Month: March 2008

Mally Malcz

Mally Malcz

Lewisham born Mally Malcz is determined to make an impact on the UK hip hop scene in 2008. The two men behind the project, Mally Malcz and producer Joas put all of their spare time into putting together the album, and claim to provide the audience with some key elements that are lacking from the UK scene. Namely musical diversity and originality.

Red Stripe Music Award 2008

Red Stripe Music Award 2008

A nationwide hunt has begun for the UK's best live music act, and with slots at two major festivals already guaranteed for the winner, the Red Stripe Music Award (RSMA) will be tougher this year, than ever. Last year, two bands from Chester, Camel One and City Royals, made it to the final, but were pipped at the post by Hertfordshire band, The Runners.

Ricta - Rictape [Audio]

Ricta – Rictape [Audio]

Ricta started out as a DJ at 12 years old. Ricta's love for music would take him from tapes, to the crates, and eventually, to the microphone. Influenced by mainly late 80’s / early 90’s US Hip Hop, the true skills and live element of being an MC is really something close to his heart.

Jay Rock

Jay Rock

This time round I bring you one of the West Coast’s finest rising stars, Jay Rock. With a rough and raw rugged sound Jay Rock is definitely keeping the West on the map. With bangers like ‘On Bloods’ and ‘We On 1’ it’s no surprise he has a huge following and recently had the opportunity to record with the south’s finest, Lil Wayne.

TQ

TQ

TQ is without a doubt one of the finest Singers within R&B in my opinion. We are all familiar with the recent Chris Brown’s and NE-YO’s but if you take things a little further back and across to the West Coast, Compton to be exact you will find TQ. A highly accomplished singer songwriter with unbelievable classics behind him like 'Westside' and 'Bye Bye Baby' just to name a few.

Breis - Brother Reaching Each Inner Soul

Breis

I met up with emcee / producer Breis (pronounced Breeze) in Brixton to discuss all things hip-hop and more. Finding a table in the sun, the interview turned into a chilled out conversation as Breis is a more mature kind of artist making a change from some of the negative attitudes currently pervasive in UK hip-hop.

Cadence Weapon

Cadence Weapon

Cadence Weapon aka Rollie Pemberton is a Canadian artist who follows up his debut "Breaking Kayfabe" with "Afterparty Babies" released on Big Dada in the UK. Check out what he had to say about Grime, Street Fighter, Games Consoles, the definition of Skippy and his latest release when he spoke to Davide for this in depth interview.