the wait is over

Ohhh Gooooosh!!! its finally happened! Blak Twang's classic that never was is about to hit the streets. Dettwork Southeast is seeing the light of day 17 years late (bloody label wrangles). See what the man himself has to say on the matter. Then peep one of my all time favourite tunes after the break. Enjoy!

braz knuckles

Luca Brazi is a ridiculous talent with an equally ridiculous album out now (and it only costs a fiver). Do not sleep on this guy.... at all. Dying Proof is available from all good downloady type places now.

oh he of the sharp tongued persuasion

I love the different approach to Ed's newer offerings and this is no different. If there is an album to come I am most definitely involved. Enjoy!

applegate (aka the great u2 freeness debacle)

A possible 500 Million downloads with 33 million users having already made their presence felt and just over 2 million individual downloads (at the time of writing). Arguably the worlds biggest band's latest release could, theoretically, find its way onto enough iphones, iPads and iPods to cater for the aural guilty pleasures of the entire population of the EU. It could turn out to be a feat of epic proportions, of modern musical wizardry, a remarkable showcase of the Apple marketing machine at work as well as affirmation of U2s global standing, with one gaping flaw. A substantial proportion of those downloads weren't requested in the first place.

In their wisdom infinitum, the marketing geniuses (sarcastic double finger wag on each hand) from both camps have decided that, pre retail release, U2s latest opus, Songs Of Innocence, will be made freely available to any of us mere mortals who happen to hold the 'I gods' in almost as high esteem as the man himself, for a limited time of course. However, rather than putting them at the forefront of media goodwill (a la Mrs Shawn Carter) quite the reverse has happened. And to think, I always thought that U2 were quite cool (I come from Hip Hop stock, forgive me).

full circle

Hello again people, some things never change. it’s painfully obvious that I have left my partner in ©rhyme to fend for himself for quite some time. I guess spreading your wings isn’t always all its cracked up to be. It seems that, although many sites love posting the equivalent of regurgitated tabloid fodder, very few have an opinion on what goes on in and around the industry as a whole. I must big up On The Come Up TV (and Allen Siema) for bucking that trend and giving me another avenue for my thoughts and other like minded sites do exist but an extended hiatus has given me time to re-evaluate my choices. When its all said and done I should never have neglected this blog in the first place. I can post what I want without recourse (to an extent). And I don't just mean Hip Hop. Music these days is all about cross genre collaborations and stepping outside of your comfort zone. It's only appropriate that i follow suit. 

We have some great Ideas for this site and without giving anything away, if things go according to plan then hopefully we will be on the radar of a few more heads. We shall see. Aaaaaaah, it feels good to be home!

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DMC DJ Finals

Get down there tomorrow.

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And another one! Yes i know i'm cheating but i have been away for a while and these blends are bloody superb! This time its the unmistakable voice of the real King of NY (BIGGIE!!!) and laid back smooth beats of The Foreign Exchange. Enjoy!

Download: The Notorious Exchange


Where have I been. Nappy DJ Needles is a blend king and with A Tribe Called Kast he has put together my two favourite groups. The beats of tribe and the flows of ts free so get involved! Enjoy!

Download: A Tribe Called Kast

Treasures from another world

Deeq and Rawz combine their vocals with visuals from Sabir, presenting something exquisite and sublime to create this beautiful combination.

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Pierce ya damn hearts!

Today is the day! #Pierceartists #BBP #boombappro