Grime

Album Review: Ghetts – Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament

On Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament, Ghetts refines his usual sharp staccato sound, moderating his delivery to fit to an eclectic assortment of instrumentals from the likes of Sir Spyro and Nutty P. The album demonstrates the maturity you’d expect from a Grime OG now in his thirties; but is impressive in its scope and… Continue reading Album Review: Ghetts – Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament

R&B, UK Rap

Mixtape Review: Octavian – SPACEMAN

"Octavian manages to conduct a guided tour with a perfectly planned itinerary...his ability to meld motivational speech into materialistic boasts before turning his gaze inwards to his feelings – [is] a combination that results in a tape that feels honest, personal and beautifully complete." Whether it’s the extreme lows and highs that he’s already experienced… Continue reading Mixtape Review: Octavian – SPACEMAN

Alternative, UK Rap

EP Review: Slowthai – Runt EP

Runt EP represents yet another fantastic body of work from the incredibly prolific Slowthai. On this project he doesn’t quite abandon, but certainly moves beyond, much of his usual irreverence, focussing instead on the darker sides of his consciousness and existence. The rapper once again teams up with Kwes Darko, a vital ingredient in Slowthai’s… Continue reading EP Review: Slowthai – Runt EP

Grime

Album Review – D Double E – Jackuum

As an MC who has been shelling down jungle raves and pirate radio sets for 20 years it’s almost unbelievable that this is D Double E’s first solo studio album. Featuring production from Grime scene staples Swifta Beater and Sir Spyro, long-time collaborators Swindle and Diamondz, fellow Newham General Footsie and more; Double uses his… Continue reading Album Review – D Double E – Jackuum

UK Hip Hop, UK Rap

Album Review: Fliptrix – Inexhale

High Focus head honcho Fliptrix is synonymous with the sound of UK Hip-Hop. Boom-bap beats, piano-laced melodies and not to mention his intelligent, multi-syllabic bars have made him a colossus on the UK scene. Inexhale represents a continuation of this sound, a journey into the depths of his consciousness that wends a path through space… Continue reading Album Review: Fliptrix – Inexhale