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Lewis Parker x John Robinson Live in Leeds [News]

• July 28, 2010 • Comments (1)

The Elbow Room in Leeds is the home to many Hip-Hop nights, previously including the Chief Wigz album launch amongst others. On the 14th August the city of Leeds will be blessed with the presence of Lewis Parker and John Robinson for a live show with tickets for just £5. Support on the evening will come from J Bravo / Brutal Artistry / Verbal Contact / DJ Prolific / Kockee K and others. There will also be a DMC 2010 set from Mike L, and live art from The Beat Inspection Scribblers. You can view the promotional flyer, and the link to the Facebook event below.

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Lewis Parker x John Robinson Live in Leeds

Lewis Parker x John Robinson Live in Leeds

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S-Squad x MixMasterz Present Beat Jackers Volume Three [Free Download]

• July 28, 2010 • Comments (0)

It’s nice to see a variation of different artists from different parts of the country collaborate on one particular project. From Birmingham to London to Manchester and back, S-Squad and MixMasterz present Beat Jackers Volume Three which has been made available for free download. The twenty-six track mixtape features a range of upcoming artists, with familiar names such as Dot Rotton and Malik amongst others. You can view the artwork and download link for the S-Squad x MixMasterz Beat Jackers Volume Three mixtape below.

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S-Squad x MixMasterz - Beat Jackers Volume Three

S-Squad x MixMasterz - Beat Jackers Volume Three

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No Money Records Presents Double-Sided JC Single [News]

• July 28, 2010 • Comments (1)
A lot of people will be familiar with JC from his “The KHz Project” which was a free download which featured the likes of SonnyJim and Klashnekoff. Now JC is back with his self-formed No Money Records for a double sided single which will be available from 2nd August. The A-Side called “Ayo” features Oddisee and “Soul Search” is the B-side which presents Malik from Moorish Delta 7 and LKC. I’ll have the download / purchase links available in August, however in the meantime you can visit the new No Money Records website on the link below.
www.nomoneyrecords.com

A lot of people will be familiar with JC from his “The KHz Project” which was a free download which featured the likes of SonnyJim and Klashnekoff. Now JC is back with his self-formed No Money Records for a double sided single which will be available from 2nd August. The A-Side called “Ayo” features Oddisee and “Soul Search” is the B-side which presents Malik from Moorish Delta 7 and LKC. I’ll have the download / purchase links available in August, however in the meantime you can visit the new No Money Records website on the link below.

www.nomoneyrecords.com

No Money Records Presents JC

No Money Records Presents JC

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Charlie Sloth x Black The Ripper – Where Did It Go [Video]

• July 27, 2010 • Comments (5)

As the U.K Hip-Hop world prepares for another DJ Gone compilation album with a prayer we see some creativity, co-signing the thoughts of the people are Charlie Sloth and Black The Ripper, with their new single “Where Did It Go”. The sea-front shot video was directed and edited by Charlie Sloth himself, who has been supporting Black The Ripper on his BBC Radio 1xtra mix show. You can view the iTunes purchase link below, along with watching the new video for Charlie Sloth x Black The Ripper – Where Did It Go.

Charlie Sloth x Black The Ripper – Where Did It Go (Download Link) – http://bit.ly/dkAGoh

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JollyJay x H-to-O – Scattered Colours on the Rubiks Cube [Exclusive]

• July 27, 2010 • Comments (5)
There’s always a risk when you don’t stick to the status quo in regards to album preperation and music releases, so firstly hats off to both JollyJay and H-to-O. The Brighton/London/Germany based duo are releasing their brand new debit album “Scattered Colours on the Rubiks Cube” on April 30th, and I’ve been lucky enough to preview and review the album prior to the release. Both musically and visually there are some key points I wanted to share, and whether you like the music, it’s certainly worth checking out.
Point One. This is not your “typical” Hip-Hop album. I fully appreciate (being one) that a lot of publicists and P.R managers will pitch an album with that attribute, however you’re wasting your time if you’re looking for single-sylablle rhyming and conformed chorus patterns. JollyJay and H-to-O maintain their grass-roots ethos of creating clever lyricism with raw beats, the perfect foundation for any great music release.
Point Two. After the music a whole different world exists of marketing and producing a commercially viable product. Teams of project managers and strategies are drawn out from the major labels to ensurea profitable ROI (return of investment). In the case of “Scattered Colours on the Rubiks Cube” the textbooks remain locked away, and JollyJay and H-to-O instead decide to go on a 39-day tour of Europe, with no money in an attempt to pitch the album and survive of sales. The true meaning of hustling.
And finally we obviously have to speak about this music (since this is a review). If JollyJay and H-to-O haven’t used real instruments in the creation of the music then they’ve done very well to create that sort of vibe. A good ear for music is always vital, and the likes of “Tap That” which is the opening track, is a fine example of how a composition of music can enhance the listening experience. Unfortunately a lot of the wordplay and metaphorical references will be missed by fans, so I urge people to listen to the content, and particularly “Black and White” which is a highlight track.

There’s always a risk when you don’t stick to the status quo in regards to album preperation and music releases, so firstly hats off to both JollyJay and H-to-O. The Brighton/London/Germany based duo are releasing their brand new debit album “Scattered Colours on the Rubiks Cube” on July 30th, and I’ve been lucky enough to preview and review the album prior to the release. Both musically and visually there are some key points I wanted to share, and whether you like the music, it’s certainly worth checking out.

JollyJay x H-to-O - Scattered Colours on the Rubiks Cube

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Sam Khan x Charlie Sloth – I Love Your Lady (Behind The Scenes) [Video]

• July 27, 2010 • Comments (2)

As we prepare for the next big single from Sam Khan and Charlie Sloth called “I Love Your Lady” there is some behind the scenes footage to visually promote the single. There are appearances from the camera assistant Sunny Mohammad, director Adeel Yaqoob and DOP Lakysha Kataria. You can also download Sam Khan‘s latst project “Only One Me” from BSomebody.TV/SamKhan. You can watch the Sam Khan x Charlie Sloth – I Love Your Lady behind the scenes on the video below.

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Atmosphere Announce To All My Friends Tour [News]

• July 27, 2010 • Comments (2)
Atmosphere, the most prolific group in independent rap, has announced plans to tour the US with Rhymesayers label-mates Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, and DJ Rare Groove. The tour, which stretches 23 performances across the month of September into the beginning of October, will stoke anticipation for Blueprint’s upcoming release while introducing audiences to recent signees Grieves & Budo, who are also slated to release an album in the near future.
To view a list of tour dates, hit the “continue reading” button below the promotional flyer.

Atmosphere, the most prolific group in independent rap, has announced plans to tour the US with Rhymesayers label-mates Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, and DJ Rare Groove. The tour, which stretches 23 performances across the month of September into the beginning of October, will stoke anticipation for Blueprint‘s upcoming release while introducing audiences to recent signees Grieves & Budo, who are also slated to release an album in the near future. To view a list of tour dates, hit the “continue reading” button below the promotional flyer.

Atmosphere - To All My Friends Tour

Atmosphere - To All My Friends Tour

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D-12 Interview [Interview]

• July 27, 2010 • Comments (4)

I had an interview scheduled with D-12 before their gig in Leeds last month, but unfortunately it never went ahead with the guys flying home and cancelling the rest of the tour. Luckily Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle managed to speak with Kuniva, Swift and Bizzare about their new album and respective solo projects. Sumit also plays the true or false game, which brings up some interesting responses. You can watch the D-12 interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle below.

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Klashnekoff x Wretch 32 x K9 – Somebody Tell Me [Music]

• July 26, 2010 • Comments (2)

As the new Klashnekoff album “Back To The Sagas” is available today, there is a leak from the album called “Somebody Tell Me” which features Wretch 32 and K9. Back To The Sagas has been anticipated as one of the best U.K Hip-Hop albums of 2010, and was available earlier in the year through an online stream where fans could listen for free. There will be an official Hip-Hop Kings review of Klashnekoff‘s “Back To The Sagas Soon”, but I must stress we must show support to keep the genre alive. You can purchase Klashnekoff‘s “Back To The Sagas” on the link below, along with checking out my personal order too.

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Klashnekoff – Back to the Sagas

Klashnekoff - Back To The Sagas

Klashnekoff - Back To The Sagas

Klashnekoff - Back To The Sagas

Klashnekoff - Back To The Sagas

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Cyrus Malachi Interview Part Two [Exclusive]

• July 23, 2010 • Comments (0)

Here is the second part of the Hip-Hop Kings interview with Cyrus Malachi. As part one suggests, I caught up with Cyrus after his in-store performance to promote the release of his debut mixtape “The Isis Papers”. In the second part of the interview, I asked Cyrus about his collaborations with American artists on the upcoming album, and whether it’s something we should expect to see a lot more of. I also speak to Cyrus Malachi about touring and his live shows, and the rest of his plans for 2010 for him and Triple Darkness. You can watch the second part of the Cyrus Malachi interview with Hip-Hop Kings below.

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