Tomorrow sees the arrival of arguably one of the most anticipated albums of recent times, as Strange U release their debut LP on High Focus. For the past few years Kashmere & Dr Zygote have been making brilliantly weird and unique rap, building up something of a cult following in the process. The two are no strangers to the scene, thanks to years of solo work behind the mic for Kashmere and behind the boards for Zygote, but Strange U seems to have given the pair a new lease of energy, resulting in some of the best music they have ever made. Continue reading “Strange U: #LP4080”
This tasty little mix from Nottingham’s finest arrived online yesterday. Released to coincide with the Chinese New Year celebrations, Fortune Cookies features some stone cold classics from the Spaz the World days, all the way up to last year’s A Dramatic Change of Fortune LP. There are also a few exclusives on there, including a joint with YNR head honcho, Jehst.
It’s all mixed by Jazz T so the levels are high and all this is avilable for free download. You can stream the mix above and you can get your free download over at the YNR Bandcamp.
This is the latest video from the forthcoming Strange U album, which is released on High Focus next month. This particular joint features fellow UK vet, Cappo, who provides some suitably spaced out bars to accompany the left field vibes from Kashmere & Zygote. Pre-orders for #LP4080 are available here.
A fresh project from East Midlands MC Vandal Savage has arrived and it’s another banger packed treat. Featuring production from himself and guest spots from Micall Parknsun and his VVV bandmates Cappo and Juga-Naut, this is another strong release to tie up the end of the year nicely. You can stream 1000th Prestige below, with downloads available here. Continue reading “Vandal Savage: 1000th Prestige”
I first heard Konny Kon on the Microdisiacs track Time You Knew, back in 2001. In fact him and Cappo were two of the first MCs I heard rapping with regional accents, which changed a lot for me. Since then I’ve seen him survive in a scene saturated with MCs, until he found a new direction a few years ago with Children of Zeus. I spoke with him about a few things, including the early days, how Children of Zeus came to be and why the Manchester scene is so strong. Continue reading “Konny Kon: Interview”
Fresh from VVV comes Empty, which sees Juga-Naut and Cappo wiling out on a Thomas Trent Derby beat.
Today also sees the release of a new Cappo album, which is always cause to celebrate. The Notts veteran has released 14 tracks, all produced by him (with a little help from The Theorist), under the title Dramatic Change of Fortune. You can stream and download the album now over at the YNR Bandcamp.
Hyped to see new music from 7th Dan doing the rounds, especially when he’s managed to cram seven beast MCs on the track too. Featuring none other than Ray Vendetta, Flowtecs, Tesla’s Ghost, Cyrus Malachi, Cappo, Jonny Data and Cosha Don, Above Unity Device is a heavy bars party from start to finish. Hopefully this is a sign that more music from 7th Dan will be emerging soon. Watch this space.
Cappo is back with a new video, taken from his forthcoming album, Dramatic Change of Fortune. Caps produced the track himself with a little help from Theorist and its available to buy now on YNR. If you’re in the area, the Notts legend is doing an in-store at Rough Trade Nottingham next Friday. More news on the album when I get it.