Two new albums in stock today, first up is a Bradford and Leeds link up between JND and Jack Danz, simply entitled JNDANZ, ultra crisp beats and rhymes throughout the whole set of tracks, fully recommended. There's another Jack up next, Croydon's Jack Diggs, again another solid set of original boom bap up on Blue Rain. A self produced powerplay of Hip Hop that also features eMcee Killa, Big Toast, Efeks, Mnsr Frites, Luca Brazi, Archetype & Ogre Drool. Both releases here hold their own, not a filler in sight, all killer, check 'em.
High Focus Records bring the heeeeat right about now, finally with us is the vinyl version of Dead Players new Freshly Skeletal album. All round badman ting, nah sleep pon it! Real talk. All our pre-orders left today. In the same package we've also had copies of The Four Owls Think Twice 12", Onoe Caponoe Voices From Planet Cattele LP, Verb T & Illinformed The Man With The Foggy Eyes CD/2xLP, Ocean Wisdom Splittin' The Racket 12", Dirty Dike Sucking On Prawns In The Moonlight CD and Jam Baxter Rinse Out Friday / Spack Out Monday CD. Niiiiice.
Blak Twang's essential 1996 album Dettwork Southeast is now back in stock on CD and Double Gatefold Vinyl formats. Not only worth it for every single track, but also the title track's new remix featuring Jehst, Rodney P and Samson aka Black The Ripper. A massive release that's fully needed in anyones UK Hip Hop collection, realness.
Manchester's top draw Mouse Outfit crew bring back their latest album Step Steadier, available again on CD and double vinyl format. An absolute scorcher of a release, featuring top class spitage from Sparkz, Verb T, Truthos Mufasa, Dr Syntax, Fox, Ellis Meade, Jman, Dubbul O, Tman & Cutterz. Dunnnn know.
Back in November 2000 I broadcast the very first Suspect Packages Radio Show from a new pirate radio station in London called Itch FM, every Sunday night, dropping the freshest UK Hip Hop releases past and present, plus numerous guest artists passing through the studio too. Fifteen years later, the show is still going strong, same format, different FM dial, the world's longest running UK Hip Hop radio show.
Here we have the Suspect Packages '15 Year Anniversary' Radio Show with a few of my favourite releases from the last four decades, and some of Bristols infamous Split Prophets crew live inside the session too. Enjoy! And many thanks for listening.
> STS – Girls Will B-Boys (Suspect Packages Radio Show Intro)
> Blade – Lyrical Maniac
> Hijack – Style Wars
> Katch 22 – Hip Hop Pocrisy
> Lords Of Rap – Where Does The Xtra 3 Quid Go?
> Jus Badd – Free Style
> The Principle ft. Silent Eclipse – Reality
> Roots Manuva – Fever
> Blak Twang – Mr. Jam Promotah
> Ty & Shortee Blitz – I.A.A.D.
> Evil Ed ft. Task Force – The Tournament
> Cee-Why ft. Universal Soldiers – The Great Escape
> Jehst – Adventures In New Bohemia
> The Elementz ft. Karizma, Shiva & Wax – Letterbombs
> Rawdog ft. Task Force & Braintax – Arrest The President
> Foreign Beggars ft. Skinnyman & DVS – Hold On
> Skriblah ft. D.Ablo – Egypt
> The Mouse Outfit ft. Sparkz & Dubbul O - Who Gwan Test
-- Split Prophets live inside the studio --
> Split Prophets – Unknown Soul
> Res One ft. Datkid - Know How We Do
> Split Prophets – Who’s That
> Split Prophets – Kick N Punch
> Res One - International Traveler (Live)
> Res One ft. Flying Monk - Feel Like We Do (Live)
> Split Prophets - No Antidote (Live)
> Res One, Bil Next, Flying Monk & Upfront - Live Freestyle
New Blah Records Cult Of The Damned posse cut Part Deux featuring in order of appearance; Lee Scott, Barebase, Sleazy F Baby, Black Josh, Stinkin Slumrok, Bisk, Bill Shakes, King Grubb, Sly Moon, Salar & Tony Broke.
Tonight, Suspect Packages '15 Year Anniversary' Radio Show, live on Kane FM from 9-11pm (GMT), i'll be rinsing a selection of my favourite UK Hip Hop joints that have graced the shows many broadcasts over the years, and hosting a special cypher with the Split Prophets live inside the studio. Lock on!
An all new KingUnderground / Headcount Records release is now with us, the epic twelve man 7" posse cut from producer Mr Brown entitled Oil Baron, featuring mans like Cappo, Jehst, Pneumatic, Emcee Killa, Solar Black, Teslas Ghost, Ray Vendetta, Mnsr Frites, Brotherman, Confucius MC, Kashmere & Life MC. All pre-orders have left the bunker today.
Fresh produce from a fresh new label outta South London, allow me to introduce Eagle Fly Squanderez Records and an emcee known as Prince Rahdeaz, coming with the Vicious Cycle EP. A four track CD release with beats provided by Complex & Gadzilla collectively known as Cereal Killers. Rahdeaz comes in hard, painting vivid scriptures over some ill production, he's been around a while this emcee, steadily crafting his wordplay, watch for more coming from the label too.
A few choice items landed back into the Reggae Related Releases section today, the new Alpha Steppa Rooted & Grounded album on double CD, Dub Dynasty Thundering Mantis CD & double vinyl and We Got Jah 12", and Mungo's Hi Fi's first album Sound System Champions on CD & double vinyl. Get to know if you don't already.
Playing catch up with Triple Darkness producer/emcee Ringz Ov Saturn's MPC Series. Here's the latest episodes with Agor & Valiant.
Finally through the door, and back out again with all the pre-orders, today we've taken delivery of the double vinyl version of the new Triple Darkness album Darker Than Black, coming correct with the ill bonus 7" too, sounding super heavyweight on wax.
Currently tearing it up down under, here's a little insight into the mighty Dead Players click. For those still waiting on the vinyl version of the new album there's a little hold up at the pressing plant, hopefully dropping at the end of this month though, apologies.
Brand new badness from the Split Prophets camp, lifted off their forthcoming album Delta Bravo Kilo due in December.
Brand new heat from the brand new Triple Darkness album Darker Than Black, for those waiting on the vinyl version they're arriving here on Monday, apologies for the slight delay. Well worth the wait though! Album of the year.
Boot Records release a wicked album from Jazz T right about now, Run The Changes would be amazing without the emcees, let alone the likes of Fliptrix, BVA, Jehst, Joker Starr, Leaf Dog, J-Zone, Confucius MC, Lord Rao (Kashmere), Micall Parknsun, Verb T, Yeshua Dapoed, Cappo, Jyager, Tim Dog and Diversion Tactics all let loose too!? Jheeez, one seriously dope release this one, some heavyweight instrumental cuts onboard too. Vinyl only, and very limited numbers, cop it quick before they all dissapear, all pre-orders leaving today. Check out the new video out below.
We've also had more vinyl copies of the Boot Records album Galaktus : Power Cosmic from Kashmere come back in stock too.
Big Dada Recordings bring the bass drop today, the Congo Natty counterpart Jungle Revolution In Dub to his last album Jungle Revolution, a massive set and sound with a who's who of current dubwise soldiers re-working this already monumental album. The likes of Conscious Sounds, Dubkasm, Hylu & Jago, Adrian Sherwood, Vibronics, Joe Ariwa, Young Warrior, DJ Madd, Sukh Knight, Mungo's Hifi & King Yoof all get to grips with this bad boy. Now in stock on vinyl and cd format, the vinyl comes with a full download, and the cd containing three extra tracks.
Today is a good day, we've taken delivery of the limited edition CD version of the all new ultra bangin' Triple Darkness album Darker Than Black. When we heard there wasn't going to be a CD version made of this future classic we stepped up to the game and had a run of 200 manufactured. Sixteen tracks deep featuring the full crew, raw and gritty conscious Hip Hop with some firin' lyricism and beats, seriously this is such a dope album. The double vinyl version is landing with us Saturday, which also contains two extra tracks on 7", these unfortunatly wouldn't fit on the CD version for those wondering why they were left off, the album is long and monsterous enough anyway, nuh mean. Thank you to everyone who's pre-ordered a copy, they should all be landing with you today. Large up the full Triple Darkness crew for this masterpiece! Long awaited, fully appreciated.
B-Line Recordings come with a new 7" release, now in stock we have Welsh based producer Beattrix with a heavy double sider entitled Grab The Mic / Passion, featuring Junior Disprol and Dookie Squad both delivering a cut each. With some real beefy production, tight raps and scratching, this is yet another B-Line sure shot.
Recorded live on Kane FM Monday night, another two hour vinyl selekshun of the highest order, strictly rootical flavour old and new, DUB CHRONICLES #63, nuff respek for listening in.
> Phillip Frazier - Bad Boys (Freedom Sounds International 7")
> Phillip Frazier - Bad Boys Version (Freedom Sounds International 7")
> Barry Brown - Mafia (State Line 7")
> Barry Brown - Mafia Version (State Line 7")
> Linval Thompson - Cool Down Your Temper (Jaguar 7")
> U Roy - Cool Down (Jaguar 7")
> Twin Roots - Rasta Want Peace (Blank 7")
> The Wailers - Slave Driver (Island Records 7")
> Horace Andy - Problems (Iron Fist 7")
> The Maytones - Who Can't Hear Must Feel (Commanda Music 7")
> Barrington Levy - Warm And Sunny Day (Time 1 International 7")
> Horace Andy - Money Money (Wackies LP)
> Barry Brown - Run Wicked Man (Channel One LP)
> Errol Bellot - The Wicked Them (Bristol Archive Records LP)
> Frankie Paul - Addis Ababa (Abraham Records LP)
> The Twinkle Brothers - Rasta Pon Top (Twinkle Music 12")
> Culture - Holy Mount Zion (Virgin Records LP)
> Earl Sixteen - World Has Begun (Cha Cha Music LP)
> Johnny Clarke - It's A Disgrace (Clocktower Records LP)
> Noel Phillips - Slavery Days (VP Records LP)
> Prince Hammer - Ten Thousand Lions (Kingston Connexion 8")
> Hammer All Stars - Ten Thousand Special Dub (Kingston Connexion 8")
> The African Brothers - Hold Tight (Impact 7")
> Winston 'Niney' Holness - Mutiny (PK7 10")
> Cian Finn - Come Away (Emerald Isle Records promo mp3)
> Alpha Steppa ft. Kiangana - Motherland Dub (Steppas Records 7")
> Alpha Steppa - The Gift (Steppas Records LP)
> Wulf - Community Dub (Lion Charge Records 12")
> Wulf - Community Dub (Egoless Remix) (Lion Charge Records 12")
> Congo Natty - Jah Warriors In Dub (DJ Madd Remix) (Big Dada Recordings LP)
> Dubdada - Give Dub (Zion Train Remix) (Moonshine Recordings 10")
> Sister Rasheda - Shashemene I (Dubbing Sun & Digid 21st Century Mix) (Rasheda Lioness Music 7")
> Congo Natty - Dub Souljah (Dubkasm Dragon Slayer Mix) (Big Dada Recordings LP)
> Cessman - In The Beginning (WhoDemSound 10")
> Alpha Steppa ft. Cologne - Grounded (Steppas Records LP)
> Twilight Circus ft. Ras Alla - No More Will I Roam (Gorgon Sound Remix) (Peng Sound Records 12")
Eatgood Records drop a fresh stash of the ill Sonnyjim album The Psychonaut on us, a monsterous release from 2011 that found the Birmingham wordsmith link with Melbourne's Obese Records. Special guest spits onboard from Jehst, Foreign Beggars, Cappo, Brad Strut, Prince Po, Rtkal, Mata & Must, Prime, Taharka & Kosyne too. Watch for the new Sleaze & Sonnyjim album Paranoid City coming real soon too.
Two spots in London i'm on the bill for tonight, Hip Hop vs Dancehall @ Trapeze, with Shortee Blitz & Charlie Dark, however fellow resident Mo Fingaz is holding it down in my absence, as i'll be playing at the United Nations Of Dub Reunion @ The Coronet alongside nuff selectors and sound systems, 50 artists, 5 arenas, big dance.
Today is a good day, Delegates Of Culture emcee/producer Skuff releases his brand new album Level on Audio Danger Records. A magnificent slice of music from the get go with some ill production from himself, Dirty Dike, DJ Nappa, Remulak, Chairman Maf, Leaf Dog, Klemenza, Bioviolence and Bee 109. Skuff has come correct with every single release over the years and this album is yet another testament to that fact, he's accomplished yet another masterful album that's full of flavour, don't sleep. All pre-orders have left the building.
One massive album has hit the pre-order section right about now, Congo Natty Jungle Revolution In Dub coming into stock on CD and single vinyl 13th of November, an incredible take on his already massive album from 2013. Get to know, some serious remix, versions and dub re-workings from the likes of Conscious Sounds, Vibronics, Young Warrior, Dubkasm, Joe Ariwa, DJ Madd and more. Big Dada Recordings coming correct once again, nuh sleep.
We've had another bunch of these ill Hip Hop Roots T-shirts arrive back in stock today, a consistent seller here at Suspect Packages.
An interesting new app has launched today, Crowdpleaser allows you to 'crowd fund' an artist or group to come and perform in your town, if enough money is raised, they come and rock the spot, simple as. Check it out, right now you can get my good self to come up and play in Sheffield for instance.
Big up Oracy right here.