Weekly Music Round-Up

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This week, we explore Sam Turpin through ambivalence and surrealism, see Divine Council visuals, and more.

Hake$y Vet Ket & Rolo Rozay Are Rare & Sudden

Listening to two very important figures in South African hip-hop and street culture, is far from a mediocre experience.  Sneaker culture veterans Hayden Manuel and Rolo Rozay launched their new podcast last week titled Rare and Sudden, which quite perfectly sums up both the emergence of the podcast – sudden – as well as the nature – rare. With Red Bull as their host, the two delve into everything street culture, with a great touch of their knowledge, humour, and own life experiences. In this episode, they talk rap…


Hall Of Fame

Sean Don released his 4th album I Decided this week to much fan fare. With the club ready ‘Moves’ and ‘Bounce Back’ bubbling under on the Billboard Hot 100, Big Sean might be on his way to a 2peat after the lauded Dark Sky Paradise.

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L(u)sing Ya Mind, 24/7

People that listen to Daev Martian know that the musical escapade that comes with any Daev Martian song is reminiscent of a sort of dream-like ascension into some kind of heaven. Daev Martian just dropped a new song and it’s 3 minutes and 22 seconds of audio bliss.

Nawfside Long Beach!

Vince Staples has kept a relatively low profile since the release of his Prima Donna EP/short film last year. The LBC native kicks off Black History Month with a new jawn entitled ‘BagBak.’ Could a new project be on the horizon? Only time will tell.

Listen to the track here

Council Gang

The Divine Council drop off another stellar (Mary Jane induced) video in the form of Dirtbags in Distress. After the co-sign of Andre Benjamin on the previous Council release Decemba, the gang are back with $ilkmoney and Cyrax! trading bars like “spending money on shit I don’t need, don’t tell L.A. Reid” on this new heater. ($ilkmoney is the best rapper alive.)

Sam Turpin Drops ‘Mafunde’ Visuals

When Sam Turpin dropped his sophomore EP Wasi-Wasi, he was steadily perfecting his craft and the cool-toned video aesthetic that he’d adopted. This week, the visuals for ‘Mafunde’ dropped, and the quality of the music video highlights how Sam and his team have not only grown comfortable in this style but is excelling in it. “The visuals are my first release of the year and see me exploring the forest of my mind and heart through ambivalence and surrealism,” he explains. Watch the music video above.




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