Archive for the tag “underground hip hop”

Nighthawk – The Eye

Los Angeles rapper/producer Nighthawk has released “The Eye”, a 9 minute track that puts together samples of his forthcoming album in the form of a mysterious radio broadcast called, “Nocturnal Radio”. This is an interesting introduction to his work and makes for good listening.
The tracks are produced by Nighthawk himself, The Prunes (Mo’ Wax/Grand Royal) and Jay Alpha, creating a diverse, raw lo-fi sound, coming straight out of left-field. Going by this small taster, we definitely look forward to hearing more from Nighthawk. Download “The Eye” for free now.

Your Old Droog – “Help” feat. Wiki and Edan

Brand new track from Your Old Droog, “Help” the track is a rough, raw, upbeat banger featuring Wiki and Edan on both vocals and production. Check out the video and grab the album now!

IBMCs: Worldwide Remixes

ibmcsThe 8th in the IBMCs Worldwide Remixes but the 2nd to get a vinyl release, the latest instalment sees Toronto’s Muneshine remixing a UK classic from Rodney P featuring Skinnyman and Mr 45. With the b-side featuring New Yorks IceRocks remix of George Fields featuring Glad2Mecha and DXA.
The cream 7″ single is limited to 240 copies and can be purchased from the IBMCs website.
The digital release also features the Beatfreaks & Afu-Ra – Worldwide (Kick Back remix) and Language Arts – worldwide (George Fields remix) and is available via the IBMCs bandcamp site. This is a must for all international hip hop fans, don’t sleep!

SoundSci – Walk The Earth

soundsciSoundsci return with a serious new video and awesome new album. The album, “Walk The Earth”, is the transatlantic groups 3rd long player and gives you exactly what you want. Super heavy, dusty funky break beats laced with articulate, upfront, true school rhyming, this album gives you everything you love about “golden era” hip hop and brings it straight into 2016 and beyond. The video, “The Art of Smoke and Mirrors” is a hard hitting track with an equally hard hitting video. Looking at the recent police brutality taking place in America and the rise of evil itself, Donald Trump.
Grab the digital version from the groups bandcamp page, vinyl coming soon, along with the two recently released 7″ singles also taken from the album.


Double Agent Media – Passing Lanes

Makebelieve Records return with tdoubleagenthe new album from Double Agent Media. “Passing Lanes” is the duos second full length album, capturing the essence of the funky, 90’s boom bap that people love.
Think Native Tongues, Hieroglyphics, Blackalicious, The Pharcyde and you will be on the right lines. Bringing some much needed playful, sunshine back into hip hop. This album will appeal to old heads and new fans who like their music assembled from funk and soul samples, with some fresh and thought provoking vocals laid on top. Out now for Name Your Price release, make sure you check it out.

Happy Thoughts – Tic Toc

‘Happy Thoughts’ is the film noir brainchild of rapper/producer Dope KNife and MC/Illustrator Miggs Son Daddy. After several years touring together, the two wanted to take a different approach to their anticipated collaboration. Leaving behind the “bars over everything” vibe that might have been expected, they decided to use their lyrical prowess to convert an original script they wrote into a dark and trippy hip-hop opera, resulting in an album that serves as a soundtrack to a film not yet made.
‘Tic Toc’ is the first single off the Happy Thoughts project which drops April 20, 2016 on Dope Sandwich Records & Tapes and features Ceschi Ramos, Mikal kHill, DT and Allone with production by Freak Tha Monsta, Black Ceaser, Carmello and Keith Williams.

The Cloaks – Magnificent Freedom video

The Cloaks aka Awol One, Gel Roc and Awkward on production, unleash their new video ‘Magnificent Freedom’. The video captures the group in a raw performance setting at the highly acclaimed experimental hip hop night club, Low End Theory in Los Angeles.
‘Magnificent Freedom’ is taken from their self-titled album, ‘The Cloaks’,  released last year.

The Doom Brotherz – Inside The Man In The Mask video

Check out the new video from The Doom Brotherz for their track, ‘Inside The Man In The Mask’. The track is taken from the excellent album, ‘The Mystery of the Phantom Flames’ released earlier this year.

Solomon Caine – Guerilla Godz : Umask The Phantom

A few months back we featured the excellent album by Solomon Caine, “Guerilla Godz : Unmasked The Phantom”, we interviewed Caine and he supplied us with a tasty podcast mix as well. Now the album is available on super limited, only 275 will be made, vinyl from those providers of good music, Chopped Herring Records. Grab you copy HERE for the super nice price of £11.99, you won’t regret it!

Dead Residents – Dead Thy Neighbour

Wales’ finest, the Dedeadad Residents are back with a brand new full length album, “Dead Thy Neighbour”.
It’s been awhile since their last album, “Triple Crown”, time has passed, fashions have changed, but Dead Residents still remain as nasty as they ever were.
Ever since I first heard Junior Disporal on the Aspects track, “Here Come The Monsters”, I’ve been intrigued by the rapper. No one else sounds like him, no one else talks about the weird, wonderful and down right dirty things he does, he’s unique. So when ever Dead Res drop a new track, you know you are in for something a bit different, a bit off-key and I’m glad to say this is definitely true of this latest offering.
The album has a lo-fi, old school feel to it, using a lot of distorted, slightly wonky drum machine beats mixed with lots of squelchy bass lines and plenty of bizarre spoken word samples. I’m not really sure where it fits in the current UK hip hop scene, but that just makes it more appealing. However, there is a mega posse cut to end proceedings, “Outrageous Boasting” that features Mylo Stone, Mury P, Chattabox, Retch, BANE, Joe Blow and a nice sample from the 80’s children’s program The Lowdown’s rapping special.
This album is a definite highlight within this years UK hip hop releases, it doesn’t sound like anything else and it’s all the better for it. Ok so I may not play some of the songs to my mum, due to the lyrical content, but that’s what I expect from the mind of Mr Disprol. “I got blades like Pistorius…” lets just hope he hasn’t got a gun like him!

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