Two new projects from Blah Records today, starting off with the latest release from Bang On. For Defo Not Normal, the Liverpool MC has joined forces with fellow Blah OG, Reklews, with the pair delivering an EP that is built within the framework of hip hop, before straying off into experimental territories. I’m a big fan of so-called alternative rap and this is a fine example of why. Defo Not Normal is available to stream below and you can find downloads over on Bandcamp. The cover art was made by Matt Littler. Continue reading “Bang On! x Reklews: Defo Not Normal (Stream)”
Last week saw the release of the latest album from Black Josh. Yung Sweg Lawd is arguably his strongest work to date, with the Manchester MC exploring a wide range of production styles, while managing to sound at home on all of them. The production is handled by a host of talent, including fellow LEVELZ members Biome and Metrodome, as well as the likes of Jack Danz, Reklews, dylantheinfamous, Sly Moon and Pitch 92. There are also a bunch of strong features, including Milkavelli, Truthos Mufasa, Lee Scott, ELIZA and Sniff. The album is available to stream below and you can also watch the latest video from the project for the Skepta produced banger, Ciggaweed. Downloads are available via Blah. Continue reading “Black Josh: Ciggaweed + Album Stream”
Another day, another visual smash from the recent Hock Tu Down album. The video features Lee rocking what I would describe as questionable attire, while navigating his way across some unforgiving terrain under the watchful eye of a giant white rabbit. Standard. Hock Tu 3 is out now on Blah Records.
Mad claymation video from the Blah camp, as Lee Scott and Reklews bless us with another one from their recent Hock Tu Down reunion album. Hock Tu 3 is available to buy now on all formats.
In a great end to a shit week, today sees the release of the new album from Hock Tu Down – aka Lee Scott and Reklews. The Blah OGs originally formed the duo back in 2009, when they released their Prozium Peddlin album, followed the year after by Something Strange. Both those projects proved popular and with good reason, as the duo’s brand of self-proclaimed paranoid druggy rap came with a chemistry that just made the music enjoyable – as with pretty much everything Blah puts out. Continue reading “Hock Tu Down: Hock Tu 3 (Stream)”
Fanks is the next video to emerge from the imminent new Hock Tu Down album, as Lee Scott and Reklews reinvigorate the partnership that gave us two strong releases back in 2009-2010. Hock Tu 3 is due for release on Friday on Blah Records. The video was made by Lyza Jane and Siim Parisoo.
Lee Scott and Reklews are gearing themselves up to hit us with a new Hock Tu Down album and today saw the release of the first video. Paying homage to the classic end of 90’s freestyle from Eminem and Big Proof, Lee is joined by fellow Blah OG, Bill Shakes as the pair trade verses over a suitably rugged Reklews beat. The video was made by AboveGround. The album is due for release on 26 October.
Black Josh recently released the next single from his upcoming Yung Sweg Lawd project. Once again he’s got Reklews on the beat, resulting in the nice laid-back flavours of 2 Fone Shawty. The video was made by Ellis Meade.
Blah stays smashing them out, as Black Josh returns with the title track from his imminent Young Sweg Lawd album. The track is produced by Blah OG producer, Reklews, who brings in the rough and rugged drums for Josh to lace. Yung Sweg Lawd is coming soon to Blah Records.
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.
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