Karl Hinds definitely deserves respect. Starting way back in 1993 he founded and put out drum and bass on the Assassin label. He then went on in 2000 to set up hip hop label Ill Flava Records. Self-producing and rapper on all his albums, Karl Hinds is definitely an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with. I met up with him at his studio in Ilford for a serious discussion about his story so far in UK hip-hop and beyond.
When we told you about Serocee’s demo, we knew it wouldn’t be long before he got things together for a higher profile release. Originally from Birmingham Serocee spent his formative years in the Caribbean and is now based in London. Having hooked up with Karl Hinds and producer Darkjoint he is now being released on the Ill Flava label.