This is apparently Leeds’ first Hip Hop compilation. Coming from Leeds originally, this is something which interests me. Leeds has always had a vibrant Hip Hop scene and this CD brings together some of the current talent. The CD features already established artists like Breaking The Illusion and Junkyard Tactics.
The H.Q. collectively comprises long time UK Hip Hop MC legends the Ice Pick, Shaka Shazzam and Grizzly as well as DJ Supreme, J. One and Brix Brown handling things on the production side. The Dutty South are Matt Chrome, Ranks, Bully Cat and Duffcott.
Elijah aka J Soze is a profound rapper with a distinctive unique flow. His rhymes demonstrate the trails and tribulations of his life and the reality of youth poverty and street crime. His passion to voice his opinion is significant as it gives his fans a true insight to who he is and what he is about.
Deviants Of Reality is a Hip Hop group based out of Red Bank, N.J (the home town of movie Director Kevin Smith- Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob). Their Debut album "The Art of Mind Travel" was released and distributed by ZYX Music in Europe during the Spring of 2004 and has sold over 8000 copies to date.
Here are the pre release details for the revolutionary HAK380 from Ecler, which will be available June! One of its unique selling points is the SCRATCH CUE. The Scratch Cue is a smart microprocessor driven feature that allows performing with the crossfader in your headphones before doing it live.
West London’s Tef-Co are an upcoming crew and have their first official single Rumours out now. They come across as a very professional unit and their image is well refined. These guys seem to know what direction they are going in. The CD features three tracks, the first Rumours makes use of production from DJ Gold Fingers and comes in dirty and radio versions.
Following in the traditions of ATCQ, Boogie Down Productions, the Roots and Public Enemy comes a new hiphop classic. Nothing but quotables here as 'The Teacher' himself, hiphop legend KRS-ONE trades verses alongside UK luminaries Skinnyman (Mudfam), MCD (silent eclipse), and Paradise (57 Dynasty/ TGSMP).