Big tune from the Foreign Beggars family as they celebrate their 2 2 Karma Deluxe release. Standard features a killer verse from Rag’N’Bone Man – “I grew up on Task Force, Skinnyman, Rodney and Roots Manuva/Flew all the way to NY last week and heard man bump Dead Players in an Uber” – as well as some tight production from the always on point, Bangzy. The 2 2 Karma Deluxe edition is out now via Par Excellence and features this new track, as well as a selection of remixes.
The homie Nonames has knocked up a blistering mix of UK rap as a sort of showcase for the thriving scene we have in this country right now. It features a whole bunch of talented cats, including Lunar C, Henry Wu, Kojey Radical, Lee Scott, Savvy, Dream Mclean and of course Foreign Beggars. You might even find a couple of cheeky exclusives in there too. You can stream the mix and find the tracklist below. Continue reading “DJ Nonames: State of the UK (Mix)”
The Beggars are back with a ridiculous line-up for the VIP remix of their recent banger, Toast. When the original emerged from the ether, we were treated to a lesson in blitzkrieg bars from Izzie Gibbs and Dizmack, as they smashed the Alix Perez co-produced beat to smithereens. But if you thought that was a lot, wait until you press play on this madness. Sparkz, Truthos, Physiks, Illaman, Mad Hed City, Killa P, Marger and Jumanji all jump on and in the process create an early contender for posse cut of the year. BANG.
Mad track here from UZ and Stooki Sound, as they draft in the ample talents of Orifice Vulgatron and Onoe Caponoe for Bang. The track is just one of the gems to be found on UZ’s Layers LP, which was released earlier in the year on Quality Goods Records.
Visually arresting scenes in the latest video from Foreign Beggars. Bosh is the second track to be taken from their long awaited, upcoming album and features a nice hook from Marcello Spooks, as well as co-production from Bangzy. The video was made by Xiphi Films.
Fresh from the finest purveyors of that hybrid rap shit, comes a special new track and video. Problem Child have called on the mighty Foreign Beggars for What You Want?, with Orifice Vulgatron bringing his inimitable flow to Sumgii’s dirty production. Not only that, but the video features none other than comedian and rap fan, Romesh Ranganathan. The video was made by Slim Yearwood and the track is available to buy now over on the Potent Funk Bandcamp page.
One of the UK’s best loved crews recently announced the imminent release of new music and the scene rejoiced. Yesterday we got our first taste, as Complex premiered the brand new single from Foreign Beggars. Continue reading “Foreign Beggars ft. Alix Perez, Izzie Gibbs & Dizmack: Toast”
Big tune from Dabbla, as he celebrates the release of his new Chapsville project with DJ Frosty. Arcane is produced by Elliot Yorke aka Metropolis from Foreign Beggars. Chapsville is available to buy here.
Dr Syntax should be a name known to anyone who has followed UK rap at any point during the last 10 years. Since his early days working with the likes of Foreign Beggars, to his more recent success as front man of The Mouse Outfit and his work with Pete Cannon, Syntax has built up a worthy following of fans. I recently had the chance to chat with him before The Mouse Outfit show in Bristol last month. We spoke about how he came to work with Mouse Outfit, where hip hop could be headed and his future plans with Pete Cannon. Continue reading “Dr Syntax: Interview”
For the past few years Illaman has been making waves in UK hip hop and beyond, largely thanks to his hype fuelled live shows and his involvement with Problem Child, alongside Dubbledge, Dabbla and Sumgii. I got the chance to speak with him at the UK Beatbox Championships last month and we chatted about his journey from metal to rap, his most memorable moments and the plans for his solo album, among many other things. Continue reading “Illaman: Interview”