Styxmen are a UK hip hop duo from Oxford, UK consisting of MC / producers Dead Ott and Prophit. Styxmen have been bubbling on the underground scene for the last few years with their unique brand of underground UK hip hop. Since 2012 saw the 'Styx & Bones' trilogy of releases, and 2013 saw Dead Ott go on the solo tip, Styxmen are back in 2014 with a brand new mixtape 'No Way Back' which will be dropping in March and features production from Dead Ott, Prophit, White Key Productions (Rotten Forest Records) and DJ Bosseye from DeadEye.
Croydon based rap outfit TPS Fam have steadily been etching their name into the tapestry of UK hip-hop over recent years. Their 2012 sophomore album The Big Q.P was widely well received, firmly cementing them as a stand-out talking point, amongst a modern industry that often seems somewhat hindered by an overabundance of emerging mediocrity.
I first heard the name Kid Tsunami when Pocho from Headbop Records linked me to the preview clip from his (then) forthcoming album The Chase. The production immediately caught my ear and I really wanted to hear the full versions of the tracks with this devastating line up including many of my favourite emcees. To say it sounded promising was an understatement. If names like Krs-One, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, AG, OC, J-Live, Pharoahe Monch (it just goes on and on...) don't grab your attention, well... I'm not sure you can be helped.
I'm very excited to say that ThisIsDA is finally here! Super Arkane is the debut album from up-and-coming Bristol rapper ThisisDA, produced entirely by Manchester's Mankub. Super Arkane is now available for free download. It's been great to see such anticipation brewing around this record and I promise it's been worth the wait. The record already has some great supporters in Blu, The Bullitts, Scroobius Pip and Anthony Fantano.
Drug Corpse sees IMS teaming up with new vocal collaborators such as; Cappo, Geebag, TPS FAM, More1, Cor Stadik, Deeflux and Efeks, as well as collaborations with long-time associates Joey Menza, Theme, Oliver Sudden and more. All chosen for their individuality style and incredible artistic abilities.