Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Cannibal Kids - Kate Tempest

Now I know nothing about this next video, or the performer, but spotted it in one of Stig's blog posts. (At least I think it was Stig - it may have been Syntax as they post as Stig & Syntax, but my money's on Stig). I'm never normally one for spoken word ish, or poetry, feeling that the majority of it is pretentious tosh, or just generally not very good. But I watched this clip from beginning to end, and its actually pretty damn great. Kate Tempest has an awesome way with words, lacing them together with effortless ease like a Foot Locker employee with the latest kicks. Anyway, whatever you think about poetry, check this out. Hopefully you'll be impressed in the same way I was.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Tom Caruana Goes Global!

As some of you might know, I've done a few tracks with TC aka Tom Caruana in the past. In fact, my last record Billy The Kid was produced by him. Well, right about now, my good friend seems to have hit some serious exposure. Taking a bunch of Wu-Tang acapellas, creating some insane beats using Beatles songs, or covers of Beatles songs, and throwing the whole lot together as one free downloadable release has seen my man going off the charts. Today alone, I've seen his link retweeted by Aussie artist Urthboy, and heard on the grapevine that even the farrrrkin NEW YORK TIMES wants a slice of Tommy's quotables. All I can say, is if one person deserves some recognition, TC is him. Tom has put some serious work in over the past few years, producing tracks for Wordsmith, Dr Syntax, Longusto and others, and getting those unofficial remixes going on at other times. Dude deserves his props. If you don't know about Caruana's beats, then what are you waiting for? I said earlier, its a FREE DOWNLOAD. F-R-E-E. That means if you're reading this, and you haven't gone and copped a copy yet, you better go and get that happening real quickly, or you're gonna miss this wave. Now here's the link. Clickedy click.


Friday, 8 January 2010

Live @ Slipjam B 4/12/09

Here's a couple of clips from my first gig back in Brighton since getting back from Australia. Slipjam B is the longest running hip-hop night in the 273 and one that is very close to my heart. Big ups to Hinesy Hines for being an impromptu hype man for me and doing a sterling job, and also to Carl for getting some footage of the night. 'Drop Something' is produced by Tom Caruana, and 'Splash the Cash' by Black Grass. All in all, it was a damn good night.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Back for 2010

Yo - Once again, I fell under that slack spell for the last few months of 2010 as I crammed as much as I could into my last minutes in Australia. As of now, I'm back safely submerged in the 273, and will be trying my best to bring you as much new goodness as I possibly can. Should have a new mixtape ready to see the light of day in the next month or so courtesy of my good man, ex-Brightonian Iye95 - now residing in Chamonix, France. Knowing his skills on the cut and the presence of a few helpers, this is exciting me quite a lot. I've just got back from a flying visit to Dublin where I've recorded a new track for Irish producer Kormac's new LP. Considering I only got it finished pretty damn close to the deadline - its sounding pretty ill. So stay tuned for that also.

Aiiight. That'll do for now. Gotta ease myself back into this slowly like a nice hot bath. Ahhhhhhh... Shit thats hot.

Now go and download the new Yelawolf mixtape (fuck it - its more like an LP) from the post below and treat yourself.

And if you ain't picked up the new Clipse LP yet - stop punching yourself and go and buy it.

Yelawolf - Trunk Musik

I've recently come across this cat called Yelawolf from Alabama, and the kid has a serious flow mixed in with his southern states drawl. First came across him on a track with the Wu's Raekwon, and now I've done a little bit of online exploration, I've hit upon his new mixtape Trunk Musik. And man, as well as the Chef jawnt, which enough to download this shit for on its own, there are some other serious bangers. On Good To Go, Wolf lyrically spars with UGK's Bun B - and blows him away. Seriously. The first verse on this track is insane. Double time, multisyllabic goodness on a par with anything Em could deliver in his prime. And the best part of it - its free. This is a legit download, so waste no time, and head here to pick it up.

Other links: Yelawolf's Myspace page