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 11-22-2005, 03:13 AM         #1
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Lethal Bizzle 
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An Introduction to UK Hip Hop...
 

 
OK,

I figured this thread could basically be a little database we build up with UK heads people should check out.

if you want to add someone - Please enter it in the same format as I have with a pic, bio and their releases.


Click an artist to be taken to their section



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 SKINNYMAN

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 TASK FORCE

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 DOC BROWN

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 RODNEY P / LONDON POSSE

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 FOREIGN BEGGARS

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 DIZZEE RASCAL

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 LOW KEY

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 CAPPO

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 HARDNOISE / SON OF NOISE

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 YOGI

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 SKITZ

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 KLASHNEKOFF

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 DEMON BOYZ

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 ROOTS MANUVA

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 RUTHLESS RAP a.ssASSINS



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62 comments for "An Introduction to UK Hip Hop..."

 11-22-2005, 03:14 AM         #2
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SKINNYMAN



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 Lowliferecords.co.uk said:
Originating from Leeds, Skinny moved to North London when he was 5. Finding a melting pot of cultures suddenly on his doorstep Skinny took to the streets, immersing himself primarily in the musical culture of reggae and dancehall whilst at home loving the soulful sounds coming from his mum's record player.

A natural talent for running his mouth off (later to be known as rapping), SkinnyMan soon built up a reputation for being a talented lyricist, but it was his reputation for being in trouble with the police that grew even bigger. Let it be said that Skinny believes in the good of marijuana and as an active promoter of its use he doesn't see it as a harm to himself, no greater than alcohol or cigarettes at least, and therewith lies one of several differences of opinion with the law.

As Skinny progressed through open mic battles as a youth he consistently won titles around London, after becoming a founding member of The Bury Crew SkinnyMan left the fold to start up the now infamous Mud Family with Mongo and Chester P. Over the years they built up a reputation for being one of the best Hip Hop crews in England whether on vinyl, on stage freestyling or battling other MCs - check ‘The Mud Files’ on Ronin records or the now classic Mud Fam and Mark B 12" on K-Boro. During this period the Mud Fam expanded with new members joining and Chester P branching off to form Task Force with his brother Farma G.

CD Releases


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Skinnyman
Council Estate Of Mind
Low Life 2004


Sample Tracks

Skinnyman - No Big Ting

[code]http://rapidshare.de/files/7984331/12_No_Big_Ting.mp3.html[/code]


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 11-22-2005, 03:17 AM         #3
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TASK FORCE


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 Lowliferecords.co.uk said:
Following on from their groundbreaking first ep release, the Mark B produced 'New Mic Order', Task Force return, this time in the Low Life fold. Task Force are maturing, experimenting and possibly not taking the usual or expected route for an underground London based crew.

First off is 100 copies of a Task Force promo with 2 versions of GRAFDABUSUP, a Graforiginees Pt.2, a spark of genius from Chester P and Farma G which rides the Simon Says beat plus a mix from Mike Skillagan. These are now practically impossible to get hold of.

On the EP release the artists have had total creative freedom and the majority of the production is by the crew themselves. They have flourished and produced some exciting sounding material.

July 2000 sees Task Force continue to improve contemporary releases. This time Farma and Chester have reworked Black Rob's 'Wha Blow'. Judge for yourselves which is superior.

Task Force comprise: Farma G and Chester P Hackenbush. In the past Task Force have teamed up with: Eno Red Rum, Wardog the Mad Wart Hog, Stoned Fish, Mic Skilla and Mr Thing.

Since The Voice OF The Great Outdoors, Task Force have launched their own Music From The Corner website which you can check for information on the crew. They also dropped their home produced Music From The Corner CD and put out the Life Without Instructions 12" on Rehab records. In 2003 they returned to Low Life Records with the torrid tale of thuggish tomfoolery Fugs R Us, and contributions to the Low Life compilation Food.
CD RELEASES


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Task Force
Music from The Corner Vol 1
Low Life


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Task Force
Music from The Corner Vol 2
Low Life


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Task Force
Music from The Corner Vol 3
Low Life


Sample Tracks

Task Force - Wha Blow

[code]http://rapidshare.de/files/6647810/Task_Force_-_Wha_Blow.mp3.html[/code]


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 11-22-2005, 03:18 AM         #4
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DOC BROWN


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 thtc.co.uk said:
Hailing from Kilburn, North West London, Doc Brown made his name initially as a rapper, turning heads on the Open Mic and battle circuits as early as 1997. By 1998, Doc was a regular at adrenaline filled nights such as Mudlumz, where he met the battle-hardened, freestyle-veteran Reveal, with whom he would later go on to form the much lauded group Poisonous Poets.


After a brief, unhappy spell signed to a subsidiary of Sony Records in 1999/2000, Doc began focussing on the group Poisonous Poets, alongside whom he secured a deal with BMG in 2001. More problems led to the group severing ties with the major early in 2003. Along the way Doc has worked with both talented and popular artists including Taskforce, Harry Love, Yungun, Tommy Evans and MCD and has toured the UK alongside Busta Rhymes and De La Soul on separate occasions.

In April 2004, Doc gave an exclusive performance alongside labelmate Yungun at the Jazz Café in front of a sell-out crowd. The following month, he was alongside giants such as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performing at the Prince’s Trust Urban Music Festival. His first hit was the unofficial remix of Gary Jules’ Christmas No.1 “Mad World”. The song was actually approved by Jules (who initially offered to sing and play piano on it) but complications regarding licensing prevented the track getting an international release as part of the now famous Donnie Darko single. Nevertheless, the song was championed by Huw Stephens on the Zane Lowe show in February 04, and went on to be played regularly by Jo Whiley, Chris Moyles and even Jonathon Ross on chart friendly Capital FM.

Doc has employed his experience of the industry, his background in youth and community work and his love of the Hip Hop culture to propel himself further a field, branching out into other areas. He doubles as a DJ and an enigmatic host of a variety of live Hip Hop nights, most notably Fridays @ Deal Real (WC1) and Ill Commotion Monthly @ Cargo (EC1). Doc also presents TX’s urban documentaries on BBC Radio 1Xtra. On top of all of these things, Doc is a qualified Youth Worker who is the a.ssistant manager of a family support charity in the Kilburn area.

Doc is now focussing solely on his debut LP The Document, which has already created an industry buzz, due to be released March 21st 2005 on Janomi Records. In the first months of 2005, Doc has featured in such publications as Hip Hop Connection (Feb), Blues & Soul (Jan), Touch, (Feb), Undercover (March/April), New Nation (Feb 14th) and even the Guardian (March 4th) and Sunday Times (March 6th). An established underground luminary, Doc now intends to attract a little more light from the mainstream.
CD RELEASES


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Doc Brown
The Citizen Smith Mixtape Vol 1
White label


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Doc Brown
The Document
Janomi


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Poisonous Poets
Poisonous Poetry - The Mixtape
White Label


SAMPLE TRACKS

Doc Brown - On My Ends

[code]http://rapidshare.de/files/7984493/19-doc_brown-on_my_ends-lrr.mp3.html[/code]


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 11-22-2005, 03:29 AM         #5
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RODNEY P / LONDON POSSE


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Biography

 Lowliferecords.co.uk said:
In 1986 and 2 weeks into a YTS Computer course a young Rodney P (then known as Roddy Rock) and his friends Bionic and Sipho The Human Beat Box (RIP) were invited by Mick Jones of the legendary Clash to tour the UK as support for his new band Big Audio Dynamite. Joining the entourage was hip-hop heavy weight Schoolly D who would advise the young MCs on performing and open their eyes to a world of possibilities.

Later, Big Audio Dynamite along with film maker Don Lettts asked the newly named London Posse to tour with them again. It was on this second UK tour that Jazz Summers and Tim Parry of Big Life Records first saw the boys perform and offered them their first recording contract.

From those early days learning his trade on reggae sound systems in South London, Rodney went on to support artists like NWA and Soul II Soul in the early 90s and recorded underground Hip Hop classics like ‘Money Mad’, ‘Dedication’, and ‘How’s Life in London’ which have earned him the utmost respect from the global Hip Hop community and legendary status amongst Hip Hop fans.

Rodney Started Riddim k!lla Records in collaboration with Braintax and shortly after setting up the label,and releasing the anthems ‘murderer Style’, ‘Riddim k!lla’ and ‘Big Tings We Inna’, Rodney, alongside DJ Skitz headlined the launch of the BBC’s flag ship digital station ‘1Xtra’ with their weekly show ‘Original Fever’.

2004 was the release of his anticipated LP ‘The Future’, the LP features guest vocals from MC D, Honey Williams and Olivia Chaney and label mates Mystro and Braintax. The production is handled by The Sea, Skitz, Joe Buhdha, Dobie and Rodney himself.

Rodney P’s name is synonymous with UK Hip Hop. One look at his discography illustrates a who’s who of the cream of UK Hip Hop. He is still one of the most in demand performers on the scene and is on the road every week appearing on stage up and down the country and travelling oversea’s on 1Xtra report missions…

CD Releases


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London Posse
Gangster Chronicles
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Rodney P
The Future
Riddim k!lla/Low Life


Sample Tracks

London Posse - Live Like The Other Half Do

[code]http://rapidshare.de/files/7984733/08-london_posse-live_like_the_other_half_do-lrr.mp3.html[/code]


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 11-23-2005, 09:47 AM         #6
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FOREIGN BEGGARS


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Biography

 thtc.co.uk said:
Foreign Beggars are producer Dag Nabbit, Orifice Vulgatron a.k.a. MC Drop, MC Metropolis, DJ Nonames, vocalist Lena and beatboxer Shlomo. Dag and Drop originally hooked up in‘96 with Dubai’s first hiphop collective. When this crew dispersed, they started promoting D&B in Dubai, with guest slots from J Majik, Grooverider, MCMC and JJ Frost. Dag moved to London in 2001, where Drop had been since ‘99, with residencies on pirate and internet radio shows plus guesting at larger events like Telepathy and Ministry.

With hiphop close to their hearts, longstanding ties with Dark Circle meant it wasn’t long before they hooked up with the likes of Tommy Evans and Dented Records was born with the 12” “Where did the sun go?”

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Foreign Beggars
Asylum Speakers
Dented Records


Sample Tracks

Foreign Beggars feat. DVS & Skinnyman

[code]http://rapidshare.de/files/8046593/12-Foreign_Beggars-Hold_On_ft.DVS__Skinnyman_.mp3.html[/code]


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 11-23-2005, 09:48 AM         #7
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DIZZEE RASCAL



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 Dizzeerascal.net said:
Dizzee Rascal, a 19-year-old east London garage MC, has won the 2003 Mercury Music Prize.
"My teachers all called me rascal," Dylan Mills has said, explaining the name Dizzee Rascal - which is now known across the country after his Mercury win.Rascal, who grew up in Bow, east London, was raised by a single mother on a council estate.He was so much of a rascal that he was excluded from every class except music and expelled four times.But he began rapping in the UK garage style - the style dominant on many inner city streets - and one teacher encouraged him to develop his musical talents.According to Rascal himself, the music stopped him drifting into crime like many others on his estate. Rascal is not ashamed to admit that money motivates him and is the latest in a line of British stars to have emerged from the urban scene. Like thousands of teenagers across the UK, he began making music in his bedroom with friends, using whatever technology he could lay his hands on.I Luv U was then given a full release, reaching number 29 in the UK chart, followed by Fix Up, Look Sharp, which went to number 17 in August. BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Low praised the rapper for his album at the Mercury ceremony. Rascal has not escaped the violence of the UK garage scene - he has just recovered from being stabbed in the Cypriot garage resort of Ayia Napa. The incident was said to have arisen out of a squabble within the music scene on the island. But the incident has not hurt his music career, and he is now working on a new album.

CD Releases


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Dizzee Rascal
Boy In Da Corner
XL


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Dizzee Rascal
Showtime
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Sample Tracks

Dizzee Rascal - Imagine

[code]http://rapidshare.de/files/8046876/13_Imagine.mp3.html[/code]


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 11-23-2005, 09:49 AM         #8
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LOW KEY



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 Sorecs.com said:
At just 18 years old Lowkey has already achieved more than most British MCs ever have, with massive nationwide exposure and praise flooding in from all angles, Lowkey is truly one of the UK’s brightest prospects in the worldwide market.

"The Wayne Rooney of rap... the truth of upcoming UK acts."
Hip Hop Connection


Little over a year ago a 17 year old Lowkey burst onto the scene on one of British Hip Hop’s biggest ever tracks, Donnie’s Lament (Mad World Remix) with Doc Brown which achieved major daytime rotation on every station from Radio 1 and Capital FM down to underground support from community stations and major Hip Hop DJs. Despite never achieving a proper release due to sample clearance issues it cemented Lowkey’s name with the few British Hip Hop acts to ever reach such large audiences. In the year that followed Lowkey released two CDs each with over 20 tracks, toured the country promoting and collaborated with some of the biggest rappers and producers the country has to offer and built on the name this early exposure had given him.

1Xtra's Hip Hop artist to watch out for in 2005.

After turning down a spot on the huge Channel 4 TV series Chancers for personal reasons he was in the last 3 of the Sony competition to feature on the UK version of Nas’s LP - Streets Disciple out of several thousand entries. Despite having huge support from radio Djs and a large quantity of people viewing his as the best entry, the spot on the album went to Rising Son only for Lowkey to go on to feature on the #1 selling internationally distributed official Nas mixtape "The Prophecy" on the Thief’s Theme Remix with ODB and Nas himself.

Lyric Pad UK Hip Hop Award winner - Best Newcomer 2005. Undercover Magazine Awards – Best Newcomer 2005.

The launch party for Lowkey’s 2 nd compilation Key To The Game 2 Still Underground was held at a packed Cargo in London where the launch shared the bill with Skinnyman’s birthday celebrations (at Skinnyman’s request) and the crowd were treated to incredible performances from most of the guests on Still Underground and of course, Lowkey himself.

Lowkey’s debut single Politics dropped shortly after the CD and achieved a top 5 slot in the BBC 1 Xtra official Hip Hop chart with only one other British act, Rodney P, above it. The remix featuring Yungun, and the club banger Move Yourself also achieved great feedback and support from radio and club DJs alike.

"The best UK artist Mix CD I've ever heard"
DJ Skully (Kiss 100 FM, London)


Lowkey dropped two CDs in the space of 8 months and attained a cult following in the UK scene gaining praise and support from all angles of the press and media. Some more quotes of his latest offering Key To The Game Volume 2 are below. Some of his insightful commentary and political opinions have gained him support from people outside the normal Hip Hop sphere with a performance at London’s anti war demo in Trafalgar Square to 60,000 people amongst the numerous shows Lowkey has blessed all over the country.

"The best mix CD in 2004" DJ 279 (Choice FM, London)
"Top notch stuff" Undercover Magazine

"The best domestic political Hip Hop in 10 years" Hip Hop Connection

"A mammoth record - Lowkey takes the raw street vibe of
Klashnekoff and combines it with the political savvy of Public Enemy, and the result is an album that should grace every true hip-hop fan’s collection." Big Smoke Magazine.


Having worked with the likes of Fusion (of Fallacy and Fusion), Skinnyman, Yungun and US legendary producer Insight (who has produced for Usher and KRS One Edo G and countless others), as well as appearing on primetime TV shows on both Channel 4 (Chancers) and BBC 1 (Inside Out) all DVD, mixtape and cable show appearances aside…it seems like just a matter of time until Lowkey comes from the background to achieving worldwide stardom. If this isn’t enough Lowkey was named the new addition to one of the most talented groups in Hip Hop, Poisonous Poets. This rap supergroup consisting of other members Doc Brown, Reveal, Tony D, Therapist and DJ Snips were formerly signed to BMG and all look set to make moves both on solo tips and as a crew. 2005 is about to get Poisonous.

CD Releases


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Low Key
Key To The Game Vol 1
Sensory Overload


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Low Key
Key To The Game Vol 2
Sensory Overload


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Low Key
Key To The Game Vol 3
Sensory Overload



Sample Tracks

Low Key feat. Doc Brown - Perspective (from KTTG2)

[code]http://rapidshare.de/files/8047285/12._Perspective_feat._Doc_Brown.mp3.html[/code]


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 11-23-2005, 10:15 AM         #9
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CAPPO


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 zebratraffic.co.uk said:
Growing up in Nottingham, Cappo originally started out as a graffiti writer, but soon his love of hip hop culture led him to take on the challenge of MCing. By 1995, he was rapping every day, honing his craft until his live debut at Nottingham Carnival, in the summer of 1997. Within a year, he had built himself a fearsome reputation on the Nottingham open mic scene, and put out a 3-track demo EP, followed by his self-financed debut, ‘The Cap Tape Volume One’. A deal with Son Records followed, resulting in the release of the ‘Cap 3000’ and ‘Codex’ EPs in 1999 and 2000, before hooking up with the mighty P Brothers for guest appearances on their Heavy Bronx Experience releases.

By now, Cappo’s fearless lyricism and defiant flow had earned him a reputation not just around Nottingham, but around the country. His debut LP, ‘Spaz The World’, was two-and-a-half years in the making before Zebra Traffic picked it up for release: described by no less a figure than Mr Scruff as “The best hip hop LP I’ve heard in ages”, Spaz The World cemented Cappo’s position as one of the very best MCs this country has to offer. The album spans the entire spectrum of hip hop, from the pounding beats of IDST to the reflective and intelligent lyrics of Watership Down, inspired by the loss of Cappo’s father when he was young. 12” releases ‘Learn To Be Strong’ and “Grand Final” not only broke Cappo to a wider audience than ever before, storming clubs up and down the country, but also helped cement the album’s place as a stone-cold UK classic, certain to be dug up and revered by hip hop heads for decades to come.


CD Releases


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Cappo
Spaz The World
Zebra Traffic


Sample Tracks

Cappo feat. Scor-Zay-Zee - "Speak"

[CODE]http://rapidshare.de/files/8056741/03_Speak.mp3.html[/CODE]


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 11-23-2005, 10:17 AM         #10
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HARDNOISE/SON OF NOISE



Hardnoise

Whilst they were still at school, DJ Son, DJ Nyce D (real name Dennis Roberts) and TLP1 joined together to form Hardnoise, at that time little more than a crew of friends. When in college, they were joined by DJ AJ and Gemini, and they recorded their first tune - an unreleased song called "Pure Destructive Power" (Unreleased). Shortly afterwards, the group were joined by DJ Mada (real name Adam Pancho), the brother of founder member DJ Son. The group financed the cutting of their first single "Untitled" (???, 1989), which quickly became an underground success. The single was heard by Music of Life, who signed the group to the label and rereleased "Untitled" (Music of Life, 1990).

Following this release, sadly Nyce D died due to sickle cell. A further single - "Mice In The Presence Of The Lion/Serve Tea Then murder" (Music of Life, 1991) - came out to great acclaim, but shortly afterwards the group decided to go their separate ways. AJ continues to produce, and releases mixtapes on a regular basis, whilst Gemini worked with the group Bushkilla and went on to record under the name Bloodhound. TLP1 continues to write lyrics.


Son of Noise

Following the break up of Hardnoise, Son and Mada continued the Hardnoise sound with a new band, Son of Noise. They were joined by Curoc (Q-Roc, recently departed from Gunshot) and released the single "Son of Noise/Ill Justice" (Kold Sweat, 1991). The single was well received, but following disagreements with the record company over the use of the acapellas of their songs, the group parted company with Music of Life.

Son of Noise were quickly snapped up by Music of Life's main rivals, Kold Sweat, and released more singles and their debut album The Mighty Son of Noise (Kold Sweat, 1992). Whilst recording this album, they were joined by a fourth member - DJ Renegade, who previously DJed with UK legend Blade and Most Dominant (the latter already with Kold Sweat from their promo "Pushed 2 Da Limit" (Kold Sweat, 1992)). The album was again well received, making good on the promise of the early singles (both as Son of Noise and as Hardnoise) and earning the group respect within the scene.

Following the release of the album, the group were still not completely satisfied with the attitude of their record company, and instead decided to leave. This time, instead of moving to one of the other burgeoning UK hip hop labels, they decided to finance their own recordings, as they had with the original "Untitled" (???, 1989) single. This led to the "Crazy Mad Flow/Retrocide" (Little Rascool, 1993) single and the album Access Denied: Bullsh*t and Politics Pt 1 (Little Rascool, 1996). These releases, however, weren't as well received - or indeed as well distributed - as their previous releases, and proved to be the group's last recordings.

However, the group are still together and working on joint projects, with none of them as yet leading to released material. The group are due to host an event in aide of DJ Swing (subject of a recent BBC documentary, Brian Daley aka DJ Swing is suffering from Multiple Myeloma and desperately in need of a bone marrow transplant) at the Rococco Club in Leicester Square in October 2005. Individually, the group continue to pursue solo projects, and DJ Son, Renegade and Mada are still DJing in the scene in London. Mada also maintains a British hip hop website.
RELEASES

Hardnoise

-'Untitled' (12")
Music Of Life
-'Serve Tea, Then murder / Mice In The Presence Of The Lion (Part 1)' (12") Music Of Life

Son Of Noise


-'Master Of Menace' (12")
Kold Sweat
-'Son Of Noise / Ill Justice' (12")
Music of Life
-'Negative Forces / The Mighty Son Of Noise' (12")
Kold Sweat
-'The Mighty Son Of Noise' (LP)
Kold Sweat
-'Crazy Mad Flow / Retrocide' (12")
Little Rascool Records
-'Access Denied. Bullsh*t & Politics Pt. 1' (2xLP and C.D)
Little Rascool Records

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 11-23-2005, 12:47 PM         #11
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YOGI



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 www.yogihiphop.com said:
2001 saw the emergence of “Yogi” & his debut LP “Jamaica Child” onto the UK Hip Hop scene.
Yogi was born and raised in the Midlands, the area which his grandad moved to make money. “Yogi” had a love for music from an early age. Growing around his uncle’s soundsystem “Syndicate Unltd”, “Yogi” always used to be trying to jump on the mic . By the age of 12 he was chattin' on another local sound “Killawatt” in the blues & local parties . Also well known in the area for giving a sharp short back n’ sides early 90’s you could catch “Yogz” in the local barber spot, on the corner or even in the rave emcing over DJ’s like “Jumpin Jack Frost”,Grooverider,Kenny Ken & many more….
Late 93 he started working with local producer (friend of G-Force who was the DJ on "Killawatt") "Baby J". The pair put together and distributed a load of demos. One of these demos found its way to a Wu-Tang Clan A&R who invited them out for a series of meetings . Although nothing directly bloomed from the invitation a lot of good links were made from the trip . A few years later “Yogi” made his debut on Baby J’s “Birth” Lp (bomb Records US) with “Pressue” which reached No1 in the UK Hip Hop charts & “Angels Of death” featuring Shabazz The Disciple,Freestyle of Arsonists & Poetic of Gravediggaz(R.I.P)
In 2004 he released his latest album, Bear Necessities, which cemented Yogi's position as one of the best in the Midlands.
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Yogi
Jamaica Child
Ant Records



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Yogi
Bear Neccessities
Ant Records

Sample Tracks
Yogi - Stronger (ft. Mahoghany)

[code] http://rapidshare.de/files/8055229/06-Stronger__feat_Mahoghany_.mp3.html[/code]
 11-23-2005, 03:40 PM         #12
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SKITZ


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 daddyskitz.com said:
In 1996 his debut 12” is released on Ronin. 'Skitz alongside Roots Manuva' and gains him immediate success. The song not only causes a stir on the Hip-Hop underground but it also crosses over to the Jazz scene. The track gets picked up by Giles Peterson and also Patrick Forge who later use the track for the Rebirth of Cool series. The single also opens doors for the talented Roots Manuva.

In 1998 Skitz releases 'Fingerprints of the Gods' the only British track to reach Hip Hop Connection’s top ten of the year and is clear evidence of Skitz's commitment to working with flourishing UK talent. The song features the likes of Roots Manuva, Phi Life Cypher, Skeleton and Tony Vegas (1999 DMC World second)

Skitz’s rep continues to grow with the release of the excellent hip hop dancehall classic ‘Dedication’ which receives Best Single of the Year at the 2000 UK Hip Hop awards. The tune features the mic skills of Rodney P and turntable contributions from the likes of The Mixologists DJ Go and Ronin label pal Deckwrecka.

Countryman. Skitz’s first long player combines distinctive production with a whole array of conscious lyrical contributions. The fact that there are no less than 25 fresh MC’s and DJ’s on this LP is a clear message to major record labels. Some of the artists include Skinnyman, Est’elle, Dynamite MC, Phi-Life cypher, Taskforce, RodneyP, Roots Manuva, to name a few. Skitz is a firm believer in 'long term industry investment.’ Unfortunately the music business seems to want ‘instant pot noodle packaged bands’ when what’s really needed is a situation which can ‘build and invest in real talent'.

Videos for two singles ‘Domestic Science’ and ‘the k!lling’ get heavy rotation on MTV Base and MTV.

The classic jump up track 'Simon Says' by Pharaohe Monche gets the Skitz remix treatment and he is the first British Producer to have a record on Rawkus Records. In the same year we are treated to the sequel to 'Fingerprints..', 'Twilight of the Gods'. This time the single is released on the Wordplay label and Skitz uses the vocal talents of more of Britains best MC's. Riddla, Wildflower, Rodney P and Skinnyman all feature strongly and are complimented by turntable wizardry from DMC supremo Prime Cuts.

So popular is Skitz's UK Sound that ex-Galliano rapper Rob G writes a track all about searching for the elusive Skitz track. He also gets sampled by US producer Dallas Austin for Monicas huge R’n'B album on which he is also credited.

Countryman wins Hip Hop album of the year at the 2001 Hip Hop awards.

In 2002 with a steady ‘production line’ of releases under his belt and remixes for the likes of Roni Size, Sain Supa Crew and Faithless plus a compilation for a major and a 7” release for Nice Nice Records under the Pseudonym Drilla the ball is rolling. Skitz has also lent his heavyweight hand and produced six tracks for folk singer Eva Abraham on City Rockers. A collaboration with Dj Die, Dynamite and Rodney P for Virgin/Wordplay smashes bassbins up and down the country. Skitz produces Tracks for Rodney Ps album as well as a track on Dynamite MCs pending release.

The year 2003 also sees the growth of his own label Titan Sounds. Set up alongside old friend and talented producer Mickle and featuring MC's Riddla, the Extremists , Skeme and Big P. Four releases deep and all getting heavy rotation, with an LP to come soon Titan is just another example of Skitz’s commitment to achieving 'the roots of a mighty homegrown tree'. A mighty tour in May with the whole Titan family sponsored by 55 Dsl is rolling featuring Titan Skateboards, Merchandising and a promotional mixtape as well as the June cover for Hip Hop connection.

Skitz has been on the cover of Hip Hop Connection, Fatboss, Touch and Straight no Chaser.

June 2002 1Xtra is born. A sister station to radio 1 but only on digital format it features the cream of the crop of black music DJs from all genres and Skitz and Rodney P are asked to present the flagship Hip Hop show playing British rap alongside American and interviewing big names from both sides of the atlantic. Entitled ‘Original Fever’ the show gets a phenomenal response from around the whole world. He interviews 50 Cent, Redman and Method Man, Ludacriss, Chuck D, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Beanie Seagal, Memphis Bleek, Pharrell from the Neptunes, Nappy Roots and the Clipse to name a few. Skitz produces the track alongside Agzilla that launches the station which features Beverly Knight, Roots Manuva, Rodney P and Gemma Fox.

2003. Skitz is commissioned to launch a new compilation series BAD MEANING GOOD. This gains critical claim and the series continues on with Roots Manuva, Peanut Butta Wolf and The Scratch Perverts.

A remix for the Funky Fresh Few and Grand Central Records is completed as well as mixes for Skint Records Freq nasty and also festival favourites lamb; all to critical acclaim. Skitz tours Australia with Rodney P and also plays out in Miami, Norway, Taiwan, Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, France and Switzerland.

Deejaying throughout his career now with 1Xtra things pick up. Skitz deejays alongside Kool Dj Herc, Cash Money, Jazzy Jeff, Grand Wizard Theodore, Kenny Dope, Blak Twang, Roots Manuva, Talib Kweli as well as performing live with Rodney P alongside Outkast, Reprazent, Ms Dynamite to name a just a few. Skitz and Rodney P are sponsored by Addict Clothing, Clown Skateboards, Adidas, Puma, THTC and their new club ‘show some Love’ is backed by Alphanumeric. Two dates in Spain with the brit flag holder Roots Manuva go down a storm. A tune is penned for the mixologists compilation with Deadly Hunta. There isn’t a town on England that hasn’t witnessed the onstage antics and vibe Rodney P and Skitz bring to a show. The atmosphere charged….basslines thumping…jack daniels flowing. They also are embarking on a live band project to take their live stage show to the next level.

2004. Once again Skitz is asked to launch a new series of compilations. ‘Homegrown’…. Put together for React Music. Featuring the cream of the crop of British Hip Hop plus a springling of others, it is a fitting showcase of the raw talent to come from these English shores. Release date April 26th. A launch party at Subterania showcases some of the family and friends....Roots Manuva, Million Dan, Navigator, Demolition Man, Mista Jam and Joe Buhda, Skeme, Big P, MCD, The Extremists and more. It charts in the national charts at 76. The 12“ to accompany features MCD and 2ice.

June/july Skitz and P depart these shores bound for australasia and once more rock the southern hemisphere. Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and byron bay are all touched. A fund raiser for the UN ft Dead Prez, Athens, Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff , a headline at Respect Festival, London and many other Uk towns are touched.

All Summer festivals get the treatment.....Glastonbury, V in Stafford and Chelmsford, The Big Chill and Bestival on the isle of wight. Its a busy summer....

Autumn....Skitz and Rodney don’t stop....nuff Deejaying.... countrywide. Liverpool, Nottingham, Brighton, the 1xtra Freshers Tour sees Skitz tear it up alongside Ixtras finest.....also Jazzy Jeff. The launch of the Sickness mixtape in Bristol.
CD Releases


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Skitz
Countryman
Ronin


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Skitz
Homegrown Vol.1
REACT Music


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Skitz
Homegrown Vol.2
Silent Soundz

Sample Tracks

Skitz feat. Roots Manuva - "Inner City Folk"

[CODE]http://rapidshare.de/files/8064525/04_Inner_City_Folk_-_Roots_Manuva.mp3.html[/CODE]

Skitz feat. Estelle, Wildflower & Tempa - "Domestic Science"

[CODE]http://rapidshare.de/files/8064363/02_Domestic_Science.mp3.html[/CODE]


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 11-23-2005, 03:41 PM         #13
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KLASHNEKOFF


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[code]Klashnekoff is one of the finest talents on the UK Hip Hop scene, and
with a wealth of P.A.s, radio appearances and magazine features to his credit
all signs suggest that he is well on his way to the top of the game.

The founder member of the Terra Firma crew, Klashnekoff, (pronounced,
k-lash-nek-off), is a Hackney born and bred father of two, whose west-Indian
roots have proved to be a strong influence on his music. He chooses to leave
the labelling of his style to the masses, but does admit to drawing inspiration
from a bank of talent that reads like a trans-genre hall of fame, with
appearances from the likes of David Bowie and Bob Marley. Wherever or
whatever his brand of Hip Hop there is no doubt that it has definitely
quenched the underground’ s thirst for something new. [/code]


CD Releases


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Klashnekoff
The Sagas Of...
Kemet Entertainment


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DJ Skully & Klashnekoff
Focus Mode
Reprezent


Sample Track

Klashnekoff - Murda

[code]http://rapidshare.de/files/8065432/02._Murda.mp3.html[/code]


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 11-23-2005, 03:52 PM         #14
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what danny did ya forget about homegrown volume 2?
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 tha sasquatch said:
what danny did ya forget about homegrown volume 2?
lol! cheers for the spot. need someone to keep me in the right.

i had the fu*ker cut & ready to paste, forgot all about it

fixed now
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 11-24-2005, 03:16 AM         #17
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DEMON BOYZ

I'LL CUT A BIOGRAPHY IN LATERS

north london's finest uk hip hop veterans came about on the music of life label back in 1988 releasing 3 singles & the lp recognition, uk hiphop on the raggamuffin tip, with mc's MIKE " MILLION DAPPA DAN" J, DEMON D & DJ DEVASTATE. they then signed to london records offshoot MANGO which was to only yield i single, before REBEL MC stepped in & signed them to TRIBAL BASS they released 2 more singles & an lp before disappearing, demon d has released a single or 2 since, mike j now releases tracks underthe MILLION DAN name featuring on several breaks tracks & releasing a few hip hop tracks still with that ragga feel to them

releases to date

LP'S
RECOGNITION
ORIGINAL GUIDANCE

Also featured on
HUSTLERS CONVENTION LIVE 1989

SINGLES

NORTHSIDE / ROUGHER THAN AN ANIMAL
VIBES
RECOGNITION / LYRICAL CULTURE
INTERNATIONAL KARATE
DETT
GLIMITY GLAMITY / JUNGLIST

ALSO FEATURED ON
B.R.O.T.H.E.R. 12"S 1 & 2
 11-24-2005, 04:38 AM         #18
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ROOTS MANUVA



Roots Manuva, born Rodney Smith is a British hip-hop artist, who mixes hip hop with reggae and dub as well as electronica and even some gospel. He grew up around Stockwell in South London. His parents were from a small village in Jamaica called Banana Hole where his father was a preacher and tailor. Spending much of his early years in poverty, this and his strict Pentecostal upbringing clearly had an influence on his music as can be seen in many of his tracks such as "Sinny Sin Sins" and "Colossal Insight".

A quote from Smith himself sums up his early discovery of music: “It was as a kid. Before I even knew what a soundsystem was. I was walking past Stockwell skateboard park and there was this sound being set up. They were probably just trying out their speakers. I was with my mum, holding my mum’s hand. And I remember my mum being quite intimidated by the whole affair. Such a barrage of bass coming from it! And these dodgy-looking blokes standing beside it just admiring the sound of their bass. It’s just a bass thing. A volume thing. I don’t know if I rose-tint the memories, but I remember it sounded so good, so rich. It’s not like today when we go to clubs and it hurts. It was more of a life-giving bass.”

Smith made his recorded debut in 1994 as part of IQ Procedure through Suburban Base’s short-lived hip hop imprint Bluntly Speaking Vinyl. He debuted as Roots Manuva the same year on Blak Twang’s “Queen’s Head” single, before releasing his own single, “Next Type of Motion” the following year through the same label, the hugely influential Sound of Money. 1996 saw the release of his collaborations with Skitz (“Where My Mind Is At”/”Blessed Be the Manner”) on 23 Skidoo’s Ronin label. The release of “Feva” on Tony Vegas’s Wayward imprint followed in 1997. This was also the year that saw the first releases from Big Dada, a collaboration between Coldcut’s Ninja Tune label and hip hop journalist Will Ashon.

Releasing for Coldcut's renowned experimental/hip-hop label Ninja Tune in 1998, some of his music may be seen as a predecessor of grime. The following year he released his fearsome debut album, “Brand New Second Hand”. A reference to his families modest lifestyle as a phrase his mother used for presents he often got as a youngster that were pre-used. He had such an impact on the UK rap scene that The Times declared that “his is the voice of urban Britain, encompassing dub, ragga, funk and hip hop as it sweeps from crumbling street corners to ganja-filled dancehalls, setting gritty narratives against all manner of warped beats.” Manuva was rewarded for his breakthrough with a MOBO as Best Hip Hop Act that year.

The lyrics of his songs are usually known to take a distinctly British edge, with many critics highlighting his references of eating cheese on toast and drinking bitter as examples of this. His warm and easily recognizable voice can be heard on many songs he performed with other artists such as Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5 & Ozomatli), DJ Shadow, U.N.K.L.E., Nightmares on Wax, Cinematic Orchestra, Beth Orton and Leftfield.

ALBUM RELEASES


-Brand New Second Hand (23 May 1999)
-Run Come Save Me (18 Sep 2001)
-Dub Come Save Me (08 Jul 2002)
-Awfully Deep (31 Jan 2005)

Sample Track

[CODE]Coming soon...[/CODE]


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 11-24-2005, 04:41 AM         #19
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RUTHLESS RAP a.ssASSINS



Kermit grew up in Moss Side, Manchester - where he leant to play violin at the age of 6 - and was briefly a DJ under the name of "DJ la Freak" whilst doing a psychology degree at Manchester Polytechnic. He joined the breakdance crew Broken Glass, who moved into making records with "Style of the Street" following a meeting with Manchester DJ and producer Greg Wilson. The song was recorded for the Street Sounds Electro UK (Street Sounds, 1984) album, but the label owner Morgan Khan was so impressed with their work that he pursuaded them to record more tunes for the album. In order to give the impression of a thriving British hip hop scene, the songs were recorded under a variety of aliases: in truth, of the seven tracks on the album, only one was not recorded by Broken Glass.

Kermit met the Hinds brothers - at the time calling themselves the Dangerous 2 - and together they decided to form the a.ssassins, with Greg Wilson staying with them as a producer. Their first release was the single "We Don't Kare" (murdertone, 1987), which had as a B-side a song by Kiss AMC - an all-female Manchester rap group that featured Christine "Kiss" Leveridge, Kermit's sister. They followed this with two singles entirely of their own, "The Meltdown Session" (murdertone, 1988) and "The Drone Session EP" (murdertone, 1989) - in between which, Dangerous C performed a rap for a B-side remix of Kym Mazelle's "Useless (I Don't Need You Now)" (Syncopate, 1988).

Following this, the group released one of the defining albums of British hip hop - the k!ller Album (murdertone/EMI, 1990). The album was a mixture of biting social commentary ("Justice (Just Us)") and more comical tunes ("Jealous MC" or a high-octane cover of The Coaster's "Yakety Yak" ). The album received much critical praise - UK hip hop magazine Hip Hop Connection (February 1991, No. 25) called it "the best rap album the UK had ever produced" - and even managed to get the single "And It Wasn't A Dream" (murdertone/EMI, 1990) terrestial television airplay. But despite making a big impact within the scene, and getting crucial support from John Peel at Radio 1 the album failed to translate this into sales.

Trying again, the group went back to the studio to record their second album Th!nk, It Ain't Illegal Yet, introducing live percussion from Ged Lynch to their usual mix of social commentary ("No Tale, No Twist" told the story of life growing up in Manchester's urban slums, whilst "Down and Dirty" was a s3x rhyme featuring "guest vocals" from Jealous MC). Again, the album was well liked by the critics and the industry - BBC television even got Dangerous C onto an edition of Blue Peter to demonstrate the techniques of sampling and plug the album - but again, this good reception wasn't reflected in sales. The group split up shortly afterwards.

Soon after the a.ssassins' split, Kermit and Ged joined Manchester legend Shaun Ryder to form the group Black Grape - the popular myth is that Kermit became friends with Ryder when he was his drug dealer during the Happy Mondays years - and earned pop success with them, before that group also split. Since then, Kermit has released records as Manmade and made guest appearances on other artists' songs, such as Bentley Rhythm Ace. His current project is a band called Big Dog with Ged and Danny Saber from Black Grape. Anderson Hinds left the music business and worked as a teacher - although in a 2000 interview Kermit mentions that the two of them are considering making more tunes together.
ALBUM RELEASES

-'The k!ller Album' (EMI, 1990)
-'Th!nk, It Ain't Illegal Yet' (EMI, 1991)

Sample Track

[CODE]Coming soon.....[/CODE]


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 11-25-2005, 03:43 AM         #20
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NUMSKULLZ/ROLA

The Numskullz are Jay Le Surgeon (DJ & beatmaker, talker), DJ Rumage (DJ & beatmaker) & Rola (MC). Having released 5 EPs, 4 through the highly respected Hombre label out of Bristol they have released 1 Full-length LP 'Ad Infinitum' also on Hombre.
RELEASES

Numskullz

Singles
-'Signs Of The End' (1998)(Hombre)
-'Unexpected E.P'(1998)(Hombre)
-'Volcanics' (1999)(Hombre)
-'The Depths' (1999)(Hombre)
-'Ad Infinitum' (2000)(Hombre)

Albums

-'3 Episodes' (1999)(Hombre)<-----Was more of a collection of the singles, much like Jehst's, Tommy Evans & K-Lash-Nek-Offs first albums.
-'Ad Infinitum' (2000)(Hombre)

Rola


-'Thunderstorm b/w Viktorius' (2003)(Mystery Theatre)

Sample Track

[CODE]Coming Soon......[/CODE]


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