Hype Williams announce new album, Rainbow Edition

Hype Williams have announced new twenty track LP, Rainbow Edition. 

The announcement comes with a new track by the mysterious group, entitled ‘Kathy Goes 2 Haiti’, which will be the only track online before the album release, but won’t be featured on the new album.

The press release states that artists Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland are no longer involved in the project, with their last contribution in 2011 with album One Nation for Hippos in Tanks. The identities within the band has always been of speculation, supposedly founded as a relay project passed between artists every five years, however the press shot distributed with the album announcement features two people called Slaughter & Silvermane.

Whilst it is unclear who is behind Rainbow Edition, the full length is scheduled to be released via Ninja Tune sub-label Big Dada on August 25. Check below for the full press release from the group and a stream of track ‘Kathy Goes 2 Haiti’.

4 the sake of clarityn…

The last Hype Williams recordings were for One Nation (Hippos in Tanks, 2011). After this, Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland carried on recording through 2012 under their own names (while continuing to use the HW name to fulfil existing live commitments).

They are both no longer involved, and any Hype Williams releases you’ve since heard are FAKE. Bare Paigons. Like Cappadonna making his own Wu.

We been gone for a minute, but now we’re back with the jump off. We can’t get jiggy with no hundreds and thousands or nuthin like that, we gotta get back in that M game. Wanna own the block b4 the ball drops.

20 Joints

STRICTLY for the whip

…& ppl 2 fat for fedoras


1. Madting
2. Loud Challenge
3. The Whole Lay
4. Baby Blu
5. Smokebox
6. Rumor Report
7. Puredamage
8. Leimert
9. #Blackcardsmatter
10. Sadting
11. Ask Yee
12. This Is Mister Bigg. How You Doing Mister Bigg
13. The Den
14. Cockblocker Blues
15. Sweet Chin Musik
16. Pretty Young Ting
17. Percy
18. Spinderella’s Dream
19. Situations
20. Kandy


Rainbow Edition is out August 25 on Big Dada Records. Pre-order it here

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