A beast of a posse cut here, masterminded by Bristol-based producer, Sam Krats. For the aptly titled, Culture, Krats has brought together legends from across the Atlantic, thanks to a selection of homegrown talent and a guest spot from Juice Crew veteran, Craig G. Raps from this side of the water are provided by MysDiggi, Gee Bag, Ramson Badbonez and Phoenix Da Icefire, as well as some technical assistance from Jazz T. The vinyl edition also features a heavy remix courtesy of Da Beatminerz. You can find more info on that via Revorg Records.
I somehow let this one slip through the gaps last month, but better late than never and it definitely hasn’t lost any of its appeal in the interim. Wish Master continues to position himself as one of the most prolific and consistent MCs of his generation, with another strong collaboration, this time alongside the equally prolific, Illinformed. Coldharbour Tales is a distinctly Bristolian album, from the title itself to the guest stars that Wish and Illinformed have enlisted for the event. Features from the likes of Axel Holy, Upfront, Datkid, Eric the Red and Flying Monk, keep the Bristol flag flying, as well as appearances from Verb T and Gee Bag, which push beyond the city walls. You can experience a taste of the album for yourself below, then head to Bandcamp for all your digital and physical needs.Continue reading “Wish Master x Illinformed: Coldharbour Tales (Stream)”
Fresh out today is the latest release from UK production duo, Ill Move Sporadic, as they return from their hiatus with a follow-up to their 2013 Drug Corpse album. This time round Ben81 and One Boss have enlisted the help of more UK rap talent, including Ash the Author, Gee Bag, Strange Neighbour, Tenchoo and a welcome return from their old friend and collaborator, Joey Menza. Production-wise, you might already know the M.O. – hard, gritty sample-driven beats with basslines the register on the Richter Scale. It’s a fantastic follow-up and also a solid album in its own right, from two producers who have established and consistently nailed a trademark sound. Drug Corpse II can be heard in full below and there are downloads on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Ill Move Sporadic: Drug Corpse II (Stream)”
Another video has emerged from the Heavy Baggage EP, as Gee Bag flexes his lyrical prowess over a nice jazzy beat from Downstroke. The EP is available now on Revorg Records.
Heavy Baggage is the latest release from Revorg Records and it comes as the result of a collaboration from two of the label’s own Gatecrasherz crew, Downstroke and Gee Bag. Weighing in at four tracks, plus their respective instrumentals, the EP is available on digital, CD and vinyl over on the Revorg Bandcamp page. You can also stream it in full below. Continue reading “Gee Bag & Downstroke: Heavy Baggage EP (Stream)”
New music from producer, Sam Krats, as he draws on talent from both sides of the Atlantic for his latest release. Featuring Gatecrasherz own, Gee Bag and Queens mic veteran, Neek the Exotic, Put Me On is a paradigm of that classic rap sound. The video was made by Dfacer. Downloads of the single are available now over on Bandcamp.
A welcome return for one of the best loved voices in UK hip hop, as MysDiggi blesses us with the third instalment from his Tip Of Da Mysberg series. Considering Part 2 was given life way back in 2006, this latest chapter is long overdue but it’s not as if the artist FKA Mystro has been resting on his laurels in the interim. There have been ad campaigns for Sainsbury’s, Subway and Mozilla, as well as an EP and an album, plus numerous tours and live performances with the likes of Pete Tong and Smokey Joe & The Kid. That brings us to now and this new release, which should serve as a reminder of just how gifted the man is on the mic. Only three features – Ash the Author, Gee Bag and Miss Baby Sol – leaving the majority of the main stage clear for Mys to work his magic. Production comes from a few notable people, including Twisted Roots, DNA, Logan and K3ith Price. The whole thing is available to stream below and you can grab a download over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “MysDiggi: Tip Of Da Mysberg 3 (Stream)”
Nice track from Gee Bag as he teams up with Illinformed on Dog House. The track also features London vocalist, Doug Sure and the video was made by Parallel Media. Downloads are available via In The Balance Records.
More dope from Tha 4orce and Gee Bag as they reunite for B.A.G. This is their second collaboration from Tha 4orce’s astounding Setting Standards album, which features some of the best names on the UK rap scene at the moment. The video was made by regular collaborators Global Faction. Downloads available via Bandcamp.
In The Balance Records are quickly building up a solid roster of artists, as their latest release further proves. Bristol-based producer, Sam Krats, enlists heavyweight rhymers from both sides of the Atlantic for his new joint, with EOW champ Gee Bag uniting with Artifacts veteran, El Da Sensei on Annihilate. No word on what’s next for Krats, but hopefully we will get a full project from him at some point. The track is available on free download over on Bandcamp.