Archives for posts with tag: Leaf Dog

New video from Wish Master and Datkid, as they deliver an ode to their favourite South West city. Bris Life is produced by Leaf Dog and the track is lifted from 2018’s Wish Master EP, which is out now on Official Recordings. The video was made by Sektion Red.

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 »

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.

Strong debut from Planky, as he moves into the hip hop world with a forthcoming EP. Word is the first single from the project and features no less than four notable UK MCs, with Chester P, Leaf Dog, Micall Parknsun and Smellington Piff all jumping in the booth. You can stream the track below and downloads are available from AFT Raps. Read the rest of this entry »

More rugged rhymes as Leaf Dog, BVA and Illinformed hit us with another video from their most recent album, Return to Stoney Island. Reverse Forecast features some excellent animation from Chris Younes. The album is out now on RLD Records.

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.

As anticipation grows for the new Datkid album, today saw the release of the second video from the project. Eyes features Griselda heavyweight, Conway, as well as a verse from the album’s sole producer, Leaf Dog. The video was made by This & That Media. Confessions Of A Crudlord is coming soon on High Focus.

Next month on 18 April, as is now customary in Bristol, High Focus will roll into town en masse to celebrate their 9th birthday. Following on from last year’s success, once again they will takeover the SWX nightclub which is situated bang in the middle of town and will bring with them a selection of the finest artists that their ever-increasing roster has to offer.
On the bill this year we have performances from The Four Owls, Jam Baxter, Coops, Onoe Caponoe, Ed Scissor, Strange U, Ronnie Bosh and Pitch 92 as well as their latest signing Datkid, plus loads more MCs and DJs to get the place jumping. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of reaching one of these events in the past, then you will know what to expect and that what to expect is something special.
As is also customary, I have the opportunity for one of you lucky so-and-sos to win free entry for you and a faithful companion on the night itself. All you have to do to win is answer the following question:

What is the name of the forthcoming album from Datkid and Leaf Dog?

To enter, stick the answer in an email along with your full name and I will pick a winner at random on 1 April. The email address is allgingereverything@gmail.com. For the full line-up check the poster above and if you’d rather invest in some tickets instead, you can find them here.

Fresh out today comes the latest solo release from Four Owls MC, BVA. Despite keeping himself busy with The Four Owls, Brother of the Stone and his label duties at RLD, this is the first solo project we have had since his 2014 Be Very Aware LP. Peep the EP features four brand new tracks produced by Illinformed and Leaf Dog, with BVA’s pen-game and wordplay as sharp as ever. You can stream the EP below with downloads available via RLD Records. Read the rest of this entry »