Tag Archives: hip-hop

JADE PALACE: Cassetta Del Mistero

JADE PALACE: Cassetta Del MisteroRating: ★★★★★ …and in another episode of ‘things that should have got lots of love a long minute ago on MB’ this week, here is the latest instalment from the Sacred Jade Tapes family – Jade Palace’s Cassetta Del Mistero. Sacred Jade Tapes? That’ll be the same crowd responsible for such previous works of sampling glory as 5 Element Clones, The Crate Rebellion and Assault On Pokeep
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DJ NU-MARK feat. METHOD MAN: Zodiac Killah (Vinyl 7″)

DJ NU-MARK feat. METHOD MAN:  Zodiac Killah (Vinyl 7What are the chances? Two heavyweight hip-hop producers drop news of two heavyweight releases within a few hours of each other. This time it’s DJ Nu-Mark who has teamed up with Method Man for track Zodiac Killah – a tribute to DJ Nu-Mark’s now legendary funk-soul-hip-hop artist-birthday-based live mix video series. Surely it’s only right and proper that a track featuring Meth spitting star-
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DJ FILTHY RICH: A Clan Called Wu – Enter The Marauders (A Blendtape by DJ Filthy Rich)

DJ FILTHY RICH: A Clan Called Wu - Enter The Marauders (A Blendtape by DJ Filthy Rich)Another mixtape inside a week and from DJ Filthy Rich again to boot? Whatever is going on? Well, like the monkey keeps saying, so many release submissions come in, there’s only time and space for the dopest mixtapes and is it the monkey’s fault that Mr Rich decides to put out two such entities so close together? No indeed, and you will be thankful when you hear – deep breath – A Clan
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WHIRLWIND D feat. DJAR ONE & SPECIFIK: ‘Labels’ video

Labels, the first track to emerge from Whirlwind D’s new EP bodes well for the full release as it finds him taking a nostalgic spin through all his old twelve inches and holding forth for anyone who’ll listen about his love for hip-hop and how he got sucked into it. Naturally, if you’re going to do that sort of thing, you’ll need a good beat. Step forward Djar One who provides a mighty funk-
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MADISON WASHINGTON: Facts

MADISON WASHINGTON:  FactsIf you caught the phenomenon that was the Pan Amsterdam LP The Pocket Watch earlier this year, you’ll have heard of the Def Pressé label. However, the other jewel in said label’s crown – the two of them linked by dint of having the same producer – is Madison Washington. Where Pan Am is the inspired teaming of Leron Thomas and thatmanmunkz, Madison Washington is the
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BOOG BROWN: Boog Brown

BOOG BROWN:  Boog BrownWhile producer Tom Caruana is well-known to MB readers for a string of epic mash-up albums and his live hip-hop band, Son Of Sam, the name of rapper Boog Brown is not one that has previously graced the virtual pages of monkeyboxing. Nevertheless, the Queens-based (by way of Detroit and Atlanta) emcee has an impressive CV including previous work with Apollo Brown and
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DJ FILTHY RICH: Black Moon 25th Anniversary Mixtape

DJ FILTHY RICH:  Black Moon 25th Anniversary MixtapeIf you’re a long-time reader of the monkey, you’ll know mixtapes are rarely featured so when one is, it has to be especially dope. Which is why DJ Filthy Rich regularly gets repped. Previous featured mixes have been parts 1 and 2 of his tribute to the 90s reggae/hip-hop phenomenon and a tribute to the mighty Craig Mack. So who got da props this time around? Enta da stage Black Moon with
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CYRUS MALACHI feat. LONE NINJA: Street Art

CYRUS MALACHI feat. LONE NINJA:  Street Art…aaannd in the second slice of street darkness today it’s Street Art, a minimal downtempo slab of Brit-hop from Cyrus Malachi featuring one of the monkey’s favourite voices in contemporary hip-hop, Brooklyn’s Lone Ninja. The track joins the dots between the abstract paint splashes of expressionism, the graceful spray of blood on the pavement and, of course, hip-hop. It finds Mr Ninja commenting on the defeated, “You get
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YUGEN BLAKROK: Carbon Form

YUGEN BLAKROK:  Carbon FormIt might be the day after Halloween but that doesn’t mean the darkness is over for here is Yugen Blakrok with new single Carbon Form off her forthcoming Anima Mysterium LP. Yep, the Blakrok who did that verse on Vince Staples’ Black Panther soundtrack cut Opps. She raps over ominous doom-laden beats provided by long-time partner Kanif the Jhatmaster that have more in
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THE ALLERGIES: Steal The Show

THE ALLERGIES:  Steal The ShowRating: ★★★★★ For god’s sake nail down down anything that moves before The Allergies steal the show. They’re after the lot – underground love, mainstream recognition, old samples, new beats and all the guest vocalists they can lay their hands on. What’s all the fuss? Why – it’s the arrival of new album Steal The Show of course – Moneyshot and Rackabeat’s third in just two years. Man that
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