Jun 10, 2002

Label repping up North hard. It was established as a record label in 1999 with the release of Jehst‘s Premonitions EP. With a series of ever improving 12″ releases this is certainly one label to check.


Website: http://www.ynr-productions.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YNRProductions/

Email: y_n_r@hotmail.com

Phone: +44 [0] 780 3009 892


Address: PO Box 33843, London, N8 7WB, ENGLAND

Artist Roster: Jehst, Tommy Evans, Nmonic, Lexis, Asavoir, Ussman, Evil Ed,

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Confucious MC - The Highest Order LP [YNR]

Confucious MC – The Highest Order LP [YNR]

The debut album from Confucius MC entitled 'The Highest Order' dropped a couple of weeks back in May, exclusively on YNR, but we still needed to bring you this information. The album is a rare trans-channel Hip Hop collaboration with Parisian beat-smith Keor Meteor; who's smoky boom-bap provides the perfect sound-scape for Con's cerebral picture-painting. Eloquently constructed rhymes laid over a backdrop of atmospheric, cinematic production.

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.

Jehst - The Illest (Live in London) MP3 [YNR]

Jehst – The Illest (Live in London) MP3 [YNR]

If you haven't been lucky enough to catch the YNR General Jehst with his incredible full live band, we have a little taster of what you've been missing. The band demonstrate exactly how to take live Hip-Hop to a completely different plateau; smashing through an epic rendition of 'The Illest' (taken from 2011's 'The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family' in this brand new video by emerging director Tarun Thind.

Telemachus - The Sheltering Sky / The Light 12" [YNR]

Telemachus – The Sheltering Sky / The Light 12″ [YNR]

Telemachus is the alter-ego of London based producer Chemo, who has been steadily building a reputation as one of the UK's go-to producers. The Sheltering Sky is the second single taken from Telemachus' forthcoming debut LP In The Evening featuring vocals from Jehst. This is a brooding slice of cinematic Hip Hop, an epic soundtrack for Jehst's double-edged wordplay, taking the listener on a desert journey across foreign sands.

Jehst - The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family LP [YNR]

Jehst – The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family LP [YNR]

Any fan of UK hip Hop has been hearing about the brewing of this album for years now and it’s finally here! Well, almost.

I feel very privileged to have a very early press copy of this album and after hearing it, I couldn’t wait to let you all know how damn good it is. Yes, its true. This is the Jehst that we all know and love and he has managed to bring us a full length album of new tracks that hit all of the right buttons.

Jayger - Encrypted Scriptures LP [YNR]

Jayger – Encrypted Scriptures LP [YNR]

Every now and then something really fresh comes along, something that little bit different that makes it stand out from the crowd. Newcomer Jyager’s raps and Cee Why’s beats have that thing; ‘Encrypted Scriptures’ is a striking album. It’s still Hip Hop as we know it but, as you’d expect from YNR, it’s finely tuned and well polished and that’s what sets it apart.

Jayger - Eyes Open 12" [YNR]

Jayger – Eyes Open 12″ [YNR]

There must be no better way to begin a new year than with a massive posse cut. Jehst’s YNR label kick 2009 off in fine style with Jyager’s ‘Eyes Open’. The re-spit version is like a platter of what’s hopefully to come from the label this year. With 8 MCs jostling to ride a heavy beat mainly consisting of a fog horn and a lorry reversing this should crash into the scene with much devastation when it’s released in February.

Kashmere – The Jazz 7″ [Karamak / YNR]

Hip Hop has an odd relationship with Jazz. Many like to talk up the connections between them and some even see them as linear extensions of each other. But is this true? Sure, they have common ground but they also have much to tell them apart. In essence, Jazz is about flux, leading, following and exploration whereas the beauty of Hip Hop is in its simplicity, its repetition.



Asaviour is a unique proposition with a very identifiable and individual style. Having released classics on Low Life and YNR, he now has his own series of mixtapes being released on his own imprint - Saving Grace. Sam Bradshaw caught up with him to find out what has been going down with Asaviour...

Jehst Releases The Mengi Bus Mixtape

Jehst – The Mengi Bus Mixtape hosted by Sir Smurf Lil and mixed by DJ IQ CD [YNR]

Jehst's position as one of the most respected lyricists in the UK is more or less a given nowadays. His dense, intelligent rhymes take some getting into and his style is distinctive enough to divide opinion, but once you've break past the barrier and enter his world, the extent to which he dominates and defines a certain strain and style of UK Hip-Hop becomes both evident and wholly justifiable.


Jehst – Biography

Jehst is one of the UK’s leading Hip Hop artists. Growing up in both the South East and North West of England, the self-styled High Plains Drifter has a unique perspective on life in the UK. His music reflects this, which has earned him the respect of a loyal fan-base both sides of the North-South divide.

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