Thursday, 11 June 2009
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
The entire venue watched Jeff leave the stage early. Once back stage, he was informed that lewd conduct by Skillz was the reason for his set being cut short. Soon after, a different reason was offered: Jeff was pushing the mix too far for their $50k audio system to handle. "They had a team of sound engineers in front of the stage who controlled the master volume of the whole venue,” says Z-Trip. “No matter how loud a DJ plays, the person in front of the stage controls the show. So how can you blame it on sound levels – especially since this was the third explanation given.”
Read more here
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
Jehst - Hydro Blowback - Live @ Rapsploitation - 16.4.09
JEHST - High Plains Anthem - Live @ Rapsploitation - 16.04.09
Brotherman - Heart of Dem - Live @ Rapsploitation - 16.4.09
Diabolical Fancy - Come Alive - Live @ Rapsploitation - 16.4.09
Bodega Brothers - 50 Pair - Live @ Rapsploitation - 16.4.09
Jokerstarr is a real talented dude coming out of the UK. Check out he's bio:
Joker Starr A cursory glance at Joker Starr's C.V. and a simple fact is made obvious: there isn't much the talented artist can't turn his hand to. From performing in New York as part of Jonzi D's Lyrical Feater, to producing a track on MC Ty's Mercury nominated album, Joker Starr doesn't limit himself and certainly isn't held back by a lack of talent. Creativity, personality, energy and originality: these are terms the young MC bandies about with ...
He's a generous soul too and has given you a preview of all his track from he's upcoming Northborough Estate MixCD :
Also....look out for his track "Welcome Back Home" on the upcoming YNR Compilation "Feeding Time At The Zoo"
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Monday, 4 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Title: FEEDING TIME AT THE ZOO
Label: YNR PRODUCTIONS
Release Date: 25th MAY 2009
YNR Productions is undeniably one of the most respected, visited and followed sections of the zoo. With consistently amazing displays of skill and dexterity, and holding some of the most powerful gorillas in its mist, YNR has put together a hairy torso of work to show the United animal Kingdom precisely whats pooping at the zoo.
Rare species like MYSTRO, JEHST, KYZA, SONNYJIM, DJ IQ, JACK FLASH, SIR SMURF LIL, THE LAST SKEPTIK, VERB T, KASHMERE, MICALL PARKNSUN and CAPPO all make their appearances with particularly fascinating and previously unheard calls of the wild.
This collection of songs is nothing less than the sound of the wilderness, with its unkempt, dirty jungle rumbles and undeniable prowess. Don your macs, buckets of kibble and fish snacks or prepare to get fed to the lions
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Free download from Rapsploitation Sessions resident, JIMMY GREEN, "Jimstrumental"
Jimstrumentals is a beattape/mixtape of unfinished beats, some with classic UK acapella's over the top. It's a dope listen, 42 tracks for ABSOLUTELY FREE....... download here
Joker Starr - "Raw Spittage Free Download Here
Make sure you keep an ear open for his new shit including a DOPE track on the new YNR Compilation "Feeding Time At The Zoo".
Monday, 20 April 2009
Just wanted to thank everyone for coming out to Rapsploitation Sessions last night...was a dope night. That was the quickest we've filled up the venue...was nice to see a queue outside waiting....if i weren't stressed to hell..we'd have been on our rock star shittt!!! Anyway.....
We started with a HEAP of set backs on the day...everything that could be going wrong seemed to be going wrong, but we got through it.....we unfortunately couldn't set the stage up in time due to all the stresses...but a live night was still had by all
Brotherman tore it down with Stranger & DJ Flips!!!! Brotherman is one of the dopest acts coming up so chck out his album The Light / THe Dark.
The Bodega Brovas & Diabolical Fancy all the way from Dallas USA, murdered it..... they loved the response from the crowd and told me it was one of the top shows they've done. Baring in mind they've toured the whole of the USA, the crowd really repped for ipswich and hip hop in the uk!!..Biggup your self.
Jehst then took to the stage, hitting with all the classis and the new shit.....he brought along Micall Parknsun and Jyager who were dope as hell.....What more would you expect from a Rapsploitation Sessions night?
All in all, everyone represented from the crowds to the DJ's to the performers and the graffiti outside.
Biggup everyone that came along..
On a negative note...the toilets got vandalised...people tagged it up and because of this we've had to pay to get it removed and cleaned........that shit aint cheap.........I'm sure you can respect It's hard enough to keep british hip hop nights going and these things are not helping it so if you enjoy the nights please respect the premises. We wouldn't be able to get the artists we do without the swan's help and it's highly disrespectful.
Thank you for supporting rapsploitation sessions - keep on
Shout outs to : Jehst, Micall Parknsun, DJ Jazz T, Jyager, Brotherman, DJ FLips, Stranger, Brothermans mum!, Bodega Brovas, Diabolical Fancy, Keynote, Travii The 7th, Headkrack, PicnicTyme, DJ Fisherpryce, Nero, Delano, Paulo, ill Inspired, Muddle, jimmy Green, Diddy & Damian & The Swan Staff, Shumsz, Jow, Joe Sharman, Martin Yew, Carl Best, Sam Barker, UTS Grafiti Crew and everyone who came out and partied with us - everyone had a great time/
Next rapsploitation sessions = June 18th with MYSTRO (www.myspace.com/mysdiggi) + more tbc...we'll let you know when the tickets are available.....we going for a hatricks of sell outs with this one!!!
Photo's of the night by Sam Barker :
Friday, 17 April 2009
In The Ruff is the highly anticipated debut album from new DC hip hop group “The Diamond District”, created by state veterans Oddisee, X.O. & YU. In The Ruff is the answer for any lover of hip hop who asks the question - “Where did that grimy East coast sound go?”
In The Ruff is a raw mid-90’s Boom-Bap themed album for the DC state of mind, destined to appeal to all lovers of hip hop’s golden era, managing to travel back in time and push the boundaries of DC Hip-Hop simultaneously.
DOWNLOAD “IN THE RUFF” HERE!
Monday, 13 April 2009
Just reminding about thurs....going to be a BIG night. Tickets are pretty much sold out. There might be a few spots on the door, but if you haven't got tickets already it's best to get them now....or wait at the door for 7/7:30pm!!!!!
Tickets @ the swan or online @ http://www.wegottickets.com
Your choice if you wanna risk it!
FIRST 25 PEOPLE THROUGH THE DOOR GET A FREE JIMMY GREEN MIX CD "JIMSTRUMENTALS" - all original beats, some classic UK acapella's over the top of em.
LIVE ACTS START FROM 9PM...SO GET THERE EARLY!! ALL THE ACTS ARE INCREDIBLE LIVE PERFORMERS, YOU DON'T WANNA MISS EM! The regular DJ's will be spinning from 8pm.
There will also be troutwear "Rapsploitation Sessions" tee shirts available to buy...you get a free Rapsploitation Sessions mix Cd if you buy a tee.
The americans are bringing over some merch too including heaps of sick CD's & some dope limited "I Love Real Hip Hop". If you buy a tee shirt for 14 pounds you get a free CD of your choice from them + a rapsploitation sessions mix CD......... imma be wearing mine!
See you there, gunna be an incredible night!!!!!
Doors open @ 8pm.
Rapsploitation Sessions Team
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Friday, 3 April 2009
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
We've got a few american artists coming over for our next Rapsploitation Sessions show (the nights i run in ipswich - next one, 16th april, with jehst, brotherman, and these guys).....
They wanted to give everyone over here some music before the come over and play so here's a hip hop bumper pack
Headkrack "Talent Is My Gimmick" - http://www.sendspace.com/file/ti7r3e
Headkrack - "One Man Army" - http://www.sendspace.com/file/0h4f0k
2 Unreleased Diabolical Fancy tracks (Picnictyme & Headkracks group)
3 Unreleased Bodega Brovas tracks (Headkrack, Travii The 7th & Keynote group)
They have worked with : Erykah Badu, Kidz in The Hall, Scarface, Devin The Dude, Kid Cudi, Johnny Polygon, K-Otix & more...
For all you bloggers/DJ's please share these projects and if you'd like to interview them.... contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a vid i found of Mos Def goin over his fav doom verses and how he would bet a million dollars on Doom against lil Wayne "while u shutting up put a shirt on at least a button up"
Dooms new lp "Born like this" is out now on lex recordings and is available from all the usual suspects!
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
From what i have heard when they was live at Rapsploitation and various other bits this lp is shaping upto be big so keep ya eyes peeled for it!!!
Monday, 30 March 2009
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS DVD/BEAT CD!
COPIES STILL AVAILABLE!
www.louisden.com/bcd to GET YOURS!
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Dope listen..check it out.
Also check out he's new album with Asaviour "The A-Loop Theory" available to buy here
Friday, 27 March 2009
The vid is bad quality but the sound is perfect!!
Monday, 23 March 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
Black Thought, Talib Kweli, & John Forte Jr. from Okayplayer on Vimeo.
Diamond District Mini Documentary from Diamond District on Vimeo.
Friday, 20 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
SEMTEX TV: STATIK SELEKTAH LIVE FROM LONDON from DJ SEMTEX on Vimeo.
Monday, 16 March 2009
Saturday, 14 March 2009
HEADKRACK // TRAVII THE 7TH // PICNICTYME // FEAT DIABOLICAL FANCY.
All the way from Dallas, US is three very talented MC's & Musicians performing as the group "Diabolical Fancy". Headkrack is best known through his work with the are, battling at scribble jam and as a member of the legendary Erykah Badu's band "The Cannabinoids". He has an album coming out soon and music featured on an up and coming green lantern mixtape.
Travii the 7th is also another greatly talented MC from dallas. Long time rhyming partner of Headkrack, he too has an album coming out soon with a track on green lanterns mixtape.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Saturday, 7 March 2009
from the up coming 61 Grace free album.
As i explained @ rapsploitation sessions february show...this is my obligatory 'f@%! the police' track..... but not really..i've had friends who are police, just as much as iv'e had friends who are/were criminals...so i respect both sides of the "hustle".....don't getit twisted, some police are fucked up..maybe more than those that are fair and genuine...but not all are....i'm not doing with stereotyping or labeling collective ideas on a certain "group" or people......
However...i do not like the harassment i've experienced from police...i mean, yeh sure, if i got a bomb on me...you're a hero...but from my point of view, it's fucking embarassing to be stoped and searched in a public place when i'm a righteous MOTHERFUCKER.
So this track derives from a certain incident that happened a couple summers ago @ picadilly train station in manchester (shouts to deepo, the graduate & jun tzu, the bomber..)....an incident that since has repeated itself several times.
hope you enjoy the joint...oh it's produced by me also...so..beats n shit.....ha.
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
True Hip-Hop Stories: Sadat X of Brand Nubian from D-Nice on Vimeo.
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
I am a MASSIVE heltah skeltah fan so once i found this i had to put it up for you all to check!!!
Just found this new vid from scotish beatmakers Jaisu and S-Type, who alot of you may of heard from the louisden beat battles.
They have now teamed up to bring you Tartan Bullies TV on youtube, this is episode one so make sure u keep a eye out for future vids containing ILL Beats and cups of tea a plenty!!
Monday, 2 March 2009
You might spot a lil cameo from myself in there if you're eyes are sharp enough....i've heard some cuts of the album, and its gunna be RIDICULOUS....bring a really fresh sound to the table...
Anyway, here's his new film trailer which doens't look too bad.....it's a british film co-starring danny "i'm danny farking dyer" dyer & ashley walters. On some proper, london-gangsta flick which we all love.
Looking forward to it dropping...i'll definately check it (on a bootlegg download probably).
The video's concept isn't as good as the songs, but i'ts dope just to see some visuals thrown together for the song, and it's another video in a string of low-budget, DIY, net only videos.
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
The London heats of the 2009 UK Beatbox Championships were held last friday and in the comp was Rapsploitation Sessions very own beatbox wizard mr Pikey Esquire!!
The Competition looked very tough with the judges choosing layth as the eventual winner, he will now go on to the finals in june for a chance to become UK champ
Check the video out and see what you think!!!
Sunday, 22 February 2009
Rapsploitation Sessions, TRUTH will be playing live @ Wah Blow, Harrow, North London on the 18th March...all you capital dwella's should get down!
Friday, 13 February 2009
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE @ THE SWAN
& ONLINE @ http://www.wegottickets.com/event/43483
Get yours early!! We can't promise there will be entry available on the door due to the high demand of the event. To give you an idea of this...the venue is 150 capacity and the facebook event page alone has 179 "confirmed guests".....so buy tickets to avoid dissapointment.
Terms & Conditions of The Swan apply : If you have been banned from the pub you will not be welcome and refunds for the tickets will not be given. If you are buying tickets in person only 2 tickets per person are available for purchase.
Hope to see you all there, set up to be a banger of a night.