Here is the second part of my Lee Scott interview. I was beginning to think it was cursed due to how many problems it’s given me. But here it is, finally. To give you a bit of background, we had been planning to do an interview for a while, but timing had never been right. Then Lee messaged me one Friday night while I was on the way to my girl’s house. He said he’d been up since 5am and so it would be a good time to chat shit. So I rang him and we spoke for an hour about all the stuff you see below and in the first part (which you can find here). Loads of stuff about the early Blah days, meeting Milk for the first time and what projects he has lined up for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pleased to see the arrival of another video from one of the more enjoyable albums of the year, You Are Not Special. Authenticity sees Big Toast taking deserved shots at everyone from hypocritical songwriter and tax dodger, Gary Barlow to paranoid lunatic and friend of Trump, Alex Jones, all fired over some suitably heavy drums from IMS. The video was shot on location in Amsterdam. You Are Not Special is available to buy now.

Tesla’s Ghost has just unleashed the might of his new album, Stretch Lincolns, as well as a series of videos from the project. The album is already capturing the attention of some big players, with mass Appeal premiering his Zero Hour video earlier in the week. This time he brings us Presidential Ink, featuring more murky mob tinged bars and another video from Ringz Ov Saturn. The track was produced by Noize Thievery. You can buy Stretch Lincolns now over on Bandcamp.

A nice little lo-fi oddity from the Cult Mountain boys arrived a few days ago, to coincide with the two nights of madness they had planned in London for 616 & Friends. Life is So Hard is produced by Lee Scott and Trellion, with the multi-talented Jack Chard on synth duties. The track is available for download over on Bandcamp for the devilish sum of £616, or for free if you cop a pre-order on their latest hoodie.

Stepping up the tempo now as Inja and Pete Cannon unite for the blistering No Regrets. Inja – arguably the happiest MC in the UK – recently paved the way for more time to be spent with his famous grin on his face, as he announced he had signed to the indie DnB powerhouse, Hospital Records. No Regrets is his first offering on the label and between him and Mr Cannon, they have made one hell of an introduction. No Regrets is available to download and/or stream here.

Evidence is bringing us his new solo album at the start of next year and to give us a little sample of his wares, he has released another new video from the project. Jim Dean sees the LA MC collaborating with Jason Goldwatch again, who is the man responsible for the first ever Dilated video and for Ev’s first solo video too. The track was produced by Nottz. Weather or Not is due out on Rhymesayers on 26 January and pre-orders are available here.

Sparkz is back with a new video for his standalone track, Stay Awake. The Manchester MC shines a light on the murkiness of government injustice, while taking shots at the mainstream media who perpetuate their rhetoric of demonising the working classes. Stay Awake is produced by Sparkz and the video was shot by Jay Bannister. You can download it here.

Good to see Ray Vendetta getting his new track premiered on the influential Mass Appeal site. A Billion Bar Mindset was posted up a couple of days ago, along with a nice little introduction to the Triple Darkness affiliate. The track is produced by Eyedee, who hails from California and you can stream it below. Read the rest of this entry »

Statik Selektah has a new album coming out next month and yesterday gave us another glimmer of what to expect from the project, thanks to the release of No. 8. The track features a blistering set of bars from Griselda’s finest, Conway and Westside Gunn, as well as Statik’s regular collaborator, Termanology. The album is released in full on 8 December, with pre-orders available now.

My favourite track from De La’s excellent And the Anonymous Nobody… album has just been given its own video. Featuring some triumphant horns and laced with Gina Loring’s poetry, Royalty Capes was a cracking opener to the album, which provided a welcome return for the Long Island rap outfit. The video was made by Alternate Ending and the album is available to buy here.

Beautiful sounds on the new EP from vocalist Fiona Jane, as she teams up with producer LRD, for The Exit. The two met on Brapp, where LRD has been making a lot of noise for the past couple of years.
As with a lot of other artists on the network, they decided to collaborate beyond the app itself and the result is five perfectly crafted songs, all drenched in emotion. Read the rest of this entry »