Thursday, December 28, 2017

Black Thought, Empowerment & Education in Hip this the best Freestyle ever!?

This a mega power post, first up check the amazing story of Consensus and his journey through music into particle physics the large hadron collider, breaking down his come up and successes with the "End of the Weak" high level hip hop community. Courtesy of No Budget Entertainment's "Shoreal" films, they have some great other content so subscribe to their channel! Next I had to drop the latest Black Thought free....pure flames and blew up the internet (although ludicrously for some of the wrong reasons but I aint going there right now!) Anyways enjoy both videos, we bringing that good stuff!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Watch TV and Do Nothing! Tip Top Advice from Lee Scott and Dr Chima Anya

Good to chat with my big home the Doctor recently, his life is going from excellent to incredible at a nicely consistant pace as his lyrical skills continue to flourish, his video game is on point and he's keeping hiphop at the centre of London Love music with sell out shows at The Jazz Cafe, XOYO and smashing the DJ skills running BEspoke with Chidi Ubani in Brixton. Chima kindly sent me a little exclusive photo for all you rap fans putting posters on ya walls print it out haha!

His most recent tune and video has been gaining some hype recently and the excellent "de-clyutter, de-stress and value you're time more" certainy resonates with sit back, relax and enjoy...

Just don't relax for too long, or you may need to listen extremely closely to Lee Scott who smashes down a devastaing critique of the modern obsession with watching and consuming content. Two valuable life lessons there, right I'm off to meditate (hmm or maybe one more beer....!)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mr. Ekow, illiterate, Trigz & Vitamin G / Open Mic / DJ Sarah Love & Mys...

There is a great vibe to this cypher bought to you from the incredible Fubar Crew (shout out Mys Diggi and Sarah Love!) Some excellent bars with lots of lyrical dexterity and positive content with a great chemistry between the four emcees. This is that real live hiphop right here!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Eliot Fresh & Fish, London Live, Hip Hop bubbling with DJ Sugai, CW Jones & Bennydiction

Listen to this and enjoy. You will love it, so then go and find out more and buy the vinyl from 

It has felt great getting out and about recently to enjoy a little taste of the ever present music scene. Got to know where the good ish is at and my man DJ Sugai was kind enough to introduce me to the Nomadic Gardens where the incredibly talented CW Jones went down a storm with an electrifying performance. Check "Morphine" below and then head to the Bone Dry Records Bandcamp page for a multitude of more treats including the album "Half Ill, Half Lazy"....


The Nomadic Gardens is hidden off Brick Lane (the Bagel Shop end) go check it out for yourself for a heap of DIY inspiration and incredible artwork. Cultural revolution in a highly positive manifestation. Another ace slice of live hiphop goodness was found at "Root Down" hosted by the inimitable Poet Curious. Was great to jump on an open mic backed by a live band (including the very talented gent Rob Grundel on keys), catch up with Eliot Fresh and my brother Bennydiction and chat briefly to the Hip Hop Classroom in human form, Darren Chetty. It was also great to be introduced to the poetical talents of Ghetto Geek and Benny who smashed the acappella with some goodness about the growth of an Oak Tree, watch out for that one soon. 

Finally got to give thanks and shout out Benny Diction for the excellent collection of Nas Albums and DJ Sugai for the incredible "Food and Drink Volume 1" Mixtape hosted by Mnsr Frites and Benny Diction (all getting a bit incestuous this post innit eh!?) It was all in honour of my birthday....just turned 17 again yeah. Peace to the Scran Cartel; Enjoy suckers! 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

South London Smashing Music....Inspirational hiphop from DEGIHEUGI, Chima Anya, Consensus, Ty, Phoenix Da Icefire and Cormega

He's a doctor so you can quote from his lectures...the force of nature that is Chima Anya is featured on DEGIHEUGI's beautiful classical sounding rhythms. Chima brings the listener in with a pretty chilled introduction but quickly gets mad deep with some intricate reflections on art, maths, science, algorithms and lyricism that needs more than a few re-winds to even catch let alone appraciate....a playlist certainty and the visuals are just spectacular, big ups to Jeremy Bleunven of Abyss Media and the wonderful Sarah Le Ray and Fanny Lego!

With Brixton just down the road from Vocalswords Towers its great to see amazing videos of the locals set to incredible music so have been loving "Brixton Baby from Ty, very inspirational as ever as is the dope collaboration between two guys who feature in high playlist rotation in my cans...the New York legend Cormega and incredibly talented Phoenix Da Icefire.

Not content with surfing the bleeding edge of particle physics research in recent album ConCERNed, Consenus rounds out the summer with a belter teaming up with Shumba Youth reminding us that life is a test until we puff, puff, past it....creative dopeness as ever!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Stormzy, Brother Ali and Phoenix Da Icefire bringing all angles of Grime & Hiphop together!

In homage to the incredible switch ups I had the pleasure of watching Stormzy perform last night in Brixton, thought I would bring a little contrast to this post...So for starters relax and gaze in wonder at the visuals, dance and atmosphere of this New Brother Ali next level video, then switch gears for some wilding out fire from Phoenix the Icefire who is outhere breaking necks with an incredible heavy Boom Bap banger....and finish off with the absolute banger that is Big For Your Boots! Enjoy

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Particle Physics gets broken down by Consensus....Album Launch in Brixton 25th May

Vocalswords is very excited to reveal the upcoming launch of an album from a superb Emcee who is taking an Iron Man/Elon Musk approach not only to music, but to the world of Science and Education as well.

Having been personally part of intimidating ciphers in which Cons has torn apart beats with jaw dropping flows of incredibly intricate complexity and ingenuity Vocalswords will be waiting eagerly for this project to drop. Catching up briefly with the man recently, it was great to hear that he had been spending the last two years back and forth between London and Geneva crafting the "ConCERNed" Album; having gained privileged access to the world famous CERN facility and the Scientists that are conducting ground breaking research.

If you are UK based, get down to Brixton for what promises to be a great night. In the meantime, get to know more about the project reading The Voice Newspaper's recent article and interview by Amandla Thomas-Johnson here;or below, and check out first cut from the album "Method to the Madness" with Dr Koul....

First Published by The Voice Newspaper....

AN UNDERGROUND rapper from south London has performed and delivered workshops at the world famous European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), near Geneva, Switzerland.
Antoine Gittens-Jackson, known as Consensus, was invited to the laboratory after spending two years writing an album which translates complex particle physics into grime and rap. As well as performing songs from the album to a group of scientists, the 27-year-old delivered a rap workshop to a group of school children visiting CERN from Austria who then performed their creations in front of the Austrian ambassador. One track on Consensus’ latest album tries to explain the pure energy released when matter collides with anti-matter by drawing a parallel to the societal harmony that would come if two opposing gangs were to resolve their differences. Another uses a word-play on the standard model – the equivalent of the periodic table but for subatomic particles – by exploring what it means to be a fashion model and the fundamentals of beauty.

Speaking of his two-year immersion in particle physics, Consensus said: “It was exhausting in terms of how deep some of this stuff goes. “You’re visiting the limitations of all reality and what we know. You get really close to this edge of what is important in general, in life, and all this crazy existential stuff. It’s heavy on the brain.” Based at a sprawling campus that straddles the border of France and Switzerland, CERN is best-known as the place where British scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.As well as this, the elusive Higgs boson or ‘God-Particle’ – thought to be the fundamental building block of the universe – was said to have been discovered there in 2012 thanks to a hi-tech particle collider housed in a 27km circumference underground tunnel.

 Consensus visited CERN as a guest lecturer and was hosted by Art@CMS, a science outreach programme named after the CMS particle detector which records and analyses the high-speed collisions of subatomic particles. Started in 2012, the programme tries to bring together artists and scientists through concerts, exhibitions and concerts. Consensus has performed, recorded a music video and taught CERN scientists how to rap as part of the programme. Dr. Michael Hoch, the Austrian scientist who founded and heads Art@CMS, told The Voice: “I do not limit any art expression, painting, digital, photo, sculpture, music, performance – it just has to generate a serious discussion and dialogue between our worldwide science community and the artists.” Dr. Hoch, a photographer who pieced together the famous image of the CMS reactor from 200 individual photos he took, added that bringing artists and scientists into direct contact allows “the artist to create a unique interpretation of the world of particle physics”.

Consensus set out to achieve just this with the help of Sudarshan Paramesvaran, a British scientist at CERN who introduced him to the complex theories that underpin particle physics. “He wanted his music to truly represent what we do here, and the physics we study,” Paramesvaran said. Brought up by a single mother in Lewisham, south-east London, Consensus told The Voice that music was an outlet from local gang violence where “people were getting stabbed for the sake of a postcode”. At the same time as grime was taking off in the early 2000s, Consensus began to make and sell his own mixtapes in Leicester Square, as well as square off with other artists. “Generally a lot of MCs at the time were chatting rubbish – guns this and guns that. I used to battle them and say you don’t really have guns,” he said. From his local state school he won a scholarship to Dulwich College, an independent school in south London. He stopped music to complete a degree in aeronautical engineering at Bristol University, but after a restless two years he headed down to the closest open session in Bristol and picked up the mic again. “I think I was born then,” he said as he recalled how he dedicated himself to his art. He added: “My overall personal mission as an artist is to make people open-minded. I’m not here to inspire, I just want to show people that rapping about science can be done.”