This month's Pioneers show focuses on one of the unsung heroes of UK Hip Hop (and much more, but we focus on his work within hip hop), someone who has been synonymous with the culture since the late 80s right up until the present day...
Whirlwind D, Lewis Parker and Specifik team up for the latest Whirlwind D single: 'Lucky Number', released by AE Productions. 'Lucky Number' has an antiphrasis, ironic meaning to it, so that the lucky number is actually that one in a million disaster.
This month's show focuses on relatively recent history, examining the story of B-Line Recordings from its inception in 2012 to the present day featuring music from Specifik, Chrome and Illinspired, Whirlwind D, The Doozer, Project Cee, Uncle Mic Nitro, Deeflux and Miracle, Jabba tha Kut and many more.
Nice live video of Whirlwind D and Specifik performing the Smoove mix of Labels. The performance is from a small and intimate venue at Rope-A-Dope 6 which took place in Bristol 2021.
The brand new single from B-Line Recordings' artist Whirlwind D features Micall Parknsun and sees the two MCs reflecting on how music has got them through good and bad times. Production by Djar One and cuts by Specifik.
Whirlwind D and Specifik performing their Solid n Mind classic Battle Tipped Rhyme at Rope A Dope 6 in Bristol at the Rope Walk. High energy fast paced track from back in the day with Whirlwind D living up to his name and still demonstrating breath control.
This month Whirlwind D shines a light on the brilliant hotbed of Hip Hop that is Bristol. As usual, the show focusses on the music and the records and begins the journey in the early 80s at the Dug Out Club with names like the Wild Bunch and Smith and Mighty.
Taken from the 2016 album 'Otherside', 'Pioneers' sees Whirlwind D pay tribute to pioneering hip hop artists from all ages of hip hop, both in the US and UK. A great trip back both for the release, but also for the memories of those who built the scene.