Young Fathers – “Soon Come Soon”

Fresh off a Mercury Prize win, previously loved Young Fathers have dropped a new single titled “Soon Come Soon,” which features the trio’s usual blend of hip hop, African music, and alluring balladry. The song starts with a loose, primal groove and ends with a gorgeous set of vocal harmonies. It’s a warm track that brings back the natural vibe I enjoyed so much from their initial mixtapes, but was somehow forgotten on their recently released commercial debut.

Young Fathers – Dead

After two electrifying tapes, Scotland’s Young Fathers come through with a huge sound on this latest album of theirs, Dead. I’m not as crazy about the songs, though.

Young Fathers – “Get Up”

Young Fathers attach some shadowy visuals to the previously released “Get Up,” which is one of the many tracks that’ll be landing on the trio’s forthcoming album, Dead. The LP is still looking at a release next week on Anticon Records. Enjoy!

Young Fathers – “Get Up”

Previously mentioned Scottish hip hop outfit Young Fathers have dropped another track from their forthcoming album, Dead. The album is looking at a release via Anticon on February 3rd, and you can stream this new single via the widget above. Enjoy, and check out a review of the trio’s previous tape below:

Young Fathers – “WAR”

A brand new single from the Scottish experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers. The group is getting set to drop a new full-length via Anticon on February 3rd. The title of this thing: DEAD.

“WAR” isn’t one of Young Fathers’ most hard-hitting tracks, but it is one of their strangest, alternating between intense stints of spoken word, and impassioned group singing. Enjoy!

Young Fathers – “LOW”

Scottish alt-hip hop trio Young Fathers have left me pretty impressed with their creative lo-fi fusions of rap, African music, reggae, and more on the two “tapes” they’ve dropped thus far, but I’ve always thought there was more potential in what the group was offering–especially if the sounds they were working with were more hi-fi. The song “LOW” seems to toy with the idea of that, featuring the best recording I’ve heard on a Young Fathers song yet. The singing, rapping, and primal beat ring through clearly, and give this tender ballad dynamics it needs to move emotions and groove crowds. Watch, listen, and enjoy! Oh, and the trio is already set to drop a new album in February titled DEAD, so look out for that!

Check a review for Young Fathers’ Tape Two below:

Young Fathers – “Effigy”

Scottish experimental hip hop trio Young Fathers brings the second installment of Friends of Friends’ Show Me the Future compilation series to a powerful close with the track “Effigy.” With its alternately bleeping and rumbling instrumental and its formidable flow, it’s hard to blame the label for gushing that it’s “a track so good we HAD to preview it.”

Show Me the Future Volume 2 is due out August 12th via Friends of Friends. Earlier this year, Young Fathers dropped the EP Tape Two, which you can watch a review of here:

Young Fathers – “Queen Is Dead”

Scottish experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers drop some visuals for the TAPE TWO track “Queen Is Dead,” and the gritty, black and white closeups that comprise this vid match the sounds presented perfectly. The urgent lyrics, blaring synths, and exited shouts of “WOO” all have an in-your-face attitude to them I love.

Also, if you watch this thing on YouTube, you get the option of observing it in 3D.

Check a review for Young Fathers’ TAPE TWO below:

Young Fathers – Tape Two

On Tape Two, the Scottish hip hop trio Young Fathers christen their Anticon. signing with a handful of new tracks that are just as creative, vibrant and thrilling as the material on Tape One.


Young Fathers – “I Heard” / “Mr. Martyr”

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Scottish experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers have some new visuals out for the track “I Heard,” which is one of the many cuts to be released on their next project, TAPE TWO. This sophomore album of theirs is looking at a June 11th release on Anticon Records.

The group also released the album-track “Mr. Martyr” recently as well. Click here to give a listen, and check a review of TAPE ONE below: