Monday, 28 February 2011

Playlist for show 27/02/2011

1. Kanye West ft Syleena Johnson – All Falls Down
2. Slum Village ft John Legend & Kanye West– Selfish
3. Bone Thugs and Harmony – Da Crossroads
4. Twist aft. Jamie Foxx & Kanye West – Slow Jamz
5. Lupe Fiasco ft. Jill Scott – Day Dreamin
6. Eminem – Til I Collapse
7. Obie Trice – Got Some Teeth
8. Cool Kid – Black Mags
9. Kidz In The Hall ft. Pusha T, Bun B & Cool Kid – Driving Down The Block (remix)
10. Brother Ali – Truth Is
11. Black Milk ft. Royce Da 5’9 & Elzhi – Deadly Medley
12. Common – Testify
13. Common ft. Kanye West – Go
14. Royce Da 5’9 – Boom

Friday, 25 February 2011

Childish Gambino - Do Ya Like

Donald Glover (Troy) from Community with his band Childish Gambino. Even though he is on the same flex as Drake this track is heavy!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Playlist for show 20/02/2011

Playlist for 80s theme:

1. Sugar Hill Delight – Rappers Delight
2. Grandmaster Flash – The Message
3. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Parents Just Don’t Understand
4. De La Soul – Magic Number
5. Run DMC – Walk This Way
6. LL Cool J – Rock The Bells
7. Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full
8. Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right
9. Salt n Pepa – Push It
10. KRS One – The Bridge Is Over
11. Slick Rick – Children’s Story
12. Gangstar – Manifest
13. DOC – No One Can Do It Better
14. NWA – Straight Outta Compton
15. NWA – Fuck The Police

Next week midwest theme!!!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All - Sandwitches

After their massive mixtape (Radical) last year they finally got some air play on Jimmy Fallon:

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Rorkid - Shepherd in Sheep's Clothing

Big track from and up and coming UK artist. Track is Raw!!

Possibly the BIGGEST event of the year

Black Star live

For all you hip hop heads out there, clear your schedule on May 10th because Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) are joining forces with De La Soul and Rakim to give an unforgettable concert at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo concert hall in London.

I sure as hell ain't going to miss that! See ya'll there!


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

NWA - Gangster Gangster

Something from the 80s getting me ready for the show this week, 7pm Sunday on URB

Radio Show: 20/02/11

The theme of the next show will be 80s theme!

Expect to hear some Beastie Boys, Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, NWA, Queen Latifa, Big Daddy Kane, Boogie Down Productions and many more bangers

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Tracklist for 13/02 show

1.       Whiz Khalifa ft. Snoop Dogg, Juicy J and T Pain– Black and Yellow (Gmix) (
2.       Mac Miller – Nikes On My Feet
3.       Dr Dre ft. Snoop Dogg & Akon – Kush
4.       Yelawolf – Pop The Trunk
5.       Big Boi ft. Vonnegutt – Follow Us
6.       Jr &Ph7 ft. Olivier Day Soul & Sean Price – Persuasian (
7.       Fat Joe – I’m Gone
8.       Celph Titled & Buckwild – Hardcore Data
9.       Skitz ft Rodney P – Left
10.   Skitz ft Rodney P, Kardinal Offishal & Skibadee – Struggla (
11.   Jon Phonics ft Cyrus Malachi & Jehst – Raw Ingredients (
12.   Fashawn ft Blu – Samsonite Man
13.   Fashawn ft Evidence – Our Way

Fresh 2 Death Hip Hop Radio Show

Fresh 2 Death is hitting the airwaves every Sunday at 7pm! Click here to listen!

Perfect way to relax after your Sunday Roast!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Skitz - Left ft Rodney P

I listened to Skitz - Sticksman today and it is one of the heaviest albums of 2010!!! Should have been on my list of top albums of 2010!

Here is one of the many bangers from the album:

Here is another dope rodney p track:

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Anuvahood Trailer

For and fans of the UK hoodie genre (Kidulthood, Adulthood, Shank etc.), this shit looks funny as hell!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Cutting edge research presented at the TEDx MidAtlantic conference in November 2010 on brain activity when 'trading fours' and communicating with music (Hip Hop and Jazz); how this creative act relates to the more common forms of communication such as simply speaking.

Wackness: Vinny Guadagnino - Black and Guido

Super wack!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Julio Bashmore- Battle for Middle You

For those of you that haven't heard of him I thought I would do a little piece on Julio Bashmore, a Bristol- based house producer who has just released his first EP- "Battle for Middle You".

The title track is one of my stand out tracks so for this year, but definitely check out the rest of his EP and his earlier stuff, "Ask Yourself" and "Jack got Macked" are favourites for their liberal use of 90's sounds and samples. Enjoy

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Album of the month

Since it's the first time I'm writing this I'll give a little intro of what to expect. Every month I will be writing about the best new album released within a month (in my opinion obviously), outlining the best tracks and giving it a score out of five.

Album of the month in January is Talib Kweli - 'Gutter Rainbows'.

Although Talib released an album with Hi-Tek ('Revolutions Per Minute') in 2010, it has been three and a half years since his last solo album ('Eardrum') and I was quite exited to hear what he has to say. It's his first only digitally released album and you can hear him talk about the changing music industry. Since it was released just a week ago, it's early to say how well it has done in the charts, but his last solo album ('Eardrum' in 2007) sold 60,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number 2 on U.S. Billboard 200. 'Revolutions Per Minute' (in 2010) debuted at number 18 and sold 21,000 copies in its first week. Although 'Gutter Rainbows' was highly anticipated I doubt it will top his previous solo album only because the music industry is in a decline, but hopefully it will top 'Revolutions Per Minute'.

Best tracks are:
  1. Track 4: 'Palookas' produced by Marco Polo, is a nice dark track to bump your head to; track's hook is 'You ain't got a verse better than my worse one'.
  2. Track 6: 'I'm On One', which samples Beastie Boys 'The New Style' and is produced by Khrysis is a definite banger that shows Talib is not to be messed with.
  3. Track 7: 'Wait For You' feat. Kendra Ross, produced by S1, has a lot of different instruments and in some ways it reminds me of Outcast's style.
  4. Track 10: 'Friends and Family' produced by E. Jones is a nice soulful track where Talib sums up his life in the music business using clever puns that include people he has been involved with through out his career.
  5. Track 13: 'Uh Oh' feat. Jean Grae is produced by Madlib's younger brother Oh No.
All that talk about hip hop is dead couldn't be further from truth with cats like Talib Kweli bringing us realness with his latest album 'Gutter Rainbows'. His lyrical content is straight up fire and the beats are real bangers. Even though 'GR' didn't have giants like Kanye West, Pete Rock, Will.I.Am, KRS-One, DJ Khalil, UGK, Norah Jones, Madlib and others involved in the making of the album like his previous 'Eardrum' did, I still think 'GR' is better because it has less known people like Madlib's younger brother Oh No, Marco Polo, Khrysis, Kendra Ross and many others who worked very hard to bring out this brilliant album.

Here is a an absolute banger from the album, 'I'm On One' (when you press play then change 240p to at least 480p, down right next to YouTube logo, cause quality is everything!!):

My rating for the album is: 4/5

Adele- Rollin in the Deep (Souljackers boot)

Along with the rest of the UK, I cant get enough of Adele and her new album, proving once and for all that she is not a one album wonder, shes blown her "difficult second album", "21" out of the water, with something even more impressive than her d├ębut "19".

There are more remixes around than you can shake a stick at right now, but this is my favourite, a rework from Souljackers, enjoy.

Download it from here: