So here’s another era in time I had to learn about whilst studying for ‘The Wayback Machine’ EP. Ancient Egypt! This is about my Ancient Egypt Song!Continue reading
Whilst studying for the Wayback Machine EP I also had to learn about the 1920’s Alcohol Prohibition era in the USA.Continue reading
Let me explain why there’s a song on my new EP with Drunk Pedestrians about the blues! I’ve been studying for the wayback machine. Basically I’ve been writing the lyrics for this up and coming EP about Time Travel, ‘Marvelous Adventures of the Wayback Machine’ and it’s been like a constant history lesson. Not that I’m complaining! Continue reading
Here’s a video showing me making a Grime track from scratch. Although I consider myself more of a Hip Hop artist than a Grime artist, being from the UK and being a rapper there is no getting away from the Grime influence which runs deep in the UK.Continue reading
There appears to be a debate over vinyl digging VS e-digging in this day and age.
For those that aren’t Hip Hop producers or producers in general ‘digging’ basically means finding records to sample to make your own beats as the majority of Hip Hop is based on sampling other records. ‘Vinyl Digging’ has been the more ‘traditional’ way in which many producers have chosen to sample records. In other words they will dig for samplable breaks through old vinyl records and use the records there.Continue reading
So I did a remix Kool G Rap VS Celsius. Basically combining one of my all time favourite rappers Kool G Rap with one of my favourite dance tracks in recent years, ‘Incoming’ by Celsius. I took Kool G Rap’s a capella from the track ‘Ill Street Blues’ and put it over the top of the ‘Incoming’ track. The result works rather well in my opinion (but then I would say that). It really changes the dynamic to the G Rap’s lyrics compared to how they fit on the original ‘Ill Street Blues’ beat.Continue reading
I put together a funky DJ Mix of some of my favourite music. When I’m not rapping and making beats I also DJ, hence my bio ‘Rapper, Producer AND DJ’…. Other than the numerous DJ gigs I do, I rarely get to show off my DJ skills so I thought I’d treat you to a DJ Mix I put together featuring a lot of my favourite music. It’s not just in the realm of Rap and Hip Hop that you might know me for. There’s also a fine mix upbeat Funk, Soul, House and Garage. I like to mix genres when I DJ as there’s such a huge amount of insight you can gain from listening to numerous forms of music even if you’re strictly a rapper.Continue reading
As many Rap fans in the UK will be aware there was a recent Fire in the Booth Cypher (the first ever in fact) featured on Charlie Sloth’s BBC Radio 1 Rap Show.
It featured some of the UK’s most popular rappers today and no doubt they went in! Nonetheless it called into question what a real ‘cypher’ is. As was expressed in this GRM Daily post which shows an interesting twitter discussion between Swiss of So Solid Crew and Charlie Sloth himself. In Swiss’ opinion in a ‘real cypher’ rappers don’t know what beat they’re going to be rhyming to. Many would argue a step further and say that rappers shouldn’t even know what their rhymes are going to be either and should in fact be all off the top.
This is a question often asked and thought about in rap circles especially amongst rap purists. Freestyling VS Pre-Written? Does it matter? In other words does it matter whether a rapper pre-wrote his or her lyrics, or whether they came up with them on the fly?Continue reading