New York hip hop duo The Underachievers are at work on their debut studio album, set to be released sometime next year via Brainfeeder. In the meantime, check out this stylish, Wrung-produced set of visuals, shot in Paris, for Indigoism cut “Leopard Shepherd.”
And a gentle reminder that Indigoism was a pretty sweet tape:
NYC electronic musician L S D X O X O may have just produced Cakes Da Killa’s greatest track yet. Cake’s flow is hard and precise over “Truth Tella”‘s sauntering chiptune-esque instrumental. If you’re familiar with a certain Pokemon creepypasta, this cut might make you a little noided, but the astonishment felt by most listeners will surely be at the hands of Cakes Da Killa.
“Truth Tella” is off L S D X O X O’s new EP, S O F T C O R E, available to stream in full here. Enjoy!
NYC rap group Ratking has dropped a dazzling new video and single, “100.” It looks as though since the release of last year’s Wiki93 EP, the outfit has matured and refined its glitchy modern take on old-school New York hip hop to the point that “100″ is not only their best song to date, but arguably one of the most enjoyable hip hop tracks to drop all year. Watch the accompanying psychedelic music video above and enjoy!
Well, here’s a collaboration that’s totally from out of left-field. New York rap group Ratking has teamed up with New York noise musician Eric Copeland (of Black Dice fame) for Converse’s upcoming Cons EP Vol. 1. Because Copeland has been moving towards a slightly more accessible style of twisted, psychedelic electronica; the result certainly doesn’t approach Death Grips’, clipping.’s, or Young Fathers levels of abrasion. Still, what we get is a choppy and colorful piece of alternative hip hop that manages to come off very catchy and very cool. Chill listening!
Brooklyn rapper Ka has taken it upon himself to direct and edit this fittingly bleak new music video for The Night’s Gambit highlight “You Know It’s About.” Above, let Ka be your tour guide through some of New York’s dank, desolate, and decaying urban landscape.
A reminder that The Night’s Gambit is a thoroughly gripping piece of old-school hip hop:
Billy Woods and Elucid team up on Race Music to make one of the most dense hip hop albums to come out this year. With seventeen tracks laced with this duo’s esoteric lyricism, this one’s gonna require quite a few replays for maximum enjoyment and comprehension. A few shaky choruses on tracks like “Hand Over Fist” and “Renaissance Garments,” but still a rap album worth reading into!
New York’s Flatbush Zombies have a new video out for the track “Death,” which is one of the many grimy, eerie cuts from the trio’s new mixtape, BetterOffDEAD. The visuals here depict the Zombies roaming through some kind of farm area. The ending hints toward some kind of zombie apocalypse going on, but the guys seem readily equipped with chainsaws and bats.
Check a review for BetterOffDEAD below:
New York rapper Cakes Da Killa comes through with a new single that’s hard-hitting, fun, and clubby. I’d say he really embraces the club atmosphere with the instrumental here–courtesy of Siyoung–and his notoriously fast and zany flow is still pretty captivating, far from stale. Scope my review for his latest mixtape, which dropped earlier this year, The Eulogy:
Next month, The Men will release an all-acoustic 5-song EP actually recorded around a campfire while the band was holed up in a house in upstate New York. The project is aptly titled Campfire Songs and will feature re-imagined versions of New Moon-era tracks “I Saw Her Face,” “The Seeds,” and “Water Babies,” as well as two new songs, “Turn Your Color” and “Patience;” the former of which can be streamed above. Enjoy the adeptly-crafted ambiance!
Campfire Songs is due out October 15 via Sacred Bones. Below, check out the review for their latest LP, the determinedly rustic New Moon, released earlier this year: