Another great project from Manchester favourite, Skittles, as he treats us to his latest album, Poor on Purpose. Thanks to his work in MCR over the years, including some stunning material as part of LEVELZ, Skittles has built up a sturdy and much-deserved following as well as props from his peers across the country. Poor on Purpose serves as am ideal snapshot of how he reached that level including his versatility on the mic, with his intricate flows effortlessly lacing a wide range of beats – including a very Manny-centric story in the form of Zeeko II. Skittles has some assistance on a few tracks, thanks to appearances from DRS, Fox, Truthos, Frisko and Think Tonk. Poor on Purpose is available to stream in full below and you can find physicals/downloads over on Bandcamp, complete with a very special vinyl presentation. Continue reading “Skittles: Poor on Purpose (Stream)”
The Manchester collective return with their latest single, accompanied by a great illustrated and animated video. The MCs on board this time round are comprised of Chunky, Fox, Skittles, Truthos, Sparkz, T-Man and Chimpo, with production being handled by Metrodome, Chunky, Bricks and Skittles. There are also downloads available via Bandcamp. The animation comes courtesy of Stemfour Visual.
The Beggars are back with a ridiculous line-up for the VIP remix of their recent banger, Toast. When the original emerged from the ether, we were treated to a lesson in blitzkrieg bars from Izzie Gibbs and Dizmack, as they smashed the Alix Perez co-produced beat to smithereens. But if you thought that was a lot, wait until you press play on this madness. Sparkz, Truthos, Physiks, Illaman, Mad Hed City, Killa P, Marger and Jumanji all jump on and in the process create an early contender for posse cut of the year. BANG.