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Slaves, Rap Workshops & Klashnekoff

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Mistajam | 17:54 UK time, Thursday, 1 March 2007

Sorry I've been away from the blog for the past few weeks - been working HARD and my lifeline (aka my laptop) has broken down on me AGAIN hence the lack of posts. Not much has been going on in the world of Urban music other than the Scott Storch vs Timbaland beef (Timbaland wins hands down) so I haven't really missed much!

I've been on the road with BBC World Class doing 'Freedom workshops' in schools in Liverpool, Bristol, Hull & London to not only commemorate and educate around the bi-centennary of the abolition of the slave trade but also to spread the word of the BBC World Class Freedom Competition. Teaching 8-14 year olds about the slave trade and then helping them write raps about it wasn't easy but I was really impressed with what I encountered. Full details on the competition (if you are or know someone aged 8-16 make sure they enter!) photo gallery and more info about what I've been up to are here.

To make amends for no blog posts have this new Klashnekoff video:

Nice exclusive for you... the first video from the Lionheart - Tussle With The Beast album "My Life". The album itse;f is getting rave reviews everywhere and was my album of the month last month - let me know what you think!


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  1. 1.

    Video is nice. What I've heard of the album is superb but can I find wax anywhere? Hell no. London is dry. I don't know if it ain't out on vinyl yet or what but considering how long its been coming I can't see how the vinyl would miss day one.
    I guess I'll order direct.

  2. 2.

    No can't do that either. What is going on with the world?

  3. 3.

    Great Photos and Great Blogs.

  4. 4.
    • At 02:49 PM on 18 Mar 2007,
    • Kris wrote:

    Video is OK,as is the song.Personally I think the original 'Ironface' was alot better. Found the album as a whole very dissapointing,to many lyrics being recycled (even entire songs) as in this case. General production very average,Wah blow Joe? Lyrics seem too structured and lacking the free flowing feel K-lash once excelled in. Also getting a bit tired of hearing about how s**t his ends are all the time. Still, could have been alot better especially given the extremely long wait but all in all not bad and still one of the better British HipHop albums of recent.

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    Hey bse, you can order the vinyl for lionheart on the lowlife website it cost a tenner. Sorted

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    To be honest, I wasn't impressed, to say the least, with the new Klashnekoff album... man went out and purchased it still, gotta support UK Hip-Hop... your right @ Kris, man constantly talks about how mad his ends are etc, but that's life... overall, I wouldn't recommend spending £12.95 as I did in HMV on this album unless you been a Klashnekoff fan from day... it's a below standard album from an extremely talented & established artist...

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