SINGLES REVIEW

Verbals by A to the L
Karl Hinds – Don Gramma (Remix) (Wordplay)
The lead single of the Word Lab 2 compilation (reviewed here) features the added skills of Blak Twang and Seannie T. Electro tinged beats, aggressive rhyming skills and some nice lines feature throughout. The flip side features the original mix (not much difference between the two versions really though). The original is the UK answer to Big L’s ‘Ebonics’ and its a real need-to-listen-to single. Trying to describe the whole mood and style of this track is hard – on one hand it is a blatant copy of the L single, but it represents the UK so unashamedly with the culture and language differences celebrated rather than hidden behind Americanisms.
RATING: 8 / 10

ARTICLE: J.Lo and the “N” word

J.Lo and the “N” word (By DAP)

And DAP Says…
“Now The Editorial I’m Writing Is Hotter Than July
(Looked Up And I Didn’t See No Ribbon In The Sky!!!)”

In the beginning, there were many… As time went on, there became few…Now there is only one… One man… ONE DJ… standing alone… on Mount Olympus… Ladies and gentlemen… DJ JAZZY DAAAAAAP!!!!!

ARTICLE: Quiet times

Quiet times (By Redeem)

January arrives and with it, not much music. So, it is the perfect time to hunt for that ‘always-evading’ album or experiment with some new shit. I managed to do both, picking up the Beastie’s ‘Anthology’ and a Gareth Bowen & Tricky LP, called ‘Product Of The Environment’.