Stiggy Smalls returns with another free for The Dark Room Sessions: #2. Proving he still has that undeniable something its fire bar after fire bar. For this one the backing selected is: Bubba Sparxx - Ugly prod. by Timbaland.
Braggadocios bars, intricate wordplay and exquisite storytelling, brought together by strong production courtesy of Jehst, result in an album of the year contender. Is Kubrick a concept album? Would it even be possible to create a concept album around the work of Stanley Kubrick, a man with a multi-layered, almost cryptic body of work?
The hip-hop community was given something to get excited about recently, with a debut trailer for an upcoming independent documentary by filmmaker Dean Huson. What's Real? A Hip Hop Documentary is the directors first feature length outing, and it's certainly an ambitious one. The film features introspective interviews and tour footage from a veritable crème de la crème of British and US underground artists, and is set to explore definitions of "real" in the eyes of a rabid hardcore audience.
The Doctor's Orders have always done their part for the home team and tonight they go all out with an incredible line up of UK talent performing both live and DJ sets. From the high plains drifter himself Jehst to bonafied legend Rodney P and Skitz through seasoned performers Stig of The Dump, Micall Parknsun and Cappo to the new school of hungry acts like Iron Braydz, Skillit and Rewd Adams this line up will have all fans of the UK's burgeoning talent excited like a kid on Christmas Eve.
Stig Of The Dump is proud to answer the year's most burning pop-culture question: What would Adele's "Someone Like You" have sounded like were she an angry drunk? This all important revelation comes in the form of the song "One", which you can handily listen to as part of the rapper Stig's new Cannon Fodder EP.
Whilst scrolling through the endless hell of facebook the latest IRS album Speaking Volumes came into my field of vision and moments later through my headphones. As with all the great UK Hip Hop groups IRS is underrated and overlooked, meanwhile Idris Elba’s on TV trying to tell us that So Solid were one of the most significant things in Hip Hop’s history – as AC would say, ‘Dickheads!!’.
The new single Love Me is an appealing track with a contemporary sound. However, its definitely NOT a love song, and even though the music and melody might be inclusive, the lyrics do not reflect the usual phoniness of this genre. F.O.A.K. are loud, cocky and they speak their minds on any issue ("Let's talk infidelities and Ashley Cole bedding all your secretaries, come on son, is it necessary?").
Sonnyjim's Australia only project The Psychonaut is set for a July release. It features Prince Po, Foreign Beggars, Prime, Mata and Must, Cappo and also some serious heavyweight producers in the form off Illmind, Mphazes, Jehst, Kelakovski, Urban Monk, Pete Cannon etc., check the snippet reel for the LP below.
The renownd MC Competition and party night End Of The Weak returns for heat 4 which takes place in the quirky Passing Clouds members club in Dalston. The night has a fantastic line up so make sure you attend. Artists performing on the night include: Blak Twang, 2000 Fast Women, The Stepsons, Granville Sessions, DJ Snuff and MC Honey Brown, Stig Of The Dump, Jack Flash, Virgo Villian, Baby Blu and Peaches.