A$AP Rocky – “Praise The Lord (Da Shine)” (Feat. Skepta) Video

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“Praise The Lord (Da Shine)” is one of the better tracks on A$AP Rocky’s largely unimpressive new album Testing. There’s something really fun about that beat, led by what sounds like an elementary school recorder. Today, the New York rapper shares its music video, the first from the album. More »

Migos Miss Flight To Primavera Sound, Skepta Filling In

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MigosPrimavera Sound, arguably the world’s greatest music festival, is going down this week in Barcelona. Unfortunately, it will not feature a Migos performance as advertised. On the bright side, Skepta will perform instead. More »

Playboi Carti, Tee Grizzley, And The New Forms Of Rap Stardom

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When you’re an old man, sometimes it takes time to learn how to hear music — music that teenagers can understand immediately and instinctively. Case in point: Playboi Carti. Last year, the young Atlanta rapper released his hugely popular self-titled album, and I had no idea what to even think of it. It sounded like … More »

Skepta – “Pure Water”

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Late last year, British grime MC Skepta released his Vicious EP, which made our list of great EPs from 2017, and he’s been pretty quiet since then. He’s just dropped a new one, though, called “Pure Water,” that starts off with a nursery rhyme riff before slinking into a rubbery, muscular beat. “Pure … More »

Roc Marciano’s Album Is Worth Your $30

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How much is music worth — not a physical object associated with music, but music itself? The market has answered that question for us ruthlessly: Music is worth $10 a month, plus whatever your smartphone plan costs. Maybe it won’t be that way forever. Maybe the various digital companies in charge of streaming music to … More »

Drakeo The Ruler Is Different, And Different Is Good

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We expect emerging young rap groundbreakers to have a certain type of voice and delivery: yelpy, excitable, prone to messy vocal explosions and yah-yah-yahing. Drakeo The Ruler, the 24-year-old rapper currently reshaping the sound of the Los Angeles street-rap underground, does not have one of those voices. Instead, Drakeo sounds older than his years. His … More »

Skepta – “Ghost Ride” (Feat. A$AP Rocky & A$AP Nast) Video

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London grime king Skepta surprise-released his Viscous EP on Halloween, and now he’s made a video for the heavy, flickering highlight “Ghost Ride,” a track that features his New York peers A$AP Rocky and A$AP Nast. The clip, from director AWGE, is chaotic and ominous, edited to look as murky and lo-fi … More »

25 Great EPs From 2017

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Over the last couple years, we’ve seen the rise of the “mini-album,” an inexplicable term that is, I guess, supposed to signify some kind of intentionality and artistic vision that an EP simply cannot capture. It’s a designation that’s been rightfully met with ribbing derision, but it’s an interesting development that speaks to some larger … More »

Lil Peep Was A Star

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On the day he died, Lil Peep posted an image of himself shirtless onstage, his head out of the frame, on Instagram. Its caption: “When I die You’ll love me.” If this was almost any other artist, a portentous and prescient statement like this might seem eerily appropriate, like Peep had some sudden … More »

Goldie & Skepta team up for a vinyl-only project

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Two of the UK’s most notorious artists have joined forces for an exclusive vinyl-only release. Drum & bass legend Goldie and grime innovator Skepta will release their genre-defying collaboration “Upstart (Road Trip)” on Friday, December 22 and can be pre-ordered now for £7.99. The 12″ vinyl will be released via Metalheadz and features an instrumental version of “Upstart (Road Trip)” as well as a Goldie and Fraims collaboration entitled “Poisonous Darts.”

While there are no clips of “Upstart (Road Trip)” at the moment Metalheadz describes the track as “for everyone who hates the fake shit, the crass commercial crapola, the fucked-up state of everything. It’s pyrotechnic protest music for the hip at heart.”

With these two icons of the UK underground joining forces, there is no doubt that this track will create some major shock waves in the world of electronic music. This announcement comes on the heels of Skepta’s surprise release of his Vicious EP on Halloween.

H/T: Crack Magazine

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