Immortal Technique joins Constant Flow on “Moment of Peace” | ‘Ascension’ LP Drops Next Tues (9/02)!

In recent years more than ever, Hip-Hop has been a platform of boasting ones possessions or idea of wealth. While there’s no shame in showing off every so often by toasting to the good life, there’s an ugly truth that needs to be exposed. War, genocide, corruption; these are the things that are leaving a scar in our history books. Whereas some rappers may just gloss over these disasters, Constant Flow is here to tell the whole truth to the masses. Fresh from the release of “Dog Tags,” the 2nd single taken from his Viper Records debut LP, Ascension, CF keeps the momentum rocking with “Moment of Peace,” a sharp tongued reflection of the world examined through real people, not just mass media. As Melanie Fontana supplies a chilling hook that blends effortlessly with the fact-paced instrumental, Viper’s frontman, Immortal Technique, drops a potent series of double time bars that will leave new listeners and long time fans hitting the rewind button. “Moment of Peace” is the 3rd and final leak taken from Ascension, which is set to drop next Tuesday, September 2nd, so check out the track while pre-ordering the album via iTunes!

Jake Middleton

Intuitive ‘The Shropshire Lad’ (Hosted by @TrickstaUK) #Review @Intuitive96 @UKRunnings @ParkStreetPR

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Intuitive from Shrewsbury is building a name for himself in the UK Hip-Hop scene. His debut EP ‘I, Intuitive’ was a release we blogged and supported. Intuitive is a well known battle rapper from the Spitroast league which hosts a bag of talent including Jae Sosa, Trademark Blud, Plain & Simple and many more.

It’s great seeing MC’s grow and for his second release he has teamed up with Tricksta, someone who has been involved in music for decades and has release tapes with Iron Braydz, Big Cakes, M9, Big Narstie, Big Dutty Deeze. ‘The Shropshire Lad’ is a quality UK Hip-Hop twelve tracker with features from US rapper Killah Tal of Motta Gang and UK artists Trademark Blud, Skramz, Reapz, Lordy and Dean Fenton with production from Lab Man, Riddle, Illyah, Khan E.G, Flyin’ Anvil and DJ Mainframe.

There’s killer tracks on here, freestyle cuts like ‘The Shropshire Lad’ and ‘Cross The Borders’ featuring US rapper Killah Tal of Motta Gang really get the tape off to a quality start. Grime fans have to peep ‘Wasted’ featuring Skramz & Reapz and I did laugh at the way he credited is Pound Cake freestyle ‘The Millionth Pound Cake Remix’. It’s not all fun and jokes though and tracks such as ‘Writing Letters’ and ‘Dear Dad’ show a very different side to Intuitive.

The world through the eyes of an eighteen year old who raps with sincerity and humbleness but in a battle would probably bury most of them! The two sides of Intuitive are represented well on the mixtape which is something I was quick to pick up on the more I jammed it.

Review by Alex Dunlow

Intuitive – The Shropshire Lad Tracklisting:

01 – The Shropshire Lad
02 – Cross The Borders Feat. Killah Tal of Motta Gang
03 – Wasted Feat. Skramz & Reapz
04 – The Millionth Pound Cake Remix
05 – This Is Your Time (Prod. by Lab Man)
06 – You’ll Never Feel Alone Feat. Dean Fenton (Prod. by Riddle)
07 – Writing Letters (Prod. by Khan E.G)
08 – We Run This Feat. Trademark Blud (Prod, by Flyin’ Anvil)
09 – Thump (Prod. by Riddle)
10 – Dear Dad (Prod. by DJ Mainframe)
11 – Throwback (Prod. by Illyah)
12 – Dust to Dust Feat. Lordy

Stream/Download link:

https://intui-tive.bandcamp.com

Intuitive ‘Shropshire Lad Freestyle’ (Produced by Riddle) #Video

Intuitive ‘Hakuna Matata’ (Produced by Average Keith) #Video

Intuitive ‘Dear Dad’ (Produced by DJ Mainframe) #Video

Connect with Intuitive:

http://www.twitter.com/Intuitive96

http://www.facebook.com/intuitive96

http://www.intui-tive.bandcamp.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/Intuitive96

UK Runnings Presents Trademark Blud – Tricks Of The Trade (Hosted by @TrickstaUK) #Mixtape @TrademarkBlud @UKRunnings @ParkStreetPR

After the underground success of his music video and single ‘Lyrics Are Weapons’, Midlands rapper Trademark Blud is back with his brand new mixtape ‘Tricks Of The Trade’ hosted by Tricksta from UK Runnings. ‘Tricks Of The Trade’ is a twenty-six track mixtape weighs in at over seventy-eight minutes along and features the likes of Jae Sosa, Plain And Simple, LATE, Shakezpeare, Intuitive, Conscious Route, Lordy, Jayde Yellow and Jay S, as well as production from Tazman, DJ Buzzword, Mr Re, DJ Mainframe, Krylon Funk, DJ Lineton, Embra Beats, SK, Sparda, DJK2, Squareone and Jynxstarr.

Download/Stream link:

http://trademarkblud.bandcamp.com/album/tricks-of-the-trade

Trademark Blud – Lyrics Are Weapons (Prod. by DJ Buzzword) #Video

Trademark Blud – Big Fingz TV #Freestyle

Trademark Blud – First Focus Media Swaggatalk #Freestyle

Trademark Blud – BiLLATV Freestyle Session #Freestyle

Connect with Trademark Blud:

http://www.Twitter.com/TrademarkBlud

http://www.Facebook.com/TrademarkBlud

http://www.Trademarkblud.Bandcamp.com

http://www.YouTube.com/TrademarkBlud

http://www.Instagram.com/TrademarkBlud

http://www.ReverbNation.com/TrademarkBlud

http://www.SoundCloud.com/TrademarkBlud

UK Runnings Presents Trademark Blud – Tricks Of The Trade (Hosted by @TrickstaUK) #Mixtape @TrademarkBlud @UKRunnings @ParkStreetPR

This Midlands rhymer has been hard on his grind for the last few years, but after hearing this preview from his forthcoming mixtape with UK Runnings I can honestly say this is the best he’s ever sounded. Like a venomous reptile he spits poison on the microphone with clarity and presence. Lyrically I think will stand the test of time, with various styles of rap covered, Trademark has a unique way of bringing real life social issues to the forefront of people’s minds. ‘Tricks Of The Trade’ is educational and entertaining new skool UK Rap!

Connect with Trademark Blud:
http://www.Twitter.com/TrademarkBlud
http://www.Facebook.com/TrademarkBlud
http://www.Trademarkblud.Bandcamp.com
http://www.YouTube.com/TrademarkBlud
http://www.Instagram.com/TrademarkBlud
http://www.ReverbNation.com/TrademarkBlud
http://www.SoundCloud.com/TrademarkBlud

Blabz – One Side To Every Story (Noble Throne Media) @Blabz1 @ParkStreetPR

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Twenty-six year old Derby born emcee Blabz first stepped out on the UK scene known for freestyling in various ciphers, studio’s or anywhere that he could be heard. Formerly known as Blabba T or The Blabba Tongue, Blabz was inspired by the likes of Pharaoh Monch, Big Pun, Wu-Tang and Eminem, amongst others before picking up an album by Jehst around six years ago and becoming more aware of the wave of talent happening on these shores. In recent years Blabz has been inspired by more political, lyrical and self aware rap music with Triple Darkness, High Focus, Revorg Records, Eat Good Records, Caxton Press, Shotty Horroh & Lunar C all personal favourites of his.

Now in July 2014, Blabz drops his debut project “One Side To Every Story”, a twelve track release that is more than worthy of your attention. This is music from the heart and soul, this is sincere, honest and real, this is his life in audio form. The project goes deep into the realms of life, but is consistent and diverse enough to keep you entertained and as well as edutained! This is UK Hip-Hop with a bite to it, no fillers, just killers we get such a great selection of music. This release is already being championed by some of the UK’s most followed Hip-Hop blogs as well as receiving underground radio support and mixtape placements. With a string of live shows planned, as well as music videos, its all go for Blabz. Be part of the journey by showing your support.

‘Comfortably pushes well beyond Hip-Hop’s limited horizons’ TheHipHopMafia.com
‘Blabba hits hard with superb microphone presence, really impressive’ HipHopSavedUs.com
‘Quick-fire cadence & compellingly brutal tales of inner city depravity’ TalkingAllThatRap.com

Blabz – One Side To Every Story (Track-list):

01 – View Your Back On Occasion
02 – God Slang Flex Feat. Necrosix
03 – Dream Chilla
04 – Sideways Moving Dickheads Feat. Agent K
05 – Tax For Your Qualms 02:09
06 – White Faces
07 – Chaos At The Corner
08 – Couldn’t Change Me
09 – One Side Story
10 – Graff After Dark Feat. Illa Straits (Prod. Runone & Ogre)
11 – Murky Feat. Illa Straits
12 – Scientific

Download/Stream link:
http://blabz.bandcamp.com/album/one-side-to-every-story

Connect:
http://www.twitter.com/blabz1
http://www.facebook.com/blaba.tee
http://www.blabz.bandcamp.com

Blabz ‘One Side To Every Story’ (Noble Throne Media) #Review @Blabz1 @ParkStreetPR

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Blabz, a young Derby MC, first gained prominence under the name of Blabba T. Now he drops his new release which features some quick-fire cadence and compellingly brutal tales of inner city depravity. Listening to the 26-year-old’s debut, it is clear that something special is bubbling here. His delivery on every song is thought out well, using tones of the style of the rhyme scheme to create some great music. Blabz doesn’t alter his lyrics to suit this musical palette, instead he sticks to his guns dropping science on various tracks. Too many UK rappers go in over emo pianos and sappy strings suggesting that they’re yet to grow out of their Eminem obsession, but that’s not the case here. This whole project has a smack-you-in-face vibe to it, which I adore. Blabz isnt kindly whispering ‘check me out’, instead he is looking to blow the doors off.

Alex Dunlow

Blabz – One Side To Every Story (Download/Stream link):

http://blabz.bandcamp.com/album/one-side-to-every-story

Connect:

http://www.twitter.com/blabz1

http://www.facebook.com/blaba.tee

http://www.blabz.bandcamp.com

Papa Keith Presents Timeless Music 4 #Mixtape @Papa_Keith @shifta_timeless

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Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the“Timeless Music 4” Mixtape hosted by Papa Keith and Shifta Timeless. The 55 track project is currently available for download. The mixtape features appearances from Rick Ross, SchoolBoy Q, Vybz Kartel, Chris Brown, Kid Ink, Nicki Minaj, Future, Meek Mill and many more. “Timeless Music 4” is produced by DJ Bulletproof, Onkore Sound and DJ Epps. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Papa Keith began his career working in hip-hop and reggae clubs. After building himself a name, he was offered a position on Miami’s notorious Mixx 96 radio station.

With the help of his radio show ”Daddy’s Home” from 2-6pm daily, Papa Keith uses his infectious personality and extensive experience to relate to a wide variety of listeners. He is immensely proud of his Caribbean heritage and incorporates this not only in his show, but also in this new mixtape. Papa Keith is known for his dedication and outstanding talent as a radio personality and in commercial voice-overs. As the Miami New Times has said, “Papa Keith is the man who takes you home smoothly and safely, easing the stress of the day with hip-hop and humor.” Shifta was born in Jamaica and migrated to Miami to continue his musical career.

His father, Daddy Fras, aka Piper of Piper Record, was a major influence in getting Shifta involved in hip-hop at a very young age. With his magnetic personality and unique style, Shifta grasps the attention of viewers both online and internationally. Growing up, he was majorly influenced by the dancehall/reggae music that is prevalent in JA. Shifta brings that caribbean/reggae twist to his songs on this mixtape, adding a relaxing island vibe. Shifta has already performed in many concerts and television programs worldwide, expanding his fan base well into the thousands. “Timeless Music 4” is a collaboration of reggae, rap, hip-hop, and R&B with flawless transition between every song. Papa Keith and Shifta include many famous artists in their latest mixtape, sure to entertain the existing fans and also coerce others.

Full of radio favorites and underground secrets this mixtape is everything you need for a road trip, club, or just chillin’ at home. Keep up with both Papa Keith and Shifta on their twitters at @Papa_Keith and at @shifta_timeless.

http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtapes/mixtapedetail.aspx/papa-keith-presents-timeless-music-4