Reach: MALIK {MD7} x BLACK THE RIPPER x BABY J // UK TOUR

Over in Manchester we’re proud to present the Manc leg of this national tour from three UK hip hop heavyweights, at our club night IN THE LOOP. Details of the tour follow! Manchester Facebook Event BUY TICKETS (MANCHESTER): in the loop: malik {md7}, black the ripper and baby j Tickets powered by Skiddle   MALIK (MD7) and BLACK THE RIPPER National Tour ft BABY J Malik MD7 Facebook Twitter YouTube Too Muckin Fuch Volume 2 mixtape…

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New Music / Black Josh: Yung Sweg Lawd

Despite being part of Manchester collective LEVELZ, Black Josh has always blazed his own path, mostly thanks to the folks over at Blah Records with whom he’s today released the album Yung Sweg Lawd. News to come on phyiscal formats for this monster, but you can catch it digitally at the link below. The ridiculous cover art is by James Neilson. Here’s the video for Ciggaweeed, the final track on the album and produced by Skepta….

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Download/Video: THE MOUSE OUTFIT ft BLACK JOSH (APE CULT) // AIR MAX

Black Josh x The Mouse Outfit Download The latest in a series of videos that are finally getting The Mouse Outfit the recognition they deserve. Check more here. This time around they’ve recruited Ape Cult’s Black Josh (as seen in the Guardian x Groovement article) to rap about trainers – and it’s sick as usual. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new…

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Video: BLACK JOSH ft TRUTHOS MUFASA // Triples 6’s

…Watch on YouTube // Black Josh Facebook Download the Black Josh EP (and all the other Ape Cult releases) here Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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Manchester hip hop in focus: ELLIS MEADE {VOODOO BLACK} GROOVEMENT INTERVIEW

Ellis at In The LoopPhoto: Agent J Manchester is standing at the forefront of a hip hop and beats revolution at the minute. The Mouse Outfit have disturbed the underground with their brand of funky hip hop, while the Room 2 imprint (download debut label release Kydroponics Vol 2 here) looks set to be a prolific representation of the Manc underground over the coming years – more on that below. Stalwarts of the Manchester hip hop community…

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Stream // Black Milk: Perfected On Puritan Ave.

This goes sick around two minutes in on a jazz tip. Detroit sounds. official site | twitter | facebook | youtube | soundcloud “Perfected On Puritan Ave.”: https://soundcloud.com/computerugly/perfected-on-puritan-ave   Here’s some press blurb. The new LP drops in October.   Today Pitchfork premiered a new track from Detroit, Michigan, producer and rapper Black Milk, titled“Perfected On Puritan Ave.” The…

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DL: BLACK JUNGLE SQUAD || BLACK JUNGLE RADIO

…Yellow Mask Cxllective present BLACK JUNGLE RADIO Jeremiah Jae, Zeroh, Young Black Preachers, Olivier the 2nd, Rajah w/ KUTMAH, RAS G,JON WAYNE !!! black-jungle-radio Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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Black Josh and Pete Cannon ready to drop EP on Blah Records

Bequiffed producer Pete Cannon and one of the sickest Manc rappers out there, Black Josh, are just about ready to drop Smoking Kills, their debut EP together, on Blah Records. Order that mother on vinyl and digital here.   Side A 1. Everyday 2. Ohana ft. Sleazy F Baby 3. Saggin ft. Dyslexis 4. That’s What She Said ft. MC Jon 5. Know About It Side B 1. Everyday [Instrumental} 2. Ohana [Instrumental} 3. Saggin [Instrumental} 4….

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Video: Black Josh // Doughnuts III (prod. Metrodome)

…Visuals from Manchester MC, Black Josh (Ape Cult) for his track ‘Doughnuts III’, which was produced by Metrodome. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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The Mouse Outfit ft Black Josh & Lyricalligraphy (Ape Cult) – Know My Face

Bringing you back to those sunny days, it’s the new video from the Mouse Outfit with two of Manchester’s best underground (literally, eh) lyricists: Black Josh (he’s been in the Guardian, don’t you know) and Lyricalligraphy, both from Ape Cult crew. Sick piano loop and get-up drums with these two raining all over it, this is way too short. May I also draw your attention to the consistency in sunglasses continuity. Find…

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P​.​O​.​A​.​N​.​W​.​O​.​T 11 ft Black Josh, Meecrazybrain, Rimcash, Tony As, Bebe V, Misha B, Romo, Inf Diggy, Wordz and Ess Da Squire

Manchester-based hip hop producer and blatant Deadpool fan Mac Real is just about ready to drop the eleventh in his POANWOT mixtape series. Our pal Black Josh (Blah Records, Ape Cult) is on there, as is Tokyo-based Meecrazybrain, French emcee Rimcash, London artist Tony As, Essex spitter Bebe V, Misha B, Birmingham grime heads Romo and Inf Diggy, and rising talents Wordz and Ess Da Squire. POANWOT = product of a next way of thinking Grab the…

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Reach MCR: NEW SEASON @ CONTACT THEATRE inc BLACK SOUND SERIES

CONTACT THEATRE MANCHESTER, UK Contact and Community present: ★★★ THE BLACK SOUND SERIES ★★★ Thu 30 Sept to Sat 3 Oct 2010 3 days of Poetry, dance, exhibitions, Music and club nights featuring: TY – MARCUS INTALEX – DRS – ZED BIAS – FALLACY – BROKE N £NGLISH – MURKAGE CARTEL – DANCE AFRICA – ZEPEHERIN SAINT – AFRONAUGHT – SHOCKOUT – PLUS MANY MORE !!!! Taking place at Contact…

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Download: Black Josh // Blick Flair’s Ape Mountain

…Download Check the Ape Cult catalogue… Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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New Music: Kasperg – Black and White

BLACK AND WHITE ft. Mio, Biniyam, Black EL Listen here KASPERG is one of the freshest beat makers from Helsinki (and now based in Berlin), fusing his multi-instrumentalist skills with a deep love for electronic music. Black and White features fellow Helsinki artist Mio, up and coming German/Ethiopian rapper Biniyam and one of Boston’s hottest indie rappers Black EL.   ‘Black and White’ is available now via: SPOTIFY | iTUNES | DEEZER | JUNO…

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Preview: ROBERT GLASPER // Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP

Black Radio was received extremely well earlier this year, and October 9th sees this mama get a release. Hey, Pete Rock.   Tracklisting for Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP 1. Afro Blue feat. Erykah Badu / 9th Wonder’s Blue Light Basement Remix feat. Phonte 2. Black Radio feat. yasiin bey / Pete Rock Remix 3. The Consequences of Jealousy feat. Meshell Ndegeocello / Georgia Anne Muldrow’s Sassy Geemix 4. Twice / ?uestlove’s Twice Baked…

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Video: SKYZOO ft TALIB KWELI // Spike Lee Was My Hero {prod TALL BLACK GUY}

Tall Black Guy kills it with this one. Skyzoo’s album A Dream Deferred is available now here. LP tracklisting 1. Dreams In A Basement featuring Jill Scott (produced by !llmind) 2. Jansport Strings (One Time for Chi-Ali) (produced by 9th Wonder) 3. Pockets Full feat. Freeway (produced by !llmind) 4. Give It Up feat. DJ Prince (produced by !llmind) 5. Glass Ceilings (produced by !llmind) 6. Range Rover Rhythm (produced by Jahlil Beats) 7….

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Video/Review: BLACK STAR X RAKIM X MURKAGE // Manchester 11MAY11

BLACK STAR / RAKIM / MURKAGE / NO FAKIN’ DJs Manchester Academy 1, 11MAY11 Review: Agent J Air Adam’s photos weren’t taken for this review, please take a look at his site and check his work here! Check photos by Thomas Pham too…   http://allaboutgoodmusic.com TALIB KWELI and MOS DEF performed in Manchester this Wednesday gone, only their second show as the reformed BLACK STAR in ten years or so. AllAboutGoodMusic…

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Black Milk: Dismal

Really looking forward to this dropping! Here’s a new one from the upcoming album No Poison No Paradise…   Pre-order No Poison No Paradise on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-poison-no-paradise-deluxe/id690380563?ls=1 Deluxe 12″ LP: http://www.fatbeats.com/collections/pre-order/products/black-milk-no-poison-no-paradase-deluxe-vinyl-edition-2xlp Deluxe CD:…

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Preview: DEATH WALTZ Record Store Day Releases 2013

As much as I love vinyl I hate queues – despite this I may be first in line with the other midnight madheads this year, as Death Waltz Recording Company have a hefty line up thanks to Spencer Hickman’s commissioning skills. Details follow and check the original post here. Record Store Day is Saturday, April 20 2013. Death Waltz have also just confirmed a late May release for a double vinyl limited release of The Fog, comprising…

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Jamael Dean: Black Space Tapes

Young LA jazz prodigy Jamael Dean counts the cream of the scene as collaborators (he played on Kamasi Washington’s Heaven and Earth at just 15 years old), and on November 8 releases his debut LP, Black Space Tapes, on Stones Throw. “Black is used to give reverence to the spirit of nothing that preceded all in the universe which, throughout the album, is referred to as Akamara. Space is used to allude to the ever-expansiveness of…

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