30 April 2011

Video: Producers from Royce and Em's new record talk on the beats


With Royce and Em’s upcoming Bad Meets Evil project on the horizon, MTV caught up with Havoc, DJ Khalil, Denauan Porter and Bangladesh to speak on their contributions.



If you've not heard the first track to leak from the project, check it here!

Eminem & Royce Da 5′9″ – Fast Lane (prod. Supa Dups & Eminem)

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Video: Off modern in South London

Quick little video here from Vice mag as they join Off Modern - preparing for a unique gallery-cum-club event in Peckham’s Son Gallery, where the worlds of sculpture, projection art and music collide. See more at VBS.TV

Video: Jay Electronica - Dimethyltryptamine

New video from an old tune by arguably the most interesting and unpredictable rapper in hip hop right now. This vid was shot in Nepal which makes for a great visual to accompany the deep lyrics...

Audio/download: FACT mix 243 – J Sweet & Alias


Uncompromising from the start, FACT mix 243 features a ton of new J Sweet & Alias material, as well as adamantium-shelled cuts from Terror Danjah associate P Jam, Butterz’ Royal T and SX, Rude Kid and more. For those eager for an antidote to the craziness inevitably on your television right now, look no further.

FACT mix 243 - J Sweet & Alias by factmag

If the mix isn't working check it here

J Sweet – Can’t Stop Grime
Rude Kid – Electric
J Sweet – Street Hawk
Pacha Beats & DJ Cameo – Bad Boy
Marxmen & Alias – Spartan Remix
J Sweet – OK
Royal T – Orangeade
Teeza – Bounce
J Sweet – 2 Track
P Jam – Spaz Out
Dr Speed – Barz
Terror Danjah – East Village
J Sweet & Alias – Clash
P Jam – Sore Foot
SX – Woooo Riddim
Alias – When The Music

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Video: Trozion - Wake Up (prod. Flash G)

Trozion's killing it right now putting out loads of new content proving he has what it takes! Check this new one, which sounds like a remix of the CLASSIC 'Electric' by Rude Kid.

29 April 2011

Audio: Natural Selection - FTW (ft Sonnyjim)

Check new single from Brother Beatbox and Deeflux better known as "Natural Selection". F.T.W features EATGOOD's Sonnyjim as well as Mikey T and Tenchoo who is a well known face on the Don't Flop Rap Battle League circuit.

Check the new track which boasts a ferocious Sonnyjim feature by visiting the group's Bandcamp page below.

Video: Nardwuar interviews Lil’ Wayne

The quirky Canadian interviewer chats to Weezy during his 'I Am Music II' tour making a stop in Vancouver on Wednesday night. The two talk about Wayne getting a lapdance from Nicki Minaj, his first rap name being Shrimp Daddy and loads more. Don't miss this!

Download: Skepta - Community Payback [hosted by DJ WhooKid]

Skepta picks the Royal Wedding bank holiday to drop his free mixtape with the G Unit DJ. Skeppy follows in the footsteps of Giggs and Tinie Tempah who have also got Whoo Kid to host it.

28 April 2011

Video: Jargon V.A ft Tinie Tempah - Disappoint You

What's in the Dib Dab though? Great new video here from production duo Jargon VA who have teamed up with Tinie Tempah and a very creative video team. The track was featured on Tinie Tempah's Sexy Beast Mixtape.


Video: IF BBK DID THE ROYAL WEDDING

As we all know there's a royal wedding happening this week, so take a look at how Boy Better Know would have it if they were given the contract to co-ordinate the event.

Video: Lupe Fiasco feat. Skylar Grey - Words I Never Said

Don't call it a comeback! Lupe is on top form here, and joins forces with the UK's Alex Da Kid, perfected by the producer's favourite singer, Skylar Grey. Some really profound lyrical content here so listen close.

Video: Jam Baxter - Isis

Check out the BRAND NEW Jam Baxter video, taken from the new double LP 'Rinse Out Friday / Spack Out Monday' which dropped recently on High Focus Records.

27 April 2011

Audio: Uncle Murder - Warning


The East NY rapper is back with this one, over a nutty beat spraying lyrics that would make MOP blush. Maybe it's produced by Bangladesh, if not the producer's been listening to him!

Mix: DJ Motive's Streetfest Mini Mix


New Mini Mix from DJ Motive, for next month's StreetFest. The mix features hip hop, RnB, Dancehall, UK funky and future garage.

Streetfest presents mixtape by DJ Motive by streetfest

Tracklist:
Snoop Dogg ft Wiz Khalifa - This weed iz mine
Frank Ocean - Lovecrimes
The Weeknd - The Party & The Afterparty
Jamie Woon - Lady Luck (Instrumental)
Jamie Woon - Lady Luck (Hudson Mowhawke's Schmink - Wolf Refix)
Vybz Kartel - Dancehall Hero (Dancehall Efx Riddim)
Mavado - All them a talk (Dancehall Efx Riddim)
Future Fambo ft Beenie Man - Rum & Red Bull
Giggs - Monsta Man
Mavado - Stulla
Damian Marley & Nas ft Dennis Brown - Land of Promise
C.R.S.T - Roach Clips
Dem 2 - Holding
T.Williams ft Terri Walker - Heartbeat (Mosca Remix)

Marcus Manchild " We R not the Same " feat. Short Dawg & Killa Kyleon

AMG & Young Money Collaboration here, some straight igna'nt US business.

Audio: Trozion - Moment For Life

North London rapper Trozion continues his series of weekly tracks; 'Trozion Tuesdays' by dropping this great vocal of Nicki Minaj and Drake's recent hit 'Moment for life'. On this tune you can hear how his lyrical content and delivery have developed. Look out for more to come from this guy!



Make sure you download his debut mixtape, presented by yours truly... Click the cover to download!


Audio: TY NITTY "WHO SHOT TY?"

Dope track here, from the Infamous Mobb's crew member with a spooky but straight Mobb Deep style beat from Vinny Thunn.

26 April 2011

Audio: INC + Hypeman Sage'Very Peak' EP PROMO

The north London MCs, known for tearing up mic's at Vagabondz and Urban Nerds raves drop a taste of what's due to come from their new EP 'Very Peak'. This one produced by Madman Speakz.

INC + Hypeman Sage'Very Peak' EP PROMO Prod. Madman Speakz by INC Music

Audio: Zdot - GANGSTER Feat. Scrufizzer, R.I.O, Warlock, Shifty, Revolver, Wariko


Quite possibly the most filthy tune right now in grime. Not many producers can boast such a line up on the first single off their new album, and based on the beat you can understand how Z Dot's able to pull it off! His new release, 'A new light' is out NOW! Buy it from iTunes. Check my interview with Z Dot and Dan Dare for MTV here.

Z Dot was this weeks guest on Logan Sama's Kiss 100 show. He came down with Warlock and Revolver to spray bars and talk about the new release. Check that freestyle here and listen to the interview here.


Zdot - GANGSTER Feat. Scrufizzer, R.I.O, Warlock, Shifty, Revolver, Wariko by RWDmag

Audio/download: Rival - Policeman Freestyle

One of the hottest names in underground grime right now destroys this intense beat by Skillioso. Download the track for free here.

25 April 2011

Black The Ripper - Do it like me (1st live performance)


Check our latest video, as Black the Ripper AKA Samson performs his new track live for the first time as part of Charlie Sloth's Fire Out the Booth showcase at Urban Development's Industry Takeover All Day event.

Download: BADNESS - IN THE NAME OF BADNESS

Your favourite yardie grime MC/singer drops his new EP for FREE, sounding ferocious as ever. The work rate is peaking and the levels stay high! Click cover to download.


Check our interview and freestyle vid with the man himself!


Video: Chima Anya - What Now

The doctor by day and rapper by night drops this new video, which samples Cash Money's UK rep. Jay Sean, and is produced by Kirk Spencer. I'm feeling the video and the bars are on point as ever. Download the track FREE from his bandcamp page.



If you've never heard of this dude, check this interview I did with him last year.

Video: Clue & C Gritz - Heatwave

Really sick new video from Clue and Boy Better Know member C Gritz... Feeling the vibe of the track and the lyrics are on point! Perfectly timed for the upcoming summer, with a dope video produced, directed & edited by Profits from Water Media.




Check my interview and Freestyle I did with Gritz a little while back!





Audio: Mikill Pane - Follow Fashion

New one from Mikill Pane, featuring XO Man, Mikill Pane, Master Shortie and Sincere. Produced by Shae. I'm liking this, check my interview with Mikill Pane for MTV Wrap Up here.


Follow Fashion by MikillPane

Video: Wretch 32 - The Metaphor Man (Documentary)

Check this short documentary about North London's latest commercial success, Wretch 32. Hailing from Tottenham, this video shows how he's developed from his mixtape days and recently hit No. 2 with his new single 'Unorthadox'.

Video: Jme - Ghost Train

BLAM.

Video: NYJA & TZER - RATED

Not overly original vocally or production wise, but this tune still has the quality to make it to the site! This one could do well given the right promotion and they started in the right way by sending the link to me over Twitter!...

24 April 2011

Audio/download: Mr​.​Mitch - Pimp Shoes

New instrumental from grime producer Mr Mitch. 'Pimp Shoes' was featured in last months Volume Control by Hyperfrank. Unfortunately it didn't win, but he's put it out for free download via the Gobstopper Records bandcamp.


Video: Method Man Interview on The Come Up Show

A recent interview with the living legend, who's looking kinda old! Mr Iron Lungs is talks about inspirational quotes, why he feels the upcoming album 'The Crystal Meth' is going to be a classic, and why he doesn’t want to have marijuana as a forefront to his personality.

Audio: Smiler - Spender

Another sick track from Smiler who's one of the relative newcomers to the UKHH scene but is making progess at a fast rate! Nice production once again, with tight flows, strong delivery and bars to match. I like the interpolation from Shirley Bassey's classic, 'Big Spender'.

Smiler - Spender by Smilermusic

Video: K Koke ft Abel Miller - Nobody But Us

Really rating this one, and altho the video came about about a month ago, a lot of you lot probably haven't heard or seen this so it had to be done. K Koke from Stonebridge, NW London recently was signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label tho is accused of being involved in a shooting this past March and is being held without bail.


23 April 2011

Video: M.I.K - TAKE OFF VIP Freestyle

The Grime Report equipped with a sick new intro graphic grabs this sick footage of MIK exclusively for his channel. Shoutout to MIK every time, the levels are peaking!


Here's the freestyle with the full crew from that same session

22 April 2011

Event: Kids Of Grime Exhibition & Afterparty (28th April - 1st May)

Verena Stefanie Grotto, also known as Kids of Grime brings you a 2011 grime and fashion combined exhibition dedicated to grime photography.


The exhibition will be held at Pure Evil Gallery and will showcase images from the likes of Skepta, P Money, Blacks, D Double E and Maxsta to name a few.

“I want to show the journey of the 2010/2011 grime scene so far, the images vary from events, raves, studio sessions, radio shows and simply chilling with artists. My aim is simple, to have the best archive for the history of grime in this century.” – Verena Stefanie Grotto (Kids Of Grime)

As well as an exhibition there will be freestyles and interviews (filmed by Kids of Grime) projected on screen as part of the grime diaries. Kids Of Grime Exhibition is supported by Skullcandy in collaboration with Y’OH street-wear.

Date: 28th April 2011 – 1st May 2011.
Location: Pure Evil Gallery, 108 Leonard Street
EC2A 4XS.
Time: 6pm – 9pm. Cost: FREE!

Once you’ve seen all you can see at the Kids of Grime exhibition, join us for the After Party! Help us celebrate and support the continued hard work and contribution from Kids of Grime and the launch of Y’Oh Streetwear. Smashing the decks will be DJ JJ (RinseFM) and DJ Vectra (Pitch Controllers), DJ Motive (dontwatchthat.tv) and Complex & Skeamer.

Download: Tony Yayo - "GPG3" Mixtape


G Unit's Tony Yayo drops this new mixtape with Superstar Jay. It also features production from the UK's very own Beat Butcha. A lot of people think Yayo's wack but not me! His bars are straight ignorant goon bizness, don't expect any abstract metaphors here!


Here's a video off the mixtape with Lil B... haunting production and laid back rhymes...

Interview: Beatgeeks chat to DJ Lubertz

Nottingham production duo Beat Geeks have been steadily building their name recently, working extensively with Wariko and featuring on a Dot Rotten track in collaboration with The Camden Roundhouse and grime blogger Hyperfrank. Our contributor DJ Lubertz caught up with them to see what’s popping...

Who you are and how did you come up with your music name?

Bless G! We’re a production team Nottingham called BeatGeeks and we specialise in grime, even though we are versatile. We came up with the name BeatGeeks because when it comes to making music we actually turn into full on geeks, and were producing beats so we thought “yeah Beat Geeks”.

I caught up with you guys at the Urban Development’s ‘Producer and DJ special’ Industry Takeover seminar in January. What were your thoughts on music production seminars and do you believe there is enough coverage for music producers?

Yeah shouts outs to Urban Development; we think that Industry Takeover is definitely a good look - these seminars give emerging producers, artists, managers etc. the chance to gain inside information about the industry, and it gives you the chance to network with relevant people. This is definitely important for us living all the way in Nottz! With man like Logan Sama being on the panel it was great because he is a DJ who we look up to and respect so we definitely appreciated getting advice from him. Hearing from man like Bless Beatz who has gone through certain channels, it gives us an insight in what to expect in the future.

This year we’ve seen the new project that Hyperfrank and Camden Roundhouse are putting out called Volume Control. How did you guys become the first to get involved?

Yea, definitely gotta send a big shout to Hyperfrank and The Roundhouse. She hollered us and told us about the project she was doing, and that she wanted some producers involved who’s names ain’t out there as much yet. We thought this was a good opportunity and we submitted our instrumental which was called ‘Nightmare’.

Also, a big big shout out to everyone who voted for us, we managed to win the competition and that’s how the Dot Rotten track ‘Thunder’ came about. Remember you can check that out on Youtube, or check www.hyperfrank.co.uk to keep up with what’s going off at Volume Control.

BeatGeeks have a different grime sound, so what are your processes when it comes to making a beat?

When we are in the studio it’s more of a spontaneous thing, we will just go with the vibe and let the music carry us. Also we both come from different musical backgrounds. One of us comes from the bashment/jungle/garage to grime route where the other comes from Soul/R’n’B/Hip Hop to Grime.

What's in the pipeline for this year?

We’ve just dropped a mixtape with Wariko and Z Dot called Puddin ‘N’ Treacle which was hosted by Cameraman Sketch. You can download that from www.beatgeeks.co.uk for free. Look out for Wariko’s album Natural Born Poet which will be out in late April - we produced all of that. We also have a instrumental E.P which is also coming out very soon, and another E.P with Wariko which we produced alongside Skitz Beatz. We’re gonna be shooting a few videos to some tracks off the mixtape and album.

What is your studio set up?

The studio at this present moment is based at Sycamore Centre in Stanns in Nottingham. BeatGeeks are religiously Mac users and the program we favor using is Logic Pro 9. We sometimes use the MPC as a sequencer instead of Logic but not often. We both have setups at our yards as well, with one of us having the Triton and the other having a Fantom, mixing the two sounds together.

Top 5 plugins?

  • Triton
  • Roland Fantom
  • M1
  • Waves
  • FM8

Top 5 producers you believe are breaking through at the moment?

  • BeatGeeks
  • Teeza
  • Royal-T
  • SNK
  • Nu Klear

Check Beat Geeks online:

Interview by DJ Lubertz.

Video: SNEAKBO - ROLL UP

The latest star to appear on the UK road rap scene is Sneak Bo from Brixton. Not too sure about the Nelly style chorus from US rapper Wiz Khalifa but the tune's hard and serves it's purpose well. He reminds me of an Ice Cube type of artist with an intense delivery, tight flow and a story to tell...



He's also featured on a remix with Chipmunk of this recent banger by Movado. I rate this!


BlatantlyBlunt TV: Scrufizzer quick chat and triple time bars!

Recently met up with grime's motor mouth Scrufizzer at Urban Development's all day event at The Rich Mix in East London. We got a quick summary of what's been happening in Scru's world and he then sprayed some speedy gonzales bars - the type that could only be matched by the likes of Twista or Busta Rhymes for speed!

21 April 2011

Video: Skinnyman - Music Speaks Louder Than Words

One of the heroes of our underground hip hop scene since the late 1990s drops a new video for the first time in a LONG time! Filmed in and around his stomping grounds Finsbury Park and Camden Town you can kind of see why he's held with such respect by so many in the UK scene.

BlatantlyBlunt TV: Wariko - interview and freestyle

Recently caught up with Nottingham's finest grime MC, Wariko down at Urban Development's All day event at Rich Mix in East London recently...he talks about what we can expect off his upcoming mixtape and I asked him his newest video, 'Class C Residue' which you can watch below..


You can buy this for a mere £1 ON WWW.CAMERAMANSKETCH.CO.UK... produced by one of the best producers in the grime scene Skitz Beats.



@THEREALWARIKO

19 April 2011

News: Dot Rotten rushed by ex-crew OGs in Nandos restaurant.

Ex OGs member Dot Rotten was rushed today in the Greenwich branch of Nando's by members of his former crew OGs, as both sides announced on Twitter some of the day's events...


While OGs member Ruger tweeted the following:
...and a little later used the Twit Longer feature to say this:

Dot Rotten has a sour history with OGs after he broke up from the group a little while back, with diss tracks being fired either way. OGs member Jendor recently directed a track against Rotten, criticizing his absence after the death of OGs founding member N.E. 

This may not turn out to be so Rotten for Dot, whose tailor made A Sauvage suit in his first major video 'Normal human being', doesn't fit the average grime artists' attire. The track, produced by certified UK producer Naughty Boy dropped a couple of weeks ago, amassing close to 50000 views already, thanks perhaps to his mainstream coverage including a feature in GQ's online music section

In the knowledge that 'no publicity is bad publicity', this may serve in his favour, especially when his stage name, like many others in grime have negative connotations (e.g. Tinie Tempah, Griminal) which artists seem to be trying to shake off before it gets too late (Black the Ripper switching to Samson and Don Strapzy to Dru Blu for example)! 

BlatantlyBlunt TV: Mic Righteous interview and freestyle

We caught up with him recently at Urban Development's All Dayer at Rich Mix, East London, last Saturday. He was performing as part of Charlie Sloth's 'Fire out the booth' showcase alongside the likes of Dru Blu aka Don Strapzy, Black the Ripper and English Frank. Was a BIG show!

Video: SKVibemaker TV chats to J Beatz

J Beatz talks to SK Vibemaker on whether he'll be switching to Dubstep, how Grime might be in 10 years time, Definition of Grime, what inspired him to produce & more... The Android EP is out now! Shout out to J Beatz - follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jbeatzmusic

Video: OGz - We're OGz

P Money, Blacks, Little Dee, Jendor and Ruger go in on this one. Look out for OG Season Volume 2 which will be dropping this side of summer with any luck! Volume 1 was one of my favourite grime albums EVER!

Download: Dru Blu (AKA Don Strapzy) - Snackbox


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The new mixtape from Dru Blu aka Don Strapzy has just dropped and is hosted by UK mixtape don DJ Ames. The Snackbox EP is available for free download so make sure you get yours now, this guy's doing a lot in the UK road rap scene in 2011!!!

DOWNLOAD HERE

Tracklisting:

01. Snackbox Intro
02. Double Dare (Feat. Rem, Barkey & Young Mad B)
03. Tracktor Remix
04. Cashtastic & Don Strapzy Freestyle - (Prod. By Y.G.)
05. Take Over Refix
06. Its A Madness (Feat. Youngs Teflon) (Prod. By Teeza)
07. Hold Me Down (Feat. King Zion & SK Villian)
08. Hood (Feat. Tachurel)
09. Underpriviledged
10. International Drug Team (Feat. M-8, Carnage & Ozz) (Prod. By Rony Montana)
11. Monsta Remix / Red Meat Fresstyle
12. Who (Prod. By Nevamis)
13. We Run This (Rapcity) (Feat. King Zion) (Prod. By Greezer Productions)
14. Champion Remix (Feat. King Zion)
15. Speak For You (Prod. By Soka Beats)
16. Repent (Prod. By Seraiyah)
17. Someone Like Dru

Bonus Tracks (Live)
18. F64 / SBTV
19. Fire Inda Booth

Video: English-Need Your Help

'Need your help' is the first offical video taken from English's 'Local Hero' Ep3 EP, and it's banging! You can download the EP for FREEEEEEE by clicking here. Check more from him over at www.englishleftturn.com.

Video: BABY BLUE - PAPER HATERS PT.2 FT J2K & SCRUFIZZER

Part 2 of the bouncy grime hit from Baby Blue, featuring two of the best MCs in the UK! Big.

18 April 2011

Video: Isaiah Toothtaker - INTRUDER

Dope video and track here with production from Jacob Safari. This is very different from anything you've ever seen, so get don't expect the norm!. This is from the full length album "ILLUMINATI THUG MAFIA".

INTRUDER from Isaiah Toothtaker on Vimeo.

Video: Franklyn - So Appalled

Seventeen year old Franklyn spits over Kanye's banger 'So Apalled', taken from the FREE forthcoming mixtape 'The Remixtape' which will be available for download @ http://www.franklynmusic.com on April 29th 2011!
Download here


Interview: Spooky DJ


Our newest contributor DJ Lubertz interviews one of the underground grime scene’s top producer DJs...

DJ Lubertz: You’re a DJ/producer and also have played at countless dances, radio stations, provided guest mixes and now your name has started getting a bigger buzz within the scene. How did you get involved with music production and DJing?

Spooky: I got involved from a young age, something like thirteen, but even before then I wanted to be a DJ so practising via one turntable, one tape deck and one CD was nuts. Then a DJ friend of mine brought me onto Mystic FM and the rest was history. As for the production side of things, I started off using Fruity Loops re-fixing the biggest grime tunes at the time i.e. Eskimo, Hoe, Pulse X, DPM etc. Then I used to watch others using Reason so tried my hand at that and stuck with it ever since.

DJ L: What’s your studio set up and how do you go about to making tracks?
S: I am a ‘Reason’ head. I have used ‘Logic’ before but now I got to get to grips with Rewire to give them the ultimate POWER! As for my studio set up, it's just me and a Mac. It would mainly start with a melody then build around it with subs, synths, basslines, strings, drum kits and so forth.

DJ L: How do you come to terms with dealing with bookings, and what are your thoughts on the current promoters and grime nights?

S: WE NEED MORE GRIME RAVES!!!!! The gap between each grime rave is too long and the fact that the funky house scene dominates the majority of the West End, most of East London comes like the West End for grime in a sense. Plus the fact that there's about ten to fifteen funky raves - week in week out. But one to two grime raves a month is not right when there's an audience in grime consisting of fans, DJs, MCs, bloggers, journalists, camera operators, photographers and producers who all want to experience the live element of grime. I am sure there are even a majority of funky house ravers and promoters who are getting fed up with the same old line up of DJs and MCs at the same raves week in week out.

DJ L: Which five producers would you like to work with?

S: Five producers I would like to collaborate with would have to be Swindle, Terror Danjah, Spyro, Darq E Freaker & Exo Remedy.

DJ L: With regards to Logan Sama's (Kiss 100) show being cut down to one hour a week, do you think there should be more platforms for grime on commercial radio?

S: I feel there should be more specialist grime DJs on mainstream radio like Kiss, 1Xtra, Choice, Capital FM, BBC London etc because Logan's show being cut to an hour ain't right. Nothing against Logan but you will not hear the best of grime in just one hour when there are producers and MCs who make more than an hour's worth of music a week. Plus I think its time most of the dead weight on most of these stations need to be dropped to make room for guys like me who will supply the best in grime.

DJ L: Has the grime scene become better or worse since 2006?, and what is your opinion about people going commercial and not supporting the scene they came from? (no indirect, *cough* cough*)

S: Many people tried to say grime died years ago, so why the fuck is it still going on? Even since 2006, its because nobody wanted to bring nothing new to the table or do anything different. That's why they tried to say it was dead. But as long as I'm about giving the people tunes like ''Spartan'' then the future's bright. As for all the commercial goon bags, let them stay over there. Just know the underground won’t keep your spot nice and warm for you, because we’ve got a bag of hungry guys out here taking your spots anyway.
Hahahahahahahahahaha.

Follow Spooky on Twitter: http://twitter.com/spookybizzle

Video: Translee Flips Biggie Classic - 'Story to Tell'

Hunstville spitter Translee is out to prove he can "kick flows for ya" in his crafty remake to The Notorious B.I.G.'s "I Got a Story to Tell"! This is pretty dope, and great to hear that loop again! Check the audio here: http://soundcloud.com/translee/story-to-tell

Download: DJ Slademan Presents 'Endangered Species' (UK Hip Hop)

Endangered Species is a compilation of UK Hip Hop exclusives juggled/mixed together by DJ Slademan. It features Slademan's infamous production style plus of some of his personal favourite artists from the current UK scene including: Skriblah DanGogh, Black The Ripper, Skandal, Malik, Cyrus Malachi, M9, Doom Man, Phoenix Da Icefire, Jehst, Ramson Badbones and many more...



DJ Slademan Presents 'Endangered Species'

01 - Malik MD7 Feat K-Koke & Margz - I'm Ready
02 - Rewd Adams (Skandal) Feat Black The Ripper - Everyday
03 - Omen - Now (Exclusive)
04 - Chat One - 3 Generations Remix (Exclusive Produced by DJ Slademan)
05 - Skriblah Dan Gogh - Non Conformist (Exclusive Produced by DJ Slademan)
06 - Doom Man - Prelude
07 - Omen - Walk The Walk (Exclusive Produced by DJ Slademan)
08 - Tbear - Free At Last
09 - Mystro & Loudmouth Melvin - Wednesday UK Remix
10 - Jeye Severe - This Is Me (Exclusive)
11 - Rigga Romez - Standing Flawless
12 - Mystro - Track 1 - Digmund Freud EP
13 - Cyrus Malachi & Jehst - Raw Ingredients
14 - Stealth MC - A Dream (Exclusive Produced by DJ Slademan)
15 - Diam Ruff -The Truth (Exclusive Produced by DJ Slademan)
16 - Iron Braydz - Golden Legacy
17 - Jeye Severe - Feel So Good (Exclusive)
18 - Ace Boss Feat Jay Severe - Shakedown (Exclusive)
19 - Phoenix Da Icefire - Ember
20 - Rewd Adams (Skandal) - Home Economics
21 - Endemic & Cappo Feat Scorzayzee, Cyrus Malachi, Lee Ramsey & Iron Braydz - Eagles
22 - Ramson Badbones - I Got That Slang
23 - M9 - When Brothers Die

Download Link:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/oy2txe
http://www.suspect-packages.com/artists/a-f/DJ_SLADEMAN.php

Video: Astroid Boys - Roundabout

Think you're life's going round in endless circles? Check this dubstep based vocal track by Astroid Boys. The video's fresh and fun and the content's different.. give this a look!

17 April 2011

Audio: Beatboxer Ekko - 'High on Red Bull Freestyle'

The best beatboxer i've heard in a long while, Ekko drops this one. This is NUTS, give it a listen! Also listen to his track with Marger - Soulja (Prod. By Mr Wadz) Check more stuff over at http://soundcloud.com/beatboxerekko.
Beatboxer Ekko - 'High on Red Bull Freestyle' by BeatboxerEkko

Audio: 9 Milli Major feat BIG H - KILL

Two of the Bloodline members go hard on this one I heard on Logan Sama's Kiss 100 show recently... Rating 9 Milli a lot, hope to hear some more fire in 2011.

Video: 40 DUB st - WELCOME TO DARTFORD

Wow I'm definitely not visiting Dartford anytime soon after watching this video! 40 Dub St welcome you to their town, with some ska-grime sounding production from Filthy Beatz, which to me was reminiscent of The Specials' classic Ghost Town (maybe relating to the track's content?!)... I like this !!

Video: Trozion - What You On

Trozion drops the video for this banger produced by G Tank!



This track is off Trozion's debut mixtape BlatantlyBlunt Presents... Soul of a Soldier.

Click the cover to download for free:

15 April 2011

Audio: SCRATCHA DVA BRICKS PROMO MIX

Heavy mix here from the Rinse FM breakfast show host, DJ and general bad man in the UK bass scene! Trust me give this a listen if you're not up to speed! Shoutout to Young n High Club.


Download Here: http://www.mediafire.com/?2t4f8z57ndei8xw

SCRATCHA DVA BRICKS MIX - CLICK MEDIAFIRE LINK BELOW FOR FREEEE DOWNLOAD! by bricks_london

Free download: D'explicit - Friday Freewave


Veteran grime producer D'Explicit (the guy behind Lethal B's Pow! amongst others) leaks today's 'Friday Freewave' download. It features  Skillioso's 'Angry Wizard' Remixes aswell as an exclusive BANGER from Grime legend P-Jam called 'Tyrant'.

Download here [FREE!]

 

Video: Wiley - 'Numbers In Action'



Just when you thought Wiley would never appear in a video again in non-photo form, here he is. Looking animated as ever this is the new single from the brand new studio album '100% Publishing,' due for release this summer on Big Dada Recordings.
'Numbers In Action' is out 30/05 on Big Dada Records, alongside remixes from Toddska and Sticky amongst others.
You can download the single track here now - http://ninjatune.net/release/wiley/numbers-in-action

Video: Shadows with Nas [TEASER]

One of the most interesting forms of marketing in hip hop. Assuming this is for a forthcoming Nas project this seems to me like a teaser of the realest form...!


Video: SB Warm Up Sessions - Marger

SBTV bringing it back to what they do best here, as one of grime's hottest underground artists sprays for the camera..Check the review of his recent 'Kushwave EP' by myself and DJ Ordio Kid HERE..

14 April 2011

Event: Yelawolf Joins U.K. Leg Of Wu-Tang's Tour

The Wu-Tang Clan has added five U.K. dates to their current tour. The tour will begin with two shows at London’s HMV Forum in June and conclude with a headlining show at Manchester Academy in June. After a sabbatical from the domestic leg of the tour, which saw Raekwon release his Shaolin Vs. Wutang, Yelawolf and Young Dirty Bastard will join the Staten Island collective.

Yelawolf Joins U.K. Leg Of Wu-Tang's Tour

June 11, 12 – London HMV Forum
June 13 – Birmingham HMV Institute
June 14 – Edinburgh HMV Picture House
June 15 – Manchester Academy

Theboombox.com reports that the Clan's Abbot will miss the tour due to prior business engagements. "Well, I gotta be honest about the tour. I have too much business going this quarter, so I won't be on the tour," said RZA. "I'm going to try to join those guys during the springtime, though. Wu-Tang is coming to a lot of towns across the country and you know they'll leave their mark. I won't be there, unfortunately."

In the meantime, RZA's business ventures include two movies: martial arts film titled Wu-Tang Vs. The Golden Phoenix, as well as another film, Iron Fist.

Source: Hip Hop DX

Download: DJ AMES PRESENTS INTERNATIONAL HUSTLE UK EDITION 4 HOSTED BY SWAY

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Tracklist

1.Sway Intro
2.Sway – WOW 2011 (POW 2011 Freestyle)
3.Dead Bully – Step The Game Up
4.Skitzo Feat Jeneye – Rise And Shine (Pro By Bouncer)
5.MC Sez – Keep On Grinding
6.One I Feat Rukus – Rise (Pro By Twin Pz & One I)
7.Interlude
8.Bigfoot Feat Sway – Feel Like A King
9.Deeze – Rep The Truth
10.Wave Gang Feat Yaeo & Biggathreat – Look In My Eyez (Harlem To London)
11.Sway – Who’s Line Is It Anyway?
12.LATE Feat Jai Boo – We Do This (Pro By Tricksta
13.Matt Henshaw Feat ReggiiMental and S.Kalibre – All You See (Pro By Mike-S)
14.Sterling Feat M.I.A – Fly Like Paper (Pro By Floops)
15.Interlude
16.LDB Feat Vex Music – She Like It (Pro By Vex Music)
17.D Millz Feat Mayhem (SAS), Bigz & Elise5000 – Superstars (Pro By Froze)
18.Dazzle – Found Myself (Pro By Loops)
19.Spitfire – Fear
20.Mr ShaoDow - Knock 'Em Out (Pro By Gadget (Millenium Jazz Music)
21.D.A – Apathy (Pro By Coldblack)
22.Meeks Feat Squingy, 4th Lord & Malik – The Struggle
23.H.O.O.D Fellaz – Nothin More Nothin Less (Pro By LDN)
24.TTLaw & Ruthless – Chuck It
25.Sway – Outkast
26.Sway Outro

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Video: Pugs Atomz - They Ain't feat. Anton Genius

Dope bassy hip hop here from the US rapper which is on his compilation on BBE records "The Decade"...

Video: Mac Miller - Knock Knock

My favourite new (ish) rapper Mac Miller is due to release his first track in the UK on 13th June. The infectious 1950’s meets 2011 b-skater boy themed video “Knock Knock” has already notched up close to 4 million views, which makes it no surprise that the young Pittsburgh based rapper has made the influential XXL Magazine Freshman of 2011... Watch and see why!

Audio: Pharoahe Monch - Black Hand Side feat. Styles P & Phonte'

Two of some of the greatest lyricists in hip hop history come together for this one - "Black Hand Side", with some hot production by Mike Loe. It's taken from Pharoahe Monch's new album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) on W.A.R. Media/Duck Down Music.

Pharoahe Monch "Black Hand Side" feat. Styles P & Phonte' by duckdown

13 April 2011

Video: DespaCam presents #RiddimKilla featuring Musical Mini

DespaCam presents #RiddimKilla featuring Musical Mini in association with www.StreetsOnDemand.com - Riddim ID : Flava D "Stand Over There". Rating this one!

Audio: Lerix- "I Got This"

First single off Lerix’s new upcoming project “Audio Arcade”, the follow-up to his New Heights” EP... Loving the production on this one, and dude flows nicely with some good bars...





Audio: India Rome & DI Skreet - Piling up the paper

Dope heavy hitting dirty south sounding track here from the self proclaimed KMW or 'kings of the midwest'! I'm feeling this one. Sample on the hook sounds like Bun B but I can't be sure! Check www.indianarome.com for more!


The FBI’s Files on Biggie’s Murder


The FBI has made available to the public hundreds of pages of investigative notes and documents related to the murder of Biggie on March 9, 1997. The docs include incredibly detailed notes on the events that led up to the murder, the shooting itself and the investigation that followed. One bit of information that was previously unknown to the public is the fact that Big was killed with a German Gecko 9mm pistol, a weapon not commonly seen on the streets of the U.S., and some considerably rare ammunition. It will probably take weeks to dig through all of this stuff, but the Smoking Gun points out another interesting tidbit, the personal items Big was carrying at the time of his murder: a bag of weed, an asthma inhaler and 3 Magnum condoms.

View the FBI documents here.

Source: Nah Right

RIP BIG! #1 rapper of all time 

Video: Tempa T mashes up Edinburgh's Liquid Rooms

Vice Magazine's new website Noisey followed Tempa T and SKITZ Beatz as they tore down their show in Scotland. Watch as Temps and Skitz break down the slang and give people an insight into their world...

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Video: SONNYJIM - THE PURPLE PATCH (Part 4) (HD VIDEO)

Brummy UK hip hop star Sonny Jim drops some hot bars, produced by Apatight. You can hear Sonny Jim's hunger on this video, and has some jokes lyrics to match!


Video: Dubbledge - The Phil Mitchell Crackhead Song

Dubbledge provides a 'dark and humorous' telling of long time (UK soap opera) Eastenders character Phil Mitchell. Dubbledge is one of those guys you can expect to come up with the completely unexpected!
Download here and watch below!

Download: DJ AMES PRESENTS INTERNATIONAL HUSTLE UK EDITION 5 HOSTED BY MYSTRO

UK pressure hosted by the mighty Mystro!!!


1.Mystro Intro
2.Mystro – Around My Way (Pro By DJ Swerve)
3.Sir Mic – Only God Can Judge Me
4.Mr 13 – Keep It Moving (Pro By 7th Dan) (MKD)
5.Taiye (N.familia - Nothing but Family) - Trinity Freestyle (Pro By S.Don)
6.Micky Grim & Clas-Sick - Itz az simple az dat (Pro by Lotso Harris)
7.Bigfoot Feat BL3- The Final Straw
8.Cyclonious – Verbal Affairs
9.S.Kalibre – Alarm Clock (Prod. by Slap Up Mill)
10.Mystro Interlude
11.Mystro – U Live & U Learn (Pro By Earth Hip Hop)
12.Leddie & Smoggy – Part Of The Process (Pro By Leddie)
13.Dan-W Feat Charlie Healy, Mousie & Dirty Wallz – Out Of Love
14.V.A.S – Star (Pro By V.A.S)
15.Zaheer Feat V.A.S – Fast Moving
16.Phayme Feat Elisa – Most Go On
17.Gems Feat Dellboy – Welcome To London (Pro By DSD Ent)
18.ZeZi (Formerly known as Kamakaze) – Holla ZeZi
19.The Insomniax – I Do It (Pro By Best Kept Secret)
20.Fla$h – Bang It Out (Pro By Big J)
21.Big V – The Saviour (Pro By Jawbone Jeremiah)
22.Jeye Severe - First Black President (Pro Dj Slademan)
23.Mystro Feat Sharlene Hecto – Blue Planet
24.Mystro Outro

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Audio/Free download: 1982 - Race Against Time ft. Bun B & Josh Xantus

1982 is a new project from Statik Selektah and one of the most under rated lyricists in hip hop Termanology. On this one they link up with Bun B & Josh Xantus to bring you this smooth conscious hip hop joint.


 1982 - Race Against Time ft. Bun B & Josh Xantus by JoshXantus

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Event: Klashnekoff live @ Plan B

Brixton venue Plan B welcomes back one of the true soldiers of the UK Hip-Hop scene for what is sure to be another packed night of real Hip-Hop sounds for real Hip-Hop heads.

10pm - 4am Friday 15th April 2011
@ Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AY (Brixton Tube)

£6 in advance through ticketweb.co.uk / 0844-477-1000 http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=440272
£10 on the night

Video: Swizz Beatz' Top 5 Ad-Libbers with Thesource.com

The Source.com caught up with one of the people I respect the MOST in hip hop (as well as the fact he's stolen Alicia Keys' heart) Swizz Beatz in his New York studio. Swizz being known as one of the best ad-libbers in the game lists off his top 5. Look out for 'Haute Living' coming out later this year.

12 April 2011

Audio: Jeezy – Ballin’ (Feat Lil Wayne)

Jeezy comes hard as hell with a verse from Weezy on this heavy hitting track produced by Lody Lucci. This is the street single from Jeezy‘s upcoming TM103 album, which is bound to be fire if his previous albums are anything to go by!



Interview: Shyne exposes his thoughts on the industry

Shyne, who recently finished a 10 year stint in jail, is a rapper with a big personality, and in this video exposes his thoughts on certain people in the hip hop game and what is was like to spend time behind bars. Just by listening to dude you can tell he's pretty wise and provides a lot of real talk!

Audio: Wiley - Soundboy Killer (Prod. By Blizzard)

WOOOOOAH! Mr Cowie really goes in on this one, firing lyrical shots at Dot Rotten over a beat that sounds like Skepta's 'Mike Lowery' but on crack and steroids followed by a redbull chaser!
Check the download here.

11 April 2011

Audio: AYO ft Manga, Stutter, Slix, Twissman & Jelluz - 'Miracle' [GRIME REMIX]

Producer and rapper AYO has teamed up with MCs Manga (of Roll Deep), Stutter, Slix (Ruff Sqwad), Twissman and Jelluz to bring you the Grime remix to his forthcoming single 'Miracle', produced by Teddy (AKA Silencer), one of THE hottest producers in grime right now, and was responsible for Lethal B's 'POW 2011'.

AYO feat. Jelluz, Twissman, Slix, Manga(Rolldeep), Stutter - Miracle (Teddy's Grime) Remix by AYOMUSIC

9 April 2011

Audio: Kropz - J.F.K.

Why did J.F.K . get assassinated? UK rapper Kropz weighs up the possibilities. Normally I wouldn't bother promoting conspiracy theory based stuff but JFK was a special case! Take a look and make your own decision...

7 April 2011

Video: STIG OF THE DUMP SHIZZIO, CLIPSON - SOUND OF THE WORLD

Different sounding track here from larger than life ex battle rapper Stig, who's joined by some strong emerging names in the cross over hip hop/grime scene! I'm rating this 1! However, Clipson mentions Gordon Brown so unless he wrote this ages ago, dude needs to pick up a newspaper!

Video: Dirty Dike - Pork Pie

BRAND NEW Dirty Dike video for his second single 'Pork Pie' taken from the new LP 'Constant Dikestar'. The album is produced by Mr Constant and features the likes of Stig Of The Dump, Fliptrix, Contact Play, Skuff, The Three Amigos and many more! Available to buy now from http://www.high-focus.com

Video: Chronik - Black Glove

Slew Dem's Chronik drops his vocal over Giggs' hit Look What The Cat Dragged In'. Looks like he's been spotted on camera in Stratford! This is off the mixtape 'Free Chronik'...

2 April 2011

Event: INDUSTRY TAKEOVER PT. 3: ALL DAY SEMINAR & SHOWCASE

Industry Takeover All-Day Seminar and Showcase is back and bigger than ever for it’s third season. Bringing you 8 hours of edutainment, jam-packed with performances from the hottest names in the UK urban music scene, a range of innovative seminars, open mic sessions, essential masterclasses, workshops and exclusive urban cinema screenings.

http://www.urbandevelopment.co.uk/industrytakeover


Taking place on Saturday 16th April 2011, we’ll be taking over the Rich Mix, Shoreditch to bring you 8 hours of non-stop edutainment, jam-packed with seminars featuring the likes of Twin B, Wiley and Logan Sama as well as open mic sessions, masterclasses and workshops with SB.TV, Pitch Controllers, Grime Daily and more.

Plus there’s going to be an exclusive urban cinema, a hot music market full of your favourite brands and performances from the biggest names in urban music including Tempa T, Yasmin, Wretch 32, P Money and more.

Other panelists and artists confirmed include:

Jonathan Shalit (Chairman, ROAR Group & N-Dubz Manager)
Carly Cussen (Head of Production, Channel AKA)
Vash (Manager, Scorcher)
Richard ‘Wiley’ Cowey (Artist & Entrepreneur)
Ace (DJ, 1Xtra &; Artist Manager)
Twin B Alex (Product Manager, Island Records – Tinchy Stryder, Angel)
Chantelle Fiddy (Contributing Editor - RWD, Mixmag Urban, Guardian, A&R, 679 Recordings)
Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson (Journalist &; Consultant, Editor - MTV:The Wrap Up, XXL, The Independent) as well as Wretch32, Wiley, RoxXxan, Charlie Sloth, G FrSH, Lioness, Selah, Black The Ripper and many more!

Industry Takeover All Day Seminar & Showcase @ Rich Mix
Saturday 16th April 2011
Rich Mix, 37-41 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
£10 advance / £6 Early Bird / MOTD
(under 14s need to be accompanied by an adult)
12pm – 9pm (registration closes at 4pm)

Visit http://www.urbandevelopment.co.uk/industrytakeover for more info!
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1 April 2011

Bruno Mars - Liquor Store Blues Feat. Damian Marley [Official Music Video]

Hawaii's man of the moment drops this vid with Junior Gong for one of the best tracks on his brilliant debut album. Really like the way Bruno's taking a different approach to R&B... Take a listen!

Download: English – Local Hero Episode 3


London's most patrioticly named all round MC English is back alongside Left Turn Radio with the 3rd Episode of the Local Hero to download free. Download below and follow English on twitter @EnglishLeftTurn. The first 2 were dope so give this a listen!

DOWNLOAD HERE

Tracklisting:
1. Host for the Evening
2. Time
3. Word of Warning (Ft. Rosie Greenwood)
4. Need Your Help
5. I Can (Ft. Gudren Eden)
6. 16 Goin On 21 (Ft. Teach Em)
7. Hangover In Love
8. Market Place (Ft. April Showers)

Video: ILLSTARZ - WHIFF OF THIS

South East London group Ill Starz want you to take a whiff of this one, taken from their mixtape 'HeadTopz' . Despite the fact that the tune is very US sounding it's still pretty dope and the video's well made too...