Row. D – Elevated

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How many radio sets do you have to shell down before people notice? How many battles do you have to win? How many sick projects do you have to drop before people take notice? I don’t have any statistics, but one guy that has┬ádone all this and more this year is N3 mic man Row D, and it seems that, finally, after over ten years of graft, people are beginning to take notice. With that in mind, I thought I’d look back on some of Row D’s highlights in 2014 to show why he’s arguably been THE MC of 2014. Continue reading

Project Allout Records – Volume… The Pick of the Zip

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When I spoke to Project Allout Records head honcho Skillzy a few weeks back, he told me that the label “have a lot to come”, and just a few days later, he backed that up by giving out “Project Allout Records – Volume 1”, a free zip file of 25 instrumentals that vary in style from pure grime bangers, UK garage inspired riddims, and, of course, a few trap/hip hop influenced tunes as well. I thought I’d run the rule over the whole lot and pick out the top 5 songs in the zip so that you can see just why it’s worth the download, so here they are in no particular order. Continue reading