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31 May 2012

Video: Styler ft. Sicx - Sheppard

New heat from North London grime MC Styler as he brings in his crew member from G Fam. Feeling this one a lot, especially with the heavy G Tank production!


Feeling this new one from the Birmingham grime vet!

Video: Akala interview with SK Vibemaker [+ new music video]

One of the wisest and most informed guys in the British hip hop world, Akala (Ms Dynamite's brother for those unaware) talks to Urbanworld &  Rinse FM host SK Vibemaker about a bag of insightful issues.

He compares the current scene to as it was in 2003, visibility not necessarily equalling success, Bob Marley taking nine albums to blow up, and more. Look out for his new mixtape 'Knowledge is Power'. Catch him playing at Tate Britain for FREE, this Friday June 1.

Here's his latest video 'A message' which discussed the issues of parenthood - deep stuff!

30 May 2012

Video: Joe Grind Ft JME - Rap Meets Grime

JME drops a hot verse on this track with Giggs' brother from the SN1 camp (you can see the resemblance!) as they both go hard over this beat from legendary producer Mr Virgo, who's worked with JME in the past.

Video: Homeboy Sandman - I Do Whatever I Want

New one from the highly rated underground US rapper, signed to the legendary Stones Throw Records home to the likes of Aloe Blacc and Madlib. Sandman drops this new joint from 'The Chimera EP', on a slightly different vibe from his other content but fully dope!

Check this interview I grabbed with him a short while back 

Audio: Mac Miller - Loud (Feat. Benny Banks)

Two massive names in the UK and US hip hop worlds come together in ‘Loud’ which is from Mac Miller’s latest mixtape ‘Macadellic’, which debuted at #5 in the iTunes US chart.

This brand new UK version features Benny Banks, who recently supported Mac Miller on his UK tour and will be available to download on iTunes on June 3rd.

29 May 2012

Audio: M.I.K - Mor£ Remix Ft Family Tree

M.I.K enlists his clique for the remix of the massive tune he dropped earlier in 2012. Here's some footage I caught with him on the Logan Sama show a little while back..

Video: Tempa T - Say It Right Now

Long awaited return from one of the grime scene's favourites as S.K.I.T.Z. Beatz drops the beat on this manic new single - due to drop July 2. Welcome back Temps!

Video: Cashtastic - Conversations With Cash

The south London rapper drops a new vid about the people of his past coming back into his life. This guy is definitely working his way into the cream of UK talent and he's not slowing down anytime soon - keep an eye out for this guy, he's a problem!

Video: Footsie VS Darq E Freaker - B.O.G (Bag of Grease)

The Newham Generals MC/producer drops this sick new grime banger with the beat provided by Darq E Freaker - of one of the most valued producers in the game right now. If you're a fan of Footsie's unique style, you won't be disappointed here as he brings that straight up gully East London vibe!


JME continues his faultless run of top class videos with this new one, produced by Preditah, the producer with the golden touch! Some witty bars, funny word-play and tight flows as ever from the Boy Better Know MC/producer. The track is released June 17, but click here to pre-order.

Audio/download: David Banner - Sex Drugs & Video Games [mixtape]

The Mississippi rapper and producer drops a brand new free album for featuring massive names such as ASAP Rocky, Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hussle, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Bun B, Maino, Kardinal Offishall and more!

One of the few rappers that knows how to mix socially conscious bars with a gritty delivery and top class production. If you like this album, please visit and donate!

Sponsored Video: Samsung's 'Seductive Motion'

If there’s one sure fire way to destract a bunch of men from their daily chores, then a former underwear model waving at them from across the street is a guaranteed winner! The sassy stunner is only trying to adjust her TV, and although that is not a problem she also has a stampede of excited guys running around like headless chickens, under the assumption that it is definitely them she’s waving at!

Most of us will remember the classic Friends episode that had Joey making numerous trips back and forth trying to track down his potential Juliet, only to keep returning to Ross’ flat - but in this case the guys manage to track down her apartment; fighting each other on the way to make it up there first.

However much to their disappointment (and to her confusion), she was not expecting them! She is however a bit peckish and waiting the pizza man, who has a striking resemblance to a certain pint sized Hollywood star you may recognize best as the Penguin!

The familiar scene of the American metropolis is used to full effectiveness in this amusing new video advertisement for Samsung’s ‘Smart TV’, which allows the user to control the TV without even reaching for the remote control! The TV has a face recognition which allows you to log in to the Smart Hub and can be controlled using your voice and motion... that is how you know we are most certainly “living in the future”!

The 99-second advert has racked up an impressive 2.7 million views in under a week (imagine that for an underground hip hop video!) and features a well-known social video star you make recognize. To find out more, hit up their Facebook fan page and catch the behind the scenes footage of this video.

26 May 2012

Video: Terror Danjah Feat Riko Dan - Dark Crawler

New grime banger from two veterans of the scene, forthcoming on Hyperdub. This is definitely one for the grime purists, and goes in hard with the instrumental and vocal!

Video: Shystie Freestyle for OUAG-TV

The veteran grime MC/actress drops some hot bars for OnceUponAGrime TV in her North London studio.

25 May 2012

Video: Sneakbo Ft L. Marshall - 'Sing For Tomorrow' [live acoustic version]

Sneakbo and L Marshall deliver an acoustic version of their current hit 'Sing For Tomorrow' for Dropout Live. Big track!

Audio: Waka Flocka - Lurkin (Feat. Plies)

Two of the most grimey southern rappers out there link up for this straight up banger for the streets! Not for the faint hearted!! This is due to be on Waka’s sophomore album 'Triple F Life: Fans, Friends, & Family' which is due June 12 and if it's anything like his debut 'Flockaveli' it's BOUND to be hot!!!

Video: Fakta - Work Hard

One of Birmingham's finest up and coming lyricist Fakta returns to hot up the summer nights even further with 'Work Hard', a half-tempo grime-hip hop fusion bound to add more weight to Fakta's already burgeoning nationwide fan base.

24 May 2012

Audio: Suave Debonair - Woodkid Iron (Hip Hop Remix) [review]

Review by 'Dutty Harry' on the latest track from South coast word smith, whose new single 'Play My Game' is doing the rounds at the moment, including Channel 4's 'Freshly Squeezed'.

Suave Debonair has a name that makes you take notice, but the question is should you take notice? I could give a monkey’s if the fella is suave, or debonair, it comes down to skill, what you say, and how u say it to me.
His reworking of the ridiculously talented Woodkid’s ‘Iron’ shows promise. If you aren’t familiar with it you might of heard it on the Assasins Creed : Revelations advert.
Cant knock the guys skills on this one (and trust me I love knocking just about anything), he shows off what he’s got to offer in abundance. Lyrical dexterity, killer flow, maybe a bit monotonous (but it works), and raw emotion. To be fair his subject matters emotive in itself.
The hater in me must point out that it isn’t groundbreaking but it aint suppose to be. All in all, good stuff. Il be keeping my ear to the ground, check it, like it, dislike it, whatever, I’m out….

23 May 2012

BlatantlyBlunt TV: Ten Dixon intro-view + nutty grime bars!

I met up with Ten Dixon one of the most exciting new MCs out the grime scene at the moment, to give a little introduction about himself and spray some sick bars exclusively for BlatantlyBlunt TV!!

Audio/download: 50 Cent - The Lost Tape [hosted by DJ Drama]

50 drops his first hosted mixtape without his long time DJ, Whoo Kid and instead opts for arguably the biggest name in mixtape hosting/DJing over the last 10 years, Drama who has hosted for pretty much everyone that's important in the world of (predominantly Southern) hip hop. Don't forget 50 made his name in the mixtape circuit so don't expect anything half-hearted!

Massive features from 2 Chainz, Snoop and Eminem, as well as his new artists Kidd Kidd and Precious Paris with production from the likes of Araab Muzik and the UK's 'Dready' (formerly JD from So Solid crew!).

Follow @50cent and @DJDrama on twitter.

21 May 2012

Audio: House Shoes ft Nottz, Oh No & MED - Last Breath

Really feeling this alternative-underground US hip hop joint, which is the first leak from the Detroit producer's debut album 'Let It Go', released  June 18th 2012 on TRES Records.

20 May 2012

Audio/download: Spooky - Spartan Sessions Volume 1


The certified grime DJ and producer (who's on Deja Vu FM Mondays 6-8pm) drops the first of his 'Spartan Sessions' mixes, containing straight up grime bangers from the likes of Discarda, M.I.K, Preditah and loooads more. Definitely a good place to catch up with what the underground grime scene is saying at the moment!


Spooky – Spartan Sessions Vol.1 (Full Length Mix)

Spooky – Spartan Sessions Vol.1 (Split Track Mix)


1. Spooky - Spartan R.I.P (feat. Kozzie, Marger, Merky Ace, Rival, Ego & Scrufizzer)
2. J Beatz - Injunction
3. Jammy - Bussin' At 'Em
4. Discarda & M.I.K - Lord Of The Hypes
5. Spooky - Circles R.I.P
6. M.I.K & Merky Ace - Shut Down Rally (Acapella)
7. Preditah - Nosy Parker (Spooky & Neon Beats Refix)
8. Swifta Beater - Easy
9. Faze Miyake - Take Off (Spooky's Refix)
10. K1 - Streetlights (wud's Refix)
11. Spooky - Pulse 007
12. Spooky - Dragon Village
13. Sir Pixalot - GrimeHot (Spooky V.I.P)
14. Double Oddz - Frontline Champion (Spooky's V.I.P Blend)
15. Swifta Beater - Freddy
16. Marcus Nasty & Funk Butcher feat. Beezy - Checkmate
17. Trends - Party Time
18. Moony - All I Do Is 138 DJ
19. J-Sweet - Can't Stop My Grime (Mr. Mitch 8 Bar Remix)
20. Spooky - Rusty Bell (Moony Remix)
21. Faze Miyake & Teddy - Quantum
22. Discarda - Rhyme On (Acapella)
23. Spooky - Shut Down 2012 (Jack Daniels V.I.P)
24. Neon Beats - Attack V.I.P
25. Darq E Freaker - ROAR
26. Flava D - Sickman
27. Deset - Crisis


Video: Jammin' - I Dont Like (Remix)

The grime MC representing Nationality crew drops his own version of the Cheif Keef banger which has sent the internet goin' nuts!

Major Hip Hop releases and events scheduled for 21-27 May

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 ( know if there’s anything you’d like to see added to this overview (or any future ones coming up)

Releases scheduled for 21 - 27 May

22.51982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology)2012Showoff/ST. Records
22.550 Cent & DJ DramaThe Lost Tapemixtape
22.5El-PCancer For CureFat Possom Records
22.5Rickie JacobsLive Epicmixtape
22.5CasualHe Still Think He RawHieroglyphics Imperium
22.5AmiriVinyl RitchieHiPNOTT Records

Events scheduled for 21 - 27 May
21.5Jay-Z & Kanye WestLondonO2 Arena
22.5Jay-Z & Kanye WestLondonO2 Arena
22.5Shabazz PalacesSheffieldThe Harley
24.5Mac MillerLondonHMV Forum
24.5Just Blaze (DJ-set)LondonEast Village
24.5TygaManchesterHMV Ritz
25.5Mac MillerManchesterHMV RItz
25.5TygaBirminghamHMV Institute
25.5DMC UK DJ Championship (London Heat)LondonJazz Cafe
26.5Mac MillerBirminghamHMV Institute
26.5TygaGlasgowO2 ABC
26.5Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def)LondonHMV Forum
26.5Wiley & YasminBrightonCoalition
27.5Mac MillerBristolO2 Academy

19 May 2012

Video: Ab-Soul - Terrorist Threats ft. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko

The Black Hippy member repping South Central, Los Angeles thankfully drops a video for one of the best underground hip hop tracks I've heard in a long time!

Danny Brown contributes a sick verse also to this which has some deep concepts - stream Ab-Soul's album for free here or buy it on iTunes.

Video: JME, Tempa T + Frisco LIVE BARS on Logan Sama's Kiss Show 2012/14/05

Tempa T makes a long overdue return to Logan's show, getting involved with JME's radio premier of his new single 'Murkin''.

17 May 2012

Audio: Juicy J - Bands A Make Her Dance


Loving this new one from Juicy - the production is as on point as ever and the vibe is consistent as you would hope - straight up strip club music with cheeky sexual lyrics, just what you know him best for! Look out for his forthcoing mixtape in the summer, you already know it's going to be a madness!

16 May 2012


Sampled combines a street-wear sample sale with a record fair and solo art sale. Featuring fashion brands at a fraction of their usual price, alongside many of the UK’s best record dealers selling crates of vinyl, DJ’s sets of original Soul, Jazz, Funk & Disco breaks from a great selection of DJs… and a nail bar for the ladies.

Trading in new & classic Vinyl & CDs from Hip-Hop box sets to rare Soul & Jazz LP’s. Dealers Mr Thing,, Jake BBE, JP & DJ Snips make sure there is plenty to interest even the most avid collector.

Throughout the day an army of the finest DJs spin sets of original breaks as sampled by your favourite producers be they Hip-Hop, House or beyond. DJs include Mr Thing, Spin Doctor, Mo Fingaz, DJ Lok, BobaFatt, Jake BBE, JP, DJ Snips & more…

This time London based Illustrator and Artist Sri McKinnon joins us. She will have a pop up shop selling prints and special pieces over the weekend. One of the hottest new talents on the London nail art scene is will be setting up shop so come and get pampered by Nails By Hells.

Midday - 6pm Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 2012 // Bar Music Hall, 134 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AR

Sampled is brought to you in association with Don’t Panic & Caught In The Crossfire.

Audio: T.I. - Like That (World Premier on Hot 97)

Undoubtedly one of the most consistently solid rappers over the last decade, T.I. drops by NYC radio station Hot 97 to give Angie Martinez his brand new banger off his upcoming album 'Trouble Man'.

“They want that super gutter ignorant/ That new ghetto belligerent/ authentic grip flippin’, dope boy trap ni**a shit,”

Video: Roxxxan - Too F*cking Facety - Behind The Scenes - KOGtv

We heard Roxxxan's new single 'Too Fucking Facety' being premiered on 1Xtra by DJ Target a few weeks back. It then went on to be selected as 'Best of British' for a week on Twin B’s Breakfast show (a must listen!). The video, created by director and photographer Derrick Santini and Damian Collins of Silver Spoon Attire, will be dropping in a matter of days.

Until then, check out this behind the scenes sneak preview of the 'Too Fucking Facety' video from the Birmingham grime MC, brought to you exclusively by Kids of Grime.

Mixtape: DMX - The Weigh In EP

The legend is BACK! This is a free mixtape in anticipation of his forthcoming album 'Undisputed'.

He spoke to MTV recently about why he dropped this mixtape, which is not something he normally does - "Everywhere I go people are like, 'When's the album droppin? When's the album droppin'?' So I was just like, lemme hit 'em with something, let them know, give them a little appetizer of what it's gonna be like," X said. "Not the same songs, because I'm sitting on like three albums right now, but ya know, just what it's gonna be like."

Stream the mixtape below or download here.

Review: Slaughterhouse @ Kentish Town HMV Forum, London - 15 May

The US Hip Hop supergroup played their London leg of their UK tour last night - check what Suave Debonair had to say!

OK, so what do you get when you cross four big hitting US emcees, signed by one of Hip Hops greatest to his label Shady Records? Slaughterhouse! Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9.

Seeing that I hadn’t heard too much from these dudes apart from that which I was played by my boy, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the show. Of course all these artists have had their own shine as solo artists (Crooked I was signed to Death Row Records, Joe Budden had success in the underground mixtape circuit, Royce has released some great singles/albums and Ortiz was lauded with bringing it back for Puerto Rican NY hip hop scene) and those who follow the genre will know each is more than capable of killing it on the mic.

UK rapper Smiler performed a strong warm up set and Mystro hyped the crowd, all before Slaughterhouse took to the stage, one by one dropping their verse for their stand-out album track "Sound Off" with a 'take no prisoners' attitude - and smashed it.

It still seems our peers from 'the land of hot dogs and hamburgers' continue to hold a tight grip over this Hip Hop thing and the crowd was showing love throughout, with highlights being ‘Microphone’ and ‘My Life’ getting the HMV Forum into a real madness, not to mention Joe Budden sliding across the stage like a 5 year old kid at a wedding reception!

You could see that these emcees where in their element and gave as good as they got from the fans. I also have time for any crew that stop the set half way to play Michael MacDonald’s ‘I keep forgetting’ and just vibing to that. Big up Slaughterhouse if you can catch them at a venue near you then do it!

Review: Suave Debonaire.
Online editing: Nick Blatantly Blunt
Video/photo 1 from The Hip Hop Chronicle

(Photo 1 + video from the Hip Hop Chronicle)

15 May 2012

Video: Stinkahbell & Psy:am - Hot Poo Ft. OG’z (P Money, Little Dee & Blacks)

Here it is, the most inappropriately titled track ever to be released on Plastician's Terrorhythm imprint - 'Hot Poo'. Already having been supported on radio by the likes of Skream & Benga, Logan Sama, MistaJam, Semtex and Target, the video dropping last night was bound to add to the hype the track was already making!

Video: Redzz - I'm An Alcoholic

Interesting track here, based on the true story about a guy who screwed his life up as an alcoholic. Part of the proceeds to this single are going towards a charity to help combat alcoholism, so this is what you could literally call socially conscious music!

Good track all round tho and tight flows to keep everything in order!

14 May 2012

Audio: Ab-Soul - Control System [album stream]

Dope album here, recently released by the member of hip hop collective 'Black Hippy'. Revealing the cover on Twitter, he also released his new single "ILLuminate" featuring Kendrick Lamar. Give this a listen for a fresh sounding approach to hip hop!  

For a taster, check out 'Terrorist Threats', a socially conscious and well produced call to action for the hood to unify!! 

Major Hip Hop releases and events scheduled for 14 - 20 May

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 ( know if there’s anything you’d like to see added to this overview (or any future ones coming up)

Releases scheduled for 14 - 20 May

15.5J. Rocc (Beat Junkies)Taster’s Choice Vol. 6
15.5Killer Mike & El-PR.A.P. Music
15.5Yukmouth & BlancoCookies ‘n Cream
15.5Lil ScrappyThe Grustle
15.5DMXThe Weigh In EP

Events scheduled for 14 - 20 May
14.5Wretch 32MiddlesbororoughThe Empire
14.5YelawolfLondonThe Electric Ballroom
14.5EstelleLondonJazz Cafe
14.5Shabazz PalacesNewcastleThe Cluny
15.5Wretch 32Preston53 Degrees
15.5EstelleLondonJazz Cafe
15.5YelawolfBristolO2 Academy 2
15.5SlaughterhouseLondonHMV Forum
16.5YelawolfBirminghamO2 Academy 2
16.5EstelleGlasgowO2 ABC
16.5SlaughterhouseBirminghamThe Ballroom
16.5Spoek MathamboManchesterRuby Lounge
17.5Wretch 32LincolnEngine Shed
17.5Spoek MathamboLondonHoxton Bar & Kitchen
17.5Shabazz PalacesLondonXOYO
17.5SlaughterhouseManchesterSound Control
18.5Jay-Z & Kanye WestLondonO2 Arena
18.5Jehst (with full live band)LondonClub 229
19.5DJ YodaLondonHMV Forum
19.5The NextmenLondonBoat Party
19.5Jay-Z & Kanye WestLondonO2 Arena
19.5Jehst, Mr Thing and othersLondonClub 229
20.5Jay-Z & Kanye WestLondonO2 Arena
20.5Theopilius LondonLondon XOYO