A vertitable flotilla of UK Hip Hop music gratuit today. first off is Stylah's 'The Warning' which is truly hosted by ex-gangster type Dave Courtney who drops Cockney quotables throughout. There are plenty of full quality tracks to be had here with production from Styalz Fuego, Sivey and DJ Mentat and guest verses from Bashy, Mike GLC, Smiler, Sincere, Mims and Deadly Hunta. Check out James Bond, Craziest Remix and Hard Way for some absolute quality on varying topics. Download The Warning now.
The third in the series of free to download compilations compiled by Certified Banger. What more is there to say? Well actually, loads. Representing the UK and 100% supported by all artists involved OTR Vol. 3 is 21 tracks deep and features bare exclusives.
This is the powerful opening track by Yaeo from the forthcoming Dee Jay TOMAHAWK presents YAEO mixalbum entitled '2000 & MYNE' which will be dropping soon. Undoubtedly this track will become known as the 'Farma. G cus track' and will probably be one of the biggest talking points in the UK hip hop scene this year.
Certified Banger, a blog (almost) dedicated to the art of Hip Hop in the UK proudly presents this 21 track compilation of some up-and-coming artists and their music. Taking in many different angles of UK Hip Hop 'On The Radar' attempts to bring some new music to your ears, all for the princely sum of nothing.
It's here! The second installment! 20 tracks of UK Hip Hop for your lug'oles. Check back daliy for updates on more music from the artists involved. Be sure to check myspaces, leave comments for me and them - all feedback is welcome. The second installment in the series (Vol. 3 will be hot on its heels) continues the quest to expose UK Hip Hop artists, potentially, to people all over this green planet.
This is an official remix of Mongrel's new single by producer Styalz Fuego, part of new Melbourne act '96 Bulls. Hit From The Morning Sun is the new single from UK 'supergroup' Mongrel (made up of members of Arctic Monkeys / Babyshambles / Reverend And The Makers and Lowkey) whose album Better Than Heavy will be released shortly.
Back with another exclusive from one of the hardest working independent artists in Hip Hop, Wordsmith called "Senor Wordsmith" produced by Nu Revolution producer Strada. This is the lead leak from his upcoming mixtape "The 2008 Resolution & Re-Cap" out Mid-December.
As our American breadbins start preparing for Spring Break, one of our favourite producers from Canada - DJ Denox has dropped off this little blighter in advance of the official release. As ever Denox has done a right job behind the boards and produced another party vibed track.
How cold is it outside right now? I am sure it is not as cold as the mix featuring Joker Starr amongst others titled Pimp My Mix, which is free might I add. An intelligent mix by DJ IQ aka May The Force Be With You aka DMC Champ 2003 for your listening enjoyment and pleasure. Its an eclectic mix for an ecletics fix for pimps, tricks and hoes who all got one thing in common, the love for the music.
"Israel is an illegal entity". The words of a passionate peaceful protestor introducing one of my favourite pro Palestine tracks released so far. This track is complete with the free free Palestine chants which were chanted at the hundreds, perhaps thousands of recent demonstrations throughout the world.
Producer Juliano 'Recordkingz' Creator dropped his first album under the name The Creators - 'The Weight' back in 2000. Now the long-awaited sequel 'Heavyweight' has finally arrived, boasting artists such as Little Brother, Guilty Simpson, The Beatnuts, Joell Ortiz and Evidence (of Dilated Peoples).
"I see a genocide right before my eyes - it's the holocaust of today". Remember when you used to listen to a hip hop track... and then listen again and again and again? Just to get a whole new take on the lines? Seems as though the majority of those carrying such a challenged these day are the rappers who are poets, or poets who are rappers. Because when they don't recognise rap is poetry, they don't honour the language with eloquence.
Lowkey and Quincey Tones team up again for the anthemic Tell Me Why. Addressing everything from 9/11 and Myspace to YouTube, Rupert Murdoch and Big Brother; Lowkey tears a hole in the infectiously catchy production making for one of the best Hip Hop tracks of 09 so far.
The UK's own Krazed The Palestinian has somehow enveloped and artistified the collective spirits of the millions marching to the streets every day all over the world in response to the too long lived illegal occupation of Palestine.