Month: December 2008

A-Dot - 16's Slaughter [Audio]

A-Dot – 16’s Slaughter [Audio]

16's Slaughter is made up of 16 verses only. And he makes the most of them, considering each track displays a different spitting style. ‘Bandana On The Right Side’ reminds me of the theory that although Britain ‘stole’ America’s old school hip hop. New school hip hop has stolen the raw British soul. And in this track, A Dot has stolen it back.

Joker Starr

Joker Starr

Having heard good things both muscially and via word-of-mouth it was high time that I interviewed Joker Starr, a hungry and ambitious MC from Slough. He deserves to be bigger than David Brent so check this interview and get to know!

Skilf

Skilf

Skilf's career has been progressing dynamically since his warm up sets for So Solid's Asher D in London. His first 12" came out in 2005 - '9 Months EP' was a signpost for a whole new learning curve which saw him becoming resident at Brighton's biggest hip hop night - Blaze. Performing alongside Ghostface Killah, Tim Westwood, Task Force, Killa Kella and the rest of the Spit Kingdom crew.

Bane of Don't Talk To Strangers

Bane of Don’t Talk To Strangers

Don't Talk To Strangers are a crew from West Yorkshire that has started its own label and is expanding to get their name out Europe wide. They have an impressive slate of releases lined up for 2009 already. Check out what their main man Bane had to say to Certified Banger and find out what has happened to the crew since we last caught up with them at the begining of the year.

Masia One

Masia One

Singapore born, Canadian raised Masia One has utilized the unity and purity of hip hop in a way many others have completely forgotten about. Undoubtedly the greatest female Asian rapper of all time as well as the most inspiring female rapper of recent years; her ability to mix culture with style, knowledge with unity and peace with power has allowed her to connect with souls all over the globe.

9th Wonder - Remixes 1 EP [Ill Will]

9th Wonder – Remixes 1 EP [Ill Will]

9th Wonder continues his slightly worn habit of remixing Nas; this time round giving some of the hits he’s missed such as ‘Made You Look’, ‘Get Down’ and ‘I Can’ the trademark soul stamp. I’ve been impressed by 9th in the past - the first Little Brother LP was sick as were highlights of the Minstrel Show, The Formula and not forgetting the amazing Murs: 9th Edition EP, but this EP could put a small horse to sleep.