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The past nine months have been tough, what with Oneman only appearing on Rinse.FM for two hours every Tuesday! It’s been nine months since the release of Solitaire Vol. 1, the London-based DJ’s self-released, rapid-fire mix au jus and it’s about time we receive another 80+ song peppering of the finest in grime, dubstep, drill and R&B. Like most Oneman efforts, Vol. 2’s highlights come in the form of idiosyncratic mixes between of-the-moment hip hop and ‘nuum-style UK tunes. Rising Glacial Sound artist Rabit has quite a presence in the mix, as does the drawling Memphis style presented by the likes of Lil Ugly Mane and Denzel Curry. Check out the cover art and tracklist after the jump…

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lil ugly mane - external files

Still reeling from the untimely death of his computer, Lil Ugly Mane has liberated another collection of bits and pieces, this time the External Files EP under his Shawn Kemp production moniker. The EP was found in a flash drive hidden in a couch and represents the mellow side of Ugly Mane’s production repertoire. There’s some chopped up lounge jazz, a flute and a generally laid-back vibe. It’s somewhat similar to the vibe found on his mixtapes, but far mellower and less abstracted. The EP is free so stream/download it below and give a shout for the lugubrious one to get back on his rappity rap grind.

The lugubrious one’s laptop done broke and the entirety of his new Little Sunshine EP was lost in the ether. A real national tragedy. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait longer to hear the EP, but there is some consolation. Ugly Mane let loose an 10+ minute mix of new music that is just drenched in 90’s Memphis stench, proving once again that the Richmond resident has no equals in the revivalist sound. Like the Mista Thug Isolation tape, this new material (not writing out that title) has a very conscious aspect to it despite its overt boastfulness. The standout track revolves around one of Ugly Mane’s friends who’s on the needle and has been disowned by his own kin. He’s not a “conscious” rapper (whatever the fuck that means) in the traditional sense, but he is conscious of his surroundings and is clearly invested in them. Hopefully this is just a stopgap (a damn good one) until the Raider Klan mastermind’s next full project and we’ll be receiving full tunes soon.