Sway - The Delivery (Mixtape)

Sway is a divisive artist - you either rate him a lot or don't at all. If you're a fan of his This Is My Promo mixtapes then you need to download The Delivery. You can expect music aimed at the poppier end of the spectrum; you can also expect Sway running rings around rappers over beats that don't have a commercial bias and delivering his unique stamp on music.

Here are a couple joints that should convince you to grab the whole thing:

Sway - I Declare War

Sway - The Final Delivery

Sway - The Watcher


Head over to Mr. Safo's site for the download.

Fresh Cuts Radio - February Show

DJ Matman and his brother, Daredevil, back for another installment of Fresh Cuts Radio. Get familiar.

Playlist:

01. Matman & Daredevil (The Brothas Grimm) – Fresh Cuts Radio Intro
02. DJ Daredevil - Shake That
03. Ty - Emotions Ft. Sarina Leah & Sean Escofrey
04. Statik Sekektah Ft. Souls Of Mischief - Laughin
05. Silhouette Brown ft. Sadat X - Get With It
06. Slum Village - Climax (Instrumental)
07. DTMD - Fantastic
08. Planet Asia & Goldchain Military - Organic Food
09. Freeway & Jake One ft. Raekwon - One Thing
10. Eliphino - Media
11. JoJo Pellegrino ft. Raekwon - Dead Serious
12. P.S.O. Ft. Homeboy Soundman, 8thW1 & Fresh Daily - Incredible (Soundmen Rmx)
13. Strong Arm Steady ft. Montage One, Evidence, Oh No & Roc C - True Champs
14. Haircut - 1000 Paper Cranes
15. Smiley The Ghetto Child & DJ Premier - I'm Legend
16. Sadat X ft. Pete Rock - Turn It Up
17. Oddisee - Kansas Bay ft. Stik Figa
19. Oddisee - Long Beach
20. X.O. - Black Broadway
21. Tranquil - Payroll (Paul White's Dirty Dub)
22. Tranquil - Payroll (Paul White's Dirty Version)

Download/stream here

SB.TV

I admit, I was slipping a little by not checking for SB.TV. It's not as hip hop-oriented as DJ Gone's channel, with more of a focus on grime MCs - which is not necessarily a bad thing, depending on what you're after.

A lot of rappers really bring it for these videos. Here are a couple I scoped last night that are doing it.



If I was an MC chatting a lot of hot air and vanity, I would be afraid of this dude. Black The Ripper is creating a strong buzz around himself and it's not based off of nothing.



If the word "swagger" hadn't become as big a hip hop cliche as "bling" I might use it to describe Wretch. Too many people try and play cool and do so by emulating others; this guy does it on his own terms.



You'd be forgiven for thinking Chipmunk was created by a record label despot with sterling signs in his eyes. Here Chips reminds you that he got the attention from the majors for a reason and is still capable of showing you why his peers championed him in the first place.

Check the SB.TV channel
for yourselves.

BUG - Cosmic Lab b/w 20 Winks

Poor and over-simplified descriptions of music irk me, so I'll just say that BUG makes spacey, downtempo synth-led beats and that Ty is a huge fan.

You should really check this guy's production. He's released two tracks for you completely free and I imagine you'll see him making moves with vocal artists, as there's got to be loads of suitable collaborations on the table.

<a href="http://shop.bugmusic.net/album/cosmic-lab-20-winks">Cosmic Lab by BUG</a>

DJ Ames & DJ Drama - International Hustle UK Edition Vol 2 (Mixtape)

DJ Ames is no slouch when it comes to his mixtape game - he's got a link with DJ Drama, the man behind Lil Wayne's most notable independent projects and who got raided by the bleedin' Recording Industry Association of America. Exactly.

It's good to see him put his weight behind this selection of UK artists and I'm looking forward to checking the I Wanna Rock posse cut.

Tracklist:

1.Intro
2.Mystro – 09 UK Rap Up (Pro By Black Einstein)
3.Nia-Jai – Hustle Hustle (Pro By Jmez)
4.Bigz, Shotty Horra, Panache, Flex The Truth, Hypes – The Sickness
5.Fredi Kruga – Who’s Afraid
6.Manny Moscow – Elevate (Pro By Tricksta)
7.Khalil aka B-Mus – Good Die You (Pro By Ortega)
8.Interlude
9.S.A.S – Hustle
10.Pariz 1 – What Ya Must Do (Pro By Nutty P)
11.Cyclonious – What’s A Postcode (Pro By Cyclonious)
12.JaJa, Pyrelli, Myke Deanz, DVS – Cross My Mind
13.Rukus – Broad (Pro By Diveno)
14.Rain Feat Tippa Irie & Money Mayham – Gun Gun Play (Pro By Tha Bizness)
15.Smiler – Enza
16.Flex The Truth – I Gets Crazy
17.JSB – Got My Swagger Back (Pro By Puzzle Productions)
18.Interlude
19.Mr Drastik – So Many Devils (Pro By Jon Phonics)
20.Genesis Elijah – I’m Doin It (Pro By Rich West)
21.Charlie Sloth – How To Grow Green
22.Pound Sterling Feat Change Mantanna – Cook Coke Man
23.Tusche De Costa – Atomicly (Pro By BeatBusta)
24.LATE – Real (Pro By Tricksta)
25.Meeks & Dan Man (S-Squad Ent) – Like A Jungle (Pro By 4th Lord – S-Squad Ent)
26.Mingstar The Major – How It Is For Me (Pro By Shauny B)
27.Outro

*Bonus Track*

Mystro, Manny Moscow, Rukus, Smiler, Rain, Flex The Truth, JSB, Genesis Elijah, Tusche De Costa, Cyclonious, LYNK, Meeks, Sonny Jim, OBoi – I Wanna Rock (Exclusive UK Remix)

Download

Ricta - Rock Caps (Video)



Ricta blesses you with an ode to graf writing over a boom bap backing track.

His Expocate EP will be out sometime this spring.

Various Artists On GJ Gone.tv



This has already been up but Chester really goes in, so have it again.





Chester's nephew's mixtape The Uprising is available right now.

DJ Moodie feat. Skinnyman & Thre - No Fire Without Smoke



From Moodie's Built From Scratch album, which also sees Roots Manuva, Task Force, Plan B, Roots Manuva and Lee Scratch Perry getting their hands dirty.

Check Moodie's MySpace for more music and to generally get more information than this half-hearted, vague mention.


Fliptrix - Dream Coat (Video)



Official video for Dream Coat, which will feature on Fliptrix's forthcoming album, Theory Of Rhyme, out next month on High Focus Records.

Expect mic and production duties from Jehst, Verb T, Kashmere, Chemo, Jon Phonics and more.

Tranqill - Deadly Wintaz (Video), Hidden Treasures EP



The official video for Tranqill's IQ-produced Deadly Wintaz, off The Hidden Treasures EP.

Have a listen to the EP below and then head over to his Bandcamp page to get the CD for a fiver, or download it for a measly 2 quid.

<a href="http://tranqill.bandcamp.com/album/the-hidden-treasures-ep">Chips & Cheese by Tranqill</a>

Police Cancel Giggs Tour

From the Guardian:

"British rapper Giggs has had his UK tour pulled after police warned promoters over safety fears.

Giggs, from Peckham, London, and recently signed to XL Recordings, was due to play 10 dates starting tomorrow in Birmingham. However, police confirmed that they warned organisers about security concerns after being contacted by the promoters for Giggs' London date on 4 March at the O2 Islington Academy.

An official statement read: 'Police advised that there were concerns about potential risks to the event, if it took place. It is routine for police to work with licensed venues on a regular basis to identify and manage risk assessments for forthcoming performances, but the decision to cancel an event is a matter for the venue itself.'

This isn't the first time Giggs has run into trouble with the law. In 2003, he spent two years in prison for possessing firearms without licence. Ever since, the rapper has complained that Operation Trident has followed his movements, informing venues and record labels of his past in an attempt to shut down his musical career.

Giggs recently told the Observer's Paul Morley that Trident contacted XL on the day before he was signed to scare them off. He claimed people from his label were 'shaken up' after getting the call and were unsure whether to offer him a record deal.

Giggs believes that police phoned venues before the start of the tour, exaggerating security risks.

He told BBC 1Xtra: 'This is how it's been from the beginning, it's just that everyone is hearing about it now. Before it used to be low key, people didn't really believe me.'

Considering his backstory, though, this kind of publicity may not be too harmful.

As the rapper himself said: 'I just want to thank police for all this great promotion that they're giving me, all these cancellations, which are making me more powerful.'"

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Double album launch next month for Suspect Packages Live. Both Fliptrix and DJ Roast will grace the stage, as will some extra special, surprise guests...

Four quid entry and you're laarfin.

Jon Phonics - Half Past Calm 2 (Coming Soon)



Jon is that dude when it comes to beats. This sequel should be a goodun.

Clarity - Social Distortion EP

Krate Krusaders present this EP by Clarity. All production is handled by Bad Habitz of Krate Krusaders and you should check out their tidy website, where you can find more freebies and much more.

Clarity - Social Distortion EP

Charlie Sloth feat. Farma G And Black The Ripper - Not Like You (Video)



Off free download The Black Book, which will be with you next Monday.

1Xtra & DJ Excalibah Present - We Got Next


CLICK THE BACK COVER TO SEE THE DETAILS BIGGER
(DIDN'T REALISE YOU COULD DO LITTLE WRITING)


After delving back into a very limited CD collection for some British biznizz that can legitimately be given away to you freeloaders, this little gem cropped up.

We Got Next was put together in 2004, back when Excalibah was still 1Xtra’s poster boy for UK hip hop. HHC asked him for a mix of the latest and best, and he delivered just that.

Tracklist:

1 - DJ Excalibah - Intro
2 - Micall Parknsun - Tha Shit
3 - Beats In Progress - Space Cadets Featuring DPF, Kashmere
4 - Styly Cee - Want Whats Yours Featuring Scor-Zay-Zee
5 - JTWR - Get Over It
6 - The Last Skeptik - Prior To The Present Featuring Sway Dasafo
7 - Verb T - Ravenous Featuring - Red
8 - Cappo & Konny Kon - Capkon Entertainment
9 - Yungun & Lewis Parker - The Big Idea
10 - Klashnekoff - Black Rose
11 - Lowkey - Happy Ending
12 - Dirty Diggers - For The Haters
13 - Foreign Beggars - Frosted Perspeks

Thank me later.

DJ Roast feat. Teef, Nemesis, Triggs Vega & Arrogance - Cuttin It Fine

The title track from DJ Roast's Cuttin It Fine set, which will be with you on 1st March.

DJ Roast feat. Teef, Nemesis, Triggs Vega & Arrogance - Cuttin It Fine

The album will be available from Suspect Packages and the man himself will be at Disorda's next live shindig.

DJ Roast on MySpace

Laws feat. Jay Rock - Number One (prod. S-Type)

Scotsman S-Type on the boards for this joint off a new mixtape by US artist Laws. Surprisingly, Calvin Harris also gets a look-in on the production tip...

<a href="http://s-type.bandcamp.com/track/laws-ft-jay-rock-number-one">Laws ft. Jay Rock - Number One by S-Type</a>

You can cop the whole tape over at Nah Right.

Prince Po & D Strong - Costly (Pete Cannon Remix)

Pete Cannon will be featured on Prince Po and D Strong's The Untold Truth EP in the form of this remix.

You can also expect more beats from UK producers on this project.

Prince Po & D Strong Costly Remix Prod.Pete Cannon

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The good people at Doctor's Orders are keeping themselves very busy. The above is on the 19th March and the below, with Atlantic Records hostage Saigon, is on the 4th. And don't forget, they're hosting a night this Friday at Plan B with K-Lash headlining.

Wiley feat. Emeli Sande - Never Be Your Woman (prod. Shy FX)



This video is wicked and it's good to hear Wiley constructing proper verses on what I'm assuming will be a commercial release. Shy FX delivers an old-skool-dance vibe that works lovely and fits the bill.

Lands 28th of this month.

TY - Emotions

The lead single off TY's Special Kind Of Fool.

“Emotions featuring Sarina Leah and Shaun Escoffery (release date 16th March 2010) is the debut single from UK hip hop legend Ty's forthcoming album "Special Kind of Fool" on BBE. An uplifting bubbler featuring Ty’s trademark candor and inimitable flow, it’s an infectious dance floor music track, with depth."


&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://tymusics.bandcamp.com/track/ty-emotions-feat-sarina-leah-shaun-escoffery-album-version"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Ty &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Emotions&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; feat. Sarina Leah &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Shaun Escoffery (Album Version) by tymusic&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;

Check the Dego & Akwasi remix of Emotions here.

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Inja Spits For Media Contender



Inja does his thing over some dubsteps produced by Bioviolence who, bizarrely, samples that dude who wees on girls.

Courtesy of Media Contender.

The Skuff And Inja Show is out now.

Tulisia Of N-Dubz In Wardrobe Blunder


From The Sun:

"TULISA from N-DUBZ took a gamble wearing this outfit last night.

She clearly hadn't bargained on the presence of snappers and their flashbulbs.

The result? An embarrassing reveal of her underwear through her leggings.

Her bandmate FAZER was also unaware of the fashion faux pas when the duo left Bungalow 8.

Otherwise he'd have walked behind her..."

But we already knew N-Dubz are complete arse - badumtsch!

Tranqill - The Hidden Treasures EP

Tranqill is prepping The Hidden Treasures EP and both of these will be featured on it. Bodes well for the full release.

Tranqill - Deadly Wintaz

Tranqill - Chips & Cheese

Mystro - Mixtape, SBTV Freestyle And Mystro Investigates Ep.4

Tracklist:

1.A Spitta Spotted Intro Feat Anecdote (Produced by Mystro)
2.One Of Those Days (Produced by Yesking)
3.Who You Gonna Blame (Produced by P-Money - New Zealand)
4.The Words Out Feat Skinnyman & Jargon (Produced by DJ Kuku)
5.Come Fly Feat Daniel Merriweather (Remix) (Produced by M-Phazes)
6.I Got This (Produced by Jehst)
7.Like Dat Potion
8.There’s Something About DJ Ames (Interlude)
9.Awkward Thief (Produced by Blufoot)
10.U Live And U Learn (Produced by Earth Hip Hop)
11.Interlude
12.Fling Him On The Barbee (Produced by P-Money - New Zealand)
13.My Type Of Party (Remix) (Produced by C-Swing – (Black Einstein)
14.Step By Step (Produced by Keith Lawrence)
15.Open Mic Part 2 Feat Cuts By DJ Shortee Blitz (Produced by Shape Shiftah)
16.Interlude
17.Rock This World Feat Dawn Penn & Kenny Knotts (Produced by Yesking)
18.Mess I Ever Had
19.09 UK Rap Up (Produced by Black Einstein)

Bonus Tracks
20.Overqualified (Produced by Mark de Clive-Lowe)
21.I Wanna Rock Freestyle

Download




Black The Ripper - Words Of Wisdom (Video)



Edmonton Dream is out now.

Asylum Abstract feat. Adverse - Celebrity Bash (Video)



Asylum Abstract and Adverse bash a load of celebrities in this tongue-in-cheek lampooning.

Taken from the album Blessed Are Those Who Struggle, which will be with you shortly.

Jack Flash 24 - Week 9



Over Outlines' Waiting In Line.

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Souls Of Mischief get assistance from Huddersfield representative Jack Flash for this gig in Leeds. Speaking of Mr. Flash...

Chima Anya - Cupid's Net (Video)



Another one from his forthcoming album.

Dr. Anya has also bagged himself a slot alongside the massively hyped Jay Electronica at Jazz Cafe on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Check the details.

DJ Gone And Charlie Sloth - The Black Book (Promo Video)



DJ Gone and Charlie Sloth collaborate for The Black Book - a project that will showcase the talent we've got in the UK.

You'll be able to pick this up right here on 1st March, so be patient.

Dub Pistols feat. Rodney P - Ganja (Video)

Fliptrix - He Who Dares (Video)



Fliptrix's LP Theory Of Rhyme is being readied for a March release and he's just freed up the video to He Who Dares, produced by Runone.

He's also offered up You'll Never Change and the Billy Brimstone featuring Get Involved, so get involved.

Fliptrix - You'll Never Change

Fliptrix - Get Involved feat. Jehst

A Whole Load Of People On DJ Gone.tv

In no particular order:













Stylah - John Terry



John Terry was a naughty boy and did some sex with his ex-teammate's missus behind everyone's back. I would never dream of doing such a thing - I'd politely ask for a two's up with both WAGs and keep everything above board.

JVF Clique - 3 Barbs of Trident ft. Apocraphe

After last year's Alternative Income long player, JVF Clique are back with a free download.

JVF Clique - 3 Barbs of Trident ft. Apocraphe


This year will see the release of their EP Founders Of The Feast.

TY - Emotions (Dego & Akwasi's 2000 Black Remix)


TY's latest album Special Kind Of Fool will be with you shortly, and Emotions will be the lead single. Here's a remix to tide you over.

Spotted over at Suspect Packages, where Disorda is now supporting British music from various genres - good look.

Sway - Hard (Freestyle)

SWAY - HARD FREESTYLE by djsemtex

Artists like Sway find themselves in a tough position: if you've got commercial potential there's always the temptation to water down your product to maximise your audience. If you do so, you end up being tarred with the sell-out brush.

That's where mixtapes offer a lifeline and allow rappers the freedom to do what they want on their own terms.

Little Derek reminds us what he does best on this Rihanna beat and wets our appetites for The Delivery mixtape.

Jack Flash 24 - Week 8



You already know.

This week over The Roots' Can't Stop This.

Diamond Ruff - Diamond Shining (Video)



Slademan blesses Diamond Ruff with some soulful boom bap to great effect. Bluntpaper also comes correct with the comic-book-themed visuals. Top drawer.

If you don't know, Diam Ruff has collaborated with Terra Firma and Slademan has more music coming with TF cohorts Skriblah, D.ablo and Sparrow.

Good stuff.

Oh, and D.ablo just dropped this mixtape for all you soul lovers out there.

D.ablo - Find Your Way

Kid Rad - Starting The Sequence (Mixtape)

Tracklist:

01. BBC Medley Intro
02. Do It For Me
03. Gwop, Money, Paper (Produced by Stealf)
04. Pointless
05. The Movie Feat Indecent The Slapmaser & Krypto (Produced by Indecent The Slapmaster)
06. Riverside
07. Back 2 The Start Feat Lunatrix (Produced by Kid Rad)
08. Rock That Crowd Feat Manny Moscow
09. Money Where Your Mouth Is
10. Ahhhh (Produced by Indecent The Slapmaster)
11. It's You feat The Vouch, Miss Deekay & Lunatrix (Live on BBC Radio 2)
12. Ha Ha Ha Ha Feat Cyko Logic
13. Outro

Kid Rad - Starting The Sequence (Mixtape)

Bonafide Magazine - Issue 03 Out Now

Bonafide Magazine's latest issue is now available:

"Raekwon the Chef is one of modern music’s most gifted raconteurs (yes music, not just rap). After releasing a few so-so albums following his mighty cannon of a debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… back in 95, late last year saw the release of the long awaited sequel. And OB4CL2 may just be better than the original, find out more here.

If looks could kill…then Village Green would be facing up to a hefty sentence down the nick, but they don’t, of course. The design team behind Fabric’s distinct art direction and countless album covers reveal some of the tricks to their trade and inspirations, which include traditional arts & crafts and The Kinks, surprisingly.

Task Force have raised the bar for UK hip-hop. Consistently intense and razor sharp lyrics, brilliant collaborations and a defiance and honesty to say it like it is. Issue 03 gave us an opportunity to catch up with Farma G to reflect on the group's achievements, the state-of-the-nation, hobbies and his new non-hip-hop musical direction."

Click Here to buy a copy.

Wretch 32 - Wretch32.com (Mixtape)

Tracklist:

01 Rope A Dope
02 Born Winner
03 Im Not Alone freestyle
04 Space Boys
05 Say Something freestyle
06 It's No Biggie
07 Let It Out
08 I Cant Stop
09 Do You Think About Me
10 Superhero Remix
11 Heartbreak
12 Be Cool Remix
13 Freestyle
14 Dont Lie
15 Reebok Classic freestyle
16 Street Love freestyle
17 I Love My Home

Wretch 32 - Wretch32.com Mixtape

Dubbledge - Choices Choices And Trilogy

Two Dubbledge downloads. This man's one of the UK's finest and has got some great music here. Choices Choices clinches it - GhosTTown's production is really on point.

Is Wot It Is... But It Ain't Wot It Woz is round the corner and is sure to be a must-have.

Dubbledge - Choices Choices


Dubbledge - Trilogy


Here's a favourite from Kyza's Shots Of Smirnoff, produced by GhosTTown.

The Maccabees feat. Roots Manuva - Empty Vessels



Is this a forward thinking and open-minded collaboration or a rubbish fit?

The most recent quote on YouTube says "who on earth agreed to this. As a fan of hip hop and the Maccabees, this is fuckin horrible".

Mind you, someone else says "that little black kid is pretty bad ass", so maybe not so insightful.

Basement Sessions x Hypedog Present - The Headspace Mixtape Vol.1

Having been on the horizon, the Headspace Mixtape from Basement Sessions and Hip Hop Hype Dog is now here. This is a ginormous selection of UK hip hop from both established and up-and-coming artists. Clocking in at 32 tracks, a lot of this material is new and exclusive - so get downloading.

Tracklist:

01. JVF Clique - Headspace Intro
02. K.I.N.E.T.I.K. - It Ain't Hard To See f. Jamieson
03. Asaviour & IQ - No Days Off f. Sir Smurf Lil (Akira Kiteshi Remix) (Headspace Exclusive)
04. Fallacy - Rap folly 2 f.Aggi Dukes
05. Lowkey - I'm Back (Dyson Remix)
06. Stig Of The Dump - Braindead f. RA The Rugged Man (Jehst Remix)
07. Skandal - Gluttony (Headspace Exclusive)
08. d.C. & Pennjamin- Fast Cars (Headspace Exclusive) DONE
09. Ben Black of The Delusionists - Supa Lyrical Excursion pt.2
10. Remus - Brap Brap f. Farma G
11. Brotherman & DJ Flipz - Born in the Ghetto
12. Yarah Bravo - Freedom Fighters
13. DJ IQ & Joker Starr - Sunshine
14. Oliver Sudden - C.C. for Life (Headspace Exclusive)
15. Tactical Thinking f. 3 Amigos, Jay Madden & Mic Dyson - Stampede (Lord Balrog Remix) (Headspace Exclusive)
16. Norrin Radd - Do You Understand f. Booda French (Mixed by Cross Bone T)
17. Juice Aleem - Hologram (Si Beggs Lost In The Hologram Mix) (Headspace Exclusive)
18. Obba Supa - Wet Dreams Over Nightmares (Headspace Exclusive)
19. Alphabetix - Slug Life f. Verbal Contact (Produced by Fidgit, mixed by Vice) (Headspace Exclusive)
20. Prose - Go On... (Headspace Exclusive)
21. JVF Clique - Flow Nutters (Headspace Exclusive)
22. Figment - Floor By Floor
23. Ty - Don't Cry (Headspace Exclusive)
24. London Zoo - Piece of Mind (Jed Mix) (Headspace Exclusive)
25. Jack Flash - Harass The City (Headspace Exclusive)
26. Chima Anya - KOS (remix) (Cuts by DJ Slipdisc) (Headspace Exclusive)
27. Redbeard - Sick On My Jumpa f. Sonny Jim & Kosyne (Wizard Remix) (Headspace Exclusive)
28. Blacksmith & Jagos - Edge of Breakthrough (Headspace Exclusive)
29. Mystro - Maintain (Produced by Earth Hip Hop)
30. Genesis Elijah - I'm Doin It
31. Skuff & Inja - Sunnicide
32. Just Muz - Soulful Stuff

Basement Sessions x Hypedog Present - The Headspace Mixtape Vol.1 (part 1)


Basement Sessions x Hypedog Present - The Headspace Mixtape Vol.1 (part 2)

Luigi-Bo 87 - Dust Off The Nes Vol.1

Luigi-Bo 87 has gone all 16-bit 8-Bit and pooled together a load of music that he reckons would fit as a soundtrack to a NES game. A game made by a hip hop nerd, presumably. This inspired collection features some excellent producers from both sides of the pond and further afield.

The first of two volumes, keep your peepers peeled for the next one.

Tracklist:

01 Disko Bowler (Prod. by Slumgullion)
02 Freeze (Prod. by J1 aka THE DEER)
03 Streetfighterchronicles (Quiet Rage) (Prod. by Myke Forte)
04 Creeps (Prod. by Kelakovski)
05 Dreamy (Prod. by Slumgullion)
06 Window (Prod. by Slumgullion)
07 Sirtet (Prod. by NAMELESS)
08 Outtake 8 (Prod. by Samon Kawamura)
09 Blind Witness (Prod. by Vlooper & Kenlo)
10 out-take 0809-006 (Prod. by Samon Kawamura)
11 Future (Prod. by NAMELESS)
12 Goal Banger (Prod. by Sir OJ)
13 Chancletas (Prod. by FS Green)
14 Underwaterways _ Grimey Cutman (Prod. by Hayzee)
15 He's In The Cabin!! (Prod. by NAMELESS)
16 Elevation Intended (Prod. by S1 n Caleb)
17 The Offbeat (Prod. by FlyamSam (Flying Lotus + Samiyam))
18 Bionic Fist Blastin' (Prod. by NAMELESS)
19 Time Space Continuous (Zone) (Prod. by Raul Supreme)
20 Shell Shook (Prod. by NAMELESS)
21 Castevania (Prod. by Slumgullion)
22 In the Night_While You Slept (I Crept) (Prod. by Jay Dee)
23 (Bonus Track-3) Feb-2009 (Prod. by Raul Supreme)

Luigi-Bo 87 - Dust Off The Nes

Big Ted & Shorty Blitz On Kiss FM w/ Jehst, Kyza, Supa T And Mystro (2002)

DJ Step One dusts off another D90 from his stash. This one is a copy of The Chubby Kids' KISS FM show with Jehst, Kyza and Supa T promoting their collaboration with DJ MK and Harry Love, It's All Live.

Mystro is in the building to boot, and the end of the show sees everyone pile in for a freestyle. Also, expect 2002's latest US hip hop thrown in the mix.

Download

And here's It's All Live, for good measure.



I wonder what Supa T's up to these days...

3 Amigos - Lost And Forgotten (2005 - 2010)

Lost And Forgotten will be coming out soon after the album World War Three. 3 Amigos' Leaf Dog and BVA MC have solo albums coming up, plus Leaf Dog is doing a few EPs - one with Bill Shakes and one with Mr. Dick.

3 Amigos - Domino Effect (unreleased 2006)

Leaf Dog (of 3 Amigos) - 10 Pissed Commandments (unreleased 2006)


3 Amigos - Stello (unreleased 2006)

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Diggin In The Crates: HHC Cover CD - Various UK Artists


This one isn't so much diggin in the dusty crates, more flicking through a pretty dry CD wallet. I unearthed this free collection which came with a copy of HHC circa 2000 and mostly features UK artists.

Firstly, the track names are unknown (to me at least) and I can't pin down a couple of the artists by ear. I do know the rest features Out Da Ville, Scorzayzee, The Planets, Moorish Delta 7, 57th Dynasty, and Lethal and Destruction. It's been chopped down a little to keep it strictly UK and... well... enjoy.

HHC Cover CD - Various UK Artists


UPDATE: Shout to Matthew Austin for the track names.

Out Da Ville = Reality
Lethal and Destruction = Invincible
57th Dynasty = Hold Strong
Scorzayzee = Picasso
57th Dynasty = Lil Bro
The Planets = Knowledge of Self
Moorish Delta 7 = Roll With
Da Essence = Now Till Infinity

aSmash - Sorry (prod. S-Type)

<a href="http://s-type.bandcamp.com/track/asmash-sorry">aSmash - Sorry by S-Type</a>

Scotland's S-Type put this up on his Twitter account earlier today. He blesses Brooklyn spitter aSmash with a moody electro number that bangs in all the right places.

According to the good people at Hip Hop Hype Dog, this producer has also got work coming on Tek of Smif N Wessun's album and a Don Cannon mixtape with artist Laws, which also sees music from heavyweight beatsmiths Khalil, 9th Wonder and M-Phazes.

S-Type on MySpace

The Last Skeptik - Fabric Mix

The Last Skeptik will be playing at Fabric as part of the Doctor’s Orders takeover with DJ Babu, The Nextmen, TY & Big Ted and Mr Thing. To celebrate the fact, the superclub asked him to do his thing by compiling a mix. And here it is.

The Last Skeptik - FABRICLIVE Promo Mix by fabric

And don’t forget, Skeptik’s on the cusp of giving you his remix project, featuring the likes of The Streets, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Marina & The Diamonds and Daniel Merriweather.

Cappo - Psychological Warfare

Yes, yes, yes! This free download was unleashed a few days back and absolutely kills it. Definitely the best UK hip hop track I've heard this year so far.

UK All Day strongly recommends you download this song - then spin it on repeat. Head nod ish at its dopest.

<a href="http://cappo.bandcamp.com/track/psychological-warfare">Psychological Warfare by Cappo</a>

Stylah - Pass Out (Freestyle)



After jacking Exhibit C, Stylah now reworks Tinie Tempah's Pass Out.

Stylah - Pass Out (Freestyle)


And here's the original if you haven't already heard it. Strong tune and commercially viable grime/hip hop done well, in my humble opinion. Mind you, it's not about the Fonzworth Bentley look the bro on the hook's going for.

Suspect Packages Radio - February Show

Lewis Parker hits up the Suspect bunker for February's show to promote his new album The Unseen Trap with US rhymer John Robinson.

Playlist:

01> Antiheroes – Suspect Packages Radio Show Intro
02> Fliptrix feat.Jehst – Get Involved / High Focus Records promo
03> Skandal feat.Ciph Barker - Kill Em Wit The Flow / Halal Beats/Killamanjaro promo
04> Running Punch – Running Punch All City / promo
05> Dubbledge – The Trilogy / Hidden Agenda promo
06> London Zoo – Get Up & Go / Dented Records promo
07> Ill Move Sporadic feat.Joey Menza – Battle Axes / promo
08> Tranqill – Payroll (Paul White’s Dirty Version) / One-Handed Music promo
09> Ralph Rip Shit vs Hudson Mohawke – Ralph Rip Rising / Associated Minds promo
10> Mr Loop feat.Yosh, Zoo Mark, Chattabox & Sam Sure – The Long Way / Sweatbox Sounds promo
11> Ty – Emotions / BBE promo
12> JVF Clique feat.Apocraphe – The Three Barbs Of Trident / Clique Recordins promo
13> Fallacy feat.Aggi Dukes - Rap Folly Part 2 - ?
---------------------Lewis Parker live inside the SP bunker----------------
14> Lewis Parker – A Deadly Game – The World Of Dusty Vinyl
15> Lewis Parker – Interview part 1
16> Lewis Parker – Heavy Action – The World Of Dusty Vinyl
17> Lewis Parker – Interview part 2
18> Lewis Parker feat.Ace Lover – Say It’s Just A Game – The World Of Dusty Vinyl
19> Lewis Parker – Interview part 3
20> Lewis Parker feat.Eastkoast & Tah Born – Super Scientific Weapons – Project Mooncircle promo
21> Lewis Parker – Interview part 4
22> Lewis Parker feat.John Robinson – Unseen Trap – Project Mooncircle promo
23> Lewis Parker – Live Freestyle



Or download.

Chima Anya - I Love Rap (Street Video)



Dr. Anya's I Love Rap off New Day, due at the end of the month.

Myke Forte - Chocolate Sauce (Instrumental)



I keep harping on about the production levels over here being on point. This only serves to reinforce that argument.

Get Myke Forte's Zodiak: Aries beat tape/download right here and visit his MySpace, if you fancy.

Jack Flash 24 - Week 7



Over Micall Parknsun's excellent M-Phazes-produced banger, All 4 Hip Hop.

Byron - Jack Of None (Out Now)

Drawing inspiration from both hip hop and grime in equal measures, Byron's Jack Of None is now available. He's got some impressive production for this debut mixtape, notably M-Phazes and Ghosttown, and this looks sure to make an impression.

Check the promotional mix below.

Byron - Jack of None (Promotional Mix) by loftb

You can purchase the mixtape exclusively at UK Record Shop for £6 a pop.

Lowkey - Something Wonderful (Video)



Lead single off Lowkey's forthcoming sophomore set, Soundtrack To The Struggle.

Lyrically deep as ever and the Paul Weller sample works nicely, though the clearance must've cost a penny. Either way, it's going to be available on iTunes from Valentine's Day onwards, so go get that before you spoil your other half.

Bartoven - Amen Ra II

Bartoven follows up his first mixtape with another.

Bartoven - Amen Ra II