Thursday, May 31, 2012

Russo 'Old School' featuring Rodney P

Up and coming artist Russo hailing from Brixton, just down the road from Vocalswords Towers has enlisted the legendary Rodney P to give her track that authentic taste....I'm liking the track, vocals sound great and there are some great shots of Londoners in the video. Was hoping for maybe a full 16 bars from the Riddim Killah but heh we can't always have our cake to yam....Good luck to Russo though, coming on point.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Masta Ace : MA Doom New Project coming soon

As a long time Ace fan I was pretty hyped to see this little web cast today....project should be fresh!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Toofless featuring Capone, Redbeard, SK, Sam Stealth, Kashae Rae and London's Lyracist Lounge

Check this bumper post of freshness on what could be the first (possibly) summer day of 2012 in Blighty. Unusually for Vocalswords we begin looking over to the definitely sunnier environs of the United Arab Emirates.....

Being a bit lazy today, but thought the press release info was worth posting up about Toofless and his new project, as listening to a couple of his tracks Im pretty impressed; so get to know about him here....

Toofless, Toofless & the Dub Poets Collective (DPC) release “Perspective” featuring Capone of Capone-N-Noreaga (CNN)
More than ever today, hip-hop is increasingly taking a front-seat in the world of underground music in the Middle East, with new releases bringing fresh sounds and finely tuned talent.
28-year-old Feras Ibrahim is a UAE-based rapper of Sudanese origins. His hip-hop expression started to materialize at age of 17 after being inspired by acts such as Mos Def, Nas, Lost Boys, Wu Tang, Jehst, 9th Wonder and Talib Kweli. Formerly part of the renowned, forward-thinking and socially conscious hip hop collective ‘Diligent Thought’. Feras Ibrahim is now working on an experimental EP with DPC, Feras also performs regularly and is a vital member of Employees of the Month.
Dub Poets Collective (DPC) employ scores of international, musical and social influences fused into their heartfelt productions. Their music has been featured on many albums, mixtapes, television, documentary films, and major radio stations across the world.
“Perspective” is the highly anticipated single that resulted from the work of the Dub Poets Collective, and MC Toofless (aka Feras Ibrahim), with a spontaneous feature from rapper Capone from CNN. The content and subject matter of the track reflects the contributors’ diverse social realities and lives.

Meanwhile SK, RedBeard and Sam Stealth have been putting their Brummy twist to the state of life in 2012; an abandoned hospital is the setting for the dark vibes on display in  Bad Mannaz - Fresh!

London's Lyriacist Lounge - Elite Leagues cypher smippets are well worth a look; the quality of the emcees involved alongside the ringmaster LeeN of No Long Tings Productions

Big ups to the ever energetic and versatile Kasha Rae who hits us with "Anuva Rap Tune"; with some pertinent digs at the current music scene/industry....I wonder if those suits will take much notice at the moment unfortunately but for me its good to know I'm not the only one pulling faces.....

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fat Gold Chain present The Dead Poets and The Book Thieves

After April's event which saw Jester Jacobs and the Ruby Kid tear it down, FGC welcome to the stage two duos making ripples in the UK scene right now:

THE DEAD POETS (Mark Grist & MC Mixy)
THE BOOK THIEVES (Legoman & Ol-E Mac)

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Mark Grist and MC Mixy are the Peterborough based writers and performers known together as ‘Dead Poets.’ Since forming in 2008, they have been challenging the preconceptions of poetry and hiphop across the country. As ‘Dead Poets,’ they have performed in venues ranging from nightclubs to secondary schools; from festivals to formal dinners. They appeared on Radio 6 Live with Steve Merchant and have recently been on a National tour with Phrased and Confused. Both performers have been active on the Don't Flop battle circuit, including the milestone Mark Grist vs. Blizzard clash here:

"Both your flows are impeccable." (Stephen Merchant on the Dead Poets)

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Legoman and Ol-e Mac have both been on the Oxford scene for a long time and releasing solo and collab material. They decided to form the Book Thieves at the end of 2011 and have since released their first EP 'In Spite of Everything' that was well received and promoted by Wordplay Mag. It included the track 'Please Don't' for which they did their first video. The second video 'Beauty' has now been dropped as an introduction to the next EP 'Why Do We Do This Everyday?' which will be coming this summer. In other work, they have done tracks with Cappo and Split Prophets... Legoman also won the 'Chain at March's FGC open mic cipher.

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If you think you've got the skill to go all the way into the final and flex your lyrical muscle alongside FGC's finest, all you have to do is sign up on the night. It is advised that you put your name down EARLY to avoid disappointment. The winner takes home a bottle of JD.

...and, of course, the FGC resident DJs (DJ DAVE, TACTICK, CHIMA ANYA, RP-1, OPTAMYSTIK) will be out in full force, making sure the party stays live 'til well in to the wee early hours of the morning. Expect to hear HIP HOP from across the globe, Funk, Soul, Glitch Hop, Beats, Ghetto Funk, Bass, UK Funky, Dubstep and DNB - basically dope party music from an eclectic range of is music yo!

All this for a mere £3 as well. See ya there - Charlie Wrights International, Pitfield Street, London - Nearest Tube Old Street

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Cool Nutz - The Cook Up (Free Album) Heat!!

Man I have been sent a lot of good shit lately, soon to be posted, but just had to bang this up real quick...Cool Nutz is a cat I've just become familiar (word to Audible Treats) but from the sound of him he has put his time in cos this guy is certified fire. There's a reasonable amount of hustling rhymes which I normally tire of, but the mix of pure dope rhyme skills on show and variety of topics, styles and beats more than makes up for it. This is an Emcee that is surely currently slept on and really should blow up if there is any chance that authentic hip hop can regain mainstream appeal. Anyway more on Cool Nutz, for now get your download on for an album of gems, you won't regret it. (Click on the pic if you aint realised!)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

New Skuff Mixtape - Smash Anything

This was sent over as a mixtape from new outfit Audio Danger Records to warm up for forth coming long player from Delagates of Culture veteran Skuff. To be honest this set is more than tasty already so looks like Skuff material will be on constant rotation for at Vocalswords Towers a while.

 'Give it up' is a nice mixtape opener with some introductory notes over a superb funk vocals sample and riff, that comes with the proclamation to loyal Delagatges fans "Go abnd tell your neighbours even though your local drug dealers probably much more famous" Ive then just picked out a couple of gems that got me in focus mode; but as ever go check it and see what you reckon. If you aint impressed I owe you a beer!

'Sleepy People' is pretty rediculous, needs a few rewinds to catch it all, showcasing the Skuff trademark nonchelhant takeover swag is on ..... with lines like "suits need they taste buds checked im like f*ck it,
never did hold that much faith in the faith of the general public, but if I can get past the faces heads ell love it!!!" True.

'Bleed' bares all as Skuff reflects on a friend being sectioned; how hip hop was the only thing able to get through to him, inspiring Skuff to write. As he says at the beginning of the track, there's no room to fuck about; the only way I could get through to him was by ripping tunes. After such an outpouring its only right that Skuff can feel (somewhat understatedly)  to be the UK's Ghostface.

At 17 tracks deep this mixtape has a lot to offer, and includes some great guest spots from legends Phi Life Cypher, up and comer Dirty Dike plus crew cypher sessions and written verses over some classic beats which gives the whole project a nice spliced tape feel.  Go get it here.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Wordplay Sessions Volume 1...Mixed by Sammy B Side.... plus new SL Jones x DJ Burn One and fresh Jester Jacobs footage

The big man on the decks at the recent High Focus smash show was my man Sammy B-Side; always a bad man on the ones and twos for time I was excited to hear about this new Showcase, in the words of Sammy packed with  " loads of hexclusive in there ya know! " Its available with the current issue of Wordplay Magazine, if you cant wait that long for the physical version you can stream it here or have if for keeps for the insubstantial fee of just 2 nugs! Bumping out load at the Penthouse this has got some ill, ill joints especially if you check and see from the tracklist this tape is Jam Baxed (err, packed) with authentic raw hip hop reflecting some of the greatest talent coming out of the UK mixed together with style and panache by the one like Mr B-Side....rinse out!! Stand outs for me come from Granville Sessions, Jehst, Dirty Dike with the particularly raw 'Mayonnaise', Cappo, The Four Owls and in particular the new to my ears Running Punch with his track 'Haymaker'.

And while you get your DL on; check the latest footage from the heavyweight Bring Back Rap (BBR) team; Jester Jacobs doing his thing live on the Fat Gold Chain stage down in Shoreditch....

Just to finish off today's dose of hip hop, I was mesmerised by the rawness on display in this latest track from SL Jones x DJ Burn One