Tenchoo - Crojo Exclusive 12" [Haji's Yard / First Son Records]Since taking a step away from the battling spotlight after an impressive 7-0 run in Don't Flop and netting £5000 in Jump Off's 2012 tournament with relative ease - Hampshire based London import Tenchoo has steadily increased his presence on the UK hip-hop scene. Since dropping his highly anticipated debut album Scary Movie in 2011, the MC has been hard at work, appearing on tracks with a who's who of British artists, and supporting artists like Pharoahe Monch across the UK.

Stutter Jack aka Conscious Route - Stutter Jack EP [True Hold Records]'Stutter Jack' is the rejected alter-ego of rapper, Conscious Route. This stuttering, straight-talking rhymer brings a mix of cheek and fluid flows over reggae influenced Hip Hop, Dubstep, and alternative live production. Stutter Jack, aka Conscious Route, aka Mosman, aka Mossman Skank, has been in and around UK hip hop for over a decade, starting out based near London as an original member of the outfit Fugazirum.

Dirtz of N2P - Hunger Pains LP [Nothink 2 Prove]Hot on the heels of N2P's well respected release 'The Mission', Dirtz drops this brand new album which once again concretes N2P's place in the UK urban music market. Hailing from the country's second city, Birmingham, Nothink 2 Prove is an independent label that is about releasing quality, uplifting and positive music. After a string of solid live shows and appearances on leading UK urban channels such as P110, Word On Road and UK Overstood, the future is set.

Blabz - One Side To Every Story LP [Noble Throne Media]Twenty-six year old Derby born emcee Blabz first stepped out on the UK scene known for freestyling in various ciphers, studio’s or anywhere that he could be heard. Formerly known as Blabba T or The Blabba Tongue, Blabz was inspired by the likes of Pharaoh Monch, Big Pun, Wu-Tang and Eminem, amongst others before picking up an album by Jehst around six years ago and becoming more aware of the wave of talent happening on these shores.

Ragga Twins - Trippin' And Bunnin' MP3 [Fatback Records]Fresh from the Skrillex release "Raggabomb" the Twins are back. This latest track Trippin' And Bunnin' has the balance of serious vocal delivery and fresh production from The Fat Controllers. The Ragga Twins, Trevor, aka Flinty Badman, and David, aka Deman Rocker are back for sure and with brand new material are set to set ears alight. Combining their vast experience and inspirations which keep them on the cutting edge of music the Ragga Twins continue to represent a classic formula.

ThisIsDa - I Know, You Know MP3 [Indie]I Know, You Know is the new single from Bristol up-and-comer ThisisDA. It's been a while since ThisisDA dropped a new track, but this one definitely makes up for the absence. Check him out trading bars with Columbian rapper, Juan Pablo Giraldo, over production by Evil Needle and Freddie Joachim. ThisisDa continues pursuing new territory with his single releases, demonstrating his impressive versatility. The track is minimalistic and kinda skippy withh abstract flows.

Brother Beatbox - Vol. III LP [De Facto Entertainmnet]The next release from De Facto Entertainment is courtesy of Brother Beatbox with his new album entitled 'Vol. III'. Brother Beatbox from the group Natural Selection takes another dip into his extensive vault of Hip Hop treasures and this release promises to carry on the success from which Vol. II and Transmissions left off demonstrating the soulful genius that is Brother Beatbox.

Ceiling Demons - Amputated Spirit MP3 [Indie]So far 2014 has been a superb year for Yorkshire's alternative hip hop dwellers - the Ceiling Demons. Since identical twin brother MCs Psy Ceiling and Dan Demon, along with producer Beat Demon released their acclaimed debut album 'Dual Sides', they have supported the phenomenal Young Fathers (Anticon / Big Dada) in the UK stretch of their world tour, been heralded by alternative hip hop legends Arrested Development, picked up and played on XFM by Scroobius Pip and have recently supported the mighty De La Soul on their 25 year anniversary tour of cult classic '3 Feet High & Rising' at York's YO1 Festival.

Habitat And DJ Severe - Valhalla Rhyming MP3 [Boom Bap Professionals]BBP have just dropped the debut single and associated video for 'Valhalla Rhyming', track put together by Habitat and DJ Severe. The track is taken from the forthcoming album 'Empire Building' which is due to drop on June 12th. This is a heavy-hitting, boom bap banger from the Heavy Links MC! The single features a remix from Remulak and bonus non-album cut 'Darkseid'.

Princess Nyah - Champion 12" [Royletease Records]A nice follow on from a very honest Heartbeat, Champion screams evolution of our underground Princess. Nyah demonstrates that she is independent, tenacious and is back with a track to be reckoned with! Not the first time Princess has taken her music from London to Ibiza, she proudly reintroduces herself to the music scene with her new single.

Genesis Elijah, Kyza Smirnoff, Iron Braydz and Mr Ti2bs to mention a few and is evidence, following on from #BWM1 and the underground classic Mixtape 'Beast from the East', T.Bear a.k.a TuberculosisBear With Me 2: Bear Sophisticated is the second instalment of T.Bear's, aka TB Tuberculosis', #BWM mixtape series. The release showcases the influence Tupac Amaru Shakur had on a worldwide generation of artists. Unwilling to copy or add to the many run of the mill versions of the late, great, Tupac's music, T.Bear has reworked and revisited the essence of originality and honesty in his favourite Tupac songs and re-expressed themes and feelings relevant to himself and the modern economical and societal conditions that affect those that dwell in the inner-city.

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.

Kash Choudhary - P.A.K.I MP3 [Indie]Are there are any social settings / contexts where it is acceptable to use the word "PAKI"? Is it a credible argument to say the term of abuse should be reclaimed by British-Asians from the racists? These were points I was debating recently with some friends of mine about the "P" word, shortly before I came across this song from Kash "The B.A.D." Chaudhary.

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