Category Archives: hip-hop

Caught in a Fantasy – Damian Redd (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve had a run of acts come my way of late that fall into the broad hip-hop/rap spectrum and who claim to be really pushing the boundaries of what the genre can be as we move forward into a new … Continue reading

Posted in alt-pop, electronica, hip-hop, pop, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Hide Your Valuables –  Well Dressed Villians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At last! One of the advantages of being a freelance reviewer, someone who writes about any music irrespective of genre, style, location or place in the musical hierarchy means that I get a good overview of what the new music … Continue reading

Posted in alt-dance, alt-rock, hip-hop, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Scene and Heard – CCXXXXVII : The Try and The Fail – Track Seven Band (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hip-Hop may have grown from a street corner, a cappella, lyrical battle ground but like any musical genre it has come a long way since that formative early eighties learning curve. It has evolved and explored along the way, given … Continue reading

Posted in hip-hop, rock, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Scene and Heard – CCXXXXIV : Hey Fine  – Miles Casella (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Revelling in the past is all very well and good but the best music, or at least the most original,  seems to be made as people move things forward. It’s evolution, it’s forward-thinking, it is the way the world turns. … Continue reading

Posted in blues, contemporary jazz, hip-hop, soul, trip hop, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Juliet –  Nathan Conniry (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is nice to know that in this world were a lot of rap and hip-hop has been dumbed down to mumbling bedroom wannabes talking in street tough cliches over the same off the shelf meandering beats that occasionally you … Continue reading

Posted in hip-hop, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dirty Dollars Reloaded, ft. Breeze,Yeaux Majesty, Noah Archangel & J Hope – Houey Freeman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Southern hip-hop collective Band of The Hawk is back with a new slice of their unique blend of urban cool. Dirty Dollars Reloaded displays their usual confident and complex raps, crossing vocalist one minute, harmonising the next, a mix of … Continue reading

Posted in hip-hop, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scene and Heard  –  CCXXV : Black Lotus. –  Noah Archangel (ft. Yeax Majesty, Juskwam, DJ Thruvo –  Band of The Hawk)

Music always seems more convincing when it is backed up with a gang mentality, that, “us against the world” ethic that all the best outfits possess and Southern Hip-Hop collective Band of The Hawk carry just such an attitude effortlessly. … Continue reading

Posted in hip-hop, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Jkoomdai – Jo Vegas (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Any musical genre is built on two forces. One playing by the rules, coalescing the genres traditional sounds and accepting its place in the pact, the other pushing the boundaries, testing new waters, beating fresh paths through previously uncharted territory. … Continue reading

Posted in hip-hop, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Drunk –  Johnny Crown (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If R&B is built around sleekness and Hip-Hop comes from an edgier place then they find perfect union in Johnny Crown’s musical creations. D’Usse (other brands of Cognac are also available), the first single from the album Drunk, blends a … Continue reading

Posted in hip-hop, r&b, soul, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Caterpillar Chronicles – John “Adidam” Littlejohn (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It isn’t very often that new genres present themselves and if they do they normally don’t stand up to too much scrutiny, usually being akin to genre-spliced musical Frankenstein’s Monster, a revolutionary idea on paper but with an end result … Continue reading

Posted in classical, contemporary jazz, hip-hop, hip-hop/rap, neo-classical, soul, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment