A very welcome and much needed return by Babylon Dead, as they bless us with the first single from their long-awaited second album. It’s been three years since Jman and Illinformed burst onto the scene with their refreshing brand of ragga-hip hop, tearing up stages and people’s preconceptions in the process. Now they’re back with Book of the Dead, an ambitious project which also features an accompanying graphic novel, courtesy of Greg Blackman. The first single, Nineteen84, saw its release today so go and absorb that, then get over to Bandcamp to secure your pre-order. Trust me, this is an essential one. The video for Nineteen84 was made by Rogue Ethic. The album is due for release on 4 September on RLD Records.
Still playing catch up after the festive season, today I’ve got more new music to kick off your week with, starting with the latest EP from UK rap legend, Mongo. The Mud Fam OG has returned to the fore with a five track EP, which takes on a more emotional tone than some of his older fans may be expecting (the clue’s in the title). He didn’t come alone either, as The Feels sees Mongo drafting in some notable homegrown names to assist him. Greg Blackman makes two appearances, lending his weighty vocals to Thankful and 2GD4EM, while the EP is closed off with a little help from Sniff and CW Jones on the previously released single, Cemetery Road. The production comes from Jonny Capicola, LRD, SIM and Formz. You can stream The Feels below, with downloads available via Shadow Player Records. Continue reading “Mongo: The Feels EP (Stream)”
Powerful messages on the new single from UK singer/songwriter Greg Blackman. Never Trust Another Man Again is the next track in Greg’s #GBRevived series, which will see him release 10 new songs, across 10 months. This time round production is handled by the ever capable Sofa King. The video was made by Escape Route Media. You can download Never Trust Another Man Again over at Bandcamp.
Greg Blackman continues his new GB Revived project with the second single, The Name Escapes Me. This track also features some nice bars from LyricL and is available to stream below. Production comes from Nathan Wacey. Stay tuned for the third instalment coming next month. Continue reading “Greg Blackman ft. LyricL: The Name Escapes Me”
A little while back, Greg Blackman announced an imminent new project – GB Revived – that would see him release 10 brand new songs over the next 10 months. Well the first single made the light of day at the end of last month and it if this is how Greg means to continue, we’re in for a good time. Continue reading “Greg Blackman: Real”
A couple of weeks ago I posted an interview with Greg Blackman, in which he spoke about many things including his time working with DJ Vadim. Let’s just say it wasn’t a very friendly account, but it was something Greg felt he needed to share as he said he had remained silent for too long.
Not long after the interview was published I received a lengthy email from Vadim, in which he explained how upset he was by what had been said, as well as countering Greg’s claims with his own version of events. I also got a request from the record label asking for the interview to be removed. Continue reading “DJ Vadim: His Response”
Greg Blackman has been an established vocalist on the UK independent music scene for years and thanks to a number of solid releases and collaborations, he has quite rightly built up a very loyal fan base. He’s also a really nice guy, which isn’t as common as you think these days. I had a long chat with him about his art, his views on the music scenes he’s a part of and what it was like working with DJ Vadim. The result is eye-opening. Enjoy. Continue reading “Greg Blackman: Interview”
So this is a big track. The latest offering from the Save Yourself, Kill Them All EP, from TPS Fam’s Big Toast and London producer Sofa King. This track, Mind Wars, features a whole lot of other talent too, as the duo are joined by MCs Gee Bag and Skrabl, as well as soul vocalist Greg Blackman. Peep the video, then cop the EP over at the Revorg Bandcamp.
This is the first video from an interesting new release on EatGood Records. The collaboration between Percy Filth and Greg Blackman has been brewing for a while, so its good to see that it was worth the wait. Featuring appearances from SonnyJim, Ty, Mystro, Kosyne and Jack Jones (Soundsci), alongside a blend of soulful vocals and new wave hip hop beats, this is set to be one of the most adventurous projects of the year. The whole EP is out now and you can get yours over at Bandcamp.