30 March 2008

'When The Gun Draws' by Pharoahe Monche (Music Video)

Powerful new video from Pharoahe Monche, one of the better tracks off his newest album; Desire and was produced by Mr Porter (AKA Denaun Porter/Kon Artis from D12). The vid covers themes such as domestic violence, gun control and governmental responsibilty. If you liked 'I gave you Power' by Nas, this ones kinda similar in that it gives the bullet's point of view for much of it. Real creativity and thought has been put in this vid.

29 March 2008

Dizzee Rascal Lets Loose on the Microphone in NY Studio.

AOL 16 Bars Freestyle. Props to Diz. The UKs finally making moves in the States with quality acts rather than SAS, Lady Sovereign etc. Hopefully there'll be a lot more of this standard.

28 March 2008

"You call me ignorant? Why would you do such a thing?!"

Another fan confrontation, this time in the UK, confirming Bustas place as the biggest legend on and off the mic... Check out the security's reaction when he realizes someones upset his boss!

http://view.break.com/477625 - Watch more free videos

26 March 2008

So you like grime and you like raving....

Then come to the best grime night in the UK. By the way I aint a promoter I just really rate Dirty Canvas, and with Ghetto headlining this is gonna be a lot.

21 March 2008

Dizzee Rascal ft. Bun B - Where Da G's (Official Music Video)



A very big look for Dyl, a shame Pimp C couldn't be in the video (RIP) and their decision to take Pimp off the track is a mistake in my eyes...I thought it was a good verse from him but they obviously thought it would distort the video, which is probably true.

16 March 2008

Notorious BIG Tribute (RIP Mr Wallace)

On the 11th Anniversary of the great B.I.G, the latest tribute song to Chris Wallace, in Blunt's opinion the greatest of all time. This one by 50 cent feat. Bizzy Bone, Chingy, Maino, Bobby Valentino, HAV Baby Monte and Chris Notez-Notorious BIG Tribute.
They coulda chosen better artists to be on this IMO, none of em are even connected with him.

12 March 2008

SHAWTY PUTT FEATURING LIL JON "DAT BABY"

For all of those guys waiting for their paternity test results, this IS the funniest and greatest crunk tune of the year. Great video to match too!

SkinnyMan, Tabanacle, Messiahbolical, Red Alert (the youngest spitter I have EVER seen)

Very big bars comin from all...

11 March 2008

Rappers wanna be actors/Actors wanna be rappers

There's a new show on BBC Three aimed at the Youth Hip-Hop/Hoodie/'road' generation called 'West 10 LDN' which is akin to productions like Kidulthood/Dubplate Drama and written and directed by the guys behind Kidulthood and the forthcoming ingeniously titled sequel (yep you guessed it) Adulthood.
In West 10 LDN, there's a big dealer called Maverick who's a white boy with dreads and talks in the most amusing Jafaican accent since this dude. If you've seen the show, (on BBC's new iPlayer ) you'll know EXACTLY who I mean!


And if you haven't guessed by now, its the guy in the middle!
Anyway, it turns out he's also a UK hip hop artist called Urang? (and looks a bit like North London legend Skrein). As is the trend with an increasing number of emcees, he doesn't take himself seriously but does have a great blend of witty and funny content that's definitely worth checking, and a very funny video to accompany.

Turn your volume down for the 10 second broadcasting beep at the start!!!
Urang? - "Get On Ya Nerves"

9 March 2008

If you've ever been a stoner this song WILL touch you (in a non-intimate place)!

Mic Boyd - A Good Day.
It's kinda like the Ice Cube classic of the same name but with a herbaholic's take on it.

A Hidden Gem from JME....

JME - Scotland.


No idea why this track is called as it is but you can tell it's from a few years back before he released his breakthrough song 'Serious'. I'm feeling this a lot.

8 March 2008

Interview with Ricta

Blatantly Blunt is all about exposing new talent, and following on from the interview with Terra Kid from Red Hot Entertainment last month, we have an interview with UK hip hop emcee RICTA, who's also blessed us with a free download of his latest mixtape, 'Rictape', which can be found at the bottom of this interview. If you're a fan of UK legends such as Jehst, Taskforce or Foreign Beggars, Ricta's following suit with his own blend of real life content and razor sharp flows."I love the underground, I love un-watered down real hip hop, it ain't dead cus I live it everyday."


1. Do you have a crew/producer you make your tracks with and where do you rep?
Yeh, I'm also part of a 3 man group called 'Addicted Dictionaries' which compromises of myself, Idyllic & Tony Gumboots we've all know each other for years doing our solo stuff and thought it was time to start focusing some of our energy on a group project , I wont let loose any surprises just yet but were gonna be working with a lot of big UK names through out the course of this year.

I make a lot of the beats for the group but shouts to DJ Kutclass, DJ OP1 and Jabba Tha Kut for there input and beats on my solo stuff. To be honest I'm just repping myself and 'Addicted Dictionaries' obviously were carrying the flag for the UK too but i try not to get to caught up in that.

2. Who would you say were your main influences including those from the UK and who are you feeling in the game at the moment?
My main influences our all the late 80's / early 90's rap cats you know , Large Pro , OC, Common, Jeru (The Damaja), Lords Of The Underground, Nas, I really could go on forever , in terms of UK influences Jehst, Taskforce, Tommy Evans, Foreign Beggars, Cappo, a whole lot of names... I'm a hip hop junkie!

At the moment Joell Ortiz and Papoose are definitely two cats who are bringing New York back in my opinion , I've not really heard much UK stuff as of late but Stig's 'Homeless Microphonist' was dope along with the new Hoodz Underground LP good to see them guys back too definitely.


3. What's been the best show you've done and which cities do you get the best crowds in?
The best show Ive done hmm I'm not too sure there's been a lot of dope nights but the best ones have definitely been in my hometown (Coventry) cus that's where we get the bigger crowds you know, I'm more known around here than in other cities.

4. How do you feel you're gonna take your career forward?
Just with consistency and dedication, I'm not going anywhere, the Rictape is the first release which I've got into stores and as we speak I'm in talks with stores all over the country trying to secure stock and promotion, I just think with a hard work ethic and a true love for the
music you cant go wrong , I'm not really looking for a major deal or anything like that , I love the underground, I love un-watered down real hip hop, it ain't dead cus I live it everyday.

5. Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
I'd collaborate with anyone thats got talent and I'm feelin really regardless of if they've already made a name for themselves or not I've always thought me and Tommy Evans would fit nice and a track but hey who knows, also 'Addicted Dictionaries' are looking for a dope DJ for shows
and stuff as we speak so if you fit the picture hit me up!




For more information on Ricta check out...
www.rictamusic.com
www.myspace.com/rictaofficial




Ricta's Mixtape, 'Rictape' can be downloaded for FREE here:
Direct Download Link :
http://www.rictamusic.com/Ricta%20-%20Rictape%20(2008).rar

OR
Rapidshare Download Link :
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/91753617/Ricta_-_Rictape__2008_.rar

5 March 2008

The YouTube theme song by the guy whos been making hits since the 1920s

Irving Field's the name and he's recorded over 90 albums.

2 March 2008

Scouting for MTV Presenters in 2008 - The 'most clicks counts' method

This works so well...

Banana Joe's Reggae Remix of the Beyonce Hit "Irreplaceable". This works so well it had to exposed. The extra edge this brings to the track makes it that much better.


and now the inverse/complete opposite of the last video.. Collie Buddz' 'Irreplaceable' Remix with the original instrumental. Pretty hot. Hopefully we'll be hearing some more from the Bermudan star soon.


Finally.. a classic track from Sizzla Kalonji - Thank U Mama. Seeing as it's Mothers Day in the UK I felt this was appropriate. This dude's overly sick

1 March 2008

Benjamin Zephaniah breaks down the media's (brainwashing) tactics

Pure wisdom in my opinion, as a slam poet extroadinaire, this piece entitled 'Rong Radio Station' is lyrical wisdom with a varied and strong set of influences in terms of delivery, content and political stance. I know he doesn't rap but I can't think of any emcee from our shores that bring consciousness in this way, apart from perhaps Scorzayzee (especially with his track 'Great Britain'), Skinnyman, or Chester P. I think it's fair to say he's the UK's equivalent of KRS ONE when acapella? This was brought to you by Just So Films and is part of a series called The Black Cab Sessions, getting (mainly indie) artists to do their thing in the back of a black taxi somewhere in the Big Smoke.