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 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.
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. 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".
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.
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.
Tricksta managed to get some words with hot eMultimedia Group signee Jair Dynast who has his debut LP Vialence out right now. This is one smooth cat with something to say. So read on to find out what this now New York resident had to say onhis influences, production techniques and releases so far...
Maze is from Leicester, Belgrave to be precise. He started DJing on pirate radio at 16 and soon hooked up with Oxford based rappers Thunda Tongue and Tung-Fu in 1994 and was at that time mentored by Spida Gill (RIP). 1997 saw Maze hook up with Kerfew for their earliest collaborations and since then he has been instrumental in the WCE (World Champion Entertainment) and MIC (Mother India’s Children) crews.
RareKind, the UK’s leading and best loved Hip Hop organisation has opened their much anticipated new store in the heart of Brighton. A stone’s throw from the previous shop location, the new store on Trafalgar Street is a massive expansion for RareKind following the success of the last four years.