JONNY – ONE OF A KIND

Portuguese producer Jonny releases ‘One Of A Kind’, a refreshing beat tape with an old school vibe that will certainly remind you of something Joey Bada$$ would rap over.  The tape brings old school Hip Hop back to life while still being accessible enough that it will appeal to any demographic of Hip Hop fans.  At 11 tracks long,…

HAWK HOUSE – CHILL PILL [EXPERIMENT 2]

The South London trio are back with another smooth Hip Hop joint ‘Chill Pill’ (produced by Division Paris), off their new EP ‘A Handshake To The Brain’.  This track brings a modern-day, British Fugees feel, combining the smooth rhymes of brothers Sam and Eman Gboyega with the breathtaking vocals of Demae Wodu.  Thomas Rhazi’s visuals are presented in black and white…

NAS – ILLMATIC XX

Anniversary re-issues of classic albums don’t always get Province too excited, even when the album is Nas’ Illmatic and it’s twenty years old.  However, this time things are a little different.  Side one brings no surprises – it’s a remastered version of the original – nothing wrong with that.  Perhaps it’s testament to just how…

DE LA SOUL X J DILLA – SMELL THE DA.I.S.Y.

As far as treats for Hip Hop fans go, they don’t really get much better than this.  One of the game’s most original rap groups over classic beats from arguably Hip Hop’s most influential producer.  De La Soul’s ‘Smell The Da.I.S.Y’ (Da Inner Soul Of Yancy) is a tribute to the late production legend, who posthumously…

JAMLA RECORDS – JAMLA IS THE SQUAD

9th Wonder (producer extraordinaire and head of Jamla Records) releases the label’s ‘Jamla Is The Squad’ compilation, a distinctly old school collection featuring bars from legends of the game like Talib Kweli, Rapper Big Pooh, Styles P and Masta Killa, as well as production from the likes of Pete Rock, Statik Selektah and Khrysis.  Jamla…