’Volume One’ is the album which first highlighted the immense talent of producer and founding Slum Village member Jay-Dee aka J-Dilla. Ironically, for a project which garnered such huge critical praise within the industry it was never officially released, and became instead one of hip hop's most bootlegged releases ever - 'platinum on the street' as Jay-Dee himself called it in an interview, at the same time thanking those responsible for putting him on the map as a producer.
Kidulthood is a mixed bag. Probably the best of its sort so far. Rage having been pissed on from a great height and better than Bullet Boy. This film by Menhaj Huda follows a day in the life of a group of London school kids as they cope with the effects of bullying.
His name is Pounds Sterling. He is from South London & has been in the making for the past 8 years. His style is raw, humorous at times & very well articulated. His content draws on his real life experiences & the many challenges he has faced as opposed to making up stories like many of his peers.
Davinah’s big new single release ‘R U Ready’ is already hugely supported by Ronnie Herel (BBC 1Xtra) and Neil Harrison (BBC Northamton), and is getting massive interest. Here you can peep this sutry R'n'B diva and work out whether you are feeling her or not...
Could it be that Crunk has passed on and Atlanta is now bouncing to another sound? Snap could be that sound and BHI are some of the genre's foremost exponents. BHI is an ancronym for Born Husslers Inc. BHI consists of K-Rab, Yung J, Skeet-A-Wee Straw, Stadic Jones, Hard Head and Young Money.
Last Thursday (09/02/06) Blade and MuffJam put on a tremendous live UK Hip Hop extravaganza worthy of any festival, but a tremendous bonus for the knock down price of £6.50. It was the launch night of Blade's new Guerrilla Tactics LP and Blade had called on a multitude of talent from across the country to come and take to the stage to kick it off in the right fashion. Blade is a long time stalwart of the scene, so you know when he calls the acts will come.
Life has just so many words in him it is unbelievable. As he goes on he just seems to have the desire to spit more. He must have developed his throat and lungs to super human proportions and have special synaptic connections in his brain to enable endless freestyling. He is like some kind of rhyming robot.