Portsmouth's self-proclaimed "Painfully average" rapper Big Daddy Rap Beast returns from a short hiatus to drop his second album "Yarns from the Juicer" which is the follow up to 2018's underground classic "Peep My Jawns".
In case you didn't already know, Big Toast has steadily made a name for himself on the UK hip-hop circuit over recent years. From helping to grow notable independent label Revorg Records, as part of critically acclaimed rap troupe TPS Fam, to a burgeoning solo discography, and most recently as part of British mega-group Gatecrasherz, he's certainly been stacking up quite the discography.
Diehard fans of independent hip-hop had much to be hyped about when Starch Records first announced the collaboration of label founders Ill Move Sporadic, and rising underground heavyweight soloist Tenchoo, back in 2015. Consisting of Ben 81 and One Boss, IMS have quickly gained a reputation as some of the most promising hip-hop producers the UK has to offer. A reputation earned from a slew of well received releases over recent years, which have undoubtedly helped expose some of the finest emerging MC's in the UK right now.
Since taking a step away from the battling spotlight after an impressive 7-0 run in Don't Flop and netting £5000 in Jump Off's 2012 tournament with relative ease - Hampshire based London import Tenchoo has steadily increased his presence on the UK hip-hop scene. Since dropping his highly anticipated debut album Scary Movie in 2011, the MC has been hard at work, appearing on tracks with a who's who of British artists, and supporting artists like Pharoahe Monch across the UK.
The next release from De Facto Entertainment is courtesy of Brother Beatbox with his new album entitled 'Vol. III'. Brother Beatbox from the group Natural Selection takes another dip into his extensive vault of Hip Hop treasures and this release promises to carry on the success from which Vol. II and Transmissions left off demonstrating the soulful genius that is Brother Beatbox.
2014 has so far seen the release of Bambu Hands' 'The Lost Soul' instrumental project. Northern Structure Records latest release comes in the form of Live From The Archive Vol. 1, An 18 track compilation project entirely produced by Bambu Hands featuring the vocal talents of Spider Jaroo. Over the course of the album various emcees feature throughout from all regions of the UK even stretching out to Australia including, Benny Diction, Amos, Evileyz, The Bluntskins, Mothership Connection, Jack Danz and Tenchoo to name a few.
When it comes to word-play and multis, Life MC doesn't half hammer them out. From crazy off-the-top-of-the-dome freestyles on YouTube to socially-conscious solo albums, he's an incredible talent from the underground UK Hip-Hop scene who's been doing this thing for a fair few years now.
During 2012's Boom Bap Festival Oliver Sudden and Luca Brazi were sat in front of the Graffiti wall with a crate of beer discussing a few ideas while watching the 645 Squad paint a burner. After collaborations on previous Granville Sessions material and discussions about each others production, they decided to pair up and go fifty fifty on beats and rhymes on an EP. Shortly after the festival season recovery period the Wednesday studio sessions kicked off. Beats were exchanged, verses were penned, beers were necked... and so on.
The last few years have proven to be some of the finest in the history of British hip-hop, with the ever increasing number of solid emcees emerging, and with them some premier independent record labels that continue to flourish with every passing day. The sheer volume of commendable releases from last year alone was a sure sign that things only continue to get bigger and better for UK hip-hop enthusiasts, and that someday soon hopefully the mainstream industry will catch up and wise up to what they've been missing out on.
To say that Deeflux has been putting in work around the UK hip-hop circuit would be a major understatement. With his two-part Weapons Of Mass Destruction mixtape, and two releases from his US produced side-project Oddio Kin, all released from 2008 to 2010 and available free from Bandcamp, not to mention the work he puts in helping run successful hip-hop night Holdin' Court, and as hip-hop producer for 103.7 KaneFM, its fair to say hes been putting more than enough work in.