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With the wave of their recent comeback video still riding high and with the imminent arrival of their Part Deux: Brick Pelican Posse Crew Gang Syndicate album, Cult of the Damned have announced a UK tour. The crew will be passing through six cities in total, over three consecutive weekends in April and May. It is going to be a full gang experience, with Lee Scott, Milkavelli, Black Josh, Stinkin Slumrok, Sniff, Salar, Sly Moon, Barebase, King Grubb, Bill Shakes, Bisk and Tony Broke on the bill, as well as a special UK appearance from Canada’s own cult associate, Danny Lover. Plus Reklews, Sam Zircon, Jazz T and Sumgii holding down the decks.

The dates are as follows:

27th April: Leeds @ HiFi Club

28th April: Manchester @ Aatma

4th May: Exeter @ Move

5th May: Bristol @ The Island

11th May: Brighton @ Rialto Theatre

12th May: London @ Five Miles

All the venues are relatively small so as to provide that intimate cult experience, but it also means that tickets will go fast, so I would advise getting your hands on some now, so you can avoid the humiliation of not reaching what is likely to be a legendary night of rap and debauchery. Tickets are available now via the Blah site, where you can also secure your pre-order for the COTD album.


There had been rumours circulating that COTD were coming back with new material and then they were confirmed with the announcement that we would get a new video today. And sure enough, I woke up to find Civilised plastered over multiple timelines.
It is definitely full gang, as Barebase, King Grubb, Salar, Bill Shakes, Lee Scott, Black Josh, Milkavelli, Stinkin Slumrok and Sniff all drop verses, with Sam Zircon and Bisk handling production. Suitably grimy aesthetic, further cementing Blah and their various off-shoots as the no fucks given older brother of some of the other UK rap labels. The excellent single take video was made by aboveGround.

Blah have released another video from the new Lee Scott & Black Josh project. This time it’s for SW£G LEVEL 9000, which also features a welcome appearance from Blackburn’s finest, Bill Shakes. The video was actually made three years ago, in the same kitchen where the album was born. Attack of the 50,000 ft SWEG LAWDS from Outer Space is released on all formats tomorrow.


When they first arrived in our lives, the B-Movie Millionaires brought with them a rough and rugged jewel of an EP, that had been created in a kitchen in one night. Now they are back with a another project and they are older, arguably wiser, but guess what? The new album was still made in a kitchen in just one sitting. But don’t take that to mean that this any sort of slapdash, half arsed rap record, laa. This is Lee Scott and Black Josh at their most entertaining, backed up with some great production from Swamp Harbour’s resident producer, Sam Zircon aka Goosewater. Read the rest of this entry »


Last November I did a late night phone interview with Blah Records founder, Lee Scott. For one reason or another – ranging from my own laziness to my Dropbox being hacked – it has not yet seen the light of day. Until now anyway. Presented to you in two parts, this is one of the more in-depth interviews I’ve done and sees Lee talk about his early memories of his hometown, the making of his Nice Swan album and the birth of Blah. Part 2 will follow next week. Read the rest of this entry »


I had to write ‘everyone’ cos I literally cannot fit all the MCs names into the title. 20 rappers, eight bars a piece. Safe to say this is a monumental track from Leaf Dog, as he continues to build on the intrigue for his forthcoming album, Dyslexic Disciple. Phi Life Cypher, Smellington Piff, BVA, Cracker Jon, Jehst, Jack Jetson, Dirty Dike, Verb T, Sonnyjim, Mysdiggi, Klashnekoff, Fliptrix, Bill Shakes, Eric The Red, King Kashmere, Remus, Task Force and DJ Sammy B-Side providing the cuts. Pre-orders for the album are available here.


I don’t know why I haven’t posted this yet because it is one of the best things I’ve heard in ages. I’m a big fan of big posse cuts and this is big. Read the rest of this entry »


This is the latest video to be taken from the excellent new album from Sleaze & Reklews. Read the rest of this entry »