‘Private Moments In Public’ Fresh new album by Genesis Elijah out now. ( Plus Review)

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  Good news Hip Hop heads! The new release from Genesis Elijah just landed. ‘Private Moments in Public‘ the latest full length album from adept, long time London, emcee Genesis Elijah is finally out!  Trust me people it was worth the long wait,  Even though his last full length album was in 2005 (‘Deh Pon Road’ ). Not to say hes a slouch as hes put out at least nine solo projects since 2005 (plus various features with many of UK’s finest, always holding his own. You can believe Genesis Elijah has never been one to rest on his laurels. (See link below for previous projects and releases)

Previous projects from Genesis Elijah

  For those that are new to him. I would describe his bars as heartfelt, honest, reflective, introspective, pure in their very straightforward essence. . His passion for music is high and easily felt by fans looking for credible verses and skilled wordplay.  For longtime Genesis Elijah fans I would say in my estimation that as an emcee he has grown in leaps and bounds. in both lyrical maturity and life time experience. While some of his earlier offerings and style dealt often with street tales and road narratives they still always were often lined with conscious messages and morales. Always challenging his listeners to think.

Igenesis-elijah-covert seems to me his newer songs and his latest album ‘Private Moments in Public‘ are much more in tune with the everyday struggles most of us deal with daily. From the pitfalls and blessings of ambition, love and appreciation of family, to pressing on past setbacks and still seeking to improve oneself. These themes and more can be found in the sonic quality displayed aptly from Private Moments in Public This album is blessed with beautiful production throughout. The Beats are sick and blend nicely. never overshadowing the emcees spotlight. A perfect blend for ears questing for satisfying head nodders and three dimensional verses. Production credits include vetran beatsmiths Pastor Dutchie, Hirolla, Anabolic Beats, Lindow and Wicker. Also peep the sick posse cut ‘Underground King‘ featuring dope UK all stars Fallacy, Joker Starr, S. Kalibre, Rob Kelly, Reveal, Theme, Cappo, Ramson Badbonez, Iron Braydz (Produced by Pastor Dutchie) Then check out the Fathers Day Video below

    In summation I would say that this is a MUST purchase to anyone searching for deepness in their hip hop. While a bit of a style change from some of his earlier work. I’d say with respect to his previous music (which I also rate highly), this is a nice change of pace for the better. An exhibition in the growth of a real emcee communicating his life and times through sincere lyrics..This is a quality album throughout. Crafted painfully to perfection Private Moments in Public’‘ is a gem for any music collection and will be genuinely felt by most lovers of conscious hip hop.

Cop ‘Private moments in Public‘ below

New Omerta album review ‘Knowledge Quest The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

" I was reading a lot preparing to start an album. I wanted it to be my journey through life music and book."

” I was reading a lot preparing to start an album. I wanted it to be my journey through life music and book.” Omerta

Sup my undergrounders!! Got some new heat out of the UK hip hop scene, for y’all to peep with your ear holes. Just got the advance copy of the new album Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 by Omerta. The album is the first part of a planned trilogy of albums from Omerta which will all be made available for free downloading. It has been heavily inspired by Omerta’s life journey and also off of the Robert Anton Wilson book series the ‘Cosmic Trigger Trilogy. If your new to Omerta here’s his story. He began in the battle scene but felt drained and never liked it. So he began doing shows and building up his reputation as an emcee for a bit. Until finally he decided to buckle down and focus on creating his album. Hes spent many year in studios. He soon discovered his deep love of performing shows and penning bars brought him great satisfaction. Once he shifted his focus on his album his creativity could be properly channeled. Here in Omertas own words are what led up to Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

“The knowledge quest is my mate Joe Bruce’s concept. He fed me some documentaries and shit while I was reading a lot preparing to start an album. I wanted it to be my journey through life music and book. The album is the last 10 years of my life as well as a lot of ideas theory’s and shit that I pondered on. The line between reality and fantasy gets crossed a few times and some theory’s in there are flawed possibly. But that’s what I come across in my quest for knowledge! I will be doing another two albums and they will all be free downloads. Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 is called that because the struggle in this album was ugly and  still is ugly. It’s ain’t glamorous with a pretty ending but who’s life is when you’re broke.”

 

Album Review

  The album Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 immediately dives into a metaphysical vibe. With songs and skits which subject matter dives into many deep topics. From societies humanity being lost to scientific advancements in a ever quickening modern world. From the hierarchical governments covertly being manipulated by secret societies. Using sci-ops and false information to control the masses to create a fascist type regime. Somewhat invisible to the majority of society. From astral plane traveling to finding spiritiual knowledge of ourselves. These are some of the themes you will hear in this release. Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 takes the listener on a journey where the very spiritual essence of man struggles to find answers while trying to navigate in our quest for self improvement. Facing these pitfalls with just our wits to guide us on our path to achieve enlightenment in a world filled with darkness.

The tone of the verses are often quite melancholy and address these issues. In my opinion trying to challenge the audience to become aware of the imperceptible spiritual laws and entities around us. Whilst bettering our own path in life and changing the world surrounding us to realize such spiritual growth.  The beats on here are quite unique and coalesce nicely with the verses. This is not a typical boom bap style album. Its loaded with tribal drums, tinny piano, eerie vocal samples, dreary violin samples and thought provoking skits.

I enjoyed this album a lot but depending on the genre of hip hop your into, some may not like it or understand its real potential and genius. Its not for fans who are looking for pop sounding records or typical 90’s style boom bap based hip hop. For me this is what makes Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 album stand out amongst so many other releases. Its a thought provoking album filled with many talented emcees and producers. London Underground recommends that if your looking for some innovative music that challenges your intellect yet satisfies your ears at the same time. Look no further. Be sure to get your free download of  Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1   when that lands. Check the track list below to see the heavy lineup that came together in the crafting of this album.

Back cover of Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

Back cover of Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1



1)Knowledge Quest Intro
2)The Wayfarers ft Teach Em & Iron Braydz
3)Master Coo ft Menace Mendoza, Joey Menza & Gordo Templi
4)Explosive Hands
5)Cosmic Trigger ft Robert Anton Wilson
6)Knowledge Quest Intermission
7)Journey To The Darkside Ft Menace Mendoza
8)Elysium ft Ekyro, Nomad, A4
9)Cold ft Ekyro
10)Necropolis
11)Park Bench Destiny
12)Cat Shuffler ft Nomad
13)Ninth Gate ft Nomad & Menace Mendoza
14)Violin Underworld
15)Acid Showers ft Cyrus Malachi, Ray Vendetta and Tesla’s Ghost
16)Knowledge Quest Outro

 

Check out the latest videos below from Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

NECROPOLISOMERTA & NOMAD

ACID SHOWERSOMERTA FT. CYRUS MALACHI, RAY VENDETTA & TESLA’S GHOST

Watch this site for more UK hip hop info and also for the release date of Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1  from Omerta

To contact Omerta Check the links below

On Twitter @omertaguevara

On Facebook https://m.facebook.com/DSOTMOFFICIAL

 

New ”Beatles” video shoot. Valiant ft Phoenix Da IceFire & Ray Vendetta

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Phoenix Da IceFire, Ray Vendetta,and Valiant from left to right. On the Beetles shoot with Global faction

New data straight outta the Triple Darkness Camp. Beatles video soon come from Epic video producer Global faction. With up and coming dope London beatsmtih Valiant. Joining him is super emcees from Triple Darkness Ray Vendetta and Phoenix Da IceFire. Trust Ray and Phoenix always bring the illest wordplay. Make sure to check their back catalog. Go and cop that Silver Casket Mixtape by Solar Black aka Phoenix Da IceFire and Black Chronical in the link below. Plus watch out for Rays new project: Greater Good and Ray Vendetta present Rayoflight Effortless coming June 2014. (Greater Good is a close friend of Heyzeus (from OBBA SUPA),and did photography and EP artwork for Rays 1st project Guess who’s coming to dinner

Beetles video soon come!! Watch this space!!

Valiants’ Beetles video soon come!! Watch this space!!

Click here for Ray Vendettas Latest project Seven Swordz of Light

Click here for Phoenix Da IceFires store

This Beatles video is mad anticipated here at London Underground! (Check the pics from the shoot in this article) Make sure you watch this spot when the Beatles video drops you can bet well have that locked on. If ya ain’t heard of Valiant here’s why. Though he’s making power moves in the game he only just started releasing his stuff last January. He’s been working with many talented artists. Such as Phoenix Da IceFire, Ray Vendetta, Iron Braydz, Non Applicable, Mike K from Streetsouls UK, Big Cakes, Wordsmiff, Logic, Sonny Jim, Amy True, Verb T, and DSOTM. Trust, that’s quite a list of  talented artist. So you can see Valiant is gonna defo have an impact on the game.

 

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Ray Vendetta of Triple Darkness laying it down at the Beetles video shoot!!

Valiant is not afraid to get his hands dirty diggin in the crates. He’s a huge boom bap fan. Inspired by such beat legends as DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Stoupe, Chemo, Lewis Parker and Jesse James. Look out this summer as he is looking to do a video for a track he’s done with Mike K, big cakes, logic and Amy True. Keep ya eyes locked here for that drop!! He’ll be releasing his EP soon and its scheduled to drop in September.

 

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“The Videos gonna have a different look and feel to it” Ray Vendetta

His LP will feature some of the artists mentioned before. So make sure you check for that and watch this spot for more info on Valiant and Triple Darkness. As soon as ‘The Beatles video lands London Underground will post that. Lock on to this site.

Click here to Check Valient’s soundcloud page

Click here to contact Valiant on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/upaul786

 

 

 

Guess whos coming to dinner. Tesla's Ghost and Flow Tecs makin a cameo in the new video.

Guess whos coming to dinner? Tesla’s Ghost and Flow Tecs makin a cameo in the new video from Global Faction.

Iron Braydz “VERBAL SWORDZ’ out now!!

Iron Braydz Yo people!! Good news from the Triple Darkness camp. Don emcee and ill producer Iron Braydz has dropped his long awaited, new album Verbal Swordz. Available  for download here Verbal Swordz.  I just heard it last week on an album stream he released. Its was sick as hell and a must for any hip hop head lookin for wordplay skills and lyrical content. This is it look no further. So even though its been a minute since Iron Braydz released his last joint Holla @Braydz, I can tell you this new one is mad ill. May be his best album yet. Trust that is a strong endorsement. Iron Braydz whole discography is dope.

 

cropped-braydzThe new Verbal Swords album contain many sick guest vocals. Guests include Solar Black, Ray Vendetta, Prince Po, Kyza, Skriblah, Sean Price,Phat Kat aka Ronnie Euro, Black Crypton, & Cyrus Malachi. So you can see the kind of quality emcees gracing this Verbal Swordz and can tell its ill. Defo this album is pure fire and should not be place near combustible household items.

Also for a little preview check out the new Video off the album RAMBO (Watch Here)

This Verbal Swordz album is a 5 out of 5 star album and London Underground endorses it fully. Cop that and support dope Hip Hop.

New T Bear album “#bearwithme2: Bear Sophisticated” Free DL

TBear_bearwithme2_Bear_Sophisticated-front-largeBrand new joint just dropped from dope London emcee T. Bear aka Tuberculosis. The album is called “bearwithme2: Bear Sophisticated” Truss if you check T Bear’s c.v. you’ll see hes dropped mad fire. Hes also apart of the sick UK crew “The Colony”.  Hes also made some tight albums on the way here. Beast from the East, T.B. vs Jon Phonics, Bear wit me plus mad features with other Hip Hop greats this side of the Atlantic. Be sure to peep those albums as well but down load this new joint “#bearwithme2: Bear Sophisticated“.  Free download from Dat Piff so make sure you cop dat. #bearwithme2: Bear Sophisticated is also packed with some sick features.  Including Genesis Elijah, Loudmouth, Ti2bs, Iron Braydz, Kyza, Conspicuous and more. Make sure to bump this out ya speakers and enjoy. London Underground recommends you DL this and big up ya Hip Hop collection.

Download this album here #bearwithme2: Bear Sophisticated 

Knuckle Dust (New Video from Triple Darkness.)

Check out the new fire from UK super group Triple Darkness. This posse cut features the best emcees of TD fame. Featuring Blasphemy. Black Prophet, Ray Vendetta, M9, Cyrus Malachi, Phoenix Da IceFire, Tesla’s Ghost, Iron Braydz. Knuckle Dust is a sick jam don’t sleep on this. Make sure you check the Knuckle Dust video and also keep a look out for the new Triple Darkness Mixtape droppin soon. Also M9 and Cyrus Malachi also have a duo album droppin soon. Watch this space. triple darkness scarab beetle

NEW ‘EMANCIPATED’ ALBUM FROM K9-FREE DOWNLOAD!

Brand new project Emancipated  from sick London emcee K9.  Download here  For those who don’t know yet. K9 is already well established in the UK scene working with vets in the game like Blak Twang. This project is sick featuring many massive features as well. Blak Twang, Iron Braydz, Micall Parknsun, Dunndee, Jokerstarr, and Nuflowah all make heavy contributions.  Yet K9 holds his own among these other vets. Nicely I might add.  I asked K9 what this project was trying to express. “The Django track is about overcoming incredible challenges in life whatever your race.”-K9. Defo some sick beats on this. Many sampled from the epic film Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino. Also top notch bars to get ya neck nodding. Check this Django Video here for a sampler or stream the album in the previous link. So if your looking for some Hip Hop that stimulates thinking as well as gets feet tappin. This offering is for you. Quality album free download big up ya music collection and add this to it

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Many ill features on this as well. Blak Twang, Iron Braydz, Micall Parknsun, Dunndee, Jokerstar, and Nuflowar

Many ill features on this as well. Blak Twang, Iron Braydz, Micall Parknsun, Dunndee, Jokerstarr, and Nuflowah