Author Archive: Ryan Maxwell
U.K Hip-Hop artist Kinetik and Kuroisoul have released the artwork and track listing for their forthcoming album “Hip Hop Is Forever”. The album is ten-tracks long, and after speaking to Kinetik during a private listening session, he explains that the decision was based on the concept of Nas’ classic Illmatic. Fans will be able to purchase the album from June 3rd from all good digital retailers including Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes. Look out for an exclusive interview in the forthcoming weeks, speaking on the new record and the comparison to his last project “The Kinesis Thesis Vol.3″. You can view the official artwork and track listing for Kuroisoul and Kinetik – Hip Hop Is Forever here.
1. Chemistry Perfected
2. London Mornings featuring Tone Richardson
3. California Nights featuring Tone Richardson
4. Dead Rappers
5. What I See
6. People Don’t Understand featuring Kuroisoul & Tone Richardson
7. Boom Bap Babies
8. Knee High featuring Joanne Francis
9. What Will They Say featuring Ileen Mitchell
10. As Long As I Live featuring Tone Richardson & Joanne Francis
Scratches on tracks 4, 6 and 7 by D.J. Jazz T
Vocal arrangement on tracks 2, 3, 6, 8 and 10 by Tone Richardson
Keys on track 10 by John Robinson
Recorded by Christopher Baldomero & Shane Dela Pena at Breakstone Studios – Concord, California
Additional recording by Chemo at Kilamanjaro Studios – Forest Hill, London and John Robinson at Clique Studios – Kilburn, London
Mixed and Mastered by Chemo at Kilamanjaro Studios – Forest Hill, London
Jeremy Arey & Masato Takahashi
Category: Upcoming Releases
Written by Adam Darbyshire
Yet another highly anticipated movie from the Marvel series hit our screens this week, and as always it did not disappoint. Robert Downey Junior returned to the big screen as the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark we have all grown to love.
With this instalment there is a lot more comedy value brought to the audience than in the previous films, but not to the point where this takes over or becomes corny. Marvel have also compensated the more serious members of the audience with a lot more action, more in the style of avengers than the Iron Man series, constant battles throughout the film rather than just a big boss at the end.
Following a strong album release and a huge boost to his international profile, Triple Darkness member M9 (aka Melanin 9) has teamed up with other members for the crew for the video to his single “Heartless Island”. The single is easily recognisable as being featured on M9′s latest album “Magna Carta” which was one of my favourite U.K Hip-Hop albums of recent years, and can also be downloaded from the download link above. Look out for M9 and Triple Darkness performing at this years Boom Bap Festival, along with the release of Cyrus Malachi’s “Black Athema” album. You can watch M9 ft Triple Darkness – Heartless Island on the YouTube player below.
Written by Joe Langham.
In 2006, Nas proclaimed that hip-hop was dead. In 2013, scores of artists have been coming together for a series of live shows to prove that hip-hop music is still very much alive. These shows are proudly called Hip-Hop Isn’t Dead. On its third night, Hip-Hop Isn’t Dead has already been upgraded to a larger venue, The Garage in Islington. The line-up combined some of the biggest acts from the first two nights such as Genesis Elijah and Black the Ripper and welcomed some new faces from around the UK including Northern duo Leddie and Smoggy.
Written by David Bosworth
Anyone remember Scary Movie 4? Nope. Me neither. What about Scary Movie 3? The one with Leslie Nielsen as the President and there’s the aliens in the field from ‘Signs’? Struggling to place that one as well Okay. You MUST remember Scary Movie 2 then? Come on, the one with the turkey dinner stuffed with ‘penis’ and vagini’s', served with the small hand! You remember now? You’ll remember the original then. The one that spawned all the aforementioned sequels both good and bad.
Scary Movie 5 falls into the latter category of ‘Bad’! In fact it probably falls into its own category of ‘The Good(1 & 2), The Bad(3 & 4) and the Ugly(5)’ which is why this review was needed to warn the masses that the horror spoof genre has died a gruesome death!
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I heard Soul Khan‘s Iron Galaxy freestyle a couple of months ago, and I’m really pleased we’ve got the visuals thanks to Soul and Raul Buitrago who has filmed and edited the video. Brown Bag AllStars member Soul Khan is currently celebrating his 28th Birthday (last Thursday) and has given fans a present in the form of the below video, which has already been supported by the likes of 2DopeBoyz and DJBooth. Check the HHK archives for previous Soul Khan work which includes plenty of free downloads, however you can watch the Soul Khan – Iron Galaxy Freestyle video on the YouTube player below.
As we approach the release of Samson (Black the Ripper‘s) upcoming mixtape 420, we’re treated to a brand new video for the single “Open Your Mind”. Samson has used the beat from The Roots’ World Full of Sadness (prod J Dilla) for the single which he makes his own. Samson has released a number of promo videos prior to the release of the 420 mixtape which can be watched on his official YouTube page on the link above. You can watch Samson – Open Your Mind on the YouTube player below.
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HHK made a big deal about Koncept’s “Malt Disney E.P” (with good reason), and it’s great to announce that SoulSpazm Records will be releasing the project digitally which fans can pre-order from the link above. For those who missed out the first time, Koncept’s Malt Disney E.P received major support from the major blogs and websites, and features collaborations with REKS and Tanya Morgan amongst others. Browse the HHK archives for previous Koncept material, however you can view the E.P artwork and pre-order link for Koncept’s Malt Disney E.P here.
Following the highly discussed “Open Letter” track from Jay-Z, I wanted to share Open Letter Pt II which features none other than Common. As personal and direct as ever, Common addresses Jay and Beyonce’s recent trip to Cuba, along with some personal gripes against the media along with some clever wordplay in his verse. You can listen to Jay-Z ft Common – Open Letter Pt II on the YouTube player below.
A brilliant collaboration has seen Brown Bag AllStars member J57 jump on a remix of Joell Ortiz’s “Feels So Good” which features on the Feels So Good E.P. Available for $4.00 through Deep Concepts Media’s bandcamp page (link above) J57 joins the likes of Joe Milly, Mat Patterson and Koncept who also feature on the E.P. You can view the official artwork for Joell Ortiz’s “Feels So Good” E.P above, however you can also listen to Joell Ortiz – Feels So Good (J57 Remix) on the player below.