Tag Archives: Rap

SONG OF THE DAY Above the Law – Freedom of Speech

I was listening to a radio show earlier today when a song came on that I haven’t heard in years, probably not since my teens, and that was a fair few moons ago! Released on Ruthless Records in 1990 by Californian … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shabazz Palaces – Shine A Light (feat. Thaddillac)

It’s been nearly three years since Seattle art-rap Shabazz Palaces released their last album, Lese Majesty.  This July, they will return with a new LP called Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, an album appears to be a sort of Brother From … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lando Chill – Break Them Shackles

I was having a browse online tonight and came upon today’s song, but what initially grabbed my attention wasn’t the music itself ( I hadn’t heard it at this point), but the name of the album it came from!  Due … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format & Abdominal – Diamond Hammer

When it comes to hip hop/rap I’m very selective in what I like to listen to, but Andy Bernstein (aka Abdominal) and Matt Ford ( aka DJ Format) encapsulate the perfect combination of inventive funky tunes, stomping beats and engaging … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abdominal and The Obliques – Sock Hop

Toronto rapper Andy Bernstein, aka Abdominal, featured today’s song on his 2012 album, Sitting Music.  Best known for his extraordinary breath control and fun raps, this album was an experimental venture for the hip hop artist who sought to incorporate … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format & Abdominal – Behind The Scenes

Andy Bernstein (Abdominal) and Matt Ford (DJ Format) have been making music together for the last 14 years, entertaining crowds from all over the world with their funky hip hop sounds. Now, the duo have returned and are about to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kool & Kass – Peaceful Solutions

Always keen and eager to welcome pretty much any musical genre into my ears, hip hop/rap is something I don’t mind dipping into from time to time. I can’t say I like all of it but what I do find, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Eets – Hammer Dub

Having trouble switching off? Can’t relax? Need to unwind? I’ve just the thing, and after the day I’ve had, I can pretty much tick all of those boxes myself, so if you are looking for something to calm the cockles, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blitz the Ambassador – Heaven Ft. Tumi

Brooklyn-based, Ghanian-American hip hop artist, Blitz the Ambassador is preparing to release ‘Diasporadical,’ his fourth studio album which has been over a year in the making. Yesterday saw the release of new single ‘Heaven,’ an energised fusion of Afrobeat, Funk, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Egadz – Dark Colours

The first thing that enticed me into this marvellous piece of music were the big beats and fierce rhythm; I’m a sucker for anything drum orientated and today’s track more than ticks this box! What impressed me further was the discovery … Continue reading

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