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NEW SINGLE: LOWCA$E – MOTHER’S DAY

Rhode Island rapper lowca$e has a solid discography under his belt, primarily working on moody, textured and highly personal songs, yet also working alongside industry legends (Mick Jenkins, RetcH). His latest song is ‘mother’s day’ (dropped on the day itself), a track that immediately takes a place in the vast pantheon of quality songwriting that he’s delivered in the past. […]

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UNDER THE RADAR: CAM KRON

ARTIST: CAM KRON SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER Having been turned on to Cam Kron by way of his staggering VCidHiGH collaboration ‘Maui’, I decided to dive into the rapper’s discography. The first track I bumped was the metallic grind of ‘Loose Ends’, an IAMPISSED-produced track finding Cam deeply in his rapping bag. Each bar in this song serves as an extension of […]

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Interview Season 2: UV

A member of new collective Midnite Club, UV fka Blaow Baby is making outsider rap with a trap edge. Enjoy our interview! 1. How did you first meet GG and everyone else in Midnite Club? I met GG after his show,we linked up a day after. At the time GG was working on beats and Blue world project, fire by […]

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Interview Season 2: charlesglobe

One of the underground’s finest producers, charlesglobe has worked with and moulded the sounds of some of the most recognisable artists in the scene. We discussed his career beginnings, where his inspiration comes from, and what/who he’s been tuned in to as of late. 1. How long have you been making beats, and when did you realise that music was […]

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2K19 REVIEWED: ELIJAH AIDEN – FORWARD MOTION!

ARTIST: ELIJAH AIDEN SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER My anticipation for FORWARD MOTION! began around a month ago, upon the release of the uber-melodic, piano-led piece ‘TRAPPED’ alongside similarly minded lyrical voice sameflannel. Sporting a feature on the project’s sole single was a bold move for Aiden, who handles the other eight tracks solo, but one that paid off enormously and represented two […]

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UNDER THE RADAR: WEIRD LOVE

GROUP: WEIRD LOVE SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER Calling your collective (and by extension your first, self-titled project) Weird Love sets significant expectations for the sounds that your group implement. In-house beatmaker You Can’t Kill Ideas matches the zany titles and aesthetic that this mixtape sport proudly, his vast vacuum synths and crunchy kick drums make for an explosive opener on ‘Love Kit’. […]

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Interview Season 2: Da 9-0

Texas rapper Da 9-0 has been making waves as a street rapper for a while now, and I believe he has what it takes to contribute significantly to Texas’ thriving hip-hop scene. 1. Has being from Texas influenced the way that you make music? Being from Texas is actually my biggest influence when it comes to me and how i […]

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Interview Season 2: Based Hoezer

A producer I’ve been in contact with for a minute, Hoezer makes dope, trap-inspired music with a based flair. 1. You drop beats on a crazy consistent basis, your work rate must be astonishing. What inspires you to create music? Thank you I try get my inspiration from what I hear. And what I can do. I like to find […]

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Interview Season 2: Captain Brick

One of the coldest rappers barring out right now, Brick has been working hard on making legitimately great hip-hop, and I’m glad that he took the time to answer these questions. 1. You have a few projects on Soundcloud, but you haven’t dropped any new EP’s or tapes as of late. Are you working on something new at the moment? […]

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Interview Season 2: Marcell Sweet Geesus

El Paso rapper Marcell is an artist I’ve paid attention to for a while, so it was only right that we did this. 1. You only have a select few songs left on your Soundcloud, tracks like ‘Flamingos’ seem to be gone. Are you very picky about what songs you keep up and if so why? I’m sure this happens […]

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Interview Season 2: Splish Splash

As a rapper, Splish Splash pays enormous homage to the greats, and has crafted his own lane over the last few years. He’s also an accomplished producer, contributing beats to many of the projects that he’s dropped. An essential part of the Soundcloud community, he deserves his dues. 1. You have almost 800 songs on your Soundcloud, and I remember […]

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Interview Season 2: 2M Bandz

One of the hardest rappers and most inspired songwriters in the scene right now, Bandz drops nothing but dope fucking music. Enjoy this interview, and check out his shit! 1. Who first inspired you to start rapping? Shit I was inspired by my cousin who wanted to rap first but he was in the street so I got into it […]

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Interview Season 2: Big Pete

One of the hardest rappers tackling the dark undercurrent of the hip hop scene, Big Pete perfectly matches any production he finds himself on. Since I discovered Pete’s music, I’ve had him marked as one of the realest artists coming out of Houston. 1. I was first put on to you when I hosted your track ‘GOD’S PLAN’ with Lil […]

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NEW VISUAL: LORD JAH-MONTE OGBON: MIAMI VICE GRIPS

Of all the music videos that Jah-Monte has commissioned for his songs, his latest effort for Alkaline Water highlight ‘Miami Vice Grips’ might be the best yet. As the visual cuts in, the rapper stares into the distance, El Toro’s bass licks cascading in the background. Jah-Monte’s body language is both effortlessly cool and deliberately space-conscious. The setting for the […]

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Interview Season 2: Ace Uzumakii

Ace Uzumakii is one of the most consistently impressive rappers in his field, his anime-obsessed music is no gimmick as it merely bolsters the incredible talent that his raps reveals. His latest effort ‘lil angel shawty’ follows his established trend of booted up, synth-heavy bangers with dreamy, autotune-laced vocals. Whereas the rapper has recently gone for moodier tracks with more […]

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UNDER THE RADAR: ZACH SLUMP

ARTIST: ZACH ZLUMP SOUNDCLOUD TWITTER However you try to analyse his music, it’s clear that Zach Slump is on some grimy shit. On the cover of his latest project Poor Quality Aesthetics, he amidst a cloud of smoke with a lackadaisical haze on his face. Sonic expectations for a rapper using this imagery are met on the song ‘Out The […]