Lunar C: The Chaos Theory Vol. 1

New music from Lunar C, as he compiles the loosies he’s been steadily feeding us over lockdown, into one solid mixtape. It also comes complete with some new joints to keep us tided over until his official album drops later this year. Regular collaborator, Mash, is on the buttons for the duration, which suits Lunar well from the sounds of it. Generating a similarly natural vibe to the one he finds with HashFinger every time they get together. His bars are as on point as ever too, resulting in a relaxed project that hits harder than some fully polished albums. There are also a couple of features from the usual suspects – Lefty and P Solja. You can hear snippets of Chaos Theory Vol. 1 below and you’ll have more news on his album when I’ve got it.

Tom Caruana: Brewing Up (Stream)

In my seemingly endless game of catch-up, I’m shining a light on the latest from Tom Caruana, which surfaced back in March. Thanks to Tom’s dedication to his craft and his flawless ear for pairing rappers and beats, you already know that any release he puts his name to is going to be praiseworthy before you even press play. Brewing Up carries on that long-standing tradition, thanks to another selection of finely crafted production gems and an impressive line-up of featured artists from across the UK. The list is long but to give you an idea of the pedigree of rappers involved, there are tracks with Melanin 9, Lunar C, Juga-Naut, MysDiggi, Scorzayzee and Skuff, to name but a few. You can get a taste of the whole project for yourself below and then head over to Bandcamp to cop a download, or one of the physical formats that are available.

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Lunar C: Shut Up

Lunar C has been steadily knocking out tracks during lockdown, all of which I’ve failed to post. I thought I should right that wrong with a few words about his latest video. Shut Up is typical Lunar fodder, somehow merging self-deprecation and bragging bars into the same track, and all delivered with that sense of humour that has made him one of the most entertaining MCs on the scene since he first started rapping. Production is handled by Mash, who along with Hashfinger, always fits Lunar’s flow like a glove. Check out the Lunar C YouTube channel to catch up with the rest of his videos.

Lunar C & HashFinger: Pink Lagoon

New music from Lunar C and Hashfinger, as they join forces to bring us Pink Lagoon. Fans of the blog will know I’m a big Lunar fan anyway, but I think this is my favourite from him so far. He definitely benefits from sticking with one producer, and his creative chemistry with Hashfinger has been on point since they first started making music together in the early Bradford days. The whole album is a treat on the ears, but there are definite highlights, like the bars-laden Oil Painting, which features not one, not two, but three battle rap legends, as Lunar is joined by Tony D and Shotty Horroh. Lefty also drops in on a couple of tracks, and P Solja brings the grit on Death Row. No Bandcamp streams, but I’ve included the Spotify preview below. Get stuck in.

Lunar C: Wowzers

Great idea from Lunar C here, as he finds a way to make a new video in spite of the current lockdown restrictions. He had been wanting to make a video for Wowzers for a while, so he decided to collaborate with his fans and get them to send in clips of them either rapping along to the track, dancing, or just being weird. It turned out really well, as you can see for yourself above. Wowzers is produced by Hashfinger and is taken from Very Important, which is out now on all streaming platforms.

Lunar C: Desperado

A second drop this week from Lunar C, as he hits us with the next video from his most recent album. Desperado is brimming over with the same punchlines and braggadocios lyrics that have earned Lunar his tight following (“I’m not messing, Bradford repping/Where a 12 year-old gypsy girl will smash your head in”), along with some slick production from Killmoney. The album, Very Important, is out now.

Lunar C, Lefty & Henny Hurtz: Blood Orange

A loosie from Lunar C, as he joins forces with Lefty and Henny Hurtz for Blood Orange. Apparently the track and video were recorded and shot within 24 hours, sparked by a heavy blood orange gin session. The track is produced by Ocelot. Stay tuned for my new interview with Lunar coming soon. Continue reading “Lunar C, Lefty & Henny Hurtz: Blood Orange”