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The Roots
Illadelph Halflife

Originally released in 1996, Illadelph Halflife was the third studio album from one of the definers of the hip hop genre The Roots. After 19 albums and countless co-productions with everyone from Erykah Badu to Elvis Costello it’s a great treat to head back to the jazzy sampling r...view item »


Atmosphere
When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold (10 Year Anniversary Edition)

This thing’s ten years old already?! Blimey, that came around quick. With When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, Atmosphere solidified their rep a...view item »


GZA
Liquid Swords: Marvel Edition

Liquid Swords needs no introduction. GZA, ‘Cold World’, guest features from everyone else in Wu-Tang, blah blah blah. A pinnacle of '90s hip-hop, the 1995 record still sounds great more than two decades on from its release. On this new Marvel Edition the LP is given a new lick of pa...view item »


Cypress Hill
Black Sunday

Reissue of Cypress Hill’s second full length album Black Sunday, which is arguably their biggest and greatest. Pretty much every track has become classic since it’s release in 1993. Includes huge hitters Insane In the Brain, I Wanna Get high, Hits From The Bong. Double LP from We A...view item »


Kev Brown
Brown Album: Black Album Remixes

Before Kev Brown broke out with his 2005 LP I Do What I Do he was just a young beat-maker from Maryland. At some point after Jay-Z...view item »


UNKLE
The Road: Part II

UNKLE releases are always, if nothing else, interesting. After seven years of silence, label boss James Lavelle finally returned with last year’s massive comeback effort Part I. It was diverse, bu...view item »


Young Fathers
Cocoa Sugar

Cocoa Sugar is the third album by Edinburgh hip-hop threesome Young Fathers. It follows on from the critically acclaimed second album White Men Are Black Men Too and the single Only God Knows which featured on the soundtrack to Trainspotting 2. It’s available on CD and two vinyl versions - coloured, indies only limited edi...view item »


Archy Marshall
A New Place 2 Drown

Archy Marshall (also known as King Krule) isn't one for sitting still. He currently has three monikers including The Return of Pimp Shrimp. It might be helping to destroy his career but if it keeps him influenced then it's our gain as his music is invariably excellent. Here he soundtracks a book that was co...view item »


Homeboy Sandman & Edan
Humble Pi

Humble Pi sees alternative rapper and Berklee College of Music dropout, Edan and New York rapper, Homeboy Sandman team up for the first time. The much-anticipated collaboration will please fans of MF Doom, Madvillian,...view item »


Public Enemy
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

No hiphop collection should be without the 1989 breakthrough LP from PE. Chuck D’s lyrics and delivery matched with The Bomb Squad’s confrontational production represented a new high-water mark as to what rap could be capable of. The track listing is jaw-dropping - Bring the Noise, D...view item »


Nas
Illmatic

Illmatic was the debut album from New York rapper, Nas. Upon its original release in 1994, when Nas was just 20 years old, East Coast hip-hop was losing its identity. Illmatic, with tracks like N.Y. State Of Mind, gave the genre’s birthplace a much needed shot in the arm....view item »


Tommy Guerrero
A Little Bit Of Somethin'

What a beautiful little release. The album art pretty much sums up the sound on the LP, so as you can imagine, the tracks are mellow and guitar-y. A Little Bit Of Somethin' by Tommy Guerrero has been reissued on vinyl LP on Be With Records and would be a nice addition to the chilled out part of your record collection. ...view item »


Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique

It's fair to say that this one caused a lot of stigma among Beastie Boys fans, yet Paul's Boutique garnered praise over time until it became what is now a cult phenomenon. Gone was the sound of a bunch of 70s hard rock riffs, and in its place was a plethora of beats gathered from a huge variety of source material. Every sample on this record is ...view item »


Massive Attack V Mad Professor
No Protection

The Mad Professor does what he does best on the Bristolian trip-hop progenitors second album Protection. No Protection takes Massive Attacks’ claustrophobic paranoia and opens it up, cranks the bass and amplifies the influence of soundsystem culture, for a complete dub rem...view item »


DJ Muggs
Soul Assassins: Dia Del Asesinato



The Streets
Original Pirate Material

The classic debut before he went a bit soft. This was genuinely thrilling back in 2002 and it's combination of UK garage/hip-hop and Mike Skinner's lyrical observations were a unique and fascinating combination. Now we have Sleaford Mods a lot of his work sounds a bit....meh... but this is the good one and still sounds fresh.&nb...view item »


Beastie Boys
Licensed To Ill

Album the first from Brooklyn’s finest, the legendary Beastie Boys. Licensed To Ill has crucial classics like ‘Fight For Your Right’ and ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’, plus the iconic airplane cover art. Basically, this is a crucial cornerstone in hip-hop history, and you can now buy it on vinyl...view item »


Beastie Boys
Ill Communication

Beastie Boys reissues raining down on your turntables these days! Ill Communication, coming at you from 1994, with all beats produced, lines rapped and instruments played by the Beastie Boys, spawned one of their most famous songs, Sabotage. But these guys gave us so much more: shortly after the ...view item »


Why?
Live at Third Man Records

Why? are a hip-hop inspired indie band fronted by Yoni Wolf. Following the release of their most recent album, last year's Moh Lhean, Why? played at Third Man Records - the Chocolate Factory to Jack White's Willy ...view item »


Pan Amsterdam
The Pocket Watch

Pan Amsterdam is the project of Professional Jazz Musician thatmanmonkz alongside Leron Thomas. Both have lots of pedigree in the worlds of hip-hop and house and together they have formed Pan Amsterdam. Giles Peterson has long been a fan of Monkz previous outfit Madison Washington and is fully on board with this project which perfectly blends j...view item »


A Tribe Called Quest
We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service

East Coast icons A Tribe Called Quest return after disbanding almost twenty years ago. Somehow they manage to sound as dynamic, funky and angry as during their prime. We Got it From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service is a vibrant double vinyl LP of old-school charm, dense rhymes and forward-thinking beats. ...view item »


Sleaford Mods
Austerity Dogs

Austerity Dogs is the 6th album by Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods, but it’s the one that got them noticed. Since its release in 2013, the band have gone from strength to strength, being a necessary mouthpiece and cathartic outlet for many in the these austere times. They mix a punk snarl with ...view item »


Kendrick Lamar
GOOD KID, m.A.A.d CITY

Kendrick Lamar's debut effort Good Kid: M.A.A.D City [Deluxe Edition] materialises just at the right time to give West Coast rap some renewed notability. Kendrick Lamar is one today's most unique rappers. Left of centre, he joins the likes of Drake and KiD CuDi, paving his own pathway. Good Kid m.A.A.d City is not only one of 2012's best rap alb...view item »


Anderson .Paak
Oxnard

Oxnard is the album Anderson.Paak always wanted to make. As a schoolboy in his hometown of Oxnard, Southern California, he would dream of making an album that could match up to The Blueprint by Jay-Z, College Dropout by Kanye West or Documentary by The Gam...view item »


Anderson .Paak
Malibu

Off the back of six tracks on Dr. Dre's 2015 record and a single with the wonderful Kaytranada, there's now an album in store for Anderson .paak. Following up a couple of 2014 releases, Malibu originally came out back in January and earned its hype with collabs ...view item »


slowthai
RUNT

Traditionally, Northampton hasn’t been the first place that springs to mind when one thinks of the epicentres of grime. However, over the past couple of years a few emergent MCs have put the East Midlands town on the map. Along with Statz and Izzie Gibbs, Northants rapper slowthai has prov...view item »


Beastie Boys
Check Your Head



Drake
Views

Canadian rapper Drake returns with his smooth blend of hip-hop and R&B. With poetically crafted love stories, exotic dancehall beats, and record-shattering sales statistics, Views boasts international chart toppers One Dance and Hotline Bling...view item »


Jonti
Tokorats

An album as dazzling with guest appearances and stylistic diversions as it’s press release is with super-cool name dropping and fashionable locales, Jonti takes us through a sonic journey that sees us witness various conversations with Jonti’s own ‘Tokorat’, a complex and multi-facated creature that lives...view item »


Bentley Rhythm Ace
Bentley Rhythm Ace (21st Anniversary Edition)

Bentley Rhythm Ace were a very popular flash-in-the-pan and were highly rated by the likes of the NME. They released two albums, the first in 1997 and the second in 2000. They were formed by ex-Pop Will Eat Itself bassist Richard March and DJ Michael Stokes. Their eponymous debut was made using cut and paste sam...view item »


Swindle
No More Normal

Swindle comes from grime and dubstep background and builds on these foundations by incorporating UK jazz and hip-hop. No More Normal sees him working MCs such as Kojey Radical, Ghetts, D Double E and P Money, vocalists Etta Bond, Eva Lazarus, Kiko Bun and Daley and musicians Dubya Garcia, Yussef D...view item »


Beastie Boys
Hello Nasty

Although only 17 years old, I’m sure we can all agree that Hello Nasty was due for a reissue. Featuring Mixmaster Mike on the turntables, the Beastie Boys prove that they have more skills than yelling and popularizing wide-angle video clips. The album is out on 2x180gr vinyl, and sounds as rich as...view item »


Stormzy
Gang Signs & Prayer

I keep seeing him in my morning Metro. He tweets doesn't he? And he's gone from grime king to global superstar following appearances on Jools Holland and with Kanye. This record shows him immersing himself in the sort of songwriting and production that may have been unexpected from listening to his raw early work. It's already s...view item »


Massive Attack
Protection

Protection was the second album by Bristol’s trip-hop overlords Massive Attack. The album was released in 1994. Vocalist Shara Nelson was replaced by Everything But The Girl’s Tracey Thorn. Tricky also made his last appearance with the ...view item »


Skinshape
Filoxiny

Over the past few years Skinshape mastermind Will Dorey has established himself as a worthy new addition to the lineage of British oddball artists. His Skinshape project sees Dorey fusing influences from...view item »


Digable Planets
Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) - 25th Anniversary Edition

Finally: a reissue of Digable Planets’ 1993 debut, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)! It's the first time the record has been on vinyl since those heady days, now expanded to 2 discs. Their laid-back, finger-snappin' jazzy sound spawned the huge hit 'Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)' - and - the ...view item »


Earl Sweatshirt
Doris

Earl Sweatshirt, real name Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, is an American rapper and member of hip-hop crew Odd Future who also include the notable artists Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean among their ranks. Doris was Earl Sweatshirt’s debut solo album...view item »


The Roots
Undun

Undone by The Roots was their 10th album. It’s a concept album telling the story of the fictional Redford Stevens and his struggle through poverty and his tragic death, starting at the end and working backwards. It was Grammy nominated for Best Rap Album and praised by critics. You don&rsquo...view item »


Aesop Rock & TOBACCO
Malibu Ken

Who knew we needed Tobacco, frontman for Black Moth Super Rainbow, to build fascinating and nauseating beats for Aesop Rock? Tobacco's solo stuff strays from the relatively poppy sound of BMSR towards darker beats and stranger worlds, perfectly built for Aesop Rock. The word-heavy New-Yorker tur...view item »


Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Piñata

Yes, this is the real shit here. Hip hop royalty Madlib's collaboration with wordsmith Freddie Gibbs have teased us with a couple of EPs already which were more tantalising than satisfying. Now, however, there's something meaty to get your teeth into; a massive 17-song double LP which, as a sticker on the front boasts, "feat. all the mother fuck...view item »


Kev Brown
Fill In The Blank

Kev Brown has worked at a rate of knots in 2018. The dust has barely settled on his Homework LP and he’s already on to the next one. Fill In The Blank ...view item »


Farai
Rebirth

It’s unclear whether Farai is to be seen as a new solo project of vocalist Farai Bukowski-Bouquet or as a collaboration between herself and producer TONE...view item »


Travis Scott
Astroworld

Travis Scott’s name may sound like one of those overly patriotic new country singers but I can assure you that he is something quite different. The US rapper, singer and producer has been bothering top 10s all over the place with his single Sicko Mode, so why not check out his third album, A...view item »


Kev Brown
Minneapolis

Prolific producer Kev Brown turns his attention to the sounds of Minneapolis on his latest LP. The Minnesota city is best-known as the home of Prince...view item »


Czarface
Dog Days Of Tomorrow

East Coast rap’s long-standing fascination with the world of comics bears yet more fruit in Czarface’s lavish Dog Days Of Tomorrow. For their latest trick the u...view item »


Quelle Chris
Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often

Overwhelmingly posi rap from Quelle Chris who enlists feature work from Homeboy Sandman, Denmark Vessey, Elzhi and others. A long list of people, essentially, who want to spread a nice word or two amidst inventive, scattershot productions that might...view item »


Nubiyan Twist
Jungle Run

London’s Strut Records bring you the latest from expert Afro-dub jazz collective Nubiyan Twist. Perhaps they too tuned in to CITV in the early 2000s, for it’s named Jungle Run...view item »


Public Enemy
Fear Of A Black Planet

Chuck D. and Co.’s third album will hit 25 in 2015, so this vinyl reissue couldn’t come any sooner. In fact, Fear of a Black Planet hasn’t been repressed since 2000! Really, there’s very little that can be said about Public Enemy that hasn’t been said already -- deadly serious politica...view item »


Nightmares On Wax
Back To Mine – Nightmares On Wax

Popular album series Back To Mine returns for its 20th anniversary year curated by Nightmares On Wax, AKA George Evelyn from Pudsey, Leeds. The compilation, mixed by Evelyn, features a new Nightmares On Wax track and an exclusive Nightmares On Wax remix of a Fat Freddy’s Drop...view item »


J Dilla
Ruff Draft

J DILLA is back from the dead with what I think is a reissue of the 'Ruff Draft' LP. Nothing like cashing in on a mans death eh? Just kidding. This was originally released in 2003 on his own Mummy Records label. 'Nothing Like This' has just come on. It's a fucking corker of a track that I been ...view item »


Planet B
Planet B

Star-studded, self-titled debut album by hot new electro-hardcore duo Planet B (Justin Pearson of Dead Cross, Retox and The Locust plus Luke Henshaw of Sonido de la Frontera). They are joined by fellow Locusts Gabe Serbian and Joseph Karam, Kool...view item »


Massive Attack
Blue Lines

Ah 'Blue Lines'. That time hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and soul all together under the mysterious cinematic umbrella of Massive Attack. The first time their special blend of breakbeats, sampling and rapping was heard and it's presence is still being felt 25+ years on. The usual guests are in place, Horace Andy, Tricky...view item »


Jehst
Billy Green Is Dead

This is the first new album from criminally underrated British hip-hop artist Jehst in more than 6 years. He's obviously used the time wisely concocting this ambitious sprawl of an album which follows his fictional character Billy Green through a turbulent life which leaves him at breaking point and eventually (spoiler alert) de...view item »
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Apollo Brown
Trophies (Instrumentals)



Boogie Down Productions
Criminal Minded

In listing the greatest albums in hip-hop history, one title never seems to stray from the upper echelons, no matter how many years pass: Boogie Down Productions’ undisputed classic from 1986, Criminal Minded. Released amidst a battle between BDP and MC Shan that would redefine the New York rap landscape as it was then kno...view item »


Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz
Mona Lisa

So there’s this bit in Never Stop Never Stopping, the extremely underrated feature-length film from The Lonely Island, where Andy Samberg...view item »


Nas
Nasir

Hmmm….what can I say about New York rapper Nas that you don’t already know? After all, he’s sold 30 million records which means he is much more famous than many of the artists on our website,  and most people know all there is to know already. Well, how about this: He has a...view item »


J Dilla
Donuts (picture sleeve edition)

Donuts is a true modern classic, one of the crowning moments of J Dilla’s all-too-short career. For creative, super-fresh beat-making, Dilla just can’t be beat, especially here, where he is at the peak of his powers. For ...view item »


Open Mike Eagle
Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes

Reissue of Open Mike Eagle’s second album Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes. Released originally on Hellfyre Club (Milo, Anderson. Paak, Busdriver) in 2011. Mike here already cleverly understating his emotions with regards to art, racial matters, and personal finances in his soulful manner we’ve co...view item »


MF DOOM
Operation: Doomsday [Remastered]

Operation Doomsday, as an album, disregarding its style, might be considered a less than stellar fair. The sound is kind of uneven and some of the cuts are pretty rough, but everything it lacks gives it more appeal. It sounds like something straight out of the basement of some MCs from the early 90s. It's pretty lo fi and all the rappers, DOOM e...view item »


DJ Shadow
Live In Manchester: The Mountain Has Fallen Tour

Disc Jockey Shadow still has quite the reputation despite not producing much of note since his second album and live he's still a blast as he veers between classics to obscurity like the crate digger he is. So it turns out he played in our very own rain sodden Manchester where someone taped his set and committed it to vinyl. There's also a CD/DV...view item »


Kojaque
Deli Daydreams

Dublin producer/rapper Kojaque drops his debut LP via Soft Boy Records. Deli Daydreams is a likeable, slightly rag-tag collection that plays to Kojaque’s strengths. The beats are sloppily pretty - think Samiyam and Mndsgn - with enough space to allow Kojaque&rsquo...view item »


Nas
Illmatic XX

Originally released in 1984 Illmatic is a masterpiece that eloquently harmonises positive self-determinism with a stark reality, defining a generation of hip-hop that has inspired and informed up and coming artists and performers for decades. ‘Illmatic XX’ is a special twentieth anniversary edition featuring all kinds of ext...view item »


Beastie Boys
The In Sound From Way Out!

Yes, it's the most instrumental of all their canon -- it's the Beastie Boys with a timely reissue of The In Sound From Way Out! It was high time the Boys' raw and funky shout-free versions from their best two albums -- Ill Communication and Check Your Head -- were made available on nice crisp and loud 180-gram vinyl LP ...view item »


Earl Sweatshirt
I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt is an American rapper and member of hip-hop crew Odd Future who also include the notable artists Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean among their ranks. I Don't Like Shit, I Go Outside was Earl Sweatshirt’s second album and foll...view item »


$uicideboy$
I Want To Die In New Orleans

It’s $uicideboy$, a ferocious rap duo from 7th Ward, New Orleans whose name refers to their agreement to end it all if they didn’t make it in the biz by age thirty. They’ve certainly put the hours in trying to make this happen, for though a ...view item »
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Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn
Something About April II

Fresh from a grand mafia-superhero themed project with Ghostface Killah, ace producer Adrian Younge turns his attentions to a new solo record. Something About April was a significant record when it landed, and this sequel is no different, combining Younge’s rare instrumentation wi...view item »


Eric B. & Rakim
Paid In Full

Eric B. and Rakim's Paid In Full is one of their two rap classics that, although it's a little dated sounding, most rap fans will love. Every song here is good or great, and Rakim is definitely just a great MC. He's not one of my favourites, but I'm pretty sure everyone will like him. He flows very well and his delivery is interesting and well d...view item »


Kanye West
808s & Heartbreak

As one of the most pioneering electro-rap albums of the century, 808s & Heartbreak is a golden left-turn from modern hip-hop king Kanye West. In swapping his customary classic hip-hop sounds for synthy electronica, this is one of West's esteemed highlights - which has gone on to...view item »


Madlib
Pinata Beats

I’ll keep this snappy as ‘Pinata’ has already had the review treatment from our boy Mikey. Madlib needs no introduction, he’s the one and only, you know this. He’s the hardest working man in the biz and with cuts that are always worth your time, ‘Pinata’ being no exception. Infact, ‘Pinata ...view item »


Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad presents
The Midnight Hour Instrumentals

Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad have previous. In the past they’ve teamed up to score the 2016 Marvel series Luke Cage, and you might also recognise a snippet of The Midnight Hour Instrumentals’ ‘Questions’ from Kendrick Lamar...view item »
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Quasimoto
The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas

The Further Adventures of Lord Quas is the Trout Mask Replica of rap. Madlib, much like Captain Beefheart, has a unique style that is hard to penetrate and hard to pin down. The songs on this album aren't really songs per se, they are more like random clips and odd ball samples...view item »


MC Paul Barman
(((echo chamber)))

MC Paul Barman has kept a relatively low profile since the release of 2009’s Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud LP, offering only a mixtape and a handful of guest verses in the intervening years. A near-decade on and the wordsmith’s wordsmith drops (((echo chamber))). The LP’s lengthy track list a...view item »
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Shabazz Palaces
Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces, whose Lese Majesty has been a pretty big deal this year, have elected to reissue this early self-titled mini-album from 2009, on red vinyl no less! Features the earlier, more embryonic version of the experimental hip-hop duo’s sound, valuable both for Shabazz historians and straight-up interested ...view item »


Contact Field Orchestra
Vol. 1

Now this is an interesting one. For the first few years of its existence LA label Hit+Run was best known for releasing kush-hazed hip-hop tapes from the likes of Jonwayne and Teebs. However, their releases from the Contact Field Orchestra changed perceptions of the label. ...view item »
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Fugees
The Score

Classic album reissue alert. Remarkably, The Score is the final album from Fugees. Well, go out on a high right? Continually rated as one of the best rap/r&...view item »


Apollo Brown & Ghostface Killah
The Brown Tape

Ghostface Killah, one of the most prominent members of the Wu-Tang Clan, has collaborated with producer Apollo Brown, on The Brown Tape. The album is the story of the Deluca family, and the restless presence hunting them down. It's delivered in Ghostface's trademark flow, w...view item »


Cypress Hill
Elephants On Acid

Elephants On Acid. Eight years to name your record, and that’s what you come up with. Cypress Hill are old enough to know better. Anyway, the group’s ninth LP is … well, it’s Cypress Hil...view item »


Kanye West
ye

The shy and retiring Kanye West drops the eighth LP of what, to this point, has been a relatively uneventful career. By Yeezy’s standards, ye is short and sweet. Seven tunes, about twenty-five minutes in length, and only a couple of guests. Barely more than an EP really. But the thing about this Kanye fella is whe...view item »


Drake
Scorpion

Drizzy/Champagne Papi/October’s Very Own/Aubrey Graham/Wheelchair Jimmy/Drake continues to dominate the world of pop with a polite ruthlessness. His fifth LP Scorpion comes out at just the right time to jack the momentum Kanye West has built up this past month. This thing is 25 tracks long (!) and...view item »


Marlowe
Marlowe

If you like your rap rappity and your hip hoppity, then Mello Music Group is probably the label for you. The Arizona imprint, now more than a decade old, cranks out wise-old-head boom-bap like clockwork and has laid to wax LPs by artists including Guilty Simpson and Quelle Chris. This seventeen-...view item »


Everything Is Recorded
Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell

Richard Russell may have made his name as the boss of XL Records, but he has some production pedigree too - among others, he’s helmed LPs for Bobby Womack and Ibeyi. The cosmopolitan, soulful production style he displayed on those records translates nicely to Everythin...view item »


Open Mike Eagle
Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Prolific podcaster and rapper Open Mike Eagle, returns with Brick Body Kids Still Daydream. A concept album about the Robert Taylor Homes (a series of council flats in Chicago) and the people who live inside them, it provides a warm and thoughtful counterweight to the usual hostility public housing is ...view item »


Kendrick Lamar
DAMN. (Collector's Edition)

Hailed by many as the greatest hip-hop album of 2017 by an artist Q magazine once called “The greatest rapper of his generation”. The Collector's Edition of Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' switches up the tracklist, flipping it on its head, to be heard as the artist originally envisaged. There aren't any new tracks on this edition...view item »


Ghostpoet
Dark Days + Canapés

Actually can I stop playing the previous Ghostpoet album 'Shedding Skin'? The answer is a big fat 'no'. I loved his more guitar driven sound on that album and if the press release is to be believed this forth opus delves further into that style. His thoughtful if slightly paranoid delivery could be the perfect voice for...view item »


El Michels Affair
Return To The 37th Chamber

El Michels Affair, who have worked directly alongside members of The Wu Tang Clan, follow up their 2009 album Enter The 37th Chamber with (what else?) Return To The 37th Chamber, another album of live-band Wu Tang reinterpretations. But this isn’t an ersatz middle-class n...view item »


Thundercat
The Golden Age Of Apocalypse

Bit of excitement surrounding this release as it's been produced by the big man on campus, Flying Lotus. Lotus managed to coerce touring artist/outstanding bass player Stephen Bruner to release some of his own solo material and has done a sweet job on the production too. Bruner seems ...view item »


Thundercat
Drunk

If you move in certain areas of music (the LA Brainfeeder / cosmic jazz axis and surrounds), you will appreciate Thundercat as a god-like figure. The man plays electric bass like nobody’s business, but he is also a mighty songwriter, and Drunk is his own record. It features an amazing cast of collaborators (...view item »


BADBADNOTGOOD
IV

Canadian quartet BADBADNOTGOOD fuse jazz, krautrock and hip-hop on IV to sound something like what could only be described an incredible jam session between John Coltrane, Arthur Russell, Can, Herbie Hancock and MF Doom. IV is the follow-up to last year’s Sou...view item »


Loyle Carner
Yesterday's Gone

Loyle Carner presents his debut full-length album, Yesterday’s Gone. The Croydon-based rapper is clearly serious about family and roots: as well as various lyrics and the lovely Carner family snap used for the album artwork, ...view item »


Kate Tempest
Let Them Eat Chaos

Kate Tempest's 2014 album 'Everybody Down' earned her a Mercury nomination, and that is just one accomplishment notched up by this serial high-achiever. Performing live at the age of 16 saw her securing gigs opening for John Cooper Clarke and Billy Bragg among others. Add a Ted Hughes award for her writing and a nod from the Poetry Society, and ...view item »


Aesop Rock
The Impossible Kid

Aesop Rock’s first solo full-length since 2012 is The Impossible Kid, and it swings and flows very fine indeed. The dude produced the whole record as well as carrying off the MC duties, and he shows his indie credentials by name-checking Einsturzende Neubauten and The Peel Sessions. The vinyl edit...view item »


Kendrick Lamar
untitled unmastered.

Kendrick Lamar throws out a surprise companion set to his much-loved To Pimp A Butterfly album from last year. untitled unmastered is a set of 8 outtakes from that record’s sessions, many of them carrying an especially jazzy vibe. Not ...view item »


Young Fathers
White Men Are Black Men Too

Boldly titled follow-up album to Young Fathers’ award-winning debut, White Men Are Black Men Too. This group are not afraid to stir things up with their lyrics, their politics and their productions, which continue to mix hip-hop structures with all sorts of not-so-expected sonics. Released by the Big Dada label....view item »


Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly

I'm not sure about pimping a butterfly but Kendrick Lamar certainly knows the smooth. Sampling and influenced by the '70s greats of Parliament, Clinton (George not me) and Marvin Gaye, he twists black anger into new and danceable shapes. Challenging at times but sounds like it's going to be a decent follow up.   ...view item »


Madvillain
Madvillainy

Madlib and MF DOOM present an experimental hiphop tour de force that was beset by internet leaks before completion, and initially abandoned midway by its creators before seeing the light of day in 2004 and becoming a crossover hit. Brimming with unlikely samples (Mothers of Invention, Ge...view item »


BADBADNOTGOOD
III

The third album from the three jazz/hip-hop lads (jazz-hop?), BadBadNotGood, or BBNG, create moody, dark hip-hop instrumental beats through some excellent drumming, piano and bass playing. It’s exciting, live music which, like the best instrumental hip-hop from the likes of J Dilla and ...view item »


Bonobo
Late Night Tales

This is a true gem -- Bonobo surprises me each time he releases his albums and even when this is not exactly his music, he did not failed to surprise me. Often, you buy the whole album and you find you only like one song out of 15 songs. This is not that kind of album. The job is professional and Simon Green did not keep his favourite to himself...view item »


Thundercat
Apocalypse

Thundercat was the big new lad on the block a few years ago whose confusingly similarly-titled and Flying Lotus-produced album ‘The Golden Age of Apocalypse’ was an overwhelmingly virt...view item »


Tyler, The Creator
Goblin

There's so much shit in the world right now that the last thing we all need is another rapper whining on, even by hip hop standards this bloke is not a happy bunny. The lyrics are a stream of unrelenting, self absorbed, self obsessed misery. By the end of the first track alone you find out he spends his time jerking off in his grandmas house, ha...view item »


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