Statik Selektah – What Goes Around
An all star cast of rappers spitting on Statik Selektah’s beautiful golden age style beats.
Stray – Since You’ve Been Gone
DnB pioneer puts out a free mixtape of unreleased hip-hop beats. I wish he’d make more in this genre because some of the tracks on here are absolutely nuts.
Suicideyear – Remembrance
Producer from Yung Lean’s Sad Boys crew creating some magnificent ethereal melodies.
surrenderdorothy – itstheleastwecando
Bones drops yet another project, this time under his surrenderdorothy moniker. You can really hear the grunge influences coming through here with drudging guitar riffs and simple 808 drums.
Termanology – Shut Up And Rap
Termanology has one of the sickest flows right now, so fast and precise, mix that with a decent collection of beats and you’re on to a winner.
Thriftworks – Fader
Dwelling somewhere between hip-hop and electronica, Thriftworks constructs some heavy intricate beats.
Upfront – Upfront and Personal
UK MC with a decent album that will have your head nodding.
Uyama Hiroto – Freedom Of The Son
Jazzy and soulful instrumental hip-hop tape with some almost house vibes at times.
Vince Staples – Shyne Coldchain Vol 2, Hell Can Wait
Vince Staple’s two strongest releases to date. Modern boom bap style with heavy pianos and knocking drums.
Wara From The NBHD – Kidnapped
Hard as nails hip-hop.
Wiley – Snakes & Ladders
Grime legend returns to what he does best. I expected massive buzz around this but it seems to have gone relatively unnoticed. It’s amazing to hear such a veteran coming back to what made him the legend he is, hopefully Dizzee will follow suit.
X – The Houston Museum Of Natural Science
Seriously laid back and gritty jazz beats fit superbly with X’s mellow flow. There is something special about this, I cant put my finger on what it is but it’s a real pleasure to listen to.
YF – I Am YF
Solid trap influenced mixtape with some real bangers.