31 March 2012
Two rappers that inspired a generation of today's artists are to make a comeback with a joint album. The Houston veteran who started Def Jam South and signed Ludacris is set to release 'Mac and Brad' with the Philadelphia lyricist, once part of the Roc-A-Fella elite artists who'a also seen as one of the most respected rappers in the game.
As guests on Showoff Radio on Thursday night (March 29), Beanie Sigel and Scarface confirmed that their long-awaited collaborative album, Mac N Brad, would be with us in the near future. The title is named after the track “Mac & Brad,” which appeared on Beanie Sigel’s 2000 debut album, The Truth.
Here's a classic track that is in my opinion one of the best hip hop tracks ever! Also check the other collabs below
What the man himself might refer to as a DENCH remix of his own track, Lethal B outdoes himself again by bringing out some of the sickest names in grime - as well as his cousin and Arsenal player Emanuel Frimpong, who drops the first verse and goes in!
Glad this tune's getting a second wind as I think the original was overlooked and the input from all the features, especially JME (who appeared on the original) in particular is no dounbt unf**k-withable!
Look out for the video coming soon! Get Leave It Yeah T-Shirts here http://www.staydench.com
Veteran to the game and Coventry rap royalty 'Precha' is back with a vengeance after making his return to the scene with the DJ Ames & Hood Celebrity's mixtape release "Best Of Precha Volume 1". Precha has been hard at work recording features for some of the UK's biggest names as well as putting together his own
'Machine Gun Precha' EP that drops early summer.
Download here: http://precha.bandcamp.com/album/evolve
Check out the awesome Dropout Live feature from UK artist EJ. You'll never look at Bangers & Mash again! Check this if you like Estelle.
One of the hottest names in British hip hop at the minute lays down a fresh 64 bars for SBTV, spitting over 50 Cent's classic street banger 'Life's on the line'.
If you're not too familiar with him, take a look at this interview he did recently with SK Vibe maker where he talks the type of MC he is, carrying his business mind into music, South London popping again and more!
Don't forget to download his free mixtape here, which dropped earlier this month.
First I've heard from this hip hop lyricist representing London and coming with some good wordplay and content some lyrics made me LOL! @SeanSentry @ICOproductions
30 March 2012
Great video here from one of the best streetwear/sports clothing brands out there - Puma, who couldn't have dropped this video at a better time.
With summer in full swing and all the best festivals and club nights approaching, PUMA are offering people a choice: do they want their nights to be spent staring at televised strangers, or do they want them to be more?
As much as we love watching TV and consuming the seemingly infinite amound of content available online, it's all about getting out there and living life!
The strap line of this campaign is to encourage the ‘After-Hours-Athletes’ within all of us, and it's certainly resonated with the audience all over the world. It's gone viral with over 1.4 million views on YouTube.
What with all the obesity problems and square eyes being developed, alongside impressionable teenagers starving themselves to look like their favourite singers, it has got to be said this campaign has the right message behind it!
Also with the Olympics round the corner this summer, PUMA will open the largest PUMA Social club, 'The PUMA Yard' in East London so keep an eye out for that!
Visit Puma.com/social for more info!
This sponsored blog post was brought to you in association with PUMA Social.
29 March 2012
Debut video from the emerging grime artist repping the south coast as he jumps on the great Mad Sax beat, the first MC I've heard to have done this! Follow LenZeZ on Twitter - LenZeZ101
Jehst is the latest to get involved in the rapper tag series and proves why he's known as a certified legend in the UK hip hop world! Bars are fresh as ever.
Brand new video from one of the UK's most unique artists - as he blends grime, dancehall and hip hop into this crazy beat - sample heavy on Lil Jon! Feeling this one a lot.
Radio rip of another new banger of his, as played on Logan Sama's Kiss 100 show.
Here's a video I made with him in the studio previewing new content.
The artist formerly known as Skandal comes back hard with this, the second single from his forthcoming record with producer Last Skeptik. Feeling the energy and lyricism on this one!
The lead single, 'Everything's OK' , as well as 'Bring It Back' and 'Nukey' will be released on iTunes on 7th May.
28 March 2012
Audio: Teddy Music Feat. Lil' Nasty, Double S, Lady Leshurr, Scrufizzer, Dot Rotten & Tre Mission - Hoods Up (Remix)
A follow up to the original with Ruff Sqwad, Ghetts, Roachee and Stutta, the 'Hoods Up' remix sees a new barrage of MC's take to Teddy Music's unrelenting production for another posse cut - this time around he's enlisted some of the sickest names in grime from London, Birmingham and Toronto to lay it down over this crazy grime track.
OOOHH SNAP!! Ok we all know this Hip Hop thing is over saturated, and in the hustle and bustle of artists trying to “make it” it takes a little something special to break through the pond life...
Mac Miller has done that by simply being a dude with a real sick style bringing tight and intelligent rhyme schemes on thoughtful and party joints alike. Here on ‘The Question’ we find him teaming up with a true heavy weight in the form of young money head honcho Lil Wayne. The track is a laid back roller which makes me wanna jump in my car and bump it loud driving beach side with my seat back and a gangster lean on haha.. It might be just that it’s a baking hot day today but this track just added to my good mood.. BUMP IT LOUD AN GO GET YO LEEEAN ON!!
Review by Suave Debonair
May 4th – 6th will officially open the UK festival season at the renowned urban multi-venue arts showcase in Camden Town where a single ticket allows access to more than 300 of the best emerging and established live music artists, top comedy acts, pioneering performing arts performances and installations, interactive creative workshops and loads more.
Following the opening night event on Friday 4th May, the full festival schedule runs from midday on Saturday 5th May until the early hours of the following bank holiday Monday.
The up-to-date live music line-up for CAMDEN CRAWL 2012 includes hip hop, grime and other urban acts such as:
GHETTS * LADY LESHURR * ROSKA * SWAY * TRUE TIGER * YOUNGMAN * BENNY BANKS * CLEMENT MARFO & THE FRONTLINE * DURRTY GOODZ * JEHST * JOSH KUMRA * LIONESS * RANDOM IMPULSE * RASCALS * + MANY MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED INCLUDING MAJOR SPECIAL GUESTS!
» Opening Night Party @ KOKO £20.00 (limited availability)
» Weekend Ticket £67.50
» Saturday / Sunday Tickets £39.50
» VIP Weekend Ticket £150.00 (limited availability)
Tickets available from the following outlets: 24 Hr CC Hotline 0871 2200 260 / See Tickets 020 7403 3331 OR buy online:
As part of the release of Sway's new single Level Up, he recently dropped a grime remix, with JME and producer Preditah thrown in to recreate the whole track and give it a fresh sound.
Loving the back to back barring the two MCs have, not enough people do that these days! Pre order from iTunes here.
27 March 2012
The Slew Dem crew member continues his reign of bruatility on the grime scene with this new video shot in Stratford. Sick production from Crayzee Bandit and great visuals!
Exclusive audio from the event over the weekend - check below for live footage from the event also!
Royal T & Logan Sama Mar 24 2012 [Butterz & Hardrive] by BlatantlyBlunt
DOWNLOAD THE SET FOR FREE HERE!
26 March 2012
The Beggars' DJ drops yet another ear openingm, draw dropping mix - this one featuring some hot electronic glitchy type hip hop, some classic UK content and a whole load more to keep you un-bored for the next 45 mins!
24 March 2012
23 March 2012
Brand new video for this awesom track featuring P Money, Little Dee and Blacks (OGz) and is undoubtedly one of the hottest grime tracks for 2012. 5 star production from the DJ and producer DJ Swerve, whose show is on Kiss 100 Monday - Thursday 10pm - midnight. Comeback Riddim is released 16 April on Speakerbox. 100% GRIME!
22 March 2012
Hey is the latest single from Cecile’s Jamaicanization album. The track is heavily influenced by early dancehall but retains the catchy melodies that contemporary dancehall is now known for. Think the instrumental from Kelis’s Trick Me slowed down a little. Agent Sasco’s rough voice works in contrast with Cecile’s radio-friendly croon resulting in a track that covers all aspects of dancehall. Serious potential for summer singalongs...
Words: Sean Keating
Here's some fresh content from our latest contributor of dancehall content, Sean Keating.
This new track produced by prodigal hit maker Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor sees Mavado continuing to explore the softer side of his 'singjay' title. Sounds a little like an even raunchier version of When You Feel Lonely. Guaranteed to get everyone doing a slow wine.
Game gets back to what he does best with that blend of passionate Compton hip hop with the overly emotional delivery. This one is featuring the West Coast's next rapper to shine - Kendrick Lamar has been building a huge amount of buzz over the last couple of years and it's not set to slow down by the looks of it.
via Hip Hop DX
21 March 2012
Downing Street Records present a one off freestyle featuring three of the UK's most exciting MC's spitting over a strong beat from Yelloman, sampling the brilliant Alicia Keys record 'Love is Blind'.
Unlikely collaborators Terrorsum and Marvell's Double S hook up for the first time since their notorious Mic Fight battle several years ago along with an exciting name for UK Hip-Hop 'MyNature'.
As a member of 'The Movement' crew alongside Wretch 32, Ghetts, Devlin and Mercston, Scorcher was seen as one of the hottest names in grime throughout the mid noughties, rolling with biggest artists and putting out solid content as a producer and MC, tho as time went on he failed to keep up the momentum up and faded slightly into relative obscurity.
Since getting signed almost two years ago to Geffen Records for a deal reportedly worth a potential £1m incorporating his clothing line and video production company, he's been a pretty quiet, and has yet to make a mark on the mainstream despite dropping singles such as 'It's my time' which seemed a bit premature as a victory anthem. Furthermore his fledgeling acting career distracted his attention away from the mic tho after shining in succesful Channel 4 drama Top Boy, you can understand why!
However with this new single it's great to see him back on top form - featuring a fun yet grimey road-man hook from singer and writer Talay Riley. On a lot big hitting singles like this there's a missing factor, but on 'It's all Love' the pieces comes together perfectly for a rounded single, built for heavy rotation in the streets, on the radio and in the clubs. Combined with a big budget, well shot video, Scorcher's on to a guaranteed winner with this one it seems.
Pre-order on iTunes.
20 March 2012
After all these years in the game (he's been around alongside MJG since 1989!!), Memphis veteran 8Ball drops his first solo mixtape, "Premro" hosted by Drumma Boy. This is a really strong release, especially if you're into Southern Hip Hop! ... Follow him @DAREAL_8ball
This is one of the dopest tracks on the mixtape, a collaboration with 2 more legends of the south, Bun B and Killer Mike.
19 March 2012
You know a rapper is about his business when he samples him self on a track, and Memphis legend Juicy J out of Three 6 Mafia crew (currently part of Wiz Khalifa's 'Taylor Gang') is not an exception!
If you feel this make sure you get seriously dope mixtape it is featured on, 'Blue Dream & Lean' for free here!
The realest MC in grime jumps on the realest DJs' sets here, from the Butterz Rinse FM show last thursday night on the almighty Rinse FM.
Download - http://bit.ly/PMoneyElijahSkilliam
P Money x Elijah & Skilliam by Eli1ah
Don't forget this Saturday is Butterz vs Hard Drive! More info here.
16 March 2012
To mark the first anniversary of the original hip hop hook singer Nate Dogg, his long time homie from the 213 drops this dedication video. #RIPNATEDOGG!
15 March 2012
Grime legend D Double E also goes under the name DJ Dan when behind the decks, and has recently dropped an exclusive mix for the label of his Newham Generals partner Footsie, which is called Braindead Entertainment.
It features tracks from D Double and Footsie (unsurprisingly!!), Kromestar and more!
DOWNLOAD THE MIX HERE!
I headed down to I Luv Live on Monday night, which is probably the best night in London for the best emerging and underground talent within urban/alternative music and regularly has a lot of big names and ones to watch out for.
The highlight of the night was the video below - as Mic Righteous performs his collaboration with the Irish singer-songwriter who recently toured with Ed Sheeran. You can really see the dynamics of these two together on stage... big!
I grabbed this short interview and freestyle video with the Mic Righteous a little while back. The Kent rapper is undoubtedly one of the UK's best that hasn't yet blown up.. Download his recent mixtape here.
In my opinion, the world's biggest brand of beer is Heineken, and 2012 is the year they have launched their first ever global UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour.
To help promote it, the Amsterdam based company have set up an imaginative hoax to find out exactly what football fans would do if they got within lifting distance Trophy!
The prank was secretly filmed in a hotel and definitely delivered some truly unexpected outcomes! As the victims were checking into their hotel room they found an unexpected guest – take a look below and find out what happens!
**Sponsored by Heineken**
14 March 2012
Some of 2012's biggest names jump on the official remix of MGK's massive track which he originally collab'd with Wocka Flocka on. Watch out for Machine Gun Kelly's 'Half Naked & Almost Famous' EP which drops next Tuesday, March 20.
13 March 2012
There are comebacks and there are come backs. This brilliantly executed video is an example of a strong comeback. The ex controversial rapper who became a soul-pop singer has now returned to his roots, this time representing the underclass, on this on this accurate snapshot of UK youth grittiness, inspired by the summer riots of 2011. Hopefully this is the type of video to be remembered for years to come, in the same way as French Electro group Justice's video for 'Stress'.
Buy the single on iTunes here and listen to him explain the inspiration behind the new ill Manors project with BBC 1Xtra here.
9 March 2012
Seeing as it's the 15th anniversary of the passing of Christopher Wallace, DJ Cable decided to delve into his mixtape vault and reupload a classicNotorious B.I.G. mix from 2008.
01. Notorious B.I.G. - Just Playing (Dreams)
02. Notorious B.I.G. - Who Shot Ya?
03. Red Hot Lover Tone Feat. Notorious B.I.G. - For My Peeps
04. Notorious B.I.G. - Gimme The Loot
05. Notorious B.I.G. - One More Chance (Ready To Die LP Version)
06. Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotizea
07. Notorious B.I.G. - Party & Bullsh*t (DJ Cable Blend)
08. Notorious B.I.G. - Ten Crack Commandmentssa
I can probably count on one hand the number of artists that get JME, Frisco and Jammer on the remix of their debut single. The Birmingham artist has gained a lot buzz over the last 6 months, with this unorthodox and unique grime hit so fully deserves that kind of co-sign.
Check my interview and freestyle videos with him below.
Here's the interview, where C4 talks about how he came up with the concept for 'Off Track', the gospel influence to his music, whether him and brother/producer Preditah's sharp rise to fame has come as a surprise and more!
Second video in the our 'Black & White Bars' series, following part 1 with Marger.
Feeling this new one as Jeezy gets into grown man mode alongside his label mate. Interesting video also, something a bit unexpected!
8 March 2012
Suave Debonaire drops the review for this video from the rapper hailing from up north!
“The earth turns and it’s twisted, the worlds full of pricks and verminus shit, the situation burns and it blisters its sick”
This one aint no lullaby from Manchester emcee Assa on his debut single from the album ‘Every day user’. Coming with a straight up vicious flow Assa takes no prisoners here putting the world to rights.
The video plays out a narrative of a homeless dude getting one over on some random guy that puts him up against a wall, and relates the message of the track that nothing is ever quite what it seems. With production from UK Hip Hop staple Naive and cuts by no other than Mr Pete Cannon rest assured it bangs.
KOF recruits Kobi Onyame (from Glasgow), Lioness (from London) and Wrigz (from Manchester) for the official UK remix of the Liverpool based soul singer's massive new single, which you can check the video for below.
Child of the Ghetto' is out on March 25th 2012 and also features on KOF's forthcoming EP, "An Alternative Soul", due for release on April 8th.
The video, which was shot in St Lucia, tells the story of a young boy from the ghetto, who despite his environment and surrounding negative activity, succeeds and achieves.
With their incredible production skills, a unique live presence and a passion to innovate in several styles of bass music, Dirtyphonics are with no doubt one of the most exciting live acts in today's electronic music scene.
- NEWHAM GENERALS
- FT. D DOUBLE E, FOOTSIE & DJ TUBBY
- SLUGZ & BOYSON
- LOGAN SAMA FT BLACKS & KOZZIE (OG'Z)
- RUDIMENTAL - LIVE
- KLOSE ONE & RATTUS RATTUS
- OFFKEY & DUBSON,
- BENNY DIGITAL & TOM ROCCO,
- PUKE B2B ROARTEX
HYPE MAN SAGE, M.I.K, SIFU CHAN, ENVY, PROF D
Tickets available from View London: https://
7 March 2012
Suave Debonaire continues his series of exclusive reviews for us by sharing his thoughts on this new video from Movez, out of the West Midlands collective Stay Fresh...
Ok so what is “real” in Midlands rapper Moves world? Well we catch him on his reflective side spittin on his past and analysing his upbringing and opportunities that may have been lacking as a youth being brought up on the bread line.
Let’s face it the concept of this track is as old as time and the danger lies with it not coming across in a way that engages the listener. I’m pleased to say that Movez manages to do this well through tight flows and accomplished production. After listening to the track a few times over it’s clear that Movez brings clever lyricism to what could otherwise be just another emcee taking on that ‘Life aint easy’ concept.
“It’s like you need Bills just to get to the Gate, and when you close your eyes you get to escape reality”
Although the hook is a little played out for my liking it doesn’t take away from this solid track and talented ‘Stay Fresh’ emcee doing his thing. It seems in 2012 Movez is making em.
Cop the single on itunes here and Look out for his forthcoming EP ‘The Leak’ Due out from ‘Stay Fresh’ on March 11th.
The Heatwave (Britain's leading bashment/danchehall brand) has a weekly show on Rinse FM, and this week was blessed by Jammer and Skepta passing thru to spray over some of his tracks - this kind of thing doesn't happen very often so don't miss out!
Listen to the whole show here and follow The Heatwave on twitter.
6 March 2012
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 (email@example.com) know if there’s anything you’d like to see added to this overview (or any future ones coming up)
Releases scheduled for 5 - 11 March
|6.3||Pep Love (of Hieroglyphics)||Rigmarole||Hiero Emporium|
|6.3||Alchemist||Rapper’s Best Friend 2|
|6.3||Boogie Down Productions||South Bronx Teachings: A Collection of Boogie Down Products|
Events scheduled for 5 - 11 March
|5.3||Maverick Sabre||Cardiff||Cardiff Student Union|
|5.3||Souls of Mischief, Tanya Morgan and Bodega Brovaz||Norwich||Norwich Arts Centre|
|6.3||Maverick Sabre||Birmingham||HMV Institute|
|6.3||Souls of Mischief, Tanya Morgan and Bodega Brovaz||Ipswich||The Swan|
|7.3||Souls of Mischief||Manchester||The Roadhouse|
|8.3||Maverick Sabre||Bristol||Ansons Room|
|9.3||‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’ viewing ft. Phife Dawg||London||Scala|
|9.3||‘On The Real’ ATCQ special||London||East Village|
|10.3||Souls of Mischief||Cardiff||The Moon|
|11.3||Souls of Mischief||London||Jazz Cafe|