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Nearing the end of their UK tour celebrating 25 years since the release of critical Beatdown, Kool Keith, TR Love & Ced Gee – aka the Ultramagnetic MCs – headed north of the border from Leeds to visit Glasgow.

DJ Bunty & co have put on many a good hip hop night at the city’s o2 ABC 2 venue in Sauchiehall Street, and this was no different. As the whole of the UK sweltered in high summer temperatures, the heat was on in more ways than one.

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The group later commented that they hadnt seen a crowd like the one in Glasgow for many years….and in fact THEY had to try and calm THEM down!!

The Skinny Mag’s Bram Gieben, who had previously interviewed Kool Keith in the lead up to their arrival, went along to check the night out and you can read his review HERE

The last scheduled show of the current European run is at The Dour Festival in Belgium on Saturday 20th July.

The group have also been busy recording new material, and you should be seeing the results of this a little later in the year. They are also due to take part in a BBC radio documentary shortly, more details to follow. Their most recent track release “Let the Bars Go” has proven to be particularly popular at the shows

You can keep up to date with them on twitter, including news on their Ultra Clothing Brand being developed, via the group account @MCsUltra Kool Keith @ultraman7000 and TR Love @TR_Ultra

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New UK Single & Video – Jamieson – Ways To Get Ahead

Kilburn’s Jamieson, now based in the South Bronx, NYC, follows up his tribute to his hometown “London Freestyle” with the new single & video “Ways to Get Ahead”.

Taken from the final instalment of his Mixtape Trilogy “I Came I Saw”, the track chronicles the journey he’s taken from his days as part of UK hip hop duo Twisted Thoughts with K.I.L.L.A.G.R.A.M. to his move over to the States and the work he’s been putting in since arriving there in 2007.

From the launch of his Foreign Exchange mixtape hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, he’s enjoyed regular support from DJ Booth, XXL, 2 Dope Boys, This Is 50, Hip Hop Dx and a wide range of other key tastemakers across the country. Working with artists Joell Ortiz, Sean Price, Skyzoo and receiving co:signs from Yelawolf, RZA and B-Real, there’s little doubt this London born & bred MC has been packing in a mountain of work, and “Ways To Get Ahead” documents the grind.

The mixtape launches soon ahead of his brand new single “I Get Busy”, set for international release in the
Spring

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Sister Elements launches a brand new hip hop night “Grandma’s Party” on Friday 30th March with a mix of live performances, dj sets and a short film world premiere

Performers

Fresh from a support slot with Souls of Mischief at Manchester’s Roadhouse on March 7th, Sister Elements, aka Sarah Sayeed, headlines by performing tracks from her new upcoming album. Described by BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction as “a 360 degree conscious artist & fearless lyricist”, she previously released her video .”Contentment”, and has since performed all over the world.

Further live sets on the night come from Manchester’s James Gill, some cool hip hop & funk sounds from female rapper Rain Freedom and a special performance from Ella Mesma, quoted by The Times as “Hip Hop dance’s ongoing potential for deeper expression”.

DJ Sets

Two of the UK’s hip hop heavyweights will be on dj duty. Sarah Love, fresh from supporting Aloe Blacc’s tour in December, and her own tour of Australia in January will be bringing you the real hiphop flavas she’s famous for since her days with Kung Fu, MTV and BBC 1Xtra. A new video interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle has just gone live where she speaks on the early days and her views on the scene today.

Excalibah is well known to the heads as an award winning dj for his Tales From The Legend BBC 1Xtra radio show where he gave early national airplay to artists such as Estelle, Pro Green, Sway and Plan B.

Film screening

There will also be the screening of the short film, “Hip Hop Had A Dream”. While researching his book of the same name released in 2008, the UK’s Damien Morgan interviewed a number of renowned names including Sugarhill Gang, Ty, Bashy, Ghostface Killah, Joe Budden, Professor Griff, Chuck D & Skinnyman for their views on the culture of hiphop, their early influences and the journey it has taken from the early days to now.

These interviews were documented in film and have just been edited together in a short 15 minute documentary set for its worldwide premiere at Grandma’s Party

Big night for lovers of Tru Skool hip hop & the emergence of another regular event showcasing the best in new UK talent.

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ONLINE ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM www.richmix.co.uk (£7 advance / £10 OTD)

VENUE : Rich Mix, 35 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA – nearest stations Liverpool St & Bethnal Green

TWITTER : @RichMixLondon @SisterElements @DJSarahLove @Excalibah @Rain_Freedom @EllaMesma

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Two of the UK’s heavyweights in the hiphop scene met up recently in London to produce this new video just gone live tonight

Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle has established himself as the premier online blog for hiphop news from the UK and overseas over the years with content featured on BET, MTV and shared widely on the internet by all the top online media outlets in the United States.

DJ Sarah Love established her position as the “1st Lady of Hiphop” from her early days performing sets at London’s famous Kung Fu events, to helping set up MTV Africa, smashing sets for MTV Europe parties, presenting for MTV UK’s The Lick and spearheading the only hiphop show on BBC’s Radio 1Xtra up until 2010, which drew an un-equalled international audience.

Most recently she was the offical tour dj for Aloe Blacc’s series of dates in the UK during December 2011, and has just returned from a month long tour of Australia where she supported Pete Rock and Immortal Technique

They sat down in London to discuss Sarah’s early days, her rated albums and artists over the years, and also her thoughts on the hiphop scene in the UK today. Look out for Australian producer M-Phazes in the background who also has an interview coming soon on The Hip Hop Chronicle.

DJ Sarah Love is a regular on the international hiphop club circuit, but UK heads can next expect to see her perform in London on 30th March along with another ex BBC 1Xtra stalwart DJ Excalibah at Rich Mix on Bethnal Green Road….although check back here for possible earlier dates….

Both The Hip Hop Chronicle and DJ Sarah Love will be at the launch of a brand new club night launching in London on the 27th April which will be the only one to celebrate and fully represent the traditional 4 elements of hiphop. Details to follow

You can keep in touch with both at www.djsarahlove.com www.thehiphopchronicle.com or via twitter @DJSarahLove and @HipHopChronicle

Enjoy

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During her support tour in the UK with Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter in December, London’s DJ Sarah Love dropped in on some old fam in Nottingham, and was interviewed for online tv Press Play Entertainment as part of their “Introduce Yourself” series.

Also present was UK MC Scorzayzee, and she spoke of her past with Kung Fu, BBC 1Xtra, MTV, Beatminerz Radio, supporting acts such as Wu Tang, KRS-1 & her background in music which includes starting off as a drummer…though she passed on the oppo to give us a quick Buddy Rich !

Currently on tour in Australia until the end of January, she will be at Oxford Art Factory, Sydney on the 12th, supporting Immortal Technique at the Metro Theatre Sydney on the 19th and at the city’s Red Room on the 21st.

A regular on the international hip hop circuit, look out for a few more UK dates in the early Spring being announced soon.

Can keep up to date with what Sarah is doing via her official site www.djsarahlove.com or her social media platforms www.facebook.com/DJSarahLove or on twitter @DJSarahLove

Also check check in with the guys in Nottingham @TeamPressPlay & @Scorzayzee

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Its become a tradition around Xmas time. Like apocalyptically bad tv schedules, running battles with relatives or 80% discount pre-sales sales signs going up…just before the “to-let signs”…at least the day is brightened up by west London’s Hip Hop MC Mystro’s annual appearance on BBC Radio 1Xtra

His UK Rap Up covers the world of entertainment and events with his usual dry humour and on point production from Colin Emmanuel, aka Black Einstein

One of the most respected UK MCs, 2012 will see his new free EP “What Type of Drug is Mystrogen” dropping ahead of his long awaited debut album “MYSTROGEN”

You can download the entire audio mp3 for this at http://www.mysdiggi.com/wp-content/mysmp3s/Mystro-UK-Rap-Up-2011.mp3

He is everywhere online, has his own video diaries on Youtube, and you can keep up to date with everything from his official site www.mysdiggi.com

Can follow the guys on twitter @Mystrogen & @BlackEinstein Rap Up Artwork by @DJEssDee

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On the eve of beginning her dj support tour in the UK for Aloe Blacc, DJ Sarah Love spoke with Sasha Shantel the editor of In-Spirels Magazine as part of their “Wonder Woman” feature

Here she talks about her early days performing at the various Kung Fu nights in London, her time with BBC 1Xtra, the djs who have inspired her, her Mobo nominations, performing with Wu Tang and The Roots and much more

In-Spirels is a publication dedicated to those who motivate and inspire, designed to encourage young talent and recognize achievements

The “Aloe Blacc & The Grand Design” tour starts in Birmingham on Saturday 3rd December, followed by Leeds 4th, Nottingham 5th, Manchester 7th, Newcastle 8th, Sheffield 9th, Liverpool 11th, Glasgow 12th, Bristol 13th, Hammersmith Apollo 15th and finishes at Brighton Dome on the 16th

Check the interview at www.in-spirelsmagazine.co.uk/?p=10020

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Aloe Blacc returns to the UK for an extended tour starting on Saturday 3rd December at HMV Institute in Birmingham

The Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme Tour takes in most major towns & cities throughout the country including Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol & London.

Support on all of the dates comes from the UK’s “1st Lady of Hiphop” DJ Sarah Love, a massive name on the UK hiphop scene from her days mashin up sets in the Kung Fu club nights all the way through to her helping set up MTV Africa, presenting for MTV Base UK and BBC 1Xtra radio.

A regular on the international hiphop club tour circuit, Sarah supports California’s singer, rapper and musician Aloe Blacc. The Stones Throw artist was in the UK earlier in the year appearing on mainstream television programmes such as The Graham Norton Show, having already blessed Later With Jools Holland with a bangin set in support of the highly successful Good Things album.

Expect to hear classic tracks from Shine Through and Good Things as well as some huge hiphop sets courtesy of Ms Love, and further support from Maya Jupiter and The Grand Scheme

Follow them on twitter @AloeBlacc and @DJSarahLove

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The UK’s “1st Lady of Hiphop” and “One Woman Wrecking Machine”, DJ Sarah Love has a big few months ahead.

Starting on Wednesday 9th November, she supports Cypress Hill and Soul Assassins DJ Muggs as part of his Bass For Your Face European tour along with Choice FM’s DJ279, Rod Azlan and End of the Weak / Speaker’s Corner’s DJ Snuff

She is then the official UK tour dj for Aloe Blacc during December, taking in most of the country’s major cities before heading off to tour Australia in January. 2012 promises to be a big year for the ex MTV and BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter with various projects in the pipeline, and you can expect to see a lot more press coverage before the turn of the year.

Here she gives a comprehensive interview about her past, present and future with Raw Talk http://www.rawtalkrecordings.com/interview/djsarahlove

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Over 3 days, 14th, 15th & 16th September, we arranged 5 video shoots with UK artists linked to future releases from Stateside artists Copywrite & Double AB.

On the first day, we were with Mystro, Genesis Elijah and Iron Braydz in Ladbroke Grove to film 3 of these. Mystro appears on Copywrite’s track Pick Up Stix, also featuring Sean Price, Iron Braydz appears on a track from Double AB “London’s Calling”, and all 3 appear on a new posse cut with Copywrite. Copywrite’s album “God Save The King” is due for release in the first quarter of 2012.

A number of media also dropped by to check out what was happening, including Soulculture, The Grime Report, BSomebody TV, Niji Magazine, Code Emphasis, Lime, and The Hip Hop Chronicle. Mystro, Gen & Braydz gave an impromptu “Big Man Ting” interview for The Hip Hop Chronicle (see below)

Pics from day 1

MYSTRO – PICK UP STIX

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Mystro, Genesis Elijah & Iron Braydz

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The next day we were in Lewisham, South London linkin up with Dru Blu (AKA Don Strapzy) to film a sequence for the track God Save The King. Good fellas and Dru been gettin a lot of exposure recently in the specialist UK media

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On the final day we were over at Hammersmith to meet up with Context MC who had already appeared on a remix for Copywrite’s labelmate Vast Aire, on the track “Cannon on Samus”. The sequence was shot for a track “Ghost in the Machine” down at the Thames. Special mention to the woman who told us she could “arrange” for a variety of birds to appear in the video & offered a feather as proof. You have a sponsorship deal with Thunderbird in the making there sweetheart…..!

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The full versions of these videos are now due to be edited and the results will be seen in the near future. Mention also to John at Dirty Media and Despa at Stay Fresh on the video duties

Follow all these guys on twitter @Mystrogen @GenesisElijah @Braydz @DonDruBlu @ContextMC

@DirtyMediaLdn @DespaStayFresh

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BIG MAN TING ft Mystro, Genesis Elijah & Iron Braydz filmed by The Hip Hop Chronicle