Things You May Have Missed 2014 Part 15

Music

Click here for part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11, part 12, part 13 and part 14

Statik Selektah – What Goes Around

An all star cast of rappers spitting on Statik Selektah’s beautiful golden age style beats.

Buy here

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.

Free download here

Suicideyear – Remembrance

Producer from Yung Lean’s Sad Boys crew creating some magnificent ethereal melodies.

Buy here

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.

Free download here

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.

Buy here

Thriftworks – Fader

Dwelling somewhere between hip-hop and electronica, Thriftworks constructs some heavy intricate beats.

Name your price download here

Upfront – Upfront and Personal

UK MC with a decent album that will have your head nodding.

Buy here

Uyama Hiroto – Freedom Of The Son

Jazzy and soulful instrumental hip-hop tape with some almost house vibes at times.

Buy here

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.

Click here to download Shyne Coldchain Vol 2 for free and buy Hell Can Wait here

Wara From The NBHD – Kidnapped

Hard as nails hip-hop.

Buy here

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.

Buy here

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.

Name your price download here

YF – I Am YF

Solid trap influenced mixtape with some real bangers.

Free download here

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