Kilburn's Jamieson, now based in the South Bronx, NYC, follows up his tribute to his hometown London Freestyle with the new single and video Ways To Get Ahead. Taken from the final instalment of his mixtape trilogy I Came I Saw, the track chronicles the journey he's taken from his days as part of UK hip hop duo Twisted Thoughts with K.I.L.L.A.G.R.A.M. to his move over to the States and the work he's been putting in since arriving there in 2007.
Mr Pen and Diamond Dave, a coupla B-Town lushes got down on Afro-Disiac radio on the evening of Tuesday 7th February. It was UK special featuring a great selection of tunes provided by J Speed with plenty of freestyling from the aforementioned Mr Pen and Diamond Dave. I got notified of ths late and didn't get the time to let everyone know, but luckily it was recorded and is now available online below.
Off Awkword's DJBooth.net-sponsored 100% for-charity global Hip Hop project World View, produced by Ohio's Vice Souletric, and fittingly featuring KRS-One, the legendary Bronx emcee behind the Stop The Violence movement, Chicago's iconic rapper / producer Dug Infinite and fellow Jewish emcee / activist Brimstone127 of Miami.
As a follow up and to promote their debut mixtape UK Runnings Presents: Urban Poetry Vol 1, we see the release of a fresh new music video to provide a smooth visual to the laid back track Cosmic Thieves. This music video sees the two talented emcees who make up Collective Undergroud working together with their good friends at Sick Guy Films to release a music video that is a little different to the hood videos the two have featured in previously as solo artists.
Sterotype is back with a great sounding re-fix of the classic London Posse Gangster Chronicles. The original is undoubtedly a virtually untouchable masterpiece, but people have been and re-touched this with the aim of udating and improving it. Not always successful this a very had task to set ones-self.
Braydz is an MC, lyricist and producer (aka Iron Chrome). Reppin Harlesden, North Weezie,LDN, Braydz learnt to produce on an MPC by the legendary RZA. He's already collaborated and performed with many of his influences including M1 of Dead Prez, Public Enemy, Saigon, Immortal Technique, DJ Premier, Sean Price and the RZA.
Tricksta is back with another free download mixtape to do what he does best. promote the realness from the UK scene and that he does well on this brand new mixtape sponsored by Sturban Clothing. Featuring twenty-five tracks this is a collection of cutting edge Hip-Hop is mixed and hosted by Tricksta, the UK mixtape deejay and producer destined for big things as he preps the release of his forthcoming album 'Out Of Darkness Cometh Light'.
Hypomanic is back, with a brand new beat to bring in the New Year. The fourth helping from producer Miss Tofelees is a real gem; classy brass sections punch through the bass and the soulful vocals giving this beat a timeless feel. But dont just take our word for it:
This is the first free download mixtape from leading reality rap website http://www.StraightRealism.com and what a banger it is too! Here we get a twenty track mix of independent Hip-Hop from all over the USA as well as three previously unleashed tracks from the host Late. This is a must for any Hip-Hop as all styles are covered as well as including some rare and unheard material. Make sure you grab this now!
New York's Double A.B. spent some time living in north London's Tottenham. As the news of the much publicized London riots of August 2011 spread globally, Double A.B. wrote the track London Calling reflecting on what he could see happening in his old neighbourhood. He got together with his old associate and fellow New Yorker Dub Sonata who produced the Clash sampled beat and then approached the UK's highly rated MC Iron Braydz to feature.
As the mayhem in London continues, we share this Funky DL track "Whatever Happend To?". Obviously the solution is bigger than music but we also all know how influencial music can be and the message in this song "may" just touch someone...
New act Audit has dropped his first video for his easy going and laid back track Move Fast. The track is produced by Mr. Brown and is the first track to drop from Audit's forthcoming long player 'Auditory'. The night time video was shot and directed on a zero budget by Matt Drane at Dephect Ltd.
As the third night of riots kick off in numerous parts of London, Tottenham exclie Rowdy T drops his take on what is going on. Whilst people in suits condem the actions and brand the rioters as criminals hear the voice of a disposessed youth and understand how this can happen when it is apparent that they feel they have no stake in society and the police can act with impunity.
Sir Tomz continues his onslaught on the UK homegrown Hip-Hop scene with this superb new promotional video featuring label mate and talented songstress Nih illi. The Struggle is a lyrically deep track over Three Six Mafia's Dirty South anthem Late Nite Tip Remix. It sees Tomz touch on subjects that others might be scared to touch on and is a little bit of a wake up call for those living in silence.