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If you weren’t already hyped about the debut album from CMPND, then I reckon this latest single will change your mind. E.W.A dropped today and sees the trio going all out over a suitably grimy beat from in-house producer, Wundrop. The levels are raised once again by the accompanying video, thanks to another visually arresting saga from This & That Media. Eagle Court is due for release on 11 October on High Focus.

It’s a great day to be a rap fan as we round the week off with the full release of the latest album from Verb T and Pitch 92. Continuing with the successes of their earlier effort, Good Evening, the High Focus duo have upped the levels once more with an album that finds both Verbs and Pitch on top form.

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As the release date for the new Verb T and Pitch 92 album draws ever closer, High Focus yesterday unveiled their latest video, featuring a lot of undead co-stars. The album, A Question Of Time, is due for release on 30 August. The video for Tragedy & Comedy was made by Storyboard Visuals.

It’s a good day for hip hop, as Ronnie Bosh’s debut solo LP is finally released. Having been a major contributor to the scene for a long time, thanks to his Contact Play affiliation and the numerous features it spawned, Bosh has built up a solid fanbase who have all been crying out for a full-length project. All People Expect is the perfect answer to those cries, with Bosh’s baritone flows perfectly lacing Dike’s production; the result of years of collaborations between the two of them, including on the Dike-produced My Business by Rag’N’Bone Man. Read the rest of this entry »

Following on from a triumphant set at the High Focus Block Party on Saturday, CMPND bless us with a brand new video as they continue to build the hype for their debut LP. Paraphrase is the third track to emerge since the crew announced their signing to HF and sees the trio reuniting with long-term friend and collaborator, Verbz. The track is produced by Wundrop and the video was made by This & That Media.

Check the latest video to be taken from Fliptrix’s most recent album, as the HF don unites with Mud Fam legend, Skinnyman, for Thriller. The track is produced by Joe Corfield and the video was made by Aboveground. INEXHALE is out now on High Focus.

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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