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Get Your Nerd On #1: The Grand Taxonomy Of Rap Names

People who have too much time on their hands but put it to good use like this should be commended – this is quite delicious. (Giant visual linkage be here) … Continue reading

September 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

Top Notch Tape Tunez #2: Yomo & Maulkie – Glory

Tidy bit of conscious West coast biz from the under-rated crew who dropped just the one album on Ruthless. Produced by DJ Yella with Eazy E taking Executive Producer credit … Continue reading

September 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Blast From The Past #15: Brothers Uv Da Blakmarket – Livin’ In Da Bottle

Ah this one takes me back. Never actually caught the video on MTV Raps but my man Cypress hooked me up with the tune on one of the many mixtapes … Continue reading

September 13, 2010 · 1 Comment

Chump Of The Week #2

The 273’s second-ever ‘Chump Of The Week’ is a clearly disturbed, deeply religious psycho (is there any other kind?) armed only with a subscription to Amazon, a box of matches … Continue reading

September 10, 2010 · 1 Comment

Top Notch Tape Tunez #1 – NWA ‘Real Niggaz’

My posting up of Blade’s ‘Forward’ the other day got me reminiscing about some of the other tunes I used to bump in my walkman on my paper-round. You know … Continue reading

September 5, 2010 · Leave a comment

One For Ya Wednesday #6: Blade – Forward

Good old Blade. He may have turfed out one or two sketchy numbers towards the end of his rhyming days but he’ll always have this: Packing a punch like big … Continue reading

September 1, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sounds Like Hip Hop #2

There is only one man that the hip hop community turn to when in need of fruit, eggs and jesus-based advice… blackbeltjonez

August 20, 2010 · 1 Comment

Belated Mother’s Day Tidings

For too long Koaste has been treading a lonely path here at The 273, posting alone whilst Tyni and I do the house-keeping and cooking (you knew that we all … Continue reading

August 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Vu Tang…

Aaaah – they’re coming thick & fast now… • BlackBelt Jonez

June 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Maradonna’s Vuvuzela

Old habits die hard it seems. Nice to see the old boy getting into the spirit of things. • BlackBelt Jonez

June 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Sounds Like Hip Hop #1

What better way to bide ones time waiting for the cup final* to start than by wasting time on Photoshop? Inspired by the ultimate combo of cleaning my bedroom whilst … Continue reading

May 15, 2010 · 4 Comments

Blast From The Past #2: Jaz & Jay-Z – It’s That Simple

Koaste’s post reminded me of another tune by The Jaz with Jay-Z. ‘It’s That Simple’ is featured on the EP ‘Ya Don’t Stop‘ which is a solid classic with production … Continue reading

May 8, 2010 · 1 Comment

Chump Of The Week #1

Our first ever Chump Of The Week is everybody’s favourite mockney sparrah Danny Dyer. His chump status is assured after he got himself sacked from his agony uncle role in … Continue reading

May 8, 2010 · Leave a comment


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