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I have never done an end of year list before, or at least nothing that has been published. But there have been so many strong releases this year, that it felt right to celebrate some of the music I’ve been enjoying over the last 12 months. This will be a list of my 50 favourite rap and hip hop releases from this year, including projects from both the UK and the US. They are in no order, other than the order I remembered them in, or came across them as I tried to jog my increasingly unreliable memory by scouring through my blog and Spotify history. I’ve included Bandcamp links where possible. The rest of the list will be published over the next few weeks.

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Not content with releasing one of the year’s best albums alongside Ded Tebiase, Ash The Author now sees in the final weeks of the decade with another excellent collaboration. Flowers is the name of his latest single and it features some very nice production from Manchester beat-maker, FTHMLSS. I think it’s also the first billy woods reference I’ve heard in UKHH. Shout out to Ash for that one. Flowers is out now on Village Live.

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It’s great to be able to share the full album from Ded Tebiase and Ash The Author with you, having had it in heavy rotation for the past couple of weeks since it found its way into my inbox. If you’re familiar with Tebiase’s 2017 Landspeed LP, then you will no doubt also be familiar with the strength of his creative partnership with Ash, thanks to their initial collab, Yeah. Read the rest of this entry »

Mr Murphy is the second single taken from the upcoming album from Ded Tebiase and Ash The Author. Mr Murphy follows on from Transmit, which I premiered on my blog recently and features some typically good assistance from UK turntable vet, Evil Ed. The album, Apex, goes on pre-order tonight at 7pm (UK time) via Village Live.

I am very pleased to bring you the premiere of the latest video from Village Live Records. Transmit is the lead single from the label’s forthcoming release, which is a collaborative effort between Ded Tebiase and Ash The Author. Tebiase is no stranger to Village Live, having released his accalaimed solo album, Landspeed, on there back in 2017. One of the many highlights of that album was the track, Yeah, featuring Ash The Author and which brings us nicely back to this new release. Read the rest of this entry »

A welcome return for one of the best loved voices in UK hip hop, as MysDiggi blesses us with the third instalment from his Tip Of Da Mysberg series. Considering Part 2 was given life way back in 2006, this latest chapter is long overdue but it’s not as if the artist FKA Mystro has been resting on his laurels in the interim. There have been ad campaigns for Sainsbury’s, Subway and Mozilla, as well as an EP and an album, plus numerous tours and live performances with the likes of Pete Tong and Smokey Joe & The Kid. That brings us to now and this new release, which should serve as a reminder of just how gifted the man is on the mic. Only three features – Ash the Author, Gee Bag and Miss Baby Sol – leaving the majority of the main stage clear for Mys to work his magic. Production comes from a few notable people, including Twisted Roots, DNA, Logan and K3ith Price. The whole thing is available to stream below and you can grab a download over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Ash the Author reunites with Opus Dice for this new joint, following on from last year’s lauded single, Train of Thought. Colour Schemes is officially released on 24 May on Cultured Sounds.

The excellent new album from Bristol beatmaker, Ded Tebiase, is out now and this is the next in a series of strong videos taken from the project. Yeah comes with a nice feature from Ash The Author and the slick looking video was made by Ringz Ov Saturn. You can buy Landspeed now over at the Village Live store now and all the proceeds will go to

The long awaited collaboration between BBP’s Ash The Author and Soulful Chemistry’s Krang, made a surprise appearance yesterday. The Two Man Band project features some really nice tracks; from the opening piano-laced Mic Check, to the Benny Diction assisted Main Course, the duo don’t seem to be able to put a foot wrong. There are more features from regular sparring partners, Gatecrasherz’s Gee Bag and Granville Sessions’ Archetype, making the whole EP an unskippable eight tracks of hip hop joy. There is already a video out, which you can see below and the EP is available to buy now from the Boom Bap Professionals Bandcamp page. Read the rest of this entry »

Big new track from Cultured Sounds representative, Ash the Author, as he hooks up with Opus Dice on Train of Thought. Nice laid back headnod flavours, finished off with some sweet vocals from Hasna. The video was made by Silver Nitrate Productions.