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October 2012

Saturday 6 October 2012

MICRANOTS - Return of the Travellahs

, 10:08

In the year 2000, the Micranots made an impression with Obelisk Movements, a record full of hallucinated and apocalyptic undie rap they had released under Bigg Jus' sponsorship, on his Sub Verse label. This had not been their first album, tough. As early as in the mid-90's, I Self Devine (MC) and...

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Sunday 14 October 2012

ABSTRACT RUDE + TRIBE UNIQUE - P.A.I.N.T.

, 11:33

Despite his significant background, his key role in launching the Project Blowed, his membership to Haiku D'Etat, and even his featuring on a Grand Royal mixtape, it took a while for Abstract Rude to complete his first album, P.A.I.N.T.. He finally released this record in 2001 on Battle Axe Records;...

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Saturday 20 October 2012

GREEK - The Preferred Remedy

, 11:00

Do you know Jimmy Greek? Most of the day, this Philadelphia resident was just a peaceful mailman. At night, however, he became the looniest MC who ever lived on Earth, belching crazy raps on similar minded beats produced by Rummage, a member, like himself, of the Jam Faction collective. This was...

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Monday 29 October 2012

DIVINE STYLER - Spiral Walls Containing Autumns of Light

, 23:22

If Divine Styler has become a cult artist for fans of letfield hip-hop fans, this may be due less to his first album, the excellent Word Power, than to its follower, a quite experimental Spiral Walls Containing Autumns of Light. Released unexpectedly on a major label, at a time when those would sign...

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