Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

We proudly proudly present the two brand new videos for the OG mix of Metabeats ‘Music Pt.1′ featuring the inimitable big man, Ralph Rip Shit.

Michael Aaron over at Subjective Realities has produced an incredible looking piece of film for the beautiful summer version. A video we’re really loving at AMHQ at the moment. It’s also a perfect counter balance to the raw home cut feel of the winter version shot by our own Mayor. That version was shot in freezing temperatures and cutting winds at the top of a snow capped mountain range in the Brecon Beacons’ National Park.

If you like the track you can get a free download of it here.

NB. To fully appreciate the beauty of the summer version we’d recommend watching in full 1080p.


Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Ralph Music Still 2

SUMMER? Or WINTER? You decide.

Tomorrow the TWO brand new videos for Metabeats ‘Music Pt.1′ will be premiering on the world renowned ‘Nah Right’. The track featuring the big man, Ralph Rip Shit returns with some visuals we’re really proud of and you can choose between the ‘Sun’ or ‘Snow’ videos.

They say patience is a virtue. And never has that been truer. We live in a time where everyone expects to have things instantly. Never has the pressure been greater to fire product out endlessly.

Well we’re trying to buck that trend and spend a little time with our music. And this one was a real challenge. We had to bide our time and wait for the perfect moments, battling blizzards on top of mountains, serious minus temperatures and freezing winds. So you can choose between the raw, Super 8 feel of the Winter cut, or the incredible, warm and creative switch up of the Summer version.

Music Pt.1 (LP Mix) on iTunes
Music Pt.1 (OG Mix) on Bandcamp

Ralph Music Still 1


Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Metabeats treated the Jen & Ally ‘Introducing’ show on Radio 1 this Sunday evening with an exclusive mix as part of their ’300 Seconds’ series. Featuring a run of heavy hitting snippets from his Darkhouse Fam moves with Don Leisure and an early sneak peak at some new music from Moon Unit (Ralph Rip Shit & Lou Hekla) as well as a couple of choice cuts from his new award nominated album ‘Caviar Crackle’. Check it out below…

NEW MUSIC: Ralph Rip Shit & 12 Original Players – ‘Kapish’

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Word ‘em up. It’s a new slab of raw from the big man. Some low slung Ralph laid cooly over a backdrop from the Edinburgh based breaks hunter, 12 Original Players.

12 is an alumni of the school of ‘Louis Den’ beat battles – arguably the finest hot bed of production talent from all over the UK that has had the likes of Beat Butcha, S-Type, Jaisu, Eric Lau, Jehst as well as AssociatedMinds’ own Metabeats & P.L.O. all pass through it’s doors at some point in it’s history.

Catch your free download of ‘Kapish’ by either clicking the image above or BY CLICKING HERE NOW.


Saturday, March 30th, 2013

“We’re going with rap spelling on this one.”

A long time in the offing, Ralph Rip Shit links up with 12 Original Players to bring you another slab of cold cut rhyming, served on a bed of crispy drums, finished off with a drizzle of keys. The new track will be landing this week – so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Kapish? … ‘Kapish’.


NEW VIDEO: A.H.Fly & Ralph Rip Shit – ‘Floater’ (Studio Session)

Monday, February 18th, 2013



Saturday, February 16th, 2013
DJ Lok Mix Cover

The audio from the recent Ralph Rip Shit video for the ‘The Classics Series: Part 1′ has been used by Mysdiggi’s DJ and UK cornerstone, DJ Lok to end his new UK Mix Special. Click the cover image above to cop the free download featuring a whole heap of the scene’s finest.

0. Best You Ever Had?
1. Mystro – Mess I Ever Had
2. TY – Like You Never
3. Life MC – Ahead Of The Game ft Chester P & Ill Bill
4. Souleance – Sauce Samourai
5. Mark Fear ft Ramson Badbonez, Unk Artist & Putrid Pete – Hangman
6. Skreintax – Mine For The Taking ft Farma G, Verb T & Dj Skully
7. Skitz – Struggla ft Rodney P, Kardinal, Skibadee
8. Redbeard – Mic Check
9. Marv-ill Superlungs – Pure Skill (beatbox freestyle)
10. Ralph Rip Sh!t – Amsterdam ‘Classics’ freestyle

And if you’ve not checked it yet, here’s the video with Ralph rhyming live over P.L.O.’s classic remake the audio’s lifted from…

Mountain Bikes, Morocco & Music

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Our friends over at Eyes Down Films have just finished off an incredible series of Mojo Trail Diaries. Filmed in the Atlas mountains of Morocco and featuring the multiple world downhill champion, Fabien Barel, they are all packed with incredible landscapes and well worth watching.

‘Part 2′ of the series (above) features music from P.L.O. around the 1.40 mark of the film, as well as a special ‘Behind The Scenes’ film being entirely soundtracked by Ralph Rip Shit & Lemonface‘s ‘Basketcase’ instrumental.

Click here for Part 1
Click here for Part 2
Click here for Part 3
Click here for Behind The Scenes

For more from Eyes Down Films checkout www.eyesdownfilms.tv

NEW MUSIC: Ralph & Lemonface ‘Post Crisis’ EP

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

The brandnew EP from Ralph Rip Shit & Lemonface has finally landed. The autobiographically titled, ‘Post Crisis: Life after 30′ is twelve tracks of all around hip-hop goodness from the UK / Dutch pairing. It’s already got fans hailing it as one of the top 3 releases of the year.

With artwork by the Dutch based Creative Luxury, the project came about as a collaboration with the good people at Dutch based label, Super Nice Music Group, home to producer Lemonface. The EP contains 7 tracks, 2 skits, an instrumental break from the raps and is covered with a bit of magic dust to give it all that warmth and dustiness real heads love.

Availble globally on iTunes now:
UK Link // US Link // Australian Link

Ralph & Lemonface (Front)


Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Ralph & Lemonface (Front)

After the success of their first two joint singles ‘Basketcase’ & ‘Spanish Ass’, released as part of Ralph’s ‘Dutch Masters’ series, Ralph & Lemonface are finally ready to drop their joint EP ‘Post Crisis: Life After 30′.

As so much modern hip-hop lacks a coherent sound, often feeling more like a compilation project, the EP was made under the strict regime of purely the pair’s creativity and only one single guest. Ralph’s lady contributes backing vocals to the EP’s most introspective and personally honest track, ‘Over’.

With artwork provided by Dutch counterparts ‘Creative Luxury’ and co-released in collaboration with Lemonface’s label home ‘Super Nice Music’ the project will be released on SEPTEMBER 14th. So stay tuned.


Monday, June 25th, 2012

We’re proud to present you the kind of material that satisfies us as a record label and as fans. Sounding like he’s busting out his best bars obscured in a cloud of smoke, unique and original emcee Ralph Rip Shit features on P.L.O.’s serious banger and new single Hold That, taking you deeper into P’s sonic landscapes. Is this Ralph’s finest moment? Sounds like he caught the holy ghost and married some certified horror film hip-hop.

You can cop the track from iTunes HERE NOW.

“This is what it feel like.”


Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Coming Soon Part 3: Ralph Rip Shit & Lemonface - Basketcase

Is the sun shining where you’re at? Well this is that smooth summer crack from Ralph Rip Sh!t and new Dutch producer ‘Lemonface’.

It’s a smoothie so we suggest you crack open your favourite brew, maybe light something up and then just sit back and vibe with it. Good times. Get it here now… BASKETCASE


Thursday, December 15th, 2011

After the popularity of the vintage Ralph Rip Shit & Bugseed track ‘Pizzurp’ on the ‘Hidden Thoughts’ compilation we decided to give the track it’s own release…



Sunday, September 18th, 2011

The new video for the title track taken from the collaborative EP we released with Eatgood Records which is available for free download over atThe Highball EP

Video was made by Huw Caddy & Mayor


Saturday, September 5th, 2009

As well as Oxjam dates in October for Mudmowth & Metabeats there will be dates at the Meze Festival for Mud & Meta as well as Beatbox Fozzy & Ruffstylz. The festival should be a first for Newport so keep your eyes open for more news as it approaches.

KYZA & DUBBLEDGE FLYER KYZA & DUBBLEDGE FLYER 2 Bethan Elfyn & Friends Presents Flyer Back


Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

^^^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.


Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

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


Wednesday, April 18th, 2007


^^^DJ Paul B’s mixtape’s out now ft. exclusive AM tracks, along with a selection of only the finest hip-hop. Follow the link above to get it on the AM website.

^^^Back in the day pic with Ralph, Humurak & Mudmowth

^^^Beatbox Fozzy and fellow mouth music maestro (!) Wandan.

^^^Rockwell doin’ what Rockwell does best – drinkin’ cheap cans of Spar lager out of posh beer glasses.

^^^LL Cool Willo.

^^^Mudmowth & Fozzy chill the fuck out after rockin’ another heavy show.

^^^Dunno what’s playin’ in those headphones, but Blaktrix is fuckin’ lovin’ it..!

^^^Slug from Atmosphere rockin’ his favourite tee.

^^^Foreign Beggars, Dubbledge and Ruffstylz in the cypher.

^^^Benn Grymm and Barnie Rumble in the lab.

^^^The mighty Metabeats cookin’ up some marvelous shit in the lab.

^^^Ruffstylz and Willo Wispa hard at work in the old AMfamalab.

^^^Oh yeah, and did I mention Associated Minds hits Brighton on May 10th, with Stig & Syntax and Fozzy & Ruffstylz…plus some extra special guests.


Sunday, February 25th, 2007

The BEST NAME 12" cover.

Yes Yes peeps – for those of you looking for a bargain or collectable check out the new CD’s in the store. We’ve got the new mixtape from Paul B which has got a bunch of heavy exclusives some of which can be heard on the player as well as being packed with some dope mixes of heavy underground classics from over the years.

For all those of you not lucky enough to cop the Ralph 12″ coz you ain’t got a deck as well – the limited edition CD run is out – once they are gone they are gone so cop one now – even as an investment!

Safe as peeps and keep your eyes and ears peeled for the new stuff – Metabeats, Mudmowth, Willo Wispa and Ruffstylz on the way…

We gonna be the certified freshest!

Check http://www.associatedminds.com/store for the lowdown!!!



Sunday, February 11th, 2007

We keep getting reminded that we haven’t been keeping people uptodate on our shit. Sorry people but life is busy as a busy beaver at A.M.H.Q. so things get missed. Once we get 5 this will all be covered properly When we get a minute the site is gonna get a revamp so hold tight for that but in the meantime… these are the headlines – We’ve just completed the successful ‘People, Poetry & Pussy’ Mini Tour of Ireland. (shouts to the legendary 2 Johns for that one – we can’t wait to come back!!!)

Willo Wispa & Ralph Rip Shit featured on the Feb Cover CD for HHC as the best up and comers in the country. Ralph also had a funny interview up in there so peep it whilst you can.

Paul B‘s brand new mixtape is here… SNEAKERFREAXXX – it’s dope. Run to the store to grab it.

Filming for Mudmowth this month for a half of a show on HTV dedicated to the beast that is Mud. Talking of Mud his press shots for his forthcoming 12″ and album are complete – prepare for the horror…

Beatbox Fozzy is going from strength to strength and has just finished putting together a radio advert for FAST CAR MAGAZINE. Fozzy is also due to perform at the International Beatbox Convention @ the Southbank Centre in London on March 20th – reach that if you can…

Ruffstylz, Mud and Ralph are also featured on the soon to come ‘Metaphysical’ CD from Metabeats that we are gonna help get out and about. What we’ve heard so far is flames. It features some of the heavyweights in the scene right now. Keep your eyes on the store for more updates on that one…

Fozzy and Ruffstylz just performed at Speaker Corner in Brixton and brought them the next level in how a beatboxer and emcee really can mix and blend to push things forward and display skills whilst bring it HARD.

Barnie Rumble headed off to Oz to let them know where it’s at. At the same time P.L.O. arrived back from the states – equipped with some serious equipment and intent to make his name as the best mix engineer in the U.K. Be warned…


Sunday, January 28th, 2007

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!


Thursday, October 19th, 2006

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…


Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
John Dent at Loud Mastering


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…


Saturday, June 17th, 2006

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.


Sunday, May 14th, 2006

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!


Monday, April 17th, 2006

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.


Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Ruff & Fozzy running...

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.


Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

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!!!

The Goodness…


Thursday, January 5th, 2006

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.


Monday, December 5th, 2005

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.


Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

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 – mayor@associatedminds.com – 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!!!


Sunday, June 12th, 2005

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.


Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

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…


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)
Mudmowth/The Breaknecks

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…


Saturday, February 19th, 2005

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!)