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. Check Josh’s back…

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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 share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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Black Josh – Self Destruction, produced by Metrodome

…Mannyfornia is the new project from Black Josh, with a release date to be announced soon by Blah Records. Meanwhile, here he is behind the mic with a tough, tough beat from Ruud Metrodome. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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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

…st 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 mixtape over at his Bandcamp page. Cover by Pete Obsolete Spread the word: Cli…

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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 share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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

…. It’s on the album Escape Music, available on the links below. Mary Anne Hobbs span a little Mouse Outfit this week too…   http://themouseoutfit.bandcamp.com iTunes https://www.facebook.com/themouseoutfit https://www.twitter.com/themouseoutfit https://www.facebook.com/blackjoshepa https://twitter.com/BlackJoshEpa https://www.facebook.com/LyriCalligraphy https://twitter.com/LyriCalligraphy http://apecult.bandcamp.com Spread the word: Click to shar…

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

…uiffed 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. That’s What She Said [In…

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

…he tour and his EP, Malik’s Marvellous Medicine will be released in May.   BLACK THE RIPPER Black The Ripper AKA Samson is a highly respected and favoured hip-hop and grime rapper from North London. He made his name in the infamous Axe FM clashes, where he beat off numerous opponents consistently. He sets the levels high with his consistent conscious lyrics and undeniable star quality that he brings to the mic. He has collaborated with some of the…

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Black Lives Matter: Donate, Petition, Educate + Manchester protest info

…riends desiring to be allies Anti Racism Resources The unbearable grief of Black mothers The Conscious Kid It’s not a Black person’s job to teach white people how to be less racist, but advocates like Layla Saad continue to guide people through the process. Image: The Floyd family#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd View this post on Instagram #Perspective: People who deny that police brutality happens here, There have been over 1,500 deaths in Police custody s…

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

…ed their own projects, but this year Voodoo Black arrived… Download Voodoo Black: Voodoo Black EP now Groovement: Who is Voodoo Black? Ellis: Voodoo Black was formed around the start of the year shortly after myself, Dubbul O (Vidal) & Sparkz got a chance to get back in the studio. After a long break since all working together on Digital Textures, we also have Joe “Cutterz” on the 1’s and 2’s now, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do, i…

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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 share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)…

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Stream // Black Milk: Perfected On Puritan Ave.

…collection of songs with subject matters that tie into one another,” says Black Milk, revealing that No Poison No Paradise is also structured conceptually. The album functions as a collection of dreams inside the head of Sonny Jr., a character Black Milk has created. In “Perfected On Puritan Ave.,” for example, Sonny flashes back to a time when he and his childhood friend are playing basketball and aspiring to be NBA players or rap artists. The s…

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Mick Jenkins – “Carefree” Black Boy, produced by Black Milk

…ngth to strength with some eagerly-awaited new work, produced sublimely by Black Milk. It’s the third time the duo have hooked up, and as Milk just said on Facebook: “shit just works”. Video is by Jack Begert. New seven track EP The Circus is incoming this Friday, 10 January – the track list is below. More music is due this year. “As a direct prelude to my forthcoming album, The Circus is a body of work about just that.  These days it’s very hard…

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Download: CHEECH // Super Best Friends

…tter.com/oldmanreefer twitter.com/BeatsByProP 1. Cheech – Hit The Weed Ft. Black Josh (Prod. Pro P) 03:13 2. Cheech – Beer Money Funk Ft. Dubbul O & Goshin (Prod. Pro P) 04:04 3. Cheech – Another Level Ft. Burkstar & Dubbul O (Prod. Pro P) 03:30 4. Cheech – On The Mothership Ft. Legion (Prod. Pro P) 03:55 5. Cheech – Wee-did (Prod. Pro P) 03:01 6. Cheech – Real Recognise Real Ft. Black Josh (Prod. Pro P) 03:21 7. Cheech – Head Nod Shit Ft. Goshin…

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Review: Voodoo Black – Sitting At The Table

…ecords, pre-order 23 March, release 27 March Digital, ltd white vinyl, std black vinyl About 5 years ago, I pressed play on the broken beat, off-kilter introduction to Synergy Sick by Voodoo Black. By the time the first verse from Dubbul O was laid down, it was clear there was a new challenger for best crew from the crazy-talented MC roulette wheel Manchester spins so hard. Dubbul O, Sparkz and Ellis Meade are an immediately brilliant concoction….

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

…place at Contact from Thursday 30th September to Saturday 2nd October the Black Sound Series is a celebration of Black Music culture and it’s influence on the UK at the opening of Black History Month 2010. Attractions include the best in Spoken Word Poetry, Live Music, Contemporary dance, DJ’s and a photographic exhibition. Check the full list of events below! THURSDAY 30 September: ★★★ SPOKEN WORD ALL STARS (8 o’clock) ★★★ To kick start the seri…

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Groovement Podcast: AGENT J // 22AUG13

…Ya Hands Up [DJ X-Kutz Remix] 1:25:12 The Mouse Outfit – Know My Face feat Black Josh and Lyricialligraphy 1:28:34 Amerigo Gazaway x Chromeo x Joe Bataan x Boz Scaggs – Hot Mess (Lowdown Party Mix) 1:30:53 Omas – Taken Over 1:34:08 Lockah – Platinum Blonde 1:36:55 Tokyo Hands – Letters 1:42:40 Yosi Horikawa – Maki 1:46:28 Daedelus – Perpetually 1:49:11 Jon Phonics – Take It To The Top 1:52:04 Blue Daisy – Revelations Of The Emperor 1:55:30 Free Th…

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New Music: Kasperg – Black and White

…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   WEBSITE   Check his debut EP Cloudy Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click t…

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