We're kicking off this varied post with a slew of mega heavy UK bars coming from some of
the illest coming through London town at the moment. As a long time
Poisonous Poet's fan I had the pleasure of meeting Reveal the other day,
at the Hip Hip Education Society's inagural meeting at the former
Institute of Education; a very wise, fun and intriguing guy I was please
to stumble over him trading bars with Tony D and other in this rugged
An incredible amount of turmoil has been witnessed worldwide this year and as 2014 draws to a close it doesn't feel like many situations have been resolved. Graves 33 highlights police brutality and potential repercussions.
T-Pain come hard with an evocative description of his come up.....I'm not suprised the crowd is feelin' him!
To be honest starting a busy evening working and blogging I wanted to get through a pile of music but this lil EP got onto repeat and I got hypnotised into it; check it out my top track at the moment is Chio Chio; I need to get my google on and get a few of the titles translated. After that got very sidetracked I'm sorry to say; no time to write so go make your own minds up about new Snowgoons, Modern Day Soulja and Earl Sweatshirt; I reckon there's some dopeness in all of 'em....
Planet Asia goes all out in this Vampire inspired period piece; the sets and costumes alone are worth the watch....throw in some sexy vampires and you are onto a winner. So when you get hooked into Planet Asia's always impeccable flows complemented by the smooth sounds of Purple Cloud over a Tzarizm banger this is a perfect slice of entertainment, raw hiphop style.
This one is a mega smooth headnodder, music for the soul...."In the midst of putting the final touches on their long awaited "Wyld
Gentlmen" LP produced by German beatsmith Dichter2 Productions, Crew54
took a bit of time to bring visuals to their 1-off "Soulclap" release.
Taking the beat from Fabolous and adding a bit of brown liquor
smoothness to it, watch them go back and forth in this throwback to
vintage film cinematics."
Feeling the energy from this duo, "Double Dragon
is Wakka the Hero and Drawko. Hailing from Ventura and Oxnard,
California. They have been in thier local music scene for over ten years
now. Starting out in punk/metal bands, they eventually clicked up and
starting making Hiphop. Both of them were raised heavily on Hiphop, so
it was a natural progression. They dabble in every genre, and bring that
energy with us when we perform and write."
Massive Shout to MR CRF, holding it down for years with his Critical Beatdown movement, Pedigree Chump tracks and paper zines. The man is still bringing the hardcore on his Rapstation Radio Show, tune in.
Two hefty new tracks this time round; time to enjoy some classic sounds...
This one is getting a few replays still......big tune!
Raising awareness of the need to go to a doctor as soon as symptoms occur. English translation and info below....
A collective of African musicians have come together to record a song to
help raise awareness about Ebola in Africa. The song, entitled “Africa
Stop Ebola”, features the singers Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou & Mariam,
Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Kandia Kora, Mory Kante, Sia Tolno, Barbara
Kanam and rappers Didier Awadi, Marcus (from the band Banlieuz'Arts)
and Mokobe, and also includes the musicians Sékou Kouyaté (electric
guitar, bass, electric kora) et Ludovic N’Holle (drums).
is a message to citizens about what they can do to help stop the spread
of Ebola in Africa. The song is performed in French and vernacular
languages widely spoken across the region to ensure that the message is
understood regardless of the level of literacy and education of the
Thanks to Cheick Tidiane Seck for his active participation in this project. LYRICS IN ENGLISH
Kandia Kora (Guinea / sings in French) Africa is full of sadness To see our families die Do not touch the sick Do not touch the bodies Everyone is in danger Young and old We must act for our families
Chorus x 4 Ebola, Ebola Invisible enemy
Tiken Jah Fakoly (Côte d’Ivoire / sings in French) Ebola you are our enemy If you feel sick the doctors will help you I assure you, the doctors will help you There is hope to stop Ebola Have confidence in the doctors
Chorus x 4 Ebola, Ebola Trust the doctors
Amadou & Mariam (Mali / sing in French) Ebola is not good You should see a doctor Ebola is not good You should see a doctor Ebola hurts You must see a doctor Ebola is not good You should see a doctor
Chorus x 4 Ebola, Ebola Invisible enemy
Salif Keita (Mali / sings in Malinké) Take Ebola seriously This is a very serious disease Once you have symptoms, please seek doctors They can help you Wash your hands and avoid shaking hands with others
Sia Tolno (Guinea / sings in Kissi) Beg you, dear parents, Follow the advice of medical authorities Ebola came to hurt us Respect their advices
Barbara Kanam (DRC / sings in Lingala) Ebola you came to suffocate our people You add pain To the DRC But we will overcome Stay up Sooner or later we will beat you
Mory Kante (Guinée / sings in Malinké and Soussou) Get up, stand up Ebola is a problem for us We cannot greet someone You cannot kiss someone It does not mean that person makes you ashamed It’s just a reality
Oumou Sangaré (Mali / sing in Bambara) Ebola has become a problem for us today I ask all the doctors in Africa to stand up Ebola has really become a problem for us
Chorus x 4 Ebola, Ebola Have confidence in doctors
Didier Awadi (Sénégal / sings in French) Again we talk about tragedy As a false note in the melody Ebola we thought you were since abolished You are walking around spreading disease We will not flee from you we will not hide Because we know we have the means to push you away We will strike you, we are not a plague We will get together and we will beat you
Marcus (Guinée / sings in Soussou) Among them there are many who have access to hospitals Those who are cured are no longer contagious There are some who remain at home until the evil gets bigger Oh my God Mama Africa get up and stand united as we used to do before for other battles Ebola you also shall be defeated
Mokobé (Mali / sings in French) Another tragedy strikes the continent Africa needs vaccine, medicine Hope for them is permitted Should we close our eyes and let them into oblivion? (not !) Then unite for a good cause Mobilize and break the closed doors, Ebola I swear we will evict you Africa needs vaccine and treatment
Shout out to Eza, Shante and the whole Itch FM massive; they've been putting out a beacon for hip hop for a long time now and these Weekly Wind Ups are a great way to get your hiphop fix. Got inspired to blog up a couple of the items....though I don't think the Connousiours of Hip Hop show has the Chester P feature; keep updated on that one and all the banging shows on their Soundcloud page.
Teaming up with DJ Nifty this second LP combines outer space beats with tales of the city and lyrical chicanery
Solocypher - Citizen Framed Download
Debut 2003 album features Chima Anya, Kid Anime, Serious, Concept, Eliza and Kaf. Includes smash hits "Selly Oak" "One Love one Life" and "This is what happens (when you don't stay sane) Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a proper version!
Change Through The Rhyme
Check Solocypher trading international bars with Scholarman over heavy D'Logic beat