UK Rapper Big Ribzy debuts new EP on leading US Blog TheHipHopHead.net
UK Rapper Big Ribzy is back with a brand new EP for Chicago based record label Platformz Music. This talented wordsmith has been working hard the last few years carving a name in the underground scene. Recently he dropped his debut single ‘Cape Town’ from the EP which was well received by bloggers and DJ’s on an international level. Produced by Rediculus. who has worked with the likes of Shabaam Sahdeeq, Ruste Juxx, Chubb Rock, Brownbag Allstars, Sadat X and many more, ‘No Games’ is a nine track EP that all discerning fans of Hip-Hop music will adore. This is raw and rugged Street Hop that bangs from the off!
Big Ribzy is making noise and has recently been playing live up and down the UK sharing stages with the likes of Skinnyman, Wordsmiff, Phili N Dotz, Genesis Elijah, Malik MD7 and many more, as well as playing at this year’s Boom Bap Festival, where Your Old Droog, Earl Sweatshirt & Jeru The Damaja headlined. With a string of solid releases such as his UK Runnings mixtape ‘King Size Blues’ hosted by Tricksta and an underground album ‘Blunts & Insecurities’ produced by Lost Alliance under his belt these releases have solidified Big Ribzy in the UK. Now with this brand new EP already getting support from tastemakers & DJ’s, the future looks bright for this Wolverhampton talent.
Big Ribzy – No Games #EP (Track-list):
01 – Iceberg Slim
02 – We On One
03 – Simmer
04 – Make Ends Meet
05 – Capetown
06 – I’m Alright Though
07 – Kamikaze
08 – Comfortable
09 – No Games
The ‘A-Diction EP’ is a new EP release from a talented artist from London now residing in Portsmouth. There must be something in the sea air down there because this is a corking collection if ever I heard one.
From the off you get the instant vibe that this is something refreshingly new and vibrant, all bases covered from boom-bap style Hip-Hop to more current trap-tinged bangers, all angles and styles are incorporated into this EP’s sound. This is the solo debut from The Bar Staff member and is a release he should be very proud of.
Tracks such as ‘Another Day’ and ‘When The High Is Gone’ show great creative and adventurous conceptual ideas.
Jamian Who Feat Marley Blandford – I See Ya #Video
Jamian Who – Fuck You Jai (Blooper Reel!) #Video
Jamian Who ‘A-Diction EP’ (Track-list):
1 – A-Diction Feat. Mollie Scott (Produced by Parv)
2 – F#ck You Jai (Produced by Anno Domini)
3 – No Slowin’ Down (Produced by The Arca Teck)
4 – See Me Fly (Produced by Parv)
5 – Another Day Feat. Coral (Produced by Parv)
6 – Fuck A Hook Vol.1 (Produced by Parv)
7 – I See Ya’ Feat. Marley Blandford (Produced by BluntedBeatz)
8 – When The High Is Gone Feat. Marley Blandford (Produced by Parv)
9 – 11:11 (Produced by Parv)
Trademark Blud is a name I’ve seen circulating ever since his ‘Tricks Of The Trade’ mixtape with UK Runnings. Now signed to Platformz, a Chicago based label, this UK rapper goes in for his first release. This eight track EP is obviously an attempt to introduce an underground hero to a mass audience, and this latest solo effort has no guest appearances. It’s a lot more than a rapper just spitting bars and there are conceptually superb concepts that have the perfect beat from USA producer Rediculus who does every beat on this project. It’s very exciting to see emcees outside of London town making these moves because the outcome has been outstanding superb Hip-Hop realness for real heads. Make sure you cop this album from the links below.
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Words: Alex Dunlow
Thought Foundry is the newest offering from Platformz Records, the label founded by producer and tech CEO Rediculus. The label is associated with his mobile music app Platformz, which allows users to stream music from multiple streaming sites in one app.
The project titled “Ready For This” is four strong songs covering what lyricist Konflik sees as “things that motivate me to do better”. Questioning everything from the influence of religion on his life and the lives of those around him to ways to enjoy partying, this EP takes us on a musical journey of how Konflik and Rediculus see the world at large and the ways they cope with its effects on them.
From the opening drum licks of “Good Times” to the deep brooding guitars and organs on “Silver”, Rediculus provides the perfect backdrop for Konflik to lace his smooth flow over and ‘Flik doesn’t disappoint as he matches it with thought provoking lyrics and memorable hooks.
Thought Foundry – Wishful Thinking #Video
Thought Foundry – Ready For This #EP (Track-list):
01. Good Times
04. Wishful Thinking
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‘Quality over quantity’ Urban-Heaven.com
‘Full of bangers and quality rhymes’ HipHopSavedUs.com
‘Something that shouldn’t be ignored’ HipHop-4-Days.com
‘Various styles executed with great talent’ RealHipHopDaily.com
‘Grab this if you love real Hip-Hop music’ TalkingAllThatRap.com
Subverted Kapers – Born Inner Struggle (Track-list):
01 – Sprayin Bars
02 – Made For Greatness Ft. Mopreme Shakur
03 – Downfall
04 – Born Inner Struggle
UK heads might want to read on as here is a new FREE download EP that is fully of Hip-Hop goodness. Now unless you’ve been hiding in a cave somewhere Osama-style, you’re bound to have heard of the Beats & Bars nights that are going up and down the country, well not only is BGenius a rapper, producer & deejay but he is also the guy who put Beats & Bars Swindon on the map. So first off, fair play for doing his bit for the scene, and also for taking on so many different standpoints musically.
People are often slow on the uptake when it comes to UK Hip-Hop however things have been improving of late and this man here could be a man who makes a dent in your listening habits. His previous outings include a mixtape with UK Runnings as well as others, but his work here has levelled up to a new standard. What is striking about much of this EP, is how its simplistic construction is so addictive. The majority of the tracks are largely sparse arrangements; with little more than one drum break and a looped sample flitting in and out of the mix as BGenius rhymes.
Bgenius – Point Of Arrival #EP (Track-list):
01 – Intro Feat Tricksta
02 – Point Of Arrival
03 – Turn It Up
04 – Drink And Smoke
05 – Smash Something
06 – Circus Feat. Emmy
07 – Another Day
08 – Head Nod Shit Feat. Big Ribzy, Trademark Blud, Shakezpeare, Alex-Is & DJ Amo
Upcoming Live Performances
June 11th Swindon- https://www.facebook.com/events/713442555440539/
June 12th Birmingham- https://www.facebook.com/events/348556085340211/
June 13th Chester- https://www.facebook.com/events/868531529856673/
June 14th Redditch- https://www.facebook.com/events/415645685274422/
June 28th Stretham, London- https://www.facebook.com/events/377853715751955/
August 14th Swindon- https://www.facebook.com/events/368801889981400/
Review by Alex Dunlow