Almost full gang in the latest video from Blah Records, as Children of the Damned release their first new music in two years. OFFIE is the first of two new tracks, which are also getting a limited 7″ vinyl release. The track features, in order, Lee Scott, Milkavelli, Barebase, Bill Shakes, King Grubb, Sly Moon and Salar, on top of some murky production from Wholesome Fun and Lee. It’s a great track, made all the more better thanks to a full verse from Barebase, which is pretty much a guaranteed improvement in any area of life. The video was made by Siim Parisoo and Lee. More info about the vinyl is available over at the Blah site.
Continuing with the element of surprise, today sees the release of the latest album from Lee Scott, which was recently announced unexpected. Somewhere Between Here and There is worthy of consideration for your end of year lists, with Lee on fine form both behind the mic and behind the boards. His self-produced tracks are often among the highlights of his releases and this latest project is no exception, with tracks like An Ear For Violence, lingering in your mind after they end. That particular song hears Lee recollecting two dark events from his past and is in my opinion, one of his strongest tracks to date. Features on the LP come from BeTheGun, Milkavelli, King Grubb, Obijuan and looms., plus there is production from Lee, Wholesome Fun, Dylantheinfamous, Bisk and Kiyani. You can listen to the album below and a limited edition vinyl version is available via Blah. There is also a video for the Bisk helmed, Table, which you can watch below. Continue reading “Lee Scott: Somewhere Between Here and There (Stream)”
Echoes of their 2014 Uvavu project on this new track from Bill Shakes, King Grubb and Lee Scott, as they reunite for theysay. But instead of Reklews on production, this time round the beat is provided by Kiyani. No word on whether this track is part of something larger, so for now just enjoy the loosie.
Lee Scott returns with a surprise new album, closing off another triumphant year for him and his Blah cohort. Runcorn’s mnost infamous cult leader had already blessed us with two singles from the project – Rocket Fuel and F U Save Me – the latter featuring Philly MC and producer, Sadhu Gold. Sadhu is not alone on the roster, with fellow Blah OG, King Grubb, making his presence known on two of the tracks, as well as a fine feature from Jam Baxter on Colossal Jones. Production for the most part is handled by Lee, with his Nobodies Home partners assisting him on one track and Jack Chard bringing his instrumentation skills to the mix. The album is only available via Bandcamp for the moment, with a full release on all platforms following shortly. The two singles are available to stream below. Continue reading “Lee Scott: Lou Reed 2000”
I’ve already shared a couple of tracks from the recently released debut solo album from King Grubb, but based on the strength of the entire project, I thought it only right you should experience it in its full glory.
Grubb is one of a few Blah OG artists who while maybe not as prevalent or prolific as their fellow cult members, no doubt have a dedicated fan base; a fan base who have been thirsting for a proper solo venture since the early COTD days. Luckily Droopy provides us with just that, with Grubb’s relaxed demeanour sparking seemingly effortless runs of wordplay. Continue reading “King Grubb: Droopy (Stream)”
Another great video taken from the recently released debut from King Grubb. Hot Dogs sees the Blah veteran joining forces with his long-term partner in crime, Lee Scott, as the duo unload on a Nobodies Home beat. The album, Droopy, is out now on Blah. The video was made by Vikki Digby-Johns.
Blah Records OG, King Grubb is set to release his first solo album next week, after putting in years of work with Children of the Damned and various other affiliated projects. Droopy is entirely produced by Nobodies Home with a couple of features from Lee Scott and Sniff, leaving Grubb to take a much deserved place on centre stage. Bad Samaritan is the lead single from the album and sets the tone well for what’s to follow. The video was made by Siim Parisoo. Pre-orders for Droopy are available now via Blah.
With the wave of their recent comeback video still riding high and with the imminent arrival of their Part Deux: Brick Pelican Posse Crew Gang Syndicate album, Cult of the Damned have announced a UK tour. The crew will be passing through six cities in total, over three consecutive weekends in April and May. It is going to be a full gang experience, with Lee Scott, Milkavelli, Black Josh, Stinkin Slumrok, Sniff, Salar, Sly Moon, Barebase, King Grubb, Bill Shakes, Bisk and Tony Broke on the bill, as well as a special UK appearance from Canada’s own cult associate, Danny Lover. Plus Reklews, Sam Zircon, Jazz T and Sumgii holding down the decks.
Continue reading “Cult of the Damned: Civilised Tour 2018”
There had been rumours circulating that COTD were coming back with new material and then they were confirmed with the announcement that we would get a new video today. And sure enough, I woke up to find Civilised plastered over multiple timelines.
It is definitely full gang, as Barebase, King Grubb, Salar, Bill Shakes, Lee Scott, Black Josh, Milkavelli, Stinkin Slumrok and Sniff all drop verses, with Sam Zircon and Bisk handling production. Suitably grimy aesthetic, further cementing Blah and their various off-shoots as the no fucks given older brother of some of the other UK rap labels. The excellent single take video was made by aboveGround.
Last November I did a late night phone interview with Blah Records founder, Lee Scott. For one reason or another – ranging from my own laziness to my Dropbox being hacked – it has not yet seen the light of day. Until now anyway. Presented to you in two parts, this is one of the more in-depth interviews I’ve done and sees Lee talk about his early memories of his hometown, the making of his Nice Swan album and the birth of Blah. Part 2 will follow next week. Continue reading “Lee Scott: Interview Pt. 1”