BOOM BAP FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2016 LINE-UP

Boom Bap Festival returns this year, and while summer may feel like a distant prospect, the UK’s biggest Hip Hop festival announces the first artists to grace their 2016 line-up.  The United States are represented by R.A the Rugged Man, A-F-R-O and Da$h, but this year it’s all about the UK: “This year, we wanted to bring it all…

BOOM BAP FESTIVAL IN PICTURES

The UK’s biggest Hip Hop festival, Boom Bap, took place over last weekend, and naturally we had to be there to capture the action.  While headline acts Skepta, Ratking, Foreign Beggars, Earl Sweatshirt, Jeru The Damaja and The Four Owls rocked the main stage, streetwear and gourmet food markets as well as beat battles and showcases kept…

TAELOR GRAY – FRESHMENT

Taelor Gray and Wes Pendleton team up to create the masterpiece that is  ‘FreshMent’.  Taelor’s buttery flow and thought-provoking, intricate rhymes mesh perfectly with Pendleton’s soulful beat, which uses sample chops reminiscent of J Dilla to create an atmosphere filled with nostalgia.  Taelor effortlessly rides the beat with a strong delivery that puts the emphasis on his lyrics, allowing…

MR. GREEN – LIVE FROM THE STREETS

Mr. Green is an underground producer known for collaborating  with Hip Hop legends such as R.A the Rugged Man and Malik B, to name a few.  On his latest release, Mr. Green compiles songs from his video series ‘Live From The Streets’ and demonstrates his top-tier production skills, proving once again why he is one of the most…

EZKO – JUST US

With a forthcoming EP due for release this Autumn, DMV rapper Ezko drops ‘Just Us’.  Over a beat with an old school feel and new school melody, Ezko raps with real hunger about his team’s lonely struggle.  Fans of Beast Coast and the whole Boom Bap revival that’s going on at the minute thanks to the…

JOEY BADA$$ – GET PAID

Joey Bada$$’ tour kicks off tonight, and ahead of the first show he releases ‘Get Paid’.  The track is a straight-up slice of boom bap that didn’t make the final cut of his upcoming album ‘B4DAMONEY’.  Stream Joey going at it over some DJ Relly Rel production below, via SoundCloud.

THE GREEN SEED – DRAPETOMANIA

On their new album, ‘Drapetomania’, The Green Seed’s MCs C.O.M.P.L.E.T. and R-Tist hark back to the De La Soul/ATCQ era of backpack rap, while DKs FX and Jeff-C provide hard-hitting boom bap on the production side of things.  Fans of ‘real’ Hip Hop will delight at their borderline throwback sound, but there is enough craftsmanship here to satisfy just…