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Kingpin - BiographyKingpin is an established Hip Hop artist and newly emerging filmmaker (writer / director) based in London. Those familiar to his work know him for his thought provoking social content, explosive rhythmical flow and delivery, high energy stage presence and continual contribution within the Hip Hop scene.

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.

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.

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…

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.

QELDSince hearing their song '28 Draws Later' last year, I've been keen to know more about Bristolian left-wing Hip-Hoppers Bob Savage and Jenre of QELD. I got the opportunity to speak with them recently about their politics and music ahead of their gig at the 0161 (anti-fascist) festival in Manchester, and they had plenty of interesting things to say...

Verbal Skillz - BiographyVerbal Skillz is a old school UK emcee from just outside Guildford in Surrey. He started making music in 2012 with good friend and scratch DJ / Producer DJ Stix. After being a massive fan of real hip hop from his early teens, he was inspired by rap greats like Rakim, Cool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Gangstarr, Masta Ace, KRS one, Marley Marl, Pete Rock, Nas, Wu-Tang and many other giants from the late 80s early 90s, and he decided to start writing his own bars.

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Ty - Kick Snare And An Idea Part 2 12

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Aaron James Cashell

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Verbal Contact - Literary Vices

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Terminator Salvation

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2 Many DJ's And Foals Will Play FIB Heinieken Festival 09

The FIB Heineken festival just keeps on getting better and better... Selecting only the very best ba [ ... ]

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