Category Archives: hip-hop/rap

Scene and Heard – CCCLXXXVII : Anytime –  SillyKing Denny (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If rap and hip-hop are defined by the lyrical flow and the delivery of the message that lies at the heart of the song, then SillyKing Denny is someone who fans of those genres won’t fail to notice. His ability … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXXXI : God Flow (No Sucka MC’s 6) – ether.UNLIMITED (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not every piece of music has to start revolutions, similarly not every track has to merely re-invent the wheel, and between the cutting edge and the tried and tested you find ether.UNLIMITED, a blend of old-school, grooving hip-hop, confident street … Continue reading

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Never Again –  So Unique (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

We already knew that So Unique was someone not to be crossed, Final Warning told us everything we need to know on that score, and now, as if to drive the point home, she delivers Never Again. If that previous … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXXVII :  No Sleep Feat. Rf Timbo – Pete Guapeton  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The real charm of No Sleep is that the music perfectly matches the nocturnal feeling of the subject matter. There is an element of somnambulism about it, as if the listener is sleep walking through a musical dream where ambient … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXXVI : Strapped Up – Carolina Ty  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

America might be starting to have a conversation about problems with guns, in schools, in white middle class communities and patting itself on the back for making progress but in some parts of society the problems go much deeper and … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXXV : Cobra CMDR – Paradame  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The great thing about Paradame is that on the surface of things, her music seems to fit into some fairly neat boxes, exploring soul, pop, R&B and urban music strands. But the more you listen too it the more you … Continue reading

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Dirty Lil’ Communications – Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Proving that there is a still plenty of sonic exploration to be done in the very broad urban music field, Fabp has delivered an album which thwarts expectations. It’s very easy to see the musical building blocks he uses to … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXI: G Code –  Pelle Price (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the term devotional music conjures images of straight laced artists following the same old templates, of fervent gospel or august choral music then Pelle Price is hear to change your perceptions. For whilst G-Code is very much an expression … Continue reading

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Change My Mind – DEVMO  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m always wary around rap, hip-hop, urban…call it what you will… music. Not that there is inherently anything wrong with such genres, of course not,  it’s just that as part of my music writing income there is a place where … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLVIII : Fashion Man – Milly Tae (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If hip-hop started on the street corners, the social halls and basement  parties of the South Bronx, it has certainly come a long way both musically and geographically speaking since those formative days. And if those early a cappella battle … Continue reading

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