Nick Roberts - Full Consciousness LP. The highly anticipated new album with features from Pierce Artists, Habitat, Ash The Author, DJ Jabba Tha Kut and Cyrus Malachi. With Bukioe on the artwork and mixing / mastering from Forest DLG (fka Chemo).
There is a whole heap of classic skills on display for this release from Cyrus Malachi. The Light We Cannot See features additional vocals by Maddy and production from longtime beatsmith Evil Ed.
The hip-hop community was given something to get excited about recently, with a debut trailer for an upcoming independent documentary by filmmaker Dean Huson. What's Real? A Hip Hop Documentary is the directors first feature length outing, and it's certainly an ambitious one. The film features introspective interviews and tour footage from a veritable crème de la crème of British and US underground artists, and is set to explore definitions of "real" in the eyes of a rabid hardcore audience.
Triple Darkness and Orphans of Cush member, and frequent supplier of perpetual rawness Cyrus Malachi, made a return recently with a follow-up to his popular 2011 album Ancient Future. Featuring production from the likes of Hey Zeus, Starvirius, Hellz Echo, and Noize Theivery, with expert mastering from Chemo, Black Athena would appear to have the foundations needed to make a classic album.
We have been informed that due to unforseen circumstances Onyx show scheduled for tomorrow 4th August has had to be postponed. No reason given, but I guess the use of the term postponed suggests that the gig may be re-arranged sometime in the future. Was looking forward to getting rowdy so its a pity this has not come off, but these things happen.
The original bad boys of Def Jam, Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz are comin to the UK for a massive gig in August. This should be an event not to miss with a catalogue of rowdy hits from as far back as 1993's Bacdafucup LP which included Slam which should get the whole audience bouncing. Djembe Entertainment have also put some great acts on the support bill so be sure to reach Fabric on the 4th August.
Endangered Species is a compilation of UK Hip Hop exclusives juggled / mixed together by DJ Slademan. It features Slademan's infamous production style plus of some of his personal favourite artists from the current UK scene including: Skriblah DanGogh, Black The Ripper, Skandal, Malik, Cyrus Malachi, M9, Doom Man, Phoenix Da Icefire, Jehst, Ramson Badbones and many more.
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.
‘144,000’ is dark, so if you don’t like dark Hip Hop shove off. Or you could stay, read and give it a chance. ‘Anthema’, the album by M9’s group Triple Darkness, came at a time when I wasn’t feeling rap’s more gloomy side. It changed my perspective and this album cements my new perspective in place.