Listen: XV - 'Chaka Shao Khan'
Kansas native XV has reworked supreme funk vocalist Chaka Khan’s ‘Angel’ into a soulful hip-hop joint. Chaka’s vocals have been distorted for the chorus to reach an even higher pitch –yes that is possible. XV’s rhymes are purposeful while DJ Tech-Neek’s head nodding production makes this one a must listen.
Thai Matic has released a second track as part of his End Of The Weak series. Up and Up has hard hitting verses punctuated by a soulful chorus, backed throughout by snapping drum steps. [read more]
Kendrick Lamar’s “proper” debut, Good Kid in a Mad City, is due out later this year, following the massive success of the iTunes-released Section.80 in 2011, and if this latest leak is anything to go by, it will be well worth getting excited for. [read more]
5 years deep, the kid Hudson Mohawke returns with the definitive soundtrack to Valetines. Look, cancel that reservation. Put the money into good pizza and champagne. You’re getting this shit for free so buy your spiritual counterpoint something: the Heathers DVD. A single rose. [read more]