High Focus Records are very proud to announce that they have signed one of UK Hip Hop’s most exciting talents Coops. Here’s a previously unreleased video entitled ‘Stoner’ produced by 1Drsy lifted from his last LP ‘God Complex’, look out for new music coming very soon!
Directed by Craig Capone
D.O.P Luke Biggins
Edited by Craig Capone
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SpaceLAB Recordings presents….the 3rd single off Jake Palumbo’s new LP “Jake It Till You Make It”, in stores & streaming outlets everywhere, on SpaceLAB Recordings / Soulspazm Records.
El Da Sensei, one half of legendary New Jersey crew the Artifacts, is currently finishing up an as-yet-untitled LP produced by Jake Palumbo, set for an early 2018 release.
Directed by The Last American B-Boy
PRODUCED BY JAKE PALUMBO
Written by T. Vick & E. Williams
© 2016 SpaceLAB Recordings ℗ Palumbo’s Escrow (ASCAP), Sensei Scrolls (BMI)
Purchase or Stream the LP on iTunes / Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jak…
Stream the LP on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0hKegG…
Twitter: @eldasensei IG: @senseifromnj
I’ve already shared the video for this dope joint from Manchester’s Children Of Zeus to the HHLAT Facebook page, but as I’m back blogging again, and a big fan of the duo it was only right to get it up on the site. So sit back and vibe out to the soulful sounds of Konny Kon and Tyler Daley.
‘Smoke With Me’ appears on the upcoming Children of Zeus EP ‘The Story So Far…’ dropping on First Word Records on October 6th and available to Pre Order now on Vinyl/Digital here
Video Shot by Tarnish Vision
Check the lastest video from dope North West London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan. ‘Asantihini’ is taken from his upcoming album “S.C.U.M.” out on October 27th through Miami label 22 Entertainment which includes guest featured artists Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin, produced entirely by the UK’s Agor.
The track adapts a concept from his African heritage, the word meaning “Ruler” of the Ashanti people of Ghana metaphorically applied to his own prowess on the mic through superior lyricism and extravagant vocabulary.
Long established as one of the most gifted and creative artists in the burgeoning British rap scene, previous releases have included collaborations with further US luminaries including the late Sean Price, Prince Po, Dead Prez and Hasan Salaam.
“S.C.U.M.” pre-order availability
Twitter & IG @DaFlyyHooligan
Ruste Juxx “I Who Have Nothing”, Produced by Ough Beats featuring London, UK emcee and Triple Darkness member Cyrus Malachi and Lebanese emcee Malikah.
The track is taken from Ruste Juxx new release ‘International Juxx!’ The full-length album teams Crown Heights Brooklyn’s grimiest Ruste Juxx with a slew of established producers and emcees from all corners of the world.
Speaking on the concept Ruste said “I’ve been doing international features and projects with international producers like Endemic (UK) and Kyo Itachi (FRA) for years. I’ve gotten the opportunity to tour Europe, Japan and Canada and scope out real hip-hop outside of the U.S. I got inspired and put out a notice to all my Juxx-aholics to send me their work to check out. I selected talent from around the world, some of whom spit in their native language.”
Get the album on iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/international-juxx/id1257953327
On Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/International-Juxx-Explicit-Ruste/dp/B073W5GLT8
“Datgum” is a song that speaks against white supremacy. J.Lee explains ‘Datgum’ is a protest song written to reflect the current struggle of Black people and people of color in America against white supremacy. The term ‘Datgum’ itself is a euphemism that is used to express anger or shock. Despite being born into a country cloaked in white supremacy, and raised in full awareness of it – I am always freshly surprised at how easy, if not downright profitable it is to kill us in full view with the whole world watching. The surprise I feel over this is what causes the anger and out comes the expression ‘Datgum!’ to stand in for feelings for which there aren’t words. Those feelings can be distilled into a mix of anger, despair, sadness, and confusion.”
He continues “The song was largely inspired by the protest of Colin Kaepernick refusing to observe the national anthem during the NFL games for which he was playing. The simple act was poignant and accompanied by a very concise and thoughtful explanation for his choice. My goal was to give greater context to the issue of racism to show that not only does it still exist but it is just as widespread as any other point in this nation’s history. The opening line is “Slaves on a ship, frays on a whip, chains on a hip, gangs on a strip, names on a list”. This short list documents the metamorphosis of the institution of racism. First we were bought as cattle (slaves on a ship) then we were tortured to destroy our minds (frays on a whip). When slavery was deemed illegal then Jim Crow laws were put into place to make sure we remained target and the prison yard became the new plantation (chains on a hip). Gangs originally developed as a means of protection against racism (gangs on a strip) but devolved into another beast entirely once The Black Panther Party and other likeminded pro-black groups were destroyed. In 2017 it is apparent we still have no recourse when an officer decides to end our lives for any apparent reason (names on a list). The officers actions are always justified by mainstream white society and the victims are always posthumously villainized. “Did he comply?”
‘Datgum’ is available at all download & streaming outlets.
Apple Music: http://apple.co/2xceG5z
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/J_Lee_the_Producer_Datgum_feat_Adam_L?id=Bb7kva7bgfwxhillyuoplnhamha
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Verb T & Pitch 92 with a dope visual for the track ‘Mechanical’, taken from their forthcoming collaborative LP ‘Good Evening’ released October 6th 2017 on High Focus Records.
Pre Order ‘Good Evening’ on CD / Vinyl: http://bit.ly/2x41Zby
Pre Order ‘Good Evening’ Digital: https://highfocus.lnk.to/Good_Evening
Digital / Stream ‘Mechanical’: https://highfocus.lnk.to/Mechanical
Video by The Astroknight:
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