Tuesday, 27 September 2011




Nex' level.

Getting Up...

From HERE.


...always a favourite instrument of mine.

[You've got to love the guy attempting to use a girl's head as a shield. What a gent.]

Monday, 26 September 2011


[Via GunShow]

Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation

“Narrated and executive produced by Ice-T, “Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation” is the first documentary to focus specifically on the connections between crack and hip-hop.

Crack first appeared in the early 1980s, but by 1986, it was raging through the inner cities of America like wildfire, leaving pain, grief, and death in its wake. With candid, never-before-seen interviews from survivors, including Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, and the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Raekwon, “Planet Rock” examines the hardships young men encountered growing up in impoverished neighborhoods, which led many to deal crack cocaine as their only way out.

From the gold dookie chain to Gucci, many hip-hop artists were influenced by the look and fashion of infamous dealers like Azie Faison in Harlem, who is prominently featured in the documentary, along with Freeway Ricky Ross, the Godfather of Crack in LA. As hip-hop became increasingly popular, the fascination with crime and gangster culture, specifically the violence inherent in crack culture, became ingrained in the music. And soon the very kids dealing crack were turning their street tales into hit records. After serving hard time in jail, Snoop Dogg became the biggest rapper of his day; after a bullet in the back nearly killed him, B Real went legit with Cypress Hill; and after crafting their business model on the crack hustle, RZA and Raekwon turned the Wu Tang Clan into a hip hop empire. As journalist Cheo Choker reflects, “it’s fascinating to think that Jay Z, a global icon who had better seats at President Obama’s inauguration than Jesse Jackson, was once a New York City crack dealer.”

Saturday, 24 September 2011

D Double E: Male Model

C.E 2012 SS - D Double E from c.e on Vimeo.

Seems like D Double E has become the poster boy for a Japanese fashion label C.E.'s latest promotion.

D Double, big in Japan... Apparently.

Tempa T - The Documentary

Documentary is perhaps a bit of an overstatement.

It's essentially an interview broken up with some footage of Tempz performing in Edinburgh.

Worth a watch, simply for the hilarity factor that is always prominent whenever Tempa T is about.

Seeing wasted Scottish folk is nice too.

Met Hype

Skip the first 40 seconds of nonsense.

Mazes - Most Days

This video is amazing.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Graffiti Wars

A Channel 4 (UK) documentary about the Robbo vs Banksy / Graff vs Street Art thing.

Fela Soul

"What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway. More than just a clever title, Fela Soul is an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original."

Fela Kuti x De La Soul = Epic Win

I'm absolutely loving these remixes.

True Say...

Zerx Is Getting Up!

Just seen this kid made BBC news on the TV!

Read the article HERE.

Rodney P x Toyota Yaris

I was in the pub last night and this came on the screen. It wasn't until I heard the distinct "Uh huh" that it hit me.

"Was that Rodney P?!"

We couldn't believe it and had a lengthy bout of "Can't bes" and "He wouldn't haves" we went home assured that the Riddim Killa would never be approached by Toyota.

This morning I checked the official Toyota blog:

"The second in a series of new TV ads created by Toyota, ‘All New Yaris vs Monster Truck’ features the vocals of British MC Rodney P and the unique visual style of rapper Dotstar."

Turns out it is...

Scram Jones - 40 Bar Flashback

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Event: Battle of the Year - Brussels

. The Winner of this event will take his place to the International Final in Montpellier - France !
. Benelux crew qualification for the international final (Montpellier, France)
. One VS one battle (qualification for the international 1 VS 1 battle)
. International jury: LILOU, RONNIE, LIL JOHN, SWIFT ROCK
. Belgian jury: FEN-X, WHITE SMOKE aka FREE
. Special shows & suprrises!
. After-party: AFRIKA BAMBAATAA (The Amen-Ra of the Universal Hip-Hop Culture)
@ KVS Theater - Brussels - 19:30

Get it?

An Insight Into Palace Skateboards

You've got to respect these guys.

Fucking Chefs

Manchester ain't what it used to be.

I blame Action Bronson.

Raekwon has got a lot to answer for.

Ahhh Kids...

Always playing around.

Little rascals...

Ultimate Stash Spot

... the US plugs might be a giveaway, though.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Piff Gang - Bow Down

The beat is a banger.

Phaze One [Piff Gang]

I'm feeling this chap...

Can't believe I've been sleeping on this.



The Last Dance II

Vinny Cha$e - Tiffy / Baby Roli

If you're a head then you will have heard the samples a million times before - but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If that's what it takes to keep the youts into what I would call real hip hop, I'm all for it.

You can download his mixtape HERE.

Music Format Sales...

The evolution since 1980.

Brain Gang Blue - Numb

News: Showbiz & AG LP

Here are a couple of leaked tracks from the duo's next album, Mugshot Music.
Reports suggest that the album will be executive produced by none other than DJ Premier.

It's shaping up to be a banger.

Show & AG - God Is 4 Us

Show & AG - Here & Now

[Via 2DopeBoyz]

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Internet's Been Going Crazy...

See what all the fuss is about HERE.

WTC Construction

With it being the 10 year anniversary of the WTC attack I thought it might be fitting to share this fascinating video about how the twin towers were constructed.

We've all been saturated with the images of that terrible day ten years ago - so why not enjoy the marvel that was the towers themselves for a change.

The description left by the uploader of the video reads:

"For those who think "Jet Fuel" and gravity pulverized that concrete and 45 interior steel columns. Educate yourself and you'll see 9/11 was a planned demolition and WTC Tower 7 collapsed with no plane striking it (Flight 93 was supposed to hit tower 7). Conspiracy theory, new world order, alex jones, david icke..."
Unbelievably clean.

RIP Sure.