Uk Hip Hop Podcast from Deeze

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
On Road
When The Violence Starts
I Need A Girl ft Early B
Fathers 4 Justice
I Aint Trying To Say (produced by Tricksta)
Big Tingz

Deeze Podcast

The Digital Revolution Vol 1 hosted by LATE

The Digital Revolution Vol 1 hosted by LATE
One of the UK’s leading Hip Hop DJ’s Tricksta is back with another superb mixtape full of home-grown goodness. Yes that’s right folks; UK Runnings is back with something rather cool… a new FREE download mixtape series called ‘The Digital Revolution’. Promising to deliver exclusives and rare tracks by some of the UK’s most well names, this series also promises to give up tracks by lesser known up and coming artists. Each volume is hosted by a different UK act, and with an army of MC’s in the wings this is surely going to be part of UK Hip-Hop history. Volume one kicks off with guest host LATE, the Midlands rapper that exploded in the game back in 1999 as part of the well-respected rap crews Villains and Wolftown Committee. Since then he has carved a niche and is now a solo artist in his right. Currently enjoying the underground success of his full-length album ‘Below Street Level’, LATE takes time to give up three tracks and host the mix in his own unique way and style. ‘The Digital Revolution’ has now begun, so please get ready for the uprising of UK Runnings… the UK’s number one mixtape series for cutting edge UK Hip-Hop & Grime. As often happen at Ukrunnings this whole download series is sponsored and made possible by TheUrbanShop

01 – LATE – Intro
02 – LATE – Old Skool Bre
03 – KYZA – Dey Know
04 – SUPAR NOVAR – My Life
05 – JYAGER – Hopin’
06 – DABBLA – The Title (Prod. by MISS TOFELEES)
07 – TB – Living Proof
08 – LATE – Everyday
10 – M9 – Elijah
11 – IRONBRAYDZ – Death Machine
12 – BIG CAKES – Money Talks
13 – KING P FEAT YOGI – Won’t Stop
14 – LATE – Something To Believe In
16 – SKANDAL – Home Economics (Prod. by BEAT BUTCHA)
17 – KULEZ – Smell The Tea
18 – FATHOMLESS – Imagine
19 – DEBONAIR – Lockdown
20 – LATE – Outro (Prod. by TRICKSTA)

The Digital Revolution Vol 1 hosted by LATE

Unfriendly Neighbours Present “Starvin Artist Movement Mix Tape Volume 1”

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Unfriendly Neighbours Present “Starvin Artist Movement Mix Tape Volume 1”

Do yourself a favour and take a few minutes out to check out one of the uk’s most talked about underground releases of 2008. This is Midland’s hip-hop at its best. Rappers ‘Joe Gutta’ and ‘Bigga’ really have killed it on this new free download mixtape, its no wonder they are supporting acts such as Kano!

Starvin Artist Movement Mix Tape Volume 1

Jimerney Crickets Pernikerty Lickerdy Split Twix Lickers From Twickenham Mix

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DJM’s new free mixtape is available now… it’s aptly named “Jimerney Crickets Pernikerty Lickerdy Split Twix Lickers From Twickenham Mix” and features some great mashups. If you’ve had the pleasure of a� DJM set you’ll probably recognise a couple of these signature remixes:

Crushmode by The Elementz

We mentioned this the other day check this thread and comment and theres a couple of extra links for you
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There is a superb album set for release on May 12th 2008 by Nottingham production duo THE ELEMENTZ. It’s a banging CD and features some superb UK Hip-Hop talent including appearances by Wretch 32, Loudmouth, Wariko, Taskforce, Sarai Jazz, Big Cakes, TB, Karizma, Kof, Stan, Shameless, Emcee Killa, Rukus, Malik, Shade One, Yogi, Fiasco, Dubbeledge, Blemish Blackstorm, English, Skinnyman, Shiva & Scorzayzee. If you like UK Rap you need to buy this album. It’s going to be out on OYM Records who always put out quality music.

Make sure you check out their interview at this link;

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Kid Rad – Greed

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Kid Rad has been making noise in underground circles for the last two years with appearances on some of the best mixtapes released in the UK. Last year his track ‘Signs’ shacked up the UK scene and made people take note of one of the most promising British emcees in the market. Taking time out to craft and develop his debut album, Kid Rad now unleashes the first track from his album. Without a shadow of a doubt 2008 will be the year that sees Kid Rad’s name getting out there even more. Here we see Rad push the boundaries once more mixing a whole bunch of styles together to create something fresh and innovative. His flow is as normal tight, well delivered and on-point and with deep meaningful lyrics this is worth is weight in gold. Personally I can’t wait for the album and this is anything to go by its going to be a certified classic. Big track.

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The Elementz Interview

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First and foremost what do the Elementz represent? I’ve seen a slogan ‘love is all there is’, what’s all that about? Are you guys hippies? (No disrespect).

L: Do hippies still exist in this millennium? Maybe I am, I recycle a lot, does that count? The Elementz just stands for the parts of music that are essential. Good strong elementz that fit together: Rhythm & Melody and a good story, we try to see how far we go conceptualising these elements. We represent change too I hope.

What or who gave you your first breaks in music?

Z: I started promoting my own night called Kung-Fusion back in 2000 with Phatste (Pre-Dealmaker) and Mc NME. I met LIATI at the second event and we started producing from there. The break came when Big Trev gave us a list of industry numbers and we started EU Entertainment.

How many releases have you had to date, and what has been the most successful / enjoyable?

L: We’ve done a few cuts but were just really accelerating now in 2008. Our first commercial release was with Scor Zay Zee on a compilation record on Dealmaker Records. We self released Elementz Universe Vol.1 & 2 and some guest tracks for people like, Big Cakes, Shameless and Lowkey. They’ve all been enjoyable for different reasons. We managed to get Skinnyman on Elementz Universe Vol.1, which was funny to put together cus we didn’t know shit about how to deal with artists and the industry outside of Nottingham! But I learned quick because we did it all ourselves, got a distribution deal, got national radio play, called all the magazines, PR, managers and artists and just winged it. Elementz Universe Vol 2 has been the most successful. We got record of the week at 1xtra, No.1 on the Itch FM Chart, supported Ghostface Killa on the back of it and sold a lot of records, but not enough though cus I still got a big ass mortgage the last time I checked!

I see you do a chart show on HHB Radio, how can people get there tracks to you and is there anything in particular you look out for in new acts.

Z: We just love fresh music but a lot of the UK stuff lacks that quality. We haven’t done one for a while because of this! Any hot tracks email us up at show us some hot shit. PLEASE!

L: Also, its not purist UK Hip Hop we play, we’ll represent anything that’s hot, Grime, Baltimore, RnB or whatever.

You have a studio in Nottingham, is it available for hire and if so how would people go about booking?

L: E-mail or message We’ve spent a year building it so its commercially sound, no dusty music goes out the door, were serious about the “sound” we want to achieve which is why we’ve got the analogue equipment as well as the latest digital, we grew up on music from the 70’s which had the sweetest sound we have, that’s the benchmark, its got to be warm but crisp like disco We will be available for hire very shortly, were formalising the business side now.

Your New CD is called Crushmode. What label is it coming out on and where can people expect to purchase it?

Z: The CD’s coming out on OYM Records and its going to be available in HMV and most independent stockist. We also have it coming out digitally on Itunes etc..

L: …and that’s via UK Street Sounds.

What does the title Crushmode actually stand for / mean?

L: Were at the end of The Elementz Universe series so were in Crushmode with it, its exploding and so were shifting the sound. Because it’s a compilation LP rather than an album it has tracks from Elementz Universe 1 & 2 like High Grade with Skinnyman and Coppers On My Case with Taskforce but its mainly unreleased new music. The new tracks indicate where The Elementz sound is going and we have this 80’s arcade game theme going through the record and the artwork so Crushmode is the game we playing, and it’s the last life before it dies and we flip the sound completely.

There’s two of you in the group what does each person bring to the table?

Z: Its mixed roles in this game. I sometimes take more of a musical role in the content of the tracks where Liati might build up the rhythm section and then go onto the mixing and arranging side. We both produced solo tracks on this record but the majority of it was a joint effort all of which went through The Elementz studio setup in the end.

L. Yep, I kinda engineer a lot and Zoutz is the musically trained one. He gives the tracks direction, and we both kinda build the story of the tracks together. Right now were working more conceptually rather than building a beat, giving it a rapper and the input ending there.

Who is the best artist you have worked with to date and why?

L: People are best in different area’s. Like Scorz was best at being efficient when recording. He laced 3 verses, hooks and ad libs in 1 take each, where as Wariko’s best at his persistence and dedication when recording. He’s so passionate about getting relaying it right that he’ll go at it till he gets dizzy and falls into the wall of the booth.

Your style doesn’t stick to the typical UK Hip Hop conventions, why is this? Do you even consider yourselves UK Hip Hop and if not what genre would you say you belong too?

Z: This record is Hip Hop. The next record’s going to be different though. I’m glad its not filed under UK Hip Hop still! We’ve captured a new wave of UK Grime MC’s and we reckon a lot of our old fans might be slating us for this, but we consider our sound to be universal (yet still developing).

L:I think its good to be free of genre as much as possible these days, you can get smothered by them, but I recognise you need an identity to sell records. Its so eclectic now and theres so much diverse music coming through that the genre of choice can be: not having one. I was talking to Charles from ZZonked the other day and he calls it “Bugged Out” music. I like that. UK Hip Hop hasn’t been cool for a long time man, we need to explore.

Have you got any solo projects in mind or will you continue to work together as a production outfit?

Z: I’ve got some accidental Dubstep I might have to unleash and still working with Shiva on his solo project.

L:Im doing some remixes kinda on the side to feel out where its going, so im gonna probably throw out a Mixtape with new idea’s and some of the more “Bugged Out” stuff on it. Im remixing Bootay by Bangers and Cash right now. I want to make girls get on the dancefloor so the boys will follow em, then maybe we try dancing again, can anyone remember how that works?

Who do you think is the more skilled producer out of you both? Have you ever tried battling each other to see who can come up with the sickest beat?

Z: We constantly influence each other in our own areas of expertise. We both make some of the sickest beats in the UK and I don’t feel too big headed saying that. Sometimes I’ll come in the studio and think “how am I gonna top this guy” it’s a constant battle!

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The Elementz

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You’ve probably read about The Elementz in this month’s edition of HHC but if for some reason you are sleeping on one of the UK’s tightest production teams you need to wake up! The Elementz have arrived and their album due for release in May on one of the UK’s most promising imprints OYM Records is nothing less than a certified street classic featuring the cream of UK Hip-Hop… and many more! Here is the first single to be lifted from the album featuring London’s BLEMISH BLACKSTORM.

Uk Hip Hop from Geejay

Check out this bio and interview with Sunderland’s up and coming Uk Hip Hop ster Geejay
Sunderland might not be the first place in the world you associate with quality Hip-Hop music, but maybe that’s all about to change as nineteen year-old emcee GEEJAY gets ready to unleash his debut album “I Came To Represent”. With his thought provoking lyrics and his distinctive North East accent, GEEJAY is a name that has been bubbling under over the last couple of years with a string of mixtape features, strong radio support, video appearances and guest collaborations. Signed to N.G.U Records by CEO & label-mate DAP-C a few months back GEEJAY has been making waves on the UK underground. After winning “The Home-grown Cuts” competition hosted by Ras Kwame on BBC1Xtra and Sony Music offering him a development deal, things have been really hotting up for GEEJAY.

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