29 February 2012

Video: DJ Muggs feat Dizzee Rascal - Snap Your Neck Back

Hot off the press exclusively on Ministry of Sound TV, this is the new video for Cypress Hill's DJ/Producer with one of the most important UK musicians of the 21st century.

News: Bizarre leaves D12 citing creative differences


One of the most eccentric names in hip hop history, Bizarre, announced on Monday that he was leaving D12, the crew headed up by Eminem, because of creative differences. However he's not hanging up his shower cap just yet as he's starting a group of his own, aptly named "Weirdo Movement".

"Yeah, I’m not in D12 no more. We just had creative differences and decided to go our separate ways – well I decided to go my separate way. It’s a personal decision on my part. I think I’ve just grown as an artist and it’s time for me to branch off on my brand," he told HipHopDX.

"And nah, I’m not in Odd Future. I got my own crew called The Weirdo Movement. But shout out to Odd Future though" he said.

Here's a recent video he made in dedication to his 'boo' Nicki Minaj...!

Video: Kings of the city - Fire In The Booth (BBC 1xtra)

1xtra's Charlie Sloth recently hosted the boys on his MC session series, which is his co-sign of the hotters rappers in the UK. Massive look for them as Ali Bla Bla, Kayo Ken and lead singer Danny spat over Eminem's 'Scary Movie' and the almighty 'Triumph' by Wu Tang.

Become a fan on: Facebook.com/KINGSOFTHECITY



They have a show coming up at XOYO (Supa Dupa Fly presents) with DJ Yoda and Ash Catch'Em on Saturday 17th March, can get more info and tickets from View London.

Check this recent interview I got with them before a show they did in East London.

28 February 2012

Video: Behind the scenes at an advertising agency with Jamal from SBTV [Sponsored Video]

About 6 months ago, the founder of SB.TV (grime YouTube channel turned on line empire) Jamal Edwards was given the Google Chrome treatment, being featured as one of the many stars of their series of adverts promoting how the web can make global stars of those with the right drive and passion for what they do!

Ad agency BBH were the team behind this ad, and have given you a behind the scenes look as to the creative processes and considerations that went into producing it. Take a look inside their offices and find out about the different roles of the staff within the creative team!

If you’re interested in finding more about working in advertising or BBH please visit BBHHOMEGROWN.co.uk/

Video: Ca$h Bilz - Fly Or Die

Crown Heights, Brooklyn rapper CA$H BILZ & Toronto producer SOUL are keeping the ball rolling with the release of their first video for the innovatively named project "2 BIRDS 1 STONED".

Video: Robo-Robb - [Untitled]

Something a bit leftfield AND romantic (yes it's possible) from this Detroit rapper who's verging on nerdcore! The track samples the classic 90s dance track 'You're not alone' from Olive.

Video: Joey BADA$$ + Capital STEEZ - Survival Tactics

The 17 year old Brooklyn rapper debuts his video, featuring fellow Brooklyn-ite Capital Steez. It's off his solo record '1999' dropping later next month. Straight DOPE, son!


via TKIAP.

27 February 2012

Video: The Appeal - Body Bag (Rizzle Kicks diss)

The first offering from the new duo of raw hip hop lyricist Doom Man and producer 'Froback Musick', who I've been supporting for a couple of years. In this video they take shots at pop-rappers Rizzle Kicks. Looking forward to hearing their debut album 'What's The Appeal' scheduled for release this summer.

Follow them on twitter:

Video: Twizzle ft Chiddy Bang - Live It Up

West London rapper Twizzle joins forces with US hip hop duo Chiddy Bang on the latest video for mixtape track 'Live It Up', which samples Coldplay - Viva la Vida. Twizzle's defintely a big name to look out for in 2012 having released a strong mixtape 'The end is near', and receiving support from 1Xtra's Charlie Sloth and Ace n Vis.

Follow him on Twitter @twizzlesg

Video: Joker - Lost ft. Buggsy

The Bristol based producer (who's known predominantly for dubstep) continues to rep where he's from on this new one featuring local MC Buggsy, an MC who's made a name for himself working with Joker and DJ Skitz. Really strong production and a great video to go with it.

Event: I Luv Live @ XOYO - 12th March MIC RIGHTEOUS / ENGLISH FRANK / ROXXXAN + more!



ILUVLIVE hosts another of its legendary 'Industry Specials', this one on Monday 12th March.

Originally this was an opportunity to invite back six of the best unsigned acts from previous line-ups. However, with so much of ILUVLIVE’S hot new talent being snapped up by labels, they've now broadened the remit to include some acts who they believe are ones to watch over the next 12 months.

For hip hop and grime fans, there are three of the most exciting MCs in the UK at the moment, in the form of Kent's charismatic hip hop lyricist Mic Righteous, Birmingham's grimiest female MC Roxxan, and the person I describe as Skinnyman meets 2Pac - English Frank. Don't miss out!

HOST: RAS KWAME / DJ: MELODY KANE

Performances from: JOSH KUMRA / MIC RIGHTEOUS / KAL LAVELLE / CHARLEE DREW / ENGLISH FRANK / ROXXXAN
  • Monday 12th March 2012
  • Location – XOYO, Cowper Street EC2A 4AW (exit 4 Old Street tube)
  • Time – 7.30pm -midnight (1st act onstage 8.30pm)
  • Entry - £12 on the door, £8 on the guestlist. £6 in advance

Guestlist and tickets www.iluvlive.co.uk

Follow them on twitter @Iluvlive

GUESTLIST CLOSES 3PM ON DAY OF SHOW





26 February 2012

Audio/download: Plies - On Trial (Mixtape) + 'Go Off' video


Controversial Florida rapper Plies drops a new mixtape in preparation for his forthcoming fifth studio LP, titled Purple Heart.

"This mixtape is so different for me, because I allowed myself to go back and really pour my heart out for the first time in a long time about sh** that I feel like was important, and sh** I feel like is important to people that really f*** with a n**** for real."


https://twitter.com/plies

Here's the first video from the mixtape, which is very represantive of what Plies does best; that grimy southern slang, igna'nt, in your face type of rap!

Tyga - Rack City remix video ft. Wale, Fabolous, Jeezy, Meek Mills, T.I.

Monster line up for one of 2012's biggest cross-over hip hop tracks. Personally I think Meek Mill came out on top, followed closely by TI.. Who was your top MC on this? Let me know!

Event: Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Tribe Called Quest) vs DJ Nu Mark (Jurassic 5) @ Koko. 21 April

ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD
(A TRIBE CALLED QUEST)
vs
DJ NU-MARK
(JURASSIC 5)
plus

SPIN DOCTOR

MR THING, and CHRIS P CUTS



9pm-3am SATURDAY 21 APRIL
@ KOKO, 1a Camden High Street London NW1

Early Bird Tickets only £9.50 from … http://tinyurl.com/6t6sa85 or http://tinyurl.com/79dd9pg
Then £15.50 advance from - http://tinyurl.com/87rpjcq

Major Hip Hop releases and events scheduled for 27 February - 4 March

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 27 February - 4 March

DateArtistTitleLabel
28.2Lee BannonFantastic PlasticPlug Research
28.2M-Phazes & DJ Rhettmatic Phazed Out
28.2Ja RulePain Is Love 2
28.2Planet Asia Black Belt Theatre
28.2Madchild (of Swollen Members)Dope Sick
28.2Obie TriceBottoms Up
28.2Biz MarkieThe Biz Never Sleepsre-issue
28.2Kid Cudi & X Dot Da GeniusWZRD
28.2MainoDay After Tomorrow
28.2NnekaSoul Is Heavy
28.2Too $hortNo Trespassing
28.2CopywriteGod Save The King
28.2EstelleAll Of Me
29.2SmilerAll I Know mixtape


Events scheduled for 27 February - 4 March

DateArtistLocationVenue
27.2Scroobius PipLondonKOKO
27.2Dilated Peoples LondonO2 Academy Islington
27.2Azealia BanksLondonHeaven
28.2Scroobius PipManchesterClub Academy
29.2Scroobius PipGlasgowThe Arches
1.3Maverick SabreGlasgowThe Arches
2.3Blak Twang, Kings Of The City & Camouflage ChildrenLondonVibe Bar
3.3Maverick SabreManchesterAcademy 2
3.3Rizzle KicksPreston53 Degrees
3.3Ms Dynamite, Skepta, Devlin and othersLondonBarbican Centre
3.3London ZooSwanseaSink Club
4.3Nice & SmoothLondonJazz Cafe

25 February 2012

Video: Wiley - Sippin' Daiquiris (ft. Manga)

Loving this new one from as the Godfather of grime drops a hype new video alongside his protege Manga, who I consider as the best 'nice guy' in grime. Dope production and a fun concept to prove Wiley's still riding high at the top. Nice switch up towards the end!

23 February 2012

Mystro - 'What Type Of Drug Is MYSTROGEN?' [Free EP]

In preparation for the debut LP 'MYSTROGEN' MysDiggi & DON'T BIZZNIZZ presents 'What Type Of Drug Is MYSTROGEN?', a FREE 4 track EP!!






Track List:
1. FDT Radio Skit 1
2. Find Ya Groove - prod. Black Einstein
3. FDT Radio Skit 2
4. That There - prod. Twisted Roots
5. FDT Radio Skit 3
6. Lamb's Bread pro. Mark de Clive-Lowe
7. FDT Radio Skit 4
8. Take It Easy prod. DJ Thor
9. FDT Radio Skit 5

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Video: DMX feat. Machine Gun Kelly - I Don't Dance [+ controversial interview on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club!]

One of the all time legends of hip hop takes another step towards his comeback on this new collabo with Machine Gun Kelly, the Bad Boy signee who's rising up the scene at a rapid rate!



DMX hit up Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club morning program, where he aired his perspectives on some of todays biggest names like Drake, Rick Ross and Jay-Z. "I don't like anything about Drake. I don't like his f**king voice...I don't like his face...I don't like the way he walks..." You can understand why this video was a trending topic on Twitter today!

Video: 2 Chainz Feat Jadakiss - One day at a time (Directed by Jim Jones)

The recent Def Jam signee and hip hop hero of 2012 brings his label mate on this new banger, directed by the Dipset rapper and A&R. This beat was also used on a classic mixtape track by 50 Cent called 'Thicker Than Water'. Rating this!

Download: Mic Righteous - Kam-Pain mixtape [+ video for 'Liquored Up']

The passionate young hip hop lyricist from Kent, UK drops his second mixtape for his steadily growing fanbase, and shows no sign of letting up!

Despite jumping on Cher Lloyd's quasi-dubstep 'Dub on the track' this guy has got real passion, lyrics and substance, and should not be overlooked as one of the most promising names in UK hip hop!

Visit Micrighteous.com to make a donation towards the mixtape!

 click cover to download

Here's a video for one of the dopest tracks on the mixtape:


I grabbed a short interview with the man himself check that out also!

22 February 2012

Video: Donaeo - Stay Schemin' (Rick Ross, Drake & French Montana Cover)

UK garage/soul singer Donae'o (who's been around since the late 90s) performs an innovative cover of one of the hottest tunes of the year so far, adding his own beatbox production and ad-libs to leave his own stamp!

http://www.facebook.com/donaeomusic



via Rwd Mag

21 February 2012

Video: Rax - Slow Motion Video

South London's fast rising rapper Rax returns with the tenth video from his visual mixtape project 'The Black Crook project'. It's produced by North London's Ragzie. With an intro featuring a clip of Kat Williams speaking on alcohol, you get an idea of what this track could be about!!

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RaxOfficial

Dimples - 100 Teardrops (Produced by Rudekid) [Radio Rip]

The grime lyricist drops some heat over a strong beat, with sweet backing vocals from the UK soul singer Soneni.

20 February 2012

Audio: Iris - All Day And All Night (Evil Ed Remix)




'All Day and All Night' is a previously unreleased gem from Brighton based MC Iris. The original track was a never completed collaboration with his good friend and well known UK producer 184.

Jake Crockett aka Iris lost his life in a car crash in August 2011 at the tender age of 26. He was a much loved and highly respected person and a talented MC, producer and engineer to boot. Well respected UK hip hop producer Evil Ed jumps on the remix production here, give it a spin!

Audio/download: Skepta - Tinchy Stryder


This isn't a collaboration between the 2 big guys in grime but in fact the second of Skeppy's homage tracks, following on from his track 'Frisco'. An impressive space age sounding Deeco production here sees the beatmaker stepping up the ranks, after being behind JME's 96 Fuckeries track.

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?wcq9612srxtr5mu

Video: S.K.I.T.Z Beatz - Making A Beat Ep.3

East London producer/composer S.K.I.T.Z Beatz making some crazy experimental dubstep in the studio for the third episode of his BeatBlog series.

Follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/skitzbeatz

Download: Sage - Jam Sandwich [free mixtape]

The North London rapper, also known with a 'Hypeman' prefix to his name has just dropped this dope feel good hip hop mixtape - sounding more comfortable than ever over these bouncy, jazz-funk inspired drum loops.

He recently got a co-sign from BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank who featured an exclusive live session on his late night show, and also took to the stage with Dot Rotten for Def Jam rapstar's promo vids (see below) - doesn't get much bigger than that!

DOWNLOAD 'JAM SANDWICH' HERE

FOLLOW SAGE ON TWITTER HERE:  https://twitter.com/HypeManSage