Confucius MC - Original (Video)

The latest addition to the YNR roster makes his presence felt. Be sure to pick up Confucius MC's debut, The Highest Order, on Monday. It'll be free but only for a limited time, so be quick or dip into your wallets at a later date. 

Manga Saint Hilare - Addicted To Black (prod. JD Reid) (Video)

Any old excuse to post this production and of course Manga, the Roll Deep vet, has been putting in a lot of work of late. Not to mention he's got a canny ear for beats. 

Incidentally, JD Reid's super soulful Maneki Neko EP saw its release last month. 

Charles Edison - Bitstorm (Video)

A follow-up instro to Charles Edison's My Name Is from a couple of weeks back. Given how different this is to its predecessor, his project Lightbulbs is shaping up to be an eclectic set. 

TPS Fam - Ruff Draft feat. Res, Phoenix Da Icefire & Gee Bag (Video)

Not sure what the strict definition of a posse cut is, but this surely fits the bill. Res and Phoenix do the business on this. Off TPS Fam's Hot Water Music.

The Mouse Outfit - Blaze It Up feat. Sparkz (Video)

For all the stank-breath tokers out there, and what a bassline. The Mouse Outfit's deftly musical Escape Music is still about.

Lee Scott - Yes He Did (Video)

We've been hoping for an Englishman to do an A$AP and now our prayers have finally been answered. From the pitched-down hook, purple grading in the video and flow of Lee Scott's opening bars in the first two verses, it's all there. Plain odd, in a good way.

Watch out for Tin Foil Fronts.  

Chase & Status - Gangsta Boogie Remix feat. Raekwon & Knytro

The Chef lends a verse for this remix to Gangsta Boogie, lifted off Chase and Status's third album Brand New Machine. 

Cappo - The Boot EP

Cappo joins Jazz T and Zygote for a dusty-as-fuck collaborative set, simply titled The Boot EP. Alas, the 100 vinyl run was snaffled up days ago, but you can get your hands on the digital version

Essa - The Misadventures Of A Middle Man

Essa searched far and wide, beyond the usual suspects for his first album in eight years, tapping Ta-Ku, Waajeed, Tall Black Guy, Budgie, FLako and Eric Lau for sounds. It's a weighty line-up. See what The Misadventures Of A Middle Man is all about above and purchase here.

King Krule – Neptune Estate Remix feat. Lucki Eck$ & Wiki (BBC Radio Rip)

After joining New York new blood Rat King on their debut So It Goes, XL Recordings label-mate King Krule offers up this remix of his woozy, enchanting Neptune Estate.

Confucius MC - Ponder On This (Video)

YNR's latest signee warms up for the main event and his album The Highest Order. Cop the download of Ponder On This over at Soundcloud

Don't Stay In...

High Focus are marking their fourth birthday with a big shoobs, and there'll be more rappers than you can shake a stick at. Be there or be square.

SLOWOLF - Horsey feat. Benny Banks

Benny Banks has been pretty quiet since Bada Bing, but it's SLOWOLF's clip-clopping production that really steals the show on this. The Danish producer's EP Bounty is being lined up for May 26.

Astral Black - Frass FM

Jon Phonics recently ushered in the first anniversary of his label Astral Black. To celebrate the milestone, he's rounded up a selection of tracks from the roster for Frass FM. You can download the compilation here and see what the producer-label owner had to say to Fact.

Ray Vendetta & Tesla's Ghost - Who Are They? (prod. Remulak)

Taken from Remulak's forthcoming producer album. No clues to the name just yet, but keep 'em peeled. 

These two recently turned in verses for their Triple Darkness brethren Cyrus Malachi's Acid Rain.

And if that weren't enough Triple Darkness for you, check Dj Slademan's recent refix of Iron Braydz' Dredd