The word legend is banded around with disregard these days but when it comes to Hip-Hop few people can lay claim to that title more than KRS ONE. Alongside the likes of Public Enemy & Big Daddy Kane he shaped the sound of modern Hip-Hop and in turn dance music itself.
Beat junkies and turntablists beware! The 2007 UK DMC DJ Championships are upon us, with this year’s event looking set to be the biggest yet! The final will be taking place at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on the 29th June with heats running from the 17th May to 16th June nationwide.
This Spring one the hottest tracks to come out of the States this year will grace UK airwaves courtesy of New York rapper, Shawn Mims. 'This Is Why I'm Hot' exploded in the US last month topping no fewer than five charts including the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching ring tone downloads in excess of 1.5 million.
Musab (formerly known as Beyond) has had a remarkable rap career integral to the surprising rise of Minneapolis Hip-Hop. His album entitled Comparison was the first release of indie hip-hop label giant, Rhymesayers Entertainment. He contributed to Atmosphere's classic first release, Overcast (1998), then teamed up with Atmosphere, I Self Divine of Micronauts, Gene Poole of Full Circle, and producer Ant to form the super-group The Dynospectrum.
Neither the 175 mile-per-hour wind gusts of Hurricane Katrina nor her catastrophic twisters that left miles of land in ruin, nor the tons of waters that swallowed parts of the Gulf Coast could shake the foundation of New Orleans’ newest musical sensation, Baby Boy Da Prince. Enduring through the hunger, ravishing summer heat, disease-infested flood waters and overall governmental neglect, this West Bank survivor would let nothing move him.
The introduction to what, how and why Tawheed Is Unity came into being is as follows: Lets go back to the beginning of 2006... There are a few 'Islamic' clothing labels already available on the market. Some that are really great, some not so great but they all try to represent Islam in the best possible way. For this they should all be commended.
Jarel Worthington a.k.a. IllyRap is the owner of Illy Rap Recordings and a rapper in the F.A.M. crew. He is a songwriter and producer and made his radio debut with Stay Humble on 96.1 Kiss FM and has appeared on 88.7FM, The Edge. IllyRap has had his performance televised for Hot97's Spit Fire Live at Pseudo Stage Music and appears on numerous DJ Big Mike mixtapes.
‘Rukus’ has given us all a reason why he should be one of UK Hip Hop’s most prominent figures in the game. His first single ‘Let It Go’ notably broke the name ‘Rukus’ and therefore paved the way for him, in my opinion, to be one of the UK’s most successful up and coming artists.