John Brown, a.k.a. the King of da ‘Burbz, has been described as one of the most controversial figures in hip-hop at this point in time. He was propelled to national notoriety in the USA as a finalist on “Ego Trip’s (White) Rapper Show” on VH1. On the show Brown was best known for relentlessly marketing his company “Ghetto Revival” and one of their catchphrases - “Hallelujah Holla Back”.
We previously brought you Bullet aka Genius Jenkins' Hero freestyle. He is an accomplished battle rapper who has won many of his bouts. Continuing to get his name out there we are now able to bring you his latest freestyle - Spazz.
Hundred Proof Music was established in Philly underground three years ago with influences including DJ Premier, The RZA, and The Beatnuts. They're forcefully continuing to prove themselves as one of the best production suits to come out of Philly, or 21st Century Philly full stop.
Canada's hardest working DJ - DJ Denox from Montreal has been busy recently. He recently dropped mixtapes with HHNLive.com and Wordsmith's The Mid-Year Review Mixtape and his most recently released tracks include collaborations with Trick Trick and Labba. He also has upcoming releases that’ll drop in weeks to come with SoulStice, Billy Danze, Scape and Chaundon etc.
Once we were put on to Real Life we had to hear more. This artist has an authentic sound that is classic Hip Hop. Even though he is from the South he has a funky sound derived from samples and drops his rhymes in a clear and concise manner. I felt there was a touch of Mad Skillz about him, but he is his own man and is able to rap on a variety of deep topics.
Marcas Harris also known as "Bullet aka Genius Jenkins" is a battle rapper who who has won over forty battles. Apparently he is called Bullet because of the shape of his head! He's from Chicago 's Southside and his ability to assemble hit records without dumbing down has propelled him to secure spots on national hip hop websites and hip hop DVD collections.
Hip hop remains alive and growing every step of the way. Almost September, undoubtedly the hottest trio to bounce out of the states since back in the day have elevated the floor of hip hop yet again. Their knowledge and experience in hip hop makes it hardly surprising to see them throwing down some of the hottest beats you’ll hear coming out of your speakers this summer, and probably past September too.
E4.com has just re-launched and has some great videos up there and we have a couple of them here for you. First up there is a great interview with Norwegian Lasse Gjertsen who has rapidly become a Youtube superstar.
Next up from our E4.com re-launch we have Beardyman and Klumzy Tung. Beardyman (real name Darren Foreman) is a former UK Beatbox champion 2006. Together with is partner in crime they apparently didn't need much cajoling to dress up as traffic wardens and verbally assault the British public.
The Single "Dropkicked" features La Coka Nostra member and star of movie "Gone Baby Gone", Boston's own Slaine and is produced by New Jersey producer Mr. Green. The video of the eagerly anticipated collaboration is already a youtube.com favorite, having secured over 7,000 views on popular video hosting site in only three days with minimal promotion.
Here is your chance to check out the video for 3Face's banging debut single Different World on Gold Seal Records. Set in the city of London it is a well shot and well composed video that looks slick as it shows 3Face's daily struggle in what he feels is an alien world.
The U.K. has produced some amazing talent over the last year within the Hip Hop world and of those individuals is Charlie Sloth. Hailing from Central London and recently making major moves within the music world starting with the tremendous Can't Forget About UK and its associated video.
This is the video for the remix of 3Face's debut single and quite a remix it is too. The vibe is totally re-geared as the tempo is raised several notches to accomodate the styles of the fantastic guest MC's he has lined up to drop on the track. The likes of Wretch 32, Nasty Jack, Nolay and Tinchy Stryder join 3Face to display some great flows for this banger.
Atmosphere are bringing out a new TV Show, well YouTube Show, called Paint It Gold. In the coming weeks, rapper Slug and producer Ant will be answering your questions on each episode, with the best question of each week bringing the winner a free copy of the new album When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold when it's released on April 21st. Let Slug tell you more: