Archive for December, 2012

December 19, 2012

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Yesterday Clement Marfo took to Twitter to explain to what a straggler was, making myself and others laugh as he described Caroline Flack as the perfect example of one. Take note! “‪#stragglers a woman who remains at a bar long after the more attractive women have left/been taken home by men. Considered to be last resort…

“‪#stragglers a woman who has slept/dated with 3 or more men in the industry… and if this is you; I’m sorry luv, but you are a straggler!

“‪#stragglers a woman who expects a lift home just because you live in the same area… ‘You see that night bus, it’s got your name on it!’”

On to the music; there were a few free mixtapes released last week. Firstly, one of the finest MC’s in the UK Genesis Elijah released ‘I Ain’t Even Charging Bruv 2’. With seven tracks, the tape includes one of my personal favourites ‘Underground King’ and features come from ContextLoudmouth MelvinPyro BarzDream Mclean and Sibling Jointz.

He also dropped the visuals to one of the tracks, entitled ‘What I’m On’. The video was shot at the ‘Hip Hop Isn’t Dead’ night held a few weeks ago at Brixton Jamm and features English FrankMic RighteousSkinnyman and more in the video.

Geko dropped his first official mixtape ‘Voice Of The Future’ last week. The 15-year-old from Manchester and the youngest USG member has impressed many with this release, showcasing his solid flow and content way above his years, which many can relate to. This should cement Geko as one to watch in the UK rap scene.

Show N Prove has produced for some of UK rap’s heavyweights including Wretch 32K KokeBenny BanksLowkey and more. Last week saw him release the free download ‘Show N Prove Instrumentals Vol 2’. He reportedly already has tracks lined up in 2013 with Tinie TempahProfessor GreenDot RottenRoll Deep and Giggs.

Micall Parknsun gave us another video last week; ‘Grade & Liquor’ comes from his forthcoming ‘Me Myself & Akai’ album which is to be released in January 2013.

UK hip-hop MC Big Cakes dropped the video to ‘4 Elephants’ where he talks us through his grievances about the rap game now and how many artists are fake. This track is taken from the ‘CCC’ album.

This combination of artists is beautiful on this one; Squeeks was joined by singer Tom Prior and MckNasty on the drums for their live session of ‘I Ain’t Gonna Beg’. The levels were high from all three artists in this acoustic version. MckNasty also released his first mixtape 12.12.12 last week.

Respected Brixton-bred rappers DVS and Jaja Soze went to Westwood’s Crib recently to lay down a freestyle. PDC’s Jaja Soze was first up and laid down some deep bars over a mellow beat, with him passing the mic to DVS who goes in deep too. They then go in over Juicy J’s ‘Bandz A Make Her Dance’.

December 18, 2012

Benny Banks feat. Elli Ingram – Let Me Be [Music Video]

Benny Banks sits back and takes a look at his life in Let Me Be featuring the soulful vocals of Elli Ingram. This track is taken from his Patiently Waiting Vol.2 mixtape out December 19th.


December 18, 2012

Scrufizzer – Rudeboy [Music Video]

Scrufizzer sends out a message to his haters in latest track Rudeboy.

December 16, 2012

Genesis Elijah – What I’m On [Music Video]

Genesis Elijah brings us some brand new visuals for track What I’m On shot at Hip Hop Isn’t Dead an event held a few weeks ago at Brixton Jamm and shows English Frank, Mic Righteous, Logic, Skinnyman and more in the video. This is taken from his recently released mixtape I Ain’t Even Charging Bruv 2.

December 16, 2012

Micall Parknsun – Grade & Liquor [Music Video]

Micall Parknsun drops another visual Grade & Liquor off his forthcoming Me Myself & Akai album.

December 16, 2012

Big Cakes – 4 Elephants [Official Video]

Big Cakes drops the video to 4 Elephants a track taken from his CCC album. The rap veteran talks us through some thought provoking lyrics about real hip hop and how many artists nowadays are fake.

December 16, 2012

Black The Ripper – Throwaway Thoughts [Music Video]

This is the latest visual to be released from Black The Ripper‘s Black Is Beautiful 2 mixtape. Watch it below and listen to him rhyming about his Throwaway Thoughts.

December 16, 2012

Squeeks ft Tom Prior & MckNasty‬‬ – I Ain’t Gonna Beg [Live Session]

Squeeks is joined by singer Tom Prior and MckNasty to perform their track I Ain’t Gonna Beg in this live session. Check it out.

December 16, 2012

Westwood Crib Sessions – DVS & Jaja Soze freestyle

Brixton rappers DVS and Jaja Soze go to Westwood’s crib to drop freestyles.

December 16, 2012

Blade Brown Ft Chip – Stressin [Audio]

Listen below to Blade Brown featuring Chip Stressin below off Bags & Boxes 2.