ILL BILL - When I Die

Brand new ILL Bill, and we have the first official video from his new album The Grimy Awards. The self-produced beat provides a haunting landscape for Bill to reminisce about the lives of his grandmother and the legendary Uncle Howie. It’s always great to hear Bill switch things up and delve into more personal tracks [...]

ILL Bill-Severed Heads Of State ft. El-P

Fresh off the back of the recent La Coka Nostra release, ILL Bill drops the first single from his new album The Grimy Awards.

Teaming up with fellow Brooklyn-native El-P for the first time since the memorable Company Flow collaboration, Simian Drugs, we are faced with a tripped out, acid-flashback to earlier ILL Bill work. This [...]

Vinnie Paz-You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train

Vinnie Paz dropped his new album God of the Serengeti on Monday, and I can honestly say, it’s been on repeat since.

One of my personal favourite tracks from the album, You Can’t Be Neutral On a Moving Train, is nothing short of incredible. With 7 minutes and 30 seconds of historical story-telling, over multiple beat [...]

Vinnie Paz-The Oracle (prod. by DJ Premier)

I was initially sceptical about Vinnie as a solo artist, but Season of the Assassin was a big grower. I have been anticipating this release much more, and so far I’ve enjoyed each track. Teaming up with Preemo can be a bit tricky these days. You can find yourself with a classic one of a [...]

JJ DOOM - Guv'nor

This month, personal favourite DOOM teams up with Jneiro Jarel to release Keys To The Kuffs. The first video Guvnor comes from a suitably left-field angle, reflecting the experimental nature of the project.

The villain has found himself exiled in London for the past couple of years, and it’s quite interesting to see him in his new [...]

Snowgoons-The Legacy ft. Esoteric, Ill Bill, Reks, Reef The Lost Cauze & more

Another drop from the Snowgoons’ Dynasty album, and although it’s not a proper video, it does contain the audio and that’s the main thing!

Expect classic ‘Goons’ production here with a huge and impressive group of features. Continuing in the same vein as the previous leaks, The Legacy showcases the long list of contacts that Snowgoons [...]

Snowgoons-The Cypher (Video) ft. Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest, Aspects, & Swisha T

Again, I’m a little late with this, but this can’t be over-looked.

Snowgoons have been dropping a number of projects with different MC’s over the past year or so, but the upcoming album Dynasty will be the first offering in the traditional Snowggons-format since 2010′s Kraftwerk.

I have to say, I’ve been looking forward to this [...]

La Coka Nostra-Mind Your Business ft. DJ Premier (Video)

A few days late on this track, but it just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t have it up on OTU.

For those who don’t know, Everlast has left LCN since the last album, with just ILL Bill & Slaine remaining as the only MC’s in the group. For me, this is no bad thing. Bill [...]

Wu Legends - Live in London

The Wu Legends tour rolls into London this Friday (13th July), with four of the most gifted members of Wu Tang performing live at the HMV Forum, Kentish Town.

Featuring Method Man, Ghostface, Raekwon, and GZA, we’ve been promised a performance spanning ‘Liquid Swords’, ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Lynx’, ‘Supreme Clientele’, and ‘Black Out’ so this [...]

The Notorious B.I.G.-My Downfall (Kensaye Remix)

Considered by most to be one of the greatest MCs in history, then selfishly refusing to make any more music due to being dead, Biggie is one of those artists whose vocals have been cut and pasted onto projects varying from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Here, French producer Kensaye manages to find something [...]

Sick Jacken-Slained Sick ft. Slaine

Usually when Psycho Realm and La Coka Nostra team up it’s something special. Brujeria from La Coka’s A Brand You Can Trust is one of my favourite tracks from either collective, and this new effort will definitely be welcomed by fans of either.

With a sample-heavy, soulful beat by West Coast producer G Rocka providing plenty [...]

Heavy Metal Kings-Metal In Your Mouth ft. Slaine & Q-Unique

Vinnie Paz & Ill BILL get yet more visual treatment from Reel Wolf Productions for their efforts under the Heavy Metal Kings moniker, this time accompanied by underground heavyweights Slaine & Q-Unique. One of the best tracks from HMK, with solid verses from all involved and Slaine delivering one of my favourite lines on the [...]

Jedi Mind Tricks-Target Practice

Champions League hangover, so I’m going to jump right to the point here: Stoupe will no longer produce for Jedi Mind Tricks. That’s a bit like, say, selling Fabregas and Nasri, and leaving production to Diaby. That being said, although his production was always central to the JMT sound, it’s clear his focus has been [...]

Statik Selektah & Slaine-State Of Grace Mixtape

I’m without a personal laptop, headphones, and iPod this week, so I can’t give a review of this mixtape just yet.

On the plus side, you know what to expect when it comes to these two. Statik Selektah has been consistently putting out solid mixtapes for years now and to add to that, Slaine has been [...]

Slaine-Trail Of Blood Video

For me, Slaine has always been one of the best around, and recently he has been putting in the work to solidify his spot at the top of the underground. His recent mixtape The Devil Never Dies is testament to that, with more stand out tracks on it than most MC’s albums have.

Now, he [...]

Apathy-Check To Check

It seems weird to think it was over a year and a half since Wanna Snuggle dropped, yet Apathy is back with the first single from the highly anticipated Honkey Kong.

The new album sees features from underground heavyweights, such as fellow-AOTP members Vinnie Paz and Celph Titled, who have become stalwarts on the scene. However, [...]

Krayzie Bone-Vanilla Lights

With his recent departure from Bone Thugs, it’s been interesting to see if Krayzie’s solo career could match the levels his talents have always promised, and here we get a look at how things are shaping up for him.

Explosive has flashes of brilliance, but is really let down by an embarrassing chorus that seems to [...]