Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Canibus & Keith Murray Collaboration

Word from Defsounds.com that these two noggin bustin rhyme scientists are set to join forces on a collaborative LP. Sounds like a cool project as Rip the Jacker has been a hero of mine for a good many years. Murray brings that slightly more deranged, street crazy lyrical style so should be dope, or as Eric Sermon their appparant spokesman says "It's Only for Heads". While your waiting on this project, remind yourself of two of the heaviest with these classics...

Searching for decent Canibus videos is a rediculous task (have a go I dare ya!) but what he lacks in visual I guess he couldnt give a flying fcuk with rhymes like these.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Damn Scram You Killin' Em

Can't believe hadn't seen this before...a great reminder of the positivity of having Obama elected but also some good reality lyrics to keep it grounded. Beat by Scram Jones, one sick dude with the flow as well, props to the Conspiracy Radio fellas who just had a chat with him on their friday night show.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jacqui Smith Porn Expose

Not normally my top read, but hats off to the Daily Express for exposing how our Home Secretary has been trying to get the tax payer to subsidise her husbands porn wank fest...Although great joke material abounds here its interesting when you think about her position (pun intended) regards changing Sex workers laws. She has recently proposed to criminalise paying for sex with a woman "controlled for another person's gain'. The new offence will carry a hefty fine and criminal record, which could prevent those caught from getting jobs in sensitive occupations."(Guardian Online)

So is whoever the woman her hubby's been slobbering over having sex for his gain? Should he be jailed!? Should 99% of men also? I'm no expert on the subject but can sense a familiar whiff of hypocrisy! Wait a minute....Flashback Newsflash! Ex Pot Head doesn't really like puffin the 'erb any more so she decides to upgrade it to Class B, further criminalizing and alienating an already despondant youth...Not Ms Smith surely?

NY Oil - Y'all Should Get Lynched

Props to Mr FX for reminding me of this tune, watch the video mad deep and a lot of rappers would do well to heed the message.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Endemic bang on point

Props to Sarah Love for spotlighting this wicked producer. Leatherfase and the Triple Darkness boys tear the man apart in this tune. Particularly relevant reading the papers today, the Met announcing they are going to be heavily tooled up and ready for a fight over the G20 protests. Freedom of speech and right to protest must be upheld.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Novel ft Talib Kwali & Spree Wilson

Some real positivity for you here, props to Diddlysquat from UKHH forums for this!

Heir to the Outkast Throne? Bow down to Janelle Monae

Not exactly cos she don't rap but shiiit she doesn't need to, visual imagry, story telling, show(wo)man ship abound...this is a great slice of creative excellence. Enjoy!

You need this in your life!

A wicked mix up of ragga inspired hip hop and other related music, its a great listen featuring some heavy cuts from (amongst others-waiting on tracklist) Roots Manuva, Canibus, Skinnyman and Snoop. Go get it from the man behind it,here

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Deadly Hunta - Talk Out Loud

Just boppin around to classic 'Food and Water' track thought I'd check out some more Deadly Hunta...this video is incredible! Check more from his myspace.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Looking for a new lyrical hero? Try Jester Jacobs

Not familiar with arms and shanks? Jester Jay (seen here eating pussy!) aint either but takes the piss like armatige shanks. Mental Disorder is a highly entertaining lyrical tour de force combining a razor sharp wit with honest observations and wicked punchlines...and just having the balls to stick 'A dyslexic man walks into a bra' gets an automatic thumbs up. Throughout the album J keeps dropping the sort of quotables I kick myself for not having put together properly. The cinematic, often high tempo beats provide a great backdrop to Jesters flows, that are of such a calibre that the more biographic moments (had your Nokia stolen ever?) of clarity hit home hard. 'Lost Mines' is a tragicly heavy joint, check it and see if you relate...oh yeah, finally,of course can't forget the piss soaked suburban shoot out of anthem 'Blap' is reason alone to check this. Its all produced up lovely and the Michael Douglas clips from 'Falling Down' set the whole thing off a treat. Check Organised Mess for a free download or to buy and support the movement! Quality.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Behind the Beat

Just copped this lovingly created photo book by Raph, documenting the home studios of some of the Hip Hop elite's home studios. Some great shots of the cribs and equipment of some of the best, and is worth a look (check ya local library folks!) just to see the Beano covered walls of Farma G's setup. Also you get a dope Limited Edition Mix CD with some heavy cuts of remixed bangers.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Snaps could getchya Snatched!

Looks like clampdowns in the 'War on Terror' are resulting in it becoming illegal to take photo's of police constables or the military, apparantly with a possible 10 year sentence. As someone who has experience of being illegally manhandled by the police and also appreciate a free society where all elements can be scrutinised by the other, this doesn't bode well. Other than that, I like taking photos of trains being bombed (with paint of course)does that mean I'm gathering terrorist info? I think not. Click here to sign the 10 Downing Street petition against these laws.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Chima in outstandingly arrogant form!

Check this Devon produced (although dodgily mixed!)banger and the most emotive Mario story I've ever seen! Boh

Monday, March 16, 2009

Blee - The Black Lion Chronicles

This is a real nice free mixtape of London based artist, Blee, released by Cross Seas Entertainment and distributed via a legal torrent.
Its good to see some positive lyrics mixed with a street swagger and some more club friendly beats than UK dudes are usually to allie themselves with, but the lyrical content is not diluted at all as evidenced with "Revolution Eyes" and the freshly honest "Goodnight", with a thoughtfull and necessary breakdown of race politics and language on "The Black Review". Self belief is obviously not in short supply on this mixtape, along with solid words of advice...as Blee himself says "Gather wisdom, use your wisdom to gather wealth and let your wealth be surpassed by your virtue"

New Bangers coming soon! Watch this space

Sounds of Teejuana

If you like your listening to be a bit eclectic you can't go wrong with this Tom Carruna and Teej collaboration. Quality crafted beats and samples are arranged to complement the highly cerebral verbals of Teej. Occasionally leaving the head a bit sore and the requirement of having a dictionary as a neccesary prop to listening to this album might be a bit off putting but its well worth the effort...plus the festival reminiscing of Glastonbury and The Divinity of Femininity standout as excellent examples of what can be done with this ol' hip ish! Go here to get it (you may need to sign up, go on do it!)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Oh Dear

What the hell is the point of listening to Britney Spears nowadays? I mean I've never been a fan anyways but at least you used to hear a human voice whilst checking out an attractive female...nowadays she aint looking all that and you can't rate the music at all as you might as well have a computer shouting at you.

You might guess I'm currently at my girlfriends house so I'm not really allowed to blast my new Ill Bill album out at current volume so am forced to watch Lilly Allen carp on to that C4 Music bird about how cool she and the Kings of Leon are...anyways I did bang the Coka Nostra man's "The Hour of Reprisal" all the way down the A12 from Ipswich to Watford and it bangs like a satellitte sized caribbean steel drum fused with Slash. Also got Sean Price's Monkey Bars through the post the other day...although its got a few dope tracks these these were the ones already prominent on youtube so a bit of a dissapointment as an album...never mind the dude is still dope! Anyways if your reading this and havent got the Ill Bill joint go get it right now, I have a feeling its going to be going into heavy rotation in my system over the next few months.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

DJ Daredevil

Like your 90's hip hop, those classic braggaocio flows, neck snapping beats and the whole lot flipped together with some dope scratches and juggles? Click here for DJ Daredevil;s (a 3x world DJ finalist) tight mix. You can also check his blogspot for future mixes.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Scholarman - Meeting with Andre Kostelantez

I've posted up Scholarman videos here before, an instituition of dope beats and rhymes. This generous mic devourer has produced an innovative EP crafting beats from elements of music from classical composer Andre Kostelantez and delivering trademark feel good, thought provoking and intelligent flows. The match is perfect and as a free download available Here it's also well worth checking out Scholarman's other material.

Ramson Badbones deserving the hype non lyrical fools!

Right Here Right now...one of the heaviest spitting talents to grip mic for a long time coupled with the late great J Dilla's finest beats, absolutely no excuses to get this downloaded and bumped right now. Also look out for his new mixtape and anything else you can get ya grubby little hands on. Props once again to Aiden for heads up on this.

Asher Roth reflecting Hip Hop

I can't help but feel a pang of jealousy writing about this nice MC, pretty much because so muc of his story correlates with mine; of course I've never met Steve Rifkind or chewed the fat with Jay Z but that's beside the point...he's a nicely mannered young kid bought up on traditional hip hop values and represents himself in honestly in his music. Checking Semtex's great interview prompted me to post something about him, but it was my ear to the streets James in Brum who put me onto this kid a good 4-5 months ago. Anyways, check his jokes collage remake of the Roc Boys video.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Sean Price 'Mess You Made'

The video for this had me chuckling, but its also a dope track featuring Block McCloud with Sean reflecting on the less glamourous life or rap when bills aren't being paid and shit generally goes wrong...nicely human! Now go and check more of his stuff to see the true lyrical beast he is, especially alongside Rock with that rediculoussly baritone voice.