Sean Born debuted the first video from his album “Behind The Scale” today at HipHopDX . The track Lights On was produced by Kenn Wood, while the video was directed by Kaimbr, and edited by Roddy Rod. The album continues to gain acclaim as Sean is preparing to tour the east coast. A gritty 90′s style album for those who grew up on Illmatic, Midnight Marauders, Only Built for Cuban Links, Moment of Truth, and Ready to Die. Behind The Scale is unfiltered, real sh*t on tape. The album was produced, mixed, and arranged by Kev Brown with additional production from Oddisee, Dunc, Kenn Wood, and Quartermaine.
UK Runnings are really unleashing some great mixtapes at the moment. I mean everyone in the UK Rap scene knows about UK Runnings right? If not then you’ve been sleeping because this movement has been pushing UK Hip-Hop, UK Grime, & UK Rap for over a decade now has done official releases with the likes of Iron Braydz, Big Cakes, M9, Big Narstie, Big Dutty Deeze and many more.
Their latest release is a collaboration with Birmingham based label Jailhouse Records, the same outfit that brought us the excellent ‘Lockdown’ release from Sir Tomz, in fact the same Sir Tomz that has actually produced this ten track street album by MKD. The production is adventurous without being irrelevant and the drums and the bass really bounce on this. This is the perfect soundbed for MKD to spit on as he cleverly uses life influences to create urban anthems.
‘Too Powerful’, ‘The Truth’ and ‘Trapped’ Feat. Nih’illi get the release underway in a great way, as MKD spits with his Midlands swagger introducing us to his rhyme patterns and lyrical ability well, but for me it was tracks like the hard hitting ‘Police’ Feat. Sir Tomz and ‘Daydreaming’ Feat. Nih’illi that really impressed. MKD is an artist that definitely has the bars and the skillz to drop hefty in the UK Rap game and I think fans of harder edged UK Hip-Hop will like and appreciate his style.
Review by Scott Patterson