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UK Hip-Hop artist Rewd Adams will be celebrating the release of his upcoming mixtape “Hunger Pains 2″ with a mixtape launch party at Art Fix. Blatantly Blunt in conjunction with Chop Shop will also feature performances from Parallax, Kayo Ken (Kings of the City), Kid Bookie, DJ 210 and DJ Philly, and the event will be FREE on Friday 27th March. You can view the event flyer above, the official Facebook event page on the link above, and watch our throwback interviews with Rewd Adams and Kayo Ken below.
DOWNLOAD | Choosey – Left Field
As he embarks on SXSW with his partner in rhyme Koncept, J57 hit me up with the new single from Choosey titled “Matters”. J57 has done a remix to the track, which is featured on Choosey’s debut release “Left Field” which is available as a free download from the link listed above. Other MC’s featured include Fashawn and Ishe who lend their vocals for the remix. You can listen to Choosey – Matters (J57 Remix) on the soundcloud player below.
There’s a brand new club night that will be launching in London on the 26th of March 2015 called Yo!. Promoting Hip-Hop music and featuring Kieron Boothe has the headline act, Yo! will be held at Brixton Jamm in London and on the 25th of April 2015 at Hare and Hound. Tickets are £5.00 on the door and the events will run to 01:00 and 02:00 in London and Birmingham respectively. You can view the official Yo! flyer above and watch the video for Kieron Boothe – Wonder on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Stone Soup, Vol. 1 – EP – Jack Flash
Today marks the release of the brand new Jack Flash E.P Titled “Stone Soup Vol.1″ which can be downloaded from the iTunes link listed above. Jack Flash is one of the most talented and creative recording artists who I’ve had the pleasure of working with and know, and the Stone Soup Vol.1 EP backs that claim up perfectly. Fans will have already heard the single “Control” which you can watch on the YouTube player below. You can view the official artwork, tracklisting and download link for Jack Flash – Stone Soup Vol.1 E.P here.
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TICKETS | Don’t Flop Check Point 2 Tickets
News surfaced this evening that Lunar C will make a comeback battle at Don’t Flop’s “Check Point 2″ event vs rap battle legend O’Shea. As fans of both battle rappers I can speak for the battle rap world by saying it’s one of the most highly anticipated battles in history, with people eager to see Lunar C defend his undefeated status. Tickets can be purchased on the link listed above and you can also watch our previous interview with Lunar C speaking about his debut Don’t Flop battle.
DOWNLOAD | Kosha Dillz – Been Down (Haim Remix)
Filmed in Amsterdam, Holland, Kosha Dillz presents the brand new video for his single “Been Down (Haim Remix). Kosha explains in a very personal email that despite his recent success (sharing the stage with Nas / interview with Billboard among others), there are still scenarios which drive thoughts of suicide and drug use. Kosha Dillz presents the new track with the hope of spreading the word so please support by downloading the single (free download) from the link above, and drop a video on the YouTube channel as well. You can watch the brand new video for Kosha Dillz – Been Down (Haim Remix) on the YouTube player below.
Review by @SebbStrife
Brothers’ Day is a gritty urban crime drama set on the streets of Manchester from director Angel Delgado.
The film opens on a pensive monologue from one of its two fraternal protagonists, Chris Jackson, thanking his late brother for all he’d done for him in life before cutting to Chris [Tom Collins] internally duelling over pulling the trigger on a presumed initiation hit. The soundtrack sets the tone early in this flick, possibly with an aspect of foreboding if you listen close enough. It’s a story of street code, power struggles, personal daemons & ultimately redemption of a kind as Chris has copes in the underworld of crime and has to learn fast and for himself that some decisions aren’t as easy as they first seem.
The Jacksons are notorious gangsters with Chris’ brother Ryan [Lewis Fletcher] at the helm since their other sibling was killed, presumably in gang related violence. Chris’ story is truly one of woe as his mother too is dead and he has been all but abandoned by his only living family and sent to live in care. Chris is full of teenage angst and rebellion with Collins giving sterling effort into looking like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. Both the character and director have chosen a path often travelled in such a story of troubled youth but that’s not to say Delgado hasn’t put his own stamp on this one, even embedding a hint of a Shakespearean tragedy.
The story has a slow but atmospheric build allowing us to be introduced to the cast of characters, some adding a little comedy in the form of the Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum-esque Dominic [Andre Burton-March] and Stainless [Stephen Mitchell] but it kicks off when a deal goes south and revelations of distension in the ranks affords for mutinous elements plotting to pit brother against brother until we arrive at the beginning as the film comes full circle back to that tense opening scene with Chris wielding the hand cannon.
As independent British films go, Brothers’ Day is a strong performer and sure to keep you hooked up to its satisfying conclusion with its earthy realism. Delgado captures the myriad of emotions & conflict of life in and around the criminal underworld in a way that feels genuine like it might come from experience. Accompanied by a fittingly moody soundtrack – my personal favourite lyric being “Breaking hearts like Shawn Michaels” – Brothers’ Day is an engaging watch that makes you think.
See this if you liked Bullet Boy/Ill Manors.
DOWNLOAD | Savvy – What We Really Need
West Yorkshire Hip-Hop artist Savvy presents the brand new video for his single “What We Really Need”. In an unusual collaboration, Savvy teams up with ‘The Lindley Infant School Choir’ for the track, which has been made available as a free download from the official Saving Grace soundcloud page (check the link above). Savvy (aka Asaviour) teams up with his hometown school choir and is backed by his band “The Savoir Faire” and WY residents may recognise some of the location in the video (ponts for those who can guess). You can watch the official video for Savvy – What We Really Need on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | The Infamous – Mobb Deep
Legendary Hip-Hop duo Mobb Deep have announced a special UK tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic album “The Infamous”. The groundbreaking album by Prodigy and Havoc gave Hip-Hop fans tracks such as Shook Ones Part 2, Quiet Storm and Survival of the Fittest among others, and the 8 city tour starts in Birmingham on the 1st of May 2015, and finishes in Glasgow on the 10th of May 2015. The o2 Academy are playing host to the tour, which will also see DJ 279 and local support. You can view the full list of dates and the promotional video for the Mobb Deep – The Infamous 20th Anniversary Tour on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Awkword ft Chaundon – Gas Land (Frack Off)
True to his unique and captivating style, Awkword presents a brand new single titled “The Ivory Tower”. After being challenged to 16 bars regarding college, Awkword decided to create a full track on the US education system with the help of producer Dominant1 (Malawi, Africa). Please check Awkword’s previous singles including HHK favourite “Gas Land (Frack Off)” by searching for Awkword in the archives. You can listen to Awkword – The Ivory Tower on the audio player below.