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.
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)”
Strong start to Skrabl’s new LP, as he releases the first video from the project. Wood For The Trees is the title track and is produced by fellow TROLLGANG member, Oozhe. The album is due for release on 25 January, on TG’s new label home, Wordplay Records.
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”
Another great video from Skrabl’s most recent and equally great album, The Emperor’s New Garms. 26 Letters is produced by fellow Troll Gang rep, Oozhe. The album is available to download here.
On Saturday I posted about the excellent new album from Skrabl and so to keep with that theme, here is a dope new video from him too. Venom is produced by Oozhe and the video was made by Jam Jar Propaganda, who put together some great visual effects. The album is available to buy here.
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”
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.
Skrabl is due to release a new album in a few months and as a reminder of why that’s a good thing, last week he dropped this new video too. The LP, The Emperor’s New Garms, is due out in September on True Unity Records. More on that coming soon.
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.