Helsinki Booze Merchants: Film Poster Whips

New music from Helsinki Booze Merchants, as they announce the release of their debut album. While the name might not be familiar in this form, their individual IDs will no doubt be, as the crew is made up of Luca Brazi, Benny Diction and Mnsr Frites, who have worked as solo artists and on plenty of collaborations together over the years. This latest offering is entirely produced by Brazi, as well as two remixes from Chemo and Chuck Enzo chucked in for good measure. You can sample a couple of the tracks below, including that Enzo remix, and then get set for the full release of the album, Film Poster Whips, on 1 August. There is also a Qrates push to get a vinyl edition made, so get involved with that if you can. More info here. Continue reading “Helsinki Booze Merchants: Film Poster Whips”

Louis Cypher: Cypher Sore Eyes (Stream)

Nottingham son, Louis Cypher, returns with a great little release on the Boom Bap Professionals label. Cypher Sore Eyes features six new tracks, which include production from DJ Severe, Kastanza and Pete 1st Blood, as well as additional vocal input from Benny Diction, Sister Mary, Tony Skank, Ro Jista, Ty Healy and Liam Bailey. There is also a fair bit of live instrumentation, which sits well amongst the head-nod inducing production. Cypher Sore Eyes can be heard below and you can find downloads now over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Louis Cypher: Cypher Sore Eyes (Stream)”

Benny Diction & Able8: Oak Dreams (Stream)

Yesterday saw the return of Benny Diction and his new Oak Dreams EP. Once again teaming up with Australian producer, Able8, for what is now their third project, the duo deliver six fresh cuts which were first given life when Benny visited Able in his homeland. The Australian influence is noticeable throughout, including a feature from Perth MC, Mathas. There is also another guest spot from Benny’s fellow Scran Cartel member, MNSR Frites. You can stream Oak Dreams below, with other streaming and downloads available via Millennium Jazz Music. Continue reading “Benny Diction & Able8: Oak Dreams (Stream)”

Scran Cartel: Blue Plaque Candidates (Stream)

Having got our hunger pangs raging with a couple of leaked tracks, last Friday saw the release of the full album from Scran Cartel aka MNSR Frites and Benny Diction. As well as their own ample skills, the two MCs have also drafted in a wealth of talent to assist with the album, including features from Oliver Sudden, Tony Skank and Juga-Naut, as well as production credits from the likes of Krang, Chemo and Morriarchi. The album is available to stream in full below and downloads are available on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Scran Cartel: Blue Plaque Candidates (Stream)”

Scran Cartel: Scrantro

This week sees the arrival of the new project from MNSR Frites and Benny Diction – aka Scran Cartel. The food loving duo are hitting us with 12 tracks, including the previously highlighted Bon Appétit and this freshly baked intro, Scrantro.
It’s produced by Morriarchi, who is just one of the talented heads involved in the album, alongside the likes of Krang, Juga-Naut and Chemo. You can stream Scrantro below and you can cop a pre-order for the album over on Bandcamp. The release date is scheduled for 3 August. Continue reading “Scran Cartel: Scrantro”

Scran Cartel ft. Juga-Naut: Bon Appétit

Happy to announce the imminent arrival of the collaborative album from Benny Diction and Mnsr Frites – aka Scran Cartel. Food-based wordplay and culinary references in abundance, as this amuse-bouche demonstrates with the Cartel joining forces with fellow foodie, Juga-Naut, for Bon Appétit. Jugz also produced the track. The full album is scheduled for release at the end of the month; stay tuned for more on that coming very soon.

Ash The Author & Krang: Two Man Band

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. Continue reading “Ash The Author & Krang: Two Man Band”

Corners: Corners LP

A great debut from a great group of established MCs, who have come together to form something of a UK supergroup. Beit Nun, Benny Diction and Deeflux have all been familiar names on the scene for years and have made some classic tracks as their own entities, but Corners may be their best work yet, as the combined power of the three creates something a little bit special. Continue reading “Corners: Corners LP”