Thursday, September 30, 2010

U.K. Hip-Hop

The UK Hip-Hop scene also known as Brit-Hop has been growing with the same speed as the US since the 80's. Although old school Brit-Hop emulated the US sound, by the 90's they veered off in their own direction. Experimenting with different sounds and flavors that produced sub-genres of music like Grime, Drum and Bass, and U.K.Garage. I've been to the U.K. numerous times and know cats that can spit with some of the best American MC's. They get busy over there and the big labels like Bad Boy, Def Jam and Interscope know it. That's why since the last few years they've been trolling the UK for talent.

Below are MC's Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Klashnekoff and Sway. All from different parts of the U.K. and each with a different flavor. I linked their artist pages to the names if you want to know more about them.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Freestyle Monstas

Frestylin is defined as raps performed with no previously composed lyrics. The most commonly used slang term is "spittin off the top of the dome."  Originally, in the 1980s, the term ‘freestyle’ referred to a pre-written rap verse that was not on any particular subject matter, but instead was written for the purpose of demonstrating skill. Since the early ‘90s onwards, with the popularization of improvisational rapping from groups/artists such as Freestyle Fellowship and Souls of Mischief. The term "freestyle" has become used as a  term for rap lyrics which are improvised on the spot.

Below are a some MC's who I call freestyle monsta's, meaning they can spit ridiculous verses off the top of the dome...nothing written. There's allot of catz who claim it, but only a few could do it. Supernatural, Juice, and Big L (R.I.P) are three MC's who could spit verses so effortlessly it sounds like they're written. Check the clips.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Movies

For the homebodies who like to stay indoors here is a few movies that I recommend watching. Inception (sci-fi/action), Clash of the Titans (fantasy/action), Knight and Day (comedy/action), The Expendables (action) and Salt (mystery/action). I've seen all of them on the list and depending on how you feel about spoilers, I posted trailers below. 


The Expendables

Knight and Day

Clash of the Titans