In an age where the talent competition and reality entertainment show rule, the winners are seldom the contestants, as unequipped young people enter into a fickle industry unprepared for the harsh realities of the entertainment and music business. As the anti-thesis of the X Factor, Project Talent is working to change that.
Accomplished Hip Hop don of the decks, DJ Vadim, presented his new live show to an appreciative Rhythm Factory last Thursday. It was very big indeed. Entitled 'Soundcatcher Live' it featured One Self cohort Yarah Bravo and Belleruche's Katherine De Boer - complemented by bongos for good measure.
Like a good Chinese soup nothing goes to waste with Chief Wiggum. He utilises his background, personality and intellect to their full potential in every breathing moment. For a malnutritioned hip hop culture he is the pure soul we crave. Ahead of some mintin’ new projects, and the new album which in stores form Monday; I caught up with him, his lass Natalie, their peaceful new born and Miki B from Brutal Artistry.
Revered by the Hip-Hop industry and music lovers throughout the world, Hi-Tek the production mastermind responsible for hits from the likes of 50 Cent, Common, Snoop Dogg, Lloyd Banks and more is poised to unveil another classic with December 11th's Hi-Teknology 3 on Babygrande Records.
The Frisson Gallery is excited to present a new exhibition by the very talented Supa Dupa… Originating from far and wide, Supa Dupa consists of six artists united by beer and good times. Initially it was solely about drawing / painting sessions late into the night when there were far more important things to be done. Now 2 years on, this crew have made a name for themselves (be it unintentionally) through their unique collaborative style.
Ms Re, who is she you ask? Well in short MS RE is a female rapper in the state of Texas making major moves within HIP HOP and also being a devoted mother of 2 girls. There are few Female MC’s out there who rap about things other than sex or without the need to flaunt their sexuality, MS RE is on the next level!
Brooklyn native Kel Spencer has been quietly making waves on the hip hop scene over the past few years, thanks to his ace song-writing skills and vibrant attitude. A label manager, ghost writer and remixer, Kel co-wrote hits such as ‘Switch’ for Will Smith and is now set to make moves with his own sound – already picking up major support in the US and UK.
Mark ‘Merka’ Ford coming off the back of a successful electronic project has transformed once again to become Mystic Man as he teams up with MC Esher. Mark has previously produced remixes for the Dub Pistols, Unique 3 and Blatta & Inesha as well as having previously dropped his own LP entitled Beserka.
You can be the meanest bully in the yard, but it's always the smart guy that wins out. Its cunning and wit who are your friends if you want to get to the top. Council Dukes, typifies all that is admirable about these kinds of people - the gentleman thief, the geezer, the cheeky conman who'll rob you blind with a smile on his face.