Underground veteran producer Lewi White just fropped his first single Young Guns on 360 Records and it features four of the UK's hottest music acts: Devlin, Ed Sheeran, Griminal and Yasmin. Having signed a publishing deal with Bucks Publishing in May 2011 Lewi White is kick-starting the Summer with a plethora of download releases.
Ohio's Copywrite drops this banger PYT with the UK's Loudmouth Melvin and Skillit as a pre-cursor to his new album God Save The King, due out late autumn on Man Bites Dog Records. The track produced by Kount Fif also features Jay Notes.
Hailing from the South of Norway an Oslo based veteran that goes by the name of Son of Light is re-stating his position as one of Norway's finest MC's. He's been in the game for fifteen years now, originally he was called N-Light-N and in 1997 released his debut (Norwegian Grammy nominated) album Deep Green.
After a long hiatus Dubbledge is back with this Chase And Status produced banger! Ok so you may have heard a Mr Tempah rip up the same riddim recently but the track was originally given to Dubbledge by the super producer duo. Rumour has it Chase And Status only produced a Hip Hop track to prove they could before they moved back to their more usual genres.
After years of establishing himself as one of leading producers in the UK hip hop scene, Beat Butcha has been working hard on solidifying his name in the US. Via a wide range of work producing for Sean Price, Tony Yayo, Danny Brown, Havoc of Mobb Deep, Mac Miller, Canibus, Souljah Boy, and many more.
Didn't have time to do it, but I just checked out DJ Woody's Technicolour Tape which he has made available for free download. Woody is the best DJ to never get the recognition he deserves. This mix starts out with an old electro feel with some nice 80's style rapping and then swifty moves though the genres to end up with a breakbeak mash up which was definitely well worth a listen.
There is a lot of good music dropping at the moment and this Biet Nun track is some of that good stuff. Featuring on the track is Sonny Jim who has droped a few bangers recently. Produced Wizard the track is mid tempo and opens with a nice lot of scratching by Jabba the Kut, before the single finger keyboard notes start and maniacly begin to overlap over a classicly simple equally single fingered slow bassline.
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In 2010 Rowdy T North London made industry headlines as his career pivoted with heavy exposure from relieving Yung Berg of his diamond batman chain. In the midst of controversy around the batman chain; early 2011 saw this talented UK producer-rapper stamp his presence on the urban music scene by releasing his mixtape The World Is Not Enough which was well received by all the prominent mixtape sites and blogs.
Lloyd Banks returns to drop another banger off the Hunger For More 2 album. This time its Home Sweet Home which features a dope middle verse from Pusha T. With this out of the way Lloyd Banks has now turned his attention to working on his follow up to Hunger For More 2 which should be hitting the streets before the end of the year.
Has-Lo's debut album In Case I Don't Make It began garnering attention imediately upon release. XXL Mag, The LA Weekly, eMusic Editor in Chief J. Edward Keyes, and Passion of the Weiss all selected the album as a standout. Though not your typical party and grab ass record, ICIDMI turned heads because of it's gritty take on a life far too many of us know, one lived at the breaking point.
As The European Survival Tour continues on, Seek finds himself in the studio with Lyon, France artist Don Smokilla. This multi-talented Hip Hop artist can rap in three different languages, English, French, and Madagascan. Here he shows off his skills with the latter. 'Where We From' is produced by Maescro. The video was also shot and edited by him. For more info check out the Seek's Fan Page, link is below.
Eso Tre and Subz are L.A. duo Substance Abuse. The former URB Next 100 picks dropped their debut Brand New Crime in 1998, following up with 2006's Overproof which featured Motion Man, Saafir and Rasco and received four-star marks from URB and Scratch. "We"re big fans of Tha Alkaholiks and have fond memories of going to the Coast II Coast release party back in the day, so working with Tash was a pretty surreal experience", says Eso.
Hailing from the gritty, poverty stricken streets of America's capitol, 24 year old Quisharn "Baby Sharn" Hamilton brings more than just talent to the hip hop game; she brings authenticity. In this captivating release titled Keep DC Alive, Baby Sharn paints a vivid picture of the unparalleled culture of Washington DC and its surrounding metropolitan areas.