Tuesday, 23 December 2008


Thanks to everyone who made it out to see the NEW MASTER SOUNDS @ FUNKBOX on Friday or to OUR CORNER on Sat, both nights were dope. Annual Xmas Cypher last night, props to all the emcees who made the effort (especially Sero and J Leen coming up form London, troopers!) and Peaks who shared the turntable duties

Part 1 (The Music Bit) DOWNLOAD HERE

Part 2 (The Freestyle / Live Bit) DOWNLOAD HERE

No playlist as I've had about 4 hours sleep, you'll just have to listen so sit back, pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy.

Edit: I remember playing these

Main Source Bootlegging (DWG)
Nutrageous and Planet Asia Down With The Kingz
Lord Finesse Here I Come Large Professor Remix (No Sleep)

Peaks on the wheels

Kosyne with his invisible marakas and glowing chest!

J Leen, Sero and Kosyne
Metamor, Professor D and Redbeard
Beard and Kos with a shiny t-shirt
J Leen and Serocee

I'll be back on 5th Jan for a best of 08 show (which will probably spill over to two shows again)

If you haven't made your mind up on your New Years Eve plans, get yourself a ticket for the Hare and Hounds,

FUNKBOX, JIBBERING and JAM JAH will be in charge of the front room all night, £10 in 9am - 3am

I probably wont get to post again until after Xmas so have a chilled festive time with your friends and families, thanks for reading listening.


Friday, 19 December 2008

New Master Sounds Tonight! Kidderminster Tomorrow

Thanks to the DAILY DIGGERS for playing at the Hare and Hounds last Saturday, another busy weekend ahead with The NEW MASTER SOUNDS performing at FUNKBOX @ The Yardbird tonight with the additional vocal talents of DIONNE CHARLES who you may know from the excellent BABY CHARLES. Support from FUNKBOX dj's and I believe all online tickets have sold out but there are limited tickets on the door...

Tomorrow I'm playing in Kidderminster @ OUR CORNER at the Tap House with Mr Chill Fingers, FREE IN 9pm - 1am

Have a great weekend whatever you do



Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Louis Den Beat Cypher Rounds One & Two

Heres the round one cypher vid, props to Prolifik on the vid and fast turnaround

and now round two, Pro's on it!

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Louis Den Beat Cypher Paul McCartney Flip

Yeah it was another off the meatrack night with some ill beats and sample flips from S-Type, Jaisu, Roeg Du Casq and Darren Paul, in the spirit of Christmas it was a festive track to flip this time...so heres some straight swipage from Prolifik's Youtube posting (he's got plenty more dope vids up so don't sleep!) Shouts to everyone who travelled for the night, contributed in some way (again too many beats cd's from producers to play em all!!!)

"Louis Den Beat Cypher was live!!!!

Here is the first batch of footage from the night, a little teaser for the actual beat cypher rounds. Here, the 4 beatmakers had previously been given a sample to flip and they had to bring along their beat on the night. Since it is the holiday season, the sample was Paul McCartney/Wings - Wonderful Christmastime.

Who killed it?!?!


(Intro/Outro beats by Kelakovski)


As a bonus treat heres last years "Wrapped Up" for your viewing pleasure

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

MI Playlist & Download 08-12-08 w/ Louis Den & Crazy DJ Bazarro Guest Mix...

Thanks to everyone who who made it out to The Roots, Public Enemy and Jibbering Live last week, to say it was an incredible week is an understatement! Heres Mondays show with a dope guest mix from DYSFUNKSHUNAL FAMILEE'S CRAZY DJ BAZARRO, happy listening and be sure to check for the FREE INSTORE from KASHMERE & VERB-T before the LOUIS DEN BEAT CYPHER on Thursday and THE DAILY DIGGERS on Saturday, more details below

MI Playlist 08-12-08
Guests Kosyne & Redbeard
Guest Mix Crazy DJ Bazzaro (Dysfunctional Familee)
Download Here

Jake One - Hurt U Feat. Pharoahe Monch & Kardinal Offishall (RSE)
Blaq Poet - Ain't Nuttin' Changed (Year Round)
EPMD - Bacstabbers
Camp Lo feat Styles P & Pete Rock - Get Loud
Capone-N-Noreaga - The Argument
P Brothers & Boss Money - New Religion (Heavy Bronx)
Scarface - High Note (Rap-A-Lot)
Ghostface Killah - Computer Love (Def Jam)
Q-Tip feat Busta Rhymes - Gettin Up DJ Scratch Remix (White)
DJ Davito feat. Meyhem Lauren, Black Attack, Killa Sha, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Sav Killz, Doo Wop & Complex - The Intervention (White)
Onra - Shhhh (All City)
Onra - My Comet (All City)
Nut-Rageous feat Blaq Poet & Kyron - Nuts & Screws (Poor Pocket Music)
The Package - Makin' Waves Kev Brown Remix Inst (PKG records)
Redman & Oh No - Lay You Out (Capcom)
Party Arty - Everyday (BBP!)
Black Milk - Dub Rock (Fat Beats)
Serocee - You'll Never Find Rub-a-Dub Mix (Crate Escape)
Cadence - Stand Up Tragedy (DWG)
Cappo & Styly Cee - Time Will Tell (Son)

Crazy DJ Bazarro Guest Mix

The Bullets-Nature- A.O.K Collective
Buckshot feat Phonte Beatminerz Remix (Duck Down)
Outta Here - Agony
Talib Kweli, Pumpkinhead and Illmind
Smashmouth feat K.Hill, Edgar Allen Floe & Joe Scudda
On The Marquee feat Little Brother, Joe Scudda and Chaundon
Q-Tip - Gettin Up (Universal)
The Pharcyde - 4 Better Or 4 Worse (Delicious Vinyl)
Crazy DJ Bazarro - Won't Be Around
Dysfunkshunal Familee - I'm Going In
Dysfunkshunal Familee - Can't Phaze Me
Dysfunkshunal Familee - I Can't Be Your Lover
Sweet 16 - You Are Here

Thursday we've got an exclusive instore from VERB-T and KASHMERE 6 -7pm info here

then it's off to Rooty Frooty for the 2nd LOUIS DEN BEAT CYPHER gig info here

Live beats from
S-TYPE and

with PA's from

TLG launching there new single "Truth Or Lies"

Saturday 13th December we welcome back THE DAILY DIGGERS to FUNKBOX @ The Hare and Hounds after they rocked the CRATE ESCAPE Launch party back in February. Don't forget to bookmark their excellent blog www.dailydiggers.blogspot.com

On with some pictures from last week

Got to meet Flava Flav
Flava Flav on Stage
Black Thought, Kosyne and myself

Serocee and myself supporting Public Enemy (props to Tom for the dope pics)
Serocee and J Leen supporting Public Enemy

Have a great week


Saturday, 6 December 2008


Heres the dope video and you can pick it up early HERE

Highlights from the week with The Roots, Public Enemy and The Unseen to follow

Hope to see you later, we will have exclusive t-shirts and 7"s for sale!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

The Unseen Tonight!

Too much hip-hop for one week? Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Tonight at the Bulls Head, going to be dope...

Pictures from The Roots and Public Enemy to follow once I've had a chance to sort through them

See you laters


Monday, 24 November 2008

MI Playlist & Download 24-11-08, FREE ROOTS TICKETS, PE Live

Blogger doesn't like photos so sorry about the layout on this post, anyway on with the goodies. Heres Mondays show for your listening pleasure, DJ Peaks brought Knox, Seph, Screama and Meta with him for a long freestyle session at the end

Main Ingredient 24-11-08
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Verb T, Kashmere & Ghost > Invisible (Pro 1 Music)
Butta Verses feat Joell Ortiz > Rock Mics (Domination)
Q-Tip feat Busta Rhymes > Gettin Up DJ Scratch Remix (Universal)
Madvillain > Shadows Of Autumn Flying Lotus Remix (White)
Evidence feat Phonte, Blu & Will i Am > For Whom The Bell Tolls (Decon)
Malik > Appetite 4 Destruction
Cappo & Styly Cee > Tell Them (Son)

DJ Peaks Guest Mix

Lots of Tribe, Slum etc and I added
Blame One & Exile feat Sean P > Disturbed (Soulspazm)
into the mix and another track or two that escape me right now
We ended on a nice long Freestyle

Thanks to everyone who came out to DJ Format play for Funkbox @ The Hare and Hounds, the event was a sell out with people being turned away as soon as the doors opened!

Thanks to
Specky for playing on Friday, much fun was had by all with a rammed dancefloor by 9pm!!!

I've got a pair of tickets to see The Roots Live in Nottingham @ Rock City, Monday 1st Dec (yeah Tom thats Nottingham, not Birmingham!) if you want the pair of tickets please email me with the name of any past member of the group (not current ones) to djcrobirmingham at gmail dot com and the tickets are yours! Easy as that!!! Any more info needed can be found here. A show not to miss though as they've said they are retiring from touring for the next few years, you've been warned!

Public Enemy play Wednesday 3rd December @ Space 2, Custard Factory with support from Serocee and myself, TLG (who's new album I've had the pleasure of hearing and it's SICK!), Mr FX, Barrowclough and the Heducation residents. More info can be found here

Serocee's Single Launch
(2nd release on Crate Escape woooooooooo) Saturday 6th December @ The Hare and Hounds, more info on this after the PE gig but heres the video to whet your appetite for the limited dinked 7" that might be available a little early here!

Pharoahe Monch's excellent Welcome To The Terrordome remake gets the video treatment (A little late maybe as the album came out in 06 and they haven't done any more singles, it's still one of the best albums of recent years so if you didn't check it, do!) seems the right time to post it with them playing live next week, if I get chance I'll ask Chuck about the Shut Em Down remake too

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

MI Playlist / Download 10-11-08 w/ CAPPO & STYLY CEE Live, DJ Format Ticket giveaway and more...

Cappo and Styly Cee were live on last nights show in celebration of "The H-Bomb EP" release on Son Records, officially out in all good independent shops now, I've got limited signed copies at Jibbering but they won't last so grab em here now! Shouts to Alastair, Rachel and Pete for making the trip too.

Main Ingredient Playlist 10-11-08
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Tell Them (Son)
Time Will Tell (Son)
The Test Match (Son)

Styly Cee Guest Mix

Cappo Freestyle

Cappo's selections...

LL Cool J - Dear Yvette (Def Jam)
Big L - Put It On (Columbia)
Run DMC - Dumb Girl
Notorious BIG feat Sadat X - Come On (Soundtable) Okay thats actually my selection since Caps and Styly hadn't heard it before and it was left off "Ready To Die" which Cappo had with him just so you know!
Jay-z feat Memphis Bleek - It's Alright (Def Jam)
Termanology feat Bun B - This Is How We Rock (Nature Sounds)
Black Milk feat Pharoahe Monch, Sean P & DJ Premier - The Matrix (Fat Beats)
Shorty Long - Be Alright (One Leg Up)
Binkis - Thats What I'm Talkin 'Bout (Fruitmeat)

Cappo Freestyle to end the show

My thoughts also go out to Jax's friends and family as he passed away on stage on the 4th November, check the Binkis track at the end of the show if you are unfamiliar with his work, an incredible emcee who will be missed.

The Unseen this Thursday
@ The Bulls Head, Moseley

Kash Rex w/ DJ Winchester (Pentalk)


Brother Ghazi

DJ's Pelt, Mad Flow and Pinnacle Peaks

8-Close, £3 in all night

DJ Format
plays for Funkbox this Saturday @ The Hare & Hounds, Kings heath.

2 Free tickets
for the first two people who can email me (address on the right) with the name of his most recent album to win. If you still need to buy some they are selling out quickly so pop down to Jibbering in person or you can buy them online here.

It's going to be a great chance to see him playing some of his favourite records in a nice intimate venue, anyone who made it to Mr Thing last month knows the deal.

Live visuals from Chromatouch 9pm - 2am, £7 in advance / MOTD, you've been warned!

New video from Jadakiss (thanks to S-Type)

and a new but old video from D-Nice (thanks to DJ Just-1)

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

MI Playlist & Download 27-10-08

Main Ingredient Playlist 27-10-08
Download Here

Styly Cee & Cappo - Unwritten Rule (Son)
Cold Heat - Why You Wanna Go Do That feat Large Pro Craig G Sean Price (Cold Heat)
Royce Da 5'9 - Shake That (Promo)
Dysfunkshunal Familee - Seperate Ways feat 5ft (Exclusive)
Sadat X - The Okie Doke (Cult 45)
Ghost, Verb T & Kashmere - Invisible (Pro 1 Music)
LMNO & Kev Brown - The Cause (Up Above)
Black Milk - The Matrix (Fat Beats)
Butta Verses - Rock Mics feat Joell Ortiz (Domination)
Evil Ed & Conspicuous - Time After Time feat Cobane, Shameless & Sir Smurf Lil' (OEM)
Ill Bill - Society Is Brainwashed (Uncle Howie)
P Brothers - Outta Control feat Roc Marciano (Heavy Bronx)
Heltah Skeltah - The Art of Disrespekinization (Duck Down)
Illa J - R U Listening feat Guilty Simpson (Delicious Vinyl)
Brass Tacks - Hidden Insight (Star Point Tactics)
Saigon - WW4 feat Lil Fame
D.I.T.C. - Hard Hit feat Boss Money (DITC)
NYGz - Legendary Pt1 feat Blaq Poet (Year Round)
Kyza - Crush (White)
Serocee - You'll Never Find (Crate Escape)
2Tall - The Most High feat Kashmere (Content)
Flying Lotus - Lightworks Remix (White)
Mike Slott - Deux Three (All City)
Reks - Say Goodnight (Show Off)
Zimbabwe Legit - Wake Em Up Cadence Remix feat Vast Aire & Chubb Rock (Dominatioin)
People Under The Stairs - Step Bacc DJ Day Remix
The Herbaliser - Can't Help This Feeling Heliocentrics Remix (K7!)

Cappo & Styly Cee live on the next show launching their new EP "The H Bomb", Jibbering still have a few advance copies left if you want to grab one ahead of release be quick and go here.

Jelly Jazz are Funkbox's special Halloween guests this Friday at the Yard Bird, could get messy, more info here

The Black Seeds are performing at Jibbering Live this Saturday @ The Hare and Hounds, Robin and Damon from Jam Jah will be doing the support along with Jibbering Jon and myself with a special emcee guest it's going to be one of the best gigs this year! If you're on Facebook, clicky here to confirm attendance

Crate002 is also nearly ready to be unleashed on the world...launch party in December and more details to follow, if you want to get the heads up early to grab a copy send an email to crateescaperecords@gmail.com and I'll add you to the mailing list

Mr Thing has also said it's alright to put up part of his set from his last gig for us so keep checking back, just downloads Mondays radio show first!

Finally got round to updating my Top 20 too so peep that to the right, then I step to the left....

Have a great week


Friday, 17 October 2008

Digital B-Boy, Buy the Album, Fat Chicks and a Trigger

Weekends nearly here so as a treat here's the new video for the P Brothers recent promo single featuring Milano, Digital B-Boy, taken from the Gas which is out now on CD (as soon as vinyl is available I'll let you know!) You can order it here, shits fire, don't sleep!

I was alerted to a very good blog by The Purist, http://apyrexscholar.blogspot.com/ plenty of ill stuff to get your teeth into and as a bonus click on the picture to download his Japan only CD of Rare female Soul vocals "No Fat Chicks", perfect for your weekend listening! He's got a myspace too if yuo want to add him http://www.myspace.com/decemberfirstmusic

If you are looking for something to do tonight, we've got Muz (Munchbreak / Jibbering) playing for Funkbox at the Yardbird 8 - 2am, Paradise Place. Tomorrow Funkbox will be playing in the Heated Garden at the Rainbow Warehouse for Trigger too 10pm - 5am

have a great weekend


Monday, 13 October 2008

Beat Cypher Teaser, YNR Instore, Mr Thing and more

Jehst, Sir Smurf, Micall Parknsun, Jayger and IQ did a sterling set in the shop last week, with Sonny jumping in for a freestyle...

If you missed the first LOUIS DEN BEAT CYPHER, DAMN you really did miss out, while the rest of the footage is being collated heres a little teaser video Kosyne put together. I'll also be playing highlights on a forthcoming show (not sure which as it's still got to be converted etc). Enjoy the footage, my personal highlights were Mr Dick's sample flip (they all got sent a sample of my choice a week before hand) and pretty much everything Kelakovski played, props to everyone involved and all the people who brought out their own beats for me to spin, not seen a night like it! Pics to follow

Mr Thing ripped it up at Funkbox as expected, heres a pic and I'll add some audio soon as he's said it's cool to put some of his set up for your downloading pleasure, all vinyl and not a laptop in sight...

Thanks to Aine, Ruth, Emma, Percy, Lisa (Happy Birthday!), Robard, Specky, Ace Bentura, Hayley, Matt, Pritt, Mr FX, Paul, Carys and everyone else who came out and the winners of the DJ Format raffle. We've got Muz playing for us on Friday at the Yardbird and are playing at Trigger on Saturday in the Heated garden.

Also Asaviour and IQ's A-Loop Theory is nearly upon us as a teaser heres a lil promo mix they did



1) Intro
2) Asaviour - Gully - feat Apatight
3) Asaviour & DJ IQ - Gatheround feat Jehst
4) TI - Swagger Like Us -feat Kanye West, Jay Z & Lil Wanye
5) Asaviour & DJ IQ - Beefy
6) Benga - 26 basslines
7) Skream - Rutten
8) Hal 1200 - Hustle & Hope REMIX - feat Asaviour, Pride, Kyza & TB
9) Teriyaki Boyz - Zock on - feat Pharrell & Busta Rhymes
10) Flying lotus - Roberta Flack (Ahu) - feat. Dolly
11) De Javaanse Jongens - On You
12) Carlos Nino (white label)
13) Daru & Rena - Excuse (Inst)

Mixed by Hal 1200 & Dj IQ
Hosted by Asaviour

Have a great week


Wednesday, 1 October 2008

YNR Instore, Louis Den Beat Cypher, Serocee on Tour with Roots Manuva and more...

This Thursday is going to be a busy one, kicking off with a YNR Instore promoting Sir Smurf Lil's new album "A New Bloodline" which is out very soon. Performances from Smurf, Jehst, Micall Parknsun and DJ IQ.

If you've not seen them before, it's not to be missed with all of them having released top quality (and in some cases classic imo) albums, ep's, 12"s & 7"s in no particular order you should check
Jehst's High Plains Drifter EP, Falling Down, Alcoholic Author, Nuke Proof Suit and Keep It Live
Parky's Working Class Dad, Tha Sh!t and Hungry
Sir Smurf's My Alpha and
DJ IQ's Live From the Sofa and 9 To Five / 8 bars of Fire Pt.2
Get hunting (or maybe a few will be available at the gig)

The first Louis Den Beat Cypher is after the instore, so get yourself down to Rooty Frooty as it's going to be a unique experience not to be missed with 4 incredible producers Jehst, Soweto Kinch, Kelakovski and Mr Dick...swiped from Kos

The online beat community Louis Den Beat Battles (louisden.com) takes to the stage with the first outing of its "Beat Cypher" night; the aim of "Louis Den Beat Cypher" is to showcase the production element of hip-hop in a live setting, the main focus will be on the 4 profiled producers of the night as well as live PA's from artists.

The aim is to mix more established talent with those making noise in the underground and centre it around a production setting, all beats from the evening will be played out live from some or all of the hardware used to create it allowing the producers to make all manner of live changes to their beats as they are being played; the artists PA's are also over these beats meaning we'll be connecting them with producers they may not necessarily have worked with before making a unique never to be repeated again performance of their tracks.

The night will feature a set of showcase rounds from each producer having their beats played out live; all of which is up to the producer; you'll hear a mix of blaps from their catalogue ranging from fresh beats to existing tracks to never before heard bangers from their vault!. They'll also be taking part in preset challenges to deliver a beat made to certain specifications (samples / themes...similar to the online louis den beat battles format); here we'll hear their take on flipping a sample or following a particular theme.

Finally to stitch it all together the Louis Den Cypher DJ will be providing the soundtrack inbetween the beat rounds and PA's playing a mix of hip-hop, instrumentals and original breaks for you beat heads to try and place!, our DJ will also be playing a selection of submitted beats from the crowd!! producers in the crowd are encouraged to bring a short beat reel or 1 or 2 full lengh beats to get played over the system!.

If you are able to make it down to the night please do so! as we're keen to make a success of it and continue bringing you more as time goes by! (end of Thievery!)

I'm playing in Kidderminster on Friday for Our Corner
with the one and only Billy Chill Fingers, free in too.

Saturday is the welcome return of Mr Thing to Funkbox for our first gig at our new venue of The Hare and Hounds it was only right to get him back to Birmingham to rock the floor after an amazing gig for us last year, FUNKBOX looks forward to one of the worlds best Hip-Hop producers and DJ's digging deep for us once again. Yet again we have managed to secure Mr Thing to use a vinyl only selection non of this laptop business!!! With a small venue (capacity 140) advance tickets would be strongly advised!!

£4 advance tickets / MOTD.

8.30pm - 2am

The Hare and Hounds (Venue 2)
High Street
Kings Heath
B14 7JZ

JIBBERING (MOSELEY) 0121 449 4551

Evil Ed & Conspicuous new album "The Get Together" is out now so go cop that! Loads of great tracks and some quality guests, cd and download only unfortunately, but go support that good music!

Finally Serocee is on tour with Roots Manuva this week, you can catch him on the following dates and maybe a few more...
Weds 8th Oct Liquid Room Edinburgh
Thurs 9th Oct The Arches Glasgow

Finally (yeah I know long post) Cappo and Styly Cee have decided to postpone coming on the show this monday as the release date has been put back, no biggie so the date for your diaries is now Monday 10th November.


Tuesday, 30 September 2008

MI 29-09-08 Playlist & Download, FREE Heritage Orchestra Tickets and more...

MI Playlist 29-09-08

Large Professor feat Mikey D > Pump Ya Fist (Gold Dust)
Kaboose > Goin Outta Control feat Royce 5'9
Jake One feat Busta Rhymes & Bishop Lamont > Kissin Tha Curb (Rhymesayers)
D.I.T.C. > Hard Hit (D.I.T.C.)
The LOX > It's Like That
Butta Verses feat Kurious > It's Them (Domination Recs)
DJ K.O. feat Royce, Elzhi& Supastition > Best To Do It (Shammen Work)
Zimbabwe Legit feat Vast Aire & Chubb Rock > Wake Em Up Saint Remix
(Domination Recs)
Cadence feat Grand Puba > Wait No More (DWG)
Waxolutionists > Feet Dont Fail Me (Sunshine Ent)

Shaun Boothe > Unauthorised Biography of James Brown
Sir Smurf feat Jehst & Micall Parknsun > Concrete Shoes (YNR)

DJ Mentat feat Roots Manuva & Seanie T > Rugged Wid It (Beat Asylum)
Gotan Project > El Capitalismo Foraneo Remix (Ya Basta!)
Wizard > KFC (White)

REKS > Stages (Showoff Recs)

Prodigy feat Un Pacino > Shed Thy Blood (Dirt Class)

Heltah Skeltah > Insane (Duck Down)

People Under The Stairs > The Wiz (Tres)

Milano > New York City (PWorld)

Illa J feat Guilty Simpson > R U Listenin (Delicious Vinyl)
L Swift & A Butta > NYC (Blindside)
Royal Flush > Movin On Ya Weak Production (Blunt)

Camp Lo > The Promo (White)

The Beatnuts > All My Life (Promo)

Masta Ace > Good Vibrations 92 Demo Mix (One Leg Up)

Sauce Money > I Ain't No Joke '08
The Heritage Orchestra > The 1890 Affair (Brownswood)

Sir Smurf Lil' > Candlelight (YNR)

I've got 2 tickets to give away to see The Heritage Orchestra this Friday playing the music of Amon Tobin. Support from Lizzy Parks (who's also launching her new album), Kosyne, Redbeard, V.I.C.E., Rep and the Extensioners. Just email me with your favourite pizza topping to win! (email to the right)

As it's becoming normal for me to have a video clip or two up, here's the Heritage Orchestra playing with The Bays @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall earlier this year, INCREDIBLE!

Congratulations are in order to DJ Switch (not the Funkbox one) who won the DMC World Supremacy Battle at the weekend (that makes him World Supremacy Champion, not World Champion as some people have been saying) so props to him!

The 2nd Unseen is this Thursday 2nd Oct, with PA's from HLI, Sonnyjim and Malik. Holding it down on the wheels are Kosyne, Pinnacle Peaks and myself, hosted by the one and only Juice Aleem, £3 in and you can confirm your attendance here.

Diggers With Gratitude have just started pre-sales on their latest release from Cadence (Raw Produce/Pro-Se Recs), I played the B-side featuring Grand Puba on last nights show (World Exclusive so I can feel special!) it's fire so if you liked it, don't hang about and grab a copy or two from here as the last release (Unique's Die Hard EP) sold out in 4 days! Ordering details can be found here.

Finally, we have just got copies of Pritt's excellent King Of The Beats 2 DVD in stock, limited copies so be quick! You can grab it here featuring Mr Thing, Si Spex, Pogo, Devastate, The Unsung Heroes etc it's essential viewing.

Plenty more to come over the next few weeks so keep checking back regularly, Cappo and Styly Cee will be live on the next show too.

Have a great week


Friday, 26 September 2008

Muppets Playing Tricks On You

In keeping with posting videos, Del the Soul Condor put me up on this little beauty, your mind may well be playing tricks on you...

Have a great weekend and check out Del's beats!


Thursday, 25 September 2008


UK Comedy Gold, don't sleep! Big shout to Tony Pinnacle for putting me up onto this, who'd have thought this would ever happen....

Friday, 19 September 2008

Freestyle Professors "LUV U!" Video feat Stanley Grimes

Here it is, another new video from The Freestyle Professors, taken from their forthcoming "Gryme Time" album, can't wait, also added some of their other video's below, if you've not seen em before, don't sleep!

Kam tonight (Fri 19th Sept) at the Yardbird, PPP (with full Live band) @ The Drum tomorrow night (Sat 20th Sept).

Have a great weekend

LUV U! FreestyleProfessors featuring Stanley Grimes from A/V PRENEURS on Vimeo.

Hear What I Hear (taken from the Vintage EP)

Take It Back (also taken from the Vintage EP)

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

MI Playlist 15-09-08, New Diamond D, Kam Live this Friday @ Funkbox & Heltah Skeltah Interview

went off on a bit of a mid 90's UK tangent last night, enjoy the show...

Main Ingredient 15-09-08

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DJ KO feat Phonte, Wordsworth, K.Hill & Masta Ace > Ladder of Success (Shammen Work)

Illa J feat Guilty Simpson > R U Listenin' (Delicious Vinyl)

Jake One feat Freeway & Brother ALi > The Truth (Rhymesayers)

Now On feat Buff 1 > The A (Spectre)

Skreintax feat Graziella > Breathe (Dented)

cOmplex & Ed Strong > Free DPM (White)

New Jack Hu$tle > Make Notes (All City)

House of Repz > U Gotta Love Us (Kings Link)

Ill Bill > Society Is Brainwashed (Uncle Howie Records)

Large Professor feat Killa Sha & Guardian Leap > Maica Living (Gold Dust)

The LOX > It's Like That (Diggiwaxx)

DJ Krush feat Tragedy > Real (Mo Wax)

Das EFX > North East South West Showbiz Remix (Mercury)

Lord Digga > Brand Nu Day (One Leg Up)

Guttersnypes > Who Fell (Liberty Grooves)

MCM > Powermoves (Ariola)

Icepick > Dungeon Funk (Ruf Beats)

Klashnekoff > Murda (Kemet)

Mr Fresh feat Chrome > Travelfox (Exclusive)

Styly Cee feat Cappo > The Test Match (Son)

Kashmere feat Severe & Baron Syn Back > Drunken Style (Receptor)

Skitz feat Roots Manuva > Where My Mind Is At (Ronin)

Billy Brimstone > Keep It Live (YNR)

P Brothers & Milano > Digital B-Boy (Heavy Bronx)

Leneko > Akedam (All City)

Heltah Skeltah > The Art Of Disrespekina
zation (Duck Down)

In other news Diamond D or D Squizzy to his mates has just signed to Babygrande, heres a new track D.I.A.M.O.N.D. for your listening pleasure produced by Nottz

Track removed cause it wouldn't stop playing!

DJ Kam is gracing us with his presence on Friday at Funkbox, one of my favourite dj's so well worth checking out, he also writes a great blog with plenty of dope audio, so once you've downloaded this weeks radio show head over there and get your read / download on too.

Plenty more Funkbox news to come in due course...

As a bonus heres a dope interview (posted with permission from Amalgam before anyone says ish!) with Heltah Skeltah as I'm really felling their new track (last track on the show)

AmalgamDigital.com: The album (D.I.R.T.) is coming out September 30th, what made you finally go in and create this album?

Sean Price: Time, nawmean. We did two albums, I did two solos. We solidified off of that. We didn’t wanna do Monkey Bars and Jesus Price Superstar again, I did my solos, Rock did Shell Shock. Some people do one because they’re partner is in jail or what ever, but we’re solidified now, it’s time.

AmalgamDigital.com: What is the process for making music, how do you stay inspired and creative?

Sean Price: You know, we go through beats, listen to everything, I hear ‘em. Maybe I like one and Rock don’t like it, or Rock like one and I don’t like it. We have to agree and get busy to them, nawmean?

AmalgamDigital.com: How have y’all progressed from the Nocturnal to Magnum Force now to D.I.R.T.?

Sean Price: How have we progressed? People are cornier now, that’s how. It ain’t no… I’ve seen rappers progressively get wacker which helps us get better.

AmalgamDigital.com: What’s the affiliation with the Loudmouf Choir? Is that them on the ‘Everything is Heltah Skeltah’ single?

Sean Price: Definitely. I am a member of the Loudmouf Choir, it was started by Tommy Tee u know. Tommy Tee said he had this group, with Phil, Opeg, Pops and them. I heard some, and he asked me do you wanna do a joint? I said ‘Do I wanna do a joint?! I wanna be down!’

Yo they got an album about to drop, I’m on like 4 to 5 songs. I’m the Loudmouf Lifter! Everybody got an L name, I’m the Loudmouf Lifter. I fucks with them ‘cause they talented and got that berserkness, I like that.

AmalgamDigital.com: What is the album cover a homage to? It looks like an old Blowfly cover.

Sean Price: What? Blowfly?! Naw. That’s Blankman and Blackman – That’s us, we are DIRT. Those are our characters that represent the dirt. Redman did it with Dare Iz A Darkside with his head out the dirt and shit. But we didn’t just want to do that so we thought of this. This is Da Incredible Rap Team! We Super Heroes, naw, we Super Villians!

AmalgamDigital.com: Brownsville is known for having the most thoro cats living; from y’all to Mike Tyson to Masta Ace to M.O.P. Why do you think Brownsville seems to breed that, and do you see that in the younger generations?

Sean Price: Brownsville is a tough neighborhood, a tough area. No place else like it, there’s like twenty something projects in the area and we got legends going back to Muhammad (Ali Shaheed) to Zab (Judah). Um, them niggas who did the Inspectah Gadget song, they from here… Masta Ace, M.O.P., Smooth Da Hustla and Trigga The Gambler, Papoose. Papoose from Bed-Stuy, but he be in Brownsville all the time, we just breed that talent… AND I get along with all of them niggas! Me and Rock.

Rock: Why we so thoro? ‘Cause when you go outside, soon as you step outside you gotta fight a nigga. When you taking out the garbage or what ever, it’s like jail. It’s like jail, your parents are like your warden, they tell you when to eat, when to shit, when to shower, playtime…

From the time you’re alive to the time you can cross the street on your own you got your parents on you. Then you gotta deal with mothafuka’s that it’s rec time for them! You got no elbow space, no breathing room, so of course your gonna be fighting all the time trying to get room.

AmalgamDigital.com: Sean, I heard about the Party Bus listening party for Jesus Price Superstar, what did you do for the DIRT LP?

Sean Price: Naw, none of that shit, we just gonna chill, I don’t think we doing that again. We did it, invited them, gave them a copy (of the album). They leaked that shit anyway! Now, you gotta come and listen to it, no more copies, we ain’t giving out no more copies, we don’t trust nobody.

AmalgamDigital.com: Rock where did that infamous scar on your face come from?

Rock: Damn the first question for me you asking a nigga all that?! Well. (I was) 16, in a fight, whoopin’ on some old ass man, over whatever. You know the old heads like to teach kids a lesson, they ain’t just gonna let you go. Some where along the line I got cut, I don’t even know, you know? I didn’t know I was hit until I was fixing a flat tire, saw I was hit.

I was young, I said “Fuck Stitches!” I let it heal. Wasn’t no big deal, besides the bitches love it.

AmalgamDigital.com: Rock any update on that attempted murder charge, how are they panning out? You gonna stay free?

Rock: The case is still pending, I’m out there maintaining my innocence, going back and forth to court, but it is looking favorable, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Long story short, we got it under control, if they do they job that they’re supposed to do, they will find that I’m innocent. Unless they throw a conspiracy at me, but we got it under control, I’m innocent.

AmalgamDigital.com: What’s next for Da Incredible Rap Team?

Rock: You can look forward to more Heltah Skeltah and more solo joints. We got Monster Music and Mic Tyson, yeah. I got my Shell Shock DVD coming, that’s my next project. Sean P is currently working on Random Axe, that’s next.

Sean Price: And also the joint with Bill, The Pill with iLL Bill,

AmalgamDigital.com: So you gonna be working with O.G.C. or Da Beatminerz?

Rock: Yeah, with O.G.C. and Da Beatminerz. I just spoke with Starang, those my niggas, we work. I call them, they show up, nawmean? There ain’t gonna be no Fab 5 album or anything, but we working together, on Boot Camp albums, we work.

AmalgamDigital.com: Any last words?

Rock: Get Them Albums!

Have a great week