Category Archives: rap

The Myth  –  Chad Rico (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There’s a certain late night feel that wanders through Chad Rico’s music. Whereas many people working in the broad urban music environment try hard to make an impact by getting up close and personal, bombastic raps, machine gun hip-hop beats, … 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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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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No Regrets  –  Ben Green (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Just as on previous single Change Up, Ben Green brings a whole new level of gloss and positivity to the rap world. With too many of his peers and colleagues trying much too hard to sound edgy and tough, playing … 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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It’s Your Boi Fabulous P. – Fabp aka Fabpz the Freelancer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As Dirty Lil’ Communications proved previously Fabp goes much further than all of these rappers who claim to be pushing boundaries of the genre, he actually blows the whole thing up, rips up the rule book, erases history and creates … Continue reading

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I Want it All – Willy Wu ft. Ilka Schunke (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Willy Wu is telling it like it is. One of the great things about rap music is that it looks you in the eye, shoots from the hip and draws first, firing off salvos of reality, truth bullets packet with … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLXVII: Money  –  Risbrand Micheal Bobby (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Honesty is the best policy and here we have an artist honest enough to admit that his mind is on making money. But unlike many of his fellow rappers who seem to be looking to hustle and hassle their way … 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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