This Is UK Rap Vol. 1 will be the first in a series of compilations bringing together the hottest rappers on a two disc spectacular full of hard beats, real lyrics and street defining tales. This Is UK Rap Vol 1 features the most respected names on the UK Rap / Hip-hop scene, whose buzz, street credibility and talent are undeniable.
With urban youth culture proving to be an increasingly popular theme of exploration throughout the narrative of todays British film and entertainment media, its inevitable that a tongue-in-cheek, more comedic approach would eventually seem a worthwhile endeavour for potential film distributors. Televisions already seen recent farcical attempts with such shows as, the moderately successful, Phone Shop on Channel 4, and BBCs utterly deplorable Lee Nelsons Well Good Show.
Fresh from signing a distribution deal with Essential Music & Marketing, South London rapper Fem Fel released his debut album Eyes Closed on 27 June 2011. The first single taken from Eyes Closed Runnin (produced by Rymez, featuring Lily McKenzie) was released in December 2010, with follow up viral sensation Put It In A Bag (produced by Dan Dare, featuring Blade Brown) in January 2011. The rap / club track featured video appearances by various artists including Skepta, Tinie Tempah, Giggs and G FrSH. Put It In A Bag's catchy hook and clever wordplay created one of the most quoted rap tracks of the year so far and made Ace & Vis 'Top 4 tracks of the week'.
As being reported by the BBC the trend of the police shutting down Hip Hop events seems to be continuing. This time Peckham MC Giggs is the victim of this worrying trend. Now whilst it is true that Giggs is all about being strapped and is rather rude should the police following this tactic?
BET have announced the nominees for the Best UK Act at this year's BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, GA on 18 October. The 2008 UK nominees are:
Walk In Da Park, the highly anticipated debut album by UK phenomenon Giggs is now available. The album which reflects the streets and the life of Giggs, has an underground feel but caters to young and old, male and female alike. The monster release features the likes of Joe Grind, Boost, Young Spray, J.Melo, Killa KI., Shocks, Dubz, Chelsi Lauren, Kyze and SN1.