Almost full gang in the latest video from Blah Records, as Children of the Damned release their first new music in two years. OFFIE is the first of two new tracks, which are also getting a limited 7″ vinyl release. The track features, in order, Lee Scott, Milkavelli, Barebase, Bill Shakes, King Grubb, Sly Moon and Salar, on top of some murky production from Wholesome Fun and Lee. It’s a great track, made all the more better thanks to a full verse from Barebase, which is pretty much a guaranteed improvement in any area of life. The video was made by Siim Parisoo and Lee. More info about the vinyl is available over at the Blah site.
Echoes of their 2014 Uvavu project on this new track from Bill Shakes, King Grubb and Lee Scott, as they reunite for theysay. But instead of Reklews on production, this time round the beat is provided by Kiyani. No word on whether this track is part of something larger, so for now just enjoy the loosie.
Lee Scott and Reklews are gearing themselves up to hit us with a new Hock Tu Down album and today saw the release of the first video. Paying homage to the classic end of 90’s freestyle from Eminem and Big Proof, Lee is joined by fellow Blah OG, Bill Shakes as the pair trade verses over a suitably rugged Reklews beat. The video was made by AboveGround. The album is due for release on 26 October.
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.
Continue reading “Cult of the Damned: Civilised Tour 2018”
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. Continue reading “B-Movie Millionaires: Attack Of The 50,000ft SWEG LAWDS from Outerspace”
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. Continue reading “Lee Scott: Interview Pt. 1”
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. Continue reading “Cult of the Damned”