New single released today and the fourth to be taken from the album “Lead by Example” by London’s Ramson Badbonez, his debut as a producer.
Out on August 27th through New Dawn Records, rarely has such a line up of hip hop heavyweights from both sides of the Atlantic featured together on the one LP, resulting in a showcase of the highest quality rhymes, beats and turntablism.
Previous singles “Stay True”, “Lead by Example” and “Black Hole Cypher / Rap to the Future” bench marked the standards, and latest offering “Lame Duck” follows in the same vein as New Jersey verbal assassins Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa and Prince Ak are next to enter the ring with their trademark raw and uncompromising punchlines delivering knockout blows to all comers, the energy intensified by the potent bass and kicks combinations for a concoction of bars and beats that go the full distance. Hard as nails.
New AA side single released today through New Dawn Records, the third to be taken from London producer Ramson Badbonez’ new album “Lead by Example” out on August 27th.
“Black Hole Cypher” is an outstanding posse cut featuring a “Who’s Who” of the UK scene. Relentless business from King Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst, Phoenix da Icefire and Ramson himself all piling in with fierce bars over a high octane beat.
Switching gears, “Rap to the Future” resonates to a classic west coast beat as Dizzy Dustin (Ugly Duckling / Blown Celeb), Cali’s Mr Hooper and Canada’s Moka Only evoke the sights and sounds of hip hop back in the day, with exquisite cuts provided by last year’s IDA scratch champion Kompoze.
New Dawn Records have today announced details of the phenomenal new album “Lead by Example” by Ramson Badbonez set to release on August 27th 2021.
Long established as a cornerstone of the UK hip hop scene, the prolific rapper swaps the mic for the mixing desk for the first time in one of the most impressive production debuts witnessed for many years. Unique in its nature, heavyweights from the USA, Canada and the UK share equal billing in a stellar line up of guest featured artists delivering a showcase of the highest calibre lyricism, compelling rhymes and slick wordplay.
Beats influenced by original funk, soul, rare groove and jazz are woven into a soundtrack which fuse the classic and modern eras laced with additional scratch sorcery courtesy of truntablists Kompoze, DJ Jazz T and DJ Miracle, each track precision cut as a backdrop for the gamut of verbal artistry to unleash their full artillery.
Many months in the making, rarely, if ever, has such an array of trans-Atlantic talent appeared together on the one record. Coast to coast, Reks, Skyzoo, Blacastan, Recognize Ali, Moka Only, Ruste Juxx, Dizzy Dustin, Johaz (Dag Savage), Sleep Sinatra, Tru Trilla, Juxx Diamondz and Justo the MC are just some of those standing shoulder to shoulder with British luminaries Jehst, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, MysDiggi, Cyclonious, Phoenix da Icefire, King Kashmere and many more.
Benchmark standards are set high in Ramson’s new career progression while still allowing occasional room for his own continued lyrical prowess. This is an essential hip hop collector’s item with few comparisons, a landmark release.
On Your Mark (Intro) ft DJ Miracle
Stay True ft Reks, Ruste Juxx & Blacastan
Rap to the Future ft Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper & Moka Only (cuts by Kompoze)
Nonchalant ft Mark Fear
Bismillah ft Justo the MC, Johaz & Sleep Sinatra
Wolves ft Phoenix da Icefire & Cyclonious
Equality for Every ft Chima Anya
Lame Duck ft Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa & Prince Ak
Reservoir Dogs ft Az Izz, Cymarshall Law, Speed Walton & Quip
Black Hole Cypher ft Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst & Phoenix da Icefire
Lead by Example ft Recognize Ali, Skyzoo & Juxx Diamondz (cuts by DJ Jazz T)
A series of singles will be released over the Spring and Summer, beginning with “Stay True” on April 27th.
Earning his reputation initially in the Australian homegrown scene with artists such as Bliss & Eso, producer M-Phazes went on to produce for internationally renowned stars such as Talib Kweli on Gutter Rainbows, the tracks Clap, Assassins and One Day ft Jill Scott for Pharoahe Monch, and Back on the Scene for Shady’s supergroup Slaughterhouse.
In 2010 he released his debut album “Good Gracious” featuring the cream of Australian hiphop which received global recognition
In October this year it was announced that he was collaborating with DJ Rhettmatic on a new remix album, to be called “Phazed Out” which will feature Big Noyd, Inspectah Deck, Termanology, Heltah Skeltah, Sadat X and many more, due for a 2012 release on Coalmine Records. Emilio Rojas current single Middle Finger was also produced by him
He has worked with several UK artists over the years, most recently Sonnyjim, and was in the UK for a few days recently where he gave this interview to well regarded online Hip Hop Kings.