The latest of the solo EP's from the Sons Phonetic camp comes from the lyrical beast Mouse Hughes. Mouse dropped his 5 track EP Jewels Of The Trade in May and as expected he delivers razor sharp pin point accuracy in his lacing of all beats produced again by Mook except for track 4 produced by Noize Thievery, the Belfast based beatmaker.
The 1st anniversary of Dean Johnson's passing is marked with this tribute from Tall-Order as part of James Wade's Medicated and Motivated movement, recorded while here for Dean's benefit/tribute night with The Outlawz. Dean's brother Rew is Tall-Order's label mate on Bloodshed Records. A nice tribute from the lads for the1st anniversary of Dean's tragic passing.
Released the end of 2013, producer and DJ, Moschops joined up with emcee Costello to bring out this joint album CosMos. All production is carried out by Moschops with Costello on vocals and with some top features from some the nations best emcees including Lethal Dialect, Sons Phonetic, 4Real and many more.
Tommy Tyler of Sons Phonetic dropped his solo EP The Golden Section back before the Summer and again is another tightly produced and well orchestrated 5 track slot from the Waterford emcee. You can download The Golden Section from this link http://sonsphonetic.bandcamp.com/album/tommy-tyler-the-golden-section
Hailing from Derry, Diatribe dropped this politically driven anarchistic track along with The Crimson Underground another Derry based collective. From the album Information Age this is Medisins an edgy track with punk influences attacking the controlling forces of the medical industry. The beat creates waves of attcking pulses that ebb and flow the lyrics of Diatribe creating a nice catchy fusion.
Bloodshed Records' artists dropped this tribute track You Know How I Shine for Dean Johnson (brother of Rew) featuring Terrie Gray on the hook. The track was produced by Dublin Devil and is an up-tempo track that uplifts, driven by the gritty vocals from Tall-Order and label mate Rew.
Cork's Trigger is back with Back To Basics ft Levinia, another track lifted from the upcoming EP Triggernometry, an epitaph to the departed Basic. As I've said before I rate this guy as one of the nations best at the moment, his flow is impeccable and his content is always on point. Another top track from the Cork emcee and keeping Basic's memory alive.
Linco's first single from his upcoming as yet untitled debut album Mind Over Matter was released recently and see's the Dublin native cut his way into the scene with strong influences from his mentor's at Working Class Records. The track was produced by Calzone Kelly who creates a paced track to open up for Linco's monotone flow.
Dublin's Rebel Phoenix just dropped his first single Poverty's Paradise off his upcoming debut album R.E.B.E.L. (Reaching Everyone By Exposing Lies). The beat on this track is on point, a haunting, soulful sampled intraverted beat that holds Rebel Phoenix's slow paced, heavy, body-shot message in the form of word.
This May 16th, Irish independant record label and promotions company Bloodshed Records Inc are bringing legendary HipHop group Onyx in what promises to be a stomper of a gig in Dublin's Voodoo Lounge.