Riding his latest LP release, the next track from producer Tom Caruana is Critical Status. Its a funky affair as you would expect with the live instrumentation, banging drums and percussive stabs. The track features Mr Lif on the vocals who drops bars in his unique style.
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...
Bonafide is an independent bi-annual magazine that aims to highlight hip-hop originators and those that strive to keep it fresh. Bonafide have previously interviewed the likes of Kool Keith, Neon Neon, Peanut Butter Wolf, Flying Lotus, Eine, George Dubose, Ehquestionmark? and Bobbito and are now very proud to present issue 03...
The re-up gang over at Hip Hop Connection are preparing themselves to go fully digital on Wednesday 15th April. In this time of new life and treats it's pretty fitting too. Issue 001 is set to feature cover star DOOM, Willie Isz, Charles Hamilton, Ghost, Dante Ross, MoBonix, Speech Debelle, Lil Wayne, The Cool Kids' jeans, Delegates Of Culture, Wordsmith (not sure which one), Thunderheist, Mr Lif and Toddla T - as usual, a nice variety of folk for you to read about.
Never has an album been so timely. Success and longevity have a weird way of putting out the “fire” that pushes artists to create music in the first place. With over ten years in the game and countless singles, EP’s, and full length albums it would be easy to assume Mr. Lif has run his course. One listen to I Heard It Today should quell any doubts that Lif is as vital as ever.
What’s the point of keeping it real when alternate realities are so much more fun? For new hip-hop super-group, The Mighty Underdogs, our world is one of hyper-reality where vacationing monsters have gunfights. Nothing’s harder than that, man.
Alternative hip hop trio The Mighty Underdogs play their first UK date in support of their forthcoming debut album release ‘Droppin Science Fiction’. The Mighty Underdogs are Blackalicious’s Gift of Gab, fellow Quannum compatriot Lateef the Truth Speaker and Bay Area producer Headnodic. They are signed to the critically acclaimed Def Jux label home to Aesop Rock, Mr Lif, El-P and more!
Akrobatik’s varsity rhyme career hatched in 1998, when his first single, “Ruff Enuff”, dropped on Boston’s own Detonator Records. In addition to introducing fans to Ak’s accessible intellectuality, the album paired him with co-defendant Mr. Lif for the first time on “The Fat Sh**” B-side and fueled anticipation for an ensuing 12” flurry.
Mr Lif returns to the UK this month with a headline date @ Jazz Cafe on 21st October. A European tour (full details below) comes to the UK on 19th October and takes in Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds and Bristol. Earlier this year, Mr Lif played to a packed 93 Feet East in Shoreditch, East London and the Def Jux signed Mc's amazing live show is sure to be a total sell out once again!!