Month: May 2012

Copywrite - God Save The King LP [Man Bites Dog]

Copywrite – God Save The King LP [Man Bites Dog]

Expectations will always be high when an American emcee appropriates a British motif, which is highly unusual in the hip-hop world. However, Copywrite's, "God Save The Queen", lives up to regal standards as set by his perivous works with producers like J Dilla, Cool and Dre to name but a few. He seamlessly pays homage to hip-hop-heavy-weights and their key anthems like Nas's, 'Got Myself A' and Biggie's, 'Juicy', by skilfully adding his own twist.

MKD - Quality Over Quantity LP [UK Runnings & Jailhouse Records]

MKD – Quality Over Quantity LP [Jailhouse Records]

MKD has been active on the Birmingham Hip-Hop scene now for over decade, starting out as a member of Royalist back in 2000. He has been steadily making a name for himself now as a solo artist too, with a string of credible collaborations with artists up and down the UK, as well as national support from radio stations, mixtape deejays and some of the UK's most respected Hip-Hop websites and blogs. MKD is solidified as an integral part of the flourishing Birmingham Hip-Hop scene.

Joker Starr - Blood-Ren LP [FlukeBeat]

Joker Starr – Blood-Ren LP [FlukeBeat]

"MCing is about expression", Joker states in no uncertain terms, "it needs to come from you". A potent mixture of talent, vision and dynamism, Joker Starr is ready to add a new facet to hip hop music. His debut album "Blood-Ren" can be described as having a Golden New Era hiphop sound that appeals to the boom bap purist whilst ticking all the right boxes for the commercial hip hop listener.

Supar Novar - Forever LP [Indie]

Supar Novar – Forever LP [Indie]

Award winning North London rapper Supar Novar teams up with long time collaborator Show N Prove for this 16-track album full of emotional reflection and strait up bangers. The two first collaborated on Novar's 2006 debut 'From The Beginning' with the albums first single 'Reppin'. This track hit the UK Hip-Hop scene with a bang and demonstrated a partnership that was destined to create greatness.

Mista P - The Unheard EP [Indie]

Mista P – The Unheard EP [Indie]

Mista P's debut release, The Unheard EP, sees the London-based artist introduce himself as a powerful, yet thoughtful and versatile lyricist. His first offering encompasses a range of styles; from the quick-fire double-time delivery on Cardboard Culture, to the flowing stream-of-consciousness 64-bar verse on Moments.

LyricL

LyricL

If you took away the N5 postcode Highbury Park in Islington could rival any greenery in the tropics! Perhaps a slight overstatement, but it was that 'week' in April where everything was romanticised, even the weather. But, meeting LyricL a spoken word and rap artist was a genuine pleasure. She is an interviewer's dream who majestically navigates the boundaries of confidence, modesty and answering questions.

True Hold Records

True Hold Records

True Hold Records is an Independent label From Edinburgh releasing a mix of styles. Formed by Conscious Route an MC originally from London via Cambridge. The label works with other upcoming outfits such as Sons of Scotland and the closely affiliated Conscious Collaboration Front.

Savvy - Adapt or Die LP [Saving Grace Music]

Savvy – Adapt Or Die LP [Saving Grace Music]

Asaviour aka Savvy, the Huddersfield born Emcee and Producer returns with the final instalment of his Play To Win Trilogy, Adapt Or Die. Having been at the forefront of UK HipHop for many years we can now see the progression from this remarkable artist, he clearly holds entrepreneurial quality, learning more about his craft by studying Music Tech, creating and starting his own label Saving Grace Music not to mention the wealth of experience makes Savvy an artist with many tricks up his sleeve.