Month: June 2008

Real Life - Let 'Em All Know CD [White]

Real Life – Let ‘Em All Know CD [White]

Mainstream hip hop has cleverly twisted our cerebrums into creating aspirations of gangsterdom and success through violence and lies as opposed to intellect and hard work. It’s unrealistic and treacherous. It’s not real life. It’s a way of coping with real life by focussing all your energy on something fake. It might make things easier for a bit. But in the long term it sings failure all the way.

Mally Malcz - Under The Influence CD [Joas Music]

Mally Malcz – Under The Influence CD [Joas Music]

'Under the Influence' is a competently made album, but 'Train Strain', 'Late Again', 'Our Gaff' and 'Why' are the only pockets of goodness in what is an album over-stuffed with introverted, drug / sex / alcohol / misery soaked tracks. 'Train Strain' is a comedic take on the tube experience. It's bouncy, fuzz bass led production is amazingly catchy and bridges the gap between UK garage and Hip Hop.

Bullet aka Genius Jenkins - Hero Freestyle [Audio]

Bullet aka Genius Jenkins – Hero Freestyle [Audio]

Marcas Harris also known as "Bullet aka Genius Jenkins" is a battle rapper who who has won over forty battles. Apparently he is called Bullet because of the shape of his head! He's from Chicago 's Southside and his ability to assemble hit records without dumbing down has propelled him to secure spots on national hip hop websites and hip hop DVD collections.

Ctrl.Alt.Shift Launches To Combat Disengagement With Global Issues

Ctrl.Alt.Shift Launches To Combat Disengagement With Global Issues

Research released today by a leading international development agency, Christian Aid, reveals that the vast majority of British young people are keen to understand and get involved in global development issues. Whilst the youth of today are often portrayed as self interested and idle, there are a growing number (85%) that care about the world in which they live, but do not know how to affect change.

DMC

DMC

I went to Chuck D’s house in Long Island to catch up with the legendary DMC. We had a good long chat about the changes in hip hop culture, the industry and the myriad of ways to be in the hip hop industry.

Living Legends - The Gathering CD [Legendary Music]

Living Legends – The Gathering CD [Legendary Music]

Setting the pace for 2008, the entire Living Legends crew locked down at Encore Studio (Dr Dre’s The Chronic 2001, Eminem Marshall Mathers LP, etc.) to record ‘The Gathering’, set for nationwide release on their own Legendary Music label. Each song in this brand new collection features every single MC on every single track, and it is definitely the most well crafted batch since their inception.