Camden Black History Month

Camden Black History Month

Camden is proud to present to you a fantastic Black History Month program for 2006 that celebrates the achievements and history of Black African and Caribbean communities who live and work in the borough. This years theme is ‘Spoken Word’ and will offer a wide range wide range of different forms including rap, writing, song, Film and performing arts.

Roll Deep Debut Exclusive New Track At Tate Modern

Roll Deep Debut Exclusive New Track At Tate Modern

Tate Modern today launches the second in the Tate Tracks series of exclusive music partnerships with a new track from East London grime collective Roll Deep. The new track “Searching” is inspired by Anish Kapoor’s sculpture Ishi’s Light and will be exclusively available at a listening post in front of the artwork for one month. The track will also be available for a further month from 1st November on the www.tatetracks.org.uk website.

New Zebra Traffic Release... Up Hygh - Compatible...

New Zebra Traffic Release: Up Hygh – Compatible

Sounding more Detroit than Stockholm, Up Hygh, the wonder-kid hip-hop / soul production duo, are quite literally poised to reinvent the “Swedish sound”. Through their ‘Venus’ album, Pure-P and Rick Skizzo, the two 20yr-old producers behind Up Hygh, have delivered a unique pressure-cooked mixture of sexy deepspace funk, raw hip-hop and soulful r&b.

Blade Last Ever Live Performance

Blade Last Ever Live Performance

Blade will be performing his last ever live performance next saturday, 7th October 2006. After years of recording and performing, Blade now announces this to be his last ever performance, but says he will continue to record for fun and see what happens. The venue is small so only a limited number of tickets are available.

Verses - Focused CD [Gutta Hip Hop]

Verses – Focused CD [Gutta Hip Hop]

Loud instrumentals made of trumpets and tuba sounds while Verses introduces you into the Focused song. Verses’ voice is gritty and the whole song is written in an offensive manner. What is scurrilous as well. Verses has a nice flow delivery. However, I would like to point out a main weakness in the artist’s way of rapping, not from a hater’s point of view, but simply trying to offer some constructive criticism.
 

St. Lunatics' Penelope Jones Readies Debut Album

St. Lunatics’ Penelope Jones Readies Debut Album

St. Louis emcee Penelope Jones is putting the finishing touches on her debut album. As yet untitled, the album is slated for release on November 7th on Universal Motown Records. Penelope enlisted two high-profile collaborators for the lead singles of the album; Lil Wayne on "Miss Me With That Foolishness" and Mya on the R&B tinged "No Matter What They Say".

Teef

Teef

East London head Teef has had two CDs out and has shown a steady progression in terms of development. With another on the way he now hosts some radio shows and we managed to get a few words with the man before he blows up. Check out what he had to say here…

The Talented Mr Convenience CD [FYP / SoulGood]

The Talented Mr Convenience CD [FYP / SoulGood]

This man is Mr Convenience. He was born in 1987, and grew up in Penzance, Cornwall. He soon followed in the footsteps of his older brother, MC Azreal, and began rapping at the age of fourteen, and progressed to playing at local night spots with the live Band; Carpe Diem. After the band split, along with MC Lexis and DJs Teretz, Pastyfari and Louis Jamaz together they formed the Beatechs.

DJ Pager - The Running Man CD [Bedroomhead]

DJ Pager – The Running Man CD [Bedroomhead]

Welcome to DJ Pager’s world. After a short introduction, Little Vic transports you into his battling universe. Keyboard sounds are combined with swinging beats and crazy scratches. The instrumentals intensify the battling atmosphere. The lyrics remind us of an intense spiritual battle against the demons. Enjoy the contrast between light and dark, good and evil. Little Vic keeps it lyrical during the whole track.