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A new feature just to keep you updated on ABU's fam and those who we feel need to shout about.
The always on-point Strictly Biz crew have a small upload for your ears. EPMD have always had tales about that 'Jane' bird, right? So my man Ric Flair has put a little zippy together with all their respective tracks and some of his usual wordz of wizdom. Check it out here.
Mike Cheque (who I think is the same guy I used to see on the OldSchoolHipHop forum way back when) runs the 'Fear Of A Wack Planet' blog and now and again comes up with some real dopeness.
He has posted a piece of SoundCloud audio with Big Daddy Kane in deep conversation. It is an arse-numbing 2.5 hours long so be prepared. Check it here. Or go to the source here.
The guys over at egotripland blog are one of many who are currently posting the latest in the Crate Diggers video series. If you haven't watched any yet then I'd heartily recommend them as not only do they allow you to see big-name dj's and producers' record collections but also you get to hear a lot of inspirational quotes - and not in a stoopid management-speak way either.
Check the latest one with DJ Scratch here.
My homeslice LG from the wonderful Style Warrior design blog is getting ready to produce another t-shirt reprint. This time around it will be the great Groove Records design. As always with Style Warrior, the designs are crispier than Gary Lineker's undercrackers and have been fully redesigned more closely to the original Groove logo than you could tell the difference.
If, like me, you are tired of wearing your old Groove bag around your sweaty armpits then this is the next best thing. Available in yellow (of course) or black, get over here and order one.
LG says if enough people click the "reprint" button on any design on the website then it may well come up again if you missed it first time around.
Lastly, I need to give a mention to Brighton's Theory77 who is busy making a niche place in hip hop's overcrowded market with some truly innovative and disturbing sounds. Having grown up in an independent video rental shop throughout his childhood, Theory always viewed the more lurid, gory horror vids with interest. These shaped him and everything since then has been in homage to these black, rectangular plastic boxes in a direct and sometime indirect way.
His latest album, Audio Nasties, is available on a limited edition cassette tape - yes, you heard right, tape! - as well as mp3 download. Check it here and get one for only 4 quid. It's a Billy bargain!
Full review coming soon.
If you have anything you want to promote then get in touch. ABU is very discerning so please be careful all you new jack wack emcees who think this is the right place for your 'sick new album'.