Month: December 2009

Souls Of Mischief

Souls Of Mischief

Souls of Mischief is an alternative hip hop group from Oakland, California, that is also part of the hip hop collective, Hieroglyphics. The Souls of Mischief formed in 1991 and is composed of emcees A-Plus, Opio, Phesto, and Tajai. With the release of their new Montezuma's Revenge LP Nikhil Sharma caught up with them to find out more.

Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

Following on from the three previous Terminator films, Salvation finds us in 2018 amidst the 'battle of the machines' that was predicted in the first film. We are with John Conner (Bale) as he leads a group of human resistance fighters against the HK's (Hunter Killers) and Terminators.

Hilltop Hoods

Hilltop Hoods

I was the first person to interview Hilltop Hoods when they arrived in the UK for the first stop of their world tour, a sold out show at Cargo. Although knackered from a long flight they were very friendly and informative, and gave a good insight into the Aussie scene, their position in the game and life down under. After the interview they absolutely tore down the live show, with me and the Bej the only non-Aussies in the venue.

Dres - From The Black Pool of Genius: The Prelude EP [Bum Rush]

Dres – From The Black Pool of Genius: The Prelude EP [Bum Rush]

Dres, of the legendary Queens outfit Black Sheep is proud to announce the first of two brand new Black Sheep projects to be released in the next several months. The Native Tongues veteran is gearing up for his first full length since 2006, the forthcoming From The Black Pool Of Genius. Before the album is released in Spring 2010, Dres has decided to whet Black Sheep fans' appetites with From The Black Pool of Genius: The Prelude, a five song EP released on December 1st, 2009.

Dres - Biography

Dres – Biography

It all began with a thundering baseline and an unmistakably classic phrase - "this or that". One of the most widely recognized songs in rap music history, the 1991 classic "The Choice is Yours" was hailed by VH1 in 2008 as one of the best rap songs of all time.

Nefew - Homesick EP [On Our Feet]

Nefew – Homesick EP [On Our Feet]

Hip-Hop is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Switzerland, but rap group Nefew are looking to change that. Made up of rapper Polemikk and DJ / Producer PA-Double, Nefew are the first non-athletes to sign an endorsement deal with sportswear giants Puma. However, fashion and lifestyle are not the only areas where Nefew are making waves. Their new EP ‘Homesick’ which is available on iTunes today is a testament to not only Hip-Hop, but the unique dexterity shown by lyricists and producers in countries beyond the US.

DJ Mehdi

DJ Mehdi

When we talk about ground breaking DJs / producers, DJ Mehdi is right up there with the likes of DJ Krush and Shadow for pushing the boundaries of hip-hop from early on. A Parisian of Tunisian descent you only have to look at his production and remix credits to see the impact he has had on the French and international music scene.