Trademark Blud ‘Blud On The Brain EP’ (Review) @TrademarkBlud @Rediculus @PlatformzMusic @ParkStreetPR


Wordplay, flows and character have be ingrained into the UK’s Hip Hop scene since its conception, and here is a name to look for as he has all those skills and much more. His name is rapidly becoming q a household one purely on the strength of his work ethic along. This EP is very different to his mixtape ‘Tricks Of Trade’ is that it is a lot more song based.

Taking on topics of the grimier side of inner UK life, he brings an original style and a new lease of life into the UK scene with some adventurous tracks. From tales of crack heads, to a song based around the 1993 killing of Jamie Bulger, Trademark is an emcee who isn’t scared to be different or scratch the normal limits of rap music. This is a good thing, this is how the genre moves forward…

The way he expresses reality is so visual, its poetic imagery from a keen observational mind. To be real, I thought the mixtape was dope, but this EP is next level. The production from Rediculus is very musical and Boom Bap inspired. Lyrically, delivery wise and, most obviously, conceptually, he’s set the pace. This is definitely a good addition to the Platformz USA roster and truly has delivered a corker for the first UK release on the label.

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Soloman Gehazi – Street Gospel Vol. 2 Review @SolomanGehazi @Remnantmuzic @UKRunnings @ParkStreetPR


Wolverhampton rapper Soloman Gehazi is name you may already may know, if not then this is a good place to start. Think 1990’s Hip-Hop beats and authentic style and approach to creating rap music and you are in the right ball park. This uplifting Boom Bap style is something that is really missing from UK Rap and now with this brand new mixtape with UK Runnings things are really hotting up for him. I’ve been told he just supported Esko, an emcee from Los Angeles who we have supported on our blog before, as well as supporting Bronze Nazareth from Wu/Wisemen in July! Good bars, great delivery and a really enjoyable listen. This kid got bars, positive and conscious ones and straight up killer metaphor ones. A mixtape that you need to cop right now!

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JD – The Transformation (Album Review & Videos) @JustifiedMusik @ParkStreetPR

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JD from Derby is a UK rapper that I have instantly connected with. His clear flow and great microphone presence made this album a joy to listen too. The fact that it features Sticman from Dead Prez and UK veterans Genesis Elijah and Alex Blood is a pure bonus, but this album has most definitely solidified JD as a UK rapper to watch out for in 2015. This is such a great collection and something you need on your iPod.

JD – Dreamworld Ft. Genesis Elijah & Sarai Jazz (Prod. by Phase 2) #Video

JD – Alice Ft. Li Laurent (Prod. by Jam Jam) #Video

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Woo Child – Center Stage Feat. C. Jay Conrod #Video @therealwoo @cjayconrod @parkstreetpr

Woo Child’s Music has been featured on TV & Video Games on an international level. He is a talented artist with a brilliant vocal tone and smooth style. From his numerous live performances in Michigan, Georgia, and St. Louis, he has earned a name for himself Stateside. A true artist in every sense of the word, this is something you need to be up on!

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Krystatic ‘The King, The MC’ #Single #TShirt #Event @Krystatic @DezertRhino @TruFamRecords @ParkStreetPR

Brand new track from Krystatic, a Wolverhampton based rapper who has been making a name for himself on the urban music scene for the last few years. He has released four projects; two albums, a mixtape and an EP, as well as numerous video releases and playing live all over the country and overseas. Now he’s back with a new FREE download single that is straight fire for the streets!

Krystatic will also be at PST in Digbeth, Birmingham on June 11th performing alongside Malik MD7, N2P and many others, in an event that is hosted by BBC 1xtra’s Smooth Fuega & Laura Legend. The event will also include a set from DJ Unknown (USA) and the best act will be chosen to play in America, supporting T.I, B.O.B, Kid Ink & more.


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UK Runnings & Alex-is – Relevant English Rhymes #Mixtape #Review @ALEX_iS_UK @UKRunnings @ParkStreetPR


Alex-is is the latest rapper to drop a mixtape with the Midlands heavyweight UK only mixtape series UK Runnings. He has shared stages with the likes of Skinnyman, Malik MD7, Tony D, Genesis Elijah, Phoenix Da Icefire, Novar FLIP and is playing at this year’s Boom Bap Festival alongside Your Old Droog, Earl Sweatshirt, Jeru The Damaja, Homeboy Sandman, Ratking and more!!

Guest features from Big Dutty Deeze, Nature The Kidd, Westlee, Donnie Numeric, The Delegates Of Rhyme, Joe Bird, 5n6 from XOTR, Trademark Blud, Lost Alliance and Big Ribzy with production from Tricksta, DeadMan Walkn, Lost Alliance, Buddz, Westlee, Vice and 5n6, but a lot of the best tracks I feel are the solo outings. This release has something for everyone, so if you like good music grab this now.

Alex-is ‘Relevant English Rhymes’ Track-list

01. Intro Feat. Tricksta
02. If I Died
03. Baby Girl (Produced by Bubbz)
04. Make Noise Feat. Big Dutty Deeze
05. Ohh La Feat. Nature The Kidd
06. Can You Hear Me? Feat. Westlee (Produced by Westlee)
07. History Feat. Donnie Numeric (Produced by Tricksta)
08. No I Don’t Feat. Ahkay
09. Piss You Off Feat. Jules (Produced by Bubbz)
10. Road To Ambition Feat. The Delegates Of Rhyme & Joe Bird (Produced by Vice)
11. Started Young Feat. 5n6 (Produced by 5n6)
12. Can You Even Relate? Feat. Trademark Blud
13. Took Nothing (Produced by Westlee)
14. On My Mind (Produced by DeadMan Walkn)
15. Stereotype (Produced by Bubbz)
16. Real Feat. Lost Alliance & Big Ribzy (Prod. by Lost Alliance)

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Billy Lyve – 5658 The Prelude | Free Mixtape

In the wake of his next full length album, Billy Lyve teamed up with Rubes Rice of 2 nyce entertainment to bring underground hip-hop heads a quick promo mixtape to hold his fans over until the album drops. Packed with that old late 90s sound and straight to the point,honest lyrics. With cuts by Dj CliffStarr,Mixed and arranged by Rube Rice it’s guaranteed to give you a little taste of what’s been missing.

Born in Reisterstown, MD we have Billy Lyve a promoter, solo artist, and frontman of the brand new multi genre band iLL LuCK. As a promoter, he has coordinated promotions for events that featured nationally known artist such as: Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Wu-Tang Clan, Juicy J, ASAP ROCKY, Mint Condition, J Cole, Yelawolf, KRS-One, and many others in every genre of music. Since 2010, he has received the Baltimore Crown Award for Promoter of The Year four consecutive years in a row and in 2011; he received the DMV Award for Promoter of The Year. In addition, his band, iLL Luck, received the award for Band of The Year at the 2013 Baltimore Crown Awards.

He is also the owner Wisdom Court Entertainment, which hosts 2-3 monthly events in Baltimore city and the surrounding counties. These events feature various genres including Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B and EDM. Collectively, he has sold thousands of copies of his first few album releases, and with the advancement of new technologies, has taken advantage of free music downloads online to reach a larger fan base. He has been featured on ABC’s Channel 2 “Keepin It Real TV,” 98 Rock FM’s “Noise in the Basement,” 88.9, Power 104.7, 1010 AM’s “Politic with Permiss,” as well as StreetSmart Magazine, Name it Magazine, Trap Door Magazine, Limitlesss Works Magazine, the Carroll County Times, the Advocate of Sykesville and Westminster, the Frederick News Post, the Baltimore Examiner and more!

With a unique sound that infuses Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, and EDM, iLL LuCK has recently been gaining a lot of exposure in the Baltimore music scene. The band consists of DJ Cliffstarr, Ambush (Artist), Supaman (drummer), and Nic Richards (guitarist). The band also features several vocalists including Mai Henderson, Karron Johnson, and Andrea Molina. iLL LuCK’s influences include, but are not limited to Rage Against the Machine, Eminem, Linkin Park, 2pac, and Nas. Recently, iLL LuCK opened for a sold out show in Baltimore featuring MGK. As a solo artist, Billy Lyve has opened for Rakim, Hopsin, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Cappadonna, Project Pat, Ill Bill, and more.

Music isn’t the only thing Billy Lyve is involved in; he is also the founder of Wisdom Court Kids Club, which was officially registered in 2011, and is a prominent organization dedicated to giving back to the community through sponsored events for children throughout the year. This is nothing new for Billy Lyve or Wisdom Court, as they have been hosting events such as: Teen Nights, Birthday parties, Adopting families for Christmas and Easter Egg Hunts for years. With an ever-growing fan base of all ages and races, Billy Lyve is not only the epitome of an unsigned artist; he has proven to be much more.

Scott Patterson