Jason Griff Taps Teller Bank$ & AJ Suede For Track. ‘DISCMAN’

A year and a half after releasing his critically-acclaimed Fireside Chats album, producer JASON GRIFF brings us the sequel of his groundbreaking compilation series featuring some of the most prolific rappers in underground hip-hop on beats rooted in obscure punk rock sample flips. Prior to the album release on 14th October, he slips a preview of first single, ‘DISCMAN’ featuring Teller Bank$ and AJ Suede.

‘DISCMAN’ flips a timeless hardcore song into an equally hardcore track, backed by shredded guitar leads and thunderous 808 bass lines, Bank$ and Suede attack the soundscape with nostalgic tales of Discmans and other portable music devices and the occasional robbery of such items.

Fireside Chats 2 releases on 14th October and features appearances from Brian Ennals, Curly Castro, Defcee, Premrock, ZIlla Rocca, Fatboi Sharif, Jesse the Tree and many others in addition to Bank$ and Suede.

‘DISCMAN’ is available now on all streaming platforms. Check it out below…

Check out POP Buchanan’s New Album, ‘Sober Is Dope’

‘Sober is Dope’ is the second album by rapper POP BUCHANAN which highlights his entire life and his road to recovery from alcoholism.

Produced by Nudgi-Nudge, ED-APE, Scott Freebase, and K. Miles, the ‘Sober is Dope’ album is dedicated to POP’s late Uncle “Atiim” Lyn Ferguson”, Kevin “Brick Jones” Byrdsong, and the addiction recovery community. Recorded in a unique podcast style, this album brings together the Sober is Dope podcast with POP Buchanan’s music thus bridging together both worlds. With hints of motivation, real-life testimonies, raw Boom Bap beats, and solid lyrics, “Sober is Dope” is an album that Pop hopes can inspire and stand the test of time.

‘Sober Is Dope’ was released last Thursday (29th September) across various music platforms. Check it out below…

Must Listens: Dear Poppy, Black Irish, Legacy

Watch NLE Choppa’s Video For Track, ‘Little Miss’

Multi-platinum Memphis star NLE CHOPPA drops emotional new single ‘Little Miss’. On the track, Choppa raps about being in love with an independent woman. It’s the kind of unfiltered, stream-of-consciousness anthem that makes the 19-year-old one of hip hop’s most exciting artists. Check out the video below…

Song of the Day: The Latest – DC

South London rapper DC today track, ‘The Latest’, pays homage to his rap hero J Cole. the Greenwich-born storyteller lifts the sample from ‘Chaining Day’ (Sly Slick & Wicked’s ‘Sho’nuff’), pairing the smooth, lush instrumentation with hard-won tales from life growing up in inner-city London.

Bursting onto the scene with his first freestyle ‘Gleamin’’ in 2015, the rapper quickly set the industry alight, matching dextrous wordplay with an ear for beats that has seen him win fans at the likes of Complex UK, CLASH, The Line of Best Fit, DUMMY, TRENCH, GUAP and more. DC has gone on to support J Hus on tour, graced the stage at this year’s Wireless festival and rounded out 2021 with his debut headline show which sold out in seconds and featured an appearance from collaborator Knucks.

‘The Latest’ is the first taste of music following DC’s last EP In The Loop which pushed the rapper to a new level with the singles amassing over 20 million streams on Spotify alone. Check out the video for ‘The Latest’ below…

OUT TODAY: K-Riz Shares Single, ‘Whatever U Like’; Announces New Album

Following a string of critically lauded releases, hip-hop artist K-RIZ returns with ‘Whatever U Like,’ the first single off his forthcoming album, One Way Ticket, arriving next spring on Mo Gravy Records.

The single finds K-Riz leaning into a newfound joy and another dimension to his multifaceted rap persona. Reuniting with JDats, the producer behind the blissful blend of jazz-infused samples heard on 2020’s The Room EP, ‘Whatever U Like’ hits with lashes of delirious dance-oriented beats, a reflection of Riz’s current state of contentment and openness to exploration.

One Way Ticket, which will also feature appearances by Toronto rapper Junia T, emcee/singer Ice tha One, and Calgary-based, Zimbabwe-born newcomer K the Chosen, represents the urge to move forward and embrace new experiences. The rapper permanently relocated from Edmonton to Calgary in 2021, and with that came new influences and a necessary shift in perspective.

K-Riz’s past efforts Peace & Love (2021) and The Room EP (2020) garnered rotation on CBC’s The Block with host Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe naming K-Riz as a Black Canadian artist you need to know. Those releases also landed him a nomination for Rap & Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards. As part of the festivities

Look for more singles from K-Riz’s third full-length album, One Way Ticket, in the coming months. ‘Whatever U Like’ is now available on Bandcamp. If you like the track, purchase it on Friday 7th October for the next Bandcamp Friday when all sales go directly to artists.