SamSun is a rapper who has been doing his thing for about two years now. He writes and produces his own material and has brought the best of his work together to form two four track CDs. The first CD, which we are going to look at, is the Bollocks To Politics. It is entirely self produced including, the beats, the rhymes and the production.
Kelakovski is reppin’ the U.K. with some sharp, heavy beats tailored toward the indie end of the hip hop spectrum. The talented producer has worked with some of the more reputable and political MCs we have to offer such as Lowkey and Skrein (Foreign Beggars), but don’t assume he’s Russian from the moniker, “I came up with the name by combining my surname (Kelleher) with a classical musicians name (Tchaikovsky) & came up with Kelakovski!... and no... I'm not Russian!”…
Inspekt 'A' Rhyme was born in Nigeria, but since he has been over here has been regularly hooking up with The Rippah with whom he previously released his Paper Chase / Angels And Devils 12” as well as appearing on the Illegal Aid mixtape.
These Kids are storming out the releases thick and fast. Since forming in 2002 in Nottingham, Andy and Matt started making beats together. What they produce is something like vintage NY over dubs and scratched up mixes in the fashion of those like Cold Cut.
Zuby is a new kid who I’m not sure where he originally comes from but is now repping Oxford. Zuby (full name Nzube Udezue) grew up in Saudi Arabia where he went to an American school and began to develop artistically, both through drawing and musically by playing the piano.
For a mere twenty-four years of age, lyrical linguist Penelope has been through some stuff. As with most things in life, it’s all about timing – right place, wrong time - right place, right time. The St. Louis, Missouri native has overcome more adversity in her short lifespan then her male counterparts would care to admit.
The youngster from East London has impressive links. Now Teef has been learning his craft and drops the much improved Perfect Fit on his own label Dontekz Productions. With backing from Kung Fu it looks like Teef is set to blow. Watch your pockets though...
With turntables, an upright bass and bold live animations of crazy mutants in tow, Fingathing are a mass fusion of technical effects and live instruments creating an explosion of far-flung funk and crunching avant hip-hop. The grooves grip tighter than a black hole, the drums smack the cheeks like an asteroid rain-storm, and the bass rumbles and hums like an imploding star.