Downstroke Beats & Gee Bag have combined forces to bring fans a serious dose of funk drenched uplifting Hip-Hop. ‘Show & Tell’ is entirely produced by Downstroke Beats with Gee Bag providing gut-wrenching punch lines, catchy hook lines, and London tinged rap vocals over heavy hitting drums. What I liked about the album is the homage paid to the elements, with its superb artwork, DJ cuts, addictive boom bap flavour and great concepts. This is real Hip-Hop music with style and finesse.
Downstroke’s technique is consistent, which among other things, means he is one hell of a crate-digger to keep those beats coming. More often than not, the listener can pick up the pattern by which he forms his beats, chopping and sampling accordingly. He’s conservative with his rhythms, but his vast collection of sounds is truly impressive, and effective in so many ways.
This album solidly meets expectations of any UK Rap fan, but like most albums we have special tracks that really stand out and create some transcendent moments. All in all, the elements of this long-player are there, even with battle rapper Tenchoo and fellow London rappers Oliver Sudden & Big Toast making appearances. What a way to kick off 2015, loving this long player.
Words: Alex Dunlow
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Go check out my new song Still R.O.C. produced by the Track4merz. They did a dope version of the Still D.R.E. beat so I had to do my thang on it. Get your New Year started right with this fresh new record. GO DOWNLOAD IT NOW!
Fresh off his highly successful independent debut album “Psalms 151″, Drama has returned with the mind state of royalty. With the release of his new EP entitled “3 Kings” produced entirely by Trac-Qaeda, Drama is ready to embark on yet another journey to reign supreme in hip hop.
You can also purchase the album on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Hometown: Camden, NJ
Twitter: @DramaTQMG @TracQaedaMG
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DJ Miss C Brown – Infrastructure to Industry Video mix
Birmingham UK turntablist DJ Miss C Brown presents the Infrastructure to Industry video Mix. The set features some of the classic UK Hip Hop tunes and artists blended together using MP4’s, two turntables & Serato. “I put the mix together to try and capture some of the different sounds prevalent in UK hip hop – including the heavy reggae influences.” Stated Miss Brown, “In my opinion this is one of the things that sets UK Hip Hop apart from Hip Hop in the US.” DJ Miss C Brown will be performing @ Infrastructure to Industry at the Rep Theatre in Birmingham on Jan 24th 2015. A discussion based event looking at the issues within the UK Hip Hop scene, Malik of Moorish Delta 7 is a guest speaker. Check out the flyer below and cop tickets from the link!
Link to Video Set on Youtube
Cockadoodle doo – Mystro
Blak Twang speaks
1 Love – RU1 fam ft Logic & Amy True
It’s Murda – Klashnekoff
Birmingham City – Amnesia ft Bham all stars
Usual Suspects – Joe Black
Say Nuttn – OP (snippet)
Rodney P speaks
The Nice Up – Rodney P
Witness – Roots Manuva
So Rotten – Blak Twang
RTkal – Sleng Teng
Mic Check – Inf Diggy & Cheba