Before Wu-Tang’s talent was being bought out by the highest bidder, the NYC legends were spreading the core of hip-hop all over the world. As Tim Westwood is a national treasure in his own right, it only makes sense for him to have this gem — a near-hour-long freestyle from the group during a trip to London in 1997. Even the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard can be heard providing some of the best bars in the room. Absolutely classic to hear.
A little late, but never mind that: if you missed it, Slimzee (a true pioneer for urban London music, largely thanks to his co-creation of Rinse FM) has liberated an old stream from 1996, which sees him going back-to-back with DJ Geeneus. In addition to an appearance from a young Wiley (classic!), Demon Rocker, Blade and Paco + Demo also take part.
True history to enjoy above.
Today, Tim Westwood continues to reveal some classic, never-before-heard freestyles from the vault — this time, it’s from none other than Eminem and his D12 cohorts. Check it out above.
The perfect hangover cure*. For her latest session of ‘Hungover Jams’, Jade Avia invited Wolfie to the studio for a performance (above, viewers can check out a dope rendition of the Show N Prove-produced ‘Obi Wan’).
Enjoy the full stream below.
Alia Loren’s latest show on Radar Radio brought together some of Grime’s hungriest emcees out: Novelist, Jammz, Mez, Snowy, Big Zuu, Capo Lee, Ets, Jay Amo, Nico Lindsay, Rocks FOE, Jon E Clayface and Vision Crew were in the studio for the 2-hour session.
You can listen in to the stream below; Alia Loren’s show is on every Tuesday from 2 to 4PM.
Big news from Hackney festival Born & Bred: they just announced that Slimzee and Azealia Banks will be joining previously-announced artists Wiley, Novelist and ILOVEMAKONNEN as official headliners. They join the likes of Benga, Bugzy Malone, Jammer (along with emcees from Lord Of The Mics), Jammz, Lady Leshurr, Logan Sama, MssingNo, Newham Generals and more.
Yesterday, Flume graced BBC Radio 1’s Maida Vale studios with a dope performance for Annie Mac (bringing along collaborators Kai and Kučka for the session). Above, you can enjoy live renditions of ‘Never Be Like You’, a new, untitled track and a cover of Alessia Cara’s ‘Here’.
Flume’s forthcoming project Skin is said to arrive sometime this year. Those in London tonight can enjoy the producer at Roundhouse.
UPDATE: The legendary Risky Roadz was on hand to film the occasion. That video recap was added below.
The latest episode of Radar Radio’s #NewGenRadio saw Chipmunk stop through for his ‘BLUKUBYEBYE‘ set, which saw appearances from Stormzy, Novelist, AJ Tracey, Jammz, Double S, Uncle Mez, DJ Illness, DJ General Courts, DJ Tiiny, Terror Danjah and more.
Stream the massive cypher below.