29 September 2008

Blatantly Blunt featured on Sway Video...

Yep... so shouts to my man Kulez for scoping my Zimbio blog page featured on a Sway music video made in the style of a Fone Jacker clip courtesy of The Jump Off. The tune itself is quite a banger, with a nice hook provided courtesy of Little Derek's official label mate and the guy whos on pretty much every song these days. T-Pain!

So not only has Sway officially been confirmed as the newest signing on Akon's label; Konvict Music (alongside names such as Kardinal Offishal, Red Cafe, and the HOT Chinese Jamaican songstress; Tammi Chynn) but as of today has released his 2nd full length album; The Signature LP. Make sure you support the scene and go cop that! Anyway in case you wanted to see the video in full (which I recommend as it's the best Sway tune I've heard in a while) here it is:

Sway - Go Hard


28 September 2008

New track: Flowdan - Moving to me


How has this guy NOT got a mixtape or album out yet??! New Roll Deep albums gonna be big though!

Props to DJ Cable on the track...

Ghetto - Sing for me (Official Video and electro remix)

One of the best grime tunes in 2008! Finally the video arrives

New Video: Ill Bill - Society Is Brainwashed Official Video


This track produced by the legend that is DJ Premier, off his new album Hour of Reprisal, one of the sickest albums I've heard all year. Make sure you go cop it if you're into that real hip hop. You know, that classic new york shit with raw energy, sick concepts and on point rhymes..


22 September 2008

When rap battling and web search combine...

This is some seriously nerdy shit, on par with MC Paul Barman but we all use search engines so listen to the lyrics and will make sense! Forget market share, found out which search engine has the bars and punchlines to prove they're the #1 on the web!! Enjoy, and take with a pinch of salt (if I actually needed to say that!).

Vote on the winner at searchenginerapbattle.com!

MSN vs GOOGLE -


GOOGLE vs YAHOO


MSN vs YAHOO


And for good measure, this rap on paid search (SEO) by some dude named Poetic Prophet

16 September 2008

Nate Dogg Suffers 2nd Stroke

Extracted from Filthy Rag.Com

Singer Nate Dogg, real name Nathaniel Hale, has suffered a 2nd stroke. Just 10 months ago the singer suffered his 1st stroke and was thought to be recovering. According to published reports, Hale is unable to breathe on his own and is listed in serious condition. The first stroke left Hale paralyzed on the left side of his body. He had been in the news much this year after several domestic disputes with his estranged wife.

Things got worse on June 23, 2008 when he was arrested by California Highway Patrol. That evening Hale was involved in a chase with his wife who claimed that he threatened her life. He was charged with making terrorist threats and driving with a suspended license. He was also sent to a facility for medical supervision. Hale rose to fame in the 90’s as part of the Death Row Records roster that ruled the Hip Hop world for years. He was featured singing the choruses on some of the labels biggest hits by artists like 2Pac and Snoop. His services began to be in greater demand after the success of Death Row artists and Hale became the go to guy for many Rap artists who wanted that soulful sound.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery from everyone at BlatantlyBlunt.

Mean while Nate Dogg has a track on Nelly's latest album called LA and it features Snoop Dogg.

Listen or Download: Nelly - LA (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Nate Dogg)<

10 September 2008

New track from Kyza.....finally!

Remember him? One of the most promising emcees from the uk hip hop scene that left Terra Firma and released a below par album (honestly, it weren't all that if you listen to his previous shit!)?
Anyway this is a new track of his. Crazy beat and verbal fire as usual from Mr Smirnoff. If you ain't heard this dude yet (where the fuck have u been?), check out 'Devil in a Dress', 'Fight Club' and 'The Trilogy remix' feat. Jehst and Tommy Evans.

9 September 2008

One of the most insane tunes of the year

This tune proves that if you got a sick enough beat you can get almost anyone on your track, even if no-one's heard of you! Some jaw dropping shit right here...

The Thunderclaps - Judgment Day ft. Orifice Vulgatron, Ghetto, Shameless

8 September 2008

Lil Wayne talks to DJ Semtex in Amsterdam..smokin!

Very revealing interview here. Weezy talks about 'that' London show, calling out to Eminem for collabs, his label Young Money and LOADS more...
Props to DJ Semtex for the interview and actually getting coherent sentences out the dude (who's clearly blazed up...the dread lock chewing kinda gives it away) who mumbles his way on most other interviews... Youtube it if you aint convinced!

6 September 2008

A day in the life of grime super producer Maniac

...Courtesy of Nike iD. The tune playing is Chipmunk - Man Dem (prod. by Maniac).
Catch me in the a lot of those places especially the first part in Soho where my weekday hustle takes place.. there's a lot of worse places to work than 2 mins from Carnaby St!

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #32

This week, my supplier; DJ Cable; has decided to throw a bunch of genres in the mix, with the new Wiley joint, and generally have a little bit of a mashup. The end result was this:


Tracklisting:

01. Wiley - Summertime
02. Justin Timberlake - My Love
03. Tag Team - Whoomp! (There It Is) (DJ Cable Blend)
04. Robin S - Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix)
05. Armand Van Helden Feat. Fat Joe & BL - Touch Your Toes
06. Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler
07. Justice Vs. Simian - We Are Your Friends
08. Boys Noize - Oh! (Original Mix)

Check the new video for the opening track Wiley - Summertime :


End of the Weak: UK MC Challenge @ Jazz Cafe Friday 8th August

Live Footage from EOW:UK. Heat 4 Season 2
Feat. Dubbledge, T.Bear, Masikah and my boy I.N.C. who performed on the night, coming in at a close 2nd to Dubbledge; one of the top emcees in the uk hiphop game.

Round One - Written Track
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMvW0icvJLo

Round Two - Written Accapella
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06TllVeoJaU

Round Three - Freestyle, Grab Bag
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MvdbsRCPds

Round Four - MC vs DJs Jazz T & Snuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfl2zitvOCs

Round Five - Cypher Skills
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ovYzKgPdzs

Catch INC on stage at the UK Final Featuring Special Guest: Immortal Technique
DJ Kid Capri, Joell Ortiz, DJ G.I.Joe & Many more at the UK Final, Sat Sept 20th
Coronet Theatre; Elephant & Castle SE1 London

THE "END OF THE WEAK" INTERNATIONAL MC CHALLENGE - UK FINAL
Feat... JACK FLASH, M9INE, ARKAIC, DUBBLEDGE (SHEEEEEEZ!)

HOSTED BY...
STIG OF THE DUMP (Reigning world EOW MC Champion)
KINGPIN, DJ JAZZ T, DJ SNUFF (Speakers Corner / EOW)

**100th Post Special**Official Review: Outlook Festival 2008 - Petrcane, Croatia

So finally Out look festival 2008 was upon us ...

The 1st year of the festival made up of a combination of succesful underground student nights in Leeds and London came the maiden voyage of which no one had past experience... The journey there was a 43 hour coach journey (or party bus as they like to call it) which included 11 hours in Strasbourg which was surprisingly eventful...













Big names at the festival came from Dubstep, Hip-hop, Reggae, Worldwide Beats, and Drum&Bass. Artist Playing include:
Foreign Beggars
Iration Steppas
Jehst
Stig and Dr. Syntax
INC & Medison
Kulez
Fliptrix
SMB
Rusko
Chef

Peep some of the photos of the festival courtesy of myself and Ned AKA DJ Madnice...Don't watch the still pics. Real video footage to come:


FLIPTRIX AND INC'S SET W/ DJ MADNICE


GENTLEMANS' DUB CLUB INC AND KULEZ W/DJ MEDISON