I mentioned in my review of Verb T's recent album (Verb T - Serious Games (Album Review)) that he is one of the country's most consistent and hard working. Well just a couple of months after the release of that solid album, he drops another EP. Whilst this is not going to go down as some of his best work (more Spaar Zoot than Serious Games), anything with Verb's name on it is worth a listen. The stand out tracks on this entirely self produced EP are probably the Fliptrix collaboration Break Out, and the closer Start Again, which is probably the one real glimpse of Verbs at his best here.
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
DarkStar teams up with Noize Thievery and First Son Records to drop this banger that will be featured on the joint Noize Thievery/First Son Records ep
Tragic Allies with a video from their Track of the Week mixtape.
Download the mixtape here
Sons Phonetic formerly known as Correkt Minds of Waterford in Ireland recently dropped 12 Labours.
The first thing that hits when you listen is the production handled throughout by the one and only Mook and its a treat to hear such a cohesive project,every beat is quality and joined up by his M.C. partners Sammy Dozens, Tommy Tyler , Mouse Hughes and Kav they prove theyre no crew to be taken lightly.
After the intro things kick off with Isolation featuring irish hiphop legend RiRa, they drop bars about "flatscreen televisions in the ice cream van in front my weed sellin business".
Another highlight is "Renaissance" where Tommy Tyler and Mook trade bars proving Mook is a beast on the mic to.
Once you hear the ominous bassline of "Domino Effect" you'll be hooked and will agree with the sentiment "Fuck the mainstream,we dwell where these estuaries run" cos this is grimey hiphop at its best,SP arent looking to crossover just to put out hiphop the way it should be and as they state on "Danger Danger" this sums up their mindstate perfectly "Danger,danger the kids with the bars are back, Dusty loops,scuffed kicks and baggy parker jacks".
My personal favourite was "Hands of Time" over a crazy piano loop and a sweeping string sample the quotables keep coming "i keep my friends close, my enemies closer,so if you think you know me well then our friendship is over".
RiRa makes another appearance on "Rhyme Style Stencil" but hes the only guest on the album apart from some cuts by Jimmy Penguin proving you dont need big name features to make a sick album.
At 12 (Labours) songs long its just perfect as every song is top quality with the mix of deep beats and high level lyricism and was also mastered by the UK's Chemo.
SP are no joke.
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Tuesday, 29 March 2011
If you've ever heard any project that Cyrus Malachi has been involved in previously, then you already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Ancient Future. These expectations will be lived up to immediately by the opening track, Dark Skies. Over pounding drums and atmospheric keys, Cyrus and long time collaborator M9 deliver typically gritty bars, kicking the album off in fine style.
Monday, 28 March 2011
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Mike-L or Mikelmatic performs 'Diggers Anthem' from his LP The Columbo Tip . Many producers and beat makers have videos of them in the lab piecing together there latest ''hit'' I havent seen anyone bulid an entire track in one take, in realtime and make it look like such a breeze. The song is Dope too. Shouts to MPC forums and Mike-L for sharing this incredible footage there.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Off Bill Shakes recent ep "For Goodness Shakes"
The first leak from Troop's forthcoming "Art.illery" EP, which will be released on First Son Records and features LordWillin' and Swann and production from Enlight,Studs Ramrod and more.
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
I really felt this needed to be posted. I heard it today on the Camberidge based radio show 'Rhyme Pad'. Its taken from Wizards newest offering 'That Work' and reminds me of why i love UK Hip Hop. The beat is nice and Joker Starr flows perfectly over it. Definatly a big tune.
Go cop Wizard - That Work for a mere £4.99 from Suspect Packages HERE
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Im sure Ads got a review in the works so I wont delve too deep into analysis, safe to say CunninLynguists live up to the promise of there previous work. Astounding beats, emotional deliveries and vivid, visual content. Anyone that claims Hip Hop has no soul or isnt an artistic artform hasnt heard CunninLynguists, no other group can deliver such inspiring and affecting soundscapes. Dont Sleep on this you'll regret it
Now this is dope! A new instrumental EP from Mr. Brown, dropping on Headcount records. This is some smooth, soulful boom-bap to bop your head to. It's even dropping on vinyl. A throwback in more ways than one then...
AbiD ThePissTape by ZramRecords
Monday, 21 March 2011
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Morning Starz and Tone Liv team up for this banger.
Produced by Basement Unit of Germany.
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
If you're feeling the tune, it's available for free download:
Lovin this! Nutso,Panchi,Torae and Punchline produced by one of the UK's finest Pete Cannon
40 Dash 1 from Providence,RI drops a free song in anticipation of his next project "Word is Bond" coming soon on First Son Records.
"I AM" produced by Kelakovski and with cuts from DJ 456,this song displays the lyrical skill that helped 40 win the Anno Domini Beats song contest 2 years ago beating the likes of Big Left and Outerspace.
Anyway download the song here and check the page for loads more free downloads
M.C. Stanza and producer Dead Man Walkn dropped this free download recentlyb and it doesnt disappoint from the opener "On My Way" with its heavy beat,Stanza shows her lyrical skill and proves she can spit as good if not better than anyone around and the song its self is a statement of intent.
Up next is "Still Hope" and this is a real summer time,playing footy in the park type song if you get me.
Every song is a banger though,not to mention the appearances of UK Heavyweights Genesis Elijah,Wordsmiff and Terra Slim.
"Battleground" featuring Words and Terra is another stand-out track on a project full of them.
Also Genesis Elijah goes in on his verse on "First Blood"
I think we will definetely be hearing a lot more from the 2 of these in the future and look forward to it.
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Apathy drops this self produced banger in anticipation of his album,Honkey Kong.
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Sunday, 13 March 2011
Featuring Appearances by: Scoop Deville, Jo Jo Pellegrino, Virtuoso, Big Shug (Gang Starr Foundation), King Magnetic (A.O.T.P), Trademarc (East Coast Avengers), Singapore Kane, N.B.S., Red Eye (The Closers), Gene Stovall, Bad Boy, Kid Frost, B.E.N.E.F.I.T, EMS and Production by: Scoop Deville, Snowgoons, DC the Midi Alien, White Shadow, Weirdo, DJ Doom, Explizit One, AleGory, Pauly Fingaz, Kenshin, Gajos, Ayden, DJ Aquatic, Rockstaar and more.
Hosted by DJ Stress (Fire Set Radio) & mixed by EMS Productions' own, DJ D-Rek.
Some of the highlights for me were "How can i pretend" produced by Rockstaar and "Little By Little" produced by Kenshin.
Also the White Shadow remix of "No Money Down" is worth checking.
DOWNLOAD HERE and see the tracklist below
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
RA back with a hilarious video for a classic song
The recent grudge match from the irish battle league featuring 2 well known rappers in the irish scene.
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Monday, 7 March 2011
Troop Raw's debut E.P. " art.Illery" will be droppin soon on First Son Records!
UK producer Billy Whizz recently dropped this banger with a fine line up of some of the most vicious lyricists on the underground at the moment.
This is the first taste of Billy's production album "UniVersatile" and shows off his unique style of production.
Keep up to date with Billy Whizz here or to enquire abourt beats and check the music here
Having been recognised initially for his quick wit, comedic raps and freestyle ability that has seen him blaze trails through opponents in rhyme battles since 1999 right up to the present day, plus a natural charisma that has resulted in his hosting many renowned and successful Hip Hop nights, it was simply a matter of time before Enlish made the transition from live performance and battling to the release of a full length, original project. Having shared stages with many luminaries from the world of Hip Hop, beginning at the age of 15 with Cutmaster Swift, the list includes names such as Jehst, Rodney P & Skitz, Taskforce, Phi Life Cypher, Klashnekoff, Foreign Beggars, Tim Westwood, DJ Format, DJ Yoda, People Under The Stairs, Akil (Jurassic 5), Supernatural, Guru (Gangstarr, RIP), Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan), Inspectah Deck (Wu Tang Clan) and The Clipse to name but a few.
More recently you may have seen or heard of him tearing shows up and down the country as a proud member of TEAM HATE, acting as hype man for Stig Of The Dump with DJ Manipulate controlling things behind the decks.
Now, however, is the time for Enlish's music to speak for itself. Both LPs still retain the comedic essence, hard hitting punchlines and braggadocios, substance abusing capers that dedicated listeners already know and love, but with an added twist, with certain tracks showcasing Enlish's deeper, more reflective and introspective views on life.
Also known for writing a popular blog that is gaining new followers day by day, you can keep up to date on all of Enlish's comings and goings, opinions, hangovers, fashion tips, drunken anecdotes and of course music by visiting http://rapaintreallyreal.blogspot.com/. For all previous releases, available for free download or preview, please visit http://enlish.bandcamp.com/.
'Arrogance Is Bliss, followed by 'Cold Lazarus' and 'Rap Ain't Real, My Life Is Real' will be available very soon on F.U. Music. Please contact email@example.com for any further information.
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With soulful samples and hard drums this is one for the real heads,my personal favourite had to be Divided Kingdom with its soaring strings.
Its a free download from his bandcamp page and hard copies are available from the man himself for £5.
Mixed and mastered by hiphop production heavyweight Chemo, its obvious we'll be hearing more from Noize Thievery including production on Cyrus Malachi's up coming album.
Contact Noize Thievery here to purchase beats etc.
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Left Step Band - Leave It by Nikolai Jones
London group Left Step Band are readying themeselves for a big promo push this year that will hopefully earn them some mainstream success and critical acclaim. The group consists of Producer Nikolai, MC Eff le Ref, Bassist Zac and DJ Dev who is also Radio 1's early morning DJ. Drawing from years of experiance and a left field approach to the typical hip hop formula LSB deliver a sound unlike anything youve heard before; soulfull hooks collide with ska riffs and hood vernaculer. LSB have a couple of tracks on their soundcloud you can visit them HERE and some videos on their youtube channel HERE capturing the groups eclectic sounds and boisterous live performance. While I have little news on the bands forthcoming releases you can get a good idea of what to expect from the promising quartet. You can buy there digital EP 'Rebels Of The Frontline' from itunes, Amazon and many other digital retailers.
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Smoothed out track taken from Monch's highly anticipated W.A.R. album, that is dropping soon. This is produced by Mike Loe, and features a verse from Styles P, but sadly just a hook from Phonte, has he given up spitting completely these days?
Pharoahe Monch "Black Hand Side" feat. Styles P & Phonte' by duckdown
BVA MC of the Three Amigos has dropped his debut solo EP, imaginatively titled "EP"... All bar one track is produced by Naive, who leaves lots of crackle in some of the samples. Both the download, and CD versions are now available for a fiver.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
New track here from 'The Colony' member Conspicuous The Coroner who now goes under the name 'Cons'.
The track is called Pain and Misery and is taken from his up coming 3rd EP called 'June Bug' set to be released June 6.
I'm feeling this one a lot. The beat is very nice and Cons drops intelligent grown man bars. Big shout to Shears on production.
First single from Big K.R.I.T.'s upcoming album. Many in the know have suggested that the Mississippi native is 'the next big thing' from the other side of the pond. Definitely not the ignorant southern MC of stereotype, K.R.I.T. is nice with the beats and rhymes, and this track is as smooth as they come.