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MACKnificent starring Joker Starr as 'Golden Arches'

MACKnificent starring Joker Starr as ‘Golden Arches’

The Slough Town rapper Joker Starr's album 'MACKnificent' will be released on March 19th 2015. The guest verse on the title track is taken care of by veteran wordsmith Kashmere, one half of the group Strange U whilst all production is taken care of by DJ IQ. With a combo like that we can expect something that will hit the right spots. All these guys have been in the game for a while now and never fail to deliver and I am sure this will be no different.

Essa - Evade And Seek: The EPilogue EP [First Word]

Essa – Evade And Seek: The EPilogue EP [First Word]

'Evade And Seek: the EPilogue' is the companion EP to Essa's recent album 'The Misadventures Of A Middle Man'. Featuring two all-new tracks plus alternate versions of some favourites from the album, it reminds us why Essa is one of the UK's most versatile MCs. 'LeLeLe' is a club-ready, punchline-heavy beast produced by Flako. The sparse, bassfuelled beat is the perfect backdrop for Kashmere (Strange U) and Essa's flawless bars.

Foreign Beggars Live At Jazz Cafe 12/2/2013

Foreign Beggars Live At Jazz Cafe 12/2/2013

Although I wasn't there to witness the inevitable majesty of Wednesday's show, Tuesday's show was fantastic nevertheless. The reunion and 10 year anniversary of the Asylum Speakers album, featuring artists and full band made this a landmark of UK Hip Hop history. With both shows sold out, Dark Circle opened up, having travelled from Germany and Iceland, and set the tone for an incredible evening of music.

Various Artists - Flying The Flag LP [RGS Entertainment]

Various Artists – Flying The Flag LP [RGS Entertainment]

When Tricksta and Lunatrix are Flying the Flag you’re guaranteed that your tastes will be catered for. Whether you like Hip Hop flavoured Grime, Boom Bap flavoured Hip Hop or Rap flavoured Ragga it’s all here - providing its origins are in the UK. This does mean that probably not every track will be to your liking - some of the Grime tracks I still can’t get with, mainly based on the daft lyrics (Spitta raps about Slimline PS’s and DS Lites).

Jayger - Encrypted Scriptures LP [YNR]

Jayger – Encrypted Scriptures LP [YNR]

Every now and then something really fresh comes along, something that little bit different that makes it stand out from the crowd. Newcomer Jyager’s raps and Cee Why’s beats have that thing; ‘Encrypted Scriptures’ is a striking album. It’s still Hip Hop as we know it but, as you’d expect from YNR, it’s finely tuned and well polished and that’s what sets it apart.