Posts tagged ‘Jehst’

September 11, 2012

MTV Wrap UP: The UK Rap Rundown [News]

I’m back after a week’s holiday in the beautiful country of Croatia for Outlook Festival, where I caught Akala’s set and the Don’t Flop Battle alongside much more. I had no technology out there, which was wonderful, thus missing my last week’s rap column. I’m back now and here to fill you with this week’s happenings in the wonderful world of rap…

Whilst I was away a new Rapper Tag UK came out. Rapper Tag has been going on for just under a year and is an online cypher that started off with Mystro. You get a wide array of the UK’s finest spitting their bars before tagging another deserving rapper to join in.

Dubbledge tagged Iron Brayd for the latest one, who at the end appears to tag in North London’s M9 aka Melanin 9… watch out for his Rapper Tag video.

Political Peak released his video for ‘Tears In The Rain’ featuring Exo who sings the hook. The track is taken from his forthcoming mixtape ‘Dreams To Reality’, which is set to drop on September 29. You can catch Political Peak supporting the Maybach Music tour on Wednesday.

Ratlin and Squeeks joined forces for their new video ‘Not Gonna Change’ featuring singer Karina, bringing us into their world and discussing the past and present. True Tiger released their EP ‘Eye Of The Tiger Vol 2’ with one noticeable track for me called ‘Even In Death’, which hears Mic Righteous spitting over the producers beat.

Rap City recently released a video from their ‘Lost Files’ series. ‘Not Guilty’ comes from Joe Black’s ‘Realionaire’ mixtape which came out last year. We should be seeing Joe’s ‘Realionaire 2’ soon as he recently tweeted:, “NO MORE TWEETS UNTIL #REALIONAIRE2 IS READY.”

The multi-talented artist/radio presenter/battle rapper Mr 13 brought us a video release called ‘Kick Back Part 2’, which was shot at the 2012 Nottinghill Carnival and comes from his recent EP ‘Pain Is Inevitable, Suffering Is Optional’.

I was at the USG clothing shoot on last week with SquingyLeftyK. Koke and Exo for their new merchandise collaboration with Avit Clothing. Squingy was also shooting parts of his music video to the track ‘Deeper’ from his ‘Wrighty’s 1st Son Part 2’ mixtape. Watch out for the music video to ‘Deeper’ coming soon!

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head down to Peterborough for the Boombap Hip-Hop Festival, which takes place between the 14-16 September and features artists such as Kyza SmirnoffDabblaPhi-Life Cypher and Jehst.

Until next time!

May 8, 2012

Camden Crawl Saturday Review

This was the first Camden Crawl I had been to and as I headed straight to get my wristband I wondered what would be in stall.The first act on my schedule of people to see was Durrty Goodz at the Cuban. As I turned up late it was good to see the crowd was a mixtape of ages and races, mostly skanking out and enjoying the performance. Durrty Goodz interacted with the crowd well, performing his Tim Westwood freestyle along with a whole host of other songs

Next we made our way to Camden Rock to watch the UK hip hop star that is Jehst. I had known about Jehst for a few years, but not properly looked into him or his music, although I had big fans of his around me telling me how great his music was. All the acts seemed to be on late, doing their soundcheck, so we waited for about 20 mins to see Jehst. Was it worth the wait? YES! All of the people in the tiny bar, which was full, were avid fans of his who knew every line to each song. This was one of the highlights of the crawl for me, and made me appreciate and really take notice of an old school icon.
We headed back to The Cuban to watch Ghetts, but unfortunately missed three quarters of his set due to the previous set being behind schedule. This wasn’t really too much of a problem, as I had seen Ghetts before. A lot of people turned up to watch, with people standing on tables and chairs to catch a glimpse of him. We listened to Urban Nerds who hosted The Cuban stage play and danced for a while.

Next and last stop for us was the Jazz Café, where I went to see r&b singer Angel, again it was running behind time, but as we were staying there from now we didn’t care. Few drinks later and Angel appeared on stage, the mic was still a bit too low for the singer, but as only a singer like him can do, he still managed to wow and impress the crowd, with his songs like Ride Out, and also giving the audience a live session of his brand new single. If Angel before didn’t impress you before, you would be after seeing him live.

As the whole festival was running behind time, I didn’t get to see Sway, as I had to catch my last train home, and catch some sleep for Sunday’s Crawl which was disappointing. I did have a brilliant time, getting to see some amazing live acts though so I can’t complain. Sunday’s review coming soon!