The Bluntskins are a emerging Marijuana hip hop trio based in Manchester. The group consists of one DJ and 2 Emcees, Bill Sykes, Of Established Manchester Hip Hop Crew The Natural Curriculum. Cheech from Manchester Based Hip Hop Collective: The Mothership Connection and North West DJ & Producer Pro P.
In Mid June the band released 2 Videos via their YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/bluntskinsTV (see Videos below) which to date has clocked over 4000 hits (and counting) and have a release date for their Debut album, the self titled “The Bluntskins” OUT July 30th 2013. Off the back of producing and editing their music videos the band have gained a lot of support from both the Marijuana and Hip Hop communities.
Locally the group were approached by Dr Hermans and requested that the group provide them with stock of CD copies of the forthcoming album. Various Manchester Bloggers within the Fashion, Music and Popular culture domains have given features and shout outs to theirr Music/Videos. And of course their friends and accomplices in the Manchester Music scene (and beyond) have been getting in touch to support and collaborate with.
Nationally, With the content of The Bluntskins music being focused on getting high and promoting acceptance of Cannabis culture, they have been approached by NORML (National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) www.norml-uk.org and will be preforming at some of their national conference dates and demonstrations in September & October. Various hip hop Video/Radio stations, Blogs and Brands such as Cannabis Energy Drink have been sharing their music and been in contact to work with the group which is being discussed and worked at present. We The Bluntskins will also be performing at the sick Boom Bap UK Hip Hop festival on the 13th of September.
The Bluntskins are also being recognised Internationally and have gained air play and support from Triple 5 Soul (who now supply Bill Sykes with Clothing) DJ Eclipse (of Non Phixion & La Coca Nostra) has played their tracks on his “Half Time” Radio show on WNYU Radio and they’ve also gained welcome support from some of Amsterdam’s premier coffee shops – with videos being shared by them on Social Media – with note worthy shout to the groups personal own favourite – The Grey Area www.greyarea.nl (as they will be visiting them for the cannabis cup in November to discuss performances in Amsterdam and cross promotional activity)
That’s the introduction and the story of the Bluntskins so far. Now Check out their releases to date and check ’em out for yourselfs. Quite literally DOPE! But don’t take our word for it……
The Bluntskins – Roll Up
The Bluntskins – Mellow Highs
Stream or download Pro P’s ‘Blunts And Crumptons’
THE BLUNTSKINS ALBUM IS RELEASED NEXT WEEK, 30TH OF JULY – YOU CAN PREVIEW IT HERE:
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