In hip-hop terms, Leeds-based record label 30-Tonne Slug can be likened to waiting for a bus. The Northern scene has been waiting for years for a debut release from these guys and now, following the release of “Alphabetix Anonymous” by their label mates, the Alphabetix, Verbal Contact are hot on their heels with their own EP; “Literary Vices”.
The Defenders Of Style is a six man crew from Leeds who have their The Thoughts of the Nameless mixtape out right now. Despite a whole heap of setbacks the crew have formed a stronger bond and persevered. The crew’s house was robbed last year and they lost their equipment and beats. I met up with the guys to find out how they dealt with that, amongst other things…
In these times of economic depression, war and a barrage of negative news in the mainstream media, it’s no wonder that Leeds-based crew, The Defenders of Style, have a fairly low opinion of the state of modern Britain. The crew’s debut release, The Thoughts of the Nameless Mixtape, provides a running commentary of the everyday inadequacies that the Northern public face on a daily basis.
Don't know about life in Leeds? Well, Matter and Prys are willing to be your tour guides for half an hour. Their debut EP is entitled Literary Vices - a clue to the type of intelligence behind the lyrics of Verbal Contact.
Over the years, we’ve seen many of the country’s sickest artists come out of Leeds city. With the launch of their new EP “Alphabetix Anonymous”, there’s a group on the horizon who look set to send a fresh wave of funky hip-hop out to the masses. The “Alphabetix” are fast gaining a solid reputation up North, with the release of their debut EP doing nothing but favours for their reputation further a field.