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Dusty Residents – Orbits Read More

Dusty Residents – Orbits

Dusty Residents are a hip hop duo from Dublin consisting of emcee, Bradshaw and producer Taaffeman. They’ve taken 3 years to craft their sophomore album and the quality of the project proves that. The album has an astral theme as suggested by the title and often looks to the sky with thought provoking views on […]

Foreign Beggars – 100 Standard/The Bits Read More

Foreign Beggars – 100 Standard/The Bits

U.K hip hop and grime veterans Foreign Beggars are back with a short, 2 track EP that is brilliant, but ultimately leaves you clamouring for more. ‘The Bits’ proves that they are at the top of their game at the moment as both emcees rap with conviction over the immersive production by ASA and Sorrow.   […]

Skepta – Konnichiwa Read More

Skepta – Konnichiwa

The man at forefront of the current UK grime scene, Skepta has taken his time to release this album. His last project, Blacklisted, opened up new avenues of fame for the emcee and in the 4 years since it’s release, he has been honing his craft for a newer, larger audience. The result of this […]

A$AP Ferg – Always Strive And Prosper Read More

A$AP Ferg – Always Strive And Prosper

From the opening track ‘Rebirth’, it’s clear that Always Strive and Prosper is not your standard hip hop record. The oddly timed production melds with Ferg’s pitch switching vocals, cement his individuality not just amongst his fellow ASAP members but with his rapping peers also. The more captivating moments come when Ferg shares personal experiences, […]

Rusangano Family – Let the Dead Bury the Dead Read More

Rusangano Family – Let the Dead Bury the Dead

Rusangano Family are quickly becoming the biggest hip hop group in Ireland and this highly anticipated debut group project only solidifies their status as just that. We always knew the skill was there, but to now hear the culmination of growth each member has undergone as artists in the past few years is amazing.  At […]

Kendrick Lamar – untitled.unmastered Read More

Kendrick Lamar – untitled.unmastered

It might sound odd, but this surprise drop of an ‘untitled. unmastered’ album by Kendrick Lamar is comparable to Drake and Future’s collaborative project ‘What A Time To Be Alive’, released last year. While they are very different musically, both were released out of the blue, mostly due to massive demand from the public. The […]

Ocean Wisdom – Chaos 93 Read More

Ocean Wisdom – Chaos 93

After releasing five excellent singles in the space of the year, my interest in what this 17 track project might sound like peaked. With such an impressive string of releases, my expectations were incredibly high and to say that they were surpassed would be an understatement. Chaos 93 delivers in every sense of the word […]

Freddie Gibbs – Shadow of a Doubt Read More

Freddie Gibbs – Shadow of a Doubt

Freddie Gibbs’ latest release, Shadow of a Doubt, suitably displays his versatility on the mic. While the lyrical content does not stray far from anything we’ve heard from Gibbs before, this album is best used as a perfect example of why he is one of the most underrated rappers of the past few years. With […]

Dirty Dike – Sucking on Prawns in The Moonlight Read More

Dirty Dike – Sucking on Prawns in The Moonlight

A main staple of U.K hip hop label High Focus, rapper/producer Dirty Dike displays a different and unique soundscape on Sucking On Prawns In The Moonlight. The album is as entertaining as it is consistently captivating. Each track elevates the project to near flawless levels. It encompasses many different sources of inspiration to create a […]

Anderson .Paak – Malibu Read More

Anderson .Paak – Malibu

Anderson .Paak is a name that has become unavoidable in the past few months. Already having a solid EP with Knxwledge under his belt and being the standout guest on Dr. Dre’s comeback album, the future is bright for the young California native and he’s only getting around to his second solo effort now. Expectations […]

Jay Rock – 90059 Read More

Jay Rock – 90059

Perhaps TDE’s most overlooked member, Jay Rock, finally dropped his long awaited album earlier this year, completing the label’s undeniably excellent string of debut releases. Many wondered where he would sit amongst the roster being the first officially signed member of the roster, but on 90059 he confirms that he has made his own lane […]

Mac Miller – GO:OD AM Read More

Mac Miller – GO:OD AM

This time two years ago Mac Miller was on top of the world. With a MTV reality TV show funding his music making addiction, among other ones, the future was bright and prosperous. Unsurprisingly, most fans were more interested in what turns he would take musically. The more commercial route was clearly laid out for […]