UK Hip Hop

Album Review: Dirty Dike – Acrylic Snail

Acrylic snail, Dirty Dike’s first full length offering since 2015’s ‘Sucking on Prawns in the Moonlight’, offers exactly what we’ve come to expect from the High Focus rapper, a brash, brazen barrage of lyrical debauchery seesawing between giddy, narcissistic highs and self-deprecating lows. Ever the enigmatic lyricist the one thing you can be certain that… Continue reading Album Review: Dirty Dike – Acrylic Snail

Grime, UK Hip Hop, UK Rap

Album Review: Jam Baxter – Touching Scenes

It’s not necessary to listen to all of Jam Baxter’s catalogue of releases, a remarkably consistent ten in ten years, to understand that the North London rapper is a master of his craft. The meticulous craftsmanship of his lyrical wordplay often appears at odds with the debauched, gruesome content – but the marriage of the… Continue reading Album Review: Jam Baxter – Touching Scenes

LoFi, UK Hip Hop

Album Review: Coops – Life In The Flesh

On ‘Life In The Flesh’ Coops hooks up with Talos to take us on an introspective journey deep into his consciousness as he reflects on life, death and everything that comes between. The North London rapper describes this as a concept album that was “recorded as a reminder that life is a test”, and that… Continue reading Album Review: Coops – Life In The Flesh

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

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