LISTEN: Tim Westwood Unearths A Wu-Tang Clan Freestyle From 1997

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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.

Slimzee Unearths Classic Session From 1996 (Feat. Wiley & More)

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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.

LISTEN: Dapz On The Map, Scorpz & Tempa Takeover #NewGenRadio

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For #NewGenRadio’s 5th episode, Birmingham emcees Dapz On The Map, Scorpz and Tempa stop by Caroline SM and Hacko’s show. DJ Illness and Risky Roadz also make an appearance.

SIDENOTE: now that Konnichiwa is finally a reality, Dapz’ DSAW might be the most highly-anticipated release moving forward.

STREAM: Novelist, Jammz, Mez, Big Zuu & More For Alia Loren On Radar Radio

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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.

Slimzee Joins Wiley As Headliner For Born & Bred 2016

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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.

It all takes place 4th to 5th June in Haggerston Park; you can get more info here. As far as Wiley & Slimzee, you can also check out their (second) Rinse FM Podcast below.

LISTEN: Flume’s Maida Vale Performance On BBC Radio 1

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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.

RECAP: Chipmunk’s Star-Studded ‘BLUKUBYEBYE’ Set On #NewGenRadio (Video)

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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.