on Red Bull Music The Tottenham-raised artist’s new album features Not3s, JME, Frisco and production from Sampha. Not satisfied after fulfilling listeners with League Of My Own II – last year’s sequel to his seminal work from almost a decade earlier – Chip has bounced back with new album TEN10, which…

Review | Ghetts – Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament

This article originally appeared on Plugsville.com There will always be an air of caution that surrounds albums that act as sequels to an artist’s seminal work. Artists take the risk of tarnishing the records name should its sequel not reach the standards of its previous incarnation, so when Ghetts announced Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament,…

Review | D Double E – Jackuum

This article originally appeared on Plugsville.com Excluding a few notable exceptions, the success of Grime has not been built on classic albums. Instead, the genre’s raw energy that was honed among the many pirate radio sets and raves of the early 2000s have acted as the fuel to take Grime to an established level within…

Albums Of The Year | 2017

My top ten favourite albums of the year: Joey Bada$$ – All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ “Due to the project’s themes, it is likely that All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ will be likened to Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly, adding fuel to those stoking the fire that insists Joey is the east coast’s equivalent to the Compton rapper. Whether you agree with that idea…

Review | The Cool Kids – Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe

After a much-publicised hiatus that led to them establishing themselves as solo artists, Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks (or Sir Michael Rocks, to use his full title) have reunited as the admired duo The Cool Kids. Their last project together was When Fish Ride Bicycles (2011), however, Chuck explained earlier this year during an interview with HipHopDX…

Review | Dizzee Rascal – Raskit

It is evident that the revival of Grime has been very impactful in the UK and elsewhere in recent years, but if you needed any more confirmation of its renaissance, the return of Dizzee Rascal (“Dem bwoy nah ready yet, trend they can never set”) via his album Raskit indicates the genre coming full circle. Of course, it…