Another brilliant week on the Soundcloud account. Its always good to remember that whilst everyone seems to be harking back to an era of Britpop, Kurt Cobain and Illmatic, there are artists out there, right now, producing good music. The highlights of the last 7 (maybe 8) days…..
The ultra chilled Babylon from the brilliant SZA featuring Kendrick Lamar
Rapsody with stripped down beat that really showcases the outrageous skill of the North Carolina rapper on Murder by Numbers
More of what you want from Chance the Rapper – The Writer is the usual stream of consciousness. Soulful hip hop doesn’t come much better than Rapsody and Chance the Rapper.
From the forthcoming PTSD, Pharoahe Monch featuring Black Thought – Rapid Eye Movement gives full justification for the new album being the most anticipated release of 2014 to date.
Finally, Elle Varner dropped Little Do You Know. Another perfect slice of Elle brilliance, one of the most underrated vocalists around, and a fucking awesome baseline to boot.
Oh, and if the week was an EP, this would be a bonus track, reason being, this was just at the end of last week. Squeezing it in just because everything from the Yasiin Gaye project to date has been jaw droppingly perfect in every way shape and form. When you combine two greats it quite often doesn’t work, but to date this is faultless.