Ben Spurr is the man behind SPR10. Amazingly he only decided to get on the mic and make this project ten months ago! His motivation being the fact that in the Hip Hop he listened to he felt he heard poor rhymes and could do better himself. What he has achieved is quite amazing, producing a heartfelt expression of his thoughts and feelings.
Mr Lif is from Boston. He is a political and socially conscious rapper reminiscent of acts like Boogie Down Production & Public Enemy who were known for their deeply thought provoking lyrics. Born Jeffrey Haynes, Mr. Lif grew up in the Boston, MA, suburb of Brighton. He released his first single, Elektro, in 1998, attracting the attention of labels Grand Royal and Def Jux.
This is the Second Instalment in the Beat Suite series from the Underground Alliance producer Wytfang. Again it features more of Wytfang’s stuff from 1999-2000. This is the second (and last CD) based around these years (99-00). Wytfang packed a lot more 'beat' into the CD so you definately get your moneis worth.
Newly formed West Coast rap / urban hip hop group Avenue 707 celebrates the release of their first album, Avenue 707, on Hangout Records. Hangout Records, est. 2005, is the brainchild of childhood friends and band mates, Elwin Maiden and Jeff Nixon. These diligent visionaries decided that establishing a family-owned operation was the only way to have representation without compromising their creative freedom.
SonnyJim is a Birmingham native and over the years has become a veteran on the MC battle circuit, having dropped bars at Battlescars and Rampage. When you may have first heard of SonnyJim was his now legendary battle with Mic Assassin at the Jump Off.
Pos Bee was born in 1984 and discovered rap at the age of 13. Undoubtedly he is a wordsmith and willing to pass on his messages through his flow and lyrics. With this interest he starts writing his first raps and producing tracks him self five years later.
As a solo artist, the name Jalporte might not ring too many bells. He has had a free demo CD called “Dubstates” out, and was originally one of the four members of the “Deprogrammed” crew. For about the last five years Jalporte as been doing a great deal of live shows and now he is dropping his first full solo EP.
Rishi Rich is BACK with a Hip Hop, Reggaeton, R&B, Bhangra mashup which is set to be the sound of the summer featuring the original crew of Jay Sean and Juggy D. Taken from the forthcoming album "The Project", Push It Up (Aja Kurieh) is released on Monday 3rd July.
Dabrye is just one alias of Michigan’s Tadd Mullinix who shifts through various guises with remarkable competency and sophistication. As Dabrye, Mullinix explores hip-hop, creating head-nodding beats with bass lines that reference jazz and electro in equal measure.