Here is a recording from the classic Pioneers Hip Hop Show (Kane FM) from 2014. In this show, Whirlwind D tells the story of Low Life Records, from its inception in 1992 to the mid 00s.
UK Hip Hop has lost one of its greats. On January 1, 2016, veteran DJ producer Mark B passed away. Most UK Hip Hop fans, casual or otherwise, will know Mark B best from The Unknown – a collaborative album with London MC Blade and an LP now widely regarded as a stone-cold classic way beyond UK shores.
Up and coming producer Jon Phonics first emerged in 2006, banging out beats for artists such as M9 and Doc Brown. He has since lent his talents to a number of projects including the YNR compilation Feeding Time at the Zoo and Verb T's Verbs With A Vengeance album.
‘Survive Or Die Trying’ or ‘New Mic Order - The Mixtape Part 1’ is the latest release from Task Force’s Chester P. One of the great things about this CD is the fact that it is ‘part 1’ – it promises more, and more of this can only be a good thing.
Coming up under the wing of Task Force can never be a bad thing. First appearing in 2002 on the ‘Mud Fam EP’ and then again in 2003 on ‘Music From The Corner Volume 2’, Ramson Badbonez has had a good start in UK rap life. Along with DJ Harry Love he now brings us an epic collection of verses and concepts over a load of beats from the greats (Premier, RZA, 9th Wonder, Alchemist, Madlib and more).
If it's beats you're looking for then look no further than Evil Ed's 'Edstrumentals Vol. 1'. It's 20 tracks of Evil Ed's best known instrumentals used by Yungun ('The Art of Celebration' and 'Nico Suave'), Task Force ('The Tournament'), Tommy Evans ('Alright/OK'), The Colony ('Back Up'), Asaviour ('Field Of Dreams') Conspicuous & Shameless ('Write A Song For Me'), Ricochet aka Ric Branson ('A New Way of Thinking' & 'No Pressure') and Jehst ('Alien').
The tracklist for DJ Gone's 'Sin City', out now on Kung Fu, kinda speaks for itself to any UKHH head. Featuring the cream of the scene and in the vein of Kung Fu's showcasing 'Sin City' is over an hour's worth of exclusive freestyles and tracks - it's basically a must for those fans who strive for more than an artist's album and single output. It's also pretty essential for anyone who just wants to bump quality Hip Hop for an hour.
Having recently dropped his solo album: ‘From The Ashes’, member of UK collective ‘Task Force’, Chester P has never been behind the door when it comes to giving his opinion. His online blogs offer entertaining, if not long reading. Happy to speak his mind, he claims to represent truth.
Chester P steps back into the game with this tremedously original offering. Somewhere between here and Folk-Hop Chester delivers his usual dulcet tones for this semi acoustic track. The dope video is semi-animated and is nothing you have seen the likes of before in Hip Hop.