Jack Jetson – Adventures Of Johnny Strange
Jack Jetson – Adventures Of Johnny Strange

From the RLD Records lab comes “The Adventures of Johnny Strange”, the first LP from Jack Jetson, a Nottingham-born, Birmingham residing rapper, who may have slipped under some people’s radar. Well not for long, with the album launching today on a label led by BVA and Leaf Dog (of The Four Owls and Brothers of … Continued

Edward Scissortongue – The Theremin E.P.
Edward Scissortongue – The Theremin E.P.

Wordplay scribe and High Focus resident Edward Scissortongue hits the spotlight again with The Theremin EP. Coming heavily anticipated from the High Focus ranks after his 2012 debut album “Better.Luck.Next.Life”, which was hailed as a progressive wonder, utterly unique in its sound aesthetic. Scissortongue has gained notoriety for pecking at the frontiers of hip hop. … Continued

Iron Braydz – Verbal Swardz
Iron Braydz – Verbal Swardz

Back with a bang in 2014 comes Iron Braydz with his latest release, ‘Verbal sWARdz’. With a collaboration roster featuring some of the heaviest hitters from across the pond and the Triple Darkness family, expect to be verbally aggressed for the best part of an hour. With an incredibly successful few years under his belt, … Continued

BVA – Be Very Aware
BVA – Be Very Aware

Those following the increasingly healthy underground Hip Hop scene in the UK will have likely encountered BVA in groups like 3 Amigos, Four Owls and most recently Brothers Of The Stone. If these names mean nothing to you, then never fear, but be aware that these are groups producing potent and conscious Hip Hop and … Continued

Cutta Chase & Fredo – The Fifth Element LP
Cutta Chase & Fredo – The Fifth Element LP

One of the UK’s most understated artists, Cutta Chase, has released a new LP entitled “The Fifth Element LP”, a project produced by long-time collaborator Fredo. Cutta may be understated, but he’s certainly hard-working, intelligent and very talented. Early 2013 saw him put out 3 top notch releases: “Sunshine For The Blind” and two parts … Continued

E And Daniel’s – Bar Crawl E.P.
E And Daniel’s – Bar Crawl E.P.

First up, E And Daniel’s are billed as “a mixture not a crew”. That seems fair enough; a meeting of a whole host of artists and producers which has resulted in this, the “Bar Crawl E.P.”. The line-up is expansive, and features some recognisable and also some less well-known names. Emcees include Tony D, Locksmyth, … Continued

Ramson Badbonez – A Year In The Life Of Oscar The Slouch
Ramson Badbonez – A Year In The Life Of Oscar The Slouch

Ramson Badbonez is a name synonymous with UK Hip Hop, unless you have been hibernating for a decade. He has appeared alongside many a name in the genre; from Task Force, Kashmere and Jehst to Fliptrix, Twizzy and Remus. His last full album “Bad Influence” dropped in 2012 on Boot Records. It was certainly a … Continued

Broken Poetz – The Self Fulfilling Prophecies
Broken Poetz – The Self Fulfilling Prophecies

We last brought you news from Broken Poetz earlier in the year when they dropped “The Pen, The Pad & The Things We Had“. Well, now they’re back with a freshly-baked 6-track E.P., offered on a “pay-what-you-can” basis. (You know the score by now, if you like what you hear, give the artist some money). … Continued

Apex Theory – Reality Provoking Liberation
Apex Theory – Reality Provoking Liberation

West London’s Apex Zero, has recently released a 12 track debut LP, a verbal lambasting directed straight at the head honchos holding office all over the world. Delicate it is not. With a reputation for ferocity and spitting political fire, Apex Zero brings you Reality Provoking Liberation. With collabs from Iron Braydz and long time … Continued

Gi3mo – The Untold Adventures Of Gary Guttersnype
Gi3mo – The Untold Adventures Of Gary Guttersnype

Gi3mo hails from Brighton, or as it’s known by locals, Boozetown. Gi3mo is 20% of the emceeing force in the Rum Committee super crew. Today sees the release of his album “The Untold Adventures Of Gary Gutternsypes”, a 13-track beast with precisely ZERO guest verses (aside from some vocals from Rag n Bone Man on … Continued

DJ Roast Beatz – Heavy Ear Play
DJ Roast Beatz – Heavy Ear Play

Dropping heat this November (released November 6th 2013), Roast Beatz fondles your earlobes with an E.P. featuring some long standing favourites on the collaborations roster. Having spent some time honing his skills in the studio, mastering his cuts; the result is a clinical boom bap 4 track E.P. Featuring the grill man Action Bronson, Jehst, … Continued

Verb T – I Remain
Verb T – I Remain

At dawn on 23rd October 2013 (Links follow this review) we saw the release of the seventh studio installment from Mic Veteran Verb T. ‘I Remain’ comes almost straight off the back of his 2012 album ‘Morning Process (Waking Up)’ with a self produced personal showcase, exploring his musings on changing times. On this latest … Continued

Adam & Cuth – The Letters E.P.
Adam & Cuth – The Letters E.P.

UPDATE: This E.P. is out now! Lyrics coming soon here. _________________ Adam The Rapper and producer Cuth have teamed up for this rather tight debut project. The project comes out on 28th September 2012. We’ve been lucky enough to get an advance copy, and we’re pretty happy about that! Some very tight sounds. Let’s set … Continued

The Mouse Outfit – Escape Music
The Mouse Outfit – Escape Music

(Scroll down for The Mouse Outfit gigs) Fresh from a critically acclaimed 2012, this Manchester based 9 piece live ensemble and production team have just released their debut LP today. Their heritage is strong, having collaborated heavily with Dr. Syntax over the last few years and gained some serious notoriety with heads the world over … Continued

Broken Poetz – The Pen, The Pad & The Things We Had
Broken Poetz – The Pen, The Pad & The Things We Had

Broken Poetz hail from Hampshire, the home of hip hop, cricket and finely crafted sandwiches. ‘The Pen, The Pad and The Things We Had’ is Mystero and D.Know’s first release and dropped on 29th March 2013. The 7 track delivery features some sharp samples, exquisite cuts and some top notch rhyme schemes. The result is … Continued

Ramson Badbonez & Twizzy – The Good The Bad & The Ugly
Ramson Badbonez & Twizzy – The Good The Bad & The Ugly

Ramson Badbonez & Twizzy have teamed up to create a 10-track album called “The Good The Bad & The Ugly”. This is a nice collaboration from two rappers who have a whole ream of tour dates planned together. We’ve long been avid listeners of Badbonez, and more recently have enjoyed Twizzy and his trio Three … Continued

Ben Diamond – The Diamond LP
Ben Diamond – The Diamond LP

Since last summer we have seen a swift and heavy evolution in the music of young Ben Diamond. His first release, the Bennadict EP, was a home-produced classic that came out of seemingly nowhere. Followed by projects with HHIE favourites Dirty Dike and LeafDog he never seemed to waiver from his laid-back-lean-up flow and beat … Continued

Ross Sinclair – Semi-Skimmed
Ross Sinclair – Semi-Skimmed

17 year old Ross Sinclair is no stranger to the hip hop game. Semi-skimmed, the mixtape, is his second of three offerings pumped out in the last 6 months. Featuring big samples and big chop beats, he systematically ticks all the mixtape boxes. ‘I’m alright’ fuses Wu-Tang’s C.R.E.A.M. with a whole host of old favourites. … Continued