For the constant growing West Yorkshire Hip-Hop scene, nobody is more relevant than Defenders of Style, and their latest mixtape “Dirty Sterling” is once again available for free download. Defenders of Style (Jack Danz, Disgust, Prys, Joe snow, DJ Sirplus) have collectively released the project in an effort to showcase their latest music to the nation. The fourteen track mixtape also includes guest features from the likes of Jack Flash, Matter and Lego amongst other local artists. Dirty Sterling is available for free download from the official Defenders of Style bandcamp page (link above), and you can also view the official Defenders of Style logo here. Hip-Hop Kings fans can watch the freestyle and interview with Defenders of Style MC Joe Snow on the video player below.
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A familiar name in Lego has joined forces with Jack Danz who is making his debut on Hip-Hop Kings for their collaborative effort “Funbags”. The Leeds-based duo called upon Versatile for production (which Jack Danz also had a hand in) for Funbags which is a great example of the current vibe in the West Yorkshire Hip-Hop scene. Fans of Hip-Hop Kings will be familiar with Lego not only from his participation in the WYCypher series, but also his work in Don’t Flop. Lego will be battling at the next Don’t Flop event in Leeds on February 4th and 5th so make sure you come down to support. You can listen to Lego and Jack Danz – Funbags on the video player below.
Throughout the course of 2010, a number of West Yorkshire (#WY) MC’s and figureheads have been meeting at Sinoptic Studio’s on a weekly basis for a genuine freestyle session which usually includes various topics of discussion. Just before Christmas we have the latest WYCypher Schtick (number six) which is of course Christmas themed. Credits as always go to Paul Cockcroft and ExP for the editing. Check out the likes of Lego, Matter, ExP, Chief Wigz, Joe Snow and Addverse giving their thoughts on Christmas whilst freestyling. You can watch the previous WYCypher sessions on the OFFICIAL YOUTUBE PAGE, however you can watch the brand new WYCypher – WYtChristmas special with an exclusive intro from @LeeHolland1988 on the video player below.
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Following the success of the WYCypher episode 1, Paul Cockcroft has edited and uploaded the second edition which is the HalloWYn special. All the regular artists (Lunar C, Matter, Lego, Jack Flash, Imranimal, EXP Sinoptic and Jay Snow) all feature and keep the freestyle as themed and topical as possible. Look out for the future episode of WYCypher coming on a weekly basis, and subscribe to the youtube channel (WYCypher) for more videos too. You can watch the WYCypher Episode 2 – HalloWYn special on the video player below.
The U.K battle series “Don’t Flop” recently presented the doubles final which was held in London. Scottish rap battle duo Gasp and Depths travelled down from Scotland, to battle Don’t Flop regulars Tenchoo and Lego. Don’t Flop finals are three rounds of 90 seconds, and with judges voting the winners receive a £250 cash prize, along with beats and Don’t Flop T-Shirts. Look out for a new Don’t Flop “Blood In The Water” event coming soon, and Hip-Hop Kings regular JollyJay making an appearance too. You can watch Tenchoo x Lego vs Gasp x Depths – Don’t Flop Doubles Final below.