Here's my (un-edited) review of YNR's Feeding Time At The Zoo, originally written for and published in HHC Digital 002, it was their album of the month:
Not content with a bitchy and perpetually disgruntled UK scene, Nottingham based producer Endemic has followed Lewis Parker’s example; ferrying his wears across the Atlantic to a sunny New York reception. It’s not surprising, considering his beats sound like unearthed backdrops from a lost Wu-Tang solo LP served with a 9th Wonder finish.
“Can we listen to something else? This is too hectic”. Hectic: a word that sums up Cappo and Styly Cee’s latest collaborative outing, a limited pressing three track slab of wax entitled ‘The H-Bomb EP’. H-Bomb: another accurate term of description. This is explosive, in the way that Public Enemy were on many of their heaviest tracks; expect an ear-battering session reminiscent of the rap releases of the late 80’s.
As with all the P Brothers releases so far this 12" record does not disapoint! Dope-ass beats from this side of the pond laced with heavy lyrics from the other. Out on the P Brothers own Heavy Bronx Records and featuring Boss Money (BMG) & Ress Connected outta NY.
From Cap3000 to the present day, the Grand Imperial Condor's work speaks for itself- from the critically acclaimed hard to find Get Out LPs to the highly rated Spaz The World; one of the best UK Hip Hop albums in British history according to HHC, not to mention the Heavy Bronx vinyl series that was spoken of in the Village Voice (NY) and also praised by the Ultra Magnetic MCs.
Britishhiphop.co.uk got to speak to one of the main driving forces behind the fantabulous Breakin' Bread record label. After a long chat we got to find out all about the label and how it is run in a very candid and frank exchange. Peep what Skeg had to say to us as the promotion for their excelent new compilation LP gets up a head of steam...
We like Ed209 here and have given rave reviews to his previous production work on the earlier Exstatic based EPs. We are a bit confused as we have noticed another Ed209 doing some Dubstep or some other such stuff and we wondered if this was the same guy turning his skills to another genre. Well, never mind, he is now back to hip hop and for this, the last of the proposed Exstatic EPs he has pulled out all the stops with the vocalists he has got to perform over his beats.
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