use this Stencil


It’s finally here! M9’s latest opus Orion’s Stencil is now available for free via bandcamp. Or you can Support, Support! and buy one of 200 signed copies for only £4.00. You done know i’m ordering mine!!! peep the new clip too. Enjoy!


M9’s Bandcamp/Orion’s Stencil

WTF: i’ll leave pink to my princess

20101126-LILNICKII don’t usually comment on such errr…. trivial matters but I was a biiig Lil Kim fan back in the day and I can’t believe I missed the oh so obvious comparisons with Hip Hops current sex kitten (sneaky), Nicki Minaj. In case ‘you didn;t know. Lil’ Kim has seen fit to school Nicki on the hierarchy of the Hip Hop vixen. You can Peep that below. But was the diss warranted in the first place. On Nicki’s Romans Revenge track, some people thought there was a disparaging reference to Kim. Nicki herself insists that this is untrue but Kim isn’t having that. But I have to ask, why would Nicki diss someone who paved the way for her to do what she does now. The picture above is a case in point. Is Nicki simply paying homage to the Queen Bee with that pose or firing a warning shot? Those of you with a high 70 or low 80 in your birth year will remember the fuss kicked up in some quarters when Kim’s Hardcore album cover first appeared. It’s saying something that Nicki can now adopt the same pose with practically no opposition as to her state of  (un)dress whatsoever. All the comments are clearly divided between Nicki showing respect to her ‘elders’ or Kim’s age. WTF has her age got to do with anything. No one disses a 40 year old Jay-Z when he decides to go at it. it’s this automatic ageist discrimination towards women that seems to be prevalent nowadays. We have that same problem here in the UK with the BBC’s obvious discrimination towards older female presenters in certain roles. I’m not sure if Nicki was dissing Kim or not but either way Nicki is on a win/lose. The younger Hip hop community will side for her because they have no idea of what Lil Kim represents for the FeMC. While the majority of the older heads will invariably side with Kim because the original is more often that not, the best. Make no mistake. Lyrically judging by the diss, Kim is getting better with age. As far as Nicki goes, i’ve listened to some of her stuff and personally Kim was better but more publicity means more sales. The label bosses must be loving it. peep the diss!

“tricks is for kids silly rabbit you my offspring…”

these trees ain’t for smoking


Indie Hip Hop. Not done very often. Maybe because it rarely works. The BC Trees have got it down to a fine art. Hip Hop serves as the spine while the Indie/funk sounds are built around it. As I always say, i loooove live instrumentation on Hip Hop. Partake & Enjoy!

the Stencils in school weren’t like this

These man dem will never lose their ear for the beats of yester year. Now if I can just remember the origin of this one (thinking…). Orion’s Stencil drops November 30th.

something to look forward to

Now this track is my ish right now!!! Time to pre-order the album.

New Antiheroes video and a chat with Lee Scott

Man,powdered fucking water, brilliant illness.

[Lee Scott]Thanks g, where the fuck are u nowadays anyway

new zealand place called glenorchy where they all like riding horses.

[Lee Scott]oh slick how is it

mountainous with farms, lakes. Very quiet, it has a population of like...400
locals = nut jobs

[Lee Scott]
like the place we shot the video
in switzerland

its mad u shot that in switzerland, how did that come about?

[Lee Scott]my boy lives out there, the dude who started blah with me back in liverpool in 06, he now lives in switzerland, well he's from there, he works for the biggest studio in swiss, in europe actually

so he shot the video? or he hooked you up with a director?

[Lee Scott]produced it, hooked the directors etc that crop field is literally 2 seconds from his door

2 seconds? haha shiiiit. nice, nice, the video is mad different from anything ive seen before.

[Lee Scott]no shit u walk out his doorturn left and there it is

what crops are they? is that where weet-abix come from? weet-a-bix crops?

[Lee Scott] think so yeah think they was shredded wheat crops

shredded wheat is decent, but i'd rather bump powdered water than eat them shits
so mensah did the beat?

[Lee Scott] molotov

oh yeah, mensah gets a shout out, molotov yeah, wheres that dude from? im interested in checking more of his ish

[Lee Scott]he's from switzerland, he dont have anythin out tho, i mean he done some shit for skinnyman way back, like some remix shit, but nothin out yet.
trust he's got an album on the way....he's mad stealthy, hes been doin it since he was twelve.

Ah, I see, so whats next for the antiheroes?
EP? LP? cus its been mad long waiting for this release

[Lee Scott]dunoo man to be honest but yo his (Molotov) album so far... ft roc marciano, young zee, pacewon, gdp, craig g, prince po, planet asia, sean price, rustee juxxx, d-stroy, phil da agony and loads i know ive missed
oh and the dude from fu shnickens

whaaaaat?....damn this sounds mighty fucken tasty is it all mad under wraps?
like hush hush shit

[Lee Scott]yeah hush hush shhhh shit lol

so nothing set in stone for the antiheroes then?

[Lee Scott]nothing really, salar is living in london right now
i'm still squatting in runcorn, salar got a few solo tracks in the studio that have yet to be heard

right right, still cold saggin?

[Lee Scott]never stopped, cold sag stoned swag, a way of life

for sure ha. oh yeah, macabre brothers 2nd lp? did i dream about that or is it real?

[Lee Scott]it is very real, working on a seperate deal for that one right now though, trust me that shit is dumb. gonzo lyricism! featuring craig g, ramson badbonez and the cotd click, production from hekla of squid ninjaz, me, sly moon, reklews and more
too many tracks, i listened to it for the first time right through last week in the studio. i forgot about half of it, it's my favourite album ever.

wow, release date?

[Lee Scott]still not sure, as i said still workin on a deal for that one, it's not going to be coming out on blah
we got some christmas give away though, mcabre got like 200 songs in the vaults

wow, ok, so theres always some shit in the pipeline then.....200 tracks? fuck man. u never sleeping i guess haha

[Lee Scott]were going to put a free download ep up for christmas to say thanks to everyone for showing us so much support! mcabre christmas!
yeah no doubt, i got another EP I recorded in york, just slamming out another deal for that one with a friend up in scotland, killin it!
i can't say too much about this ep yet as far as guest spots as were still working on the last track for it, but its going to be fire! produced by myself and maximus quackhandle who is a good friend of mine and helped me put out 2 albums in the past, always been there behind the scenes helpin out. basically i hitched to york sagged out and made some einstein shit.
its called peppered moth soup

damn, theres alot going on,im excited

[Lee Scott]man, thats not really half of it
we got reklews - rekstrumentals vol. 1 which is basically just a collection of beats from various projects rek has been involved in plus some exclusive joints. bill shakes - for goodness shakes ep produced by reklews and myself. monster/hekla got an album i think its called monster's ink, the shit is bananas! then monster got another project he's working on with dutchmaster j or astonishing jonathon for those die hard damned heads! and the man super dertie, straight money shit! nonchelant money moon funk shit. grubbs steadily building some shit too. no doubt i will probably bang out some more shit too. were addicts man!

fuuuuuck, so the whole clique be holdin tight. astonishing jonathon is the dude with the mad voice?

[Lee Scott] thats probably barebase your thinking of

ah, barebase, wheres he at?i wanna hear some shit from him too

[Lee Scott]barebase is the man, he's featured on the mcabre lp, as is astonishing or dutchmaster j as he now goes by
barebase will one day pop up with the greatest album you ever heard, but he's a real real wordsmith and perfectionist with his writing, eventually his album will drop and jeeeez its over

oh no....over...? what happens when its over though? i

[Lee Scott]blue screen, then we start again

hahaha, fucken blue screen, make a track about the blue screen, that can signify it being over

[Lee Scott]man so much shit i forget about half of it
im pretty sure ive missed some other stuff too

Powdered Water

This is it, pretty much the perfect soundscape that captures your attention, neck snapping head nod - check. Sharp word play - check. General dopeness - check.
Lee Scott and Salar deliver, after a much, much, much anticipated release. At least this is what i've been waiting for. Its finally here, and its fukkkkkeeenn brilliant.
The beat has a hint of eastern european flea markets and southern soulful country feelings. Kinda like a drinking session with Son House in a Bulgarian pub, at least thats how I felt when I closed my eyes and bumped it. The lyrical swords these 2 dudes swing aswell....this shit slices.....your ears right off. Lee spins it off with an off kilter approach and immediately its hitting you. His style is ridiculously fresh. I rate it word for word. Salar doesnt ease up either with some lovely lovely rhymes. Brilliant.

the love Below #2

Above-Below - - Two Sides - - A-B Two Sides Digi Front

QUALITY! Hip Hop / Jazz Fusion never sounded so good. I lauded these guys in a previous (HERE) post with regards to their ‘Above /Below EP’. The new full length album, Two Sides, is more of the same great sound. Live instrumentation is my bag and Two Sides is a Louis Vuitton. To top it off you can neme your price via bandcmp, with no minimum. But if you don’t intend to pay then make sure you spread the word.

Download/Buy: Above/Below – Two Sides

a Huge one flew over the cuckoo’s nest

Just done listening to Benny Huge. Dr. Syntax new album is bloomin’ awesome. Pete Cannons got beats. Boom Bap head nods are neatly broken up by futuristic snaps and b-lines. Peep the clip for the first single off the album, Hire Me. Then you can buy it for just £0.70 from HERE.

Bonafide 4orce

issue_04Fiiiiinally!!! The new Bonafide Mag is upon us. To top it all off issue 4 is a UK special. Look at those names on the picture. i’m gonna be doing some fiiiiine reading when my copy arrives. Don’t sleep!

Order your issue 4 here

and the nominees are…


There are a few quality releases still to come this year and one or two of those should be really special. However, i’m gonna call my personal album of the year early. i havent heard an MC suit a sound more than Celph Titled’s voice and flow suit Bucks golden era defining beats. Celphs one liners are LOL stuff and any ‘real’ head worth his salt who isn’t breaking his neck to every beat on the album should have his licence revoked. Nineteen Ninety Now…. Hooooly S%£t!!!

volts, amps, watts & ohms

DJ Vadim hasn’t put a foot wrong since I belatedly discovered him a few years ago. The first single from his new group Electric continues the trend. Pugs Atomz & Sabira Jade make up the trio and the single is out on December 13th. I was lucky enough to get an early copy of the single and as well as the 2 album cuts there are 5 addtional (and funky) mixes. peep he clip!