Month: February 2013

Micall Parknsun

Micall Parknsun

Micall Parknsun the 'working class dad' has just dropped his latest LP entitled Me Myself & Akai on YNR. Its a banger and stands out as something special. Parky has put this together doing both the beats and the vocals and has excelled on both counts. Max Weldon caught up with him to find out more and dropped a few questions in Parky's direction. Read on to find out what he had to say.

Lusty - Public Mental Breakdown LP [Indie]

Lusty – Public Mental Breakdown LP [Indie]

Lusty doesn't look much like a rapper. And he doesn't sound much like a rapper. At least, he doesn't if you're used to the radio rap dialectic of today, which rarely hears accents from anywhere outside America or London. But Hip Hop isn't about image or voice, nor credentials or race. Certainly, if success as a Hip Hop artist were related to voice we could have expected Dizzee Rascal's career to be short lived and unfortunately that's not the case. In short, Public Mental Breakdown isn't your run of the mill Hip Hop album. It might be a good time, at this point, to quote Lusty himself and say the album is for '...the middle aged B-boy'. In a way that sums everything up neatly but there's more to be said.

DJ Premier

DJ Premier

DJ Premier has been producing bangers since his Gang Starr days and now 30 years on he is still delivering the goods. Esh from IBMCs managed to catch up with the legendary DJ Premier in advance of his show in association with the Doctor's Orders at Plan B on Thur 28th Feb. Its all set to be a stellar night with Statik Selektah, DJ No Names, Mr Thing, Spin Doctor and Skillit on the bill as well. Read on to find out what DJ Premier had to say...

Night Movements - N.M.S [Audio]

Night Movements – N.M.S [Audio]

Night Movements are a collective of emcees and producers from Birmingham UK who beginning to really make a name for themselves on the UK Hip-Hop scene. Their brand new self titled debut album displays their lyrical wordplay and showcase their songs about real life issues. Production on the album will appeal to 'real hip-hop heads' with a solid sound throughout the album created by Exacist, Tim Page and Mac Real, while Exacist, Hyksos, Darka, Kams, Wise One and Rasp One deal with the verbals.

Foreign Beggars Live At Jazz Cafe 12/2/2013

Foreign Beggars Live At Jazz Cafe 12/2/2013

Although I wasn't there to witness the inevitable majesty of Wednesday's show, Tuesday's show was fantastic nevertheless. The reunion and 10 year anniversary of the Asylum Speakers album, featuring artists and full band made this a landmark of UK Hip Hop history. With both shows sold out, Dark Circle opened up, having travelled from Germany and Iceland, and set the tone for an incredible evening of music.