Following on from the success of 'Suttin' In The Trunk' the incredibly talented Pitch 92 blesses us with 'Good With Me' featuring the vocal talents of Kiko Bun.
Braggadocios bars, intricate wordplay and exquisite storytelling, brought together by strong production courtesy of Jehst, result in an album of the year contender. Is Kubrick a concept album? Would it even be possible to create a concept album around the work of Stanley Kubrick, a man with a multi-layered, almost cryptic body of work?
Sony Music have announced the release of the legendary "lost" debut Blak Twang album 'Dettwork SouthEast' on Monday 22nd September. An un-released British masterpiece that has reached almost mythical status, and undoubtedly the holy grail of UK hip-hop, the album has been re-mastered and includes a brand new 2014 bonus track, 'Dettwork London Revisited (Dettwork SouthEast Remix)'.
The single featuring Jehst and Del The Funky Homosapien marks the release of a mouth-wateringly exciting new Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon album Killer Combo!, dubbed by Syntax's dad as having "a sort of bitter dignity to it".
The Doctor's Orders have always done their part for the home team and tonight they go all out with an incredible line up of UK talent performing both live and DJ sets. From the high plains drifter himself Jehst to bonafied legend Rodney P and Skitz through seasoned performers Stig of The Dump, Micall Parknsun and Cappo to the new school of hungry acts like Iron Braydz, Skillit and Rewd Adams this line up will have all fans of the UK's burgeoning talent excited like a kid on Christmas Eve.
Just when you think the art of turntablism can't get more innovative, exciting and challenging, the DMC DJ Championships spring back in to their annual season of action and surprise the world. Packing out two days at the massive, stalwart London venue the HMV Forum, DMC has yet again proven to revitalize, boost and replenish this rich DJ culture.
If you haven't been lucky enough to catch the YNR General Jehst with his incredible full live band, we have a little taster of what you've been missing. The band demonstrate exactly how to take live Hip-Hop to a completely different plateau; smashing through an epic rendition of 'The Illest' (taken from 2011's 'The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family' in this brand new video by emerging director Tarun Thind.
"MCing is about expression", Joker states in no uncertain terms, "it needs to come from you". A potent mixture of talent, vision and dynamism, Joker Starr is ready to add a new facet to hip hop music. His debut album "Blood-Ren" can be described as having a Golden New Era hiphop sound that appeals to the boom bap purist whilst ticking all the right boxes for the commercial hip hop listener.
The UK is strong if you look at the moment. There is stuff out there to check behind all the fluff available as well. Associated Minds are one of the labels that consistently come up with the goods. Today they drop a brand new mix from UK DMC finalist Killer Tomato and Mayor featuring some of the UK's finest hip-hop producers and emcees. These should all be names you are aware of and all are artists who know how to smash their sector and never compromise their commitment to the craft and style.