Our man Nikhil Sharma got to talk to the Grasscut crew who are signed to Ninja Tune. Find out what they had to say when questioned about their influences, their debut album, performing live and award nominations.
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The New Boyz are a young duo from the West Coast, now hailing from Victorville who have made a ripple with their You A Jerk single. Danielle caught up with them to find out about their background, influences and what Jerking is. Read on to find out more.
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We only just spoke with Swazy Styles, but with his LP Hustle Life about to drop we got a few more words and an update from South Florida. Check out what he had to say to our Hip Hop Informant Nikhil Sharma.
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We caught up with Rasheeda at the beginning of '08 when she was riding the My Bubble Gum and Type of Gurl tracks. Now she is back with Certified Hot Chick LP and Boss Chick single and Danielle managed to get a few more words with her.
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I caught up with Vice of Street Soul Productions to talk about his diverse talents from emceeing, production, event promotion and the world of hip-hop in general. He’s a humble cat who deserves some exposure for the work he’s been putting in, so make sure you check him out on myspace and grab his CD 'Con-x-ions' when it drops…
With a 20 year career and a slew of revered LP’s under his belt, Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal has soldered his honeyed timbre to Hip Hop’s very DNA. While his partnership with Premier still remains the template for rap authenticity, his Jazzmatazz outfit continues to turn up genre bending surprises.
Not content with a bitchy and perpetually disgruntled UK scene, Nottingham based producer Endemic has followed Lewis Parker’s example; ferrying his wears across the Atlantic to a sunny New York reception. It’s not surprising, considering his beats sound like unearthed backdrops from a lost Wu-Tang solo LP served with a 9th Wonder finish.
Antagonist is a West coast artist with an East coast background who is now going international with his collaboration with DJ Ames. He has big plans for world domination and has five releases so far in 2009, with a further five planned! Check out what he had to say to Alex Humphrey.
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Sadat X is one of Hip Hop’s legends. He was part of the revered Brand Nubian group alongside Grand Puba and Lord Jamar. He is now back on the scene after a hiatus, so check out what he had to say when Alex Humphrey caught up with him for a few words.
Noe is possibly one of the biggest unsigned acts out there right now. His Byrdgang are riding high with their debut LP and his links with Jim Jones are proving to pay dividends right now. Check out what he had to say about his background as well as his plans for the future and even about his ghost-writing when he recently spoke to Danielle.
If there’s one person making beats over here that you need to know about it’s Beat Butcha. This man is on fire, cranking out a seemingly endless series of ill beats with styles varying between jazzy R&B joints with D.ablo to electronic grimyness with artists like Ghetto (check ‘So Damn Dedicated’).
With an agenda like few others, West Yorkshire based UK Hip Hoppers Knew Jeru'slum bring it hardcore on their new single 'Non-Apologetix'. The boys answered a few of my burning questions about their music and their faith:
Swazy Styles is a New York artist who after 10 years in the game is now based in Florida. Lady Jay UK caught up with him to find out what he is up to, his new LP Hustle Life and what his plans are for the future.