“The Coalition Presented By Dr. G” #Review @DrGPRODCTIONZ @Trulove36 @Razah_Rubiez @ParkStreetPR @Queentheprophet

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“The Coalition Presented By Dr. G”, is a producer compilation album from Manchester producer Dr. G who you may know from working with a string of US acts as well as producing projects with the likes of UK acts such Big Dutty Deeze and N2P. if you haven’t heard of him you really should check this record out. Dr. G is a hip hop producer from Manchester U.K.

His beats are super dope Hip-Hop bangers and this album is a real testament to how far he has come with legends such as Hussein Fatal, Inspectah Deck, Canibus and KRS 1 all featuring, as well as him roping in the talents of some great independent artists like Chox (Chose) Mak, Saigon and Mark Deez. The album is out now digitally, with some limited number of C.Ds available.

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Alex Dunlow

Sketchamus ‘Scrumpy Rap’ (Album Review) #UKHipHop #Album @Sketchamus @ParkStreetPR

Here’s a nice introduction to anyone who may not have heard off this artist. Here is somewhat of a business card that has seen him already get positive reviews already. One half of recent rap duo 2LostSouls the latest release is going to look good on his hip hop CV. It dropped a few days ago so took time out and downloaded the release and it’s been booming out of my speakers non stop, I’m lucky the people in my street are feeling it to! You can tell there’s been very careful thought gone into his bars and tracks, and that extra ounce of thought makes a massive difference to the listener. It’s an album full of surprises and I like that. Quality from the off this is a must.

Download link:

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Words: Alex Dunlow

Unique – Going Through It EP

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Unique is the self proclaimed “Dopest in the Northwest”. He also says that he is ready to be at the top of the game and become the “Dopest in Hip-hop”. Unique’s fan base continues to grow everyday because of his descriptive imagery, colossal punch lines, and intelligent word play. Not to mention a deep voice inflection that at times resembles the late Tupac Shakur and a flow that has the slight bounce of a modern Notorious B.I.G. (not a typical comparison for a white rapper I might add). His lyrics tell stories of overcoming obstacles, staying motivated, and trying to rise above the restraints that society has set. Unique also speaks on pain, spirituality, politics, street life, relationships, sex, and partying. With such a wide range of topics you can expect to see a large mix of different backgrounds and ethnicities listening to Unique’s music. Whether male or female it is easy to relate and become a fan.

http://www.datpiff.com/Unique-Going-Through-It-Ep-mixtape.651848.html

http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtapes/mixtapedetail.aspx/unique-going-through-it-ep

Words: Alex Dunlow

Awon & Phoniks – Natural High

Natural High is the first single off the forthcoming EP by Awon entitled “Matte Black”. Like the album, Natural High takes a more personal approach from Awon. The song deals with the task of maintaining a relationship while perusing his own dreams. He exposes his own flaws while pointing out the positive aspects of his lady. While this track may seem like a typical and smug ode to the opposite sex, it is quite deceptive in its own right. This song is developed with the streets in mind. Phoniks laces the track with cuts and his signature bass heavy jazz style of production. Sit back, relax and go on this journey with Awon & Phoniks.

Awon & Phoniks are a hip hop duo from Newport News, Virginia and Portland, Maine, respectively. The duo is known for their slick rhymes and soulful, jazzy productions. In July 2013 they released their critically acclaimed debut album “Return to the Golden Era” on Bandcamp and vinyl through France-based Sergent Records. Since their initial success they went on to release the album “Dephacation” along with Virginia emcee Dephlow this May. The group has remained relatively quiet over the summer but are gearing up to release Awon’s solo EP “Matte Black” this winter followed up by another collaborative LP in Summer 2015.

Words: Alex Dunlow

Aaron Cohen Drops ‘You Wouldn’t Know’ (EP)

Everybody needs a reality check. You might think you’re on the cusp of popping off, but if you’re reaching on a daily basis, you might get called out by NYC’s very own Aaron Cohen and his belief that y’all “Ain’t Shit.” The latest joint from the Inner City Kids crew member, the video features the rapper, his posse, and a disguised figure in a gorilla suit mobbing the streets, as director Goldrush captures their antics in a minimalistic fashion. Hard body production from Kemal, and a dope Taxi Driver sample aside, the video is Cohen at his prime, continuing a reoccurring theme of simplicity that can be found throughout his discography. “Ain’t Shit” is the debut video taken from AC’s au-gratis EP, You Wouldn’t Know, which is now available. Peep the video and get a crash course on Aaron Cohen by checking his latest project via SoundCloud or AudioMack.

Words: Alex Dunlow

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

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