It feels like we’ve been waiting for this song forever! Jamie xx enlisted Young Thug and Popcaan for an album track titled I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times). If this song doesn’t make you happy inside, then we are not the same.
At this point, it’s safe to say Meek Mill is back like he never left. On Tuesday he released his third song in as many days. The latest is a visual for Monster, produced by frequent collaborator Jahlil Beats.
Watch the vintage Rollerdisco-themed visual directed by Spike Jordan and stay tuned for Dream$ Worth More Than Money, on the way.
Mick Jenkins is on the verge of releasing an EP that will positively change the way you think about him as a musician. But before he takes a break from dropping quality bars, Jenkins teams up with fellow Chicago natives, The O’My’s, for a song called Peace Of Mind which also features Jayln.
A$AP Rocky‘s new album, At Long Last A$AP, arrives in just over a week, which explains the steady stream of new music coming out of the A$AP camp. Today he follows up the latest track Beef with a video for LSD, which is expected to feature on A.L.L.A.
Check out the video and stay tuned for the album release on June 2nd.
Following a beautiful album, from Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge in 2013, the duo return with a loose track also featuring Raekwon and RZA.
Titled Return Of The Savage, the follow up to Twelve Reasons To Die is due in July but prior to that, the pair are dropping another project called Return Of The Savage. In case you weren’t already convinced, 2015 is going to be amazing for music.
There’s no doubt that Stormzy‘s Know Me From is one of the biggest UK tracks of 2015. This week he followed up the hit with a freestyle aptly titled Shut Up. Listen to the track, set against a pretty vintage Grime instrumental, Functions On The Low, and check out the video.
Meek Mill mourns the recent loss of Chinx Drugs with his latest song, Miss My Dawgs. The song is also dedicated to Lil Snupe, Meek‘s friend and collaborator who was killed in 2013. Travi$ Scott and Strap also guest on the dedication, which may be taken from Mill’s forthcoming project, Dreams Worth More Than Money.
Finally Queens MC Remy Banks releases his debut album Higher, his first solo project since 2010. Higher has been several years in the making, following Remy‘s releases as part of the two collectives, Children of the Night and the larger World’s Fair. Banks has also appeared on songs from Odd Future members MellowHigh and Domo Genesis, plus collaborative tracks with A$AP Ant, Zombie Jewice, GrandeMarshall and Milkavelli.
Higher boasts production from RatKing‘s Sporting Life, plus in-house World’s Fair producer Black Noi$e, King Krule, Black Mack, Left Brain, Mydus and Leeks. Features on the album include World’s Fair, Erick Arc Elliott, D.R.A.M. The Internet‘s Syd, Joyce Wrice and Hak from RatKing.
Remy also released a video for Exhale:
Cover images by Brock Fetch
Download Higher from remybanks.com.
The Lily Mercer Show, every Sunday night/Monday morning from 1-3am [GMT] on Rinse FM. On May 17th, I brought you a Viper Magazine special featuring two hours of music by artists in the new issue, including Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, Mick Jenkins, Raekwon and more. Buy a copy of the Spring Summer issue of Viper here.
Watch my interviews at rinse.tv/lilymercer.
Earl Sweatshirt ft Vince Staples – Wool
Vic Mensa ft Kanye West – U Mad
Ryan Hemsworth ft Tomggg – Cream Soda
Joyce Wrice – Take it Easy
Chynna – Chynna’s Thoughts
Chynna – Wax
Phaze What ft Catch’m – Out Of The Woods
Jay-Z – Where I’m From (Marcy Son)
Wara – Protect n Serve
Tunji Ige ft Wara From The NBHD & GrandeMarshall – Moving
GrandeMarshall – Open
EarthGang ft Mac Miller – Monday
EarthGang ft OG Maco – Friday (The F Bomb Remix)
Piff Gang – Don Silk Baby
Remy Banks ft Milkavelli – snowbeach.
Vince Staples – Senorita
Earl Sweatshirt ft Vince Staples & Casey Veggies – Hive
Earl Sweatshirt – Grief
Mick Jenkins – Alchemy
Mick Jenkins – Lack
Raekwon ft Ghostface Killah & Cappadonna – Ice Water
Raekwon ft Snoop Dogg – 1,2 1,2
Rejjie Snow ft Loye Carner – 1992
Loye Carner – Mufasa
Jean Deaux – Birthday Suit (Doribax)
Jean Deaux – Stay/Stars crossed
Mila J – Smoke, Drink, Break-Up
BOSCO ft Jace of Two-9 – BOY
Kehlani ft Chance the Rapper – The Way
Future Brown ft Tink – Wanna Party
Denzel Himself – Thrasher
Sasha Keable – Careless Over You
Kali Uchis – Rush
Chicago production duo Blended Babies are responsible for some incredible production to come out of the city over the past few years. Today they take a break from supplying beats to musicians they love to showcase their sound without influences on their instrumental EP, 1.
As Rich Gains explains, “1 has no featured performers, vocalists, or outside musicians and is just the two of us in our studio jammin’ out.” Stream via SoundCloud then buy a copy here.
Formerly known as Black Zheep DZ, Baltimore MC Zheep takes inspiration from the protests and riots in his hometown to create this two track EP, We’re Not Afraid. The songs are both produced by fellow natives as Jujuan Allen and LilNigOnDaBeatz handle production duties on Order Up and Few Options (All My Dawgs).