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Lincoln Review

• January 27, 2013 • Comments (0)
Lincoln

Lincoln

Written by Joe Langham (@JoeLang92) | Buy Lincoln from Amazon

Lincoln is the latest offering from Steven Spielberg, rated by Empire Magazine as the greatest director of all time. His film repertoire precedes him with Jaws (1975), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and War Horse (2011) to name a few. The film was recently nominated for 10 BAFTA’s and 12 Academy Award’s including Best Film and Best Director and a pair of nominations in Best Actor for the brilliant Daniel Day-Lewis. Whilst not one of Spielberg’s greatest films, it comes close and can definitely be considered a masterpiece in its own right.

Lincoln follows the revolutionary 16th President of the United States in the final four months of his life and the battle to abolish slavery from America. The film is led by Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, who is supported by a superb cast including Tommy Lee-Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Django Unchained Review

• January 22, 2013 • Comments (0)
Django Unchained Review

Django Unchained Review

Written by Adam Leivers (@SniperintheMist)

Every time a Quentin Tarantino film comes around it is met with derision, adulation and controversy, not to mention huge swathes of critical judgement the likes of which no other film is subjected to. The man himself is also loved and hated in equal measure, and constantly tows the line between the two with his odd public appearances, defensive interviews and aggressive attitude towards his craft and its representation.

He has a right to be defensive.

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Man With The Iron Fists Review

• December 18, 2012 • Comments (1)
Man With The Iron Fists

Man With The Iron Fists

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RZA’s The Man With The Iron Fists. (2012)
Written by Adam Leivers

After years of flirting with film through bit-part acting roles and producing film scores for Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Ghost Dog: Way Of the Samurai’ and in part Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’, the Abbott and founding member of what some would consider the greatest Hip-Hop collective to ever exist has finally struck out on his own.

His directorial debut ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’ sees RZA in his element, creating a truly modern martial arts film that acts as a collage of the Wu-Tang Clan’s noticeable influences and an homage to the classic kung-fu movies he loves.

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Hip-Hop Isnt Dead Review

• December 12, 2012 • Comments (3)
Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop

Written by Joe Langham (@JoeLang92)

Hip-Hop Isn’t Dead truly lived up to its name putting on a memorable show of some of the UKs finest rappers. English Frank put together a massive line up, both in names and size, which included talent like Skinnyman, Klashnekoff and organiser behind the Hip-Hop mini-fest, English Frank. The setting, Brixton Jamm, despite being on a main road had the feel of being underground, which was rather fitting for the night.
Reveal, the former Poisonous Poets member, opened the night with a selection of acapellas and a couple of songs from his back catalogue. His solid flow over old school beats helped warm up the crowd for the night of real Hip-Hop ahead.

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M9 – Magna Carta

• November 21, 2012 • Comments (2)
M9 - Magna Carta

M9 – Magna Carta

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The adjective “beautiful” is rarely connected with anything musical, never mind speaking specifically within the Hip-Hop world, so when it was the word of choice to summarise M9’s upcoming album “Magna Carta” I surprised myself. Don’t confuse the aforementioned statement with doubt, there’s no question that Magna Carta (Great Charter in Latin) is without a doubt one of the most soulful, heartfelt and honest pieces of music I’ve heard in a long time. With this comes great risk, however M9 has clearly taken a brave, yet truthful approach to Magna Carta and I’m pleased to say it couldn’t have turned out any better.

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Joey Badass Live in London

• November 16, 2012 • Comments (0)
Joey Badass - Live in London (Credits IAmAyo)

Joey Badass – Live in London (Credits IAmAyo)

Written by Joe Langham
Photo by Ayo | http://iamayo.tumblr.com

There aren’t a lot of rappers that can claim to have sold out two venues in a matter of days, a feat usually reserved for heavyweights of the hip hop world, but Joey Badass and his Pro Era collective have been making massive waves in the hip hop world in previous months.

Despite being only 17, Joey Badass took to the stage like he had been doing it for years. Joey’s chilled flow was given some verbal energy from CJ Fly and Kirk Knight with lesser known members of the group keeping the crowd hyped. He and Pro Era kept the party like atmosphere going for over 90 minutes and brought the gig to an end with an impromptu freestyle and a second helping of ‘Survival Tactics. Their stage presence was one I can only compare to that of the Wu Tang Clan which is hardly surprising considering their ‘golden era’ sound and size of the collective.

Recently being co-signed by RZA of the Wu Tang Clan only affirms the talent that this group have. The Pro Era mix tape, announced for December 21st, is definitely one to look out for and will hopefully see some production from RZA. With the massive success of their, albeit small, UK live debut, I wouldn’t bet against seeing Pro Era in the UK again very soon.

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Copywrite ft Illogic – More Sorrow

• July 19, 2012 • Comments (1)

Copywrite ft Illogic - More Sorrow

Copywrite ft Illogic - More Sorrow

God Save the King (Proper English Version) Review | http://bit.ly/KeQQK0

Copywrite Interview with Hip-Hop Kings | http://bit.ly/MxNJxR

UK fans are highly anticipating the release of Copywrite’s “God Save the King (Proper English Version)” which will be available on 7th August 2012, and to continue promotion we have the video for the single “More Sorrow”. Copywrite has teamed up with Illogic for the track which has been produced by Sru Bangas, and video credits go to Seanie G. You can read the official Hip-Hop Kings review of “God Save the King (Proper English Version)” on the link above, along with the Copywrite interview with Hip-Hop Kings, however you can watch Copywrite ft Illogic – More Sorrow on the youtube player below.

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Caxton Press – Big Buck Star

• July 9, 2012 • Comments (0)

Caxton Press - Shame The Devil

Caxton Press - Shame The Devil

Caxton Press – Shame The Devil | Review http://bit.ly/JZIssM

This is the SEVENTH official video to drop from Caxton Press called “Big Buck Star” from their album “Shame the Devil” which has been widely regarded as one of the best UK Hip-Hop album releases in recent years. Once again, Caxton Press has teamed up with Global Faction for the video who do nothing short of an excellent job on the visuals. You can read the official Hip-Hop Kings review of Caxton Press’ “Shame the Devil” on the link listed above, however you can watch Caxton Press – Big Buck Star on the youtube player below.

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Hilltop Hoods – Drinking from the Sun

• July 3, 2012 • Comments (1)

Hilltop Hoods - Drinking from the Sun

Hilltop Hoods - Drinking from the Sun

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There aren’t many who can compare accomplishments that Hilltop Hoods have achieved over their musical career, and that particular statement is extended by the release of the Australian Hip-Hop group’s sixth studio album “Drinking from the Sun”. The thirteen-track LP is the group’s latest offering, and debuted at #1 in the Australian Album Chart, which was the third consecutive Hilltop Hoods album to do so. Internationally known AND loved, Hilltop Hoods have once again given fans a master class in rap music, and surely another album that will stand the test of time.

The lead single “I Love It” features Sia Furler and really kicked off promotion for the album towards the end of 2011. Since then we’ve head singles “The Underground” featuring Solo and Classified, and the very popular “Speaking in Tongues” with Chali 2na. The guest appearances on the album were a perfect pick, and each artist involved has heavily contributed towards creating an excellent finished product. Another notable feature was Black Thought of The Roots on the track “Living in Bunkers”. We can’t for one second discredit Hilltop Hoods for masterminding the construction of the album and their own contribution, with or without the guest appearances we’re still listening to an album that’s head and shoulders above a LOT of other commercial releases.

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Copywrite ft Royce Da 5’9 and Genesis Elijah – Overdose

• June 27, 2012 • Comments (2)

Copywrite ft Genesis Elijah and Royce Da 5'9 - Overdose

Copywrite ft Genesis Elijah and Royce Da 5'9 - Overdose

In one of my personal favourite projects of the year, Ohio based MC Copywrite has teamed up with the finest of UK artists in his upcoming album “God Save the King (Proper English Version))”. We’ve already seen a number of leaked tracks from the album, and the latest features the legendary Genesis Elijah nad Royce Da 5’9 on the single “Overdose”. I recently reviewed God Save the King (Proper English Version), and Overdose is just one example of the excellent collaboration between UK and US artists. Look out for the official release date coming soon, however in the meantime you can listen to Copywrite ft Royce Da 5’9 and Genesis Elijah – Overdose on the youtube player below.

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