We at britishhiphop.co.uk are really excited about an upcoming album by an artist you may not know about yet but should. He is a producer and an emcee - his name is Black Milk. He's been buzzing about on the underground for a minute now. In fact, you may actually know about him already - If you're like me, you like to dork out when you get a new album by rushing to read the liner notes. And if you own a recent Slum Village album, then you know about Black.
Nneka rolls out the carpet for a stunning return to form with the release of her second single, ‘God Of Mercy’, to be taken from her debut album, ‘Victim Of Truth’ out on Four Music / Yo Mamma’s Recordings, and it looks set to sizzle this year.
Though still in his early twenties, Black Milk has been a rising talent both as a producer and as an emcee within the Detroit hip hop scene for several years. Following the untimely deaths of J Dilla and Proof (D-12) in 2006, hip hop fans all over the world are anxious for a new generation of hip-hop artists from the Motor City to carry the torch for its fallen heroes. Black Milk isn’t asking to carry the torch; he’s already running with it.
Visitors to today’s Wheels ‘n’ Heels community charity event at Aspire Zone will have the chance to witness a “work in progress” as a group of six young spray artists from the UK demonstrate their skills on an 80’ x 10’ wall. The artists are from London, Southampton and Bristol. Part of a collective of high profile artists known as de5ign4, the group specializes in photo-realistic art pieces, creating images which have a photographic quality by simply using spray can paint.
Matt Sarson aka Mr Chips, and Leon Smith aka Rhymes, met in Yorkshire whilst at college and from there went on to form the Queens English group. Soon they got other members to join up with them including MC / vocalists SherlQck and Source as well as producer Aries and DJ Mr Something Else.
Channel 4's new 'Homemade' is going to screen the premier of emceekilla's 'More British' video. Shot, edited, directed and produced by Lost Project beatmaker EJC who is set to take this years cannes film festival by storm and is already being hailed as the new Oliver Stone of the music industry. Check the TV to your right to find out why.
The acclaimed youth music project London Urban Collective resurfaces for its third year running with another unique showcase of new British Hip Hop, supported by Arts Council England, The Prince’s Trust, Jack Petchey Foundation and local London authorities.