Listen: Kanye West – Round and Round (Champions)

Since Cruel Summer‘s release in 2012, rumours of Cruel Winter have been floating around without much tangible progress. Now the first single from the G.O.O.D Music follow up has been released and it features an incredible lineup, including Kanye WestTravis Scott, Quavo, Big Sean, Yo Gotti, a recently freed Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and Desiigner.

As with most Kanye releases, details are sketchy and subject to change, so just appreciate the gift we’ve been given. Press the Ye button below to listen.

Awesome Posse Cuts That Aren’t Dad Rap

In our continued mission to prove that hip-hop doesn’t begin and end with dad rap, we’re taking a look at one of the most beloved and discussed staples of hip hop, the posse cut. For definition, UTM sees a posse cut is four or more separate rappers all spitting hard, so sorry that your favourite triple rapper track didn’t make it in, that’s not a posse, that’s three dude in a room. Anyway, here’s our list of eight awesome posse cuts that aren’t mined from the 90’s.

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UTM Discuss: Do Rappers Need To Be Good?

Some rappers are awe inspiring (#TYBG), some rappers are complete trash and some rappers are RiFF RAFF. But in the internet age, does the quality of a rapper really matter? Drake comparing his swimming pool to Kanye’s is far more tweetable and notable than discussion about rap virtuosos. The UTM editors got together to figure out if a rapper’s tone, flow and lyricism have to be high quality for music to be worthwhile and, in the process, we discussed autotune, political lyrics and Stitches.

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UTM Discuss: Separating The Art From The Artist

People are dicks, there’s no two ways about it. Whilst PRs, record labels and tabloids might want you to think that people in cool/successful bands are somehow above being terrible, terrible people; they would be wrong. Continue reading “UTM Discuss: Separating The Art From The Artist”