Song of the Day: Catfish – Showtime Shegz

Hailing from Nigeria, East London-based conscious rapper SHOWTIME SHEGZ makes his entry onto the blog’s hotspot with a pretty strong message to the ladies who goes to extraordinary lengths for perfection in the beauty department.

With rhythmic drums and the menacing piano keys providing the platform for SHOWTIME SHEGZ‘s spoken word delivery, ‘Catfish’ is from his latest album, ‘Imperfect Ar(tist)’

It’s time to check out the hilarious video for the track below:

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New Music Video: Bx2:Lighter – MH the Verb

Before crafting what would eventually become 2017’s stellar Afronaut project, rapper MH THE VERB and producer Buscrates 16 Bit Ensemble first recorded ‘Bx:2 Lighter.’ The song served as the intro track to MH’s ‘The Balloon Guide’ LP, available now on all streaming/download sites.

‘The Balloon Guide LP’ serves as the soundtrack to MH’s subway ride from The Bronx to Brooklyn. ‘Bx:2 Lighter’ documents the beginning of his trip with the goal of retrieving his lighter from a girl he left it with the night before. Shot by J Pinder and directed by MH while touring the West Coast, the song’s music video is a re-introduction to an album that arguably marked some of MH’s most artistically formative years.

Check out the video for  ‘Bx:2 Lighter’ below:

Song of the Day: Afraid of Americans – 184 & Big Toast

Borrowing the chorus from David Bowie’s track of the same name, ‘Afraid of Americans’ is a humorous track which essentially take down of one of the most prominent yet intellectually bankrupt figures in modern history. The song takes aim at the personification of politicised stupidity, Donald Trump.

‘Afraid of Americans’ is the first single from rapper BIG TOAST and producer 184‘s collaborative album, ‘Prolefeed’. It is released with accompanying visuals shot outside the American embassy featuring a rubber-faced Donald Trump / Michael Myers monstrosity.

The track is available for free download via Bandcamp, alongside the instrumental, a remix and a follow up to Toast’s 2015 cult classic ‘Fuck off Tarquin’.

Mixtape Review: Return of the White Beard – Redd Emcee

Producer/rapper REDD EMCEE steals today’s limelight with his first mixtape in two years, ‘Return of the White Beard.

In this eight-track collection, the white-bearded emcee gives a comic insight into his life and also his views on the true meaning of hip-hop. The lineup of UK and US producers on the eight-track collection truly captured the London spitter’s signature sound – a  laid-back and, at times, sporadic hip-hop/boom bap-esque arrangements which is reminiscent of the late eighties/early nineties.

It’s definitely worth the trip to his Reverbnation profile; head right here to check out ‘The Return of the White Beard’.

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Mixtape Review: Bean$tock Presents Jay Boogie Bawse – Roses

Boston hip-hop collective BEAN$TOCK is back with another full set entitled, ‘Bean$stock Presents Jay Boogie Bawse – Roses’, pushing its youngest member Jay Boogie Bawse into the spotlight.

Unlike the previous mixtape, ‘Live From District 3’, the ten-track offering takes on a more subdue theme with Jay’s kick back flow, delivering some serious one-liners over a woof of a bassline – so do keep your ears open, as this spitter knows how to crack a punchline.

‘Bean$stock Presents Jay Boogie Bawse – Roses’ is probably one of the most well-produced mixtapes I have heard in a long while…and I’m not just saying this for the hell of it. As a collective, they’re serious about their climb – so you better check this hot one out!

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