A strong introduction here from Robert, with the arrival of his debut release, Porridge. The title track offers up an honest insight into prison life and the emotions that come with it, while Rag’N’Bone Man’s vocal support lends the track an even more impassioned edge. The remix is fortified even further thanks to features from Dirty Dike and Skinnyman. Then on the B-side we have Kelly Had a Seizure, which brings in the otherworldly presence of Kool Keith. Both tracks are produced by Sonnyjim and The Purist. Not bad for a debut. The blurb mentions an album too, Orange is the New Black, so I’m intrigued to hear what that has in store. You can hear the full set of tracks below, with physicals and downloads available via Bandcamp.Continue reading “Robert: Porridge (Stream)”
Yet another enjoyable and entertaining video from Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon, as they get physical in Workinout. The video was made by Si Haze and features a cameo from the man formerly known as Sleaze, now a real-life fitness instructor. The track is taken from the duo’s latest EP, The Tonic 2.
I like to think I have my finger relatively on the pulse when it comes to UK rap, but a few releases somehow pass me by, like this new LP from SonnyJim & Sleaze. This is the follow up to their 2011 Work in Mnemonics EP. Sleaze is sadly residing at Her Majesty’s pleasure at the moment, but Sonny had made a promise that this project would see the light of day and he stuck to his word. Continue reading “Sleaze & SonnyJim: Paranoid City”
At the start of the month the EatGood boys dropped this new compilation, featuring 13 tracks from all your favourite EG MCs and producers. Including exclusive joints from the likes of Booda French, Kosyne, Redbeard and of course head honcho SonnyJim, this is a good reminder of what made EG one of the strongest labels in the UK. Available to download now at name your price over at Bandcamp.
GV Clik representative Gramma K dropped a mixtape at the end of last year, which somehow slipped under my radar. Continue reading “Gramma K “Illerstration” Mixtape”
How did the collaboration between you two come about?
Sonny – I heard him somewhere, found out he had worked with someone I knew; so I got his math, hit him up, did the title track that turned into the ep and here we are now.
Sleaze, you’ve said before how some people have an issue with your accent when you rhyme. Are you seeing that negativity reduce as your following gets stronger?
I think the same percentage of people have an issue with my slang and accent as ever, it’s just I’ve got a few more fans now. Continue reading “SONNYJIM & SLEAZE INTERVIEW”