Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Free Ice Cream for the Bohemian Rap CD Muppet Show!

It is what it says on the tin! Great work from these fellas, proving that Hip Hop can, sometimes, have a nice sense of humour! Now go check all the free ice cream you can handle at http://www.freeicecream.net/

And if that quite cerebral enough for you just another brief reminder of a certain firebreather....Stand up Nottz!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Cyrus Malachi The Isis Papers Mixtape Coming Soon

VS is on some promo business as one of the UKs most intense and hardest spitters Cyrus Malachi has just released his 'Isis Papers' mixtape in the very near future. Having the privilidge of a sneak preview it's always great to hear work from one third of the heavyweight Triple Darkness crew. Those who have heard the trio's work will know that Malachi is going to come hard with it. You will not be dissapointed, First track 'The Hammered Bracelet' featuring Melanin 9 has got me rewinding rapidly already.

Never an easy listen if you are unwilling to sit down and follow the flow of the complex, often highly polemical rhymes, this is some serious hip hop that carries some very important messages.. it would seem at the moment that this type of music is completely absent from the mainstream music industry. Cyrus Malachi and Triple Darkness are in a good position alongside the incredible production from Endemic and others to make some serious moves, it just remains to be seen as to whether their content may be too much for certain interested powerfull parties.

Regardless of the above slight misgivings, this is a great slice of classic hard as shit hip hop. Good to hear a 'Robin Hood' freestyle over one of the sickest beats on Endemic's recent 'Needle Drop' EP and plenty more goodness featuring a wraft of other mic demolishers such as....

Although this mixtape will be a sure fire winner for a lot of heads, the constant barrage of dark metaphores, conspiracy theory and images of brutality may prove a bit too much for some. As a precursor to an album proper this certainly does its job, but it would also be good to hear some slightly more optomistic rhymes at some point. The mastery of lyracism to paint great pictures of anarchy, crime, evil and subjugation is one thing, but for me the masterpiece comes when the light is also demonstrated, if only to more effectively define the dark. Some more personal reflections on various subjects I think would also help Cyrus to gain the larger appeal and audience that he and affiliates undoubtably deserve.

Watch this space for when the Mix Tape drops, in the meantime sit back and enjoy this classic slice...

Kil Ripkin 'Not You'

Kil hit me up with this video a while back and I was seriously impressed, sorry for the delay getting it up here! Words from the man himself...

"Peace and Love Family Finally I Present to you the long awaited video by Kil Ripkin titled "Not You" Directed by Science Projects and Produced by Eric G
The Balancing Act out Soon"

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Delusionists - Digital Connects (prod. Jon Phonics)

Vocalswords got the Props baby!

Mad big ups to the Delusionists who alongside the prolific Jon Phonics have put together a bangin' ode to all their favourite online sources of Hip Hop goodness. There are big number of serious sites mentioned (how many can you spot!?) and it feels pretty good to be amongst some heavyweights...Will put up links to all those mentioned shortly but for now I gotta go write some bars!

Now go and support the crew, check them out on line and get 25% off your dowload with "digifam" as your discount code; http://music.delusionists.co.uk/

PS Just while I'm on an own horn tooting bit thought I'd throw up the Youtube version of the tune 'It's Not Right' myself and Chima did with Scholarman a few months back...so for all you lazy fools who dont like downloading shit, all you gotta do is press the stankin button!! One

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fighting Crime, Hip Hop Kareoke and Scorsayzee

Maaaaan I hate not having internet working properly! Apologies for not posting in ages, am going to post up now as much of the coolness Ive heard recently and meant to blog but got caught up in all the hype. Talking of which have some sympathy for me as I nurse a bruised face after getting hit while throwing some chief scum menace off a bus last night...out fighting crime like Method Man after a wicked night watching my girl win doing a Missy Elliot tribute! Shout out to all the crew at The Social and HHK; always a wicked night!Check their blog for more info plus some wicked free downloads...http://www.southernhospitality.co.uk/blog/

Now then, one of my all time favourite rappers and evasive UK legend, Scorsayzee has been making some nice moves lately; his appearance in Shane Meadow's 'Le Donk' mockumentary was well recieved (although I would have loved to have seen him doing a lot more rapping but I guess that wasnt really the point of the film) to some great freestyles (go google or you tube that shit) and recently dropped a pretty dope mixtape 'Raging Bull' a little rough around the edges but some great lines from the Notts motormouth as ever. Grab that here and while your doing so check out the fresh video he's put together.

Scorzayzee - Luv Me (MistaJam.com Exclusive Video) from Mista Jam on Vimeo.

And if that still aint enough for you check the interview he did recently with the on line kings of Hip Hop, Menace and Montana on Conspiracy Radio...plus of course all the other rediculous interviews they manage to get!

Gonna get some more goodness up soon but better post this now cause my lap top appears to be trapped in internet treacle, peace!