Yo underground hip hop lovers I’ve got a sick emcee/ radio host to tell you about. From the city that brought you such skilled hip hop greats as ‘The P Brothers, Cappo, Endemic, Joe Buhdha, Stylee Cee, Scorzayzee, and C-mone’. Straight out of this talented backdrop that is Nottingham, enters dope emcee Can B. If your new to Can B let me tell you hes no slouch and has been spitting since his school days. The 28 year old up and comer was one third of the group Ill Citizen which released some limited edition joints and also a notably phat digital album release called ‘Pandemic‘. Ill Citizen played many gigs from 2004 till now but the members have begun to go their own path working on solo projects.
Cop Ill Citizen album ‘Pandemic’
Repping Nottingham City
Can B has just dropped his new album called ‘Don’t Sleep‘. Flows are heavy and wordplay high level on this release. Notts is well represented here trust people. Check out Can B’s new tune ‘Home Truth’ off of ‘Don’t Sleep‘ featuring Bru-C. Make sure you get to know Can B and cop yourself the free download of ‘‘Don’t Sleep‘. After you peep the fresh new track ‘Home Truth’ below.
Listen to ‘Home Truth’ tune
Album Review ‘Don’t Sleep‘
Ok here we go into the new album ‘Don’t Sleep‘ This record just released and London Underground was fortunate to get to review this. First off this album has heavy production and an eclectic aura to the feel of it. Beats consist of everything off of the sonic spectrum. The listener can expect to hear many different production styles. From electronic Lo Fi, symphonic loops over crispy drums, reggae esque samples, creepy piano over eerie vocals and buzzing, upbeat uplifting pulsating sounds , Jazzy dance riddims, sick beat boxing(from Motormouf), Heavy bass with whining horns over heavy drums, grimy organs, a birdsong chopped and served nice, Spacey keyboards ect… These beats are all over the place. All having their own sound, yet seemingly blending effortlessly together. Meant to be played very loudly in your residential area. Check the production credits, features, and track list on this:
Can B comes out rhyming with fierceness and tenacity on ‘Don’t Sleep‘. He seems right at home rhyming over a diverse collection of of beats and differing tempos. He reps Notts nicely on ‘Bed of Nails‘ alongside the Grand Imperial Cappo. He excels dropping a introspective verses on ‘Rough‘ with TomG. ‘Don’t Sleep‘ comes in banging, unapologetic to fans of the same old same carbon copy kind of rap going about a lot these days. No cookie cutter verses or Kinko copied styles. His verses work well over the sonic varying styles of production. Very entertaining to the brain and ears alike. Even over beat box with Motormouf, Can B is right at home. ‘Don’t Sleep‘ is a nice grab for any head looking for some new heat. With new fire beats. In the years to come we can expect Can B to continue to improve on his musical journey as an artist. Plus continue to drop bangers. Nottingham is always big in the UK scene and Can B still finds a way to distinguish himself properly from amidst of this skilled pantheon of artists. Overall a nice release full of banging eclectic beats and a solid group of verses to take you on your journey. London Underground would recommends you pick up the free download to ‘Don’t Sleep‘ and enjoy the album.
Download the new album ‘Don’t Sleep‘ right here for free
Watch video Cold introductions with dope beat by Beat by Zetia
Spotlight on Can B and NG64 connection
Make sure you lock into Can B’s and K-Deuce’s as they host NG64‘s show 11 till 1 every third Thursday of the month.
Two years back Can B went on to join NG64. NG64 is a group of artists and producers that promote loads of Nottingham emcees. Filming 64 bar segments on camera on their Youtube channel. NG64 has morphed into its current incarnation which is managed by Robert Freeman consisting of two emcees and three producers. Things are beginning to blow up for NG64. So watch that Youtube channel and keep posted. Since 2013 when Can B joined NG64 hes been on his solo grind. Together they dropped Can B’s first solo ep ‘Octopus’
Cop ‘Octopus‘ here
‘Octopus‘ was NG64′s first release as a platform for artists. Since then Can B has built up quite of resume supporting such dope UK talented act as Rodney P, Homeboy Sandman, Jon Wayne and Chester P. Trust Can B is not just a dope spitter.
Can B is also one half of the NG64′s monthly takeover on Rogue Fm Radio show with K-Deuce. With a Early Bird doing a segment on MPC for 15 to 20 minutes for almost a year now.
Watch Radio show highlights video
Each month NG64 showcases a new theme. Such as New New York special, Dirty South Special,UK special and more to come. Last April was Thug Life. in May NG64 dropped a Lyricist special There’s a mix of tracks from different artists that Can B and K-Deuce consider lyricists. With special guests stopping by to talk about their new releases. Plus spit some fire over exclusive beats from ill producer Anex. Its the only radio show that does streams live video with multiple cameras handled by Robert Freeman. Make sure you lock into Can B’s and K-Deuce’s as they host NG64‘s show 11 till 1 every third Thursday of the month.
Can B is also one halve or the NG64′s monthly takeover on Rogue Fm Radio show with K-Deuce
Thanks for checking this post and keep yours eyes set and locked to this London Underground for more dope underground UK hip hop.