Here is the provisionl line up and times for the Hockley Hustle Hip Hop room hosted by Ohmygosh Records for Oxjam on the 29th October 2006.
This is a short but sweet release from Baby J, done as a taster for his album “Baby J Presents… F.T.P”, featuring soulful singer Mpho Skeef and Mr Top Shotta himself Skinnyman. To be honest, although Baby J is obviously talented and his production skills second to none, I feel that this is one of his weaker releases as it seems that this single is attempting to please the commercial crowd.
A pure party track, featuring a double bass driven beat, interspersed with some tasty guitar licks and hammond stabs, this Blackbeard Remix has Skinnyman on top of his rhyming game, delivering witty yet sharp lyrics about going out, getting drunk, brawlin’ and getting the girls. Not much else needs to be said about this single, it does exactly what it says on the label.
Years ago, the foundations were laid for a crew which came to be known as Young N Restless (YNR). Started by Jehst and Lexis Salinger and originally known as Fools-I-View (if I remember rightly!), Jehst went on to be the main man of YNR and one of the most well-known rappers from these shores, whilst Lexis seemed to disappear off the scene altogether.
Manage is a heavyweight MC. We remember him from his Early Life Crisis and work with Def-Con and he has always been on the more conscious side of Hip Hop spitting meaningful lyrics with consummate ease. For the last year or so he has been one of the organisers of, and the main host for the Speakers Corner nights which go off in Brixton and have been proving themselves to get the best talent down there for some action packed nights.
Understate City is quite a funny new rapper who was born in Hong Kong and has first made his name out in Dubai of all places. He is hailed as one of the most talented rapper to break out in 2006. With his off-the-wall flow and unbridled passion for hip-hop, he is definitely one to be watched.
"It's difficult to talk about something, it's easy to talk about nothing..." That's how Brains and Lowlife MC Verb T speak it on the chorus to "Pick A Subject", the 9th track on Joseph Christie's long-awaited second album "Panorama" - and that being the case, it's a good thing the man like Brando Flux has decided to make the effort.
UK stand up and make way for !ronic and Gizla who claim they are about to bring real talent to the UK music scene. This hip-hop duo has now been performing tracks up and down London, getting nothing but positive love, and building a loyal fan base.