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Category Archives: Top Notch Tape Tunez

Scorzayzee | Great Britain vinyl (& mug) pre-order live, now!

I don’t know if Scorzayzee’s P Brothers produced Great Britain is the greatest UK hiphop single of all time. It’s definitely a contender, or at least it will be later … Continue reading

September 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Hutch | Can I Blag A Roll Up?

Proof that videos of demented youngsters chatting shit on the streets of Brighton will never get old. Give that man a round of applause and pay him with a bacon … Continue reading

January 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Big Toast | Don’t Be A Tory

So, yeah. Our first post in a while. Old blog-heads don’t die, they get chubby and move to Miami. Or London, or Portslade, or wherever. And every so often they … Continue reading

December 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Terrence Trent D’arbohze | Sign Your Nephilim Across My Heart

Fresh weirdness from the Glasgow’s II Tone Committee alumni more usually known these days as Mistah Bohze. As he says “ladies and gentlemen, do not adjust your listening devices, this … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

S Kalibre | Bat By The Door

Fun fact for the day from S Kalibre: Poundland nails aren’t necessarily of the finest quality and if you stick them in the end of your bat and then attack … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Curren$y | Good Cop, Bad Cop

What you gonna do when they come for you?

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quelle Chris | It’s About That Time

Funny how the two most topical songs to have caught my ear in the last week are both older tunes leaked in response to the wave of revulsion following the … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

VVV | Bozo Boyz

Nottingham’s finest group of lyrical heavyweights Cappo, Juga-Naut and Vandal Savage continue their charm offensive with this latest instalment of addictive absurdities and cryptic glamour. Let’s have an album soon, … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

General Steele & Hakim Green | Ali Bumaye

Haven’t been keeping up with all of the Muhammad Ali tributes (there must have been a few, right?) but I doubt there’ll be any to match up to this. When … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

TMI Tuesday: The week Ed Sheeran was crowned the most powerful black person in British music

Another week, another doomed attempt to make sense of the hideous wealth of information out there threatening to fuck us up every day. Though this is my first column under … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

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

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