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Another surprise drop from SMB favourite, Ronnie Bosh, as he returns with a newly crafted banger in the form of You Know. Once again it’s Dirty Dike on the beat and the video was made by This & That Media. No release date for the album yet, but I’m sure it can’t be too far off.

There are a few terms that get bandied about way too often in hip hop – classic, GOAT, legend, movie etc. – but that last one is pretty apt for the latest video from Dirty Dike. The track Whoops is lifted from his recent Acrylic Snail LP and features a couple of stellar features from Jam Baxter and Rag’N’Bone Man, with the three roaming around what can only be described as a dystopian caravan park. The track is produced by Chemo and the video was made by Xiphi Films. Acrylic Snail is out now on High Focus.

Very pleased to see this drop into my various timelines this morning – a solo single from one of my favourite MCs, Ronnie Bosh. Produced by fellow SMB compadre, Dirty Dike, I am hoping this is a sign that we have a full-length solo effort on the way; something that has been notably absent from the UK scene for a while. The video was made by This & That Media.

Crabman is the latest video to be lifted from Harv Le Toad’s debut album, Chicks & Tikka Naans. The track is produced by label-mate, Mr Slipz, with guest appearances from SMB’s Dirty Dike and Sammy B-Side.

Today is also release day for the debut solo LP from Harvs Le Toad. The Yogocop MC has rounded up a strong selection of players to help make Chicks & Tikka Naans a powerful touch paper for the flames that are likely to follow in his career. Production comes from the likes of Benaddict, Mr Slipz and Saulthesame, plus there are some nice features from Dirty Dike, Benaddict, Salmon Hands and CW Jones. The album is available to stream below and you can grab physicals/downloads over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Absolute beast of a video from Dirty Dike as he celebrates the release of his latest album. Rex 01 features a whole lot of talented cats, as the Dikestar calls up Inja, Killa P and Foreign Beggars to get busy over a DnB tinted banger from Pete Cannon. It’s one of many gems to be found on Acrylic Snail, Dike’s first proper release in three years and probably my favourite album of his (I’m calling it already). You can experience the album in all its glory below and you can grab a physical over at the High Focus store. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh out today is the next single from the upcoming Dirty Dike LP, Acrylic Snail. Caustic Soda features production from Chemo, alongside a visually arresting video from This & That Media. The album is due out next month on High Focus.

Dirty Dike returns a new single, this time teaming up with your favourite cult leader, Lee Scott. The two trade verses over a differently rugged beat from Pete Cannon and the whole thing is wrapped up nicely with a slick video from AboveGround – a video which details what would probably be classed as a crazy night out for your average person, but for these two I’m pretty sure it’s the standard. You can stream/download Woah here and stay tuned for the new album, Acrylic Snail, dropping soon on High Focus.

It’s been a long time coming, but yesterday we were finally treated to the full release of the new album from UK favourite, Dabbla. Any regular visitors to my blog will know that I have been championing the album since its coming was announced some months ago. And with good reason because the whole project is a treat for the ears, packed with a standard of lyricism and production high enough to bring the devil himself to tears.
There are plenty of stellar features too from the likes of Rag’N’Bone Man, Eva Lazarus, Illaman, LDZ and Jam Baxter, but the main star is Dabbla who seems to be at his hungriest yet on Death Moves; quite a feat for an MC who has been giving his all to every release since his debut with LDZ.
You can stream the full album below and there is also a brand new video for the title track, produced by Dirty Dike, Pete Cannon and GhostTown. The video itself was made by Obese Aesthetics – the dons behind the hugely successful Psychoville video, from Dabbla’s previous album. You can grab digital/physical copies of the album over at the Potent Funk store. Read the rest of this entry »

Absolutely blinding return to the fore from Dirty Dike, as he drops his latest single, Permanent Midnight. Featuring some killer production from Chemo and an infectious hook from his old Contact Play sparring partner, Jam Baxter, the semi-autobiographical track focuses on the problematic journey of a young boy through his teenage years and beyond. The single is being released on a limited edition vinyl run, complete with a B-side featuring Lee Scott with production from Pete Cannon. More details available over at the High Focus store.