New Music – Travis Karter ‘White Panther’

Travis Karter is an artist destined to make an impact, he is ravenously hungry and not for the trappings and gold chains that usually hold hip hop down, but for something far purer. From age 12 when he released his first track “Till The Day I Die” with the endorsement and following of Kymani Marley…

Live – Chali 2NA & Krafty Kuts @ Canvas 15/11/17

We arrived early and settled into the comfy laid back atmosphere of the beautiful Canvas bar. We await with baited breath the imminent opening of the dancefloor and stage, we might have been a little embarrassingly keen. Our eyes flicker nervously to the stagedoor barely able to contain our visible glee, because hip hop greatness…

Featured Artist Friday: Chris Rivers

Hip hop is a genre that struggles to find its wings a little live sometimes, whether it’s inaudible sound levels making the verses blurry or a lacklustre approach and inattention to showmanship sometimes it can fail to make an impression. Chris Rivers however knows how to let his music soar live, pumping it full of energy and passion. The words take flight from the stage and circle the enthralled audience’s ears leaving them feeling giddy and dizzy.

Interview – Shlick Smit

We managed to pin Josh ‘Shlick Smit‘ down long enough to fire a volley of questions at him. They range from insightful to insipid, but they give you a good idea just what this guy is all about. Q: Lets start this nice and generic, who or what are you? A: My name is Shlick…

Featured Artist Friday: Shlick Smit

We are very excited to introduce you to this weeks Featured Artist, Shlick Smit. A New York bred rapper who has weened on the teat of hip hop and has grown very strong from doing so. Now based in Southern California but repping just as hard, this is one of those rare occasions when you…

Featured Artist Friday – Resek Records

Resek Records is a collective that prizes passion over everything else. Not limiting themselves to a genre or a lifestyle the artists on the label come from a mixed background of genre and disciplines. From talented singer songwriters, to lyricists and beatmakers, the only real requirement in order to become a member is a dedicated…

New Music – Bi:Lingual ‘Subject Number’

So the mystery man behind the YACK e-mail address sent me this little track by Bi:Lingual called Subject Number. After my first listen I check the Facebook page and notice some mutual friends knocking about the likes list (which is surprising, due to my lack of friends). It seems these guys are doing okay for…

New Music – In Sanity ‘Jurassic Cypher’

Along with being human beings, sometimes rapping on albums and at live shows, In Sanity have yet another string on their bow, kicking off dope ass cyphers. We should start off by explaining precisely what a cypher is, for the uninitiated. A cypher starts off as a beat, then it’s passed to someone to write and deliver the…

Shitty Albums Part I: ASAP Rocky- ‘Long Live ASAP’

Shitty Albums is a series of reviews for, quite possibly, the worst albums on the planet.  Part I- ASAP Rocky ‘Long Live ASAP’ ‘Long Live ASAP’ is an album so riddled with cliché it could make for a truly excellent drinking game, unfortunately as an album this makes it boring, predictable and ultimately pointless. I…