On Friday March 25th, Black Country emcee Robert released Orange is the New Black, a poignant alt-rap debut which began life behind bars. With features including Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods), Slug (Atmosphere) and Rag N Bone Man, the nine-track LP spans low-slung hip hop to simmering acoustics.
Thousands of years ago, a vast armada of spacecraft journeyed across an ocean of stars in search of planets capable of supporting life: to this aim, planet Earth was discovered and colonised. Only now do we begin to translate the recordings of this fantastic historical event...
Tom Caruana is back with Birmingham based Kosyne (Louis Den / Eat Good) on the vocals. The pair can't miss with this sow paced, heavy and funky offering entitled Bounty Hunter On The Rise. Taken from the album Strange Planet due to be released on Tea Sea Records on March 4th 2022.
Ramson Badbonez is Hip Hop. This is a little less frantic than some of is other tracks, but is just as deep and the message is just as strong. Flows are perfected and the ability to convey a lyric with meaning are key tenets of Ramson's style.
On Real Eyes Realise Real Eyes (the third visual from the Love Music EP) Ramson Badbonez dissects the human condition of intentions, truths, lies and the cocktail of emotions we posses all via the windows to the soul.
Mr Flex from Chosen Spokesmen finally drops the much anticipated release of his superb 'Nothing To Prove EP'. Featuring production from some the UK's biggest beat-makers such as Kelakovski, Chemo, Risk Beats and Beat Butcha, this is EP is a must for UK Rap fans. The EP also features Chosen Spokesmen members Blick Kid, Danger The Sergeant and Modulation, as well as guest features from female vocalist Sophie and UK heavy-hitters Ramson Badbonez, Iron Braydz, Kosyne and DJ 456.
Sonnyjim's Australia only project The Psychonaut is set for a July release. It features Prince Po, Foreign Beggars, Prime, Mata and Must, Cappo and also some serious heavyweight producers in the form off Illmind, Mphazes, Jehst, Kelakovski, Urban Monk, Pete Cannon etc., check the snippet reel for the LP below.
UK Producer Wizard has just released his album at the end of January. This is actually the second production album that the Wizard has put together and its called 'That Work'. There is some power tracks, some dark and moody ones and some of the best use of a metal electric guitar I have heard in a while.
Up and coming producer Jon Phonics first emerged in 2006, banging out beats for artists such as M9 and Doc Brown. He has since lent his talents to a number of projects including the YNR compilation Feeding Time at the Zoo and Verb T's Verbs With A Vengeance album.
Do not sleep on this release. One of a few compilation / mix CDs around this moment, this one won’t disappoint. Featuring tracks from artists who have performed at Ipswich’s only Hip Hop night Rapsploitation Sessions it’s clear that Truth and Jimmy Green have good taste in music.