30 August 2011
Download: Jay Weathers - Chill Out Zone Too
With all due respect to the 'experts' out there that claim he's rubbish, these bars kind of prove them wrong. I'm no Chipmunk fanboy but have been listening to him since about 2006 and he's always had lyrical content - in this video he uses it to claim he no longer needs his label!
The Z Dot beat gets duppied once more by the up-and-coming SE London grime MC.. watch out for this guy he's moving up.
29 August 2011
One of the more overlooked lyricists in the scene, who I was first put onto thru a Twitter co-signing by Wiley... He's dropped this new video with the homies Nik Squared for this track which is on a bit of a profound tip. Not one you'll expect to hear at Carnival today, but definitely a zoners!
27 August 2011
Alabama rapper Yelawolf has announced the release date for his debut album for Eminem's record label, Shady records. Yelawolf's album Radioactive, will hit stores on October 25th, via a deal with his label Ghet-O-Vision/Shady Records/DGC/Interscope.
According to Yelawolf, the album was inspired by his hardscrabble upbringing in Gadsden, Alabama.
"Radioactive is the fallout of my life's inspirations, a testament to my ability to survive it all and to tell the story," Yelawolf said. "Sometimes I want to party, sometimes I want to fight and sometimes I want to cry. I'm human and this album is as honest as it gets."
The album features production by Justice league, The Audibles, Diplo and SupaHotBeats.
"We are very eager for the world to hear Radioactive and proud to be presenting the album on Shady Records," Eminem said in a statement today (August 18th). "Yelawolf is a true original and he has crafted an incredible record."
The first single from the album is titled “Hard White (Up In the Club),” which features Lil Jon, and is due in stores on October 25th.
If you're not aware of this guy, watch this video and you'll see why Eminem signed him!
- DOM KENNEDY - GRINDIN
- BIG SEAN - I DO IT
- DJ KHALED FT DRAKE, RICK ROSS, LIL WAYNE - IM ON ONE
- ITS NATE - IM ON ONE (FREESTYLE)
- JAY ROCK FT KENDRICK LAMAR, AB SOUL & SCHOOLBOY Q - SAY WASSUP
- WIZ KHALIFA, CURRENSY & BIG SEAN - DOT DOT DOT
- LIL WAYNE FT DRAKE - SHE WILL
- DRAKE - HEADLINES
- MEEK MILL FT RICK ROSS - IM A BOSS
- SBTRKT FT LITTLE DRAGON & DRAKE - WILDFIRE (REMIX)
- DJ CABLE - WOO JACKPOT
- MEEK MILL FT RICK ROSS - TUPAC BACK
- FAZE MIYAKE - TAKE OFF
- MAGNETIC MAN FT P MONEY - ANTHEMIC (FAZE MIYAKE REMIX)
- S-X - G SHOCK
- PIFF GANG - LETS GO
- D DOUBLE E - LET IT BLOW
- JAY Z & KANYE WEST - NIGGAS IN PARIS
- JHENE AIKO - STRANGER (NGUZUNGU REMIX)
- MOSCA - TILT SHIFT (SWING TING REFIX DUB)
- SBTRKT FT JESSIE WARE - RIGHT THING TO DO
- MS DYNAMITE - NEVA SOFT (REDLIGHT REMIX)
An artist we've been pushing recently drops a new video for the channel - check the interview we did with Row D a little while back here...
Here's his his recent freestyle of Faze Miyake's Take Off beat which is a free download also:
Take off freestyle (Produced by Faze Miyakie) by rowdbeats
The North London producer behind some of the biggest artists in grime chats to Mixclique Visions about a bag of different stuff - and previews some of his new material which is sounding crazy...
26 August 2011
The Boy Better Know member drops this new EP for his fans and fans-to-be and he's sounding on point. Hadn't heard much from Big Fris recently so it's good to get some fresh bars from one of the more consistent MCs in grime. The EP features Tinchy Stryder, Example, J2K, Skepta, Ghetts, Lioness and more.
25 August 2011
The North London representer drops a video for his new one, jumping on this sick dubstep beat.
‘Ain’t Nobody Like You’ is the first single taken from Sincere’s upcoming ‘Now Or Never’ EP which features Wretch 32 and singer Daley. The video for ‘Ain’t Nobody Like You’ was released at midnight last night via Grime Daily and is currently raking in views after a premiere from MistaJam (Radio 1/1xtra)
Lil Wayne featuring Jadakiss and Drake – It’s Good by Hypetrak
Never heard of these guys but really feeling it. Strong production from The Opus and some great lyrics and delivery from Pigeon John.
The legendary album which came out over 10 years ago is discussed in this rare interview appearance from the [former] Fugee, who supposedly claimed that she'd rather her children starve than white people buy her music. Hopefully we'll see some new material from her but don't hold your breath.
23 August 2011
I'm not one to post up old content but considering the circumstances, this footage could be considered vintage. The guy's flow and confidence are stronger here than a lot are bringing in 2011!
Some fresh sounding UK hip hop (note the difference between this and road rap!) here from three names doing a lot in the underground seen. The track is the 1st single from My Thirteen's album the 'Red Tape' EP available for FREE download, and is produced by top UK beatmaker Nutty P.
A very appropriate name for this banger from two of the most rowdy MCs in the grime scene right now, as they go back to back over Spooky's filthy beat. This is the type of track that will destroy any grime set so be prepared! This is the CD quality version, and NOT the radio rip from Spooky's set on Deja Vu recently.
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M.I.K. & Discarda - Lord Of The Hypes (clip) CQ Quality prod by Spooky by BlatantlyBlunt
The MC, member of grime crew Nationality (alongside Jammin and others) drops this sick concept video over a nuts dubstep beat courtesy of True Tiger. Rating this track and it's cool how he's blended the radio station names into the hook. ARD!
I caught a freestyle off the man himself a little while ago, check it out! here:
Great event happening at Chelsea FC, featuring some of the cream of the UK's talent as well as emerging stars that we can expect to see in the future. Entertainment will be provided from acts such as Britain's Got Talent semi finalists Girls Roc, up close magic provided by Oliver Ward with the Urban street team showcasing their unique brand of freestyle chicanery alongside a whole host of breathtaking surprises on the night.
The hosts for the night will be Choice Fm’s finest Kojo and his partner in crime
on the night BiG! Presenter Carly Wilford...
Under The Bridge: Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, SW6 IHS
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To win 2 tickets for this event, just answer the following question:
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22 August 2011
One of the most edgy, fierce and fired up collaborations from two of the most respected lyricists in the game gets a video. It seems like Royce is finally getting the shine he deserves.
51 mins of high grade UK-centric beats mixed by Foreign Beggars' DJ No Names presenting grime, dubstep, hip hop, and other bassey type bangers!
Look out for the as yet unheard collaboration between two of the hottest producers in the world right now, a masterpiece by intergalactic stadium slayers Nero + Skrillex!
20 August 2011
Sick video from Badness more on a hip hop flex but he's sounding fresh and has switched his style up for this one and the lyrics are on point!
Check this vid I did with him recently
19 August 2011
Theophilus London will be kicking off a new series of concerts (this one in Austin, Texas) called Special Engagements, powered by Dell and Intel live on Vice Mag's music hub Noisey.com. It let's you watch the show live and vote on which one-of-a-kind shirt Theophilus London will wear during the show, which remix Theophilus London debuts and more.. Everyone who votes is entered to win one of five custom D1FN hats. Check it out below and visit http://noisey.com/specialengagements...
18 August 2011
Birmingham producer DJ Pantha brings his own Bassline music to a bag of grime MCs and mixes it up with a few vocal classics being given the unique Bassline house backdrop. Tracklist below. Check DJ Pantha on Twitter.
DJ Pantha's 'Grime Vs Bassline Mix' For MTV's The Wrap Up by Joseph 'JP' Patterson 2
DJ Pantha Ft. SWV – ‘It’s You’ (2011)
DJ Pantha Ft. Rikki Tuff – ‘Can’t Beat The Farda’
DJ Pantha Ft. Willow Smith – ‘Whip My Hair’ (MadmanDUB)
DJ Pantha – ‘Candy Shop’ (2011)
DJ Pantha & Trauma – ‘Cake & Bread’ (‘Off Limits’ Produced By Pantha)
DJ Pantha – ‘10 Commandments’
Trauma & Pantha – ‘Word On Road’ (‘Stone Cold’ Produced By Pantha)
DJ Pantha – ‘Dutty’
DJ Pantha Ft. Cubzy – ‘Dem A Talk’
DJ Pantha Ft. MNT – ‘A Dat Me Seh’ (House Remix)
DJ Pantha Ft. Cee Cee Peniston – ‘Finally’
Pantha – ‘Dutty Darg’
DJ Pantha – ‘Emmerdale Riddim’
DJ Pantha Ft. Movez – ‘WV Make Doe’
DJ Pantha Ft. Safone – ‘Its Saf-1 (ONE)’
Lil Nasty – ‘Nasty By Nature’ (DJ Pantha Remix)
Pantha – ‘Shark Tail’
DJ Pantha – ‘You And I’ (Instrumental)
DJ Pantha – ‘G6 Niche’
DJ Pantha Ft. Queen T – ‘Favourite Song’
DJ Pantha – ‘Barbra Streisand’
DJ Pantha – ‘Americano’ (Electro House)
DJ Pantha – ‘August Leaves’ (Progressive House)
So today’s the day that loads of you lot (in the U.K.) will have received your exam results, which means university or whichever path you choose instead… Don’t get all obsessed about uni though - it isn’t the only way to realize your destined future of Beamers, Benz' and Bentleys.
However, if it is a university course you’ve picked, don’t waste your time and money by skipping lectures in favour of watching Jeremy Kyle shout at a bunch 16 year old alcoholic single mothers!
It may well also be worth your time checking out this sponsored post for Santander, who, for the third year running are ‘making it rain’ with their ‘I love £50’ competition.
The bank is giving away £50 - every hour of every day, for 30 days (!!!) to promote their student bank account. On top of that there are five cash prizes of £1000 being given away for you to spend on whatever students need at uni like err… books and stationery (right?!).
If you want a chance to get your hands on some of that free dough to hit up Freshers Week, G’d up from the feet up, enter the competition via their facebook page and just hit the ‘like’ button!
17 August 2011
Video: Byron features on Logan Sama's Kiss 100 After Hours show with Jammin, Dimples, Durrty Skanx, Harry Shotta & Romo
Six emcees all from different parts of the grime scene are brought together as promo towards Z Dot's latest EP, 'Gangster'. It was released recently featuring all of these artists plus a a few more! Download the audio here, but watch how Jammin' comes in on the CRAZY instru that Logan drops here!
Download Byron's new EP 'Deep Lyrics and Dirty Beats' for free here
Heard this on David Rodigan's Kiss 100 show, and the initial comparison to the recent Damian Marley/Nas project of course came to mind. However in many ways this is better! Really rating what Stephen Marley's doing at the moment!
The guy that almost ruined his whole career thru making moist hip-pop out returns back to what he does best! Let the good times flow.
16 August 2011
Play: Styles P - Harsh feat. Busta Rymes and Rick Ross
Styles P "Harsh" feat. Busta Rymes 'n Rick Ross [explicit] by eOne Music
The Glasgow desi DJ was the guest recently with 1xtra's resident RnB mix DJ, CJ Beatz for his weekly feature, 'Lastnight A DJ Saved My Life'... Tracklist below.
CJ Beatz 1xtra Guest M1X by Gully Singh
1) Nicole Scherzinger - Right There (Desi Hits Remix)
2) Javeon McCarthy - Love Without A Heart
3) Keyshia Cole - I Ain't Thru Instrumental
4) Mary J Blige Feat. Diddy & Lil Wayne - Someone To Love Me
5) Chris Brown - She Ain't You (Instrumental)
6) Keri Hilson Feat. Nelly - Lose Control
7) Rihanna - Man Down
8) Frank Ocean - Swim Good
9) Bruno Mars Feat. Damian Marley - Liquor Store Blues
10) Ed Sheeran - The A-Team (Shy FX Remix Instrumental)
11) Frank Ocean - We All Try
As far as I remember I've never posted a football themed tune on here over three and half years but then again there's not been anything good to post!!
As an Arsenal fan since the early 1990s this video dug out a few old memories which were logged in a dark dusty corner of my brain... The MC's got a Devlin approach to the rapping which is never bad and a tight flow structure. The hook's a bit 'meh' but he's got bars and flows to make up so gotta give this some airtime... Love it when he bigs up Pat Rice!
J Cole adds another hit to his list of great feel good tracks. Lyrical and proud but still modest and classy! These types of rappers are a dyeing breed in 2011 but J Cole's doing his thing without needing to follow any trends so all salutes to the man.
15 August 2011
For the next 29 days you're able to watch 'Life of Rhyme', a documentary as part of the UK TV Channel's Street Summer series, featuring some of the best UK MCs ever, ranging from Taskforce to Ghetts.
Akala as the host covers the diverse qualities that modern MCs obtain - and explores the contribution to spoken word and poetry speaking to underground legends from hip hop, grime and reggae.
Akala really grills Giggs about the message behind his music, and seems to hit a few raw nerves with the Peckham road rap star and asks some questions not many would include in their interview...
He covers all aspects of what an MC does, from flow patterns, content, styles of rappers and what rap music does when played loudly to large groups of people!
WATCH THE EPISODE HERE:
In what seems to be an unnecessary shout for attention and negativity (as if there wasn't enough already), the Game name checks the five people he thinks suck the most. Could this start a series of unnecessary sleepless nights for the LA rapper?
This is his top choice, click here to peep the other 4! I have to admit I do agree to a certain extent who he picks as #1.
The fizziest flow is back in full effect as he sprays over this heavy beat for his latest video which I'm rating also... Keep your eyes peeled and ears sharpened Scru's taking over - one tune at a (double) time... SHOO!! SHOO!!
I caught up with the man himself a little while back, where he also sprayed some exclusive bars for BlatantlyBlunt TV!
14 August 2011
One of the sickest names in the grime scene right now sits down with Street Starz to discuss a few matters including Lord of the Mic 3, his new EP/single Shadows, and what record deal he has in the pipeline.
This is probably the Perez Hilton type blog I've ever done but this is pretty kinda like a big deal... The tune she's performing Superbass is dope also!
13 August 2011
Play: Mistah F.A.B. ft. T-Pain - City Lights (Prod. By The Cataracs)
As the anticipation for "Cold Blooded Tank" (his collaborative mixtape with producer G Tank) builds, Doller (formerly known as Doller Da Dustman) has released the audio to his ode to love-making, entitled "Sex Wars" with additional vocals from female MC Shawty. Rating this!
Take a look at this for something a bit unpredictable and sick at the same time, this is the new single from a band called Screaming Soul - reggae/dub singer Ghetto Priest (of On-U Sound fame) combines with MC/producer Sandman to bring the title track from their new album...
Check a preview for Screaming Soul's debut album, released on Emerging Species 29th August:
Zdot releases the third in the "Route To Success" series with some hard bodied beats from Wiley, Harry Shotta, Doller, Griminal, Kozzie, Manga, Rival and many more aswell as instrumentals from Zdot and The Elite (his production duo with Dan Dare).
The official mixtape is available to download for free and showcases tracks left in the Zdot vault, instrumentals from popular vocal tracks and previous collaborations. ZDot's Gangster EP is out now on iTunes.
With his trademark live Fluteboxing (beat boxing through the flute while playing it at the same time), Flutebox' explosive blend unites Hip Hop, Dubstep and Beatbox beats with Jazz, Funk and Eastern melodies.
This former pirate radio Jungle MC has become a massive YouTube hit with millions of views worldwide. The catalyst for this came from a collaborative performance with Beardyman at the London Google offices, which has now reached over 6 million views!
Appearing in this video are NATHAN 'FLUTEBOX' LEE, SKREIN (vocals), WANDAN (beatbox), DJ TIGERSTYLE (dex 'n fx), MAQUENZIE (keys), MIKE PAGULATOS (viola) and MATT CONSTANTINE (cello).
12 August 2011
Wretch and Devs add some flavour to an already sick track by dropping verses over Ed's latest single, which was a track he did with SB.TV in February 2010 which helped his meteoric rise to fame.
I did an interview with Ed, shortly after his grime collaborations project dropped. Take a look!
With this weeks events in London the whole of the UK is asking 'what is going on?'... Here Skriblah DanGogh, the dark yet insightful from Terra Firma gives us some food for thought as he releases this brand new freestyle about the riots. If you like it, download here.
One of the most exciting MCs to emerge from the dirty south via Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group drops this highly anticipated mixtape, which features the likes of Beanie Sigel, Yo Gotti and Mr Ross himself.
Stream here or download by clicking the cover below...
10 August 2011
9 August 2011
Really rating the approach this Brighton MC/producer has taken to this, which is taken from the album 'I Still Work Harder'. The beat's unpredictable and the bars ain't cliche'd if you listen properly!
7 August 2011
Episode one of a new series by political activist/journalist Jody McIntyre in which he asks some serious questions about the modern society we live in. Combine this with politically charged UK hip hop from Logic, Mic Righteous and more and you get 'Bars for Change'.
6 August 2011
Play: DMX Feat. Busta Rhymes – Otis
Busta announced this track a few days back in the studio with DJ Khaled...
Expect all the sickest dubstep, grime, hip hop and more down at The MacBeth in Shoreditch tonight as the legendary Vagabondz night host Badness birthday mash up with some of the best artists in their scenes..
If your fridge is looking a bit empty at the moment, make sure you get down there early for free burgers and jerk chicken before 10pm!
TRUE TIGER Ft. SUKH KNIGHT, BLUE BEAR & SCANDALOUS UNTLD
BADNESS BIRTHDAY SET w/ KILLA P & DIZZLE KID
DIRTY DIKE, JAM BAXTER, FLIPTRIX & SAMMY B-SIDE (HIGH FOCUS RECORDS)
GENERAL ROOTS (LIVE)
£5 ADVANCE TICKETS HERE - http://ticketfort.com/
£7+ ON THE DOOR
70 Hoxton Street
We caught up with the man himself a little while back to catch some fresh bars on the journey down to Morfius studio - and later on grabbed some exclusive fire from the booth!
5 August 2011
The Kiss 100 grime authority chats to Jammer about the return of the forthcoming Lord of the Mics clashes. The hype sessions have been done, and the beef is cooking so this will be a hotly tipped event that is a welcome return to the 2004 milestone in the grime scene. Follow the happenings on twitter: @LordOfTheMics.
3 August 2011
Grime label promoters/DJs Butterz present a night at Cable in London Bridge, with live sets from Kode 9/ Elijah & Skilliam with P Money / Terror Danjah / Swindle / Champion / Royal T / D.O.K /
Scratcha DVA. As well as that, they're taking over room 2 hosted by S.O.T.U (Sounds Of The Underground) playing the best in UK Funky and Deep House.
2 August 2011
Something a bit different here as South London's Jessica Symonds reminisces about the 'old days' which is a subject we can all relate to. A great track from a live band to compliment the sweet vocals that the singer/rapper brings. Good vibes here all round from this home grown talent!
Ex Terra Firma (Klashnekoff's group) member Kyza aka B.L.A.C.K A.D.A.M is back with part one of his new freestyle season. The legendary UK rapper vocals a bag of beats on a gully and conscious vibe - all mixed, engineered and mastered by DJ/Producer/Engineer - No One Special. If you're unfamiliar with Kyza, check the video below, and you'll know this guy's a certified heavy weight.
Check out the mixtape on this soundcloud set or download it here:
Kyza aka B.L.A.C.K A.D.A.M Freestyle Season mixed and engineered by No One Special by No One Special
This is the certified classic UK banger Fight Club, which you need to know about if you claim to be a fan of UK hip hop/rap... in fact this is verging on grime!