So here’s the first rap verse for 3D. These are the lyrics for my beat I did the making of a while back titled making a Grime instrumental from scratch. When writing the lyrics I tried to come up with ideas and similes based on being three dimensional and not just some carbon copy. Or trying to limit yourself in order to fit in. That’s the basic idea and premise behind this track. Continue reading
I have plans for a new Style of live set! If you’ve ever come to see me live or watched any of my live streams from Periscope you’ll know I love to freestyle and come with some crazy live improvised rhymes. To me this is an important part of Hip Hop as I always want to perform my recorded songs but also want to balanced that with things that are free and improvised because then I know people get something different every show, even if you were to follow me to every gig on every tour. It adds an extra element that can only be demonstrated in a live situation. This is why I talk about the importance and benefits learning to freestyle for all you beginner rappers out there.
There’s been a change in my politics recently, particularly in recent months. A very sharp change in fact. After my country’s recent decision to leave the EU that’s become all the more apparent. There was once upon a time I dreamed of the UK leaving the EU and seriously hoped that would happen. Yet ironically when it came to actually voting, I chose to Remain and was similarly depressed by our democratic decision to leave. So how and why did my politics change so much and what was my politics in the first place?? Continue reading
I’ve been learning from Drum and Bass MCs recently. It’s a genre I’ve always loved and been a fan of as well as Jungle but it’s only with this song I’ve been working on with producer Al Pack that I’ve finally had a chance to try and flex my own skills as an MC in that genre. As I showed in my post and video a Hip Hop Artist’s First Attempt at Drum and Bass. Continue reading
There is power in simplicity and limitation! That’s something I’ve been reminded of this week… Continue reading
This video is a Hip Hop artist’s first attempt at Drum and Bass. Most people know me for making Hip Hop but I’ve been experimenting with other genres and styles to challenge myself and broaden my creative horizons. I’ve been experimenting with Grime as you may already know and I intend on doing more Grime in the future. Recently though, I also teamed up with awesome liquid Drum & Bass producer and fellow Southampton local Al Pack to make track combining my loose Hip Hop style with Al Pack precision, soulful liquid Drum and Bass style. I really like the direction we’re going in with this track although it’s early days. Continue reading
So it looks like I need to make more Grime music. Generally I’ve made Hip Hop music as that has been my biggest influence. My entry into rapping came from underground Hip Hop both in the US and the UK before Grime was even considered a subgenre. That being said Grime has always been in the background throughout the years of me honing my craft, even if the subgenre hadn’t initially been ‘coined’. It’s crazy how popular grime is becoming, with artist’s such as Dizzee Rascal and Skepta getting interviewed on Sway in the Morning as well as Hot 97 in the US. It’s great that UK rap is getting a lot of world wide notoriety. It’s hard not to take influence. Much like all my other influences from Trip Hop, House, and UK Garage. Continue reading
So here’s a video showing the making of an old school Hip Hop beat sampling Ren and Stimpy. When I say sampling Ren and Stimpy, I mean the Ren and Stimpy theme song. It’s one of my favourite cartoons (and in fact one of my favourite shows) ever! Continue reading