North Carolina definitely has a new MC that is destined to do some serious damage in 2007. This new mix from UK don’s Late & Tricksta showcases that talent well, as well as giving up some tasty contributions from Mobb Deep, Jim Jones, Papoose, Fat Joe, Uncle Murda, Jae Millz and JR Writer amongst others, but it’s some of the UK tracks that really impress.
It’s no secret that UK DJ’s & CEO’s of Wolftown ‘Late & Tricksta’ are big fans of everything SPC. If you look back in the history you’ll see that Late & K-Rino collaborated on a Tricksta produced beat back in 2002 with the now classic ‘Cold World’ track from Late’s ‘International Rhyme Spittin EP’.
DJ Cashis Kay & Mister Marlon team up with the UK’s hardest working rapper Late for what can only be described as a future classic. It showcases twenty-two tracks by The Villainous One and really does hit hard with all of Late’s underground tracks being featured here.
Do these two never stop? (LOL!!) I mean the amount of CD’s that Wolftown Recordings are unleashing they must easily be the most prolific Hip-Hop record label in the UK. Here they showcase Akon’s latest signing Red Café, a man who is creating a real buzz Stateside with his tracks being the new soundtrack for the streets.
So... July 23rd sees the UK State Of Mind CD hit record stores nationwide and I've recently received my preview copy courtesy of DJ Vokal and Park Street PR. This is a really strong CD and I want to break down what you're getting here if you part with cash for a copy when it drops.
Following on from the 2006 release of his debut LP ‘Brain Food’, DJ IQ is back with this very special digital download only release. The first single to be taken from his forthcoming album ‘Live! From The Sofa’ is ‘9 To 5’, an irresistibly funky summer smash that is sure to shake off those workday blues.
Top UK mixtape DJ Allure teams up with Queens rapper Grafh for this excellent European release. This CD is like a launch for his new imprint ‘Black Hand Entertainment’ and features a host of killer solo tracks as well as some unforgettable collaborations with the likes of Prinz, Saigon, Juelz Santana and London’s S.A.S.
Big Syke is probably best known for tracks he recorded with the legendary 2Pac in the groups Thuglife and Outlaw Immortalz, but now back with this CD Big Syke is destined to make noise once again. It kicks off with some dialogue from 50Cent talking on 2Pac before ‘They Like Me’ gets the album underway well.
There’s not that many Good T.I. mixtapes out there in the market-place but trust me US DJ Korgee has really delivered a CD that made me like T.I. even more than I did! Twenty-one tracks deep it features some excellent unreleased tracks as well as three killer collaborations with Def Jam president Jay-Z!
Easy all... I've been lucky enough to link with the very talented people at HHBRadio.com and am now doing a live Straight Out Leodis mix show for them. For those who don't know, HHB is the number one internet radio station for UK Hip-Hop. They're the only station out there with a 100% UK Hip-Hop playlist and feature hosted shows by the likes of Tricksta (Wolftown / UK Runnings), Evil Ed and Jabba The Kut.