With over a dozen exclusives, Volume 4 of Certified Banger’s ‘On The Radar’ downloads proves that the series is going from strength to strength. Volume 4 features 20 tracks of strictly British Hip Hop from rappers and producers from around the Kingdom.
Couldn't agree more with Farma on this one - LOL is something I can actually say I've never typed, or even worse - said! People actually say it now, but they don't even say the acronym, they just say it as a word!
Tricksta's back with his third volume of 'The Digital Revolution'. This time it's hosted by the beast from the east, TB aka Tuberculosis and it features a whole host of Hip Hop from the UK streets. Manny Moscow, Skandal, LATE, Jay Full Stop V, Stylah, Yogi, Suparnovar, Wordsmith, Mr Drastick, Lowkey, London Zoo, S.A.S, Streetz, Kyza Smirnoff, The Last Skeptik, Show N Prove and Mr. Ti2bs all feature.
I can only apologise for not having written about this CD sooner, but since it's only £4.99 from Suspect Packages you might as well buy it without my say so - I'm sure you do anyway. The compilation is absolutely banging, straight fire and this collective has some of today's most talented artists repping for them.
Keep your peelers peeled for a project compiled by Jee4ce and brought to you in association with Certified Banger entitled 'Certified Celtic Connection'. Jee4ce has mustered his Celtic troops from Ireland, Scotland and Wales and put together yet another compilation of tracks repping the unsung areas of the UK.
I've been a fan of Mr. Scruff for as long as I can remember (a lie, but for as long as I've been really getting into music) and it was this album that started it all off. It's 10 years old now (hence the 10th Anniversary re-release) and it still sounds as good as it used to.
Panjabi MC was the first Asian artist to take Bhangra to the next level, thus gaining him an award at the World Music Festival in Monte Carlo. The success of Mundian To Bach Ke was taken to another level when Jay Z featured on the record and rapped two verses. This led to a white label craze and artists such as BabySham, Twista and Beanie Man all wanted to be a part of the Bhangra sound.
Currently one of the hardest working DJs and promoters the Spin Doctor has produced a fantastic mix to celebrate 4 years of his night the Doctors Orders. Below is the link to a zip file with an MP3 of the mix, some artwork and the traklisting. Remember to look out for the Doctors Orders nights throughout the month.
Read more: Doctors Orders - 4th Birthday Mix [Audio]
For four tracks of timely politics and street commentary download Terra Slim's From The City. Police tactics, Slavery, the BNP, Margaret Thatcher and an honest attitude to money are all discussed over some reggae-tinged beats.
Forget that giant ghettoblaster Leon Rhymes is stood with and tune into his new track with bandmate Source and DJ Redline. You may remember this guy from last year's Queens English album and now he's back with a strange (but good) reggae / dubstep / bassline house hybrid thing - Come Together.
Really, really feeling this! Nee-Hi is from Ipswich and he's on a real good time rap tip. I won't hold the fact that he wears skinny jeans against him - he's a big kicks head too and his music is as fresh as his style sounds. Well, I say fresh, it's like a salute to all his old school influences - probably what makes this so nice!
The ever busy Farma G has dropped a little free freestyle over a J Dilla beat: Take It Back Again. You can download it from his bandcamp page and bump it to your hearts content. If you didn't already get his It's A Funny Old Game mixtape from bandcamp, you should.
Basically a brand new track - It's Skeptik's new beat for the re-vocalled version of Vadim's 'Soldier' which was originally on a reggae vibe with a french guy and a russian guy rapping and singing respectively.