Calibrated Entertainment and IPF, the promoters of Battle Scars Lyrical Combat (now in it's 11 year), have joined forces again to bring you Rattle Scars the under 18's concious and positive lyrical MC and vocal competition. Produced, promoted and managed by by young people from the ages of 13-20 years old.
In hip-hop chronological order Bonafide Mag speaks to the Godfather of it all, Grandmaster Flash, profile EPMD, get crazy with ‘the lazy hustler’ and fourth Beastie Boy, Ricky Powell. Still in NYC, they speak to a leading voice for alternative hip-hop, EL-P and from the West Coast the mag catches up with Beat Junkie and J Rocc. In a ram packed issue there is also an article profiling graffiti (fine) artist Jose Parla.
This is a rare live London date for this Hip-Pop superstar. Mean Fiddler is putting on an exclusive London gig featuring a performance from super producer and member of one of the biggest rap groups of all time. Big Boi transformed into his more mature self, Sir Luscious Left Foot, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2007 and began recording his first stand alone solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty.
Its just been announced that Rodney P has signed with the Tru Thoughts label. Since his days in the seminal UK hip hop group London Posse, Rodney P has been widely regarded as the Godfather of British hip hop. He has inspired a whole generation of British emcees and producers by being the first to rap in his authentic London accent. He has helped to produce a homegrown hip hop / reggae vibe that is distinctly rooted in the UK.
The renownd MC Competition and party night End Of The Weak returns for heat 4 which takes place in the quirky Passing Clouds members club in Dalston. The night has a fantastic line up so make sure you attend. Artists performing on the night include: Blak Twang, 2000 Fast Women, The Stepsons, Granville Sessions, DJ Snuff and MC Honey Brown, Stig Of The Dump, Jack Flash, Virgo Villian, Baby Blu and Peaches.
Here's one you've all been waiting for!! One of the best UK artists around is about to release a shiny new album and there's party to celebrate its release. A party that all UK hip hop fans should be attending.
Jehst 'The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family' Album Launch
The human beatbox championships is back for 2011 and the Midlands heat is set to go off. Dealmaker and Humanbeatbox.com have come together to present the 2011 Human Beatbox Championships Midlands Heat which takes place on Friday the 6th May 6th and it all takes place at The Rescue Rooms. Doors are open between 8pm and 1am.
The wait is over, again: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, the Beastie Boys' long anticipated eighth album, will be released on the 2nd May. The album features guests Nas and Santigold. The album's lead single Make Some Noise is out now.
Upcoming Internet sensation Milly’s World has now partnered with The Monarch Camden for the latest ‘Milly’s World’ music showcase. Presenter Milly Allen who is the founder and spirit of Milly’s World has already pulled together previous successful shows which have proudly been described as the ‘antidote to The X Factor’, also receiving an extensive following commencing the first shows at the prestigious Proud Camden.
Hotly tipped Rizzle Kicks are set to perform at May’s instalment of Supa Dupa Fly. Signed to Island records, the Rizzle Kicks sound incorporatates the fun elements of the old school hip-hop era circa 1988-92! They put on an awesome live show, and are one of our favorite new bands in the UK - bold statement but true.
After the release of The Experience album by Diversidad, the group of famous European hip hop artists, an International Remix Contest organized for producers across Europe is to be launched on April 13th. The Experience Album’s tracks were produced by Spike Miller (France), Cookin Soul (Spain), Eversor (Greece) and C.H.I (Luxembourg). Now it is up to the European beat-makers to create their own remix and show their skills to the international community of the Diversidad fans.
Following his debut UK shows and release of album Radioactive last year, Yelawolf has announced a full tour for May including a show at London's Electric Ballroom. Radioactive is Yelawolf's opportunity to open up and share some of the non-musical experiences that have made him the man and artist he is today. For as volatile as it sounds, the actual dictionary term for 'radioactive' leaves a lot to the imagination. But just as he does with every word he spits, Ghet-O-Vision / Shady recording artist Yelawolf gives it new life and meaning. Making it a fitting title for his official debut album.
The latest signing to Eminem's Shady Records label, Yelawolf will play his debut UK shows in Manchester and London this June. At the start of his career he competed on the 2005 reality series The Road to Stardom which also featured Missy Elliott. Yelawolf first signed to a major label when he inked a deal with Columbia Records in 2007, but was he was unfortunately released from the label the same year.
Pharoahe Monch returns to the UK for a one off concert at the Scala. Originally with Organized Konfusion he then joined Rawkus Records and had a worldwide smash with "Simon Says". His latest album "W.A.R." features Jill Scott, Citizen Cope, Immortal Technique and more.
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