DOWNLOAD | Can B – Don’t Sleep
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By Joe Langham
Can B performed Don’t Sleep in its entirety, to a small exclusive crowd at J T Soars. Situated away from the hustle and bustle on the outskirts of the city centre, J T Soars is an old fruit and vegetable warehouse, turned into a small live venue and studio. With a stage fashioned out of rugs and illuminated with lamps it is akin to a gig in your own living room, the sofas around the side only adding to this feeling.
The launch, which was attended by a wide variety of Nottingham’s young creative minds, saw performances from a couple of local artists including one of the area’s finest; Cappo. Cappo played a selection of his works, including the ever popular track: Yul Brenner.
Can B was set a high example to follow considering the calibre of the acts before him, risking being outshone at his own album launch, yet pulled off a great performance of a very promising album.
Can B was also joined on stage throughout his set, by a plethora of Notts based artists who feature on Don’t Sleep including Cappo, Delo the Nomad and Motormouf.
The album was brilliantly diverse both in beats and lyrically and proved equally pleasurable whether intently listening or not. A rare feat these days what with most modern music consisting of a soulless song with a catchy beat or more intellectually rewarding songs that become forgotten due to dull beats or poor production.
Don’t Sleep beckoned another wake up call to the UK’s London-centric scene, showing that the rest of the UK are ready to step up to take their slice of the musical pie.
Don’t Sleep is available for free download from BandCamp now. The link is at the top of the page. In the meantime, check out the track Bed of Nails below.
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Related | Evans – The Robbery
After his successful Hip-Hop Kings debut a few weeks ago, Nottingham based recording artist Evans is back with another track. His latest track titled ‘Sex With An Alien’ produced by Tony Spark and features a beat as refreshing and chilled as Evans’ flow over it. Check it out below.
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The Robbery is one of the latest tracks from Nottingham based rapper Evans. The rapper has also promised more releases in the near future so check out his Facebook page or YouTube channel to be the first to hear them. There is also a collection of past releases which are well worth a listen.
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As part of the J-Lounge “Underground Heat” series which brings U.K Hip-Hop fans the best in unsigned music, volume two has focused on an area of the country that historically has been massively important to the progression of our genre. Nottingham boasts many great artists including Scorzayzee, Lowstarr (Lee Ramsay), Cappo and Capital R to name a few, and volume 2 of underground heat is a showcase for fans to listen to the new music coming from the city. The twenty-two track mixtape has been hosted by Scorzayzee and DJ Ames, and you can view the download link and artwork for J-Lounge Underground Heat Vol 2 – Nottz Edition above.
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I once again was fortunate enough to speak to Rhymesayers artist and Underground Hip-Hop legend Brother Ali during his U.K tour. I met with Brother Ali in Nottingham at The Bodega, and after a chat during dinner (Brother Ali loves fish and chips), we spoke business. I asked Brother Ali about the new album “Us” and how it compared to The Undisputed Truth. Brother Ali was also quizzed about his work with Freeway, and his conversation with Just Blaze on Twitter. You can watch the exclusive Hip-Hop Kings interview with Brother Ali below.