Boom Bap Professionals are back with a banger. Oxford based Nemrot produces with a crusty piano sample and plenty of wow and flutter plus distortion for that old school feel and a crisp drum set to boot. Deeq (of Pierce Artists) lays down the knowledge ably bar by bar.
The last few years have proven to be some of the finest in the history of British hip-hop, with the ever increasing number of solid emcees emerging, and with them some premier independent record labels that continue to flourish with every passing day. The sheer volume of commendable releases from last year alone was a sure sign that things only continue to get bigger and better for UK hip-hop enthusiasts, and that someday soon hopefully the mainstream industry will catch up and wise up to what they've been missing out on.
Finally its here, the long awaited new single from Hip Hop duo Prose, released 11th October 2010 on their Boom Bap Professionals label. Life Times is the lead single taken from the forthcoming debut LP Force Of Habit, and it encapsulates everything producer Steady and emcee Efeks have endured and experienced throughout their seven year partnership.
Holdin' Court brought their Monthly Hip-Hop night to Basingstoke for a one off demo show, as a warm-up / first day after party to Basingstoke Live. The show itself was jammed packed with a mixture of performers... as had been billed by the night’s organisers.
Last weekend saw Western Union Money Transfer host an event for their amazing new £4.90!! initiative launch. World record holder and UK number 1 freestyler, Steady, gave people the opportunity to compete against him in a bid to outperform the amazing B-Boy battler at the launch in London which was dubbed “The £4.90 Western Union Dance Off”.
From Jamaican heritage, Steady started breaking as a cheeky kid in the 80s during the first wave of bboys. He is one of the few original artists to have maintained the dance through the years and has helped to revive the scene in the UK, introducing numerous kids to bboying.