In a pre-Twitter age it was possible to dupe the entertainment industry into thinking you were somebody you were not and avoid having your cover blown. That's precisely what Scots Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd did when they masqueraded as Californian rap duo Silibil ’N’ Brains in the early 2000s, eliciting coverage from MTV, landing a deal with Sony and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Green Day and David Walliams. Now they've finally come clean and Jeanie Finlay has documented the sham in her upcoming documentary, The Great Hip Hop Hoax .
Fresh off getting the IKEA treatment , the Swedish furniture and horsemeatball hawker decking out the producer's studio, Harry Love has decided to rework the excellent Telemachus-produced and Marci-featuring Scarecrows. Check the video below before exchanging your email for the download. Did he trump the swooning original ? DOWNLOAD: Telemachus - Scarecrows feat. Roc Marciano (Harry Love Remix)
Onoe Catporno's offers up a double dose of otherworldly outings in this video for two tracks taken from his Willows Midnight Gallery album. See what the Funkadelic kingpin had to say when he checked in with UK All Day at the tail-end of last year.
Skillit clads himself in zebra-print lycra and stunts like Hulk Hogan - no, you don't really want it. Skillit Bang is stocked at all good supermarkets. And iTunes .
The Purist washes up a pitch-perfect rock for CAS to shot his hallmark hopeless and demoralised drug raps, in what's arguably the stand-out from the London producer's new TR-ill set .
Set your reminders for the 23 March as a certified all-star line-up join the Doctor's Orders troop for a live one @ The Garage, Highbury.
Say sayonara, it's Sonny.
Flippers gives e'rryone a much needed dose of positivity. You already know the drill .
If Ghostpoet's debut revealed an uncanny resemblance to Roots Manuva vocally, it also introduced a man living on his own rock way over yonder. Expect more idiosyncrasies when he follows up with his second album, Some Say I So I Say Light.
You can always count on Skeptik to deliver, his multi-faceted productions sounding the business with or without an MC onboard. On 29 April he will let Thanks For Trying off the leash, his first release on BBE Records.
Sometimes all it takes is a chopped sample and thumping drums and that's none more evident with A.H. Fly, the man responsible for the beats on Universal Soldiers' stone-cold UKHH golden era classics. Good to hear he has a project with Ralph Rip Shit lined up.
Downright tawdry fuck music from Jon Phonics and ItsNate. This pair seem to come up trumps when they collab so let's hope for more.
This video couldn't have thrown back to the late 80s more accurately if it had a crosshair and unmatched hand-eye co-ordination. Metabeats' Caviar Crackle - featuring everyone from Dubbledge to Action Bronson and, of course, Vanity Jay - is waiting in the wings.
The Purist's 808-crafted TR-ill is upon us .
Production duo Jupiter Son crack out some monster sawtooth waves for Dubbledge to do his loosey goosey over.
For Ed Andrews' latest Take The Stage reel, Parky waxes lyrical about his personal grind, providing for his family and his most personal outing yet with new album Me Myself & Akai .
Better known by his production handle Blue Daisy, Dahlia Black steps up to the mic for a rap song dubbed Fuck A Rap Song . That throaty delivery, moody, ponderous backdrop and demonic imagery place him somewhere between Golf Wang's Tyler and the Flatbush Zombies - but from Blighty.
Ardent crate digger, DJ and producer Harry Love used to have vinyl storage and studio issues. That was until IKEA hooked man UP. Hopefully we can expect new material now that feng shui has been restored.
"You laptop hot, just internet warm." Former So Solid producer and Flipmode affiliate Dready blesses Pusha Ton with some beast music for the brief but unrelentingly boastful intro to his new mixtape. Pusha T - Wrath Of Caine