Don't Talk To Strangers are a crew from West Yorkshire that has started its own label and is expanding to get their name out Europe wide. They have an impressive slate of releases lined up for 2009 already. Check out what their main man Bane had to say to Certified Banger and find out what has happened to the crew since we last caught up with them at the begining of the year.
Mury Poppinz and Bane of West Yorkshire’s Don’t Talk To Strangers supergroup have hooked up with none other than controversial US MC Cage and Leeds producer Eliphino to bring you and I ‘Self Harmonic’.
Yeaaah. That's good. Really. Bliss. Chief Wigz creates an implausible dimension. With lightly caressed snare drums and hi-hat beats that seem to characterize the lyrics and personify the thoughts within them. Something that is so rare, I thought it was pure fantasy.
Like a good Chinese soup nothing goes to waste with Chief Wiggum. He utilises his background, personality and intellect to their full potential in every breathing moment. For a malnutritioned hip hop culture he is the pure soul we crave. Ahead of some mintin’ new projects, and the new album which in stores form Monday; I caught up with him, his lass Natalie, their peaceful new born and Miki B from Brutal Artistry.
Working nine to five is a bitch sometimes. On the plus side, thanks to the 37-odd hours a week I spend putting up with other people's BS, I am more or less financially solvent on a good month. On the downside, all those early mornings can leave one a little drained of a night.
The Leeds By Example project (see LeedsByExample.com) first dropped this CD around a year back to positive reviews, but the team behind it obviously feel that it hasn't yet reached every member of it's potential target audience as there's an official re-release under way.
This is apparently Leeds’ first Hip Hop compilation. Coming from Leeds originally, this is something which interests me. Leeds has always had a vibrant Hip Hop scene and this CD brings together some of the current talent. The CD features already established artists like Breaking The Illusion and Junkyard Tactics.