Long time collaborator of J Dilla and Big Proof releases debut album on TRES Records. It feels wrong, though, to call this a 'debut' record because it doesn't sound like a first-try. Official debut, or not, House Shoes is not new. He released the now treasure-hunted Jay Dee 'Unreleased EP' (1996), and Phat Kat's classic 'Dedication to the Suckers' (1999) on his own imprint. He's produced for the late Big Proof (D12), J Dilla, Elzhi, and Danny Brown. He's DJ'ed for Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Mayer Hawthorne, Slum Village, and too many more to list.
The term 'old school' gets bandied about a lot in hip-hop circles, but Joe Blow's approach to the game is the genuine article. A focussed motivated attitude and a need to always be progressing has allowed this seasoned veteran to effortlessly spray and hone his talents across many genres of underground music. Despite his youthful appearance and energetic live show, Joe is old enough to have picked up some of those classic 1980s hip-hop LPs the first time around. These critical purchases etched themselves in Joe's psyche and by the early 90s Joe was picking up the mic himself.
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.
South East London recording artist Multiple Skillz impressed the Hip-Hop industry recently with his superb "Epiphany Of Greatness" hosted by DJ Cage. With a bunch of superb reviews and feedback from his last release under his belt, he now drops 'Chocolate And Coffee' his brand new twenty one track release. Multiple Skillz is 'Multiply Skilled' and is a rapper, a songwriter, a producer, an engineer and even a DJ!
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.