This month marks the 10th anniversary of Prose (Steady and Efeks)'s landmark second album ‘The Dark Side of the Boom’. To celebrate Boom Bap Pro are reissuing it on limited edition cassette tape.
Lab79 brings it super hard again with a banging offering comprising the main partners from the label. Reain, Manage and Skirmish all drop it heavy. The track Notes is also adorned with cuts by Fidel Cutstro.
The third in the series of free to download compilations compiled by Certified Banger. What more is there to say? Well actually, loads. Representing the UK and 100% supported by all artists involved OTR Vol. 3 is 21 tracks deep and features bare exclusives.
We were a bit late catching on to this night, but now that we know about it we had better spread the info. On previous nights the Sensei FM DJs have played and tomorrow we have Reain, Nutty P and Suspense MC taking part in the Freestyle sessions with a live band.
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.
Rhyme Asylum are the UK’s version of Non Phixion and that’s a good thing. Remember their 2002 album ‘The Future is Now’? It featured Pete Rock, Large Pro, DJ Premier and Beatnuts production - on ‘State of Lunacy’ Leatherface rivals the greats in freshness and headnodability. And despite the dark overtones it’s not the least bit boring or depressing.
On 20th September 2008, Huddersfield emcee Jack Flash took part in, and won the UK final of the End of The Weak rap battle against three other extremely talented English artists. Up against Dubbledge, Arkaic and M9, and with Chester P (Taskforce), Jehst and Reain as judges, it was always going to be a tough competition.
Reain's debut album The Metaphorcast is ready to slice the stores next Monday, but the man himself made a debut in to the British hip hop scene a long time ago. He took his battle game seriously from the start, going under the alias 'Wha's His Face', getting to all the major battles and proving himself a champ to be recognised.
The Metaphorcast is a debut with a history. We kick off with the freestyle clips that gave him his name on the scene. Now here’s an introduction. This album is undoubtedly one for the heads. For a first release, in context and in comparison, its more than aight.