As winter approaches here in the UK the aut/win clothing ranges start to arrive and one of the first with their split delivery meaning clothing suitable for the UK’s autumn weather is King Apparel.
King Apparel are one of the UKs foremost premium streetwear brands remaining resolute as ever; to develop and grow a clothing brand independently, run by those who live and breath the culture; to create cutting edge design; to deliver impeccable quality and to retain the utmost integrity at every point. Keeping things exclusive with a maximum of 300 pieces or less produced in each garment and a no re-runs or repeats philosophy to retain exclusivity.
With that King Apparel have covered many bases this season with a pricepoint denim coming in at under £55 the Athelstan is set to sell out instantly. Made with the same care and quality of all King garments the Athelstan is setting a new standard, matt black King buttons on the fly, leather K logo patch on the right rear pocket and tan embroidered triple stitch on the rear pockets, these bad boys have been manufactured to perform and sell.
Along with denim King have produced some custom, cut and sew crew neck sweat shirts in classic colour combinations and killer designs, The Prestige with the King lion head logo sells out every season and this year comes in the new exclusive colour Baby Blue. That is supported by what will become classic designs Reign Supreme no fifty shades of grey here just athletic grey with a yellow print and the new East London Kings in Navy with blue print or bad boy black and orange, if you know your culture you will get these designs.
Enough of the classics I said King had covered all the bases and here’s my key piece and whilst others in the streetwear business are playing safe King drop the Duck Camo Rain Mac, BOOM!!!! I love this piece and will be rocking mine any day. King started from scratch and designed the camo and had the fabric produced before they perfected this jacket. I know King Apparel and I have one of their jackets that I wear everyday in the cold morning walking my dogs, it performs and I know the Duck Camo RainMac will too and not only that it looks very, very, VERY cool, sorry did I repeat myself there ;-)
Of course you can get all these pieces plus more from King Apparel and all your other favourite urban streetwear brands from sturbanclothing.com the only place to shop online since 1999 and still keeping it UK and independent all the way.
Search for Kulez on You Tube and it will soon become apparent that the Zimbabwean born emcee has already packed in so many punchlines and metaphoric imagery that you wonder how he sustained the intensity for over 100 battles.
Looking forward we are set for a debut solo album for 2011. You won’t hear the eerie baritone hollers of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, but the dubstep and d’n’b influence with a hint of grime and a whole load of hip hop lyricism. At 20 years old, still unsigned, no managers, no booking agents or lawyers the kid is fully independent.
Here we have an exclusive mix for Sturban Clothing mixing styles from all genre’s of UK and the odd US urban music artist, and like the Sturban site and clothing brands this mix is raw, earthy, underground and untamed, it’s of the street and for the street – original since the day we dared be different.
If anybody reading fancies doing a podcast it’s one hour min in mp3 format and supply us with a tracklisting, simple as that we aint exclusive we are happy that if you have a band are a producer, dj or just like music then wack some tracks together and entertain us we wont make fun, we not unless you slip in some S Club 7 tracks. we can supply drops so hit me up glyn[at]sturbanclothing.com.
Sublime – Smoke Two Joints
Common – Sweet
Pusha T – Peso Freestyle
Ghetts ft Nelly Furtado – Standing There
Future – Tony Montana
Lady Leshurr – LEGO
Illwill – Verse 6 ft Teckzilla, Mr.Raw, 12gage, M-Trill, Rap6, Boogey
T-Pain – 5 O’Clock ft Wiz Khalifa Lily Allen
Styles P – Harsh ft Busta Rhymes Rick Ross
16bit – Le Hanwell Hustle
Oh My Vs OG 39Z – Run This Town Dream remix
Emeli Sande – Daddy ft Naughty Boy
Giggs ft Kano – Dem Man
Jack Flash – Four Letter F Word
Joker – The Vision ft. Freddie Gibbs & Jessie Ware
Lowkey – Dreamers ft Mai Khalil
Professor Green Ft Fink – Spinning Out
Kano ft Ghetts – House Of Pain
Prime ft The Weeknd – House Of Balloons
Immortal Technique Ft. Joell Ortiz, CF, and Pumpkinhead – Young Lords
‘The Little White Dot’ is the long awaited debut solo album written and produced by UK Hip-hop virtuoso Skriblah DanGogh and it’s coming quicker than you think! To get your appetite going we’ve hit you with this brand new music video directed by Global Faction. The track entitled ‘Belly Of The East’ is produced by Grime & UK Rap producer Smasher who has also produced for the likes of Devlin, Durrty Goodz, Ghetto, J2K, Klashnekoff, Roll Deep and more. This video is just a kind reminder us of why Skriblah and Terra Firma are so well respected in the scene.
Skriblah DanGogh a.k.a Crown Prince of Terra Firma is the renowned lyricist who arrived on the scene as part of the infamous hiphop crew and blazed trails through the industry with heavy hitters like 2006 smash ‘The Foundation.’ Skriblah is equally well known for his solo guest features with some the brightest urban talent including Emmanuel Jal, Klashnekoff, Twin Cities, K-Nite 13, Phoenix the Icefire, Global Faction and Louis Slipperz. Advocating intelligent hip-hop, DanGogh has always been lauded for his verbal ingenuity, and his new album is no different. He couples esoteric lyrics and metaphors with bold, authentic hip-hop beats – a winning combination which inevitably draws the listener into his world. A world which explores his unique perception, addressing issues that range from very honest and intimate accounts of personal development, to frank more deeper concepts such global issues.
Whatever it is that Skriblah says it’s said with integrity and realness, the key to any great Hip-Hop artist. His album ‘The Little White Dot’ features production from Smasher, Beatbutcha, Sleeping Giants, DJ Slademan to name a few and gives the fans what they’ve been longing for: a deeper understanding of the “solid earth philosophy” from the skribe who designed it. This album is the end of the beginning, and with a second full-length album in process it serves as a prequel to Skriblah DanGogh’s personal legacy.
Skriblah’s verbal impressionism seamlessly constructs conflicting dual landscapes of sacrifice and pain as well as faith and endurance. It is a reflection and refraction, merging together many different elements to ask one question… What is waiting at the end of the darkness.?
Skriblah DanGogh ‘The Little White Dot’ album coming soon!!
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Sturban Clothing has teamed up with Midlands’s rapper and emcee Deeze for this eighteen track exclusive podcast mix. Deeze (aka Big Dutty Deeze) has been making waves since he started releasing music last September. Deeze is now an officially Sturban Clothing sponsored artist so this really is something we need to listen to and support! In the short period Deeze has been recording he has released three free download mixtapes and a digitally released EP with producer Tricksta for Wolftown Recordings. The video for the track ‘Big Tingz’ from the EP has now had 12,000 views on You Tube and led to Deeze also making an appearance on Tricksta’s single and video ‘Out Of Darkness’ which has had 20,000 views on You Tube. Deeze has also featured on various mixtapes hosted by the likes of Sway, Red Cafe, Papoose, Sheek Louch and many other currently unreleased projects including albums from Stealf, Tricksta and Juttla. The mix features eighteen tracks that really show the diversity of this talented song-writer and performer. Here we get freestyles and original tracks, as well as some guest appearances from some talented singers. Producers on the podcast include UK heavy hitters and Sturban Clothing sponsored artists Tricksta and Juttla, as well as Stealf, Jabba Tha Kut, DLS and Rediculus. We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we do!!!
Rep The Truth
Righteous Way (produced by Tricksta)
I’m That (produced by Jabba Tha Kut)
My Business Card (produced by Stealf)
Back In The Saddle
Alon (DLS remix)
Now That I’m Not There ft Ed Davies
Missing You ft Never 2 Late
When The Violence Starts
I Need A Girl ft Early B
Fathers 4 Justice
I Aint Trying To Say (produced by Tricksta)
As an artist LATE has been an integral part of the UK scene for over ten years and released many well respected releases such as Villains ‘Welcome To Wolftown’, Wolftown’s Committee ‘Legendary Status’ and his solo projects such as ‘International Rhyme Spittin EP’, ‘Below Street Level’ and more recently ‘UK Rapscallion’. LATE is considered to be one of the true pioneers of the UK Rap sound and is career has had records played by BBC Radio One DJ’s such as Tim Westwood, Steve Lamacq, John Peel and Bobby Friction, as well as having music videos played on Channel U (now Channel AKA), MTV Base, Yo! MTV Raps, MTV France and Rapture TV. LATE is also co-CEO of Wolftown Recordings, as well as being one of the main writers for Rago Magazine. With years of experience in the Hip-Hop game he now drops the ‘UK Grind EP’ a collection of seven brand new UK Hip-Hop tracks from some of the UK’s underground stars.
Featured on the EP is a brand new Tricksta produced LATE track that features a guest verse and hook by label-mate Jai Boo. ‘We Do This’ is already getting rotation on a number of Internet Radio sites and has been well received by mixtape DJ’s. Gloucestershire rapper Double E contributes to the EP featuring on two of the tracks here. ‘Grind All Day’ features Dash Villz & Kisschase and the remix of ‘So Different’ sees Tricksta step up again for some solid production. Other tracks include ‘Hip-Hop Pilgrim’ by Birmingham’s Tusche De Costa, the Midlands artist chose to support Klashnekoff on his Birmingham date on his UK Tour, as well as I2I’s ‘Words Are Takin Over’ which sees JKD come with some inspiring production. This is EP is a must for all UK Rap fans, and this is something for the real Hip-Hop fans.
01 – LATE Feat Jai Boo – We Do This (Produced by Tricksta) 3.13
02 – Double E Feat Dash Villz & Kisschase – Grind All Day (Produced by Life and Death Productions) 3.40
03 – Deeze – Roll Thru Ya Endz (Produced by Tricksta) 3.51
04 – Double E Feat Kisschase – So Different Remix (Produced by Tricksta) 3.37
05 – I2I – Words Are Takin Over (Produced by JKD) 3.52
06 – Tusche De Costa – Hip-Hop Pilgrim (Produced by Beatbusta) 2.22
07 – Dash Villz – I Know (Produced by NT) 5.00
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