Cyrus Malachi – Black Athena

From the outset, Cyrus Malachi’s brand new album sets a serious tone from the production to the lyrical content. We’re treated to Hip Hops place in continuing the use of the drum and art making “the unseen seen and the …
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Meany – Henrys Spine

I haven’t thought of ‘Parental Guidance Is Advised’ stickers in years. I think I can safely say that Mancunian rapper Meany’s album “Henry’s Spine” fits the requirement. Lyrically he’s not backward in coming forward with explicit content. I’ve moved on …
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Skill Brat Renegades X Freestyle Sessions

An excellently constructed short film courtesy of Mason Rose, following 3 of the best bboys in the game. Here we follow Luigi (Skill Methods), Casper (Boogie Brats) and Kid David (Renegades) on their path to winning the notorious Freestyle Sessions battle …
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Ill By Definition @ Lakota 28/3/13

Bristol has been the home to some ridiculous line-ups over the past few months and its future as a venue for some stellar Hip Hop gigs is very much in the ascendency. On the day that Rhyme & Reason unveiled joint headliners …
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Rag ‘N’ Bone Man & Leaf Dog – Dog ‘N’ Bone EP

The past year and a half or so has seen the meteoric rise of High Focus and it’s foothold on both British music and Hip Hop in general. With their latest acquisition of Blues/ Soul singer Rag ‘N’ Bone Man; …
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BIG KRIT – King Remembered In Time

The past year of US hip-hop has seen both an east coast renaissance and a west coast resurrection. A lot of buzz is being generated from either side of the states, but sadly the same hysteria doesn’t quite surround the …
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Aspects – Left Hand Path

Eccentric, fun, theatrical, with some killer beats, the bristolian legends Aspects are back making a rather glorious return with their album Left Hand Path. From start to finish Left Hand Path is a thoroughly entertaining collection, full of funky beats …
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Mungo’s Hi Fi / Scrub a Dub / Muzamba

Just when this winter was getting too much to handle, Mungos Hi-Fi alongside Kenny Knots have pulled out a scorcher to warm your bones! This is ‘The Brand New Bangarang’ to warm up the dancehall session! “Selecta Selecta!! DJ! DJ”. …
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WORDPLAY PROUDLY PRESENTS: Dope D.O.D. – Da Roach

Wordplay’s UK exclusive stream, for one week only catch our Dutch brother’s Dope D.O.D.‘s new joint. The full stream is on Deezer, which might mean a free sign in via facebook and you’ll be away. The group from Groningen are …
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Tyler The Creator – WOLF

There’s a Cherokee legend about two wolves. A grandfather explains to his grandson that inside of everyone exists two of these creatures. Whilst one wolf thrives on aggression, anger, egotism, arrogance and superiority; the other feasts on faith, truth and …
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Juice Aleem – MoorKaba Lightbikes

You could say that someone limiting his or her choice to one style or era of rap music is what can lead a person to reiterate, “Hip Hop is dead”. To truly believe for example that there’s been nothing good …
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Unprogrammable Raw – Cappo / Sam Zircon

I have to say I love the concept of the EP music format.  It brings me memories of the so-called ‘Golden Era’ of Hip Hop.  The first EP I ever bought was Ice Cube’s ‘Kill At Will’ and from that …
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Prince Alla and Seanie-T: ‘Great Stone’ + Remix E.P (Powa Cuts)

The first thing I think when someone mentions the word ‘Dubstep’ is simply ‘No’. Not interested. Any shreds of what was once an interesting sub-genre in the early 2000’s has all but disappeared, and what was once actually laced with …
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ITSU UNO – Fat Hop 003

With UK hip hop in rude health right now, and vinyl sales still rising, despite apparently trying to die for about 10 years, it’s great to see artists and labels pushing the boat out to both deliver vinyl releases with …
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Ty – Kick Snare And An Idea

Ty, aka Ben Chijoke, hit us this April with the release of his brand new EP ‘A Kick Snare and an Idea’. Many of you know and love the well-established UK rapper for his numerous past successes, but for those …
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