Big Ribzy ‘Blunts & Insecurities’ Produced by Lost Alliance (Album Review) @BigRibzy @LostAlliance @ParkStreetPR

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Fresh off the release of the underground mixtape and rather successful ‘King Size Blues’ with UK Runnings, Midlands’s rapper Big Ribzy starts off his promo campaign for his new ten track album ‘Blunts & Insecurities’. Produced by Lost Alliance, who you maybe remember from their own album ‘Life Cycle’, the album is a must for fans of real Hip-Hop music.

Longevity and consistency in the rap game is something that all artists strive for and this new album represents the classic boom-bap sound that has been evident in the genre since 1991. One of the album’s choicest cuts is “Petrified,” clearly reminiscent of the raw ’90s sound first pioneered by the likes of J Dilla, Q-Tip, Large Professor and Pete Rock.

The album also touches an emotional chord and the affect it has on families and children, as well as more uplifting tracks giving the album depth and excitement. The album, which is out now on his Bandcamp page, is a true testament to UK Hip-Hop and is one of my releases of the month. What a true underground gem I’ve stumbled across.

Review by Scott Patterson

Funkghost – Caviar Taste | Album

Grand Extravagant Entertainment released the full length LP by Funkghost entitled “Caviar Taste”. The 13 Song LP is now available for digital download on all major digital outlets. Showcasing Funkghost’s witty braggadocio lyrics, slick arrangements, and deliciously plush production, “Caviar Taste”offers a mixture of Rap/Hip-Hop/Soul/Funk/R&B/Gospel/Electro/Trap reverberations. Funkghost manages to push creative boundaries while at the same time keeping it accessible and effectively delivers a smash LP.

“Calling to mind a bit of Kanye, only with less passive-aggressive megalomania, “Caviar Taste” is smart, fun, accessible, original, quirky, and possessed of an irresistible melodic structure. It’s got biting cred, ass-shaking grooves, but is also the kind of idiosyncratic thing fans of recent envelope-pushing peers like Pharrell, and the aforementioned Luis Vuitton Don will take to immediately” – Colin Kincaid – REAX Magazine

“Caviar Taste” boasts a wide range of musical influences ranging from French electronic music Duo Daft Punk, Japanese vocal/Hip-hop/instrumental group TAMAONSEN, The late Jazz composer/pianist Weldon Irvine, Kanye West, and Marvin Gaye to name a few. “I wanted the album’s overall feel to reflect my personal tastes and opinions” insists Funkghost. The album’s subject matter explores consumer and pop culture, race, religion, relationships, and personal life assessment.

For upcoming show dates, events, and more information please visit http://www.funkghost.blogspot.com
http://www.audiomack.com/album/grime-culture/caviar-taste-lp
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id921938486

The Hip-Hop Artist/Producer/Arranger/Songwriter known as Funkghost has remained somewhat of an enigma. A bonafide Tampa street legend, This Artist’s body of work has influenced a generation of dj’s/producers/rappers/singers from his region. In addition, the music has laid the foundation of Central Florida hip-hop.

His first album, The Cult Classic Debut LP entitled “Ultra-Boogie Highlife” remains a hard to find gem. Funkghost’s latest offering “Caviar Taste” shows his growth as a complete artist.

Compared to Kanye West, because of his multi-talented skill set, “Caviar Taste” is definitely sure to be heating up the Rap/Hip Hop/Urban/AC and Rhythmic charts. For more information on Funkghost, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funkghost http://www.funkghost.blogspot.com

Peaky – Crazy Pupil Syndrome #Album #Videos @TheRealPeaky @AVRevolution @ParkStreetPR

Let us introduce you to Peaky, a UK rapper with a worldwide sound that is already getting a massive thumbs up from some of Hip-Hops leading bloggers and deejays. ‘Crazy Pupil Syndrome’ is a free download concept album that you need in your life. This is something refreshingly creative, original and very unique; an album that you can’t afford to sleep on.

The story within the album takes the listener on a reflective journey into a few days of Peaky’s life, set a year ago; addicted to weed, reclusive, and disorganized. Now in a very different place, with so many things popping off for Peaky, this is a project that any discerning fan of real music will respect and love.

Musically, this album lends itself to some awesomely soulful, jazzy and funky vibrations with a 90’s golden era Boom Bap style. There are also more experimental and chilled tracks, which balance the more aggressive trap style tracks well. It’s diverse in its approach but has a very defining sound throughout, with an array of music videos already out virally.

Born and raised in Ladbroke Grove, West London, England, Peaky started writing and producing at the age of fifteen, just after winning a Bursary Scholarship to Charterhouse Boarding School at age the age of thirteen. Being educated there gave Peaky a broad perspective on either end of the economic spectrum which can be seen in the way he delivers and writes songs.

Peaky is also part of the collective known as FRWRDthnkrs which he runs with experimental, electronic Hip-Hop producer HAWF who produced the ‘Advent’ project where together they released one track a day for the 25 days of December up to Christmas, at the end of 2013. Earlier this year Peaky did an independent tour of South California and performing alongside Bizzy Bone, Reverie & Devin the Dude. He was also made a member of the West Coast collective theFreshState, proving once more that he is more than just your average UK emcee.

Peaky – LAtely #Video

Peaky – FRWRDthkrs #Video

Peaky – Belly Of The Sphinx #Video

Peaky – Crazy Pupil Syndrome (Track-listing):

01. Painting the City (feat. Clare Bishop)
02. LAtely
03. Holding My Dreams
04. Skit – “Awake”
05. Dead Presidents
06. Dilations and Credentials
07. Belly of the Sphinx
08. Skit – “Results + My Ego”
09. Patrick Stewart / Grind
10. Lonely and Cold
11. Skit – “Invitation”
12. Luxury
13. Drunk Off the Funk
14. Too Late
15. Televised Daemons
16. Fr£ak$ (feat. Eyesis Star)
17. Lucifer’s Wrist (feat. Hlkz & Kahlee)[Bonus]

Download link:

https://peaky.bandcamp.com/album/crazy-pupil-syndrome

https://soundcloud.com/peaky/sets/peaky-crazy-pupil-syndrome-1

Connect with Peaky:

http://www.twitter.com/therealpeaky

http://www.facebook.com/therealpeaky

http://www.youtube.com/peakytv

http://www.peaky.bandcamp.com

http://www.soundcloud.com/peaky

Dr. G Presents ‘The Coalition Volume 1′ Album OUT NOW! @DrGProductionz @ParkStreetPR @Trulove36 @Razah_Rubiez @Queentheprophet

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Out now the brand new album from DR.G – Manchester based producer who has features from Canibus, Hell Razah (Sunz Of Man), Tragedy Khadafi, Hostyle (Screwball), Agallah, Snyp Life (D Block), Ty Nitty (Infamous Mobb), Big Noyd,
Edi Mean & Hussien Fatal (Outlawz), Saigon, KRS1, Fes Taylor, Inspectah Deck (Wu Tang Clan), Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs & Harmony) and many more.

The first single “Until The Day” – Inspectah Deck

The second single “Real M.C” – KRS 1 Feat’ Agallah The Don, Rap P, Philieano and D.J Rolex

The thrid single “Loyalty With Love – Hussein Fatal

Purchase links:

http://www.thecoalitionalbum.com

http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DrG4

http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?AlbumID=drg36

Connect with Dr. G

http://www.drgbeats.com

https://soundcloud.com/dr-g-uk

http://www.thecoalitionalbum.com

https://www.facebook.com/drgmanchester

https://www.twitter.com/DrGProductionz

Peaky – Crazy Pupil Syndrome (Album Review) @TheRealPeaky @AVRevolution @ParkStreetPR

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UK Rap has really come on heaps and bounds in the last couple of years. The quality is really there and so is the diverseness. Here is an album that oozes soul and injects modern jazz vibes into a sound-scape that is called ‘Crazy Pupil Syndrome’. It’s a hefty album with a real essence of real Hip-Hop all the way through as Peaky drops science on various topics.

His hard work ethic is something that has to be admired and his professional approach to the game is probably why he is starting to get worldwide recognition for his excellent debut ‘Crazy Pupil Syndrome’. In today’s over-saturated market it’s become clear that in order to stand out you can’t just be good at some stuff, you have to do one thing better than everyone else.

The reason Peaky stands out to me is simple, the fact is he is not here to impress but in fact he’s here to make good music. It’s a very well put together project with a typically atypical style which will hit hard with any discerning Hip-Hop head. The bars, the concepts, the songs are all tight, not one bad track throughout.

UK albums like these have that consistent head nodding vibe and the delivery mechanism is just as good as the product it’s delivering. If you are not feeling this, maybe it’s time to question whether you really love Hip-Hop. If you download one album this week please make sure it’s this. Creatively brilliant and refreshingly awesome.

Scott Patterson

Peaky – Crazy Pupil Syndrome (Track-listing):

01. Painting the City (feat. Clare Bishop)
02. LAtely
03. Holding My Dreams
04. Skit – “Awake”
05. Dead Presidents
06. Dilations and Credentials
07. Belly of the Sphinx
08. Skit – “Results + My Ego”
09. Patrick Stewart / Grind
10. Lonely and Cold
11. Skit – “Invitation”
12. Luxury
13. Drunk Off the Funk
14. Too Late
15. Televised Daemons
16. Fr£ak$ (feat. Eyesis Star)
17. Lucifer’s Wrist (feat. Hlkz & Kahlee)[Bonus]

Download link:

https://peaky.bandcamp.com/album/crazy-pupil-syndrome

https://soundcloud.com/peaky/sets/peaky-crazy-pupil-syndrome-1

Connect with Peaky:

http://facebook.com/therealpeaky

http://twitter.com/therealpeaky

http://peaky.bandcamp.com

http://soundcloud.com/peaky

http://youtube.com/peakytv

Sketchamus ‘Scrumpy Rap’ #Album #Review @Sketchamus @ParkStreetPR

Sketchamus is a dope UK artist from Winchester who has just released his new album ‘Scrumpy Rap’. As part of the rap duo called 2LostSouls with my partner in rhyme Dubside, Sketchamus shows here that he could carve a name for himself as a solo artist too. A clear flow and a very humble approach that gives the listener honest bars. I was properly feeling this collection of tracks and Im sure you will be too, make sure you go and grab this now!

Sketchamus – Scrumpy Rap (Track-listing):

1. House Of Mystery (Produced by Nuttkase) 03:19
2. Intellect’s Dialect feat. Matty C & Rapulsive (Produced by The Passion Hi-Fi) 04:23
3. No Escape (Produced by Blanka) 01:50
4. Subconscious (2012) (Produced by NEUS) 02:26
5. Wake Up! (Produced by Astrum) 02:49
6. Phantom (Produced by AZ Productions) 02:06
7. The Steel Finger (Produced by Asi-C) 03:17
8. Subconscious II (Produced by thesecession) 02:35
9. Betrayal feat. Stan Doubt, DK, Verbal Skillz, Mr.E, Dubside & Yozi Mac (Produced by The Passion Hi-Fi) 03:09
10. I Don’t Know (Produced by Neptix) 03:45
11. The Flow Definition (Entry for R.A. The Rugged Man’s Definition Of A Rap Flow Contest) 03:07
12. The ‘Bar’barian Mix 28:45

Download link:

https://sketchamus.bandcamp.com/releases

Connect with Sketchamus:

https://twitter.com/Sketchamus

https://sketchamus.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/sketchamus1

https://www.facebook.com/dan.s.walker.5

https://soundcloud.com/mc-sketchamus

https://www.facebook.com/Sketchamus

http://www.reverbnation.com/sketchamus

Illa Ghee – Social Graffiti (Album Stream)

About ‘Social Graffiti':
Longtime Brooklynite lyricist Illa Ghee gets set to release his third solo full length LP, Social Graffiti, which is set to be released through IMOR Entertainment on July 8th. The album features guest appearances from industry veterans Sean Price, O.C., Fame (of M.O.P.), Guilty Simpson, JuJu (of The Beatnuts), Royal Flush, General Steele (of Smif-n-Wessun), and boasts production from legendary beatsmiths such as Large Professor (Nas, Busta Rhymes), Ayatollah (Mos Def, Ghostface Killah) and Team Demo (50 Cent), among others.

Press Release (PRLog): bit.ly/1rR1s4k

Buy-Links:
Digital Download:
• iTunes: bit.ly/1odCIT1
• Amazon: amzn.to/1qeHr6N
• Spotify: spoti.fi/1rLW5pV

Compact Disc:
• Fat Beats: bit.ly/1qF7qrF
• UGHH: bit.ly/1j2PGE4
About Illa Ghee:

Illa Ghee is an RIAA Certified Gold Record recipient for his guest appearance on the song “Can’t Get Enough Of It” as featured on Mobb Deep’s third album, Hell on Earth, which was released in November of 1996. Ghee is also featured on “Hold You Down,” featuring Prodigy and Nina Sky, off The Alchemist’s debut solo LP, 1st Infantry, which peaked at number 101 on the the Billboard 200 and number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Over the years, Illa Ghee has collaborated with an array of iconic emcees such as Mobb Deep, The Beatnuts, Tragedy Khadafi, Blaq Poet, Inspectah Deck, Mic Geronimo, Jaz-O, and more and has performed alongside Slick Rick, Cypress Hill, and Dilated Peoples, among others. To date, Ill Ghee has worked with several notable industry producers such as The Alchemist, Large Professor, Havoc, Ayatollah and DJ Skizz, among others, and was one of the first Hip-Hop recording artists to collaborate with Benny Blanco for the track “Let’em Know,” whose gone onto create music for the likes of Katy Perry, Rihanna, Maroon 5 and more.

Tracklist:
01. Social Graffiti (Intro) (prod. by William Giovanni)
02. Salute The General (feat. Fame) [prod. by DJ Skizz]
03. Speak To ‘Em (feat. Sean Price) [prod. by Crummie Beats]
04. Murda Boyz (prod. by Diallo)
05. Rum Raisin (prod. by M. Stacks)
06. Get Money (prod. by Vinyl Frontiers)
07. Razor Blade Vomit (prod. by Amazing SB)
08. Blurred Pupil (feat. Rell) [prod. by Shawneci]
09. James Worthy (prod. by George Black)
10. Bruised Ego (feat. JuJu) [prod. by Crummie Beats]
11. No Mercy (feat. Guilty Simpson & Switch) [prod. by Crummie Beats]
12. B.O.D.Y. (Bars Over Dose Yours) (prod. Crummie Beats)
13. Hold Up (feat Royal Flush) [prod. by Grayce Musik]
14. Talking In A 3rd Person (prod. by Ayatollah)
15. 90 (prod. by Large Professor)
16. On The Bklyn Side (feat. Steele & O.C.) [prod. by Shawneci]
17. Open Up The Door (prod. by Team Demo)