Grammy award winning hip-hop trailblazers The Roots are set to release Rising Down on April 28th via Def Jam Recordings. Known for their prolific lyrics and live instrumentation, the legendary Philadelphia crew is composed of Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter (vocals), Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drums), Kamal Gray (keyboards), Frank Knuckles (percussion), Kirk “Captain Kirk” Douglas (guitar) and Owen Biddle (bass).
As always Britishhiphop.co.uk supports upcoming UK talent and we've been supporting HUGO URBAN RULES since the beginning! This time around Estelle - whose single American Boy has just spent four weeks at number 1 - is the latest artist to sign up to the music programme from HUGO Fragrances that uncovers new urban music talent.
Jamelia, Nathan & DJ Steve Sutherland to headline at Hugo Urban Rules in Manchester Wednesday 23rd / Thursday 24th May 2007. HUGO URBAN RULES is back for the third and final phase of the successful urban music programme. Designed by the internationally renowned fragrance brand HUGO, the programme offers a platform for new artists to demonstrate their talent to the nation and an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with world famous musicians.
What do you think of when asked to consider the Manchester music scene? Well, if you're my age and were in your teens when Britpop hit, your first thought might well be Oasis. I won't deny for a second that Manchester might equally well be celebrated for its significant and progressive connections with rave culture - for example, the legacy of the Hacienda and more recently a stunning take on Liquid Funk D&B courtesy of Soul:R Records.