‘Return To Stoney Island’ is the long-awaited second album from Leaf Dog, BVA and Illinformed. The 2013 eponymously titled offering boasted a solid roster of featuring artists. This second instalment promises a variety too. Feature verses on the album by M.O.P., Inspectah Deck, Young Z, Rome Streetz, Smellington Piff and Eric the Red. Cuts by … Continued
We’ll bring you information on this album as soon as we can. See below for more information, videos, lyrics and streams.
The second instalment of Tonic from Messrs Syntax & Cannon.
Following on from the success of his 2016 debut, Year of the Monkey, Dabbla returns with an album that eschews any of the stereotypical pitfalls and curses of a sophomore project, instead pushing his craft to ever higher levels. The title for Death Moves was originally borne from Dabbla’s fascination with martial arts, but as … Continued
Collaborative album between Res One and Illinformed. Features from Leaf Dog, Verb T, Datkid, Smellington Piff, Charly Cut, Inja and Paro.
‘Lost In Space’ features UK Hip Hop favourites such as Jehst, Verb T, Manchester legend Sparkz, newcomers such as [ K S R ] and Doctor Outer.
Production from Joe Corfield, Molotov & Chemo. Features from Ocean Wisdom, Skinnyman, Coops, Onoe Caponoe, Datkid & Carmody.
All lyrics by Ramson Badbonez. All production taken from the MF DOOM/Metal Fingers Special Herbs Collection. Eucalyptus (Tinned Sardines). Benzino Gum (Guiness & Dominos). Orange Blossoms (Psychosomatic). Black Snake Root (Funk Babies). Safed Musli (High Tolerance). High John (Forbidden Fruit)
With a shared love of gourmet dishes and luxury rap beats, Sonnyjim & Juga-Naut have cooked up some marvelous shit. A 12 course treat in the form of “The Purple Door”. The beats are woven in Sonnyjim’s trademark style; hypnotic sample choices and infectious loops carry the soundtrack; sneakily the samples build up in instrumentation … Continued
With production by Jazz T & Zygote, this is the latest album from Ramson Badbonez.
14-track album from High Focus artist Coops.
14 Track album featuring Leaf Dog, Bill Shakes, Datkid, Paro and DJ Merk. Produced by Illinformed. Mastered by the Naive.
A long overdue hook up between South London MC Oliver Sudden and Shrewsbury based DJ Buzzword. A cold December weekend back in 2015 locked in the shed resulted in this 4 track EP.
The brand new album ‘NFA’ (No Fixed Abode) from Smellington Piff which features production from Leaf Dog, Illinformed and Smellington Piff and guest vocals from Leaf Dog, BVA, Farma G, Scorzayzee, Sean Peng, Cracker Jon and Gee Bag and cuts from DJ Jazz T and DJ Merk
A series of Badbonez’ classics. Mastered by DJ Jazz T.
With guest appearances from an ALL STAR cast, Ocean has left no stone unturned, touching upon multiple genres and bringing together some of the biggest legends in the history of the industry. Wizville boasts an unrivalled track list including collaborations with the record breaking, genre defining, phenom that is Dizzee Rascal! The legend himself and arguably one of the greatest rappers of … Continued
The acclaimed debut album from North London artist Shay D.
The 6th full length album from Foreign Beggars – 2 2 KARMA.
Jam Baxter, Ed Scissor and Ghosttown spent the Summer of 2012 penning songs in Holloway, North London. In the same short few weeks that Team GB bought glory to the capital, the trio lay the foundations for LAMINATED CAKES; an album inspired by the unhinged, non-stop and totally uncontrollable hedonism that defined that particular summer. … Continued
Melanin9 releases his 6th solo project Old Pictures. Features From: Milano, Mach Hommy & Bisk Production Credits: Anatomy, Wun Two, DRWN, Ohbliv, Melanin9 & more.
A collaborative album between Verb T and Pitch 92.
Split Prophets proudly bring you Upfront’s second solo album ‘Lettermorposis’. 3 years after the release of his debut album ‘Upfront and Personal‘ he returns with an album that embraces the sound of his Bristol roots while maintaining his defined style of delivery.
The EP captures the artistic growth inspired by Apex’s travels in Africa and Asia. It features collaborations with pioneering Chinese Hip Hop/Reggae artist MC Webber aka Raddam Ras, New York emcee Jackson Turner, Cameroonian/French Reggae singers UBC and fellow First and Last member OMeza Omniscient and production from OMeziah, Frank Freeman, GI and In:Theory.
The first release from The Menagerie since 2004!
Illinformed’s beat tape.
Erudition and poetic intensity have earned Rick Fury the respect of all the right people: die-hard hip-hop fans, industry types and most importantly, his peers. ‘Get your shit together’ is planted at an intersection between the boom-bap of East Coast hip-hop, blues-inflected portraits of Newcastle, and soulful laid back pop. There’s a trademark torrent of … Continued
The infamous London lyricist Ramson Badbonez teams up with producer DJ Fingerfood to bring us ‘Hypnodic’ the follow up to the cult classic ‘A Year In The Life Of Oscar The Slouch’. A no holds barred showcase in dope rhymes and beats featuring Leaf Dog, Res One, Jokerstarr, Gadget, M.A.B, Deeflux and Jazz T.
Inspired by Gil Scott-Heron’s song of the same name, the ambitious ‘Billy Green is Dead’ album follows fictional everyman character Billy Green on his solitary journey through an uncaring, individualistic world. Lead track 44th Floor – produced by Zygote of Strange U aka The Maghreban – comes midway through the record’s narrative arc and finds … Continued
Album from Joe Blow of Welsh group Squid Ninjaz.
The debut album from Benaddict released on Yogocop Records.
From Mistafire and Res One comes The Passsport E.P. Productions comes from Illinformed and Badhabitz.
Single from Eric The Red on RLD Records.
Following on from Miverione: Vol 1 which was released in 2016, Kyza drops the second volume.
From Petrelli Brothers comes this 10 track release on BoomBapPro.
Leaf Dog’s second solo album on High Focus Records.
The second E.P. from Moreone on In The Balance Records. ‘Wake Up Call’ sees Moreone return with an alarm clock strapped to an atomic bomb. Detailing a very turbulent year faced since dropping the ‘Turn Back’ EP, reflecting on memories from childhood, family situations, friendship and good old fashioned acts of arson, it is clear … Continued
Solo effort from Jinxsta JX with an array of producers on the boards. Track 5 features Twizzy.
‘The Legacy’ – a single dropped ahead of Leaf Dog’s second album ‘Dyslexic Disciple‘. Possibly the biggest collection of UK rappers on a track that history has ever seen. Check the roster: Phi Life Cypher (Si Phili & Life MC), Smellington Piff, BVA, Cracker Jon, Jehst, Jack Jetson, Dirty Dike, Verb T, Sonnyjim, Mysdiggi, Klashnekoff, … Continued
‘Six Bricks’ EP is exclusive partnership between two of the UK’s leading Hip-Hop artists. Nottingham’s Juga-Naut & London’s Micall Parknsun. Named as such for its impeccably solid sound, style, content and delivery, ‘Six Bricks’ sets the foundation for a new era in Hip-Hop. Produced by Parky, co-production on ‘Gametime’ by Beat Butcha, lyrics by Jugz … Continued
The second single to be released from Leaf Dog’s second LP ‘Dyslexic Disciple’.
After over a year spent in a slight creative slump in a crumbling terraced house in Tottenham, Jam Baxter rang his label boss while heavily intoxicated to request they fly him to Bangkok forthwith, to rejoin forces with ‘…so we ate them whole’ producer and engineer, Chemo. After an initial period of understandable hesitancy, the … Continued
A mixtape made in collaboration with London Zoo Affiliate DJ Frosty.
All vocals, instrumentals and mixing by dedWest.
Produced by Billy Whiz Artwork by SPZero76.
Although Rye doesn’t remember meeting any of the producers of this project, each one of them has played a major role in shaping the sonic landscape in which Rye’s journey is replayed for you – the listener. With blood sweat and mud smeared all over our faces we present to you ‘Arthur Lager’, a creation … Continued
Another gem from the Boom Bap Pro oven. Steady Rock & Oliver Sudden team up on this one.
Ramson Badbonez and Jazz T link up for this one.
We are truly living in strange times. Our reality is snowballing into a dystopian nightmare with all powerful pig headed political figures pulling the rest of the world towards oblivion. Headlines read like chapters from the darkest of Orwellian fantasies and our world is starting to resemble the bleakest of premonitions put forward by the … Continued
Micall Parknsun’s long awaited track “Practice” is now available on this limited edition E.P. on Boot Records featuring new joints “Tag Team” with the legendary Jehst and “Moves” with the don Durrty Goodz.
Paranoid City is the long awaited LP from Sonnyjim & Sleaze. These two previously collaborated on the Work In Mnemonics EP in 2011, and the result this time round is a rugged & raw unapologetic offering in a world where sugar coated candy rap reigns supreme. Last time around the release was marred by Sleaze’s … Continued
Lyrics by Eric the Red and Sean Peng, Produced by Illinformed. Featuring Leaf Dog, BVA, Verb T, Jack Jetson, Smellington Piff, OAB, Gee Bag & DJ Merk. Artwork hand-drawn by Wet Potato, Colour and Text by Mark Shields 187.
When Problem Child assemble in the studio there’s no telling what will come out. Sometimes it has a face, legs and bites! Dare to journey inside the PC headquarters and you will find them hanging upside down like bats communicating purely in sonar and agreeing and disagreeing on the size and shape of their next … Continued
Soul Searching’ is released on KBTZ Recordings and has been a full 2 years in the making. The album is undoubtedly Broken Poetz finest work to date, and once again they serve up the sort of deep, soulful, easy listening style of hiphop that makes them fairly unique in the scene. The album features an … Continued
The instrumental version of this monumental first outing by the Four Owls. Hand crafted by Leaf Dog.
The long awaited debut solo album by Si Phili arrives at the 11th hour. Having spent years in the game, now is the time to come correct on a solo tip. Some mighty manoeuvres are being made right here, 21 tracks deep The 11th Hour kicks hard! Some ill beats accompany equally ill verses, all … Continued
High Focus Records is proud to present Ocean Wisdom’s full length 17 track debut album Chaos 93′. The album is fully produced by Dirty Dike and boasts an amazing array of features from Foreign Beggars, Klashnekoff, The Four Owls, Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter, Lunar C, Edward Scissortongue & Remus! This album is set to be … Continued
TRACK LIST: 1. Gashers ft Twizzy & Mr.Bigz 03:22 2. Here I Am ft Mr 13 03:28 3. Next Level ft Dotz 03:37 4. Lot Of Talk 03:37 5. Same Ol’ Road ft Amy True 03:04 6. Self Destructive ft Rawwz, Bamalam & Mr 13 03:49 7. Never Enough ft Mr 13 03:00 8. One … Continued
The Mouse Outfit team up with Mattic for this E.P.
14 Tracks entirely produced by Illinformed and featuring Q Unique, Life MC, Leaf Dog, BVA, Verb T, Fliptrix, Smellington Piff, Jack Jetson, Jam Baxter, Split Prophets, JMan, Tony Broke, Bill Shakes, Lee Scott, Bang On, Sonnyjim, OAB, Sean Peng, Eric the Red, Stinkin Slumrok, Physiks, Cheech, Index & Cracker Jon. Best of all? You can … Continued
‘The Man With The Foggy Eyes’, a brand new full length album from Verb T entirely produced by Illinformed. The album features Leaf Dog, Fliptrix, Moreone, Smellington Piff, Chillman, Madlean, BVA, Jokerstarr & Micall Parknsun.
New compilation mixtape from producer Pro P, the mixtape features some already released tracks, some unreleased tracks from the vaults and some tracks from future projects. Beyond Average tracks taken off their album “Great Minds Think Alike” Kingpin tracks taken off his album “Art Of Survival” Danny Diatribe tracks taken off his album “Elevation Illustrations” … Continued
Picture The Plot is a project that self manifested itself naturally & spontaneously in space & time, with two paths crossing in the matter of a month whilst Cutta Chase was travelling Australia. Creativity sparked immediately between these two kindred MCs, with the title track being recorded within an hour of their first meeting. A … Continued
‘The Obituary of Sherlock Bones’ is a collection of new and unreleased tracks from a back catalogue of album, EP and mixtape projects. These tracks have come to form an album in their own right on which the eponymous Bones features many of his Rumbustious Records cohorts, as well as several noted talents from UK … Continued
Stanley Kubrick was a master of the hidden narrative, a virtuoso of subtext, composition & attention to detail & a perfectionist with obsessive vision. Executively produced & heavily scored by legendary UK veteran, Jehst. The #KubrickLP by Stig Of The Dump is a story rife with gritty comedy & layered in honest tragedy. Starting as … Continued
REWD ADAMS returns with a brand new mixtape – HUNGER PAINS 2, the fourth chapter in the Rewd Adams story, following a brief hiatus on from the previous chapters in the saga. It has been a while since REWD touched down on the previous instalment, but there’s no time like the present and that’s exactly … Continued
The instrumentals from this collaboration between Chemo and Jam Baxter.
‘Evade & Seek: the EPilogue’ is the companion EP to Essa’s recent album ‘The Misadventures Of A Middle Man’. Featuring two all-new tracks plus alternate versions of some favourites from the album, it reminds us why Essa is one of the UK’s most versatile MCs. ‘LeLeLe’ is a club-ready, punchline-heavy beast produced by Flako. The … Continued
Collaboration between Life MC and Badhabitz (of Krate Krusaders). Features Fliptrix and Upfront MC.
The 16-track long-awaited follow-up album to the highly-acclaimed debut album “Nature’s Greatest Mystery” from UKHH’s favourite bird-based crew.
Album from High Focus’ new signing, Onoe Caponoe. The album is produced by Chemo and features Jehst.
A remix version of Sonny’s and Leaf Dog’s 2014 “How To Tame Lions“.
1. Fresh Cut 02:46 2. Here To Speak 04:12 3. Set The Table Feat. M.A.B. & Jinxsta JX 03:58 4. Thinking Back 04:04 5. Oh Well Feat. Farma G 03:36 6. One More Chance 04:26 7. Feeling The Same Feat. Genesis Elijah & Verb T 04:06 8. Cold N Lonely Feat. Farma G 03:10 9. … Continued
A self-produced affair from Verb T. Released on High Focus records.
Collaboration album between Edinburgh producer Daryl Donald and emcee Cutta Chase. Released on De Facto Entertainment.
The album is entirely produced by Leaf Dog and features Son Doobie (Funkdoobiest), Rag n Bone Man, Leaf Dog, BVA, Verb T, Fliptrix, Lee Scott, Bill Shakes, Jack Jetson, Eric the Red and Cracker Jon.
Kyza Smirnoff is back with this 11-track offering “Hibernation” which was announced on the main stage at Boombap festival. “This album is the first project that Kyza has undertaken all of the production duties, singing, and general direction to date. After having a very turbulent couple of years away from making music, Kyza has decided … Continued
Debut album from Cracker Jon. Produced entirely by 2Late.
Back with more of that crunchy goodness. EATGOOD Records proudly present Vol 2 of Sonnyjims Guest Verses & Granola Breakfasts series. Back in 2012 we dropped the first installment and this ones much of the same, a collection of Sonnyjim guest features, a few exclusives & some radio appearances all packaged up into this delicious … Continued
Following up from the success of his ‘wood in the hood’ certified debut LP ‘Cold Lazarus’ (2011), Enlish is looking to go ‘coal in the cul-de-sac’ with his new mixtape offering, ‘Delicious Heat’. Spread over 15 tracks, Enlish covers a wide range of topics utilising his own unique blend of introspection, wit, wordplay, punch lines … Continued
All lyrics written, performed & recorded by Parallax. Tracks 1,4,5 & 6 produced by Parallax. Track 3 produced by Fredo. Tracks 1,2 & Outro produced by Sam Zircon. Tracks 1,3,4,5,6 mixed & engineered by Parallax. Track 2 & Outro mixed & engineered by Sam Zircon. All cuts by Parallax & Sam Zircon. Artwork by Hayley … Continued
Produced by Hutch Beats.
Lovely beat tape from Illinformed.
Following on from Gi3mo’s “The Untold Adventures Of Gary Guttersnypes”.
The debut album from RLD Records signing Jack Jetson. Produced entirely by Leaf Dog. Features Dirty Dike, Leaf Dog and BVA. Also available on Bandcamp.
A 12-track album from Essa (Yungun) featuring Brotherman, D.Ablo and the great Doc Brown. A veteran in the UK Hip Hop world, this is Essa’s first full-length material since his acclaimed 2006 “Grown Man Business” with Mr Thing. Essa says “I’ve always been a middle man – walking within widely different circles (racial, social, cultural, … Continued
This offering from Theme is a 6 track E.P. Available for 2 pounds, this release comes after the acclaimed Toys Get Smoked.
From Adam Kammerling and Sherlock Bones of Rum Committee comes this catchy 11-track album. “Don’t Move” is available for free/donation download.
8 track EP from Sonnyjim and High Focus heatmaker Leaf Dog, this release combines all the great elements of Sonnyjim’s lyricism, wordplay and flow sciences over Leafy’s cinematic soul chops, stripped down boombap and raw loops. Includes the singles Royal Flush and Diablo with an Apatight remix treatment thrown in to boot.
New release from Ed Scissortongue after his 2013 album “Better.Luck.Next.Life”. The E.P. will drop in April and is a 7-track affair boasting production from Lamplighter, Dirty Dike, Sumgii, Miles Courtney, Eon Ra & Konchis with cuts by DJ Sammy B-Side.
The debut album from producer HashFinger. Bradford-based HashFinger explores a wide range of vibes throughout the entire project – from bass laden boom-bap to intricate and ambient chill out. See the links on this page for digital download and limited edition 12″ vinyl.
A selection of remixes of various Verb T tracks from a host of producers including Leaf Dog, Jehst, Ghosttown, Konchis, Urban Click and BMRN.
The Bluntskins return after their self-titled first album. Straight up boom bap which is best accompanied by smoking along.
The new 10 track EP “Verbal sWARdz” has been a while in the making but is planned as the first of a series of releases taking place over the next year. Again largely self produced with further contributions from Ringz of Saturn, Agor and Daniel Taylor, Braydz’ rhyme skills throughout are of the highest caliber. … Continued
Special release from Fliptrix & High Focus. 6 new tracks and 6 remixes, with production from Rebs.
Album from GV Clik’s Sleaze and producer Reklews. CD & Vinyl available from Greasy Vinyl.
8-track album from Messrs Jinxsta JX, MAB and Twizzy.
Collaborative album from Synners and Pete Cannon dropping on 3rd March 2014. Features come from Jehst, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Dirty Dike, Dub Mafia’s Eva Lazarus, DJ Woody and Lunar C. Released on Tactical Thinking Entertainment.
Caxton Press’ Manage drops these unreleased tracks on Boom Bap Professionals. Pay if you’re feeling it.
With production from The Strange Neighbour, Jack Diggs and 184, and verses from Res, Datkid, Phoenix Da Icefire and Efeks, this is a 17-track album from Revorg Records and TPS Fam.
2014 album from Big Dutty Deeze.
The (long-awaited) debut solo album from BVA. Acronymously named, “Be Very Aware” features production from labelmate Leaf Dog, alongside Illinformed and Amdek. It also features the many talents of Fliptrix, Leaf Dog, Verb T, Dirty Dike, Rag N Bone Man, Kashmere, Cracker Jon, Smellington Piff & DJ Sammy B-Side.
“The Route Of All Evil” is the follow up release to 2nd Class Citizenz’ debut album “Not For The Faint Hearted”. All tracks written and performed by 2nd Class Citizens. Produced by 2nd Class Citizenz, Leeboi and Matty Skatt. Mixed and mastered by Matty Skatt.
Free E.P. from Oxford rapper Elliot Fresh.
Tom Caruana Presents… Longusto & Devise – Stumbling. Longusto says: “Me & Devise had the idea of this EP a year ago. Now its here. Endless love to all the artists involved, my buddies. Sunny Jim Mann, Emilly Farrah Joy, Steve Bradley and Stuart Ward, plus my goodbuddy Enlish and of course the man behind … Continued
From Paro & Bil Next. This 8-track E.P. features production from Badhabitz, Blanka, Baileys Brown and 2late. Featuring all the Split Prophets crew plus an appearance from Jman.
An 8-track LP from Cutta Chase, produced by Fredo.
A Christmas 5-track E.P. gift from the legend Dr Syntax.
2013 album from Black Budget Ent. founder Just P.
An instrumental album of Verb T self-produced tracks from over the years.
The debut LP from Ceiling Demons, which follows on from where the “Ceiling Demons E.P.” left off. It is a journey of escapism that takes you through the darkness in order to appreciate the light. The album was recorded in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and features BBC Introducing’s songbird Pip Mountjoy.
Wonderful number from 184 a.k.a Button Eyes, featuring the vocals of Rag N Bone Man.
Collaborative album from E & Daniels members Mr 13, Tony D, Locksmyth, J.Matrix, Theme, Mystro, Gizmo, Ceezlin, Jae Moe, Theo, Flabz, Dr Psycho, RawWz, Micall Parknsun, Gemini, Last Resort, & Money Mitch.
Produced by Charlie Mac, Ramson Badbonez’ High Focus pressed album is expected with eager anticipation! Features verses from: Fliptrix, Rag N Bone Man, Jam Baxter, Mystro, Joker Starr, Genesis Elijah and more. The album is a progressive concept; taking the listener through gritty crime ridden streets of central London.
Beats for you to spit on!
A luscious selection of remixes of the title track from Dizraeli & The Small Gods. Featuring a refix from GhostTown (Dead Players), a remix from Badhabitz (Krate Krusaders) and the original album version of “Moving In The Dark”.
Great adventures need great music, on some Indiana Jones shit. Well remember those things called “beats”? Beats that went UHH, and THUNK, and WHUT, and KLACK, and got you in the solar plexus rather than nibbling your neck? These those beats right here. Raw beats, beats with too much cellulite in their arse, those Iron … Continued
The latest in this epic series from the Task Force crew.
Pete Cannon Presents… Deadline – My Mum’s Favourite Rapper.
The debut album from Jman on Greasy Vinyl. The album lands upbeat bangers, Boom Bap, soulful classics and everything in between. Featuring production from Pete Cannon, Badhabitz, 2Late and Illinformed. Featuring verses from Leaf Dog, BVA, Fliptrix, Dabbla, Res, Inja and Dr Syntax and more.
Their second E.P. after “The, The Pad & The Things We Had” earlier in 2013. “A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behaviour” – Robert K. Merton
The single of the title track from Badbonez’ 2013 High Focus album “A Year In The Life Of Oscar The Slouch“.
Solo album from Efeks on Boom Bap Professionals. Having put albums out for a decade as the rapper behind Prose, Efeks is an emcee who should need no introduction. A veteran of the UK rap scene, his solo debut certainly lives up to it’s title. Contemporary Classic takes a more personal direction than the Prose … Continued
4-track E.P. featuring roster of emcees.
Free E.P. from the Birmingham crew.
In the words of Baileys Brown himself: “B-Movie Cult Classic Bidniz”. This joint is free to download and bangs like a nympho.
Free to download mixtape from Brotherman, lacing his favourite beats. A joint release between Free House Records and Brotherman’s King & Country Records.
Packed with socio-political and liberation-centred views, this album is for the serious listener. TRACK LIST: 1 Shackled By The Pound (prod by Apex Zero) 2 Absolute Zero (prod by Apex Zero) 3 Power Source (War at Night) (prod by OMeziah) 4 Our Times ft OMeza Omniscient & Kyra (prod by Apex Zero) 5 Walk on … Continued
Debut album from the Middlesborough duo, carefully crafted over 18 months.
Verb T’s 7th studio album. “I Remain” is 15 tracks long and is entirely self-produced. It features Kashmere, Fliptrix and Genesis Elijah. It was released on High Focus Records. Read our review right here.
Fresh off the back of Black Athena comes this E.P. from Cyrus Malachi.
Cyclonious – The Natural Disaster has put together yet another masterminded mixtape F.E.A.R. Bringing the light over to the darkness, Cyclonious carrys a history of lyrical artistry and an intense style of beat production which makes this forthcoming mixtape a must for any true hip hop fan When asked about the concept of his upcoming … Continued
5-track E.P. from Bristol crew Split Prophets.
From Life MC and DJ Nappa (of Phi Life Cypher.
Free release from Twizzy
From Kilimanjaro: Lamplighter’s new EP ‘The Senses’ bristles with an ultra-minimalist, cinematic atmosphere that entrances and unsettles in equal amounts. The first single ‘Lux’ plays out like a distilled UK Garage soundtrack to Bladerunner. Not much is known of the man, however there is a tale told, that he spent many fruitless years pleading with … Continued
A new offering from Boom Bap Professionals. Luca Brazi and Oliver Sudden are B.O.M.B. This 10-track album features Tenchoo, Archetype, Mnsr Frites, Tony Skank, Al Mighty, Jester Jacobs, TPS Fam, Benny Diction & Fourni P.
Free birthday giveaway from Big Stig. Plenty of merch to be had from the Bandcamp link below.
Album by Dead Players (who are Jam Baxter, Dabbla and GhostTown on the boards).
Free to download L.P. from Crusada. Featuring artists: Efeks, Midnight.
1st album from Manchester-based The Bluntskins. The album brings you a classic boombap vibe and a little extra, weed smokers of the world unite and roll up a blunt.
Album from Benny Diction, released on Boom Bap Professionals. The whole LP is produced by Able8, and features Cappo and other Punning Clan members.
A phenomenal piece of work from Illinformed on the beats, his older brother Leaf Dog and BVA on the mic. This album dropped on High Focus on 22nd July 2013, and immediately made itself a contender for album of the year. The album covers a variety of themes, the past, drugs, wisdom, mediation and features … Continued
Album from Split Prophets members Res and Datkid. The albums features the likes of Leafdog & BVA, Upfront, Paro, Bil Next, Flying-monk, Life, Lee Scott, Twotungs, Mistafire, DGreen, & Confusion. Production comes courtesy of Baileys Brown and Badhabitz of Krate Krusaders.
Sexy, sultry, high-class quality beats from the Associated Minds producer. Caviar Crackle is his sophomore album, and surely sees him cement his place as one of the UK’s top Hip Hop producers. This album features a whole host of respected international MCs.
The debut E.P. from this wordsmith from the southwest. The E.P. is released on RLD Records and production comes courtesy of Leaf Dog.
‘Not For The Faint Hearted’ is the debut album from 2nd Class Citizenz, The Southcoast UK hip hop trio take it back to the real rap of the golden era! With deep, dark and meaningful lyrics over heavy homemade beats, this is a must have for all hip hop heads! Produced by 2nd Class Citizenz, … Continued
Classic boom bap from El Tel The Dopeness, DJ Donnie Propa and Habitat.. Features Cappo and Verb T.
The Mixtape features a mixture of MC’s from Manchester to Liverpool to London and Dublin that include: Bill Sykes (TNC), Cheech (Mothership Connection), Fabz (Meeting Martin), Class A’z, Funzo, Wordsmiff Flip, Wordz Ov Wizdom (Mosh Team), Spider Jaroo (NSR), Goshin, Frisko, Beyond Average, K LoOse, Stoney, Innuendo, Tony D, Persia & Legion.
18-track album from Baileys Brown featuring a large range of artists from Bristol and all over the UK. Featuring: DGreen, Datkid, Paro, Flying monk, Kali Mist, Koast, Redskin, Dash Vilz, Ramson Badbonez, Mackie Skillz, Jay Wilcox, C-Strikez, Upront MC, Prime, Leafdog, Krazy, Hozay, Lowdose, Sonny Jim, Confusion. Sirplus, Dirty Dike.
Akala’s fourth studio album.
A free E.P., aptly entitled “Free E.P.”, a celebration of Crystal Palace earning promotion to the Premier League, and to announce his 8 track E.P. coming soon to High Focus. He produced all the tracks himself, and the cover art is Verbs as an 8 or 9 year old when he used to go to … Continued
The 19 track debut album from north-England based The Mouse Outfit. This is likely to be one of the biggest releases of 2013, and is already receiving acclaim from all sides. Our review can be read here.
So…what is End Of Level Boss Music? Well, let’s set the scene, the jolly in-game music fades out, the scenery dulls into blackness, you’ve got a matter of seconds to check your power-ups/items and surroundings (there’s usually rumbling too) before a menacing soundtrack starts up and you’re presented with a monster of gigantic proportions. Think … Continued
Released on BBE Records.
E.P. from K9 to promote “The Re-Education Of King 9” album.
Offering a fresh take on Hip Hop, Rag N Bone Man sings blues into hip hop whilst Leaf Dog takes care of the beats. The E.P. is fully produced by Leaf Dog and features Leaf Dog & SonnyJim on guest verses.
We haven’t been able to add a profile for this album yet
Debut album from Caxton Press, and voted album of the year 2012 by readers of Wordplay Magazine. The album instrumentals are also available here and here.
Debut E.P. from Hampshire heads Mystero and D.Know. A soulful, heartfelt, honest-with-a-message release, and one to relax to, relate to and play back again. Broken Poetz tracks utilise elements of Funk, Soul, Reggae and Blues to form a melting pot of sounds. All tracks are rich in metaphors, hidden meanings, clever wordplay and have a … Continued
The latest studio album from The Breaks Collective, Audio Art is an eclectic mix of the many genres the band fuse together, an album that represents their outlook; a passion for original music and live performance. A melting pot of music and lyrics the album was written, recorded, produced and mastered in their own studio … Continued
Lusty’s album weighing in at 13 tracks long.
This is a 9-track remix album featuring remixes by Pete Cannon, Chemo, Sumgii, Illiterate, Eon Ra, Miles Courtney, Empire Of Sloth, Termite and Boomruin.
We haven’t been able to add a profile for this album yet
A 19-track album concluding the Tongue Strung Project.
The Diamond LP is the debut album from Ben Diamond (formerly known as Benaddict) and was released on 29th January 2013 with production credits going to Nicholas “Aqua” McCarrell.
Having produced in its entirety Edward Scissortongue’s debut album Better Luck Next Life, Lamplighter has released the instrumentals from this great piece of work.
Fantastic FREE (pay if you like it) LP from the very underrated Cutta Chase.
TRACK-LIST: 1. Long Time Comin’ 02:13 2. Run 03:37 3. Way You Want It 03:42 4. Looking For Answers 02:56 5. Music 2020 Feat. Stig Of The Dump And Dr Syntax 04:24 6. Rhyme Enforcer 02:33 7. Here Come The British Feat. Deadline 03:55 8. Skit 01:03 9. Maximum Overdrive Feat. Nabo Rawk 02:45 10. … Continued
Debut album from the young rapper/producer from Plymouth. All tracks produced by Ross Sinclair except 3, 7, 10, 12.
Produced, mixed and slapped together by Dirty Dike at the ManCave.
Refixes by various godlike people of tracks lifted from The Gruesome Features by Jam Baxter, which is available from www.High-Focus.com on CD and vinyl and digitally on iTunes and all other good download sites. My hugest thanks to everyone who supplied the relevant murkage. Includes a tune I left off The Gruesome Features but think … Continued
The debut E.P. from Ceiling Demons. Production from Jesster, mastered at Junction 9 Studios.
This 8-track E.P. comes out of De Facto Entertainment. All tracks were produced by Stealf, and all verses provided by Silqe, with collaborative verses from Mista Flix and Macca.
Edward Scissortongue’s debut solo album.
“First Word are proud to present Time For Something New, the FW debut from Essa. He’s no newbie though – under his former name, Yungun, he rose through the UK Hip-Hop ranks to reach a worldwide audience winning praise from Nas, Mark Ronson and Cody ChesnuTT. Loyal fans have waited patiently for this, his first … Continued
Heroin is a moreish drug. If you take too much you will die. Language is equally moreish. It bathes in limitlessness. Unrestricted by purpose. Unless the shadow of letters combined make hyperdimensional voids in space time. Language is where ideas settle and civilisations dawn. Welcome to Mowgli’s world: Portals of literature, stories and soundscapes, theories … Continued
Vocals/lyrics by Dr Syntax Beats & mixed by Tom Caruana Artwork by Crespo Rebecca Stephens – additional vocals on Make Your Move, Masks & Heard This One Before Pete Cannon – cuts on Make Your Move, Another Classic & Heard This One Before Fidel Cutstro – cuts on Out Of My Mind Grab it here!
A super offering from the debuting duo of Adam & Cuth. At 2 British Pounds you’d be foolish not to.
Finally the highly anticipated debut LP ‘MYSTROGEN’ from one of UK’s most prolific entertainers amongst the Hip-Hop elite is ready for the world to digest. Many of us by now should know when it comes to originality this man is in a league of his own as a seasoned lyricist engulfed in undeniable charisma and … Continued
Produced and mixed by Pete Cannon
We haven’t been able to add a profile for this album yet
Free to D/L from Stig’s “Free Shit” pack.
“Match In The Ocean” from SE Fire, was put together between 2001 & 2009. During this period, the group, consisting of producer/rapper Sosé, rapper Mistafire, vocalist Jamileh Lee, engineer Ollie Weeks and the turntable wizadry of DJ Snafu, supported hip-hop luminaries like The Roots and De La Soul and caused carnage at festivals up and … Continued
All tracks written, recorded and arranged by Yungun (a.k.a. Essa) at Casa Nico.
2012 album by Rewd Adams and The Last Skeptik.
“What’s a FRMX? Well it’s halfway between a freestyle and a remix. Have a listen and it’ll make sense … These are alternative versions of a few tracks from the Grown Man Business album and the Jack The World mixtape. Me and Mr Thing did them just for fun”.
The collaboration of Jinxsta JX, M.A.B. and Twizzy.
Steady, Efeks, Crusada, Kingpin (Caxton Press), Oliver Sudden, DJ Jabbathakut and DMC Champ DJ Matman all appear on this E.P.
Single track from the Split Prophets crew.
Supar Novar’s 3rd album which dropped on 30th April 2012. The album was produced by Show ‘N Prove.
A free download compilation mix of Sonnyjim guest appearances, theres also few exclusives thrown into the mix along with a a couple gems that were released but went under the radar, all spanning from 2005-2011. Some of the collaborations on there are with DJ IQ, Jon Phonics, Lotek, Foreign Beggars, Metabeats, Jehst, Lee Scott, Chopper … Continued
Production from Nutty P / Skilaz / Sir Sleaze / Slic Vic / DDark.
In Reveal’s words: “This release is an experimental musical project, this is what happens when I don’t try to edit myself, this is really whats in the deep, dark depths of my mind. The concept of 7’s being a significant number was something that I came across while I was studying Religions and it kept … Continued
Produced by Baileys Brown.
A free offering from LDZ. 22 tracks with features from Jam Baxter, Stig Of The Dump, Dubbledge and Verbal
Acclaimed album from the High Focus quartet.
Features Deadline, Jim Raygun, Jay Madden, Tenchoo, Lego, Leaf Dog, B.V.A and Foola. Produced by Naive and Pete Cannon.
20-track album from Prose. Produced and mixed by Steady. Vocals: Efeks/ Crusada/ Reain/ Jaz Kahina/ Oliver Sudden.
In 2011, Brighton crew Split Prophets released their first album Scribbled Thoughts. It is 11 tracks long and features many members of Split Prophets, though the main emcees are Hi Res and Upfront. The album was produced and mastered by Badhabits (Krate Krusaders).
A joint venture between Eatgood records and Australian based label Obese records. The album is straight up premium quality Hip Hop, with production coming from the likes of M-Phazes, Dag Nabbit, Kelakovski, Jehst & DJ IQ.
The long over due 2nd LP ‘Speaks Volumes’ featuring production Ed Strong, Pete Cannon and Wizard and guest vocal spots From Rewd Adams and Stig Of The Dump.
Producers: LG, Jon Phonics, Chemo, Jehst, Beat Butcha, Mr Thing.
E.P. from Verb T which was essentially the second part of a series of two E.P.s (the first being Self Ish E.P.). Here’s the release explained in Verb’s own words: “It’s here! the follow up to ‘Self Ish’ it’s bigger, it’s better, and I hope you all enjoy it. Many of these tracks were recorded … Continued
Leaf’s debut solo album. Released on High Focus Records.
Work In Mnemonics is the fruit of West Bromwich ex-pat emcee Sleaze (now based in Plymouth) and Eatgood’s own Sonnyjim. The two came together via a mutual friend Ruffstylz (of Associated Minds) having an appreciation for each others catalog and their West Midlands roots a collab was born in the form of Working Mnemonics. A … Continued
Verb T’s E.P. which preceded its brother “Self Less E.P.”.
Dirty Dike’s second solo offering came in 2011. It was released on High Focus Records and like lots of his other work featured Contact Play members and also Skuff, Stig Of The Dump and 3 Amigos.
BVA’s first solo E.P. from 2011. Features Leaf Dog with production credit to Naive and Pete Cannon.
Skuff tells us that the album will never be finished! A combination of rip-offs and cover versions, this album is a mash-up of Skuff’s various adventures.
Released on YnR.
Features: P Money, Klashnekoff, Black The Ripper, Graziella And Neenah. Production from: Beat Butcha, Sivey, M-Phazes, Jetsun, Jon Phonics, Ed Strong and Loudmouth Melvin.
Chopped and Arranged by DJ IQ & DJ Gone. Featuring Jehst, Kyza, Kashmere, Verb T, Jokerstarr, T.B, Rewd Adams and Big Deal.
18-track beast of an album from Prose. Produced and mixed by Steady. Vocals: Efeks/ Reef The Lost Cauze/ Ed Strong/ King Kaiow/ Haiku/ Crusada/ Killer Rellik/ Side Effect.
Released on October 10th 2010, World War Three weighs in at 16 tracks long. All the beats are produced by Naive, and the use of samples is stunning. Lyrics come fresh from Leaf Dog and BVA MC.
From rhymer Captain Bukioe and producer Sherlock Bones comes this nice 16-track joint.
Hackney-based rapper Klashnekoff has been on the UK hip hop scene for the best part of 10 years, yet this is only his third studio album. After 2007’s Lionheart showed distinct commercial leanings, this is a reconnect with his less-compromising 2004 debut, The Sagas of Klashnekoff. And that’s what causes the problems: since the first … Continued
The Purple Patch is an series created by Eatgood’s Sonnyjim with the tagline: “Taking it back to when MCs just used to rhyme, spazzing with the bars – fuck a hook, straight up Hip Hop”. Part 5 is the latest installment, dropping on May 20th 2013.
Emcee-poet-artist-social critic, Mowgli is one of this country’s most unique and talented lyricists, describing him as merely a rapper would be misleading to those who are all too familiar with the braggadocio and egotistical narcissism that has swamped the Hip-Hop genre. He has played around the UK and Europe to great success. After many years … Continued
Self-produced album from Cappo.
Mr Boss on production with a host of rappers on this tape. He was 18 years old when he put this out.
Kyza showcasing his trademark flow. Double time verses, staccato syllables, impeccable rhyme style. Mixed by DJ NoNames. Released on Dented Records.
Minimal electronica/hip hop, this is a 9-track instrumentals release from Glasgow producer Lamplighter.
Our favourite tracks are ‘Want You Back’ and ‘Trials & Tribulations’.
Jehst is back with ‘The Mengi Bus Mixtape’ mixed by DJ IQ and hosted by Sir Smurf Lil’. Bursting at the seams with exclusives, rarities and remixes this cut-n-paste extravaganza is not to be slept on! Featuring The Drifter at his blunted best alongside the cream of the UK’s MC’s and producers, this has got … Continued
A real HHIE favourite from the combination of Skrein and Dr Syntax, with plenty of talented guests to par!
Originally released in 2004 on Dented Records.
TRACK LIST. 01. Intro 1:55 02. Cirques Des Clowns 4:00 03. Speak 4:18 04. Grand Final 3:48 05. 15-10 2:46 06. Watership Down 3:28 07. Learn To Be Strong 3:29 08. Shakedown (Interlude) 0:36 09. Left / Right 2:57 10. Prevail 4:17 11. I.D.S.T. 3:37 12. Gloves Off 3:27 13. Outro 1:56
Released on Dented Records.
An astounding first release for Brotherman, with this double E.P. The Dark and The Light. The whole release is top notch; it’s honestly hard to find a fault or a weak track. Demonstrating versatility in terms of flow, material and style on different beats Brotherman made a name for himself. His series of mixtapes called … Continued
A 22 Track mixtape, jam-packed with original material from numerous producers, and featuring a roster of talented MCs including Foreign Beggars, Soweto Kinch, Stig Of The Dump, Verbal Kent, Verb T, Kashmere and more. Such was the popularity of this release, a Remixes album was released, and then an Instrumental/Acapella version.
Featuring Sonnyjim, Percy Filth, English, Mikee Lazy, R2Thabeatz, Wizard and more.
Released on School Bully Records in 2008, this album propelled Dike’s name and skills into UK Hip Hop orbit. It features fellow Cambridge rapper Skuff, and other Contact Play members.
One of HHIE’s favourite Chester P treats. This E.P. features Chester’s incredibly versatile style, his ability to be political, a story-teller, wordsmith, everything. Featuring upbeat tracks and mellow ones too, this E.P. carries something for everyone.
Released (like all his other material) on Low Life Records, this aptly named album was Braintax’s last work and incidentally the 50th CD pressed on the Low Life name.
An essential for the collection from Brighton duo Mole & Iris. Tight rhymes and nostalgic emotive beats. Note that any money from the sale of the E.P. will be donated to the Sussex Air Ambulance.
Re-release of Kashmere’s 2007 album. Review here.
Debut album from the Associated Minds producer.
Lionheart: Tussle with the Beast is the hotly anticipated collaboration between rising UK stars, rapper Klashnekoff, and producer Joe Buhdha. The duo mix up the styles to produce a startlingly good album where straight-up classic hip hop stands shoulder to shoulder with some potential crossover gems. For the hip hop faithful the all-synthed-up and sirens … Continued
Skrein’s debut LP from 2007 which features a whole load of heavyweights.
Dr Syntax’s classic debut album from 2007. Grab it here!
This album is also available in CD format. Follow the link on this page.
M9’s 2007 album which is more recently being re-released as a special vinyl edition.
Braintax’s second album from 2006. Extract from the BBC: ‘Panorama’ is very much an album of our troubled times. Al-Jazeera, the environment, refugees and Blair are all packed into its rhymes. Middle Eastern flavours weave and waft through the production, with political images cutting through; “Oil men, tugging on puppet strings, and the news is … Continued
Kyza Smirnoff’s album from 2006. There are some classic tracks on this album. There’s a little something for older heads and younger ones too. Fire.
Smashing album from Yungun and Mr Thing.
The first offering from Brighton duo Mole & Iris, with production from Ido, 184 and Evil Son.
Classic collab between Verb T and Harry Love. A stalwart of UK Hip Hop.
Straight up one of our favourite E.P.s of all time. On point, funny and top-notch production.
Akala’s first studio album released in 2006. Features the trance-sampling “Shakespeare”.
Production from Evil Ed, Jehst, Ghost, Mr Thing and Apa Tight. Featuring Jehst, Braintax and Micall Parknsun.
Supar Novar’s debut album which dropped in 2006 on Kemet Entertainment.
Mixtape of familiarly astounding quality from the Baron.
Released on Low Life Records in 2005, Micall raps on the struggles of life and fatherhood. The album features Jehst, Kyza, Dubbledge, Skriblah and Wordsmith. Track 8 “Saltfish & Aggee” is a beast.
Produced entirely by Jehst.
Get The Picture Mixtape was a release by Illustrate a.k.a. Ollie Bates, with cuts by DJ Answer and hosted by Genesis Elijah. It was released on Escape Route Music.
Starting out as a battle rapper, Sonnyjim progressed to releasing music as a solo artist in 2005, when he put out Soul Trader E.P. As the title suggests, Sonnyjim had set out to cement his name in UKHH. The first track “Headlines” is a put-down track, a general statement to other rappers. With numerous bangers … Continued
The first release from 3 Amigos.
“This mixtape I released in 2005 at the ripe old age of 18. I had a few pressed on CD, we sold them through a couple independant retailers and mostly hand to hand. Now it is not available anywhere. If you do manage to get a CD of it anywhere or anyone copies you one. … Continued
The debut release from Poisonous Poets.
Recorded between 2002 and 2005, Animal Magic introduced a new element into the UK hip-hop underground and established the Menagerie’s trademark eclectic and exuberant style.
The debut single from Prose (Steady & Efeks) released in 2004 on Boom Bap Professionals.
“A collection of happy sad love hate music for animals. Featuring production from Baron Samedi, Sofa King, and Twisted Roots, as well as additional vocals from Simien Fox and cuts from Dise Beats. All rappingses by Baron Samedi. Mixed, mastered, and spliffs rolled by Baron Samedi.” Name your price
One of the most stalwart, classic albums ever to grace the UK Hip Hop scene.
TRACK LIST: 1. Pictures 04:31 2. Fuck U 04:11 3. Truly Deep (Plus Skit 3) 05:19 4. Deep Breath 04:48 5. What’s The Point 03:21 6. Same Story 04:50 7. Oh Yeah 03:36 8. Baddness (Plus Skit 2) 05:12 9. Little Letter 04:43 10. Suffering 03:44 11. Troubles Go 03:27 12. Till It’s Done
Production from Jehst and Lewis Parker.
Produced by Jehst and Harry Love.
Released on Low Life Records in 2001 at Joseph Christie’s (Braintax’s real name) studio in Shepherd’s Bush, London. The bar for standard on this debut album was set ridiculously high with the creation of 40 tracks to be shortlisted. Naturally, cuts were made and the album was released at 14 tracks as of course it … Continued
2 tracks: Alcoholic Author produced by Harry Love, and Nightbreed featuring Klashnekoff and Kyza, produced by Jehst.
TRACK LIST: A1 Intro – Producer – Wileekyotis 3:19 A2 Butterfly Concerto – Producer – Farma G 5:00 A3 Six Names – Producer – Farma G 4:03 B1 The Cosmic Gypsies – Producer – Braintax Rap, Featuring – Braintax, Jehst 5:41 B2 Battlecats – Producer – Farma G 4:23 B3 The Last Tune – Producer … Continued