Archive for the ‘battles’ Category

Here’s the new leak off Soul Khan’s Soulstice campaign, track entitled “Thunder in Paradise” featuring Marv Won of the legendary Detroit crew, the Fat Killahz.
DL/STREAM: Soul Khan – Thunder In Paradise f. Marv Won (prod. Marink / bass DJ Goo / cuts. DJ Brace)


DL: Professor Green – Alive Till I’m Dead (2010)

Here is a recipe for contemporary pop success. Take a grime MC, ladle over a melange of all strands of British urban and electronic music from the past 20 years. Then add a dollop of cheese. It’s worked for Dizzee, Tinie, Tinchy et al, and now it’s the turn of east London’s Professor Green and his bevy of producers. They have done rather well for themselves, too. With a flow like an estuary Eminem and a humorous sensibility reminiscent of Lily Allen, this album bounces along on a bed of dubstep, dub reggae and shameless INXS lifts. It’s coarse, but also curious, and on ‘Closing the Door’ examines romantic fidelity with an honesty that only half a dozen MCs can have managed in the history of hip-hop. Pop music, yes, but sparky and cleverly composed pop that still has an ear for the club.

1. Kids That Love To Dance f. Emeli Sandé
2. Just Be Good To Green f. Lily Allen
3. I Need You Tonight f. Ed Drewett
4. City Of Gold
5. Oh My God f. Labrinth
6. Jungle f. Maverick Sabre
7. Do For You
8. Falling Down
9. Monster f. Example
10. Closing The Door f. Fink
11. Where Do We Go f. Shereen Shabanaa
12. Goodnight

Freshness from the east coast’s best battle rapper, Soul Khan‘s crew BBAS. One of two bangers that the Brown Bag AllStars laced specifically for’s Empire State Mixtape. DJ Premier also said that this is his favorite BBAS record he’s ever heard. Nice!

DL/STREAM: Brown Bag All-Stars – The Agenda (prod. J57)

Ambitious project detailing the top 50 from all eras of battle rap plus owners & behind the scenes heroes in the Contributors section. Artwork by Greg Rieke with detailed bios of each MC. Full artwork can be seen below & I’ll update when the book drops.


Final round of KOTD’s first grand prix. Loe Pesci, Montreal’s Hindu Kush representative and KOTD & Grind Time favourite taking on Hamilton battle vet, Arcane. Winner gets $2000 and a shot at KOTD champ, TheSaurus; runner-up gets $500.

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Three more heated battles from Grind Time’s soon to be classic MOB event.


Latest (incredible) battle from Cali’s infamous MOB event.
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