Issue 42 -2012

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38 HIP HOP / RNB ARTIST OF THE MONTH Flatbush Zombies-D.R.U.G.S Issue 42 / 2012 GUESTLIST RECOMMENDS DRIICKY GRAHAM Three Zombies rise from their corpses in Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn. D.R.U.G.S their 16 track mixtape unveils a new sound to the hip hop scene. Flatbush New York, infamous for notable ex residents such as Busta Rhymes and Legendary Basketball star Michael Jordan. Since then it's been pretty quiet up until the talented upcoming group that go by the names of Meech, Juice, and Erick Arc Elliott back from the deceased to finally give Flatbush something to shout about. What name do these guys go by you ask? Flatbush Zombies obviously, highly imaginative boys….. The zombies trying to decipher which lane they want to go down, 'Thug Waffle' will be entrenched in your brain for days if not weeks whereas 'Friday' is a more exposed and laid back affair, the mixtape plays out in a cat and dog game between the two styles. Erick Arc Elliott- their producer, is a name you may have heard of if you are familiar with the hip hop world, already having released 3 critically acclaimed solo albums. Erick Arc's beats bounce around and compliment Meech and Juice's flow to such effect you can't help but start bopping your head or pulling a ' I'm so appalled yet I am loving this song' face. D.R.U.G.S. is the first LP length material to have come from the Zombies, and with the rap game presently run by tame spitters such as Drake and Lil Wayne, the genre needs boisterous, vibrant acts like Flatbush Zombies around. As we get older, talent keeps getting younger. Internet buzz has launched a whole new bread of mcs rising to international recognition from younger and younger age, without the help of a label or investment backing. The newest Mc to break away from the pack in this manner goes by Driicky Graham. He's been around for a while now building buzz in the States with relentless touring, collaboration appearances and pushing his latest mixtape 'Ya Gotta Start Somewhere'. His sound is a mixture of upbeat tracks STANFIRST ALBUM OF THE MONTH Wiz Khalifa- O.N.I.C.F TOUR SCHEDULE : SUPA DUPA FLY This hip hop night has made quite name for itself, and if you don't know then you better get to know! Representing 90s hip hop expect to hear the best of Tupac, Biggie, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, SWV and a whole load more classics. Emily Rawson is the leading lady behind this jam and along with resident DJ Big Ted the ultimate champion crowd pleaser and a host of special guests performing each week this is always one sick party! For more information check out, 27th August West Carnival party @ Westbourne Studios with CJ Beatz, Emily Rawson, MC Fontz, Cronikal 1st September @ Plan B with Tanya Lacey, Big Ted, Emily Rawson STANFIRST O.N.I.C.F is proof that Wiz Khalifa is not planning on stepping down from the rap game anytime soon. Just over a year after his release of rolling papers and the Mac and Devin go to high school soundtrack which he recorded alongside rap legend Snoop Dogg, he continues on a high as he puts the finishing touches on his much anticipated album O.N.I.C.F (only nigga in first class). Which in interviews Wiz has proclaimed is a story about being young, black, rich and the racial stereotyping that he received travelling in airports especially in first class. The album due out on the 28th of August is a step away from his previous work, featuring some of the games biggest names, such as Adam Levine, Chris Brown and The Weeknd, while producers Pharrell, and Rico Love have all contributed to the production. I Recommend you roll one up and enjoy the vibe. 14th September @ Jazz Cafe with Snips / Big Ted / Emily Rawson. Live: Kings Of The City, Dubratz, Obscece Locals 2nd Fridays Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Cafe 1st Saturdays Supa Dupa Fly @ Plan B that reflect his positive outlook on life as well as darker emotional tracks that tell of his difficult upbringing as a child of divorce and the void he felt over growing up without a father. You can check out his newest mixtape 'Ya Gotta Start Somewhere' completely free via XXL Magazines Official Site:

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