Month: September 2009

Mr Thing

Mr Thing

Inimitable music machine DJ Mr Thing usually speaks with his hands. So for a change we got him to speak with his mouth so we could get the lowdown on his famed record collection, the rise of Serato and the battling scene. This guy wasn’t asked to compile and mix the ‘Kings of Hip Hop’ LP with DJ Premier for no reason.

Rising Styles Hip Hop Festival

Rising Styles Hip Hop Festival

There is not got long to go before the 6th Rising Styles Hip Hop Festival is upon us. Launched in 2004, Rising Styles (RS) is the UK ’s largest celebration of international hip-hop culture. Building on the success of previous years, the 2009 festival is developing a fantastic line up of high profile events, designed to appeal to audiences new and old and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Boogaloo Shrimp aka Turbo from Breakdance

Boogaloo Shrimp aka Turbo from Breakdance

How does one transcribe the eloquent arts fruitfully confined within the inner chambers of Hip Hop culture? First uncover what it is that you love about Hip Hop, and then envisage those elements that made it possible for you to enjoy this embodiment of wisdom strength and beauty. Along your journey you will undoubtedly embark upon a Roller Coaster of emotions from individuals that touched you and left an impression on your subconscious.

State Of Play

State of Play

State of Play is the film adaptation of the 2003 BBC TV series of the same name, condensed into film length with the location moved to Washington DC. Crowe plays McAffrey an old school journalist who is old college friends with slick Congressman Collins (Affleck).

Various Artists - Evolution Of Hip Hop Vol. 2 CD [Hip Hop Informant]

Various Artists – Evolution Of Hip Hop Vol. 2 CD [Hip Hop Informant]

The Hip Hop Informant is back with the second volume of his Evolution Of Hip Hop Series. Its billed as a mixtape and I'm not sure why as this is a simple compilation. Regardless the selection of tracks is top notch and an eye-opener to the sheer variety of Hip Hop that is available out there right now. There is a grime feel to some of the tracks, but that is not to say that there isn't a few boom bap classics in there as well as a few obligatory shout outs, (propers to Natureboy Rowe who even shouts out Britishhiphop.co.uk!!).

Warren G

Warren G

Warren Griffin III is better known by his stage name Warren G. He’s a legendary rapper and hip hop producer who came from the G-Funk era. He is Dr. Dre's step brother. His biggest hit to date was the single "Regulate" with Nate Dogg released in 1994. Now he is back with his sixth studio album The G Files. Check out what he had to say to Nikhil Sharma.

The Women

The Women

Take four well off society women in New York who find out that Mary's (Ryan) husband is having an affair with a foxy shop girl Crystal (Mendes). They all rally to support their friend while she looses her husband but finds herself - no this isn't Sex in the City this the The Women.

The International

The International

Louis Salinger (Owen) is an Interpol agent working with Whitman (Watts) a Manhattan DA investigating the IBBC - a corrupt international bank that wants to control the illegal two hundred million dollar business of weapons trading. Salinger has his own personal agenda for bringing the bank to justice and the bank will stop at nothing to ensure that the deal goes through.