Kwaku Pen had been wanting to catch up with LyricL a pioneer of Spoken word, BEFFTA award winner and progressive performance poet with a multitude of talents that has been on his radar for a while. Now with her sophomore album just released now on Tokyo Dawn it was the right time to get to it. Read on to find out what LyricL had to say to Kwaku Pen...
Giallo Point is currently blazing a trail with his production and getting the recognition he deserves. Someone who has been in the heart of the UK scene for decades and seen a lot, his traditional approach and ear for dope sounds and drums is now being appreciated globally on more projects than you can shake a stick at. I was lucky to get this
Q and A from a man who is always working.
Frost Gamble is a producer hitting his prime. Gamble, immersed in all aspects of hip hop culture for the past 20 years, has a ton of experience and an impressive resume that includes working with Grammy-nominated artists. However his dedication to the most authentic rappers in the game has, until more recently, left him as a bit of an unknown prospect.
ZotheJerk is the future of Detroit hip hop. The underground rapper from the motor city has teamed up with Winnipeg-based independent producer,
Frost Gamble, to put together an exciting new album entitled 'Black
Beach'. The likes of Eminem and Big Sean have given Detroit an amazing reputation in the world of hip hop and ZotheJerk has only enhanced this with the help of Frost Gamble. Their album is set to release May 26th and it has the potential to take these two artists to the next level.
Not all veterans wore army fatigues and have tales of military tours to tell. Some earned their stripes in the trenches of Hip Hop's battlefields in the 90's by dropping lyrical bombs or nuclear beats on enemy lines. The struggle to become a decorated Hip Hopper was bloody. Many had their careers blown to smithereens by those with an arsenal more hefty than their own. Others became deserters, not having the stamina or skill to continue pushing the culture forward.
Most people would need to hold a séance to invoke the spirits of two of America's most notorious mobsters, but all rapper M.I. and producer DJ Cutt (collectively known as Constant Deviants) needed was some studio time.
Haka Beats is a producer from Ladbroke Grove in West London. He has recently dropped his
Man On The Moon EP and has secured spots from some of the dopest in the UK game. In order to find out more, Nikhil Sharma caught up with him to find out about his background, his new EP and ask about who he wants to work with. Read on for more.
If Horseshoe Gang were standing for election, their manifesto would be simple: make Hip Hop great again by keeping trap music out. Any floating voters would soon be won over after the gang play their trump card - new album Anti-Trap Music.
UK Hip Hop has lost one of its greats. On January 1, 2016, veteran DJ producer Mark B passed away. Most UK Hip Hop fans, casual or otherwise, will know Mark B best from The Unknown – a collaborative album with London MC Blade and an LP now widely regarded as a stone-cold classic way beyond UK shores.
New Jersey’s 050 Boyz, consisting of rappers Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK, have been making moves in New Jersey's underground scene over the past couple of decades, whether as solo artists or in local collaborations, making them undisputable veterans in the field of pure, authentic hip-hop.
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