London based MC Skepta shares the first single titled “Bullet From A Gun” ahead of his latest project.
The new track is produced by Skepta himself, along side Ragz Originale. It follows going into a number if different subjects like super models, the relationship he has with his father, and his baby daughter.
“Ignorance Is Bliss” will be Skepta’s first album to be released in three years, after his most recent album, Konnichiwa, was released back in 2016. When asked about his upcoming fifth album, Skepta had this to say, “the internet is making everything and everyone politically correct, but that takes away the artistry. Ignorance Is Bliss deals with the yin yang of life. True Skepta, saying it exactly how it is.”
Ignorance Is Bliss is set to release on May 31.
You can stream Bullet From A Gun below:
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British rapper AJ Tracey released a music video yesterday for one of his latest songs, ‘Necklace’.
Right after the release of his self-titled debut LP “AJ Tracey”, Tracey links up with fellow artist, Jay Critch, for a western style take for the Necklace video.
You can watch below:
Directed by Hamish Stephenson, the video is filled with plenty of gun slinging, wild west feeling action as the two light up a cantina.
Tracey’s LP debut is described as “a mixed bag but still peppered with hits, inviting elements of dancehall, pop, trap, and garage to the same house party” by Pitchfork.
You can click here for the AJ Tracey LP.
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21 Savage, government name She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has been released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody on Wednesday morning.
“After spending more than one week in detention, 21 Savage has been released on bond” attorney Charles Kuck said. 21 was arrested and detained by ICE in an operational sting targeting another Atlanta rapper, Young Nudy, on February 3rd. ICE claimed that 21 is a U.K. citizen who has overstayed his Visa for the past 13 years.
On the day of 21’s release, TMZ tweeted a picture of the rapper and his mother boarding a private jet near the detention center where 21 was held for approximately 9 days. Artists and activists alike have continued to condemn the way individuals are treated under ICE’s care.
Kuck has stated his client has a current pending U-Visa application with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services that has been filed since 2017.
21’s detention has raised awareness of the immoral and problematic circumstances a number of undocumented citizens/immigrants have gone through and still experience.
The website, Mic, released a video on Twitter showing unity with 21 and other undocumented immigrants facing deportation. The video is filled with a number of stars including J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, SZA, America Ferrera, Jesse Williams, and others.
At the end the video, viewers are asked to sign the #Free21Savage Petition.
The wait has been crucial, but the time is finally here, well, almost at least.
It was on March 23rd when Gorillaz announced their new album to be released through Parlophone and Warner Bros. on the band’s official Instagram. Ever since then, material has been dropped. Maybe to keep the public satisfied, but what it’s really done is make everyone anticipate “Humanz” even more.
Singles from the album have been released over the course of a few weeks with features like D.R.A.M. and Vince Staples on “Andromeda” and “Ascension“. “Saturnz Barz” ft. Popcaan and “We Got The Power” ft. Jehnny Beth sum up all four tracks that were released on March 23rd along with the Instagram post.
Other tracks that are already out for pre-order on iTunes are “Let Me Out” ft. Pusha T & Mavis Staples, as of April 6th; “The Apprentice” ft. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Zebra Katz & RAY BLK released today; and “Hallelujah Money” ft. Benjamin Clementine which was released back in January with an official video.
The biggest so far is the announcement of their North American Tour. Taking place in July through October with shows in Boston, Washington, Toronto, Los Angeles, and many more. Big names from their album are expected to make guest appearances in different cities as well.
Once again, “Humanz” is expected to be released this coming Friday on April 28th. Hope you’re as excited as I am.
You can now pre-order the Deluxe Edition through iTunes!
Here’s the track list below in alphabetical order:
Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.)
Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)
Busted And Blue Carnival (feat. Anthony Hamilton)
Charger (feat. Grace Jones)
Circle of Friendz (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)
Halfway to the Halfway House (feat. Peven Everett)
Hallelujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine)
Interlude: Elevator Going Up
Interlude: New World
Interlude: Talk Radio
Interlude: The Elephant
Interlude: The Non-conformist Oath
Intro: I Switched My Robot Off
Let Me Out (feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)
Momentz (feat. De La Soul)
Out Of Body (feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Voshana)
Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan)
Sex Murder Party (feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)
She’s My Collar (feat. Kali Uchis)
Strobelite (feat. Peven Everett)
Submission (feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)
The Apprentice (feat. Rag’n’bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)
Ticker Tape (feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)
We Got the Power (feat. Jehnny Beth)