Warfare is the debut single from UK super group Screaming Soul. The group mashes up Dub and Hip Hop with the collaboration of vocalist Ghetto Priest (Asian Dub Foundation / On-U Sound) and MC / Producer Sandman aka Doobie (Underground Alliance / Undali).
Glaswegian Heralds Of Change man Hudson Mo; West London Ubiquity signing Eric Lau and broken beat maestro IG Culture have all already dropped into East London’s Gramaphone venue this year, all to join 1Xtra resident and champion of the soulful underground scene Benji B at his monthly Deviation Sessions.
Aaron LaCrate, of Milkcrate Athletics fame was born and bred on the mean streets of East Baltimore. Aaron LaCrate grew up DJing parties in Baltimore clubs, lofts, and back yards at the young age of 10 years old Aaron has been running wild writing on walls and t-shirts, producing records, and documenting the Baltimore streets with his photographs.
Mystic Man, with an approach to production that's just that bit too elusive to put your finger on, has crafted a superb set of sonic canvasses for rapper Eshamanjaro to wave his lyrical brush over, and he does it with the flourish of a true master too.
As always Britishhiphop.co.uk supports upcoming UK talent and we've been supporting HUGO URBAN RULES since the beginning! This time around Estelle - whose single American Boy has just spent four weeks at number 1 - is the latest artist to sign up to the music programme from HUGO Fragrances that uncovers new urban music talent.
Before Gary Beadle went on to greater fame appearing on TV in 1985 he was in the City Limits Crew who had 'Fresher Than Ever' released on Survival. He was their main MC aka Pretty Boy G. He went on to become an accomplished actor and played Eastenders’ Paul Newman for a number of years. He is now appearing on stage at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.
John Sportin aka "Sport Obama" has been crowned the official champion of the Who's Got Next music showcase beating artists including Donny Goines, Young Future, Sean Perry and Ciph at SOB’s nightspot. The awards are sponsored by Duck Down records and Hot 97 radio station in New York city.
Once in a while a rap record comes along that effortlessly walks the line between gangsta grit and humour and intelligence. Kail comes across as confident and hungry, and he delivers immersive music that you can listen to repeatedly.
With albums slated to drop in the first half of 2008, San Francisco based, independent label, SMC Recordings continues to diversify and grow. Formed in 2005, SMC will get a further boost on May 13th with the release of Killer Mike’s ‘I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II’.