Ras Kass joins El Gant on “Razor Ramon”

NY native El Gant, and SoCal’s Waterproof MC, Ras Kass, join forces on the bicoastal banger, “Razor Ramon.” The track is released just in time for the duo’s six city tour that starts tonight in Seattle, where the two will end up in Austin for a week of debauchery at SXSW. Par the course, Ras Kass spits with reckless abandon, between El Gants’ rapid fire flow that fuses cultural analogies with tales of industry shenanigans. To make the cypher complete, Sweden’s DJ Devastate add his razor sharp scratch chorus over Jake Palumbo’s synth heavy production. The faint of heart or dim witted, need not apply…playboy your time’s up.

Alex Dunlow

Megadon feat. Large Professor & Medina Green “Reformat”

Megadon drops a visual for “Reformat” of his album “No Man is the Best” featuring the legendary Large Professor from Main Source and DCQ from Medina Green. The video pays tribute to some of the fallen hip hop landmarks as we see Large Professor going on a record dig at Big City Records in Manhattan which closed in 2012. There’s also an iconic shot of both Megadon and Large professor at the old graffiti mecca 5 Pointz in Queens which was destroyed in 2013.

Trademark Blud – Command & Conquer (Prod. by DJ Buzzword) @TrademarkBlud @DJBuzzword @Yjarju @UKRunnings @ParkStreetPR

New video from Trademark Blud, taken off his last mixtape! Hefty production & killer barz… check it !!

Trademark Blud – Word Of Mouth 1 #Video

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

UK Runnings Presents Trademark Blud – Tricks Of The Trade

Forthcoming live shows…

Fri 01 May – The Ice Lougne, Telford
Fri 15 May – The Basement, Stoke
Sat 30 May – Spotlight, Birmingham
Fri 05 Jun – Boom Bap Festival, Norfolk
Thu 11 Jun – Level 3, Swindon
Fri 12 Jun – Loft Alfie Birds, Birmingham
Sat 13 Jun – The Compass, Chester
Sun 14 Jun – Queens Head, Redditch
Sun 28 Jun – The White Lion, London

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Alex Dunlow

Vice Souletric (feat. Guilty Simpson) – “Troublesome” #Review

We’ve been lied to. The “land of the free and the home of the brave” may have been true at one point in American history, but the mantra couldn’t be any farther from the truth today. The media has painted a picture of minorities as criminals to be feared. Law enforcement comb the streets, often acting as judge, jury and executioner, to those who have no affiliation with criminal activity. It’s this very behavior that destroying the bedrock of our country, and the notion of liberty.

Leading the pack in fighting for what’s right are Vice Soulectric, and Guilty Simpson with “Troublesome,” the debut leak taken from Vice’s forthcoming EP, Vice for President. As Vice drops knowledge on being called into question for being wrongfully accused by those who are sworn to protect and serve, Guilty echoes a Biggie bar, reminiscing on that fact that for many, sports and entertainment are the only way for African Americans to be successful in this current system. The highly charged, futuristic head nodder produced by Vice, serves as a much needed dose of reality rap. Mark your calendars for the April 7th release of Vice for President, which is set to drop through Vice’s United Grind imprint…stay tuned!

Alex Dunlow

Eskar – Zip It up (Prod. by Jack Danz of Defenders Of Style) Album Review @EskarMusic @DSFam @ParkStreetPR

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I personally believe it’s due to the artists style that really gets you hooked on an act. High Focus Records have shown in the last the last few years that being original and consistent pays off. So over to Huddersfield for this one, maybe not the first place you think of when you think of UK Hip-Hop but trust me when I say talent is everywhere now and that manor has already gave us some great acts, Lunar C is the first that springs to mind. Here is a that’s destined to make some noise, make sure you take note.

The album begins with a bang with ‘Bruce Campbell’ which sets the mood well for this long player. The video track ‘3310’ which features DJ esSDee & Defenders Of Style is included and other stand out tracks include ‘Opposition’ and the J Dilla-esque ‘Electric Loose’ which features Jermaine A. Peterson. Its real ‘down to earth’ music as Eskar keeps it real but always injects some kind of dark humour within his bars which makes him so unique. His album is something refreshing and will appeal to fans of real bars… the flow is immense!

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Words: Alex Dunlow

Conscious Route releases ‘CCF Volume 2 So Seductive EP’ @ConsciousRoute @TrueHoldRecords @ParkStreetPR

Conscious Route, A rapper, originally known as Mosman from England-based hip hop crew Fugazirum, Conscious Route has been working from his now-home city of Edinburgh, releasing solid music for the past three years. He has been building a strong reputation and gaining recognition from releases like the ‘Sinking LP’ with United Front artist Sean El, and the more recently released ‘Labyrinth E.p’ with the Monosapiens band and recently released ‘Edinburgh Resident E.p’ with Scottish veteran Madhat McGore . Also networking hard and gaining features with French producer Marie Joly (Offering Recordings) on the track ‘Just Be’, and Mr Fox’s ‘Quarantine’ from Dubstep the label Simplify Recordings, plus many more, Conscious Route is fast becoming a well-known artist on the UK and International scene.

The ‘CCF Volume 2 So Seductive’ release is mini Lp also a sequel to the CCF Mixtape volume 1. Conscious Collaboration Front is a network of like minded individuals bringing together different backgrounds and styles of art on to one platform. The album features a diverse range artist mainly from Scotland but also England. The music was created by Fuzz who is working with Conscious Route on an alternative band project set to launch this summer 2015 called the ‘The Urban Folk Crowd’. The music it’s self is a mix constructed samples and live instrumentation blended into soulful composition. The lyrics remain conscious and reflective through out with deep expressive content.

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Conscious Route – Death Bed Feat. Braxton (Prod. by Fuzz) @Consciousroute @TrueHoldRecords @ParkStreetPR