Quarantine Quandaries – Vinyl

Quarantine Quandaries – Vinyl

As I write this the world is on lock-down. Quarantine is in effect and the world seems to be grinding to a halt as we try to carry on daily life amid a truly global pandemic. In light of that I find myself given more time at home, inside. And despite everything that is ongoing, [...]

Mac Miller – Circles [Warner Records]

Mac Miller – Circles [Warner Records]

It became hard for me to reconcile excitement for this Mac Miller project. I knew that it was potentially the full stop on a tremendously diverse musical career which has seen me through my twenties. That battle inside me manifested between the forces of palpable anticipation and a melancholic hesitation both reigning blows on one [...]

Homeboy Sandman Interview

Homeboy Sandman Interview

Homeboy Sandman has been a constant favourite amongst the Southsiders for many years. Releasing numerous projects (this new one is his seventeenth!) throughout the years, he has been delivering quality, verbal dexterity for over a decade. We were lucky enough to chat with Boy Sand on the back of the release of his latest album [...]

Armand Hammer Interview

Armand Hammer Interview

Elucid and billy woods were performing at The Old Hairdressers - an old rustic venue located down the dark, grimy cobbled street of Renfield Lane in the heart of Glasgow. A perfect location for the equally dark, grimy duo that is Armand Hammer. “Man, fuck Rap Genius!” is met with agreeable laughter from the group [...]

billy woods and Kenny Segal – Hiding Places (Backwoodz Studioz)

billy woods and Kenny Segal – Hiding Places (Backwoodz Studioz)

In horror movies, it’s said that what you don’t see is more terrifying than what you do. There’s no need for egregious gore and disfigurement, rather, it’s far more unsettling to imagine that whatever is out there is lurking just off-screen, out of sight - hiding.  And on Hiding Places, billy woods and producer, Kenny [...]

Koncept Interview

Koncept Interview

From working at Fat Beats Records to releasing music via Sony Records - Koncept is a Queens-based, globe-trotting emcee and frequent collaborator of contemporaries such as J57, Marco Polo & Royce Da 5'9". After two years on the road and a lot of time spent in Asia, including a sold out tour with Scoop Deville, [...]

MALIBU KEN – SELF-TITLED (RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT)

MALIBU KEN – SELF-TITLED (RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT)

Let’s get this out of the way, Malibu Ken’s artwork is not pleasing to the eye. It’s repulsive, visceral, warped -  and yet, the grotesque portrait possesses an odd magnetism. With this adage, on their debut release, Aesop Rock and Tobacco prove that even when the finer details aren’t so fine, ugliness can be strangely [...]