30 November 2011

Video: Rax - Splash Ft Rival

20 year old London MC Rax drops the 5th part of ‘The Black Crook Project’ – a dark, dub-grime tinged collaboration with one of 2011's grime front runners Rival. Based around Charles M. Barras' 1866 musical 'The Black Crook', Rax’s current project sees the unique wordsmith release 1 new video every 2 weeks for 6 months. Production from CTek.

29 November 2011

Video: GEKO (USG) - HEAR ME THO

The 14 year old rapper straight out of K-Koke's USG camp drops this sick new video - definitely has a lot more skill than MCs I can think of that are almost double his age! twitter.com/gekoartist
via ThisKidIsAProblem.

28 November 2011

Album Review: Dubbledge vs The Boondocks


Ok, ok, ok.... We all know 'Lips to da floor' - the parody drum and bass/grime track that picked up cult status on YouTube showing some mad crazy bloopers back in 2006. Now as tongue in cheek as that might have been trust, tongues don’t come much sharper than that of it's creator, London hip hop emcee Dubbledge.

His latest offering "Dubbledge vs The Boondocks" took me around 6 minutes to download and about the same amount of time to decide that this record is without a doubt a cut above the rest. Obviously he ain't new to the game and his flow and delivery are testament to that. Going in strong with the subject matter on
first track (Willie Lynch syndrome 'The Making of a Slave') he manages to blend humour with a heavy message.



After a brief interlude D brings out the big guns on production with Chase & Status (which was the original vocal of the track 'Hitz', which Tinie Tempah later had success with), the result? Let’s just say it’s lucky my speakers’ ain't busted cos that shit had me hyped as fuck. After another great concept track with EyeSeeYou, which is based on the police's coding to identify different ethnicities in the UK) D decides to invite some friends to the party in the shape of Willow Wispa, Verbal & Dabbla on (Oi).

Now, features on albums can of course be hit and miss but I guess Edge got his quality control locked as tight as his verses cos these boys kill it standard. Dabbla's highlight was clearly “Too gangster, Side splittin with my dick stuck inside a hamster”. I guess the wheel weren't enough of a work out?

Dubbledge - Chess [produced by Chase & Status]


Stand out track for me (this track don’t need to rhyme) shows just how ill a wordsmith Dubbledge
is, true to the title he doesn’t rhyme and still the track is SO HEAVY. Going out on final track
(Cry) D touches on life’s tests and the quest for success on that “What does it all MEAN?” tip with
a Scarface twist (a rapper that likes Scarface? Whoda thunk it!?)

Still solid, and a good way to wrap things up at 12 tracks (Take note MC’s if you got skills we won’t need 28 tracks to figure that out). All in all this album smacks it on a number of levels and reminded me a little of (DangerMouse & Gemini album) 'Ghetto pop life’ which I still spin now. No doubt I’ll be spinning Doubbledge vs The Boondox for some years to come. Get it.

Review – Suave Debonair

Dubbledge -



Preview and buy the whole album below!

Video: Tinie Tempah performs at the sell out O2 Arena show (inc. after party footage)

DropOut UK bring you all behind the scenes footage on the night Tinie Tempah sold out London O2 Arena! Watch him have voice coaching, rock the stage with Labrinth, and don't miss the ook at the 'Do Not Disturb' after party!

27 November 2011

Video: C4 - OoRITE [produced by Preditah]

Something fresh out of the Birmingham grime scene here as C4 collabs with his brother Preditah on this insane beat (one of many) and gives people a taste of what's to come. He's releasing his debut single 'Off Track' in January, which I predict will be very successful.

C4 - OoRITE from MTV - The Wrap Up on Vimeo.

Video: Frisco - F64 [S3.EP19]

The Boy Better Know member and friend of Mark Duggan (whose death by the police ignited the UK riots earlier this year) gets involved in SBTV's 3rd series of F64, filmed from his studio.


Audio: DJ Kay Slay Ft. Doo Wop, DJ Khaled, DJ Drama & Nathaniel - The King Of The Streets [DJs rapping!]


Most of the time you don't really hear a DJ speak... except in hip hop where they DJs love to leave their mark on the track. On this one they've gone a step further by actually dropping verses on a beat, which is unheard of, and even more surprising when the names are so big! This is one of those "I'll believe it when I hear it" moments. Kinda big tho!
DJ Kay Slay Ft. Doo Wop, DJ Khaled, DJ Drama & Nathaniel - The King Of The Streets by Sticky Toffee PR

Video: LOGIC & LAST RESORT - WE'LL NEVER KNOW FEAT MAVERICK SABRE, AKALA & BIG FRIZZLE

Some deep bars and wisdom here, on the first video from Logic & Last Resort's long awaited album 'True Talk'. 'We'll Never Know' features the vocals of chart topping Maverick Sabre, MOBO Award winning Akala and a soulful hook from Big Frizzle.

Video: M.O.P. Speak On Why They Left G-Unit

Good to hear this from the source (not the magazine!) as they signed with the Unit back in 2005 at the same time as Mobb Deep, and despite releasing a few tracks never had any mixtape or album releases.

Audio: Terror Danjah Movember Mix 2011

The veteran grime producer/DJ drops this fresh Movember mix to celebrate Terror Danjah's signing to Elastic Artists, featuring a lot of his own productions as well as stuff from Preditah, Rude Kid, Wiley and more.

Video: D.S.T - Lord Knows

The upcoming East London rapper drops his take on the crazy Just Blaze track off Drake's new album.

Hip Hop releases and events: 28 November - 4 December

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Releases scheduled for 28 November - 4 December

DateArtistTitleLabel
28.11SincereAin’t Nobody Like You (single)YE Records
29.11Rashad & ConfidenceThe Element of SurpriseIll Adrenaline
29.11Stevie CrooksVLNS NVR DIE
29.11Curren$yJet Life: Jet World Order


Events scheduled for 28 November - 4 December

DateArtistLocationVenue
28.11DJ ShadowBristolO2 Academy
28.11AkalaBristolUniversity of Bristol
28.11J. ColeBirminghamO2 Academy
28.11JehstKingston Upon ThamesThe Peel
28.11‘Celebrating the Caribbean Roots of Hip Hop’ ft. Phife Dwag and Rodney PLondonThe Tabernacle
28.11Professor GreenGlasgowBarrowland
29.11DJ ShadowNottinghamRock City
29.11Professor GreenEdinburghHMV Picture House
30.11Das RacistManchesterThe Ruby Lounge
1.12Das RacistLondonXOYO
1.12DJ ShadowBirminghamHMV Institute
1.12‘BBC 1Xtra Live’ ft. Big Sean, Lady Leshur and othersLondonO2 Academy Brixton
1.12Wretch 32LondonKOKO
2.12DJ ShadowLeedsO2 Academy
2.12SavvyBasingstokePoison Bar
2.12Das RacistSouthamptonJoiners Arms
2.12 Professor GreenManchesterManchester Academy
3.12Das RacistBrightonThe Haunt
3.12DJ ShadowLiverpoolO2 Academy
3.12Phi Life CypherLondonRelentless Garage
3.12Aloe BlaccBirminghamHMV Institute
3.12‘Sampled’ ft. Mak Rae, Spin Doctor and othersLondonBar Music Hall
3.12Professor GreenPreston 53 Degrees
4.12De La SoulLondonIndigo2
4.12Aloe BlaccLeedsO2 Academy

Video: CAXTON PRESS - THE PRESS

Debut video here from a new collective of some established names from the underground UK hip hop scene.. Caxton Press consists of Manage, Amy True, eMCeeKilla, KingPin & DJSnuff. Look out for the forthcoming album 'Shame The Devil'.

26 November 2011

Audio: Bartoven - The money and the yatties


Have been checking out Bartoven's stuff for a while and definitely think he'll be a name you'll see alot in 2012. Check this, a track not included on his recent 'I Am Not Road EP' but really strong regardless as he vocals Fat Joe "(HaHa) Slow Down" and switches it up in the last quarter!



Don't forget to download his mixtape here!



25 November 2011

Video: Telemachus feat. Jehst - The Sheltering Sky

Two of the most respected veterans amongst the contemporary UK hip hop scene get their awesome on with this piece of fire set to a Bedouin backdrop. Telemachus is the producer/engineer who was previously known as Chemo.