Straight out of New Jersey via Philly comes Rich Quick an emcee that did his first UK tour this summer with Chicago Producer Rediculus.
This is actually his debut album and what a killer it is too. See to me an album should have a view things. Firstly it has to have great production, weak beats is something I can’t cope with it.
Secondly, I want to hear different vibes and different concepts which is what we have here, and thirdly I want to hear some collaborations with well known names and some underground talent too.
So for me the reason ‘The Everywhere Man’ is on the first page of the iTunes releases is because it has all these things. I’m not going to spoil it for you, but trust me this adventurous album is a future classic.
01. The Everywhere Man (Prod. by Snowgoons)
02. Real Rugged Raw (Remix) Feat. Skrewtape & Miilkbone (Prod. by Divine Drummah)
03. Walk on Bye Feat. Jakk Frost & Chuck Treece (Prod. by Streece)
04. Get A Grip Feat. DJ Soulbuck (Prod. by DJ Soulbuck)
05. Breakfast Feat. Archie Bang & DJ J Hart (Prod. by J57)
06. Runnin’ (Prod. by Stress)
07. Poizon Feat. Ryshon Jones, Chris Rivers & Jay Griffy (Prod. by The Wurxs)
08. Son Come (Prod. by Stankfoot)
09. Ain’t Hard2Tell Feat. Dandyguel & Lewis Parker (Prod. by DJ J Hart)
10. Call Out King (Prod. by The Wurxs)
11. NJ2UK Feat. Trademark Blud, Big Ribzy & DJ J Hart (Prod. by Bunker Beats)
12. Travelin’ Man (Album Version) Feat. Reef The Lost Cauze & Rakaa Iriscience (Prod. by Streece)
13. On My Shoulderz (Prod. by Stankfoot)
14. No1 (Prod. by Stankfoot)
Brisbane’s master of Beatboxing Tom Thum teams up with MC R.A The Rugged Man for the release of their latest video dubbed ‘Tom Thum.’ The two linked up in New York with their music video being filmed on the graffiti ridden streets of Berlin, Germany. Reigning from Brisbane, Tom Thum’s beatboxing skills have taken him across the globe, cementing his place in the hip hop industry. Tom reveals it was an honour to work with R.A. While the track may sound like it was blessed by a turntablist, R.A. reveals that no DJ was involved.
“Tom is an absolute beast. He was in NYC doing a show and I checked it out and I told him we gotta get in booth and make a classic. Beatboxing is an essential part of hip hop culture and Tom is a master,” R.A The Rugged Man.
“I’m so stoked to be a part of this one from being a youngster listening to RA to doing a track with him has been mad humbling. It was a massive honour to work with a legend of the scene.” Tom Thum.
R.A. The Rugged Man’s critically-acclaimed album Legends Never Die features appearances from Tech N9ne, Talib Kweli, Brother Ali, Hopsin, Vinnie Paz, Krizz Kaliko, Masta Ace, Eamon, and more. Legends Never Die is now available from Nature Sounds, iTunes, Amazon, and in stores worldwide.
East Coast rapper Joyner Lucas is back with a new, party-filled video for his catchy single “That’s Ok!” The feel good record gives a glimpse into the crazy life of the indie artist, who was just tapped to be featured in one of BET’s upcoming coveted Hip-Hop Cyphers. Joyner Lucas is fresh off of releasing his gritty visual for his last single “Long Way” as well as his controversial and graphic video for the buzzed about song “Ross Capicchioni” (based on a true story).
Joyner was also recently nominated for 3 Underground Music Awards including “Best New Rapper”, “Outstanding Artist Of The Year”, and “Best Rap Video”.
The UK hip-hop scene is on fire at the moment with loads of indie artists successfully carrying the patina of UK hip-hop’s golden-age while continuing to break new ground stylistically. Fans of Jehst, Task Force, High Focus, and more will really feel this sixteen track album by East Anglian artists Ricky Lix & Meezy. The pure versatility of expression and seamless ability to take everyday scenarios and turn them into great songs is something the greats do. This is that evident here, as tales from the road get mixed with social commentary from the self confessed under achievers. A polished soundtrack of funk fuelled boom-bap laced beats impressed with stomping drum beats with some jazz and soul-infused old-school flavours looping up wonderfully. The creative output on this album is immense in style due to the lyrics flowing and painting gritty urban tales. This is a top notch album and the creative vision and stylistic slant of each track is superb, and this proves to be a real masterstroke. So many underground acts deserve to be mentioned among UK hip-hop’s greats and this duo are one of them. Well recommended.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, NIZM’s lyrics are insightful, incorporating the rawness of old school Hip Hop; fused with the influence of the New Era, and the refinement of a gentleman. NIZM is the son of a preacher, and a school teacher so it’s clear that he was destined to be a man of great words. His message is the music and he is in the process of transforming the Hip Hop genre with class, knowledge, and the love of music. C heck out his latest music videos and singles, he really is something special.
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.
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!