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Onoe Caponoe | Funky Butterfly

On a lesser tongue the notion of a “Funky Butterfly” would invite at best polite appreciation of a metaphor too twee to take seriously, when Onoe Caponoe’s on the mic … Continue reading

October 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

MC Eiht ft/ Conway x DJ Premier | Honcho

Love this new joint from MC Eiht. That slowed down Preemo beat is perfect for him and Conway. Taken from his forthcoming album Lessons < Koaste

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Scorzayzee | Great Britain vinyl (& mug) pre-order live, now!

I don’t know if Scorzayzee’s P Brothers produced Great Britain is the greatest UK hiphop single of all time. It’s definitely a contender, or at least it will be later … Continue reading

September 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

State of the Union (STFU) | Public Enemy ft/ DJ Premier

Well this came out of nowhere! Public Enemy drop their new joint State of the Union (STFU) featuring the one and only DJ Premier just as Trump drags himself out … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

DanimaL & Oxymoron | Debauchery

What starts out as potentially light relief with DanimaL & Oxymoron giving us exactly what they promise soon turns into some hideously compelling fuckery. “She gives me head for a … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lil Baby | The Bigger Picture

Oooosh. Got to admit I don’t know much about Atlanta’s Lil Baby, but this track is serious. A strong contender for understatement of the year when he says “we done … Continue reading

June 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pig Feet | Terrence Martin ft/ Denzel Curry x Daylyt, Kamasi Washington x G Perico

Well this about sums up the last few weeks. A justifiably angry track from Terrence Martin with two killer verses from Denzel Curry and Daylyt.  < Koaste

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Gee Bag & Illinformed | Foreigners

More sweet soulful pain and rage from Gee Bag and Illinformed set to the kind of imagery sure to provoke anxious nostalgia from any Briton old enough to remember the … Continue reading

June 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Deema | Rat Race

The kind of track that’s so damn good you could waste an afternoon trying to figure out how to do justice to that brilliance in words before giving up and … Continue reading

June 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Scorzayzee | Lockdown Verses

Scorzayzee aka Scorzilla has been putting his pen to work during his time in lockdown, and he’s got 255 bars to show for it. Head over to his website to … Continue reading

June 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fidel Cutstro Ft Da Twinnaz | Dark America

I figure there’s a lot of hip-hop fans at the moment digging in their archives for solace or inspiration. As Brighton’s own Fidel Cutstro comments in the notes for this … Continue reading

June 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Silent Eclipse | Best At Slavery

No moving images for this 1995 Britcore classic from Silent Eclipse but can’t say that matters much when it and the whole damn “Psychological Enslavement” album is such a perfect … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fuck Racism #BlackLivesMatter

  This fucking world sickens me more often than I’d like. As a white man who’s been lucky enough to be involved around black music for a lot of his … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Witchdoctor Wise | Space Station Ladywell

A new joint from the former member of Brighton’s Lost Souls crew. Witchdoctor Wise returns with something for the post-Covid generation. As he puts it, “a solar mission to escape … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

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