As the world economy teeters on the edge of Armageddon and city boys in the square mile kiss goodbye to the boom times; a new darker future looms painfully on the horizon. As the mushroom cloud some call 'the credit crunch' expands, constantly sucking in new victims, how apt it is that the JVF Clique are soon to drop the most relevant of albums.
This time we have some exciting news on Zebra Traffic releases. Zebra Traffic are set to unleash three new incredible releases this year and although they are barely out of manufacturing stage we could hardly contain our excitement and just had to let the world know of the greatness to come this year.
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.
Zebra Traffic drop their first vinyl EP of the year, declaring their intentions for 2006…featuring brand new and exclusive music from Phi-Life Cypher, new Zebra signing Rup, alongside vinyl versions of tracks (previously only available on CD) from Dirty Diggers & Life. Plus a damn fine remix from Brighton based producer Evil Sun of Welsh rap legends The Headcase Ladz.
Life has just so many words in him it is unbelievable. As he goes on he just seems to have the desire to spit more. He must have developed his throat and lungs to super human proportions and have special synaptic connections in his brain to enable endless freestyling. He is like some kind of rhyming robot.
2006 sees Kwerk back in the mix with a jazzed up, soul tinged offering from London’s best-kept secret, Rachael Calladine. Fresh off the sizzling response garnered from Kwerk’s debut release, ‘Nicci Cheeks Presents Hip Hop Love Jazz’, Geoff Wilkinson’s (Us3 fame) label, up the ante by delivering a fine slice of quality music with, ‘Life, Love and Gossip’.