MPC Forums self titled, long running mixtape series reaches its 6th installment. Long time forum members Otayo Dubb and Poundaproblem compiled this volume and set the bar high for volume 7. With their eclectic selections they've managed to tick all the boxes the previous mixtapes didnt. The addition of mixing the project provides a more cohesive product, W.Steele does well to blend and chop the tracks without disturbing the flow of the mixtape and mercifully uses minimal tagging . The tracks vary from smooth instrumental to energetic bangers producing a healthy range of styles, no suprises here just traditional beats and rhymes. Although I can skip a few of the tracks on the project the bulk of the mixtape provides some authentic head nod hip hop, bumping along and sharing a glimpse of the talent that MPC Forums has in its ranks. Listen on the mini player below or get it for free HERE from the series' bandcamp page you can also check out the previous, somewhat hit and miss, 5 volumes and vistit the forum for advice, sharing and networking by clicking on the 1st pretty blue word above.
Saturday, 30 April 2011
Lethal Dialect drops some bars for BOSS TV.
Official video from Nuggets album "Ready To Diet".
Tony Mahoney on the beat.
Rob Kelly drops a new video,filmed on location at CRU Clothing in dublin,this is just a taster,with 2 new videos to drop in the next month or so.
Produced by Mike Donnelly.
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Friday, 29 April 2011
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Thursday, 28 April 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
In preparation for his debut album, Peace To The Puzzle (which has been 'coming soon' for an eternity...), Scorz drops this 10 track EP, War To The Puzzle (see what he did there...) as an appetiser. Little pre-album warm-ups like this are often a little hit and miss, but this isn't too bad at all, and is a clear step up in class from the rather lacklustre free-download mixtapes he's dropped in the last year or so. A couple of tracks on here, such as the introspective opener Beastwick, are absolutely classic Scorz. Whilst on White Widow he details his fight to stay free from Drugs. My only real gripe here is occasionally with the production, as some of it strays quite far from the sort of hardcore Styly-Cee bangers that you may have been used to hearing Scorz spit over back in the day.
Conspicuous the Coroner will return in June with his third solo LP, the appropriately named June Bug. Always unafraid to air personal issues on a track, I've enjoyed pretty much everything that Cons has released previously, so I'm definitely looking forward to hearing what he has to offer this time. That said, I can't pretend that I was really feeling I'm So 90s all that much, and it seems to be included 5 times (!) in various forms on the LP... See the tracklist and production credits below:
01. Can't Get Away (Produced by M-Dot)
02. Wishes f/Jay Michaelz (Produced by S-Type)
03. Hush f/ Sir Smurf, Cobane, Shameless & TBear (Produced by Evil Ed)
04. I'm So 90's (Produced by S.Chu)
05. Pain & Misery (Produced by Shears)
06. Human Race (Produced by AH Fly)
07. Speak To (me/you) (Produced by AH Fly)
08. Family Aint Family (Produced by Apollo & cuts by Jabba Tha Kut)
09. Ready f/Seanie T & Grimlok (Produced by Apa-Tight)
10. V.I.P (Produced by S.Chu)
11. Clarity f/Spoonface (Produced by S.Chu)
12. Echoes f/Jay Pearce-Cunningham, Cobane & Michael Groce (Produced by Apollo)
I'm So 90's Remixes(Produced by S.Chu)
Remix 1 feat. Kyza, Skillit & Shameless
Remix 2 feat. Tor Cesay, Tempa, Lady Leshurr & No Lay
Remix 3 feat. Malik, Tony D & TBear
Remix 4 feat. Remus, Cobane, Defcee & Seanie T
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Relief from the Underground is a collection of music that hopes to raise money for the still struggling people of Japan. In the wake of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that caused such shocking devastation many people are only now beginning to return to the wastelands they once called homes. Relief from the Underground was a huge collaboration effort and features artists from across the globe, headed up by The Arkyve and DJ Hellfire the project has 29 tracks which is a lot but you get a eclectic bang for your charitable buck (its actually $5...'buck' had more of a ring to it...). If you don't recognize the names don't be worried or anxious just google them and you'll have even more new material to bump. Shouts to MPC forums and all that contributed.
Monday, 25 April 2011
Self Scientific have been around for a long time so its good to see they still have the incredible chemsitry that created classic albums and established them as one of LAs most respected, challenging and talented groups. Trials of the Blackhearted will be released tomorrow (hopefully...its already been pushed back) check out the video teaser above for Gods Language and two more tracks below War Stories and Verses vs Versus. Khalil and Chace have always moved and evolved over there career but kept the same strong ideals. Chace has a great ability to deliver rhymes that'll 1st make you listen and 2nd make you think while Khalil weaves drum patterns between cuts, chords and samples like very few producers out there and isnt afraid to step out the box and deliver some truly ground breaking music.
War Stories feat. Big K.R.I.T
Verses vs Versus
Huge posse cut from some of the UKs most prolific MCs. Chemo keeps the drums hard and samples simple leaving plenty of room for the rhymes to shine. Media company GlobalFaction and SixthSense Guerilla Films have put this collaboration together the instrumental and full track are available for a mere £1.50 so support your local concious hoodlums and D/L it HERE.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Friday, 22 April 2011
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FREE DOWNLOAD HERE
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Im glad to hear something new from the out and out legend that is Skinnyman. Definatly much anticipated and a long time coming. Lets hope this means there is more material coming our way. If the bars are anything to go by it sounds like we may well indeed have more coming.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
"Drop this" FT Reds, Franko Fraize, DPF by J-roots
New track here produced by a man called J-Roots. The track is a nice laid back beat with rhymes delivered by Redeye (of Chronicredeye), Franko Fraize and the Uk legend DPF. Its taken from J Roots forthcoming release 'Burnt Fingaz Vol 2'.
Definatly not to be slept on!
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
This is a beat by Starcrusher posted on Akai MPC Forums. Just wait for the break, classic drums heard in a new way sample chops are deep too. Check out his soundcloud HERE and link the video to his youtube channel for more.
p.s Apologies for bein slack on the posts...busy workin on Soul Junk.
Monday, 18 April 2011
Free Download here
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
First time hearing these fellas, they've got a mixtape on the way too.
Re-releasing old music, at a guess, must be pretty big business; take a good old album, re-package it, re-master it etc and then sell it to new customers as well as the old ones who only have it on vinyl – sounds like a plan, eh?
What if you’re re-releasing UK Hip Hop from the early 90s? Does it still work?
I’m one of those Hip Hop fans who can appreciate the contribution of the older stuff (i.e. 80s and early 90s rap) but rarely listens to all but the very best of it. And what makes the best the best? The fact that it’s timeless; it always sounds fresh and although it’s of its time it isn’t dated.
Thankfully, Original Dope have picked a good ‘un with MC Mell’O’’s ‘Thoughts Released (Revelation 1)’. Right from opener ‘Our Time’ you understand why MC Mell’O’ was in demand as a support act for the very biggest 80s/90s artists – there is something accomplished and rounded about his music, both in the production and the lyrics. You also realise that this is an album which you shouldn’t overlook.
‘Our Time’, ‘A Total Eclipse of the Art’, ‘All Terrain M.C.s’ with Sparki, the poppy and uber-positive ‘Open Up Your Mind’ and ‘The Boss’-sampling ‘Subtraction’ are the standout tracks from the original track list. Despite being of good quality, the six bonus tracks are a credit to whoever decided on the original track list – many artists today could learn a thing or two about what to leave on the cutting room floor.
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Big new tune from Notts finest Scorzayzee. The track is called fighter. The video is a well made narrative directed by Stuart McDonald. The beat is produced by Nick Stez.
This is taken from a forthcoming EP from Scorz titled 'War To The Puzzle' out 18th April. I believe thats to build up to the album 'Peace To The Puzzle' set to be released later this year.
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Its safe to say youre going to be hearing a lot of music from him in the near future and he's already produced bangers for Wordsmiff, Genesis Elijah and plenty more.
Anyway download it here
Become a fan here and contact him to buy beats etc.
Monday, 11 April 2011
Saturday, 9 April 2011
You can stream it here and it starts at 1 hour 26 minutes and keep your eyes and ears peeled for his debut album Scary Movie on Haji's Yard/First Son Records mid-april.
You can also download The Promo ep for free here
and become a fan here
Friday, 8 April 2011
Dangerous Adventures preview by Lewis Parker
Late pass on this one...just clocked it at suspect packages. Lewis Parkers latest project Dangerous Adventures will feature Planet Asia, Killa Sha, Vast Aire and many more rhyming over his dusty percussion and cinematic samples. Check out the preview above for snippets of the project that will be released as a limited vinyl soon. Keep em peeled....
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Big track here from an artist called Tabanacle. Tabanacle has been around for a minute recently appearing on BBC 1Xtra's Fire in The Booth.
This track features Taskforces very own Remus. Its also on Charlie Sloths 'Grimey Limey' record label.
A nice laid back track to compliment this sunny weather!
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Millennium Jazz Music present The Gathering, a collection of great songs from one of the most promising stables around. The album features music from Deeflux, Slugga Tee, Awakening Dawn, Gadget, Skinnista, EdXL and Louis Unseen. If your fimiliar with MJM then you know what to expect if your not then expect dusty drums smooth jazz layers and creative concepts and content. Theres alot of solid tracks on the album although the length of the album gives way for a couple lacklustre tracks. However the vast majority bump along with ease and a splash of perfection [Great Expectations , Band Concept , Dont Cry , Get Away , Inspiration , Got Me Thinkin - nice flip of classic sample] check it out above or you can download it from HERE for a mere £5, the download also contains a interactive e-book filled with James Greenway's wonderfull art work.
Monday, 4 April 2011
A second leak from Enlish's upcoming album Rap Ain't Real, My Life Is Real. Here he uses the old I Used To Love H.E.R. style concept of personifying hip-hop as a female, but it is done well, and Wizard's production is typically solid. I prefer this to the previous leak from a couple of weeks ago, Brain Basher.
New banger from Godilla's Redphone Records release "Battle Beast:A Prelude to Human Zoo" which will be out soon.
Produced by Grim Reaperz and featuring Godilla's long term collaborator and friend Adlib and the one and only Nine.
Sunday, 3 April 2011
The Bottomless Crates Radio show have had some great live sessions lately including Freedom Of Press catch the second part here and the third part here from Freedom of Press where you can catch new music aswell as tunes from last years Yet To Verify ep which you can download from here for free.
Other great live sessions on the crates included Dweller and Blah Records very own Bill Shakes and King Grubb part 1 and part 2 be sure to get Bill's ep out now.
Another great one was Gremi,Sammy Dowlas and Sammy Maracas,check part 1 here and all the other parts here and all the other live sessions here and subscribe and spread those great links and tune in every wednesday 9 till 11 for the best hiphop and random madness.
Shout out to Dave,Ian and Namman of the Crates for making it happen and all the artists to.
Friday, 1 April 2011
Trellion,Sniff and Figment with a slice of sickness,this will be available for free download soon.
Mr. Flex produced by Beat Butcha.
Download the song for free here
And keep an ear out for his ep coming soon with production from Chemo,Kelakovski and featuring Iron Braydz,Ransom Badbonez,DJ 456 and more