Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Patrick Starr immigrated to Lawrence as an infant, with his family, during the Holy War. Growing up on the South-side of the city, Patrick was surrounded by the gang lifestyle, being deeply affiliated with known gang members. Luckily he kept his nose clean and remained a quiet observer, sitting on the sidelines watching his friends go down the wrong path. He recognized his dreams of being a lyricist after hearing an early, pre- Slim Shady era Eminem track.
It was then that he understood the power of words and music, and realized they could be used as an outlet to express all that he’d witnessed in his life. After many failed business marriages, Patrick decided to take his career in his own hands. He worked as hard as possible creating connections throughout the industry, both in and out of the United States. Patrick has been on many songs with well known artists, Local and Main Stream, such as: Kool G Rap, Grafh, Rass Kass, N.O.R.E, Bazzare (D12), Uncle Murda, Mysonne, Styles P, Termanology, REKS, and Krumb Snatcha to name a few.
Using his humorous personality and superior lyrical abilities, Patrick Starr is a force to be reckoned with. Plus, In a game that’s mostly dominated by sugar-coated pop and bubblegum verses, Patrick just might be that breath of fresh air that pops the bubble!
Website URL: iampatrickstarr.com
Twitter URL: @JonGlass_ @iamPATRICKSTARR
Dominican-American rapper/producer XODUS presents his new single “Go Away”, produced by Long Island beatsmith Paulie Monster. “It was 2005; I was young, trying to form my priorities,” the Washington Heights NYC native says about “Go Away”‘s genesis. “I’ve always been in a rush and I felt like if I kept spending time out in the street, there was no way I was going to find myself in time to do something great. So, I was literally locked away in a basement, in a long-term, long-distance relationship, and struggling with my own brain chemistry—trying to learn the key to my own happiness so I could begin the pursuit. I brought on my own introspective depression and Go Away was probably all I would have had the energy to mutter if I could have personified pain and exchanged words.” XODUS is pioneer of the Color Me Different movement, which he explains as “a consciousness, a philosophy. It’s about making your own decisions based upon your unique perspective; developing yourself through thought and self-analysis, rather than just embracing a societal default in order to ensure acceptance. ‘Reject the ordinary, embrace the ordinance.’” A full-length project is currently in the works.
‘Life Cycle’ is the new album from Midland’s rappers & producers Lost Alliance who have been making moves and in the last year have shared stages with some of the best acts in the UK game like Genesis Elijah, Iron Braydz, Rodney P, Mystro, Blak Twang, Ty, Moorish Delta 7 and more. The album produced by both Pact & Rox is a concise release and gets straight to the point with a real tight view on the beat selection and song concepts. To be honest it was the perfect length too, just means that I have time to listen to it time and again. Its only a matter of time for these boys, if they can keep to this standard then I think we have an act that is going to be round for a long time. Lost Alliance have created an album that makes you proud to be British.
Words: Scott Patterson
Follow: @LostAlliance @ManicalHotRox @Pact_PROlific
End Of Level Boss music is coming! Stack your health points, gold coins and power ups as Percy Filth and Mylo Stone are about to unleash a barrage of special attacks in the form of their brand new 7 track EP; Dropping jointly on EATGOOD Records and Areosolik. End Of Level Boss music is the meeting of minds from producer Percy Filh and emcee Mylo Stone; both long time collaborators having worked together from as far back as 2006; this new EP being an idea in the works for years that has finally come to fruititon when the two found themselves relocated in Bristol. End Of Level Boss music drops on 11th May on EATGOOD Records / Areosolik on all digital outlets
and features guests Sonnyjim, Kosyne, Rola Roc, Juice Aleem, Bva, Eva Lazarus, Split Prophets, Serocee and DJ Rogue.;
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Here’s the brand new video from rapper Geebag based in Croydon and what a corker it is too. This is the first singe taken from his forthcoming project that looks like its set to be a real feast of goodness. This is audio dope with some killer bars. This is a must for all real Hip-Hop heads.
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Following the phenomenal international response to his debut album “Magna Carta” which released on 3rd December, Melanin 9 has just launched the final video from this project “Heartless Island” featuring his long time sparring partners Triple Darkness with production courtesy of Jehst
Just as with previous joints Organized Democracy and DJ Magazine Hip Hop Single of the Month “White Russian” ft Roc Marciano, this is another banger with all artists on top of their lyrical game over a slammin beat.
Melanin 9 has just released the vinyl version of Magna Carta, and has been busy in the studio recording new projects including a new track with Planet Asia. He has several live appearances coming up including a performance at London’s iLuvLive at the end of May, and featuring on the main stage at the UK’s Boom Bap Festival in September.
Definitely one to keep your eyes on over the next 12 months
You can keep up to date with Melanin 9 at http://m9ether.bandcamp.com and on twitter @Melanin_9. You can also connect with Jehst on twitter @JehstOfficial
Here is the brand new video from Skamma, the emcee from South Wales that is best known for being a part of Squid Ninjaz and tearing up Dont Flop! Here this awesome slice of Hip-Hop is produced by JS1 & DUB L and what a killer it is too. Skamma is an emcee that is just so diverse and unique and this song is just so damn good! Loving this one, it brought a smile to my face.
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Here is some neck-snapping Hip-Hop that is well worthy of your attention. Amazing production for those real fans of authentic rap fans! The beats bang, the raps drop intelligent all added with some killer DJ cuts, this is what real Hip-Hop is meant to sound like. Everyone on the project excels and this really is something to get excited about. This six tracker is a free download and with loads more releases planned including an official mixtape with UK Runnings that will be hosted by OMA judge/panelist and all around UK Hip-Hop head Tricksta. This is a real quality underground vibe and one of the best things I’ve heard this year. Mad props to KING SOLOMON, DJ ALZEE, SHANG & IC1 for delivering such a well rounded project.
K.O.T.T (Knights Of The Turntables) – On Road EP (Tracklisting)
1. Shang & DJ ALZEE – Devil’s face 03:45
2. Shang ft. DJ Wreckless – Epic Fail 04:42
3. IC1 – Hold Faith 03:03
4. Shang – World Of Wordcraft 03:42
5. IC1 & Shang ft. Gemma Anderson – Truth In You 03:22
6. Shang & DJ ALZEE – Multiple Targets 04:06
Review by Scott Patterson