Dr Syntax & Tom Caruana: A Slice of Fried Gold

BOOM! -Yes, those were the words that came out of my mouth when I firstly heard about this collaboration. Dr Syntax and Tom Caruana are old friends on the hip-hop scene who have been collaborating on and off for many …
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Jae Mann #AVA WORD

It’s a HYPE TING! If the grey unyielding season that is winter is getting you down and dull fear not! From the wilds of  West London Jae Mann has arrived with his debut fast pasted, hyped up mixtape #AVA WORD …
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Remulak & Stakka Lyrics: Remarkable EP

Fresh out of Cambridge is the forthcoming Remarkable EP from Remulak and Delegate of Culture, Stakka Lyrics (also known as S Class) The EP is 5 tracks deep with Remulak cooking up some tasty production and long time MC Stakka dropping …
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Mr. Williamz: Dancehall Hobby EP/Kenny Knots, Speng Bond and Part2Style – ‘Tann Up Solid EP’

Mr. Williamz – Dancehall Hobby EP Jahtari, the small record label based in Leipzig, Germany formed in 2004 produce a kind of music which they call “DIGITAL LAPTOP REGGAE” or DLR for short, but recently they have been going back …
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Action Bronson: Rare Chandeliers

Action Bronson is a man on an incredible rise. This latest record however, somewhat serves as an aperitif for both a fourth-coming album and with this, an imminent break into the commercial cosmos. In and amongst this the ex-professional chef …
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Melanin 9: Magna Carta

We are soon nearing the latest release from one of my personal UK favourites, Melanin 9 (A.K.A M9) of the Triple Darkness camp, as his new album ‘Magna Carta’ is less than 2 weeks away from gracing your soundsystems. Magna Carta is …
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DJ DSK & Gobshite: The Dark Passenger

I think primarily it was the story of how The Dark Passenger was made that grabbed my attention for this album. Created by Gobshite and DJ DSK, these two artists met in China at a gig after both leaving the UK …
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Ram Ram Ssadhu: Indian Ink (NSR Records)

You’d never think that a northern English accent could vividly depict the pilgrimage of an Indian traveller, through the art of rhyme, aided only by hip hop instrumentals, but Northern Structure just did it. The north western collective are back, …
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JERU THE DAMAJA: SILVER BULLET LONDON – 6TH DECEMBER

Strictly business is back for the next round after the sensational Lords of the Underground tore the roof off the Silver Bullet club in Finsbury Park, London city. And they have come out of their corner fighting, bringing you none …
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Public Enemy @ Motion, Bristol 28.10.12

Bristol’s been a hotbed for heavy Hip Hop gigs of late.  We’ve had possibly the greatest producer/ DJ on the planet (DJ Premier anybody?!), a lyrical revolutionary (Immortal Technique) and on Sunday night, the West Country was blessed on an …
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Raw Circles: UK Qualifier

It was a crisp Autumn day as we made our way up to Leeds, in a rather plush hire car, to experience some of the Northern breakin’ scene and witness people from all over the UK (and beyond) battle it out …
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Edward Scissortongue: BETTER.LUCK.NEXT.LIFE

As one fifth of the UK Hip Hop group Contact Play, and signed as a member of High Focus Records, Edward Scissortongue has definitely taken his time when it comes to releasing his solo debut. After teasing features on a …
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Theme: Toys Get Smoked EP

Banging debut EP from London lyricist Theme, featuring an all star lineup of producers and guest MC’s. In honesty, I’d only recently heard Theme through his verse on Oliver Sudden and IMS’ ‘Freshness With Extras’ joint and instantly liked what I heard. Soon after …
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Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid M.A.A.D City

A Polaroid serves as the first point of contact with Good kid M.A.A.D city, a baby Kendrick sat on the knee of his uncle in what looks like a direct slice of intimacy from the very roots of Dre’s protégé …
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Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn: Paid to List£n

So Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn are back at it again with their latest release, Paid to List£n. 14 tracks of soft crackling vinyl beats with gentle meandering flows comparable to the smoke off the end of a cigarette.
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