Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Video: Dot Rotten - Keep It On A Low

Very proud... keep smashing it Dot! - BUY IT NOW

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Disorder Magazine - NOV 2011

DISORDER Nov 2011 A piece I was asked to do for Disorder Magazine, it was bloody strange having to write about my journey. I attempted to not make it waffle and utterly boring - but I most likely achieved both! Woiiii Click the image to read it in full or cop the magazine which is out now ,so you can throw darts at my face or whatever you guys like to get up to these days. INSIDE.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The best comedy video of 2011



I don't know if the English Frank or Giggs one made me laugh more. Which one did it for you? haha

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Karizma - Bad Boy (Produced by Starkey)



Etta Bond - A License to Thrill




I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Etta Bond is a star! Wake up or jog on! Check out her full version of Wretch 32's single Forgiveness (which she features) from Wired and also a great set at Tim & Barry's Just Jam.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kano & Mikey J - "E.T." ft. Wiley, Wretch 32 x Scorcher

This is the third track to be released from the Mikey J X Kano collaboration series and boy is it a mad one. Featuring Wiley, Wretch 32 and Scorcher, it definitely embodies the essence of what should be being made. I'm definitely not a fan of anything released by Kano after 2006/07 - but this has definitely made me pay attention. I just hope it's not another K.A re-invention back to a rawer sound only to end up using the underground and hop back on some mainstream hype - a sort of snakes and ladders situation. However that aside, it's beautiful to see all five talents grouping together and putting something out there that's strong with great visuals. Make sure to check out the Maxsta X Kano Alien track as well!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

GAS GAS GAS

Friday, September 02, 2011

Notion Magazine - Hyperfrank: The Warning! [AUGUST]

Appeared on Notion Magazine Online - Check here.

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Signed to Labrinth’s new label, Odd Child, Etta Bond is ready to put her soulful twist on the world of popular music. Let’s get it out there, first and foremost, this is an auto-tune free zone! Miss Bond has a great voice, it’s genuinely beautiful, so there’s no need for that manmade piece of machinery. What really sets’ her apart from the rest, though, is her honest words of knowledge – which when layered down on top of her smooth delivery is truly bedazzling.

While singers, especially, these days are trying to push units and stick to happy-go-lucky formats, Henrietta is part of an honest wave of new breed talent ready to bare their soul, as she explains: “Everyone is different, but I suppose some are afraid to show it. I’m not scared!” With a taster mixtape in production and a formal album release set for next year, I’m putting my money on this bubbly young lady to not only steal your hearts, but also kidnap the charts.

The listening booth:

Ask Me To Stay by Etta Bond

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Photography by Liam Ricketts

Faze Miyake is definitely at the front of the pack of producers re-enforcing that firm code of dark militant war music, controlled by a simple but powerful force of bass. With his recent remix for Magnetic Man’s Anthemic (featuring P Money) and his Take Off instrumental – which was recently announced as the official anthem to the legendary Lord Of The Mics 3 – his name has firmly been put on the map. It’s exciting to see a young producer gain attention for their raw talent.

A humble yet quiet character sits in front of his simple homemade set-up, which makes me wonder just where all this crazy musical energy comes from? “I drink a lot of energy drinks when I’m making music. It kind of gives me energy to get stuff done.” With a keenness to work with some of the scene’s pioneers on his hit-list – Skepta, Wiley, and a bunch of gripping new vocal collaborations to be announced – it’s just another 360 degree fly-kick in the mouth to the yearly ‘grime is dead’ bellowers.

The listening booth:



View article here

Thursday, September 01, 2011

MTV: JP & HYPERFRANK MEETS SCRUFIZZER

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Run on over and see the interview footage of when we caught up with up and coming new wave MC Scrufizzer and MC female Mz Bratt.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

RWD About To Blow: Kreayshawn Feature

Kreayshawn Hyperfrank and Davey

My feature for RWD Magazine About To Blow - Click image to enlarge and read.

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Check out the full article by clicking HERE and also check out the full magazine right here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lil B - Gonzo



Big up Casey for showing me this! Woop Woop swag! His show in London was crazy - check out all the gonzo episodes!

Dot Rotten in i-D Magazine

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Click the image or here to enlarge so you can read.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hyperfrank in I-D Magazine

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I featured in a piece along with 4 other girls in I-D Magazine's The Pick Up issue. Click on the image to read and enlarge. Big shout out to Milly for getting me involved.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

i-D Wretch 32

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Original piece can be seen along with video interview here.

Earlier this year i-D online caught-up with a fresh-faced young chap going by the name of Wretch 32, who was eager to make his mark on the mainstream just like he did with the underground.

Within a few months Wretch put his foot to the pedal and shot full steam ahead, leading the charts with his own brand of authentic music. His first official single ‘Traktor’ took him straight into the top five, and his ‘Unorthodox’ collaboration proved he wasn’t just a flash in the pan. As the pace quickened, with his third single ‘Don’t Go’ – a love letter to his one and only, music – he showed the world how gifted he really is, bagging his first number one. The Tottenham born artist’s smooth, relaxed approach has attracted many new fans but his venom lies in his word play – which has seen him sustain as well as gain vigorous support from the two united scenes that birthed him; UK hip-hop and grime. His new album Black and White features a host of raw homegrown musical magic including Daley and Etta Bond as well as some better known talent such as Ed Sheeran and Chipmunk, all up in the mix. With the introduction done it’s time to take a ride with the man of the moment – Mr Wretch 32…

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Black and White is out now.

Text: Laura Brosnan

Film and Photography: Liam Ricketts

This was posted on i-D online

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lady Leshurr - Volume Control Edition 5

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The time has finally arrived to release the last Volume Control, which I started to try and take online freestyles to a new dimension. Throughout the series have seen a range of exciting talent through many spectrums of the finest UK underground sounds. We now, however, have reached the finale and it certainly ends with a bang, in the form of flow goddess, Lady Leshurr. The winning production was Ipswich's Neon Beats who delivered a massive hard hitting Attack, which when teamed up with Leshurr's fire could only be explained with its title 'Too Much'.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

i-N session Fem Fel

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Fem Fel might look like your everyday rapper but he's a certified roadside lyricist, stepping up to tell his story of life before and after prison in England’s hectic capital. Check out the full piece and exclusive for i-D Magazine.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Notion Magazine - Hyperfrank: The Warning! [JULY]

I have a monthly column over on Planet Notion which gives you the insight to some of the best underground talent we have in the UK - across every spectrum!

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July we have Safari and Dream Mclean - Take a look over here for the write up.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

NO HOMO

Dean Atta

One of the UK's finest poets, Dean Atta, is about to meet one of the toughest challenges of his career and discover the gritty truth about hip hop's last taboo: the gay rapper! The openly gay poet, who has traveled across Europe and won notable awards for his work, takes on the role in an hour-long documentary to discover whether the world of hip hop is honestly ready to accept homosexuality. Check out my interview with Dean for Time Out - Here.

Thank you to Georgia Anderson for getting me involved in this project. I was asked some simple yet really tricky questions which I tried to answer as honestly as possible. Taking part really brought up some strong as well as fair opinions that made me definitely think about the issue in a different light. Enough about that though you'll hear what I have to say on there, so TUNE IN!

Will be aired tonight at 9pm on BBC 1Xtra.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

MTV: JP & HYPERFRANK MEETS MS DYNAMITE


Joseph 'JP' Patterson and Laura 'Hyperfrank' Brosnan recently got in front of the camera to speak with the legendary Ms Dynamite, exclusively for The Wrap Up! In the interview, the 'Neva Soft' singer talks about her favourite female MCs, working with with Labrinth and more...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Niki gets f*cked from the back screaming la la la I know a lot of man that wouldn't even dagger yah



"The only Niki I rate is Minaj, you ain't young money you're young broke and parred"

If you're out of the loop or just stay away from twitter because you have a life, then you've missed out on the hype of the year - Lord Of The Mics 3. With the last 2 delivering us some of the best clashes so far - Wiley Vs Kano - Crazy Titch Vs Bruza - Devilman Vs Skepta, this series is about to take the gas meter up a notch. Embracing the great advantages of the internet they've created pre-hype sessions where those involved will be interviewed, confirm who they want to clash and even lay some lyrics down. For me personally the only one so far that has literally got me waking up at 3am, to see if they've uploaded it to youtube/ try to bribe Cameraman Sketch with a mars bar to just see the hype sessions - No Lay Vs OG Niki.

Yeah I'm white but don't watch that.



Just imagine if Cher Lloyd and Giggs had a child... well maybe we don't have to. I think I may ghost write her bars : "I'm a bitch yeah I'm a f*cking sensation, I never get it wrong, only the shade of my foundation"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Understand I'm not talking French - Bluku Bluku

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D Double E Ft Dizzee Rascal - Bluku! Bluku!

With his soon to drop EP Bluku Bluku about to drop ever so soon this new S-X produced banger has been given to us as a sneak peak of what's in store. Double as always is a general on the mic but for him to get Diz to get that rawness back and dive right back in again (like his collab with Chase & Status) he deserves a 21-gun salute.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Video: Fireworkz - Bounty Killa, Ghetts, Shystie, Trilla, 3.2.1 & English Frank - Limb By Limb



English Frank completely rips this apart especially with this - "I had the keys to the bimmer and the keys to the yard so having the keys to your girls pum pum ain't hard". Also 321? Marcie Phonix and Hypa Fenn you guys still about yeah? now just back with a Midlands flow? It's always good to see Shystie back on the music vibe, more and more!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's not about the friends you got it's more about the friends you keep. This sh*ts deep. It's not about the talent you have it's more about the people you know.


Dot Rotten - People You Know


There's been some good music floating about, just like there always has, but for a while now nothing has made me this excited about music, as a whole or even one individual, since well, lets just say for a while. I've been lucky to see Dot work in the studio a few times now and every single time I leave wanting to scream. It's very hard especially in this underground world to find talent that can genuinely be versatile. Go from making a hype tune and then in the same breath make a song that really makes you feel something. When I say that, I don't mean oh yeah 'I've been through a struggle, I've lost my friend to the gun' type of tune that is as common as a rusty penny. This FREE EP - Above The Waves - is seriously some amazing work that literally sets the theme for Dot as a person now (even though I hear a lot was recorded as far back as early 2009). I recommend you delete all the crappy free EP's/mixtapes you've wasted disk space on this year and just put this on repeat. You'll thank me for it. I caught up with dot last year for Artrocker & Super Super - GO HERE.

Above The Waves: FREE EP [DOWNLOAD]

Must Listen: Normal Human Being, Signature Sound, People You Know, Microphone & Earthquake. (yes THE WHOLE THING)



Clement Marfo & The Frontline vs Smasher - Take A Look (Rude Kid RMX)[Download]


How did you go from being my number 1 enemy? When we first met there was nothing but good chemistry, I remember every single word you said to me. They said some things in life are meant to be!

I've been a big fan of Clement Marfo for so damn long now, I remember blogging some of his stuff years back. Great to see him with his team, signed and sealed and ready to unleash some bangers into the world. This was premiered the other night on Mista Jam's 1Xtra show and I have to say this Rude Kid remix is a smash! like smash up my room in my bathroom towel while receiving some dramatic complaints from my neighbours after banging this out at 8am. Oh well ey, it's my own personal revenge after the old folks have been cutting their grass/drilling from 7am in the morning for the last year. Enough about my life, go and listen and tell me what you think - boom bam.

VOLUME CONTROL #5 - LADY LESHURR - VOTE NOW!!

VOTE FOR #5

For the Final edition of series 1 we have an exciting treat for you, in the form of Lady Leshurr. Female actress, dancer and performer, Lady Leshurr, has built up a strong following through her acting in the musical film 1Day and touring with Wiley. Even in a male dominated music scene, she has the hottest buzz throughout the whole of the Midlands. With her unique and explosive energy throughout her vast collection of mixtapes it's not wonder she's one of the main woman in the underground right now. She's even been called the "the female version of Busta Rhymes" just for her vicious double-time flow that she regularly switches into.

Production wise we have Ipswich's Neon Beats delivering a massive hard hitting Attack with his submission for Edition 5. Blizzard a 17 year old MC and Producer gives us Set Me Free, a mellow but still very hard hitting beat, which mixes the elements of many sub genres. Lastly the final option we have is CD Spinz, with his creepy but still very Gritty production that would give space for Leshurr to work her magic over.


The choice is yours: Vote on the right hand sidebar!!!


Neon Beats - Attack


Blizzard - Set Me Free


CD Spinz - Gritty

Monday, June 13, 2011

Roxxxan - Tear



Lets go straight in with a smash from R O triple X with Tear, 'Love me now or learn how to be my hater'. With one finger off my hand shouting back pack gang, I remember watching her win the 2006 female battle competition, Phuture Hype and although we've had several teasers of music, from her feature on the Female Takeover of Tinchy Stryder's Gameover and the gritty raw Boxing ting, Tear introduces us to something more together and packaged. It's definitely more of a statement than just a hard feature. She's entered the boxing ring and now we're going to start seeing some hits, either get your boxing gloves on or support in the crowd.
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