LRS “Low”

LRS - low

LRS is back with “Low”. The second release of a continuing reverse trilogy.
Back in 2017, we were introduced to the first in the serie titled “Highs”.
LRS is composed of Jostereo and Days aka Racecar. The duo met just barely 10 years ago and connected instantly; it was as if they had known each other for decades. After their initial collaboration (on Jostereo’s “Off Praha”), they both found a satisfying chemistry and mutual admiration for each other’s respective skills.

“Low” represents their therapeutic approach to dealing with life’s unexpected dips and feelings like depression.
Enjoy and stay tune for the last episode in the serie.

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MASTA CONGA “Back to Basics” by Izzy Power

Masta Conga

Leader of the Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra, Percussionnist, beatmaker, sound engineer, Masta Conga return with his first solo Hip Hop album titled “Back to Basics”. The project features U-george, Emskee, Blaqpoet, Starvin B, Oxygen, Juga-naut, Junclassic, Alakazam, Coherent, Stinkin Slimrok and Racecar.

The opening track on Back to Basics seemed to lunge at me from my speakers and demand, not just ask for, my attention. But it also managed to move and groove me in a more than pleasant way. The record is obviously hip-hop but the jazz and funk influences are prevalent throughout, in loving touches that make you want to dance and in wonderful musical meanderings that break the mould of the tracks without disrupting your groove.

After taking in track after track on multiple occasions, I was able to put my finger on something. A somewhat haunting vibe creeps and crawls with you through this album, sometimes in the lyrics and often in the music, which helps to paint a fantastically rich and real picture in the mind. The lyrics range from downright scary to unbelievably soulful and hit everywhere in between. They find the realness of life and the poetic nature of art and music. At times while listening to this record I was reminded of exactly who and what I was but, more often, I was inspired to be better or to just change full stop.

But before you think that this album is all conscience and no groove, let me tell you that I danced to these tracks time after time. I found that it accompanied my morning or afternoon workouts brilliantly, helping to pass the time effortlessly and all the while keeping my pace up with its relentless and surprisingly dance-worthy beats.

I must say that I was more than entertained on each and every one of the multiple listening sessions I have given Back to Basics since it entered my life. And I definitely think that I will continue to listen to it after completing this review. This record has left a mark of some kind on me and I feel all the better for it. What gets me each time I put this record on is its soulfulness. It almost reaches out and gently hugs you, as both words and beats effortlessly caress your ears while shaking your limbs, then suddenly it is over almost as soon as it begun. As I mentioned earlier, this exquisite collection of tracks help time to pass by really nicely, while still entertaining and touching you. I can definitely recommend this wonderful musical marvel.

Pre-order here

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Millenium Jazz

Millennium Jazz Music presents “Operation Six” as they celebrate with the Jazz Jousters collective on their 6th anniversary since the group started working together in 2012.

OP6 is the first project from the Jousters collective since the release of the “Fifth Element” double vinyl and cassette album for the previous anniversary.
As usual all music was made exclusively for this project. If you are aware of the previous editions from the UK label / collective many of the usual suspects as well as a few new members are included.

To mark this years anniversary a double vinyl album and a limited batch of cassettes will be available for purchase. You can pre-order the vinyl via Qrates:

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BOOG BROWN “Boog Brown”

Boog Brown

Busy bee is how we can define the Atlanta based female mc who goes by the name of Boog Brown. After the EP “Sun Up”(2016) it was radio silence for the lady. In May a mini docu / interview made by Theorematic find Boog talking about her catalog, finding her style and new music coming up.

Well, the wait was worth it as we got serve with not only 1 but three new projects released in October. The first appetizer is the single “Just right” (off the album) follow shortly after by a EP and an album released on the UK label Tea Sea Records.
Boog Brown album Boog Brown EP

Tom Caruana who runs the label, produced and mixed all the tracks. He has worked with many of the popular and underground Hip Hop artists. Tom shooked the web by mixing the best hip hop with the best of the Pop scene. One of the memorable project is Wu-Tang vs The Beatles. Check the whole serie. It more than worth the listen.

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AMASIA “Convergences”


Nice surprise in our inbox this morning coming from Lyon (France) of the fresh label Amasia Records.

AMASIA RECORDS is the association of two producers : SHIMSHON & SYNES. The 2 produce Hip-Hop records with artists from all around the world.

The first volume of Amasia Records is called CONVERGENCES, a 10 tracks project including 11 rappers from USA, Finland, France and Belgium.

We cannot wait to hear more projects from Amasia Records and discover more talented artists.
Stay tuned !!

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Annonce-progHOS-light AllttA-HOS

Hip’opsession is almost upon us and the 2018 edition promises to be one for the books. Year after year the famous french Hip Hop festival continues to highlight all the elements of the culture and bringing people of all race and age together with the motto “one nation under a groove” in Nantes and his suburb. A special s/o for the organisation to make it also accessible for the deafs and hard of hearing people since 2015.
Hip’opsession is starting officially from the 1st March till the 18th. But if you familiar with the organisation behind the festival you know that it has already started. A sort of warming up before the big bang!
As the tradition goes the Battle Opsession, the major rendez-vous for dancers from all over the world, will launch the festival. During 2 days it will be about cyphers, exchanges, trainings and of course battles for the titel for each category: House, Hip Hop, Lock, pop, Top Rock, Bonnie & Clyde (2 vs 2) and Crews (3 vs 3).
Hip’opssesion is music as well, MC challenge (EOW) Res EOW

expositions Gangster Dooddles Black Panther showcases Crazy B
grafitti, Theater Affiche-carreģe-DLFAB-1024x1024 ,cinema wild-style-cover-700x500
Q&A, Dance, Beatbox FURAX and so much more…

To sum up all the events will be like climbing the Himalaya, so check the entire program here


If you are around the city one of the event not to be missed is happening at Stereolux the 9th of March. Hip’opsession is headlining Alltta, the Electronic-rap duo composed of 20Syl (C2C, Hocus Pocus) & J.Medeiros (The Procussions).

Opening acts for the supergroup are Gracy Hopkins (FR/ANG/BR)

Sorg & Napoleon Maddox (FR /USA)

and all away from New Zealand the hip hop artist Raiza Biza.

Let’s forget for a moment that the world right now is in a bad shape. For 3 weeks, Hip’opsession 2018, is inviting you to celebrate a culture in full glory. A culture that still unify since the day of his birth some 40 years ago.
See you there…


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JR & Th'Acquisition

JR & Th’Acquisition are long in the game. Individually, JR has been involved in different projects like Funky Organizers (who recently toured in Europe), on featurings by the East Garden label and also with his solo stuff. Beside the music he is also hosting events. Th’Acquisition wears also many hats. Beside being DJ, he is also a producer, organising events and doing workshops all over country. What the two have in common is doing a lot for the culture in the city of Rotterdam and their love for the music. So it was only a matter of time for the two to team up. They went on winning the Sena Grote Prijs 2017 with best act and the public’s choice.


We had the chance at the redaction to hear a preview of their first project “Bedtijd” (bedtime) and it’s a little masterpiece. You can hear that the experience is flowing all over each track and it’s calling for more, not only for the lyrics but also for the productions. It’s like all the pieces of the puzzle coming together effortlessly.
The two are now nominated for the Rotterdam Music Awards in the category “Promising act” (Belofte). It’s only a matter of time before they take on the international scenes with their act.

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Mark the date in your agenda for the Rotterdam Music Awards: 11 December. And if you cannot attend, please vote for our favorite (yes, we are bias…don’t care)


Photo by:Rosa Quist Photography

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Combining the talents of two of the most dynamic, confident & raw emcees in the independent Hip- Hop music-scene today, Outnumbered But Deadly (OBD) contrasts gritty rhymes and vibrant beats in a wild-fusion and sound that’s all their own, but designed entirely, for all.
Originally formed in 2011, OBD is based out of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and comprised of the joint-forces & lyrical-talents of rappers Kawil and D-tech. Creating rhythms & rhymes that provoke the mind and stoke the spirit – OBD is determined to be the voice of change and ready to lead the people towards a better, more-empowered tomorrow through music.

OBD - Renegades II [boombap mix]

Together, OBD is an undeniable sonic-force and powerful set of voices that are unafraid to put their knowledge, experience & music to work on behalf of the people. Through their own intense bond – the rhymes of OBD have the strength, charisma and attitude to be an authentic call for change that the people can genuinely connect with & respond to…they make music that can truly unify and mobilize.


The movement has already begun with the official release of their single: Renegades. Outnumbered But Deadly – make no mistake, these two emcees are ready to take on the world… and ready to take you with them side-by-side into the future of Hip-Hop.

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THE STRANGEST FREAKS feat. DUDLEY PERKINS “Check out The Sound” / “Initiation”

The Strangest Freaks - Check Out The Sound

The Strangest Freaks are PRY and Binkbeats. Building a bridge between hip hop, disco rap and old school p-funk, “Check Out the Sound” is their first single of their upcoming album “Thrills Galore”. The track has a great beat, combined with a sophisticated bass line. Binkbeats is unleashed on the vibraphone, featured MC Dudley Perkins tells his story about the golden age of hip hop and PRY’s guitar sounds just like George Clinton would have liked it.

The second single “Initiation” is nailing the coffin’ as the two impose their own style and we can hear how they compliment each other. This is mastery in motion throughout the whole project…


After all is not for nothing that they are called The Strangest Freaks. Stay tuned for “Thrills Galore” to be released this month.

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