Tuesday, 27 April 2010

RA The Rugged Man - Uncommon Valor [Jedi Mind Tricks]

Brand New Video 2010 off of Legendary Classics Volume 1. Also released on Servants in Heaven Kings in Hell by Jedi Mind Tricks [2006]; R.A. The Rugged Man's verse documents the real life experience of his father John A. Thorburn during the Vietnam War.

This is some ill shit. RA is a beast.

Primo Tribu... errm "Salute" to GURU

Some real talk on this one. Premier went hard on this on, you can hear he chose particular tracks [even verses] to articulate his feelings towards Solar - "the super producer, that's never made a good beat" - in the words of Statik Selektah.

Again, RIP Guru...

Friday, 23 April 2010

Celph Titled ft. Apathy & Chino XL - Styles Ain't Raw

Whoa... this one is giving me butterflies in my stomach. Some REAL Hip Hop ish. Phat. Buckwild beats are simply monstrous.

I remember Ap sending me an unfinished version of this with just his and Celph’s verses months ago. I had no clue Chino was gonna be on the final version though! Off Celph and Buckwild’s upcoming collaborative Nineteen Ninety Now LP. Which will feature Celph ripping over vintage unreleased Buckwild beats from the mid 90’s. Guest spots will include Treach (of Naughty By Nature), Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks), Ryu (of SOBs), A.G., Diamond D, Sadat X, Grand Puba, R.A. the Rugged Man, O.C., Lord Digga, Majik Most and more.

Listen/download it HERE!

[Via 2DopeBoys]

Another One For The G.U.R.U

Lakai - Am I Am

More sick skating.

Zoo York - Field Agent Report [Trailer]

Looks tight...

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

RIP Guru

Rest in peace to a true Hip Hip legend. DJ Premier reported his passing via his Twitter.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Shyheim - On And On

The M-Trey

On my recent trip to the UK, I hooked up to my man in Manchester. He took me to the BMW dealership. He told me we were there to see the 1 series he had just copped. I was excited at the prospect. Once we got there I couldn't help but scope out some of the other awesome rods on offer. By far the illest there was this metallic blue M3. Then I noticed it said "SOLD" in the window. No surprise there - until I realised the name next to it was my man's!


Turns out he'd copped the M3 for his ma-duke's birthday [now if that's not pure class, I don't know what is]. I just hope one day I will have that kind of doh.
The whip is off the scale. Optioned out: gray leather interior, iDrive system, carbon fiber roof... the list goes on. Shit is rapid too - like 0 to 100km in 4.2seconds.Delimited this ting will hit nearly 300km! Nuts.
Not only that but this particular model was built for the Managing Director of BMW M3. Yup. So it's full of extra details that no other M3 has. One of which is the fact that EVERYTHING on the car is painted metallic blue and polished. Even the chassis under the car and in the engine.

Shouts to my homie... He hustles mad hard for this and deserves it.
A bit of a reference to Full Metal Jacket.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Skriblah DanGogh - Sketches

<a href="http://skriblah.com/album/sketches">Inner Conflict Ft Mr Midnight by Skriblah DanGogh</a>
Okay, this is the last UK Hip Hop post for a while. Promise. There's just been so much niceness dropping recently - I had to share.

Here is Skriblah's FreeP... one third of the once mighty Terra Firma clique [along with Klashnekoff and Kyza Smirnoff - before they fell out]. This has definitely still got that gritty "golden era" sound to it... So I'm digging it.

Listen and if it floats your boat download it. It's free remember.

Mystro - Aquarius

The Mighty Mys' dropping some deep lyrics, again silencing anyone who claimed he was strictly punchlines.

Supa T on the beats too. All in all it's a dope affair.

B-Mus - Murder Scene

Whoa, never heard of this cat before but he goes 'ard on this one. Sick storytelling rhymes over some gutter beats. Ill.

UK is killing it right now. [Now read that again with Tim Westwood's voice] **Cringe**

Mr Boss - The Landing LP

<a href="http://mrboss.bandcamp.com/album/the-landing">Sonny Jim - The Landing by Mr Boss</a>

‘The Landing’ is a free download LP from 18 year old London based producer Mr Boss. The album features many well known UK artists such as Dr Syntax, Sonny Jim and Skrein, as well as many others up and coming…

I can't front - I've been slippin' slightly recently when it comes to keeping up to date with the latest UK Hip-Hop tings. So when I stumbled across this yout's FreeP I was very pleasantly surprised. The kid's 18 and his beats are fire! Not only that but he's co-signed by some of the biggest names on the UK scene. Wow.

Check it out. Download it. It's free.

Wasteman part 8.5

Just spotted these bad boys... oh yes. Kind of leading on from yesterdays "Wasteman" post. Honestly I'm torn between which is the most ridiculous.

"You can even change them while you're driving"
Glad to hear that... Let's hope they make an iPhone app [or iPad would be even better] for it - that way you can use your phone and design flashy rim logos, then twitter it to your homies... without even slowing down! Take that 'playa haters'!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Wasteman part 8

Oh my days!
Who told this guy 55 inch rims was cool?! What a fucking rampton... If he thought he was going to pull chick in this thing - he was wrong. For starters, how does he expect a girl to get in and out of this thing?
This is retarded on so many levels... I mean he can't even go to Micky D's drive-thru!
If he [only a man's ego would believe "bigger is better" to the point of absurdity] wanted to turn heads - he certainly achieved it. However, the fact onlookers are probably pointing and laughing might not be what he was aiming for. Seems like some serious "compensation" going on to make up for something.
Maybe I'm just completely out of touch and this is what kids (or yanks) think is cool nowadays... fuck it.

Favela Chic

A lick of paint goes a long way! How nice does the Brazilian ghetto look with a splash of colour!

Throwback Thursday

Gourmet - Quattro "Skate"

Fresh. It's looking like they're made from some premium quality materials.
Don't know if I'd skate with 'em though...

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Wasteman part 7

David Faustino aka Bud Bundy aka D' Lil

Okay, so the kid from the sitcom Married With Children waxes lyrical. Lets face it - it's hard to take him seriously after seeing him grow up on such a wack-ass show. I mean are we really supposed to believe he's bad ass cos he's got some [admittedly quite hard looking] vatos in his video and he's sporting the indispensable Raiders Starter cap? I can't.

Sad thing is this is still better than the shite that is being churned out by current "Hip-Hop artists"...

[ps the chick that played his sister in the show would have got speed boned... hell the ma dukes probably would too - guilty secrets]

MF Borat

<a href="http://mfborat.bandcamp.com/track/bing-bong-bing">Bing Bong Bing by MF Borat</a>
I'm not sure how legit the back story to this track is: Sasha Cohen (aka Ali G aka Borat aka Bruno) met MF Doom and blazed some L's. [I don't really buy it but hey, you never know).
Whatever the case may be it's a pretty sick track.

[Shouts to DJ Senz on this one]

Greetings From Brussels

A sick video of Brussels skaters murking it. This really takes me back to my early teens, seeing some of the spots we used to hit.
Seems like the level of skating has gone through the roof since I was there back in the day - considering it rains nearly every day these guys are sick as fuck!

Tab-One ft. Median - This Way

Tab-One - This Way feat. Median from BECAUSEUS on Vimeo.

Some ultra smooooth shit. I'm really feeling this guy ever since I heard him spitting with his crew Kooley High.
Laid back beats and nice rhymes. Niceness...
Download his '09 mixtape free HERE.


This shit is nuts...

[Shouts to Lee for this one]

O'Clock - Horfe

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Hocus Pocus featuring Alice Russell – Beautiful Losers

Hocus Pocus "Beautiful losers" feat. Alice Russell
envoyé par hocuspocus. - Clip, interview et concert.
"Today marks the premiere of French Hip Hop/Soul collective Hocus Pocus the video for their track “Beautiful Losers” off their current offering 16 Pieces recently released on Motown France/Universal, the song features British songstress Alice Russell. Multimedia visionary Wu Yue Nyno created an inspiring animated visual for this admirable Jazz-infused track."

Nice Visuals... First time I saw 20syl (the rapper/producer) he was doing some fresh ass beatbox layering. Then I peeped his production vids on youtube. Man makes some hefty tunes, son. Check him out.

[Via Hypebeast]

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Bob James - Nautilus

Bob James. Possibly the most sampled artists in Hip Hop history [along with David Axelrod and James Brown]. The Nautilus track alone has been rinsed to death... Check the tracklist. I'm sure there's more out there too!

My Mic is on Fire by The Lord Shafiyq (1987)
Ced-gee (Delta Force One) by Ultramagnetic MC’s (1988)
Children’s Story by Slick Rick (1988)
Beats to the Rhyme by Run-DMC (1988)
Follow the Leader by Eric B. & Rakim (1988)
My DJ (Pump It Up Some) by Richie Rich (1988)
Partners in Crime by Sweet Daddy Ceville (1988)
Jazzy’s Groove by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (1989)
Jazzie’s Groove by Soul II Soul (1989)
Slippin’ Into Darkness by Queen Mother Rage (1990)
Anti-n***** Machine by Public Enemy (1990)
Live At The Barbeque by Main Source feat. Nas, Joe Fatal and Akinyele (1991)
Moe Love on the 1 and 2 by Ultramagnetic MC’s (1992)
Throw Ya Gunz by Onyx (1993)
Clap Your Hands by A Tribe Called Quest (1993)
My Mind Spray by Jeru the Damaja (1994)
Daaam! by Tha Alkaholiks (1995)
Let ‘Em Have It L by Big L (1995)
Daytona 500 by Ghostface Killah feat. Raekwon and Cappadonna (1996)
Original Bedroom Rockers by Kruder & Dorfmeister (1996)
Nil by Mouth by The Wiseguys (1996)
Allein Zu Zweit (Remix) by Stieber Twins (1997)
Phatty’s Lunchbox by Mekon (1997)
Sincerity by Mary J. Blige feat. DMX and Nas (2000)
Urban Complex by Capsule (2005)
Murray’s Revenge by MURS and 9th Wonder (2006)
Take It Back by Wu-Tang Clan (2007)
Job Song by Consequence (2007)
Like That Y’all (Remix) by D-Block (2009)

Ri-damn-diculous... Thanks Bob.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Skatboard Animation

Skateboardanimation from Tilles Singer on Vimeo.

This is awesome. Must have taken ages to make. Ill...

What's On The Menu Tonight?

We have a lot to thank Brazil for...

Too Far

This is the stupidest shit I've ever seen...

Jesus 2000

JESUS2000 from jesus 2000 on Vimeo.

Jesus. A hipster?


it's the weekend...

1FTH Banner

Check the fucking show... HERE

NY x Skating = Dope

2 of the things i love... Married so beautifully.


Blueprint Skateboards Trailer

MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE COLOUR BLUE trailer. from Blueprint Skateboards on Vimeo.

Make Friends With The Colour Blue - vid coming soon.
Big up all my LDN mans.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Reflection Eternal ft Bun B - Strangers

From the forthcoming Revolutions Per Minute album by Hi-Tek and Kweli... S'nice.
Download the track HERE.

New Mobb Deep

Alchemist dropped an unreleased joint from the Amerikaz Nightmare recording sessions - A Whole Lotta Thug. Listen and download (for free) HERE.

[via 2DopeBoyz]

Best Rapper Alive

"Like a tea cup..."


... The Chef

Boombox Mandem


Aint nothing new, suckas...

Tinker Hatfield

The Nike design genius...


Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Boy of da ting...

MPC 2000XL

The instrument that gave birth to so many classics.

Not my kind of party...

[does this even happen?!]

My kind of party...

OG Shit

Mayer Hawthorne x HUF



Kills it every time.

I Need A Dollar

Best tune of oh ten... Dope video too.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Wu Shoe

A Wu Tang Kung Fu Shoe... Now that's some real Shaolin kicks.

"Bagua teams up with The Wu Tang Brand to collaborate on their slip-on shoe. Designed by Oliver “Power” Grant and RZA, the low top sneaker comes in the classic Wu Tang black/yellow colorway with the upper being inspired by Ying-Yang. Only 360 pairs of the shoe were produced and they will be released April 14th in Paris at RZO Store and Pigalle."

[Via HighSnob]


From the '10 summer collection... Fresh.