With regard to Hip-Hop, LT is cocky, confident and smart - an element that he believes comes with territory of any successful MC in the music industry. He is the answer to the problem of Hip-Hop’s monotone and the Boston rapper is confident that he will change the landscape of contemporary Hip-Hop with his combination of lyrical talent and cutting-edge marketing.
Jake One came to my attention in 1998 with the stellar (and obscure) ’World Premier’ and ‘One Man Band’ 12’s on Canadian indy label Conception Records. Like 99% of beat makers from the late 90’s indy era he looked all set to languish in critically acclaimed obscurity, fated to be feted only by indignant, aging backpackers.
In resent months much of Wayne’s hype has been fuelled by the antics of his personal life; detracting from his real capabilities. But in the way only he can, he kept it moving and teamed up with DJ Drama to unleash ‘Dedication' and 'Dedication 2’- Gangsta Grillz.
Tricksta’s back with a yet another new mixtape series. As many of you might already know Tricksta has just been made the official UK DJ for the East Coast crew ‘Team AFFicial’ as well as running the successful UK record label Wolftown Recordings. Here Tricksta simply gets one MC from Team AFF and one MC from Wolftown and then gets it popping.
Without a shadow of a doubt Late & Tricksta are the UK’s number one mixtape DJ’s. Between them they have worked with the likes of Chamillionaire, Papoose, Red Café, Geolani and the legendary K-Rino. Here they return with another excellently mixed CD from Brooklyn’s ‘next to blow’ St. Laz.
Do these two never stop? (LOL!!) I mean the amount of CD’s that Wolftown Recordings are unleashing they must easily be the most prolific Hip-Hop record label in the UK. Here they showcase Akon’s latest signing Red Café, a man who is creating a real buzz Stateside with his tracks being the new soundtrack for the streets.
Versus is a proper bad boy. He’s been to maximum security and come out the other side. Whilst inside he had plenty of time to look deep inside himself and work out where he is going. Coming out of Delaware he is also known as Juggernaut and if his career progresses as well as he talks up his game in his tracks he is set for big things.
Matt Anderson a.k.a. -VersuS- a.k.a. "Juggernaut" is the youngest of 4 boys that grew up in Jefferson Farms, New Castle, DE., America. "If I wasn't getting my ass whipped by my Pops, my brothers would do it!" So as a young boy -VS- took to living the life of the streets: fighting, drugs, robbing anything to get money.
He's featured on over a hundred mixtapes, hosted DVD's, worked with a string of leading Hip-Hop producers and rappers, as well as being CEO of his own record label and part-owner of the superb mixtape site / DVD Company called Mixtape Legends. Straight outta Yonkers, New York comes a rapper with skills, attitude and style.