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SUCKASIDE feat. KURNEL MC: Giving Up

SUCKASIDE feat. KURNEL MC:  Giving UpFresh from the success of their joint Beastie booty project with LROY, Suckaside return to hip-hop with new Kurnel MC-featuring single Giving Up. That’ll be a soul-drenched beat then featuring heavy strings-drenched boom-bap shot through with a vein of old soul gold while our Kurnel holds forth about, well, himself – it is a hip-hop track after all. Also on hand is Badboe’s
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NAPOLEON DA LEGEND & AMERIGO GAZAWAY: Oda Nobunaga

NAPOLEON DA LEGEND & AMERIGO GAZAWAY: Oda NobunagaHere’s Oda Nobunaga then. Heavens no, not the actual ‘demon daimyo’ of Sengoku-period Japan but the new single from Napoleon Da Legend & Amerigo Gazaway! Just as well, we don’t want anyone losing their heads, now do we? Having said that, if you’re partial to a bit of orientally-themed hip-hop (and who isn’t?) you might just metaphorically lose your head to this. A boom-bap beat featuring
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G LOVE (feat. SCHOOLLY D & CHUCK TREECE): Love From Philly + Video

Rating: ★★★★★ Fresh today comes the news that a new G Love LP, Philadelphia Mississippi is out later this year and the lead track off it, Love From Philly, is out now. This latter will be every bit the fat hip-hop blues bump you’d be looking for from G and features none other than old school rap legend Schoolly D providing guest verses and drummer Chuck Treece laying down heavyweight
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MC RYT: Cheer Song (Prod. DJAR ONE – cuts KESTA)(Ltd. Vinyl 7″) + video

MC RYT:  Cheer Song New from Djar One’s Beats House label is latest vinyl 7″ Cheer Song featuring Japanese MC RYT of the Serpat crew. I don’t know what he’s saying, and the French lyric video isn’t much use for someone with only GCSE French (even if that was augmented recently by watching all 8 series of The Spiral a.k.a. Engrenages) but the energy on this is infectious and I reckon B-boys and girls will
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BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND: Represent b/w Juicy Fruit (Vinyl 7″)

BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND:  Represent Juicy FruitBlimey is it summer already? Of course it’s not! Yet the arrival of a new Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band 7″ always makes it seem that way somehow and new one Represent, featuring the previously unheard Juicy Fruit on the flip, is no exception. Represent you will recognise from last summer’s triumphant third LP, Expansions – a minimal but heavyweight chugger that RZA would’ve lapped up
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KID ACNE: Innovate (Behind-the-scenes video from ‘NULL & VOID’ LP)

KID ACNE:  Innovate You’re a musical artist, your duties constitute writing, recording and performing and possibly getting regularly hammered after gigs while fending off legions of groupies. Menial tasks like, er, creating album cover designs and artwork is the job of graphic designers or printers or, well, someone anyway – and crucially not you, right? Wrong! Leastways if you’re Kid Acne – as this new
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DJ PNUTZ: Semi-Live Entertainment

DJ PNUTZ:  Semi-Live EntertainmentNow if the cover art was anything to go by, DJ Pnutz’ new album Semi-Live Entertainment would feature great sweeps of Jan Hammer-esque synth scores powered by simple drum patterns drenched in gated reverb for breakneck car chases along the neon-lit mean streets of 80s Miami. And while it is true that the seventeen cuts on this are programmed all-original, sample-free, midi-based
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KRAAK & SMAAK: Money In The Bag (Vinyl 7″)

KRAAK & SMAAK:  Money In The Bag (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Continuing their mission to release the very best ‘never before on 45’ tracks from their vaults, Jalapeno Records now dig up Money In The Bag by Dutch duo Kraak & Smaak latterly known for nu-disco, Balearic and house-y electronica. But all that shenanigans is now; Money In The Bag (K&S Remix) is from way back then when the pair first delivered this sultry In
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NAPOLEON DA LEGEND & AMERIGO GAZAWAY: Peace Or Bombs

‘Peace or bombs’ is the choice discussed by Napoloeon Da Legend & Amerigo Gazaway on the new single lifted from LP The World Changed and any profits gained from the sales of either single or album today (i.e. 4 March) will be donated to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. It’s a simple choice isn’t it? Peace or bombs? More pertinent today than in decades. On the one hand, most
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TOM CARUANA: Strange Planet

TOM CARUANA: Strange PlanetRating: ★★★★★ As heralded by the arrival of single Bounty Hunter On The Rise featuring Kosyne last week, Tom Caruana’s new album, Strange Planet is imminent. Long famed for epic mashup LPs such as his Wu-/Beatles Magical Mystery Chambers and Wu-/Hendrix Black Gold, Caruana is also the brains behind sterling all-original hip-hop releases such as 2017’s equally epic Son Of
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