Tuesday
Feb232010

I really like this guy and this song is lyrically brilliant.Very talented.

I really like this guy and this song is lyrically brilliant.

Very talented.

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Friday
Feb192010

iamcoxhead - Come Rave With Me

CRWM

To celebrate the 5th & 6th of March. Funky times.

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Friday
Feb192010

Delbert Hunt III

AKA M-Trey; is an unsigned rapper from Chicago, who thanks to the internet has become one of my favourite current artists and a good friend of mine throughout the past year. With countless mixtapes under his belt, and now TWO spectacular albums; it was only a matter of time until this man started getting the recognition he truly deserves.

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Back in January of last year, he went by the name of Master 3 and released a free EP called Light Up The Darkness, which was based around the classic Will Smith film ‘I Am Legend’. It was well received on numerous internet sites and forums; however it never quite had that creative edge which was required to go the extra mile, and as Delbert himself stated: “I honestly look back at it as a stepping stone; I feel that I’m always getting better and always progressing”. As any good rapper should, he is forever working on perfecting his craft and trying to become a more well-rounded artist, which is clear for all to see in the material he has released since LUTD.

Talking of becoming a more well rounded artist - singing is one thing that has become a lot more frequent and has dramatically improved over the past 6 months. The reason being; he is now singing as M-Trey, and not trying to sing as someone else in order for a hook or chorus to sound like a particular artist. This is very prominent on my favourite track from ‘Immaculate Dopeness’, called ‘Forbidden’, which you can listen to: HERE.

Regarding ‘Immaculate Dopeness’ - it was a project that started out as just an EP. There weren’t going to be very many songs, but fellow Chicagoan, Drew Beat, kept sending top quality beats through, until there were enough for a full album. This was the first time he’s had the opportunity to work with just one producer for a whole album and his take on it was: “I really enjoy working with one producer, because it gives the material as a whole a more cohesive sound, which is something that’s really important to me. Allows us to put our stamp on it so you KNOW you’re listening to M-Trey and Drew Beat after the first bar”. There is not much else to say than to give the album a listen, because it genuinely is one of the best albums of the year. Beautiful Hip-Hop, straight from the soul. Worth every penny to support good music.

COMING SOON:

1. 3AM - an album with Producer Ishaq Fahim.

2. Remix of Tinie Tempah’s - Pass Out.

3. New Mix from myself.

Immaculate Dopeness

iTunes: BUY

Amazon: BUY

Light Up The Darkness:

Free: DOWNLOAD

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Thursday
Feb182010

Part Two of the Jay Dee Documentary.This is such a great insight into the big man’s

Part Two of the Jay Dee Documentary.

This is such a great insight into the big man’s life.

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Thursday
Feb182010

Remix of Stylo; featuring man of the moment, Tinie Tempah.

Remix of Stylo; featuring man of the moment, Tinie Tempah.

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Tuesday
Feb162010

I really hope that this is the cover.Amazing.

I really hope that this is the cover.

Amazing.

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Monday
Feb152010

The Year of Diggi

With the release of his F64 for SBTV and the new mixtape hosted by the mixtape master DJ Ames; what better time to write about a man who has started 2010 stronger than any other.

Diggi

After many years of Underground appreciation both alone and as 1/2 of the Natural Born Spittaz, it seems as though Mystro is popping up here, there and everywhere these days. I personally have been following him for years; however I know people that have only just recently discovered one of the best MC’s this country has ever seen.

When I make a statement like that, it’s not something that should be taken lightly either, because there are some incredible lyricists out there right now. However; this man is pretty special in so many different aspects. His flow is second to none and I would go as far in saying that his lyrics are some of the best I’ve ever heard. He can do anything - from serious stuff (Rock This World) to 7 minute yearly reviews (UK Rap Up 2009) with time to throw in the odd spoof for good measure (Mess I Ever Had). Pretty unique, hey?

Now for the two things I mentioned earlier in the post; his F64 and the new mixtape. Honestly, amazing. Considering the lack of quality and thought that have gone into the majority of the recent F64’s, I was ecstatic to find that Example and Pro Green both have one in the works and that Mystro has gone and done the best yet: WATCH.

The mixtape is brilliant; treating us to old tracks, new tracks and a couple of exclusives - a must for any Mystro fan and perfect for anyone trying to get into this man’s music. DJ Ames provides the perfect host and it comes with some of my favourite Diggi tracks, including ‘Come Fly With Me’, ‘U Live & U Learn’ and the incredible re-working of my favourite Luda track, ‘Like Dat Potion’. Not much else needs to be said apart from, educate yourself by watching the F64 and downloading the mixtape (link below). Also; if you wanna support him, get onto iTunes and pur-chase the E.D.T. EP and look out for the Digmund Freud EP later on in the year, which is part of the lead up to the highly anticipated debut LP; Mystrogen.

“That’s why it’s time for Mys to really hit the Earth now!”

The Rest Of: DOWNLOAD

F.D.T. EP is now available on iTunes: BUY

Twitter: FOLLOW

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Monday
Feb152010

Thank You J Dilla: Act 2Dilla, all day, every day.This is something you ne

Thank You J Dilla: Act 2

Dilla, all day, every day.

This is something you need to add to your collection, if you don’t already have it.

DOWNLOAD HERE

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Saturday
Feb132010

Finally, I got round to listening to Riva Starr’s Essential Mix, and it didn’t disapp

Finally, I got round to listening to Riva Starr’s Essential Mix, and it didn’t disappoint.

Made To Play has a strange obsession with Trumpets and that is very evident in this mix; however it works, as always.

Download the mix HERE and check the tracklist HERE.

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Friday
Feb122010

First part of a 3 part Documentary by Stussy on Jay Dee, interviewing different people he worked 

First part of a 3 part Documentary by Stussy on Jay Dee, interviewing different people he worked with throughout his career.

One word; amazing.

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