The Inglorious Poet is a mostly conscious emcee from the city of Bristol, UK who is known best for his clever lyricism over classic Boom Bap instrumentals. He’s fairly new to the scene, but has already worked with Underground heavyweights and also featured alongside Snowgoons on their Youtube channel.
Once again Montener from Croydon in South London enlists a heavy ensemble of guests featuring Stones Throw alumni, Guilty Simpson, UKHH veteran, Micall Parknsun and Artifacts emcee, El Da Sensei.
Guilford's own Verbal Skillz is making a habit of bringing on board some of the most renowned artiststo produce traditional, hard hitting hip hop. Verbal is putting the finishing touches to hissophomore LP entitled, 'VeRbAL ViSioN' which is slated to include contributions from the likes of Tragdey Khadafi, Micall Parknsun, Akrobatik, Mr Green, Kid Tsunami, Life MC, iLL BiLL, Endemic, Mongrel and more. With a line up like that the release is set to deliver strongly.
Long time collaborator of J Dilla and Big Proof releases debut album on TRES Records. It feels wrong, though, to call this a 'debut' record because it doesn't sound like a first-try. Official debut, or not, House Shoes is not new. He released the now treasure-hunted Jay Dee 'Unreleased EP' (1996), and Phat Kat's classic 'Dedication to the Suckers' (1999) on his own imprint. He's produced for the late Big Proof (D12), J Dilla, Elzhi, and Danny Brown. He's DJ'ed for Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Mayer Hawthorne, Slum Village, and too many more to list.
To say that Deeflux has been putting in work around the UK hip-hop circuit would be a major understatement. With his two-part Weapons Of Mass Destruction mixtape, and two releases from his US produced side-project Oddio Kin, all released from 2008 to 2010 and available free from Bandcamp, not to mention the work he puts in helping run successful hip-hop night Holdin' Court, and as hip-hop producer for 103.7 KaneFM, its fair to say hes been putting more than enough work in.
Five years ago the UK hip hop landscape changed with the arrival of The Doctors Orders to the proceeding. Named by Time Out as being “the kings of the capital's hip hop scene”, they have been responsible for throwing some of the biggest and best hip hop parties from London to Plymouth and not forgetting the famous Brighton beach parties and weekenders.
Guilty Simpson is one of the most creative MCs of his generation with lyrics that range from the street inspired tales to side-splitting humor. He is a rock of the Detroit Hip-Hop scene that has collaborated with everyone from Eminem, D12, Slum Village, Black Milk and of course J-Dilla. A massive presence on stage both physically and musically read on to find out what he had to say to Max Weldon.
The Doctor’s Orders reigns supreme as London’s No.1 Hip Hop extravaganza. So with its triumphant fourth birthday party on the horizon it was only right to catch up with head honcho Spin Doctor. As an added bonus we also caught up with two members of his heavy weight line up - Detroit man of the moment Guilty Simpson and rising UK star Paul White.
Currently one of the hardest working DJs and promoters the Spin Doctor has produced a fantastic mix to celebrate 4 years of his night the Doctors Orders. Below is the link to a zip file with an MP3 of the mix, some artwork and the traklisting. Remember to look out for the Doctors Orders nights throughout the month.