LyriclKwaku 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 PointGiallo 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.

A Rising Star In The North - Get To Know Super Producer Frost GambleFrost 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.

ZoThe JerkZotheJerk 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.

Haka BeatsHaka 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.

050 BoyzNew 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.

Constant DeviantsThere's truly few artists out there who possess the formidability to see their careers survive through the unpredictability of the past fifteen years in the music industry, however Constant Deviants are a prime example of what real dexterity and determination can achieve. The New Jersey and Baltimore hip-hop duo of lyricist M.I. and producer DJ Cutt are ready to drop what is their fourth album in five years, with the release of 'Avant Garde' on May 12th 2015.

Buggs Tha RockaIt certainly takes something special to pave a path to success in the current hip-hop climate. Cincinnati's Buggs Tha Rocka had an early ambition to take his music in the same direction as hip-hop legends Q-Tip and Biggie. Beginning with the release of his first mixtape 'Hip Hop Supa Hero' hosted by Mick Boogie in 2009, Buggs caught the attention of locally established artists Donte (MOOD) and Hi Tek (Reflection Eternal) who recognised his potential and helped with Buggs' gradual progression into the hip-hop industry.

Jazz SpastiksThe Jazz Spastiks, The Jazz Spastiks! Yes I said it twice for a reason. As soon as I heard their music I knew they were geniuses and wanted to know more about this mysterious outfit and what’s going on generally. They told me stuff, here are my findings…

Charlie SlumOur man, the Hip Hop Informant caught up with Charlie Slum and found out about his background, influences and got his views on some of the most pressing topics of our time including talking on the current state of Hip Hop, Pittsburgh and the happenings in Ferguson. Read on to find out more.

Kid VishisReleasing his debut album "Timing Is Everything" on 22nd July, Kid Vishis has emerged as one of Detroit's most talented lyricists over the past ten years. While still at school, his skills were honed during the "family freestyle basement sessions" with his elder brother Royce da 5 9, before touring initially as the Slaughterhouse veteran's hypeman. Over time, these shows saw him perform his own freestyle slots to sell out crowds nationwide, sharing bills with the likes of Rakim and Slick Rick, Ghostface and many more.

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Klashnekoff Performance At The Gramophone Bar 29th...
Klashnekoff Performance At The Gramophone Bar 29th November

The Gramaphone Bar was nearly at full capacity when Stylah and fellow Poisonous Poets, Tony D and Re [ ... ]

Poisoned Pen - Awful Truth EP [Dark Matter Ents]
Poisoned Pen - Awful Truth EP [Dark Matter Ents]

The South coast’s Mr Pen keeps on banging out the releases, yet I don’t hear his name me [ ... ]

The Boom Bap - 21st July Hoxton
The Boom Bap - 21st July Hoxton

The Boom Bap! is an alternative hip-hop night in East London that blurs the boundaries between audie [ ... ]

Tinchy Strider - Ghetto Superstar
Tinchy Strider - Ghetto Superstar

Prince of Grime Tinchy Strider is working on his new full-length LP 'Star In The Hood'. Slated for r [ ... ]

Copywrite - Biography
Copywrite - Biography

Copywrite is often regarded as one of the most dynamic lyricists on the underground scene. Smotherin [ ... ]

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