29 June 2010

Video: Tempa T & DJ Cable

They headlined Tim & Barry’s weekly live show, Just Jam on Dontwatchthat.tv last week with. Big up DJ Cable, makin big moves bro!

1's & 2's | Tempz & DJ Cable from Hotoneten on Vimeo.

27 June 2010

Audio: REVILO (aka Row.D Beats) USA BEATS Mix up PART 2

Row D comes back with more raw spitting over US hip hop beats. Here's the tracklisting.
Trae feat. Lil Wayne And Rick Ross - Inkcredible
Beanie Sigel feat. Jay z - Its on
50 Cent - Get it in
2 Pac - Pain
Slaughterhouse - Microphone
Method Man - 1234

REVILO (aka Row.D Beats) USA BEATS Mix up PART 2 by rowdbeats

Check my interview/freestyle with him here:

Download: Untitled- Try Me Vol 2


Check out the new free download from Untitled, also you can find out more about him on his website UntitledMC.com. Definitely an artist I've been rating for a while now. He comes with a different approach to grime, worth a listen if you're looking for something unpredictable...

Download Here:
http://www.filefront.com/16811815/Untitledmc—Try-Me-V2.zip/

Download 'Try me Volume 1' here:
http://www.filefront.com/16313833/Untitledmc—Try-Me.zip/

More on Untitled:
http://twitter.com/UntitledMC

At least his marketing's still funny

Mock infomercial for take 2 (or 3 perhaps?) of Eminem's comeback album; 'Recovery'. I've only heard a couple tracks off this but I'm hoping it puts Relapse to shame and doesn't contain too much winey singing over rock tracks with commercial singers, melancholy and quasi-angry rants about his former love of 'prescription' drugs. Come on Marshall, bring it back to the good times!!!

Download: Teddy/Silencer & G Tank - The Free Download

Some grime free-ness here from 2 sick producers of the scene who are currently promoting their CD below. Download this and if you like it go and cop the CD!!


Tracklisting:
  1. House Party (Spooky’s Remix)
  2. Dafro – Ghanian Fire (Teddy & G.Tank Productions)
  3. J2K – 2010 (G.Tank Production)
  4. Teddy & G.Tank – Ghanian Fire (Rude Kid Remix)
Download these tracks here:
http://www.filefront.com/16881895/Teddy–G.Tank-Present—The-Free-Download.rar/

Purchase “Teddy & G.Tank – Ghanaian Fire“:
£6.99 + Run The CD Free – Uptown Records
£6.99 – Amazon.co.uk
£7.99 – Boomkat.com
£8.99 – Catapult.co.uk
£5.99 – HMV.co.uk
£5.99 – Juno.co.uk
£6.99 – Play.com
£6.99 – UK Record Shop

Grime at Glastonbury

Thanks to the BBC Introducing stage at Glasto this year a few grime artists gained some invaluable promotion! Altho this is BBC introducing, these guys are considered beyond 'up and coming' within their scene so don't get it twisted, a lot of hard work and persistence got P Money, Lady Leshurr and Ms Darks (chek my interview with her here) to where they are!

P Money - Left the room


Ms Darks - Breaking The Rules


Lady Leshurr

26 June 2010

Video: OLOS (TOP RECORDS) "TAKE 2 SIPS"

Great hedonistic track here from Olos, an artist I've been rating since him and the crew dropped bars on my urbanfmtv.com show a while back. Big track, big beat, and big video!! Definitly an artist that deserves some shine (no pun intended) !

Audio: Phil Ade & Raheem Devaughn - "Out Your Clothes"

Take a listen. Especially if you like Outkast. This is another one from a US rapper that I'd not heard of but I listen to almost everything I get sent. Check for this single on Phil Ade's upcoming project The Letterman hosted by ex AMG member Don Cannon.
<a href="http://368musicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/out-your-clothes-feat-raheem-devaughn">Out Your Clothes feat. Raheem DeVaughn by 368 Music Group</a>

24 June 2010

Video: Jammer & C. Gritz - Freestyle & Catchup

I met up with C Gritz and Jammer recently who dropped some fire bars and toasted to the signing of ONE OF his latest hits 'In the VIP'.

23 June 2010

Video: J. Cole - Who Dat

The best tune I've heard so far from J. Cole who is one of the few new US MCs that's really impressing me right now... Listen and learn, this is how to make intelligent street hip hop!! Expect big things from this guy, with his signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation Cole's gonna be pushed HARD, and rightly so! I expect levels somewhere near Kanye 's buzz when the album drops.

Audio/Download: Hoochinoo Camden Crawl Mix by DJ Snufftheablist


Make sure you have a listen to this new mix from DJ Snuff the Ablist for The Hoochinoo Camden Crawl compilation. It features some classics from the UK hip hop scene over the last 5 years or so.

Artists include ARUBA RED, LAZY HABITS, LA REBLA FAM, STIG, GRAZIELLA, KASHMERE, DEF D FIRES, PNEUMATIC & SLOTH, GRANVILLE SESSIONS & CROSS BONE T






Track Listing
  1. Aruba Red - Rebel Soldiers
  2. La Rebla Fam - No Ghetto
  3. Stig Of The Dump - Rhite Whino
  4. Snuff The Ablist - Vortex feat Kashmere
  5. Granville Sessions - Bread
  6. Crossbone T - Sound Of The Revolution
  7. Pneumatic & Sloth - Our Season
  8. Graziella - Relay Race
  9. Lazy Habits - Even Out
  10. DefDFires - Swinging London
As an added bonus check have Koaste's Unofficial World Cup Anthem Roo-Ney - featuring fellow Brighton rappers Enlish & Scizzahz

Video: Jack Jones on DJ Gone TV

Definitely giving this one ratings. Also check Jack Jones' video with Tuggawar and Gappy Ranks called 'No Beef', its heavy! Make sure you stay locked to DJGone.TV.

21 June 2010

Video: Delusionists - Digital Connects

Check this video which is themed on the online music outlets these guys regularly check to stay in the know. Listen out for the Blatantly Blunt shoutout! Get 25% off the Delusionists album by entering the promo code DIGIFAM over at http://music.delusionists.co.uk!

Video: Skandal Ft Black The Ripper - Everyday

Having been tipped by everyone from BBC 1XTRA, The Guardian, Independent and many more
for 2010, SKANDAL delivers his first single from forthcoming mixtape ‘HUNGER PAINS VOL 2’.
‘EVERYDAY’ is produced by JON PHONICS and features Black the Ripper who was SB.TV's F64 champ recently. The track will be released on July 19th on iTUNES, AMAZON, 7 DIGITAL etc.

19 June 2010

Audio: Flash G - Let's Battle (Instrumental)

Hard grime instrumental to play whether you're an MC or just a fan...
Flash G - Let's Battle ((Instrumental)) by Flash G

Event: SoundCheck UK: Launch Night

Make sure you come down for this. Just looking at the line up you know it's going to be worth the money!

Video:MYSTRO AROUND MY WAY TEASER

Taking it back to grass roots and showing the public hip hop is a positive culture, UK legend Mystro drops a teaser of this new project coming soon! Around My Way' the single is available July 5th 2010 and is produced by DJ Swerve. Video Filmed/Directed/Edited by Ian Gamester. Track taken from the 'Digmund Freud' ep released in AUGUST 2010.

Download: Shiest Bubz mixtape "Everydaze My Birthday"

Check out Shiest Bubz' new mixtape featuring Jadakiss & Waka Flocka Flame - "Everydaze My Birthday".  You can download it here http://www.sendspace.com/file/h40wvj

There goes another talented rapper...





Check this article I found about Louisana rapper Lil Boosie who was one of the biggest potentials before he went to the big house a little while back. This is the latest on him, and I can't see him coming out anytime soon.. Damn.

Lil Boosie was indicted on charge of 1st degree murder by a East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury early evening Thursday for the October 2009 shooting murder of Terry Boyd.

According to the district attorney, Lil Boosie may receive the death penalty according to a district attorney.The rap star is already incarcerated at Dixon Correctional Institute.

Prosecutors also indicted Lil Boosie of conspiring with a girlfriend, another inmate and a former correctional officer of smuggling in synthetic marijuana, marijuana pills and codeine into the prison. Six other men have also been indicted for their involvement in the murder of Boyd.

Below is a summary of all the charge that Boosie faces and prosecutors believe he may have been involved in at least five other slayings:

• 1st Degree Murder of Terry Boyd, 35, shot to death inside his residence at 16837 Vermillion Drive on 10/21/09. The shots were fired from outside home through a window.

• 3 counts PWITD Narcotics (Schedule II-Codeine, Schedule I-Ecstacy and Schedule I-Marijuana)

• 3 counts Conspiracy to commit PWITD Narcotics

• 2 counts Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband into a Penal Institution

Source: rapgodfathers.

Check this track to here a good example of what he can come with!

Video: P Money freestyle on Westwood 1Xtra

Cheeeez and bread. That's all that can be said.

Video: LIL JON - MACHUKA (feat. Mulher Filé & Mr Catra)

This track is yet another example of how Lil Jon is one of the most diverse and creative artists in the music scene over the last decade. This track's strictly built for the (strip) clubs but can be appreciated anywhere. Altho he didn't produce this one it is consistent of what you'd expect to hear from the king of crunk. Look out for his new LP 'Crunk Rock' which has been in the pipeline since his last mammoth of an album Crunk Juice was released 5 years ago....

LIL JON - MACHUKA (feat. Mulher Filé & Mr Catra) prod by Kassiano from NOSSA on Vimeo.

Audio: Gilbere Forte' - My Time ft. STS

I really like this track right here. Never heard of the artist but for me that's all more of a reason to listen! Track slightly reminds me of a track from the Clipse. The beats hot and the MCs deliver.
Gilbere Forte' - My Time ft. STS

Video: Doller Da Dustman - Take Em' Out Da Game [HD]

I'm really feelin Dollar's latest release; he's switched up his flow to a more simple rhyme pattern and channelled his content to his experiences as a shotter, and making what's known as 'Trap music' (similar to what the likes of Jeezy and TI came in to the game with). He's still got that edgy voice and gritty delivery but everything seems more smoothed out as in the past I think his content let him down a bit.
This video taken from the free download album - 'From a hustler 2 my hustlers' and "THE Art of Rhyming CD which is coming soon! Look out for Dollar!

18 June 2010

Video: DRAKE STAN BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS AFTER MEETING HIM



I have to say I've not seen as much of a frenzy for a rapper since the likes of Eminem or Lil Wayne. I've not heard the album (yet) but I'm sure it's hot! Gotta have respect for how Drake's come in the game (relatively quickly) and essentially has dominated with a 'clean' content matter partnered with substantial flow and delivery of course with the right backing (Wayne & Baby). That's the formula of a great rapper with a mainstream customer base, but will he be as big in 5-10 yrs time ? Not so sure.
Shoutout to Semtex on this 1!

Video: Isle of Rhyme aka Bare Means A Lot

People that have been listening to UK hip hop or grime for under 5 years should definitely take a look at this, a short UK hip hop and grime documentary shot over a period of three weeks in june and july of 2005 featuring Skinnyman, Crazy Titch, J2K, Roll Deep, Jammer aka Murkle Man, Ears, Poisonous Poets, Foreign Beggars, Focused Few, Donae'o, Braintax, Rodney P, Jon E Cash & Black Ops, Genesis & Dubble Edge, Mos Blood, and DJ Switch.



17 June 2010

M.I.K on Logan Sama show on Kiss 100

Went with MIK to film this...currently goin hard on the promotion front with Grime to Five...

Audio: BIG BOI x JUSMULA - SHUTTERBUGG (REMIX)

A US rapper new to my ears by the name of Jusmula drops some real strong bars over Big Boi's current hit Shutterbug. This is off Jusmula's upcoming Mixtape "Bigger Than Radio" Vol. 5"...

16 June 2010

Download: Sway - Blow The Whistle (Video Link)

New Sway Freestyle 'Blow The Whistle' . I'm really feeling this one. The beat sounds very reminiscent of a Lil Jon track and Sway comes with some real lyricism with wit and humour, kinda like how he was when he came in the game circa 2002/3. Good to hear he's back....






DOWNLOAD : http://usershare.net/nsgcdelmssv6

Follow Sway on Twitter : www.twitter.com/sway_dcypha



15 June 2010

Video: DJ Mike Caliberz & Carona Brone feat. Sammy Snakes - Take Off

Dj Mike Caliberz and Carona Brone brings a song that should take you back to the early 90's. Up tempo beat with a lyricist thatbrings it hard. Directed by J2

Video: Maxsta - East London Is Back

Strong track here from one of the grime scene's up-and-coming MCs. The came out a little while back on Danny Weed & DJ Target's compilation Aim Higher but here's the vid!

13 June 2010

Audio: Stylah - World Cup Commentator

Show n Prove provide the production here as the South London rapper and ex-Poisonous Poet drops some bars on the event on everyone's lips. Originally recorded a few weeks ago for a TV show that never aired, Stylah gives a lighthearted take on England's World Cup Chances. To be honest, the 1-1 draw with USA didn't surprise me in the slightest!

Video: Behind The Scenes; "Shout for England"

Check behind the scenes at the recent video shoot for James Corden and & Dizzee's World Cup single "Shout"... out now and available to purchase via I-Tunes.

12 June 2010

Video: WIDEBOYS & MAJESTIC IN THE VIP REMIX FEAT B-LIVE and BOY BETTER KNOW

Really feeling this one...

11 June 2010

BlatantlyBlunt meets Chima Anya (Interview/freestyle)

I met up with UK Hip hop artist Chima Anya recently and found out about his new album, his view on the scene, the meaning of a #1 single in 2010 and loads more!!

10 June 2010

Download: Diddy - Hello, Good Morning (TeamUK Remix) (feat. Tinie Tempah & Tinchy Stryder


When this collaboration was announced a little while back it made huge news and the track's finally surfaced so check it out decide who came out on top... Personally I think Tinchy outshone Tinie!


Lowkey Vs Chipmunk AKA George Galloway Vs LL Cool J

Lowkeys tactics to get fame isnt just by attending rallies of resistance but also by making threats to 19 year old pop star Chipmunk who's a sitting duck to all types of criticism... maybe this will increase Lowkey's fanbase to even more people fed up with the system. VIVA LA REVOLUTION (I think)... I have respect and hate for both these artists by the way. I don't like the way Chipmunk's sold out, considering his previous material was SO on point (listen to 'League of my own' for proof) and I respect Lowkey's lyrical ability but his content is a bit samey and reeks of Immortal Technique syndrome...



Audio: REVILO (aka Row.D Beats) US beats Mix up

North London hip hop/grime MC/Producer Row D Beats aka Revilo does what the americans like to call 'jackin for beats'.. have a listen, and check my interview/freestyle with him from a couple of weeks ago...

REVILO (aka Row.D Beats) USA BEATS Mix up by rowdbeats
  1. Dirty money-Hello Good morning
  2. Lloyd Banks-Beamer Benz
  3. Raekwon-Pyrex vision
  4. 50 Cent- I'll still kill
  5. Emilio Rojas- Bold and arrogant



9 June 2010

Tinchy inks deal with Roc Nation


Tinchy Stryder and his management have signed a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company.

The Number 1 rapper reportedly met Jigga in Manchester just yesterday to ink the big money deal.

Tinchy and his managers will apparently now run ‘Takeover Roc Nation’ in Europe, signing new artists and working with Sony Music and Live Nation.

Stryder himself will still be signed to Island/ Universal. The star hinted at the news yesterday writing on Twitter: “Just finalised a deal with powerful men. Artists holla at me!”

He also reportedly met with Beyonce and Drake as Jay-Z played the Manchester MEN venue.

Source: MTV

Definitely a strong look for both parties here, I've always been one to deny Tinchy's being a sell out, just listen to his latest mixtape Before the Storm, which sees him staying true to his roots... Jigga man's not doing badly for himself either...

8 June 2010

Audio: Crunk Rock [mixtape]

In anticipation of the highly overdue 3rd album from the LEGEND that is Lil Jon, I decided to share this mixtape I found. I wouldn't recomend playing this if you've just woken up, or are about to go to sleep!

DJ Lok Mini Mix - Mystro Presents F.D.T

UK's very own DJ LoK has blessed us with a mini mix of Mystro's last release so sink your teeth in to this appetizer and please support if you like what you hear...
DJ LoK - Mystro Presents F.D.T. minimix by MysDiggi

My interview with Ny for MTV

North London’s Nyomi Gray, known to many under the name NY, is regarded by most as the first lady of R&G (Rhythm & Grime) and made a huge impact with her debut mixtape in 2006 ‘Split Endz Volume 1’. I spoke to her for MTV's The Wrap Up about her new single, touring, and her thoughts on the current grime scene…

The Wrap Up: Apart from the new track ‘Born Yesterday,' what’s been going on in NY’s world for the last few months?

NY: I've just been doing shows and appeared on the new DJ Ironik track which will be on his forthcoming album. I've also been busy in studio recording my debut album. There’s no release date as yet, but will be around the end of 2010 or start of 2011.

TWU: How did you hook up with Gil for the new track?
NY: He knew my dad when I was six or seven. My dad lives abroad now and had a reunion with old mates a short while back. I was there and got chatting with him and we ended up working together that way. We got three tracks recorded over the last few weeks which are all potentially on the album.

TWU: Did you feel under pressure working with him considering he'd worked with names such as Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse?
NY: No, I didn't feel any pressure, it was a natural process. There were no expectations, as I already knew him, so it was really chilled and it felt relaxed. We spent a lot of time joking about and talking about my dad.

Check the rest of the interview here!

Free Download: English - My Way [The Mixtape]

Rounded UK rapper English drops ANOTHER freebie for you guys so make sure you get this! Also check his website EnglishLeftTurn.com and also check Local Hero Vol. 2!

Click image to download:

Check his electronic press kit if you're ain't heard too much about the guy...

Audio: Eternia & MoSS "THE BBQ" Remix ft. Tiye Phoenix & Jean Grae

Jean Grae jumps on the remix of 'Live at the BBQ' the classic golden age NYC tune. Gotta say this is lively...
<a href="http://eternia.bandcamp.com/track/eternia-moss-the-bbq-remix-ft-tiye-phoenix-jean-grae">Eternia &amp; MoSS &quot;THE BBQ&quot; Remix ft. Tiye Phoenix &amp; Jean Grae by Eternia</a>

6 June 2010

Video: Papoose Obituary 2009

Not heard from Papoose in a little while, but here's his new video on the theme of those that passed away in 2009. Hope to hear some more from the Brooklyn rapper soon!

Video: Luton Carnival 2010

I went down to the Luton Carnival this year... The highlight was definitly the 'youth music stage' with artists such as Ghetts, Wretch, Mz Bratt, Maxwell D and loads more performing to a crowd which ranged from 12 - 25 or so! Check my footage of the day including some exclusive interviews and freestyles ...

4 June 2010

Bust a nut!

Massive line up here, to celebrate the 2nd birthday of The Cut magazine. DJ sets from DJ Spyro, Tim & Barry + loads more!!

Audio: Shizzle, Badness and killa P - Christopher Dudus Coke

New heat from 3 of the sickest patois grime artists Shizzle, Badness and Killa P about the recent madness in Tivoli Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica of the police trying to track down Christopher 'Dudus' Coke...

2 June 2010

Video: Gappy Ranks - longtime

Hot video from Gappy Ranks, a UK artist considered among the elite in UK Dancehall.. Video shot in Harleseden, North West London...

VIDEO: J2K FEAT SCORCHER - STEP ASIDE [OFFICIAL VIDEO] (HD)

Big all round tune right here!

Audio: Ed Case & MC Sez - You Know

MC SEZ AND ED CASE TEAM UP AGAIN FOR ANOTHER DANCE FLOOR BANGER ,UK FUNKY WITH A GRIMEY TWIST
ED CASE AND MC SEZ "YOU KNOW" by MC SEZ (official)

Audio: Klashnekoff - Klash Anthem Feat D.Ablo


New joint off Klashnekoffs album 'Back To the Sagas' called the 'Klash Anthem'. and features D.Ablo who's part of the 2nd generation of artists in Terra Firma...
Got to say it's good to have Klashnekoff back on the scene, definitly is an influence to a lot of grime, UK hip hop and road rap artists today. It's a shame that not enough people don't know his stuff beyond the UK anthem 'murda' but he's definitely got a loyal fan base that'll welcome his return...

DOWNLOAD HERE

Released physically on July 26th and available on iTunes now
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/back-to-the-sagas/id351592661

Video - B.o.B - Bet I ft. T.I. & Playboy Tre

This vid may be a month old but it's certainly overdue for a classic quality southern rap tune. The video itself is hot but the track's predominantly based on lyrics over hype. At the same time the video's strong but the chorus lets it down a little.
B.O.B could well be the MVP of the 2010 hip hop scene. First heard him on the uplifting I'll Be In The Sky which has strong air of a Stevie Wonder meets Andre 3000 combo despite him claiming not to have been influenced by the fellow Atlanta rapper!

1 June 2010

Audio: Maxwell D, KMD, Lady Leshurr - Tweet and follow

This track's not brand new but only came to my attention when I met the 3 of them yesterday at the Luton Carnival where I got some footage, so look out for that coming soon. In the mean time check this track, it's big!!

Video: Dot Rotten - Show me respect

Big track here...