Video of Ruffstylz battle with Salar of ‘Children Of The Damned’ from earlier this year.
Brandnew DJ Irk mix of some stupidly dope hip-hop from some of our favourite artists was broadcast on Ninja Tune’s legendary Solid Steel Radio and we’re honoured to say it featured ‘Maaad Tight’ by Mudmowth & Metabeats from the forthcoming ‘Sledgehammer Kisses’ LP. Check it out below.
Through the mind of a slave master Metabeats and Dubbledge combine on the ‘The Making Of A Slave’ in honour of Black History Month.
Inspired by the Willie Lynch letter, ‘The Making of a Slave’ sees Dubbledge at his most controversial, ironically morphing into the shoes of a slave owner to breakdown the various techniques used to create slaves. However he does so with an intellectual, tongue in cheek delivery and enough humour to turn the ugliest of subjects into an inspirational look at the methods used to create an inbuilt self-destructive mentality that will & has spanned generations. It’s thought provoking & definitely worth a listen for some true edutainment.
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NB. This tune will also feature on Dubbledge’s forthcoming ‘Dubbledge vs The Boondocks’ mixtape.
The original photo is taken from the incredible collection by Okinawa Soba
Mudmowth’s ‘Skullcrackology’ produced by P.L.O. has been used in the trailer for the Sony Ericsson 2010 UK B-Boy Championships. The track was taken from Mudmowth’s ‘Circus In The Cemetery’ 12″ which is available from our store in limited edition white colour vinyl. Or you can check out the original Skullcrackology video here…
If you’re not subscribing to the AM Podcasts on iTunes then you loosing. As well as the usual drops of exclusives tracks and videos we’re launching a series of ‘Bumpcast’ mixes that will feature the hip-hop that is currently banging out in the AM studio right now.
The selection will be old, new, exclusive, UK, US, with one question asked bout whether it makes the grade or not – Is it dope? So if you wanna be spoon fed the goodness from the world over follow the link and subscribe here.
At A.M. we were recently invited by Island Record’s signing Pete Lawrie to remix his incredible ‘All That We Keep’. This remix also features a man at the top of the global emceeing craft – Canada’s own incredible Shad.
P.L.O. agreed to flip it and take it on a changing musical journey but retain that original heartfelt soul and feeling. It’s “Hendrix on Ketamine”. You canTurn it up and soak it in.
If you like what you hear you can download it here Pete is also a big fan of one Ralph Rip Shit so there are rumours that a collaboration project could be in the offing. You heard it here first.
Our extended family BLAKTRIX releases on CD format a limited run of unreleased or previously exclusive to vinyl tracks under the title of ‘The Houdini Footprints Of Some People Never Go Crazy’ . The CD is in preparation for his forthcoming LP ‘Some People Never Go Crazy’. Production is courtesy of various heavyweights such as Stagga, Monky, Rola and Sir Beans OBE as well as featuring Mudmowth, Junior Disprol, P.L.O. and Vocal Recall on joint mic duties.
The CD is exclusively available at the AssociatedMinds Store now.
Ruffstylz 1980′s GRIME track was recently featured in DJ Moneyshot’s the 1980′s themed mix in his ‘REWINDFORWARD’ series. Widely known for his award winning genre mashing mixes that have seen him play worldwide and grace Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel Radio, XFM and Radio 1, Moneyshot is that guaranteed party rocker if you catch him live. Simple as. You can check the mix out here.
The good people at Kane FM recently got in touch and asked us for an exclusive mix for the station. The former ex-pirate station is preparing for it’s full launch, being only the 3rd pirate in the country to get it’s legal license. Our extended fam 2010 DMC Finalist DJ Killer Tomato got involved to handle the mix and whilst we await the transmission you can check it out now over at their Mixcloud site.
The new video for Willo’s ‘THE LOLLIPOP LADY’S FAVOURITE’ single taken from his forthcoming ‘WOT’S WILLO ON!?!’ LP
Directed by the fresh new talented director ADAM ‘COBRA’ BERNET.
Produced by METABEATS and featuring RUBY SAMBA on vocals. As well as starring Kirsty Parsons who’s currently featuring in ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’
Special thanks and shouts Adam and his entire team, Big Tig for the ‘In Rust We Trust’ custom BMW.
The single is available for download over at THE ASSOCIATEDMINDS STORE
And also worldwide at iTUNES
Getting it’s full digital release worldwide across iTunes, Amazon and all the usual suspects as of 21st of this month, this is the cover for the forthcoming single from WILLO WISPA ‘THE LOLLIPOP LADY’S FAVOURITE’ produced by METABEATS and featuring the talents of RUBY SAMBA on the chorus. Taken from his soon coming album ‘WOT’S WILLO ON!?!’
For part of the series of spitting session we’ve been filming we figured we’d get Sonnyjim on the job. We’d always meant to get one done at the MAAAD TIGHT VIDEO shoot but due to time over running never got the chance.
Filmed during the recording of ‘THE HIGHBALL’ LP in Birmingham. The collaboration project between Eatgood Records and AssociatedMinds the LP will feature production from the likes of Metabeats, P.L.O., Kelakovski and Beatbox Fozzy.
Emmcees featured on the tracks will be Sonnyjim, Mudmowth, Kosyne, Ruffstylz, Redbeard, Ralph Rip Shit, Taharka, Willo Wispa, RTillery, P.L.O., Pergyl and more.
Label co-founder and rhyming craftsman Ruffstylz is dropping a double single on digital release worldwide as of the 1st of March.
Part 1 is the Barnie Rumble produced electro-hop homage that is ’1980′s Grime’. Featuring Ruff’s long time stage murdering partner Beatbox Fozzy on the hook. To accompany the track director Ryan Andrews has made his re-envisioning of an old school dance video to take you on a throw back ride as well.
Ruff’s also keeping it raw dog for the purists by releasing the insane flow ride that is the Stophe produced monster ‘Case Closed’ on the same day. It’s that dirty high octane blow your speakers hip-hop that proves that Ruff continues to carve his own space and keep heads guessing on what he’s bringing to the table.
Hit up iTunes or the other leading digital outlets worldwide to cop either or…
NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE CHARTS
To kick 2010 off on the good foot Ralph Rip Shit has dived in the booth and recorded a dub over Hudson Mohawke’s ‘Rising 5′ taken from his incredible Butter LP out last year on Warp Records. You can get your free copy of it here… RALPH RIP RISING MP3
We also figured we’d have a little fun with the artwork as well and flipped the original cover…
This is the video taken from the ’2009 Wrapped Up Special’ put on by our people over at the Louis Den Beatmaking Leagues. Every year we trade christmas vinyl between 3 collectives spread across England (Kosyne & Kelakovski) and Scotland (S-Type & Jaisu) and Wales and in pairs have to make some christmas flavoured beat heat.
This year P & Meta got down and made this festive joint…
Metabeats & P.L.O. – This Only Happens Once a Year… by AssociatedMinds
We’ve just had these brandnew tees fresh in. They are available just in time to treat yourself for Christmas. You can either grab yours direct from ourselves over at our A.M. STORE, or from our friends over at DIZZYJAM
The ‘Family’ design is available in mulitple coulourways and printed on a 190gsm 100% fine jersey cotton construction.
Our 2009 free christmas mixtape is available to download now… CLICK HERE
Featuring music from the roster of A.M. artists including… Ralph Rip Shit, Ruffstylz, Willo Wispa, Beatbox Fozzy, Mudmowth, Metabeats, P.L.O., Dubbledge and Brooklyn native, Elucid it’s a hardcore monster mixtape for your alternative hip-hop festive period. Enjoy.
Once again Ruff has gone back in hard on his world record for the longest freestyle rap. Previously he held it for 10 hours and 34 minutes. He was asked by Oxfam to attempt to break it again for this year’s Oxjam event which was held at The Toucan Club, Cardiff.
He agreed to take up the challenge and along with the numerous deejays who helped him out throughout the day and night he managed to smash his previous time. This time he took it to an insane 17 hours.
It was one hell of a mental and physical challenge and we’re proud of him for that. Plus shouts to everyone who came down to the event and helped create the feel good party vibe throughout the whole time.
He’s says he’s got the whole thing out his system now and won’t be attempting it again. But hey, never say never right?
You can find more photos from the event over at our Flickr site
Mayor went up on the Bethan Elfyn’s Radio 1 show as the weeks ‘tipster’. Dropping some hip-hop exclusives and introducing the unitiated to some emcees and producers you need to be knowing. P.L.O. rolled up to the studio too and spoke on some of the projects he’s working on right now.
Check the link for tunes from Foreign Beggarz produced by 2Tall and featuring Jehst and Kashmere plus a brandnew Dubbledge & Metabeats track as well as Blu & Mainframe as ‘Johnson & Jonson’ with their incredible ‘Hold On John’.
Click here for MAYOR & P.L.O. ON RADIO 1
The one man rhyming onslaught Mysdiggi was passing through the city so it was only right we went and hooked up with his mutha luvin stank ass and got him to drop a schweet 16 for you.
That’s right, it’s Episode 5 of our AMTV Spittin Sessions series based on emcees with their own style. Fuck the hype. Fuck the predictable. We only support original skills and talent.
We’re just finishing off the new track from RUFFSTYLZ featuring none other than one of hip-hops greatest mic beasts of all time CHINO XL. The track is produced by P.L.O. and as to be expected from Ruff and Chino it’s that hardcore lyrical onslaught the true heads love.
We’ll have the exclusive early drop of it here at A.M. HQ within the next few weeks and then soon after on our Twitter account @AssociatedMinds so keep your eyes and ears peeled and hit us up on there for all the other latests.
So tell a friend to tell a friend.
The new Willo Wispa track ‘Same Ol’ Same Old’ taken from his forthcoming ‘Wot’s Willo On!?!’ LP is starting to make noise and get a lil love on the radio… Big shouts to Bethan Elfyn and the Radio 1 “Introducing” family for all the support they’ve been showing us.
With so many heads passing through the studio we figured we may as well hit you off with a few exclusives of them droppin them jewellz! And so is born the A.M. Studio Spittin’ Sessions.
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Pt. 1 Skamma v Metabeats…
Pt.2. Blaktrix v P.L.O. …
On the back of the success of the Mudmowth 12″ there is now the shit hot and gun hard ‘Skullcrackolgy’ video directed by the good film folk over at Sub-real.com
Check it out as it’s pretty damn insane. But make sure you got your YouTube settings switched to high quality as you don’t wanna miss a pixel.
Calling all the technology heads… if you down with the latest networking craze that is Twitter and enjoy following the latest day to day action of us and all your other favourite artists… get on there and come join us. Get-a-clicking to get busy on Twizzy
Head over to iTunes to grab your copy now… THE EARLIER ESCAPADES OF WILLO WISPA
Wise men say that good things come to those who wait. And it’s true with this one.
5 Tracks of beautiful hardcore hip-hop with guest features Ralph Rip Shit, Willo Wispa, and production from P.L.O., Sam Rockwell and Devize from Australia.
And it’s on snow white fresh white vinyl for all the collector heads out there that love their quality finish. We’re real proud of this one.
It’s available at your local record dealer or try our own store or iTunes
We’ve just completed the shoot for the P.L.O. produced ‘Skullcrackology’ taken from Mud’s ‘Circus In The Cemetery’ 12 inch. Was an incredible shoot over two days and the team over
@ Subjective Realities really came with the ideas and know how. Big shouts as well to everyone who came down and helped on the shoot – we couldn’t have done it without you. Special love goes out to Amy ‘I Luv Design’ Young for killer body paint work and Emma ‘Chinky Eye’ Fry for the yammin it down catering!
We just can’t wait to get it back from the edit and post production now so watch this space.
The incredible cover artwork by Mister Shrew for Mudmowth’s ‘Circus In The Cemetery’ 12 inch, was recently featured as part of a month long exhibition of a whole heap of Shrew’s work at the Magpie Gallery in Cardiff. We went along to check it out. If you missed it shame on you.
This actual framed version now resides on Mayor’s hallway wall looking baby fresh and dope.
We had a call from Kris Jenkins a week or so back asking if Fozzy and Ruff would come through and support his new band ‘The Peth’. Featuring Kris, a Super Furry Animal and hollywood big boy, Rhys Ifans, and a whole bunch of others it was kinda hard to say no. They are on some Welsh super group business. The gig was pretty bonkers and we smashed it. So here’s to more partying with ‘em in the future.
Set for release June 2008 this 5 track ‘Circus In The Cemetery‘ 12″ will be released as a special edition white coloured vinyl with cover artwork by the incredible Mister Shrew, fresh back from Barcelona on the ‘Secret Wars’ European Tour. Also featuring two of the most original emcees out today – Willo Wispa & Ralph Rip Shit and production from heavyweights P.L.O., Sam Rockwell and Devize from Australia. It bangs harder and darker than the usual Mud offering. It’s out to crack your skull. With a brick.
All pre-orders will come with a free hand scribbled CD version by the man himself, as well so you can cop high quality product and still bump it in your ride, on deck or ipod. We don’t f*ck around with holding you down on the goodies front.
Yeah the Muddy Mouthed Monster himself has got an interview over on ITV Wales extreme sports progranme Freeride. It goes out on Feb 20th at 11.30 and if it ain’t worth staying up to watch, the girl interviewing him is.
Check the video here…
^^^The AM live assault team at the Beeb. (L-R: standing – Mudmowth, Paul B; sitting – Ralph Rip Shit, Beatbox Fozzy).
^^^Fozzy in the studio.
^^^Fozzy again pre-show, with Beth doing her thing in the other studio.
^^^Ralph pre-show, just before demanding a giant bowl of M&M’s with all the brown one’s removed..!
^^^Ralph & Mud lettin’ rip on the live Radio 1 sesh…
^^^Ralph Performing ‘Pump This’ supporting Kool Keith.
^^^Kool Keith – shortly after picking up a xmas bargain in Argos.
After smashing the hell out of the Vauxhall tribes competition and claiming rites as the UK champion for 2007 our boy Fozzy headed out to perform with Dizzee Rascal as part of his UK tour at his show in Liverpool.
After smashing that he was invited to join him again at his homecoming final show back at the London Astoria. That turned out to be a hell of show with the finale being that after Fozzy helped end Dizzee’s show with a 10 min routine that built up into Fix Up Look Sharp – they presented Dizzee with his gold plaque for Maths & English. It was a sick night. Much love to everyone involved.
We hit the Beyond the Border festival last week for some international style vocal stylings. Ending up with Ruff and Fozzy taking to the stage with Taqralik Patridge, one of the few Inuit throat singers who gets out to an international stage. A spoken word artists as well, she’d just arrived direct from Canada and was off to Norway for more goodness the next night.
Then Saturday night rolled in and we hit Cambridge for a D&B rave alongside Mampi Swift, Mickey Finn, Skibadee & Zinc, The night was heavy and Fozz and Ruff brought more fire to the stage before the Scratch Perverts brought it down with a heavy headline set.
If you’ve never seen street art battles you need to reach this. 6 skilled folk. One white wall. A bunch of black markers. Some music. Some drink. Our own Mayor hosting. Guaranteed result is a heavy night out.
After the major success of the January Tour you know we had to go back to the see the good people of the Emerald Isle and the luckily our favourite promoters wanted it to happen too. So we went back with Ruff and Fozzy as the headliners to try kill it again. Ralph & Mud did a little ten minute P.A. to set the shows off in the proper style and fashion and then Ruff and Fozzy straight muredered in a way like no others can match.
Their show is ridiculous and we say that with no bias. It’s next level original. And if you ain’t caught it you need to. Just can’t wait to go back now and hit up Dublin and see more of the beautiful country. Shouts to all the people who reached out and showed us love. And to all the Cork schoolgirls!?!
Ruff and Fozzy did an instore in Plug’d Records in Cork City. The theme was red.
^^^John Gough aka Gougho the Cranker aka Dope-As-Shit-Brekkie-Chef on the wheels of steel.
^^^ Ladies and gentlemen… introducing… New Ralph Ralph Shit.
^^^Mudmowth bowling around on stage.
^^^ Ralph rocking it.
^^^Mud taking well deserved ‘boy in the stush corner’ chill time after the gig.
Promoter Doobs showing us the colour of his Irish money. That was soon to become ours. But due to Ralph doing some seriously dodgy parking of the A.M. tour van in the centre of Cork it had been towed earlier the same day and so that money was soon to become Cork City Councils to bunk it back out the pound! Heck money comes and money goes. You got to keep your grizzly going.
^^^Crockett & Tubbs
After heading up to for a gig @ the Galeri,? Caernarfon and? Fozzy taking out the speakers with his bass, we went and headed back to Mr. Phormula’s yard. This shot is from the next morning outside Phorm’s studio. This shit is literally in the middle of the sticks. Our North Walean brethren showed us a sick night on the vodka, ghost stories and a dope late night jam. Can’t wait to go back. Much love to Dull, and Nine Tonne as well. We need to link soon for sure.
Fozzy and DJ 2Tall get busy on the decks and beatbox for kids at the Raw Materials centre in Brixton.
Ruff, David J, Mic Assassin & Fozzy tearing it on the west bank of the Thames. Was a sick sick day and a wicked shoot. The full music video featuring a bunch of cameos from some of Ruff’s extended friends and fam is coming soon…
In the meantime – check the full cypher footage here…
Look we’re busy busy right now concentrating on the music and that’s why it’s taken us about 5 months to get these few pics from the January gigs to get up on here. We’ll say it loud, we’re slack and we’re proud.
Up close and personal with one of Britains best spitters.
The Legendary 2 Johns of Kerrynini fame. Rocking the roof off in Tralee.
Paul B racking up two fine cuppas in the best hotel we’ve been graced with to date while on tour. The George Boutique Hotel, Limerick get’s love.
Bizzle dropping the heavy… SHIT!
Happy New Year from the AM Famalam! Here’s some of the promo pics taken for Ralph’s 12″, and also the cover.January 3rd, 2007 / News / Photos
The cover of the first AM 12″ released on wax, ‘The Best Name’ by Ralph Rip Shit. Made up of friends, famalam, associates, randoms etc..?!?
The original studio shot that was used for the ‘Best Name’ cut-out Ralph as seen on the 12″ cover and press shots.
Stay tuned for more updates coming soon…
We rolled up thick. Dropped some personality, style and rhyming as it should be on them. Then contented, bounced, safe in the knowledge we done what we did. Go listen or find out more at the Radio 1 site…
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This coming Thursday 2nd of November, you’ll find the 7ft Sasquatch that is Ralph Rip Shit and his incredible beatbox buddy Fozzy showing off their chosen arts on ITV’s Freeride (an extreme sports program) at 12pm Midnight. To help promote Ralph’s 12″ the two were invited (along with Mayor) to do a little talk talky and let people now what’s going on. It was shot on top of the John Malkovich owned Big Sleep Hotel, Cardiff as well, so you should get a good overview on the city dependant on the editing!!! Tune in and enjoy…
Ralph’s 12″ has now been mastered by John Dent @ Loud – (who’s worked with Bob Marley, Prodigy, Kasabian, Blade, Kylie Minogue to name a few on his road to gaining the reputation as the best vinyl cutter in the country.)
Shit sounds nice too. And now it looks like the distro situ is covered and should hit the streets late September…
Keep yours eyes and ears peeled for snippets and exclusives around and about in the meantime…
Whilst we were walking through Bristol we just walked around a corner and bumped into Pharoahe, relaxing before he and his band tore the stage down. Dude was real impressed with Ralph’s new earings so they had a pic done together.
Fuck them artists you see at gigs now who are tooo cool to still be a fan. That shit is just gay. We got nothing but love for Monch and showed it in the mosh pit even to the cost of Mud’s shirt which he never saw again and Mayor’s previously pristine Air Max 1′s. The gig was rowdy and classic. FACT.
Ruffstylz just did an interview for the kind folks at Knowledge Magazine to keep the public newsified on the what we’re upto. Ask your kind local newsagent to hook you up a copy.
Also Ralph Rip Shit was recently bringing the deadpan to the ‘Big Joke’ page of the latest stunning Big Smoke Magazine. That’s one for the true heads out there to got cop. They captured his jib just right to!
After slaying the Moneky Bar in Swansea last night we’re proud to announce some further dates in the ‘We Need More Dates…‘ Tour.
April 8th – Ralph Rip Shit, Mudmowth & Beatbox Fozzy @ Sonic Relief, Callaghans, Cardiff.
April 20th – Ruffstylz, Fozzy, Mud & Ralph @ ‘Extended Family’ Cargo, London
May 5th – P.L.O. special P.A @ Higher Learning, Cardiff.
June 1st – Ralph, Mud & Fozzy @ Speakers Corner, London.
July 6th – Ruffstylz & Beatbox Fozzy @ Speakers Corner, London.
We are currently talking to other promoters so check back soon for more updates. And if you’re a promoter whose intersted in getting an unparralled live show to come through, hit us up.
The run of shows continues and damn we’re murderring it tooooo hard. Ruffstylz & Beatbox Fozzy now have a show that needs to be seen to be believed. It’s next level. I’m not just saying it – it’s truly like nothing else out there…?
Like wise Fozzy, Paul B, Ralph and Mudmowth are bringing more rowdy party style to stages relentlessly. Last night it was the turn of Sonic Relief in Cardiff to witness them bring it. Serious shouts to the crowd and the promoters for helping make it a good one.
Next gig is Cargo in London on the 20th of this month so make sure you make it out if you’re round those ways – ridculous live hip-hop don’t come around that often.
Yep, yep one of the most ridculous emcees you’ll ever hear Willo Wispa? from The Colony (Sir Smurf Lil’, Conspicuous The Coroner & Grimlok) ? has been in the studio this weekend getting his grind on. And we’re happy as pigs in high quality sh!t to announce his ‘Wot’s Willo On!?!’ album? is gonna be going out on A.M. and believe us when we say this dude is the mutts nuts.
Shouts to? Conspicuous? for helping it all happen. Willo’s also laced a track for Mudmowth’s forthcoming ‘Circus In The Cemetery’ 12″? so go check for that when it lands.
Oh and hit up www.myspace.com/willowispa to hear some freebies and exclusives. And all you myspace gangstas go make Willo a top 8 mate innit!!!
Just to get people excited we are now in the mixing stages of Ralph’s ‘The Best Name’ 12″ with a new added plus of having one of the countries finest DJ’s, DJ Muzzell on the cuts for the amazing track ‘Half’ (produced by Benn Grymm of Jehst, Braintax and more fame) The track is sick and should rekindle your love affair with rugged hip-hop!!!
Well it’s the beginning of a new year and things are looking good for us and hopefully for you to!
Wanna hear what’s up with us all? Then check the fresh new interview with Beatbox Fozzy over on HumanBeatboxing.com or keep your eyes peeled for some Ruffstylz and Breaknecks interviews coming in the new edition of HHC as well as a bunch of other places. Ruff was also lucky enough to grace the cover of the last edition of Undercover Magazine and get a damn fine review as well so pick up a copy and support the last of a great magazine. Here’s hoping they perform some phoenix flex and rise again…
Mud and Ralph were also up on XFm this Christmas Eve as part of DJ Moneyshot’s mix for the Rinse show. They did a special for Money and James Hyman over the ‘Bam Bam’ beat off The Breaknecks EP. If you missed it cry into your pillow – coz it was 1 in a million…
Anyway 2006 is gonna be big – releases from Paul B’s mixtape, Ralph’s ‘Best Name’ 12″, Lyrics Come with us on the ride people. It’ll be a pleasure to have you along…
Remember to Vote A.M.
Yep.? Suddenly mainland Europe has caught the Ralph bug and is spreading it amongst the chic and young of foreign lands with French website www.behype.net going all mad and riotous over Ralph’s ‘The Best Name 12″‘ as our French brothers have a tendency to do.
The CD is no joke and to help fire off in fitting style we will be running the launch party alongside Killa Kela and the rest of the Spit Kingdom crew at Higher Learning @ The Student Union, Cardiff on Saturday 22nd October 2005.
Lyrics will be on sale for the ‘launch-night-only’ price of just five of your honest pounds. (£5.00GBP) So if you want to pick up what’s being called the best lyrical release to come come out of this country, come down, support and take away some long time coming skills. A change gon come people. It’s time for skills, substance and having an individual style to make a come back.
Say this word…FOZZY…learn this…he’s a beatbox legend in the making – he’s only 17 and has more talent in him than most get in a life time. He’s just started joining us at live shows and is absolutely killing it dead!!! Remember the damn name… There’s gonna be a lot more coming.
Aside from the gigs going down well – big up all those who’ve caught them – we are gonna be jumping back on the recording tip shortly – Ralph & Mud are not just hard at work on the solo tip but along with producer Sam Rockwell gonna be working on an EP together under the crew name of ‘Monsters Ink’. The shit should be heavy as elephant weights.
Plus Ruff is looking at closure on his ‘Lyrics’ CD shortly so beware the murmurs…it’s only the start of the beginning for him but people are gonna know.
Bizzle is also cracking on his Sneaka Freex mixtape that is gonna bring some heat to the street plus so Mud with a little extra lyrical side serving for those who can’t get enough on his Friendly Fire Mixtape!!!! Holla at the scholar for any further info people – firstname.lastname@example.org – always happy to help!
Big up all HSG and Blak Twang for last Friday as well – heavy gig people – big up Brotherz Grimm for doing the whole thing and here’s to this Friday – come catch MUDMOWTH @ ABRI at the TOUCAN again as we hit the stage to party!!!
It’s a busy schedule at the moment and it’s just got busier with another date added.
This coming Friday the 17th – Higher Learning @ The Toucan Cardiff
Ralph Rip Shit is supporting Blak Twang. Should be a good one – Ralph will bring the heavy live show as always and with HSG performing as well shit should be sweet.
See you there.
We’ve just nailed another gig in new waters as well – Wax On Wax Off are having their summer round up night on Thurs 16th June @ Kelseys, Leamington Spa. All Birmingham, Coventry heads needs to come see some rhyming.
These boys seem real cool – check their website out on Wax On Wax Off
Right then friends, family, country men, we got a bunch of gigs coming up in the next few months so come out and support – we’ll tear it down for you where possible…
The AM DAYTRIPS Tour
April 7th – Battle Cry @ The Red Rooms (Cardiff)
The Breaknecks & Mudmowth
April 29th – Funkdified @ Thekla (Bristol)
Ralph Rip Shit (plus Mudmowth)
May 27th – Slam On The Breaks @ Monkey Bar (Swansea)
The Breaknecks ‘Music For Bachelors EP’ Launch Party / Mudmowth
June 3rd – Higher Learning @ The Toucan (Cardiff)
Mudmowth (plus Ralph Rip Shit)
June 24th – ABRI @ The Toucan (Cardiff)
Mudmowth (plus Ralph Rip Shit)
July 9th – TOAST @ 93 Feet East (London)
July 22nd – Wakestock Festival (Penrhos, Wales)
Mudmowth (plus Ralph Rip Shit)
July30th – Welsh Open B-Boy Championships @ Newport Arena (Newport)
We are also just firming up a few others so keep your ear to street and eyes to this page for the latest as we ink’em in the schedule. Come see some good shit…
We’re bubbling properly at the moment. Red Rooms was killing it, Bristol was a success that ended in a full out mosh pit, and Slam On The Breaks are still cleaning up the carnage caused! Bring on the next run…
Talking of gigs – we’ve justed added Saturday 11th @ BSB Bar, Cardiff to the affair so come bring some energy and rowdiness to the shit.
You may have also seen Mud’s ugly grill donning the pages of the country’s press of late, with an interview in HHC as well as having ‘South Wales Gramma’ on the cover CD of UNDERCOVER and an interview up in that.
This week has also seen the return of the ‘MUSIC FOR BACHELORS’ EP from the pressing plant so it should be out to press and radio shortly and hitting the stores any minute – in the meanwhile if you wanna scoop your copy early just check out the STORE
We just got back from the BBC studios and damn that was good.
Mud, Ralph with Paul B on the decks just caned the session live up on the Bethan & Huw show on Radio 1.
Peep the link http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/alt/wales/ for further run down of what they themselves are calling one of the best sessions of the year so far. Thing is, it’s February so what’s that mean! Hell it could be December and they’d still be saying that shit. Seriously, take the ‘listen back’ option and hear Mud cane it with ease. Plus hear about the exlusive gig we got coming up in Cairo. (That’s some exclusive ish right there!)
It don’t get more street than this. That’s right Mud is now making the hallowed pages of the Wales On Sunday! So check for his mug up in the sheets this Sunday.
All the ghetto grandmas valley wide are soon to be rocking Mudmowth hard on their speakerboxes.
If the media ball keeps rolling hard like this, then look for features soon in Hound & Hare and Advanced Carp Fishing!
This is one crazy world we are living in.
Just had a call from the Welsh Music Awards saying that Mudmowth is through to the final 3 for BEST MC. So big thanks and respect to all those who voted for him and helped him get there – dude deserves it for sure.
Your support is appreciated. Truly.
Shouts to both Sleifar and Humurak D Gritty for making the cut as well.
Well I guess they liked South Wales Gramma up at Radio 1 coz off the back of last weeks play they have asked Mud to go up and do a few tracks live for the show next Thursday (17th Feb).
We should come through and smash it so get tuned in between 7.30pm and 9pm.
The shit is on 99.5 FM on your radio dial or tap up http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/alt/wales/ and listen live or take the opportunity to ‘listen back if you miss the damn thing.
No excuses now.