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


Friday, 12 September 2008

All City Special

The Q-Bert Tickets went to Bobbie and Joel so congratulations, enjoy tomorrows gig. I've been meaning to do a post about All City Records for ages now but what better time than now as the new 7"x7" no.5 will be out Monday. If you visit Dublin, make sure you pay them a visit as they have a great shop with new and 2nd hand vinyl along with spray paint, clothing, magazines and accessories but back to the records

If instrumental hip-hop is your thing then don't sleep on these releases!
So far it's been...
1x7 Snoman (producer for Shaun Jackson)

2x7 Mike Slott (Heralds Of Change)
3x7 Fulgeance
4x7 Mweslee
5x7 Le N?ko

Don't sleep on their 12" releases either as they put out great music AND package it better than any other independent or major record label, Lex excluded but how they manage to make any of their releases break even is anyones guess, perhaps it's just a nice tax write off for Warp, anyway back to the programme. Make sure you hunt down the recent New Jack Hu$tle 12" All City Anthem and the consistently dope Heralds of Change (as long as you ignore the "aaaahhhhhh" scratches on the Show You 12", I don't care how old you are Hudson, you should know better!)

Mike Slott (One half of Heralds Of Change) was recently on Mary Anne Hobb's Radio 1 show, you can hear his set here, some dope beats!

Happy vinyl hunting and have a great weekend!


ps Sorry about the wack picture layout, blogger just isn't playing ball!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008


Yeah thats right, Q-Bert is playing at the Rainbow Warehouse for Scratch Club and I've got 2 tickets to give away FREE...all you have to do is E-mail me (address to the right) telling me the name of the group Q-Bert was in in the 90's (don't worry about spelling either!) Once two people have won I'll post up their names and email them back to let them know they've won, simple eh!

Heres some more info on the gig (nabbed from the Facebook events page, seems someone doesn't like capital letters):

DJ Qbert, the 4x world DMC champion, member of the DJ hall of fame is coming to Birmingham to perform at scratch club in the rainbow warehouse on September 13th....

This will be a rare opportunity to see the man who is widely regarded as the greatest DJ that has ever lived.

He will be playing just 2 gigs in the UK this year. one at fabric in london and the other for scratch club in the graffiti covered rainbow warehouse with a funktion one soundsystem.

Tickets are now available online from:


paper tickets are now available from Jibbering Records in Moseley

support acts on the night include:

automaton (satamile records)
dj switch (3x UK DMC Champion)
mc xander (live shamanic beatbox explorer)
the mc mash clan (braindrop, london)

plus residents: sammy b side, the doctor, malicious, redbeard, bambino, and dj spats





hosted by BASS6 the incrededible human beatbox





As a bonus heres the Klamz Uv Deth Routine performed Live at Fresh 97 (shout to Blue Eyes!) the routines still too ill and as you probably know I'm stuck in the 90's, happy watching!
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Good luck with the competition


Saturday, 6 September 2008

Kurious Review and The Apples Live

Those kind folks over at
Diggers With Gratitude recently reviewed the first release on Crate Escape Records, the Kurious Constipated Monkey Demo Sessions EP, you can read it here and buy it exclusively here, but be quick we are down to the last 30 copies and then it's gone forever!

Looking forward to The Apples Live @ The Hare and Hounds tonight for Jibbering Live (Saturday 6th September), support from Funkbox and Africa Jam.

Check the Blog monday for a chance to win tickets to see Q-Bert @ The Rainbow Warehouse next Saturday for Scratch Club.

Enjoy the wonderful British weather :(


Tuesday, 2 September 2008

MI playlist & Download 01-09-08 w/ Vice (Street Soul Productions) Live

Shambala was incredible, thanks to everyone who made it such an amazing weekend, plenty of photos on facebook and too many highlights to mention

The Unseen this Thursday at the Bulls Head.

The Apples LIVE this Saturday @ The Hare and Hounds if you missed them at Shamabal, Q-Bert giveaway on the blog next week.

V.I.C.E. from Street Soul Productions was live on the show Monday, download link, playlist and some pictures below, happy listening.



Main Ingredient Playlist 01-09-08
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Ill Bill > Society Is Brainwashed
Madlib > Go! feat Guilty Simpson (BBE)
Elzhi > Motown 25 feat Royce Da 5'9
Jake One > Trap Door feat MF Doom (Rhymesayers)
The LOX > It's Like That
Vice > Rock The Show (Street Soul Productions)
The Roots > What They Do (Geffen)

Venom > So Far (Street Soul Productions)

R.E.P. > Relax (Street Soul Productions)

Slum Village > Fall In Love (Word Play)

Halo > The Elements (Street Soul Productions)

Vice & Panacea > Momentary Emotions (Street Soul Productions)

Roots Manuva > Dreamy Days (Big Dada)
TY > Closer feat Maseo (Big Dada)
Vice & D.C. > Pictures feat Carvalho & Venom (Street Soul Productions)

Dubble & Halo > E=MC2 Dub
Illa J > We Here (Delicious Vinyl)
Evil Ed & Conspicuous > The Ill Out feat ... (Ottomanelf)

Skillz > Hold Tight feat Black Thought (Koch)

Oliver Day Soul > You (4Lux)

The Peceptionists > 5 O'Clock feat Phonte (Def Jux)
Venom > New Rapper (Street Soul Productions)