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NLP – Free Your Mind

You know the saying and how it goes, particularly so for the piffmen and co. ‘The devil will make work for idle hands’; to those who chose a life of woes, bounded and surrounded by empty lager cans. It’s important …
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Ded Tebiase – Interview

So after being given Ded Tebiase’s first release to review, I instantly became a fan of his smooth, hard hitting production. Having since looked out for, and enjoyed, all his releases following  ‘Of all the Losers, I’ve Lost the Most’ it felt only …
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Richard Rich – Hallways

As one of the original stomping grounds for the forefathers of Hip Hop music, Brooklyn’s history contains some of the most recognisable names amongst modern music’s most influential artists. From Fab Five Freddy to B.I.G. the contribution this small area …
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Makzwell Skot & P739 – What’s Needed [Exclusive Stream]

Listen: With successful scenes growing across the country Cambridge is one place that has never been short on producing key figures amongst the genre’s most respected artists. With a stream of native MC’s now plying their trade across the UK …
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Verb T – I Remain

UK hip hop veteran Verb T has been riding the cusp of the music scene for 15 years and has never failed to impress his supporters with every release. From his time with Lowlife Records, YNR and now High Focus …
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JJ Doom – Key To The Kuffs ‘Butter Edition’

Elusive and eccentric in equal measure, legendary masked microphonist MF Doom has kept fans waiting patiently for a follow up to 2009’s ‘Born Like This’. Various collaborative projects since then, including last year’s ‘MA DOOM: Son of Yvonne’ (produced for …
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Boldy James – My 1st Chemistry Set (M.1.C.S.)

Home of legends new and old (including Black Milk, Dilated Peoples, Jurassic 5, Pusha T and Roc Marciano) Big-Apple based Decon Records have another verbal scientist to add to the roster with the announcement of Boldy James‘ debut album, My …
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Competition – Wemoto Rap Idol T-shirts

We’ve hooked up with Wemoto clothing to offer a lucky person a chance to get their hands on a pair of these stupidly dope Rap Idols T-shirts. This range from the Germany based clothing brand who have been knocking our …
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Aidan Leacy (Aidan Orange) Exclusive Interview

Known and respected worldwide in the breakin’ scene, we thought it only natural to get together with Aidan Orange, brother of the late, great, extraordinary, Break DJ Leacy, to talk about his record collecting ways and chat a bit about his …
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Tanya Morgan – Rubber Souls

Is Tanya Morgan a beautiful woman you ask? No, Tanya Morgan is the hard-hitting hip hop duo: Von Pea and Donwill, who are returning with their third full-length album, and back after 4 long years. Since their last album they’ve …
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Hozay – The Long Weekend

Despite being top of my playlist in the weeks prior; amidst the preparation and inevetible post-Boombap blues, I’ve been more than a little slack in getting this reviewed. However, being an advocate of ‘better late than never’ and with Hozay’s …
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Apex Zero – Reality Provoking Liberation

West London emcee Apex Zero does not play and proves this with his mainly self produced debut album ‘Reality Provoking Liberation’. One half of the city’s First & Last duo, he’s released a series of mixtapes and was a regular …
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Congo Natty: Jungle Revolution (Interview)

Not many artists represent their genre as iconically as Congo Natty. With over 20 years of spreading the message, he has put together a team–or, more like, family–dedicated to rekindling, innovating, and continuing to spread Jungle to all the nations. …
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Ethemadassassin Interview

It would seem that the release of Ethermadassassin’s album Soul On Fire is very timely indeed and coincides nicely with the resurgence of lyricism and fans once again are hungry for emcees who can set the mic on fire with …
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