UK RUNNINGS & THE URBAN SHOP – 100% Exclusive (Wolftown Recordings)
Oh my gosh it’s finally dropped. The exclusive thirty track mixtape with Tricksta’s first ever DVD release. 10Shott’s opening number ‘Are You Ready?’ got my head nodding from the off, before getting some killer bars from the likes of Swift It Major, Reain, Big Cakes, Logic and Kid Rad before getting contributions from the likes of Manny Moscow, Size8, Conspicuous The Coroner, Unfriendly Neighbours, Jimmy Raygin, Debonair, Bungle, Yaeo, The Souljah Clique, Jai Boo and Double E amongst others. The mix is really tight and benefits from not picking the normal ‘run of the mill UK acts’. The DVD is tight too where we get the UK veteran LATE break down his plans for 2008, as well as getting a music video to his exclusive ‘They Don’t Wanna See Me Blow’ and ‘Just Me’ from his ‘Below Street Level’. The HHBRadio.Com interview made me laugh too, as Lunatrix and Vokal show us behind the scenes of the UK’s number one on-line radio show. Other highlights on the DVD include music videos from Conman, Million Dan and Size8. UK Runnings just shows so much love to UK acts, and for that I have to salute Tricksta. This is the best UK Runnings release to date, and that’s a big statement considering how big that mixtape series actually is. Massively massive. Go buy this now from www.wolftownrecordings.com.
Review by Phillip Gates