Everything Is Recorded Announces Debut Album Feat. Sampha, Damon Albarn, Kamasi Washington, Owen Pallett

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Last year, XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell gave us a taste of his collaborative project Everything Is Recorded with the impeccably produced Close But Not Quite EP, which included features from Sampha, Warren Ellis, Giggs, and Obongjayar. Today, he announced the release date for the project’s self-titled debut album, from which … More »

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

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Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America’s youth. Like the moment when Billboard first started using Soundscan and inadvertently proved the massive popularity of N.W.A, the streaming services of the world showed just how powerful this music remains. Rap dominated streaming charts. More »

Wiki – “Stickball” Video

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Wiki, the former Ratking member and current king of New York dirtbag-rap, released his very good solo album No Mountains In Manhattan earlier this year, and he’s already released videos for the album singles “Icarus,” “Pretty Bull,” and “Mayor.” Today, he follows those ones up with a new clip for the … More »

Everything Is Recorded – “Mountains Of Gold” (Feat. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki, & Kamasi Washington) Video

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When you own a big-deal record label like XL Recordings, you can get all sorts of people to guest on your songs. Close But Not Quite, XL boss Richard Russell’s debut EP under the name Everything Is Recorded, had appearances from Sampha, Warren Ellis, Giggs, Obongjayar, and more, and his latest offering, “Mountains Of … More »

Secret Circle (Antwon, Wiki, & Lil Ugly Mane) – “Satellite” (Feat. Despot)

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Secret Circle - SatelliteSecret Circle is a new underground rap supergroup that features the San Jose punk-rap bruiser Antwon, the former Ratking leader Wiki, and the Richmond enigma Lil Ugly Mane. As The FADER point out, those three have teamed up with a kindred spirit, the New York underground veteran Despot, for a dizzy new single called … More »

Sporting Life – “Nothing To Hide” (Feat. Blood Orange & Wiki)

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Sporting Life - Slam Dunk Vol. IIISporting Life is the producer behind NY rap group Ratking. He’s set to release the third and final part of his Slam Dunk EP trilogy later this year after dropping the second installment less than a month ago. An early taste of the third go-round is “Nothing To Hide” featuring his Ratking brethren Wiki and … More »