31 January 2012

Video: Lil Wayne - Mirror ft. Bruno Mars

One of the stand out tracks on Carter 4 unsurprisingly gets a video - with a strong hook and lyrics from Weezy this has radio hit written all over it. The Michael Jackson comparisons appear two-fold - both in the loose reference to 'Man in the Mirror' as well as the crucifixion imagery MJ exhibited on the 1995 classic 'Earth Song'.


Video: PUSH! MONTANA - LAST OF THE MOHICANS! feat. MAINO

Maino jumps on this new one from an artist I was not previously aware of but they both go in on this grimey NYC banger. Good to see a comeback from Maino who was really promising towards the end of the noughties but disappeared for a while.

Video: Jendor Freestyle [OUAG-TV]

Once Upon A Grime TV drop their latest video, with Jendor's (OGz). Beat provided by Splurt.

Audio: M.I.K. - More [Radio rip on DJ Cameo UKG BBC 1Xtra]

New track from M.I.K. called 'More' being aired at DJ Cameo's UKG show on BBC 1Xtra. Produced by Faze Miyake (instrumental called 'Reptile')


30 January 2012

Audio: Sean Price - Remember Me

New heat from the underground NYC rapper from Boot Camp Clik. Not many that do it quite like Price! Dope production from Scram Jones and top quality bars on this.

Audio: Mobb Deep ft. Rapper Noyd & Infamous Mobb - Keep Getting That Paper (Audible Doctor Remix)


First track off an promising new Mobb Deep, Big Noyd, & Infamous Mobb compilation EP called "Infamous Team", which sees Prodigy and Havoc work with the guys they came up with in Queens Bridge, NY. Purchase the full EP on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/infamous-team-ep/id494597033

Video: ScruFizzer - SB.TV Warm Up Sessions

The West London grime represntor gives SB a dose of his quick fire flow.


Check the interview/freestyle vid I grabbed with him back in April last year - hard!

Hip Hop releases + events scheduled for 30 January - 5 February



This page will give you an overview of the main Hip Hop releases and events scheduled in the UK for this week. The info has been put together by HipHopListings who provide heads across the UK with updates on new events and releases.

Let us or HipHopListings (ukhiphoplistings@gmail.com) know if there’s anything you’d like to see added to this overview (or any future ones coming up)

Releases scheduled for 30 January - 5 February
DateArtistTitleLabel
31.1Kid Cudi X Dot Da GeniusWZRD
31.1NattyBasement Muzik EP
31.1AraabMuzikInstrumental University


Events scheduled for 30 January - 5 February
DateArtistLocationVenue
30.1Roots ManuvaBirminghamHMV Institute
30.1GZABournemouthOld Fire Station
30.1Gym Class HeroesLondonKOKO
31.1Roots ManuvaBrightonConcorde 2
31.1GZA ft. Micall ParknsunLondonO2 Islington Academy
31.1Jean Grae and Mr. Len ft. Chima AnyaLondonJazz Cafe
1.2Roots ManuvaNorwichThe Waterfront
3.2Roots ManuvaBristolAnsons Room
3.2DJ Semtex presents T.MillsLondonKOKO
3.2“J-Dilla Changed My Life”ManchesterThe Ruby Lounge
3.2Akil the MC (Jurassic 5)LondonThe Garage
4.2Roots ManuvaLondonThe Roundhouse
4.2“J-Dilla Changed My Life”BrightonSticky Mike’s Frog Bar
5.2“J-Dilla Changed My Life”LondonScala




29 January 2012

Video: Marger talks taking Grime mainstream, getting signed, Lord of the Mics 3 + more

Marger talks to Urbanworld & SK Vibemaker about taking Grime to the mainstream, getting signed to a major label, his infamous Lord of the Mics 3 clash with Layz, and more

Download: DJ COMPLEX & KING APPAREL PRESENTS - THE KINGS OF GRIME 2:THE GIFT & THE CURSE


DJ Complex dropped a second volume of his mixtape, teaming up with clothing brand KING APPAREL. 'KINGS OF GRIME 1' was released in May last year, which to date has been played over 50,000 times and has over 10,000 downloads worldwide!

Stream here or use links below download



DOWNLOAD LINKS:

TRACKLIST -
  1. MERKY ACE-EVERY TIME
  2. FAZE MIYAKE - BOOM
  3. FAMILY TREE - BOOM REMIX
  4. G-TANK - BUZZER
  5. D POWER FT BIG NARSTIE - GO NUTZ
  6. TEEZA - B4 THE STORM
  7. FAZE MIYAKE - DEAD BATTERY
  8. MERKY ACE - CATCH UP
  9. TEEZA - INTERVENTION
  10. D DOUBLE E - BE LIKE ME
  11. SPLURT DIABLO - LAUNCH
  12. DISCARDA - RHYME ON
  13. STEVO - POMP POMP
  14. J BEATZ - FEEDBACK REMIX
  15. MANGA FT - RIKO DISCARDA BREEZE & FLOWDAN-NO MC REMIX
  16. FAZE MIYAKE - TOM & JERRY
  17. TEEZA - AZKABAN
  18. SPLURT DIABLO - BANG
  19. TKO FT MERKY ACE(FAMILY TREE) - BANG VOCAL
  20. FAZE MIYAKE - BANG REMIX
  21. G TANK - ALLADIN GENIE
  22. MANGA FT WILEY - 24/7
  23. NEON BEATZ - ATTACK
  24. NEWHAM GENERALS - DOOMED
  25. SPOOKY - RUSTY BELL
  26. M.I.K - ELSEWHERE REMIX
  27. JSWEET - IT AINT OVER
  28. MERKY ACE - ONE SPLIFF(DJ COMPLEX DUBPLATE SPECIAL)
  29. SPOOKY - SPARTAN (MOSKA DUB REMIX)
  30. SPLURT DIABLO - STONE COLD
  31. TEEZA - THE SET UP
  32. JAMMER FT L.O.T.M ALLSTARS - LORD OF THE MICS(ACAPELLA)
  33. ROSSI B & LUCA - MIND THE GAP INTRUMENTAL(SPOOKY REMIX)
  34. ROSSI B & LUCA FT FLIRTA D - MIND THE GAP(SPOOKY REMIX)
  35. EGO - NUTTUM LIKE BACK THEN
  36. RIVAL - TALK THAT
  37. KWAM MC - MARCH 2011
  38. RAGE & LEXMAN - THE ARRIVAL


Interview: Dubbledge

 Not long ago, we dropped a review of  the UK hip-hop lyricist's latest album 'Dubbledge vs. The boondocks', thanks to our contributor Suave Debonaire. We're back with the exclusive interview with the man himself, where Edge talks about the Mayan calendar the UK hip-hop game, Nando's chicken and more!



BB: Hi Dubbledge - how was the process of making your latest album 'Dubbledge vs the Boondocks'?
D: It was jokes – I spent time listening out for just the right snippet of knowledge, in the form of a joke offensive enough to make a dead man grin, yea it was fun.

BB: What are your thoughts on the amount of urban/rap channels on YouTube around ? Are they a good or bad thing for the scene, in your opinion?
Both I guess. It seems success is based on views more than sales now. Music is free pretty much and most music video channels on tel-a-lie vision play bulls**t on repeat, so why not make your own channel and show them how it's done. As they say, “power to the people as someone with a brain and some balls.”


BB: What are your main frustrations when it comes to making and putting out your music?
D: The business side – the marketing side - the promoting and publishing side - I don't even like writing! I just like the performing and spitting in the studio and that’s it! The rest of the music biz can eat a sausage.



BB: What was the last song you listened to?
Well the last song I heard was some R&B bulls**t on the radio but the last song I actually paid some kind of attention was Common’s diss to Drake.

BB:  Do you take influence from music outside hip-hop? If so, what bands butter your crumpets?
Yea can't help it, I can listen to anything and be influenced but no band springs to mind I guess I just hear bits here and there but don't really focus on any bands in particular so my crumpets are pretty dry.

BB: It's the end of the world this year, how do you think that shit will play out? And if it does what's your plan?
D: That Mayan calendar ending in 2012 ain’t the end of the world it's just the end of ‘their’ calendar. The date on the Mayan calendar is 13.0.0.0.0, the end of the ‘13th Baktun’ period - it’s a cycle so it just starts over the next day as 0.0.0.0.1. - a bit like how after Sunday you get Monday.

I would love to see a spiritual transformation though, and an end to the brainwash and fear dominated low vibrational bollocks they pump us full of. So if there is a DNA upgrade waiting for us out there during some deep cosmic alignment during 2012 then hook a brother up!



BB: Why do cats have it so easy?
In my honest opinion all pussy deserves to have it easy.

BB: what's the shittiest and best bit of clothing you own?
D: LOL good question. The shittest is a Hawaiian shirt the girls at work got me to wear for my leaving drink- its more butters than the butter on that buttered crumpet you mentioned. Pigeons wouldn't even shit on it!

The best has got to be a personalised t-shirt my lady made me. She took my Dubbledge logo and made a two-tone image over a t-shirt that said 'I AM' in gold and silver diamant√© - so it had the ‘I AM’ then the Dubbledge logo over the top just glistening. It looked soooo sick, must have taken her hours but that top is so sellable I might have to go into mass production!

BB: Timberlands or Pumas with the fat laces?
Puma's with the fatty's - Never been into Timbo's

BB: What can we expect from you this year to end all years?
D: Expect TEN TOES DOWN!!! No fingers just ten toes down.

BB: Do you like Nandos? I think it's overrated personally.
D: WOT! Nando's is the one franchise I'm gonna buy in to when I got it like that. How dare you offend my chicken! omg-kmt-smh-WTF !

Chess - Dubbledge vs Chase & Status by Charleevision

BB: Give us your favourite quote.
D: “omg-kmt-smh-WTF!”

BB: Who are your top 3 British EMCEES?
D: Hmmm. In no particular order Kyza, Dabbla and Wretch32. Just because I like swagger with intelligence and I think they may be better than me (only sometimes though - don't get it twisted lol).

BB: Anything you want to add?
D: Yea big up all the heads reading, and yourselves of course. Hope you are blessed in everything you do.
Go check out Dubbledge.com and @dubbledge on twitter. Raise your vibrations, spread love and keep two thumbs up and TEN TOES DOWN!

Dubbledge's new album is out now. Stream or download it below!



Interview by a suave debonaire. Editing by Nick BlatantlyBlunt.

Download: Supar Novar - Here I Am [mixtape]

 


'Here I Am' is the brand new mixtape from a North London rapper I've been known about since 2001 when he was a member of legendary uk hip hop collective Mud Fam. Mixed by well respected producer & deejay Show N Prove, 'Here I Am' showcases some of Supar Novar's best work to date, featuring collaborations with Dappy from N-Dubz, MCD, Danny Bones, Big Ben, Mr. 13 and more, as well as production from Dead Man Walkn, Farma G, Show N Prove and his own beats also.




Supar Novar - Here I Am (Full Track-listing):
01. Here I Am Intro (Produced by Supar Novar)
02. Here I Am & Remix (Produced by T. Sanders)
03. Done It All Before (Charlie Sloth BBC 1Xtra Radio Rip)
04. Let's Start Again (Produced by Havoc Beats)
05. Why Is It Feat. Dappy, Saint & Danny Bones
06. Falling To Pieces (Produced by Dead Man Walkn)
07. Little Soldier (Produced by Farma G)
08. Never Like This Feat. Ragz Sweet Jones, Big Ben & Danny Bones
09. Suttin Outta Nuttin Feat. Big Ben & Barry Knight
10. One Of Us Gotta Win Feat. Yaeo
11. Re-Up UK Remix Feat. Hardhead Jacob & Re-Up Tha Boss
12. Problem Feat. RP & Deezy (Produced by Show N Prove)
13. I Don't Believe Them Feat. MCD (Produced by Supar Novar)
14. No Games Feat. Terra Slim (Produced by Sken)
15. Let It Rain Feat. Mr 13 & Big Frizzle (Produced by Wizard)
16. Come This Far (Produced by Dead Man Walkn)
17. BONUS TRACK: SBTV Freestyle Feat. Jamal Edwards & MCD

One of the lead singles from the mixtape, which has a more cross over sound but still keeps the lyrical content and substance to gain airplay on Charlie Sloth's 1xtra show.

Video: Dimples - GSF (Grime Scene Favourite)

New grime heat from the veteran G Fam member, with some sick production from a producer called Infamous, who definitely laid it down for him to duppy.#


27 January 2012

Video: Rebel Sonix vs Empire Isis - Get Up On It feat. Jamie Wallace and Joachim Says


Rebel Sonix return in 2012 with three track EP Waiting For Jah. The first track released Get Up On It mixes UK dubstep/grime with blaring horns and sub bass is released on the 20th February 2012. It began as a remix for Canadian artist Empire Isis and features vocals from Jamie Wallace, one-half of UK acoustic/grime duo I Am One Project and Labrinth DJ, UK MC/Producer Joachim Says.

Audio: Chris Cab - Rihanna's Gun ft. Mavado & Wyclef



New heat off Pharell's artist's 'The Echo Boom' mixtape. The song is produced by Wyclef & Sedeck Jean and has a reggae/dubstep/hip hop feel to it. Echo Boom will be available everywhere January 31, presented by Billionaire Boys Club.

Audio/download: RUFF SQWAD 2012 EP



Brand new 12 track EP from the grime pioneers - consisting of Tinchy, Rapid, Fuda Guy, Dirty Danger and Slix. Some big name features also from JME and D Double E. Look out for Guns & Roses 3 dropping soon!


BB TV footage used in Marger - Cheeky EP Advert

Marger's long awaited 8 track EP is due to drop on 29 January. Three singles 'Shadows', 'This Year' and 'Goonz' have already dropped. Check out this ad for more info. Look out for one of my videos which featured in the ad, which you can check in full length below.

Pre order the Cheeky EP here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/cheeky-ep/id493014456





Here's the interview I did to accompany it

25 January 2012

Event: J-Dilla Changed My Life [in London/Manchester/Brighton]


London, Manchester and Brighton play host on the 3rd, 4th & 5th February 2012 to a night in tribute to the life & work of a true Hip-Hop genius, with Ma Dukes, Phat Kat & loads more, with proceeds going to charity.

For the sixth year running London’s No.1 party promoters are celebrating the life and work of the incredible James “J-Dilla” Yancey but this year take the show on the road with three seperate events in London, Brighton and Manchester.

Their dream teams of DJs (all spinning for free) are joined on stage at all three events by last year’s surprise guest, Dilla’s mother, Maureen ‘Ma Dukes’ Yancey. For the first time they have one of Dilla’s close friends & collaborators in the shape of Detroit’s own Phat Kat to come and host proceedings and maybe even perform a couple of his Dilla produced classics.

DJs are spinning sets of exclusive J-Dilla related sets for free to raise as much money as possible for The J-Dilla Foundation and Lupus UK. This year it is Mr Scruff, Spin Doctor, Mr Thing, Sarah Love, Harry Love, Morgan Spacek, Kutmah & DJ LOK to name just a few.

Visit thedoctorsorders.com for more info and to buy tickets!

Audio: Ed Sheeran - You Don't Know ft. Yelawolf


The first release from an exciting new collaborative between these two, which was just announced today.

The Suffolk, (East England) singer/songwriter who was recently nomoinated for FOUR Brit awards hooks up with the Alabama originating Shady Records rapper. Things are really starting to heat up!

Video: Tech N9ne Feat. B.o.B. & Hopsin - Am I A Psycho

When I first heard this last year on Kansas rapper Tech N9ne's TWELFTH album All 6's and 7's, it was an instant hit - with great production from B.O.B and a strong input from all three involved.


The track has glaringly apparent Eminem influence to it (never a bad thing), and I'm not just referring to Hopsin, the overlooked signee of Tech N9ne and someone to keep an eye on (his eyes)!

24 January 2012

Hip Hop releases and events: 23 - 29 January

This page will give you an overview of the main Hip Hop releases and events scheduled in the UK for this week. The info has been put together by HipHopListings who provide heads across the UK with updates on new events and releases.


Let us or HipHopListings (ukhiphoplistings@gmail.com) know if there’s anything you’d like to see added to this overview (or any future ones coming up).

Releases scheduled for 23 - 29 January

DateArtistTitleLabel
23.1Sha StimuliThe CallingCoast to Coast Magazine
24.1Ja RulePain Is Love 2
24.1LazerbeakLava Bangers Doomtree
24.1Pete Rock & CL SmoothThe Main Ingredient (Deluxe Edition)
24.140 GloccNew World Agenda
24.1Planet AsiaBlack Belt Theare
24.1Rocky FreshDriving 88
24.1Lord FinessThe Art Of Diggin: Blue Note State Of Mind


Events scheduled for 23 - 29 January

DateArtistLocationVenue
25.1JehstLondonCargo
25.1Childish GambinoLondonCamp
26.1Roots ManuvaGlasgowThe Arches
26.1MED & Black MilkLondonCargo
26.1Childish GambinoLondonCamp
27.1Roots ManuvaManchesterHMV Ritz
27.1GZASheffieldO2 Academy
27.1Rizzle KicksLondonXOYO
27.1Ms DynamiteLondonXOYO
27.1T.MillsLondonKOKO
28.1Roots ManuvaLeedsMetropolitan University
28.1WileyLiverpoolMasque
28.1DJ Krush ft. Kid KanevilLondonHMV Forum
28.1GZAOxfordO2 Academy
28.1London ZooLeedsBeaver Works
29.1GZALiverpoolO2 Academy