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ESPINOSA VAN DOORNUM: The People’s Theme (No Time To Die)

The People's Theme (No Time To Die)Here’s Espinosa Van Doornum then with the ‘people’s’ theme to new Bond flick No Time To Die. Happily, (as UK readers will know only too well) they didn’t bother to let the people vote on what to call it, or they might have ended up with Themey Mcthemeface. So the fact that this crew went for the straightforward The People’s Theme (No Time To Die) is a mercy really. As is the fact
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BRONX SLANG: Substance

Rating: ★★★★★ For fans of hip-hop with grit, it’s time to cop a second full-length barrage from Bronx Slang, the sleeper hit signings to Nick Faber’s Fabyl Recordings label with the release of LP number two, titled Substance. Consisting of veteran Bronx emcees Jerry Beeks (followed by the monkey since his excellent 2001 LP Crop Report produced by Touché of Wiseguys fame)
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BRONX SLANG: Happens A Lot

BRONX SLANG: Happens A LotRating: ★★★★★ Damn there’s some good hip-hop around at the minute! Oh you forgot hip-hop could be good? Yeah – well, these days, it happens a lot – which also just happens to be the title of Bronx Slang’s contribution to the goodness as well as being the next single to be lifted off their forthcoming second LP. Oh you forgot they had a new LP on the way? Well Jerry Beeks and Ollie
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BRONX SLANG: Just Say No

BRONX SLANG: Just Say No‘Just say no’? Wasn’t that the Nancy Reagan-championed refrain of U.S. govt.-sponsored ‘keep kids off drugs’ campaign in the 80s and 90s?  And didn’t it come out at roughly the same time as the U.S. govt. was absolutely not involved in any way in trafficking cocaine as part of its Iran-Contra operation?  If only there had been a campaign to say ‘no’ to corrupt governmental bullshit too! And
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JIMMY PLATES & ENDEVERS: With No Delay…

JIMMY PLATES & ENDEVERS:  With No Delay...It is of course purely coincidental that an LP recorded in the noughties by Jimmy Plates & Endevers, given the ironic title With No Delay… and finally released towards the end of October this year is only now receiving coverage on MB a month after dropping. One likes to think that the London-based Plates and Philly collective Endevers will see the funny side. I blame Covid. Still, With
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BRONX SLANG: The Bronx Kill Mixtape (Free download)

BRONX SLANG: The Bronx Kill MixtapeRating: ★★★★★ Having judged the middle of an ongoing pandemic not quite the best time to be releasing an LP, Bronx Slang – a.k.a. Jerry Beeks and Ollie Miggs – nevertheless unleash more hip-hop commentary from the frontline with their straight dope Bronx Kill Mixtape. And it is a veritable verbal broadside against the racist hate, oppressive brutality and catastrophic
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CUT BEETLEZ & THE GOOD PEOPLE: Cut People

CUT BEETLEZ & THE GOOD PEOPLE: Cut PeopleCut master! Cut faster! Yes – the ‘Fabyl four’ (a.k.a Finnish production duo Cut Beetlez and the two-man NYC rap attack The Good People) team up again in the wake of recent single Bad News for six-track EP Cut People, which – like the single – is very good news. Now then – if I was in an outfit called the Cut Beetlez, I’d probably want to get straight to the point with some nifty
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