• Review: Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty

    There’s a faded opulence to the work of Shabazz Palaces, the collective effort of Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of Digable Planets) and Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire. The splendour and sheen that pervades it lyrically and musically seems cast from another era, a part-imagined intersection of afro-futurism,…

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  • Rinse announce 20th anniversary celebrations

    For their 20th anniversary Rinse are taking the opportunity to mark two decades of life at the centre of London’s underground – and now, with an FM license, more mainstream – musical community by bringing together a busy schedule of parties, special broadcasts, events and…

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  • DJ Mr Thing on finding J.Dilla’s ‘Cold Steel’ sample

    Love this outtake from First Word Records’ mini documentary Nothing Leaves The House. The extra footage captures DJ Mr Thing describing how, at a listening post in the Real Groovy record shop, New Zealand, he discovered the sample J.Dilla used for Phat Kat’s Cold Steel…

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  • NehruvianDOOM share new track and album details

    Bishop Nehru and DOOM have shared Om, the latest track from their NehruvianDOOM project, where they both take turns rapping over a fresh DOOM beat. Listen to Om below. NehruvianDOOM will be released 22nd September (23rd September in the US) via Lex Records and is…

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  • Egon Rock Mix for rappcats.com

    Egon, 45 archaeologist, Madlib’s manager and Now Again head-honcho, has put together this Rock Mix to complement the release of Madlib’s Rock Konducta 2 record. A hugely entertaining and enjoyable (Rock) mix that is full of obscure counter-culture attitude and Hendrix-inspired guitar licks, it traverses the…

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Blkoutln x TheFreekShow present 25 Streetwear/ Product Collaborations

There have been a fair few dreams collaborations for streetwear fans to drool over in the past couple of years, Reebok x Palace and North Face x Supreme to name just two. Creative designers Blkoutln and TheFreekShow​ have taken this idea one step further with…

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