There’s no introduction needed, Justin Clarke is one of grime’s most interesting characters. An East London MC with unparalleled natural talent and a Jekyll-and-Hyde-style split personality; he has been involved in some of the genre’s most defining moments.
Dexplicit plans to release twelve instrumental EPs over the next 12 months, with the first coming out at the end of February.
One of the chief up and comers within the female MC realms of the urban hemisphere is London’s Amplify Dot, whose multifaceted efforts in both fashion and music have got tongues wagging. She discusses the deep nature of her recent EP, her clothing line and plans for her record label.
The mention of Skibadee in drum’n'bass speak is equivalent to that of MC royalty. As one of the true masters of the ceremony, he has been the main hype engine for many an underground rave since the embryonic stages of jungle and its superseding relative, drum’n'bass. Here, he divulges on the start of 2012 as well as touching on the state of a scene which he helped fortify.
Battle rapping has always played a big part in hip-hop culture. Starting way back in the 1970s, on the street corners of America’s inner-cities, MCs would regularly congregate to lyrically attack one another in a bid to win over a critical crowd – who would later determine the winner.
East London’s Maxsta has been causing a stir on the underground music scene for quite some time now, but after recently getting signed to Just Jam Records (a Sony RCA sub-label imprint), this 18-year-old grime MC is out to show everyone that he isn’t just any old ‘average kid’. Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson speaks to the rising star…
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