Tag Archives: hip-hop

D90 DISCS: 70s Sumting/ Big B.U.T.T./ The Beat Done Changed/ Now You Know (Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ Hot on the heels of Amerigo Gazaway’s sold out Poppa’s Got A Brand New Bag 45 from December, comes another huge Biggie booty 7″, this time in the shape of D90 Discs’ super fresh second release, 70s Sumting/ Big B.U.T.T./ The Beat Done Changed/ Now You Know. Four tracks on a 45? Yeah, I know – but doable if they’re short and essential if they’re dope – which

LONE NINJA: Quad Barrel (Prod. BLAQ MASQ)

LONE NINJA: Quad Barrel (Prod. BLAQ MASQ)I have to say, I don’t recall a quad-barrel shotgun being among the traditional ninja inventory – but you’ve got to keep up with the times I suppose. And it’s probably just as well because on this one, Lone Ninja’s taking on Phantasm‘s undertaker, The Omen‘s Damian Thorn, demonic puppets and Richard ‘Night Stalker’ Ramirez, not to mention entering the House Of A Thousand Corpses and

BOCA 45: Powerful (feat. HANNAH WILLIAMS)/ Sparky Evans (2020 Donuts # 1)(Vinyl 7″)

BOCA 45: Powerful (feat. HANNAH WILLIAMS)/ Sparky (Vinyl 7Who’s this hard-charging straight into February with his Powerful/ Sparky Evans 45 – the first in a strictly limited series called 2020 Donuts? It’s Boca 45 of course, championing the vinyl 7″ as ever with one track that sounds like it was named after a soul sister and one that features one. The latter, Powerful, is the A-side and finds the Jay-Z-sampled Hannah Williams give it large about corrupt leaders over a conga-tastic beat that veers


INNEREYEFULL feat. KURNEL MC: Music Is AliveA couple of months since last single, Night Of The Living Bass Bins (and less than that before the new LP) comes the next Innereyefull single, Music Is Alive, which again suggests a varied and impressive album in the offing. The trademark bass rumble is in full effect once more though while it was employed to dubby effect on the previous one, this time around it underpins a


MR BRISTOW & BENNY SILVER: Stupid EPLast heard of touting their wares as a duo nearly a full five years ago, Mr Bristow and Benny Silver return this month with their new Stupid EP.
“What’s stupid about it?”
Nothing – that’s the EP’s name!
What’s the EP’s name?”
Not what; Stupid.

CHOI feat. GUILTY SIMPSON: Hip Hop Saved My Life (Vinyl 7″)

CHOI feat. GUILTY SIMPSON: Hip Hop Saved My LifeRating: ★★★★★ It’s probably been a while since mainstream hip-hop saved anyone’s life but there’s still potential in the underground, it seems. Step forward Ivan ‘Choi’ Khatchoyan, sometime drummer for Oz-funkers Cookin’ On 3 Burners, drummer and producer for funky covers outfit The Traffic, head of Choi Records and now, it seems, hip-hop producer – with new 45 banger Hip Hop

DAYTONER: David’s Doctor b/w Ooh Lalo (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER: David's Doctor b/w Ooh Lalo (Vinyl 7Check Daytoner thinking he could slip the new ‘Friday’s Funky 45’ out under the radar just when everyone was sat around lethargic from rich food, lack of sunlight and a surfeit of alcohol. David’s Doctor employs the same David Axelrod sample used on The Next Episode by a certain production medic you may have forgotten about and teams it neatly with the world’s most famous drum

MODERATOR: The Mosaics

I suppose there are those who might be tempted to refer to new Moderator LP The Mosaics as a ‘world music’ album although to do so you’d have to square the soundshapes of its exotic samples with the more-or-less omnipresent slabs of boom-bap drums throughout. So that’ll make it an instrumental hip-hop album with exotic samples then? Much better and no, that doesn’t

MICROPHONE MISFITZ: Escape From Babylon Vol. 4 + ‘Keep Watching’ video

MICROPHONE MISFITZ: Escape From Babylon Vol. 4With lunatics running the asylum on both sides of the pond, escaping Babylon has never seemed less likely or more desirable – just as well the Windy City’s Microphone Misfitz continue to fight the good fight with the recently-released Escape From Babylon Vol. 4. Like its two most immediate predecessors, the album features an intro from the one and only Darryl ‘D.M.C.’ Daniels – a credential

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2019

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2019Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest albums of 2019!