Let’s stick with UK legends for a second, as we turn to the latest release from one time Universal Soldier, Ric Branson (FKA Ricochet). This EP is the follow up to Consortium Dreams Pt. 1, which was only released at the start of this month. The second instalment features production from a number of notable names, including Sonnyjim, Karnate and Branson’s original producer of choice, A.H.Fly. Plus there are cuts from Evil Ed and Juice, who also contributes some production for the EP. You can listen to the full thing below and you can find downloads for all Branson’s recent releases on Bandcamp.
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Another incredible album is released into the world today, as Juga-Naut and Giallo Point drop the rightly anticipated, Back To The Grill Again. Both artists have steadily climbed the ranks of recognition over the past few years and are now viewed by many as two of best in the UK. The argument for that recognition is very strong on this new album, with Jugz’s lyrical prowess seemingly more attuned than ever and Giallo providing the perfect accompaniment for him with each beat. It’s definitely one to satisfy the older generation, as you can guess from the opening lines of the blurb – “This album is best listened to on MiniDisc in Nottingham, wearing Air Max Uptempo’s while going to watch Space Jam the day it dropped at the Odeon 1997” – but I can see it easily enticing fresher faced fans too, thanks to the production values and the often luxurious lyrical content. Fine list of features too, with Milano Constantine, Scorzayzee, SmooVth, Napoleon Da Legend, Vandal Savage, and SonnyJim all on the assist. There are various physical and merch deals available over on Bandcamp and you can hear the album in full below. Continue reading “Juga-Naut & Giallo Point: Back To The Grill Again (Stream)”
Two for one on the latest video from Vic Spencer and Sonnyjim. Record Row and General Consensus are both taken from the duo’s sophomore colaboration, Spencer or Higher 2, which was released at the start of the year.
As reported the other day, Zilla Rocca returned to the fore last week with a new project and I am pleased to report that it is a worthy addition to his already exceedingly robust repertoire. He is a true student of the culture and 96 Mentality embodies everything that comes with that title. Continue reading “Zilla Rocca: 96 Mentality (Stream)”
A very welcome return to the booth from Booda French, as he releases his new single featuring some typically luxurious production from EatGood head honcho, SonnyJim. You can stream Vintage Berbatov below.
Verses Bang recently announced that he is one of the first artists to be signed to the newly formed Wordplay Records label, alongside his TrollGang associates, Skrabl and Oozhe. Hanger In My Coffin is the latest track to be lifted from last year’s Dressed To Kill… Myself and features the forever dope tones of SonnyJim, with Oozhe on the beat. Keep an ear out for a lot more music coming from the TG boys real soon.
Pleased to see the arrival of Juga-Naut’s latest solo album, Bon Vivant. It rounds off another strong year for the Nottingham artist, following on from a string of solid collaborations, including his Purple Door project with SonnyJim, as well as his own Found Objects release back in February. Bon Vivant sees Jugz summoning the collective strength of a number of UK luminaries to assist with the project, including Joe Buhdha, Micall Parknsun and his fellow VVV brothers, Cappo and Vandal Savage. You can stream the album below and there are physicals/merch available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Juga-Naut: Bon Vivant (Stream)”
Brum and MCR unite on the new track from EatGood head honcho, SonnyJim and LEVELZ favourite, Sparkz. The two MCs share the same star sign, which gave rise to the name of the track, with the duo going verse for verse over a dusty looped beat from Sonny. The cuts come courtesy of Voodoo Black’s own DJ Cutterz. You can stream Virgoism below. Continue reading “SonnyJim & Sparkz ft. DJ Cutterz: Virgoism”
Pleased to see the arrival of the first video from the recently released collaboration between Juga-Naut and SonnyJim. Neutral Leathers also features fellow VVV MC and Notts resident, Vandal Savage. The video was made by Allergic Films. The Purple Door is out now on EatGood Records.
Pleased to see the arrival of the new album from Nottingham favourite, Juga-Naut. The Purple Door is produced in its entirety by SonnyJim, which in itself is a testament to Jugz’s popularity amongst fans and peers alike, as Sonny has been pretty vocal in the past about how few UK Mcs he holds in high regard. The album weighs in at 12 tracks and there are features from fellow VVV members, Vandal Savage and Cappo. You can stream the album below and physicals are available via EatGood Records. Continue reading “Juga-Naut x SonnyJim: The Purple Door (Stream)”