Posts tagged ‘Joe Black’

March 29, 2017

The Sounds Of UK Rap ft. @mrBennyBanks @JoeBlackUK @docbrown88 @Ciz_ER @Sneakbo @Fredo @Bonkaz

Benny Banks x Joe Black – FuckBoys

Two of Islington’s finest rappers return with their brand new video ‘FuckBoys’ – taken from their forthcoming collaborative project BNB – proving their weight in the UK rap game. The brazen track sees the two trade verses with their standout voices, direct deliveries and impenitently real lyrics. The two combined have always posed as a threat to other UK rappers, and their tracks heard from their forthcoming project shows these two are definitely back on their A game and willing to fight for the crown.

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Doc Brown – Corruptible

You might know Doc Brown as the stand-up comedy success who talks about being a failing rapper and is currently touring with Ricky Gervais, but actually, he’s really good (at rapping) and his new track ‘Corruptible’ proves it. He’s been spitting for a long time, and his re-entrance into UK hip-hop comes at a perfect time. This track is the first track to be heard off of his forthcoming album Stemma, and comes with a polished black and white visual to match.

C Biz – Super ft 6IXVI, License To Kill & Look At You

C Biz is on one hell of a roll this year, releasing a string of tracks, and in the past two weeks alone has dropped three tracks ‘Super ’ ft 6IXVI, ‘License To Kill,’ and ‘Look At You’ ft. Hurricane.

First up is ‘Super’ produced by The Forbes and shows the North West Londoner rapping over a trap-inspired beat featuring another rapper 6IXVI with both of them barring back to back over verses with bossy, saucy lyrics.

‘License To Kill’ produced by Impack, quite rightly samples Shirley Bassey’s ‘Goldfinger’ keeping in the James Bond theme, but with a trap twist. He delivers his lyrics with confidence and fineness.

‘Look At You’ is the latest to drop and features another £R member Hurricane. This one has is still a trap beat but more lively with the whole tone of the track more lighter than the others. It’s upbeat and C Biz and Hurricane talk about making money amongst other things and being at the top.

Sneakbo – Thank God

Sneakbo gives praise to the most high on new track ‘Thank God,’ which he opens with an interlude from a Tupac recording talking about trusting nobody. It’s a deep track about making it out the ends and how people don’t want to see him make it, and he can’t trust many. The beat has a bashment influence, but nowhere near as bold as what we’re used to. Sneakbo speaks more reflectively and openly about his life: “I thank God for my mum she the man, I give her anything her young boy can. Before it’s too late see I love you mum, daddy left a real woman and she raised a son. Can’t tell nobody bout the things I’ve done, see I’ve had a hard life it was drugs and guns.”

I’ve also got some brand new UK mixtapes for you to check out. First up is from Fredo who has released his brand new project Get Rich Or Get Recalled, which has some cold features from Blade Brown, Donae’O and Ratlin.

Bonkaz has dropped the sequel to his 2011 release Quality Control with Quality Control 2.0.. The project is produced by New Gen’s Soul and Bonkaz released the first video off of it ‘Cash Money’ ft. S Loud.

April 20, 2015

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @MajorB2DAL @Prez_T @pabbywabby @Wretch32 @Stormzy1 @ClubsandSpades1 @mrbennybanks @JoeBlackUK @Young_Spray @officialchip

Milli Major ft Prez T & Paper Pabs– Shut Down The Dance

‘Shut Down The Dance’ is like a hardcore grime rave tune and it will do what it says in the title when played in a rave/club! This is from Bloodline representative’s Milli Major, Prez T & Paper Pabs who are royalty in the Grime scene. This will be on Milli Major’s forthcoming EP ‘Bloods Thicker Than Water’ set for release 31st May and sees the finest talent on it from D Double E to Flirta D and producers such as Rude Kid and True Tiger.

The Stray Doggz ft Wretch 32 & Stormzy – Skank Out

To be honest I’d never heard of this producer duo before I got sent this track through and this is their debut single ‘Skank Out’ featuring two highly respected artists Wretch 32 & Stormzy. With the ‘woofs’ on the hook incorporated into the lyrics and two of the sickest MC’s at the moment on it, this trap led tune can only mean one thing, a straight up banger! It’s aggression and honesty makes me love it even more..

Clubs & Spades – Deal Or No Deal

‘Deal Or No Deal’ is the first track taken from newcomers Clubs & Spades forthcoming EP of the same name. They may be newcomers as a collective, but make no mistake each of them have been in the music game and had great careers in it already. They blend hip hop, punk and funk where the two producers use live instruments along with the MC’s rapping in their Northern accents which creates a unique sound. This track talks real life issues…

Benny Banks & Joe Black – Know Me From (remix)

Covering Stormzy’s hit track ‘Know Me From’, North London’s Benny Banks and Joe Black who have been in the rap game for quite some time now put their spin on it. They tackle the track with such finesse it’s like it was one of their own! They both are slick lyricists so we expect nothing but fire from them. The two have a joint mixtape dropping soon, which will show definitely bring a lot of heat to the music game this summer.

Young Spray ft Wretch 32 & Chip – Proud

North London MC’s Young Spray, Wretch 32 and Chip join together for new track ‘Proud’ which is a introspective track of how they grew up. It’s shows Wretch & Young Spray’s journey as they spit while Chip handles the hook, where they look back at their hard lives growing up, where they are at now and what it took to get there. It’s personable, heartfelt and deep and the kind of rap I like.

 

August 17, 2014

Joe Black (@JoeBlackUK) – Renaissance Freestyle [Music Video]

North London rapper Joe Black brings us the video to Renaissance Freestyle which sees him spit some hard bars over a beats by Carns Hill showing even after a hiatus from the scene why he is one of the most respected rappers in the UK.

 

January 28, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Fire In The Booth has really been on fire last week where we heard two epic freestyles. First up was from OGz representative P Money who is set to clash Big H in the forthcoming clash series Lord Of The Mics, who he aimed some exclusive, fresh war bars at. The beats were courtesy of Swifta Beater and Preditah.

One of the UK’s most famed rappers Tinie Tempah was the second one this week to go on the show showing why he climbed to the top and that he can really spit flames silencing a lot of people and getting some stuff off of his chest. He used a few instrumentals including Pusha T’s ‘Numbers On The Boards’, Drake’s ‘Pound Cake’ and Krept & Konan’s ‘Don’t Waste My Time’.  Make sure you check both of these out.

It was good to hear a new track from Manchester lyricist Rio who collaborated with producer Rymez who is behind a few of Wiley’s hit records and talented singer/songwriter L Marshall who always does justice to a track. I’m really feeling this on so make sure you go and have a listen to ‘Hideout’.

An East London rising rapper Shockers is joined by two heavyweights in the scene Ghetts and Joe Black who collaborate with him on ‘Bally On’ a track off his recently released mixtape ‘Shocktown’ which featured other respected names such as Squeeks and Young Marv. With these co-signs it will help strengthen his name in the scene.

D Dark has been around for a little while now and this year I think he’s really going to turn a lot of heads as I can see him experimenting more and a lot more hunger. Take note of his new one ‘F*** About’ which will lead him into his forthcoming big single due to drop soon.

For me Mynature is one of the most honest and best lyricists in the UK at present. His first track of the year ‘Spin Em’ cements this as he shows off his incredible flow, switching it up midway to an old skool jungle one effortlessly and back again. His content is very real and thought provoking, with a confidence on this tune that one that no other rapper can touch him.

January 20, 2014

Shockers (@ItsShockers) ft Ghetts (@JCLARKE_GHETTS) & Joe Black (@JoeBlackUk)– Bally On [Music Video]

Rising East London rapper Shockers released his mixtape Shocktown last month featuring Squeeks, Mula, Fugative, Young Marvand more. It was only right to drop the video to Bally On featuring two of the UK’s finest Ghetts and Joe Black. Check it out below. 

January 5, 2014

DVS (@TheRealDVS) Reveals Official Track List for London Boy American Dreaming Mixtape [News]

This is a mixtape that a lot of people have been waiting for and it sounds like London Boy American Dreaming is going to be worth the wait. DVS releases the tracklisting with some big features including Ard Adz, Sho Shallow, Sneakbo, Youngs Teflon, Wretch 32, Young Spray, Krept & Konan, Squeeks, Joe Black, G Frsh, J Spades, Margs, Syikes and more. With DVS being one of the best the UK has to offer and with these colloborations also including the most highly rated rappers this is definitely going to be a mixtape not to miss out on. He has confirmed it will be dropping on 13th January which is 2 days after my birthday so looks like I’ll be getting a late present 😉

DVS London boy

June 9, 2013

J Spades – More Money More Pagans 2 [Free Mixtape Download]

After the success of More Money More Pagans, Mashtown’s J Spades releases the highly anticipated second instalment. The 19 track strong tape has features from some of the best from the UK rap scene such as DVS, Blade Brown, Chip, Joe Black and Cashtastic and also from the US Waka Flocka Flame.

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Download J Spades – More Money More Pagans II here

 

April 30, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

I’m back after a week away sunning myself and sightseeing in Egypt and am ready to kick offThe Wrap Up‘s Rap Rundown again. I’m going to start with the man who excites most in the rap game; Mic Righteous. The Margate rapper released the visuals to ‘Up All Night’ taken off his recently released ‘Open Mic’ EP. The track is produced by TDH (Tom, Dick & Harry) and I like the grittiness of the video compared to most we see…

We caught a sneak peek of Sho Shallow’s new video ‘Bad’ as Rap Up UK released a behind-the-scenes video. The Brixton emcee reveals that this track was inspired by Wale’s ‘Bad’ because he liked the track and the concept.

Pound Sterling released his ‘Last Man Standing’ mixtape over a month ago and returned to drop a freestyle with a video spitting over Drake’s ‘5am In Toronto’ beat. This is one of my favourite freestyles I have heard as Pound Sterling sets some high standards with his flow and bars.

Paper Pabs from Bloodline took part in GRM Daily’s ‘Black & White’ where he talked honestly and openly about a few issues. One of the first things he questioned was “Is there even a grime scene? I think we need to rename it because I think UK rap is part of grime.” He went on to say they both need each other to balance and it needs to be renamed. What do you think?

USG’s founder Squingy released the video to ‘Rolling’ featuring Lefty. The instrumental draws you into the track instantly. The North West London collective are working on a USG album so look out for that coming soon.

As he gears up for the release of his new mixtape ‘King Of The Underground 2’, Joe Black drops a freestyle entitled ‘I’m Back’.  You might recognize the instrumental from K Koke’s ‘I’m Back’ track. Joe Black’s tracks always sound effortless and as he says in this freestyle, he makes it look like ‘light work’.

It is bank holiday next week so there are lots of events going on. On Friday, J. Cole will be hosting LoveDough which will see Cashtastic and Yungen performing on the night which takes place in Proud, Camden.

Saturday sees Musicalize return to Indigo2 and for me it is the best line up I’ve seen from this event. KanoK KokeTyler JamesSwayGhettsScorcher and Lunar C will all be taking to the stage in this not be missed night.

Streetfest is one of my favourite events of the year and sees an emergence of street culture come together in a car park in Shoreditch; music, clothes, art, skating and more. This year the winner of iTunes ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year’ Oddisee will be performing, supported by Dot RottenDJ Vadim, DJ Nikki BeatnikLivin’ Proof and Supa Dupa Fly.

Lastly, on Monday Link-Up TV will be having their first ever live show at XOYO in Shoreditch with a line-up so far announced consisting of Squeeks, G FrSH, J SpadesYungen and Lady Lykez.

I’ll be at all or most of these so see you there!

October 16, 2012

MTV Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

It’s been a busy week for me as I headed to various events that were happening around London, one of which being RWD’s 11th birthday party on Saturday. Room 1 saw sets from DJ TargetLogan SamaFonti and Bushkin as well a live set from Boy Better Know. Room 2 saw a hip-hop takeover as DJ Semtex and Shortee Blitz and others spinned the decks. I saw a few familiar faces in the crowd, including Clement Marfo and Roll Deep’s Manga

In news, it seems that Wiley has signed another album deal for his upcoming album ‘The Ascent’, which is said to be released in February next year. Tracks on the album will include his hit No.1 single ‘Heatwave’ and second single ‘Can You Hear Me (Ayayaya)’ featuring SkeptaJME and Ms D. Standout features on the tracklist include Emeli SandeAngelKanoChipIce Kid and a mysterious line up of seven grime MC’s – I wonder who will make up the magic seven?

Fans were disappointed when Giggs delayed his video release by a day for NY who released her album yesterday, proving what a good friend he is. Watch out for the video ‘What N****s Want’ tonight at 8pm as it will be released via Rap City TV. I know I’m excited to hear what Giggs has in store, are you?

Charlie Sloth recently announced on his BBC 1Xtra show that he had a meeting with the MOBO’s bosses and they had agreed to let ‘The UK Rap Anthem’ be performed live at the award show. This reminds me of the epic moment when Tinchy Stryder’s ‘Game Over’ was performed for the first time there. ‘The UK Rap Anthem’ was made to celebrate the power and variety of the UK rap scene in 2012 and unites rappers from across the UK together on one track. It includes Mic RighteousEnglish FrankMadhat McGoreShotty HorrohFlow Dem and more.

Rap City released ‘The Trap’ movie, a 48-minute piece written by Arnold Jorge, aka A Squeezy. It features UK rappers J SpadesDun DMargs and Fekky. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s definitely worth a watch.

Joe Black surprised me with a mixtape last week! I didn’t expect there to be a ‘Realionaire 1.5’; I expected the north London rapper to jump straight to number 2. His first ‘Realionaire’ mixtape caused quite a buzz last year and I can’t wait for the next one. In the meantime, check out the free 20-track mixtape featuring some of rap’s heavyweights including Blade BrownSqueeks, Margs and Fekky.

In other news, Dru Blu told everyone why you can’t mess with him and his ‘Clique’ as he spat some heavy bars over the original G.O.O.D Music instrumental. We also saw two other videos be released recently; one was Cashtastic’s ‘Alarm Clock’ and the other saw Political Peak release the video to ‘Jump Off’.

Until next week!

October 11, 2012

Joe Black – Realionaire 1.5 [Free Mixtape]

North London’s Joe Black is back with another mixtape after the heavy buzz of Realionaire, he brings us Realionaire 1.5, giving us a warm up to next in the series 2. The 20- track free downloadable tape has features from some of rap’s heavyweights including Blade Brown, Squeeks, Margs and Fekky.

Download Joe Black – Realionaire 1.5 here