Scribe Tribe are a four man Hip Hop outfit from Brighton, UK, consisting of Marz, Abi D, Kendal and Teej Adams. They have been pushing themselves hard over the past two years and are currently working on some new projects and material. They played alongside some big names last year including Wrecth32, Speech Debelle, Asian Dub Foundation, FlipTrix, Dirty Dyke, Jam Baxter, Phi Life Cypher, Afu Ra and many more...
Nathaniel Hamilton (Tru Lyrikks), is a 19 year old conscious emcee from Toronto, Canada. He's been rapping since the age of 9. His mum had all kinds of music out for him to listen to, and he's taken many different elements of each genre and incorporated them into his style. He feels he can honestly say that he represents hip hop to the fullest. He believes in spreading knowledge and always putting out a deep message. Tru Lyrikks reached out to us and after we listened to his song "Freeverse", we enjoyed it because its real, pure hip hop.
Luton producer and recording artist '5n6' has just freshly released his debut solo music video for the track 'Walk With Me'. The track features fellow Luton rapper and second cousin of 5n6: 'Lil Pobidansta' on the second verse. The track is a quality self produced track and is heavy with 808's and classic violins setting the mood. The music video was also directed and edited by 5n6 with assistance from a local student for most of the camera operation.
After a year in the engine room writing, tightening and perfecting their debut album Shame The Devil, Caxton Press have chosen to ignore the status quo and current themes in rap music to bring it back to the pavement in its purest form. Three rappers Manage, Kingpin, eMCee Killa, Singer / Rapper Amy True, producer Profound and live show DJ Snuff, have merged their talents to give you Caxton Press.
Linked this a couple of days ago over on the Youtube channel, but as I thought about it more I had to give it more exposue here. This is pure fire as Braydz spits some seriously fast and hard to deliver lyrics in such a ferocious manner it is hard to deny the all consuming intensity of this performance. No moving pictures are available for this, but the audio is powerful enough.
Kilburn's Jamieson, now based in the South Bronx, NYC, follows up his tribute to his hometown London Freestyle with the new single and video Ways To Get Ahead. Taken from the final instalment of his mixtape trilogy I Came I Saw, the track chronicles the journey he's taken from his days as part of UK hip hop duo Twisted Thoughts with K.I.L.L.A.G.R.A.M. to his move over to the States and the work he's been putting in since arriving there in 2007.
Mr Pen and Diamond Dave, a coupla B-Town lushes got down on Afro-Disiac radio on the evening of Tuesday 7th February. It was UK special featuring a great selection of tunes provided by J Speed with plenty of freestyling from the aforementioned Mr Pen and Diamond Dave. I got notified of ths late and didn't get the time to let everyone know, but luckily it was recorded and is now available online below.
As a follow up and to promote their debut mixtape UK Runnings Presents: Urban Poetry Vol 1, we see the release of a fresh new music video to provide a smooth visual to the laid back track Cosmic Thieves. This music video sees the two talented emcees who make up Collective Undergroud working together with their good friends at Sick Guy Films to release a music video that is a little different to the hood videos the two have featured in previously as solo artists.
Braydz is an MC, lyricist and producer (aka Iron Chrome). Reppin Harlesden, North Weezie,LDN, Braydz learnt to produce on an MPC by the legendary RZA. He's already collaborated and performed with many of his influences including M1 of Dead Prez, Public Enemy, Saigon, Immortal Technique, DJ Premier, Sean Price and the RZA.
New York's Double A.B. spent some time living in north London's Tottenham. As the news of the much publicized London riots of August 2011 spread globally, Double A.B. wrote the track London Calling reflecting on what he could see happening in his old neighbourhood. He got together with his old associate and fellow New Yorker Dub Sonata who produced the Clash sampled beat and then approached the UK's highly rated MC Iron Braydz to feature.
New act Audit has dropped his first video for his easy going and laid back track Move Fast. The track is produced by Mr. Brown and is the first track to drop from Audit's forthcoming long player 'Auditory'. The night time video was shot and directed on a zero budget by Matt Drane at Dephect Ltd.
As the third night of riots kick off in numerous parts of London, Tottenham exclie Rowdy T drops his take on what is going on. Whilst people in suits condem the actions and brand the rioters as criminals hear the voice of a disposessed youth and understand how this can happen when it is apparent that they feel they have no stake in society and the police can act with impunity.
Sir Tomz continues his onslaught on the UK homegrown Hip-Hop scene with this superb new promotional video featuring label mate and talented songstress Nih illi. The Struggle is a lyrically deep track over Three Six Mafia's Dirty South anthem Late Nite Tip Remix. It sees Tomz touch on subjects that others might be scared to touch on and is a little bit of a wake up call for those living in silence.