Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wordplay Album of the Year Nominees

Yes yes it is that time of the year when the cream of the crop gets formally judged. Having been on another planet for the majority of 2016 it means there is special pleasure for me being able to jump in and out of a hefty batch of dope projects. Going to line them up all here with no bias part from to say a massive big up to my Ipswich homie Booda French and large ups to Truffle Barons for keeping everything lively as part of the extended Granville famalam. Sorry not to see Bennydiction's excellent "Button Up" LP on the list but what can you do!? Check out the official listing, artist info  and get your vote in ASAP at Wordplay.... in the meantime check some of the shortlisted music right here.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Big Cakes "Tracing Paper" & Billy Danze gives a few words for Obama's last few days in Office....

Almost a year since my last post. 2016 has been a shocker for many people, world events seemingly conspiring to make a grim vortex. Personally I have been struggling with the pernicious fog of depression, and in an attempt to reconnect with my once beloved hiphop I remembered this Big Cakes jam. A lot of it resonates positively for me, especially with the hypnotic Micall Parkinson beat. Also wish I knew what thoughts were going through the mind of the bloke behind Cakes on the train! Amazing one take goodness taken using the Brrap App.

Trump and his future role is on everyone's mind but Obama still has a little while left in Office, and this "6'o Clock Briefing" given by the M.O.P soldier's hits home hard; the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement surely needs to remain high on the political agenda as the U.S. moves into an uncertain future.