UK Hip Hop has lost one of its greats. On January 1, 2016, veteran DJ producer Mark B passed away. Most UK Hip Hop fans, casual or otherwise, will know Mark B best from The Unknown – a collaborative album with London MC Blade and an LP now widely regarded as a stone-cold classic way beyond UK shores.
Take an award-winning, New Orleans born jazz trumpeter and one of the most inventive MCs to come out of the UK in recent years, throw into the studio with some extra help from behind the boards and what do you get? ‘Love (Sic)’ is the answer, a sultry modern love story with a twist, released on Concord Jazz this February.
Don't know about life in Leeds? Well, Matter and Prys are willing to be your tour guides for half an hour. Their debut EP is entitled Literary Vices - a clue to the type of intelligence behind the lyrics of Verbal Contact.
The third in the series of free to download compilations compiled by Certified Banger. What more is there to say? Well actually, loads. Representing the UK and 100% supported by all artists involved OTR Vol. 3 is 21 tracks deep and features bare exclusives.