After a notable absence from the scene, one of the UKs most highly regarded lyricists Dr Syntax returns with a corker of a track that will doubtlessly add to his reputation as one of the most unique and talented emcees in the game. Given the unprecedented amount of twentysomethings currently twiddling their thumbs on the dole, Hire Me is a timely release brimming with Syntax's trademark self-deprecating humour.
Olly Hill is an upcoming video producer who has just made the video for Micall Parknsun’s Everyday track. It looks very professional, with great animation, and it looks like it was well complicated to produce and have all that stuff going on. We managed to catch up with Olly and got him to break down his thoughts and experiences with video production. Read on to find out more.
Kyza the lyricist is truly back. Sin City is the latest single to be lifted off the excellent Shots Of Smirnoff mix CD. Reminiscent of his Terra Firma days, Kyza paints a stark portrayal of any given metropolis with the finest street poetry. Chemo provides the ominous production complete with screaming guitar solos.
One of the most accomplished lyricists in this country, Kyza has blessed both stage and song with his scene stealing verses. With an impeccable flow, and the ability to interweave intelligent story telling rhymes whilst keeping it road, Kyza is a force to be reckoned with.
Skreintax may not have been the most obvious collaboration. Dr Syntax and Skrein each have quite a unique take on Hip Hop but in no way is ‘Scene Stealers’ a mash-up of the two. Synners and Skrizzle have cooperated to create a joint stage for their skills.
Aidan Severs of Certified Banger caught up with SonnyJim a Brummie battle rapper who previously had out his Soul Trader EP. Now he is inked with Dented Records and is pushing his latest work, the Trading Standards mix CD. Read on to find out where he has come from and what it is like to be on the edge of something big.
Cool artwork eh? Cool track too is ‘Breathe’. When this is released in October it’ll remind you of the summer that never was. Skreintax is the collective name of Skrein and Dr. Syntax (see what they did there?) and is a project I’ve really been looking forward to.
"Despite the growing pressure from these coporate clowns / My music never got diluted I just wont water it down / I keep it as true as I can, if that means I lose a few fans / Real recognise real, my people root for their champ".
Fresh for you surfers is something pretty darn special. The latest release on the prolific, consistently dope Dented Records (Foreign Beggars / Skrein / Stig), comes this highly anticipated CD. "Trading Standards" is entirely comprised of original material, and features the country’s most talented emcees including Mercury Music Prize Nominee and MOBO Award Winning Soweto Kinch, Foreign Beggars, Jehst, Stig Of The Dump and Kashmere.