Exclusive – Skrabl: Lion of the Zodiac

Starting off the week on a high note, as I bring you an exclusive new joint from TrollGang representative, Skrabl. Lion of the Zodiac sees the Wordplay Records artist teaming up with his old friend and fellow TG member, Oozhe, with the duo delivering a piano laced, lyrical bonanza, perfectly highlighting Skrabl’s style of vocal architecture. You can hear Lion of the Zodiac below, with streams available on all the other usual platforms.

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Skrabl: Wood for the Trees (Stream)

The release of Skrabl’s latest album, Wood for the Trees, is a notable occasion on two counts. Firstly it’s the debut release for the newly formed Wordplay Records and secondly, the album signifies a change in Skrabl’s sound. He’s still very much the same MC in terms of skillful wordplay and dexterity, but the overall production has taken a different turn with elements of trap creeping into certain tracks, as well as a general air of new wave throughout the whole project.
Which is all fine by me because if you can do something well and it still sounds banging, then go for it. I’m all for artists exploring new avenues in terms of defying their usual, often self-imposed, artistic restrictions. The production is handled in full by fellow TrollGang representative, Oozhe, and save from a solo feature from final TG member, Verses Bang, the rest of the album allows Skrabl to take centre stage and flourish. Wood for the Trees is available to stream below and you can cop physicals/downloads over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Skrabl: Wood for the Trees (Stream)”

Skrabl: Double XP

Troll Gang representative, Skrabl, has been hidden away in the lab working on his new album. He has apparently been working so hard, that he even has spares tracks to offer us while we wait for the main event. Double XP is produced by fellow TG member, Oozhe and if this is a cut that didn’t make the album, it’s safe to say the final project is going to be pretty special. You can stream the track below and you can get a download over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Skrabl: Double XP”

Skrabl: The Emperor’s New Garms

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Very impressive release from Skrabl, as he delivered his new album yesterday. The Emperor’s New Garms is the third album we’ve heard from him and it was always apparent he was a ferocious MC, but that ferocity has been taken up to 11 on this new LP. It is produced by Oozhe, who has been responsible for a lot of quality beats that have emerged over the last few years and his game is as point as ever on this project. Continue reading “Skrabl: The Emperor’s New Garms”

Skrabl: The Scrum (Posse Cut)

Got two posse cuts to share with you that appeared on the radar last night. The first is the latest cut from Skrabl and frequent collaborator Oozhe called The Scrum. Featuring Hozay, Jibbarish, One Oz, Dr VooDoo, Trademark Blud, Verses Bang, Ash the Author, Plain David, Twiggz and Cletus, no surprises this is a bar laden frenzy. It’s available now over at Bandcamp.

Big Toast & Sofa King ft. Greg Blackman, Gee Bag & Skrabl: Mind Wars

So this is a big track. The latest offering from the Save Yourself, Kill Them All EP, from TPS Fam’s Big Toast and London producer Sofa King. This track, Mind Wars, features a whole lot of other talent too, as the duo are joined by MCs Gee Bag and Skrabl, as well as soul vocalist Greg Blackman. Peep the video, then cop the EP over at the Revorg Bandcamp.