High Focus recently announced that they had further boosted their roster with the addition of Verbz and Mr Slipz. The London-Brighton duo released a superb album together back in 2018, filled with tasty jazz breaks and stellar penmanship, and this latest single is carrying on the same tradition. It also comes alongside a typically slick video from LOUDHOUSE. No news on the album yet, but stay tuned. Streams of Iron Grip are available at the usual spots.
New sounds from the Group BraCil camp as they release their new label compilation. happiness, we’re all in this together is a fine blend of old and new, as the rising label hit us with tracks from the likes of Verbz and Chuck Enzo, while also bringing new members to the fore with new material from Spectacular Diagnostics and Don Leisure. It serves as a fine showcase for a label who have consistently proven their worth with each new release, and who look set to continue blurring the lines between genres as their roster gains strength. You can hear the album in full below, with physical and digital versions available on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Group BraCil: happiness, we’re all in this together (Stream)”
New visuals from C.A.M’s most recent EP, Just Breathe, which was given life in July last year. On City Down South, the boom bap MC is joined by blog favourite, Verbz. The video was made by Parallel Media. Just Breathe is available now via Bandcamp.
Pathways is the latest arrival from Verbz and it’s another win for the Croydon-based MC, as he finds a new home on flourishing label, Group Bracil. Following on from his single producer album, alongside Mr Slipz in 2017, this latest project features a bevy of talented beat-makers, including Morriarchi, Norm Oddity, Chuck Enzo and 2Late. There are also some notable guest spots too from CLBRKS, NuphZed, Bador and BaggE. There’s a heavy jazz feel to the album, with Verbz taking his voice into new territory, while still maintaining the level of lyricism that has made him one of my favourite MCs at work right now. You can listen to Pathways below and limited edition physicals are available on Bandcamp.
As the anticipation grows for the new Verbz album, the Croydon MC has gifted us another video from the project. Cards Dealt is produced by Arthurr and the video was made by Morriarchi and Norm Oddity. The Pathways LP is due for release shortly on Group Bracil.
New music from one of my favourites, as Verbz blesses the start of our week with the second single from his upcoming album. Run Run follows on from Still Here, which was released six months ago and highlighted the MC’s new relationship with the Group Bracil label. This latest joint also features a couple of guest spots from Bador and BaggE, as well as some jazz tinted production from Purple Clouds. The video was made by Honey JD.
London rapper, C.A.M, returns to the fore with a new video and a new EP, following on from last year’s Persian Rugs project. Once again C.A.M delivers a weighty batch of solid boom bap, showcasing his ever-increasing competence and confidence on the mic. Just Breathe is produced in full by Bristol beat maker, BigLikeBaz, with the duo finding a highly successful partnership between their respective talents. Continue reading “C.A.M ft. CW Jones: Sleepwalking + EP Stream”
Next month the Concorde 2 in Brighton plays host to a number of UK rap luminaries, as they gather in the Southern city in support of a very good cause. For the past few years the Bimiri Foundation have been trying to secure enough funding to build a water pipeline for the Nepalese village of Bimiri. It should go without saying that everyone in the world has the right to clean water access, but as we all know this is very from the reality of the hardships a lot of people have to face every day. Continue reading “Pipeline Live @ Concorde 2: Fliptrix, Coops, Confucius MC & More”
Following on from a triumphant set at the High Focus Block Party on Saturday, CMPND bless us with a brand new video as they continue to build the hype for their debut LP. Paraphrase is the third track to emerge since the crew announced their signing to HF and sees the trio reuniting with long-term friend and collaborator, Verbz. The track is produced by Wundrop and the video was made by This & That Media.
A welcome return for Verbz as he kicks off the run up to his new album, with a fresh track – Still Here. Produced by Morriarchi, the track is lifted from the full-length project which is due out on Group Bracil soon. More news as and when.