Archives for posts with tag: UK Hip Hop

Dabbla continues his new music assault with his latest offering, Vines, which comes complete with a very slick CGI video. The film sees the LDZ MC making his way through Death Valley (for real, not CGI) before witnessing a spaceship crash landing and its inhabitant – a tiny robot being – making its entrance. The video was made by Pose Works and the track is produced by Don Piper. It is the next track to be taken from Dabbla’s second solo LP, Death Moves, which is due out later in the year on Potent Funk. Vines is available for free download now.

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Another solid release from SonnyJim as he makes yet more US connections, this time with the ever-prolific Camoflauge Monk. Money Green Leather Sofa is available to stream below and downloads can be copped via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Intriguing project from High Focus, as Coops’ favourite, Talos, releases his debut solo EP. I say intriguing because if this first taste is anything to go by, it signals a shift away from the reliable hip hop parameters that have rightfully earned HF their legions of fans. This is a heavily jazz influenced track, made even more apparent by the appearance of Nubya Garcia, the London-based jazz saxophonist and composer. Great start to the EP and it’s definitely piqued my interest for the rest of the project. You can stream/download the Lowlight EP at all the usual spots.

Bit of a special release here, as Farma G – aka Farma Beats – unites with his son, Remus, for Est. 92. Having Task Force blood in your veins from the off was pretty much a guarantee that you were going to be a killer on the mic and that is exactly how Remus developed over the years. He’s shelled down appearances on SBTV, as well as highly notable guest features for the likes of Ocean Wisdom. Now he enters that rare breed of inter-generational collaboration and the result is pretty special. Five tracks with vocals by both Farma & Son, as well as full production from Farma throughout. A pleasure to see this happen and an additional pleasure to hear it work so well. You can stream the EP below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Great joint from the AFT Raps family as Billy Whizz drops the first single from his upcoming EP. A Song For Noname sees the 3HB producer connecting with fellow Bristol-based rap machine and Don’t Flop On-Beat champ, Press1. The track was the result of an out of the blue phone call from one of Press’s old friends and is a comment on the taboos young men fight against when it comes to talking about their feelings. The video was made by This & That Media. The Always Finding Trouble EP will be out soon on AFT Raps.

Never content with being run of the mill, the latest offering from Blah sees Nobodies Home, Lee Scott and Sniff branching out into new creative areas.
Friday saw the arrival of the trio’s new project, ADHD Concerto 77 and to accompany the release they also put out this 10 minute film/extended music video, which covers the first ‘side’. The music itself is another left-field gem in Blah’s crown, with that style of wavy, monotone rap in full effect. The full project is available to stream below and you can cop a limited edition vinyl over at the Blah store. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Friday, the sun is shining, Trump is getting the British welcome he deserves and we can finally indulge ourselves in the debut album from Children of Zeus. It has been a very long time coming and any regular visitors to my blog will know the work that the Manchester duo have put in over the years to get to this point. Weighing in at 13 tracks, Travel Light is everything I was anticipating. The MCR family vibe is as strong as ever, with guest spots from LayFullStop, [KSR], Metrodome and DRS, plus further production credits from Juga-Naut, Sebb Bash and Beat Butcha. Their trademark hip hop-soul sound is the most prevalent on the album, but there are elements of reggae and jazz at work too, making Travel Light a highly ambitious album, but one that works incredibly well. You can stream it in full below, with downloads and physicals available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

In case you hadn’t heard me banging on about it, Children of Zeus release their debut album on Friday after much anticipation from their ever-expanding band of followers and fans. To get us in the mood, this morning saw the release of the latest video from the Manchester duo. All On You features Konny’s old sparring partner, DRS, alongside one of MCR’s many rising stars, [ K S R ]. The video was made by Tarnish Vision. Travel Light is available to pre-order via Bandcamp.

Nice mellow joint from the recently released Astro Travelling E​P, from Jordan Nathaniel and Wish. The video was made by This & That Media and the EP is available now via Bandcamp.

Redundant Ramblings is the new(ish) collaboration between Spitfire and Badhabitz. The duo began work on the project around four years ago, but due to that familiar habit of life getting in the way, it was placed on hold. Until last week where we finally got to see it given life. Confident rhymes and strong production combine nicely to give us seven tracks that definitely warrant your attention. You can stream the EP below and downloads are available over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »