Here's my (un-edited) review of YNR's Feeding Time At The Zoo, originally written for and published in HHC Digital 002, it was their album of the month:
It's here! The second installment! 20 tracks of UK Hip Hop for your lug'oles. Check back daliy for updates on more music from the artists involved. Be sure to check myspaces, leave comments for me and them - all feedback is welcome. The second installment in the series (Vol. 3 will be hot on its heels) continues the quest to expose UK Hip Hop artists, potentially, to people all over this green planet.
There must be no better way to begin a new year than with a massive posse cut. Jehst’s YNR label kick 2009 off in fine style with Jyager’s ‘Eyes Open’. The re-spit version is like a platter of what’s hopefully to come from the label this year. With 8 MCs jostling to ride a heavy beat mainly consisting of a fog horn and a lorry reversing this should crash into the scene with much devastation when it’s released in February.
How cold is it outside right now? I am sure it is not as cold as the mix featuring Joker Starr amongst others titled Pimp My Mix, which is free might I add. An intelligent mix by DJ IQ aka May The Force Be With You aka DMC Champ 2003 for your listening enjoyment and pleasure. Its an eclectic mix for an ecletics fix for pimps, tricks and hoes who all got one thing in common, the love for the music.
Joker Starr aka Kebbie Conteh has been putting out dope tuneage for years now, but has been surprisingly largely over looked. Now he is back with a new track entitled Stay On The Move which features additional vocals from Micall Parknsun and is produced by Ghost Town.
Joker Starr is a hot artist who has been doing his thing for a few years now, but has always seemed to not get the attention he deserves, so to kick off the new download section we bring you a few of his latest sounds. Please share them about as you see fit. Joker Starr […]
“It’s based on a personality and a goal,” explains 21 year old Kebbie Conteh about the meaning behind his hip-hop moniker Joker Starr. “’Joker’ was given to me by my cousins when I was younger, and ‘star’ is what I want to be.” Having been rapping seriously for only three years, it is impressive what he has so far been able to achieve.
Due to the modest financial returns it offers the majority of its artists, British hip-hop has had more than its fair share of casualties over the years. One example of this is the defunct collective Lords of Rap. After releasing a string of singles in the early 1990s with limited success, the London-based quartet decided to split up. Eight years on, the group’s main producer and rapper Def G now goes by the name of Soliheen and was the man responsible for producing two of the tracks on Ty’s well-received debut LP as well as crafting beats for new rhyme-slinger Joker Starr.