Portsmouth's self-proclaimed "Painfully average" rapper Big Daddy Rap Beast returns from a short hiatus to drop his second album "Yarns from the Juicer" which is the follow up to 2018's underground classic "Peep My Jawns".
Holdin' Court have two shows coming up next weekend in Reading and London with UK Rapper Jack Jetson. Running underground, grass roots UK Hip-Hop events can be tough, so make sure you support these events.
The next release from De Facto Entertainment is courtesy of Brother Beatbox with his new album entitled 'Vol. III'. Brother Beatbox from the group Natural Selection takes another dip into his extensive vault of Hip Hop treasures and this release promises to carry on the success from which Vol. II and Transmissions left off demonstrating the soulful genius that is Brother Beatbox.
RPM is the third single taken from the critically acclaimed LP 'Life Moves' and features fellow Punning Clan member Tony Skank and songstress Melody Myla and is backed with the bonus track 'Take Off' and the instrumental of RPM. Its a nice package and whilst RPM has a couple of cliched elements its production is never the less comprised of heavy bumping production with a groaning bassline from Able8 for Uncomfortable Beats accompanied with summery vibed vocals of Melody Myla.
2014 has so far seen the release of Bambu Hands' 'The Lost Soul' instrumental project. Northern Structure Records latest release comes in the form of Live From The Archive Vol. 1, An 18 track compilation project entirely produced by Bambu Hands featuring the vocal talents of Spider Jaroo. Over the course of the album various emcees feature throughout from all regions of the UK even stretching out to Australia including, Benny Diction, Amos, Evileyz, The Bluntskins, Mothership Connection, Jack Danz and Tenchoo to name a few.
Boom Bap Professionals present 'Eventually', the 2nd single from the Benny Diction and Able8 album 'Life Moves' (BBP20). Over Able's uplifting, multi-layered production, Benny details the hard work and dedication that go into pursuing your passions, which many will be able to relate to no matter your chosen field: "He keeps traipsing on this expedition / Though his feet are aching from the endless missions".
'Life Moves' is the brainchild of prominent London-based MC Benny Diction and prolific Australian beats producer Able8. The two met at a Melbourne hip-hop night in 2011 and have been working together since. Both established artists in their own right, they have combined to turn hip-hop on its head and create something that stands out from the usual format. Able8's signature sound combines the world of dusty vinyl samples with heavy bass-laden electronic sounds and swinging drums, providing the perfect backdrop for Benny to paint his intricate, tightly-woven rhymes. The result is an exciting mix of classic hip-hop with a futuristic, off-kilter sound.
What do you get when you mix a Nottingham-born-rapper with wit and lyricism? Nothing actually. But if there was some kind of grandiose prize for a Nottingham-born-rapper with wit and lyricism, I'm sure Benny Diction would make decent candidate. If you are unaware of whom Benny Diction is, where have you been for the last two years? He currently promotes and co-hosts the monthly hip-hop night "Fat Gold Chain" alongside Solocypher in London. Which is arguably one of the best live hip-hop nights in the London Scene.
Holdin' Court are pleased to announce Fliptrix, Verb-T and DJ Madnice of High Focus Records will be performing at their first official event in Reading this November. In support of the above is Cracker Jon who is gaining momentum of his own and has been identified by Fliptrix as someone to watch out for!
Mista P's debut release, The Unheard EP, sees the London-based artist introduce himself as a powerful, yet thoughtful and versatile lyricist. His first offering encompasses a range of styles; from the quick-fire double-time delivery on Cardboard Culture, to the flowing stream-of-consciousness 64-bar verse on Moments.