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If you read my recent interview with Verb T, you will know that the Four Owls MC has another album on the way with Pitch 92, following on from their superb 2017 release, Good Evening. On Cold Case the duo draft in the amply talented, TrueMendous and in the process have created a very strong start to the new LP. Question Of Time is due for release at the end of August on High Focus.

New release from Onoe Caponoe, as the High Focus MC lets rip over a tasty dub from Terror Danjah and Sir Spyro. Onoe’s latest album, Surf Or Die, is out now.

As has now become tradition, this month sees the return of the annual High Focus Summer Block Party at, Lakota, the legendary Bristol venue. The label have made big waves in the city over the last few years, thanks to a string of huge parties and this year looks set to continue in similar fashion. Read the rest of this entry »


I remember first hearing Verb T rap when his track Showbitchness was included on a Low Life Records compilation, back in 2003. Since then he has been a constant in my relationship with UK hip hop, thanks to his association with High Focus, most notably as part of The Four Owls, as well as a string of projects with the likes of Pitch 92 and Illinformed. I spoke with him recently about a number of things including maintaining his longevity, setting up his own label and his ongoing struggles with Crohn’s Disease.

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Heroin is the latest single to be lifted from the recent Confessions of a Crud Lord album, which Datkid and Leaf Dog released to much acclaim last month. It’s more of that gritty realism which Datty does so well. The video was one that Datkid shot on his visit to New York earlier in the year and it is directed by regular HF contributor, Craig Capone. Confessions of a Crud Lord is out now on all the usual platforms.

Yesterday CMPND served up another taster from their forthcoming full-length project, as they continue to build on the much warranted hype. As usual it’s Wundrop on the beat and vocals, as well as more exemplary mic work from Vitamin G and Kemastry. The video was made by This & That Media. You can stream Flight 370 on all the usual platforms.

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.

Overly Fresh is the latest single from Pitch 92’s much lauded 3rd Culture album. This time round he is joined by High Focus label head, Fliptrix, as well as some additional production from Beat Butcha. The video was made by Rakugaki. 3rd Culture is out now on all the usual formats.

Friday saw the release of what will no doubt be one of the rawest albums of 2019, courtesy of Datkid and Leaf Dog, along with the next video from the project, Cook Book. The video was made by This & That Media. Confessions of a Crudlord is available now on High Focus and you can stream it in full below. Read the rest of this entry »

As we get dangerously close to the release date for the new album from Datkid and Leaf Dog, yesterday saw the next single given life. Following on from the Conway laced, Eyes, this time we see Datty and Leaf bringing in Roc Marciano for the suitably gritty Scheme On. The video was made by Chris Lucas. Pre-orders for Confessions Of A Crud Lord are available now, with the release date set for 17 May on High Focus.