Yasiin Gaye – The Depature

An instant classic that ain’t just a ‘mash up’ album. Amerigo Gazaway has, with Yasiin Gaye: The Departure, created a collection of work that stands on it’s own. You’re forgiven for almost thinking this is an authentic collaboration. A tantalisingly …
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Dephect Spring/Summer ’14

Dephect is a brand I would recommend to any Hip Hop head. Cool designs. Street smart with an edgy vibe, their new range of tees are not only in with the times but they’re also very reasonably priced. The Wu …
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Verbal Skillz: The Guillotine Album

No gimmicks, no frills, no corny nonsense, “The Guillotine Album” is just straight up hip hop. Verbal Skillz is deeply rooted in hip hop from the old school and you can tell! Heavy head nodding beats courtesy of DJ Stix, …
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Baileys Brown: Baileys On Ice

Baileys Brown has been on his grind. Following the success of Datkid’s “Home By 8“, the Bristol beatsmith took the spotlight with the brilliant “Eyes Speak Louder Than Words” before following it up at the tail end of last year …
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Rhyme & Reason x Boombap Present: MF DOOM

Rhyme & Reason x Boombap @ Motion, Bristol  If you’re anywhere near the South West, chances are you’ll be fully aware of the rise to prominence of Bristol based promoters Rhyme & Reason. They’ve pulled in the likes of Public …
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Crudely Cut Mixtape Vol. 2

Mixtapes. How do you like yours? Rough around the edges or clean as a whistle? Eclectically varied or solidly consistent? Easy on the ear or bullishly persistent? Whatever your favoured flavour, keep it to yourself when the Crudely Cut cats …
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10 Q’s – Iron Braydz

1) Whats the worst rhyme you’ve ever written? I can’t remember how it goes, but it has to be the rhyme i wrote around the time i started writing. I remember talking about eating spaghetti and inhaling earth wind and …
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Lords Of Nothing – Lucky Charms EP

England’s South coast seems to be a real hotbed of quality UK Hip Hop activity recently, with Rum Committee obviously being a big part of this. Most recently, ‘Team Dreebs Volume 1’ from Yogocop Records dropped, which features Brighton-based Concept …
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Manage: The Memory Hole (Sunday Slept On)

It’s pretty apt that this week’s Slept On Sunday is a retrospective affair. Manage first came onto my radar a good few years back when I stumbled across his brilliant “(Live) In Protest” album. Admittedly, a few features aside, I …
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YG: My Krazy Life

YG gives us his debut album My Krazy Life. Being from Compton, YG has a lot to live up to, but he’s done so. There were some debatably huge tracks (depending on your musical groundment) which led this album forward, …
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Donnie Propa – The Premo Takeover Mixtape

Presented by our good friends at Dephect clothing, we have the insanely dope new mixtape from Donnie Propa, The Premo Takeover. The concept alone really sells itself, 39 carefully selected Premier beats, all ripped from wax, with 39 UK MC’s …
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Grieves: Winter & The Wolves

“A dark cloud constantly hovering over me / I’ve been a bad seed ever since the ovaries” Rain Damage For those of you who don’t know him, Grieves is an established member of Minnesota’s largest indie hip hop label, Rhymesayers …
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Khanage & Razzle (KR Flow) Interview

One from the vaults, we’ve dug up an interview we did just before Xmas 2012. We had a lengthy sit down with two brothers that both break, Bboys Khanage & Razzle, together known as KR Flow. Both have been consistently smashing it …
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Vince Staples: Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2

Long Beach rapper, Vince Staples gives us his newest tape, Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2. As Vince starts to branch out in his career, we see collaborations with respectable names like Jhené Aiko and James Fauntleroy. Sonically, there’s not a noticeable …
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Three Headed Beast: Self Driven

Abnoxshuz Entertainment’s London and Bristol based trio are back together once again with their second EP release- Self Driven. Twizzy, Jinxsta JX and MAB’s heavy weight bars are sharper than ever and the eclectic style of beats from producers including …
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