New ‘Effortless’ from Ray Vendetta and Greater Good (ALBUM REVIEW)

Ray Vendetta &  Greater Good drop their highly anticipated album 'Effortless'

Ray Vendetta & Greater Good drop their highly anticipated album ‘Effortless’

Yo my peoples Ray Vendetta and Greater Goods new album ‘Effortless‘ has just landed. That’s right undergrounders we’ve been hyping this album since London Underground first heard about it. This jont is a first of a trilogy of albums set to release from Ray Vendetta this year. Trust Ray Vendetta always brings the goods when it come to bars and wordplay. While a sick wordsmith from the Triple Darkness camp and also sick contributor to ill UK group OBBA SUPA. Ray is no slouch when it comes to dropping tight music. Check his previous projects: Who is Daddy Long Love, Guess whose coming to Dinner, Dirty Drama & Ray Vendetta- Dramatic Vendettas, Seven Swordz of Light. Plus countless features with groups around the UK. Dude is a serious veteran of the game and should not be slept on by anyone into hip hop and emcees who can run a mic effortlessly (pardon the pun).

Now even though this isn’t a Triple Darkness release I can tell you its mad quality and defo a must grab for ya collection. Those familiar to Ray Vendettas work ethic and prolific writing know that this is set to be another jewel dropped from the lab. Bumping this I would say Greater Goods beats are on a chill kick back vibe with matching lyrical diversions to set you free from ya troubles of the day. One to kick back and smoke one too or throw a drink back. If that’s your sort of thing. Even those on a sober tip just ready for some deep tunes… here your key to your escape from the mundane. Honestly I’m feeling this joint and I am glad to bring the news straight from the underground to you. ‘Effortless‘ has a sort of rainy day vibe to it. For example you ever listen to dope music in a car and it raining?  Ever have a time where  it seemed the rain fall, window wipers, and scattering pedestrians are moving in synchronicity with the tune your rocking. Thats is the atmosphere I get from this album.  A straight organic feel with no unnatural flavors. If ya get me. Truly ‘Effortless‘ is the proper title for this. Seriously effortless rhyming over soulful beats.

Effortless track list.

Effortless track list.

Make sure you check the guest list on this ‘Effortless‘ as well. Featuring the talents of : Allstar Stackz, Saab, K-Zorro, Tesla’s Ghost, Stinkin Slumrock, Joey Menza, Black Chronical, Kalel, Flowteks, Proper Lyrics,Venomspitter, Bad FX & Vague. Truly an all star line up on this. So make sure you go and pick up this joint ‘Effortless‘ from Ray Vendetta & Greater Good. Truly another quality album and an essential for any head trying to expand the collection with dope tunes. Get to know and go and support that.

Watch Broken Ladders New video from Ray VendettaGreater Good featuring Saab off of ‘Effortless

Cop this fire for a mere £5 GBP.

 

Here is the official press release off of Bandcamp for the ‘Effortless‘ album

“The Effortless EP was written in 5 days and is a collection of songs expertly crafted by Ray Vendetta that gives an insight into his thoughts on his past present and future, as well as displaying his immaculate rhyme skills and technique. With songs reflecting on adolescence, relationships, trials, tribulations, and coming of age, the Effortless EP is the first of 3 projects from Ray that will be released before the end of 2014.
Stay tuned for more fire.”

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‘Effortless’ is the first of a trilogy of albums set to release this year from Ray Vendetta.

Defo keep ya ears and eye sockets locked onto London Underground for more dope hip hop!!!

 

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‘The Beatles’ video drops. Valiant ft Phoenix Da IceFire & Ray Vendetta

Beetles video just landed

Beetles video just landed

Sup people.  As promised ‘The Beatles‘ video by Valiant ft Phoenix Da IceFire and Ray Vendetta just landed. You know London Underground had to post this. Standard! Filmed by Abbey Road you can see how this whole shoot came together in the following link.

New Beatles Video shoot

Yea make sure to grab yall neck braces for this head nodder family. Visuals by dope team Global Faction. Mixed down by musical mad scientist Chemo. So sit back and enjoy the new fire!!!

Watch ‘The Beatles‘ video here

Flowtecs debut album ‘The Iron Chancellor’ Out Now+Album review

The Iron Chancellor out now!!

The Iron Chancellor out now!! Artwork by Rings of Saturn

Yo peoples dope underground news from the basement. Today the new debut album ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ was sent over to me for review. It is a joint project from Flowtecs and ill beatsmith, Bad company. Trust it is an honor to bring good news of sick upcoming artists. Flowtecs and Bad Company are two you need to watch. Be on the look out for ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ by Flowtecs which is available for free download here

  The Iron Chancellor‘ free download available here

Flowtec and Ray Vendetta. Make sure you check all their tunes.

Flowtec and Ray Vendetta. Make sure you check all their tunes.

Here is a bit of background on Flowtecs if ya now just checking him. While Flowtecs new joint, ‘The Iron Chancellor ‘ is his debut. I’ve been following him for time now. Hailing from North London hes featured with many dope artists in the UK and is heavily featured on the dope album ‘#TeamGuavara: An Ensemble’ by K Zorro (Also a sick album yall should pick up) Available for free download here.

Cop  ‘#TeamGuavara: An Ensemble ‘ by K Zorro (Heavily featuring Flowtecs)

Flowtecs started out his music career as a producer. Though he hung around a lot of emcees. He was withdrawn and introverted type personality. Two years back when some of his production equipment broke. He gave the mic a shot for his first time. Attacking the music differently. This time from the emcee angle. Being around his friends who were also emcees gave him the basic idea of spitting. Now with this knowledge he was inspired by what he could do on a mic. Plus he could break out of his shell and realize the goals he wanted. Leading him on his musical quest ever since.

Check Flowtecs video landslide

 

  Flowtecs has worked with many notable emcees from UK. Notably: Solar Black aka Phoenix Da IceFire, Cyrus Malachi, Ray Vendetta, K Zorro, Strive, Venom Spitter. Just to name a few. Flowtecs is not the type to rest on his laurels. He writes bars everyday and is constantly creating music. I would say Flowtec as an emcee has many strengths. Not only is he prolific as a writer and always grinding. As Guru of Gangstar once said  in reference to what you need in this game to succeed “You got to have voice. Flowtec defo is on point with his. “Hes got a nasally, grimy vocal tone. Somewhere along the lines of a cross between a raspy B-Real of Cypress Hill and or a gravelly voiced version of Leaf Dog. Not in imitation of style but in some similarity in tone. Flowtecs still stands out vocally from the aforementioned artists. With the exception of some minor similarities, Flowtecs has his own style. His bars are tightly woven with breath control. Perfect timing with his delivery. Hes not locked into one way of rhyming and is comfortable with punchlines as well as serious topics. Flowtecs is the type of emcee that continues to grow in leaps and bounds as an artist. As is evident in his work I think we’ll see a lot more of Flowtecs in the future.

Bad Company solo comin soon. Bad Company is chillin on the Triple Darkness Reanimation set.

Bad Company solo comin soon. Bad Company is chillin on the Triple Darkness Reanimation set.

Bad Company is also a name you need to know. Right from Islington, in North London. Bad Company brings the fire with his beats. Hes been on his beat grind for six years. Working with many artists and is the now apart of UK super crew Triple Darkness. He met Flowtec through his friendship with fellow artist K Zorro.  Listened to Flowtecs work on Soundcloud and the rest was history. Be ready people cause Bad Company is in the final stages of his first solo ep. Bad Company says it will be different from what people are use too. So watch this space for more info on that!!

Album Review

Okay so first off the ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ is Flowtecs 8 track album debut. It features all production by Bad Company. Its mixed down by one of the best to ever do it ‘Chemo‘.  With cuts by Sam Zircon (Get to know Sam as well). From the start of  ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ you can tell off the bat this is a nicely mixed and well put together album. No vocals drowning out the beat. Or no vocals lost in the beat. The quality of the mix down is apparent instantly and stays consistent through out the release.  Flowtecs sounds right at home flowing over Bad Company production effortlessly from tune to tune. Bad Company sends the listener on a head nodding journey. With a nice mix of production that seamlessly is interwoven into a powerful offering of hip hop for any beat nut. Old timey samples give this album a life of its own with or without vocals. Luckily for us Flowtecs blesses the listeners ears with bars that paint picture in you mind. Bringing the ingredients needed to make up a  solid album. The feel of the music on this is realistic tales of life and struggle and coping with these struggles as we are living within it. In the track ‘Dust Cold‘  It emphasizes us trying to navigate through a city thats attempting to drag us down into it.  Racing against time to achieve our success while we still can. Fighting both the clock and our fears at once. Its a struggle but we must traverse it regardless. The beat on ‘Dust Cold‘ is an understated soothing piano/keyboard sample over  boom bap drums.The Track ‘False allegations‘ calls out over hyped artists pulling stunts and other various fakers of life we must deal with in our day to day path.The beat is horns keyboards and tinny piano on ‘False allegations‘ matches the punchlines perfect Flowtecs put his emotions lyrically on his sleeve in the ‘The Iron Chancellor‘. Blending his verses perfectly into Bad Company symphonic compositions to cause the audience to visualize his lines as if a paint brush painted them. If your looking for fun party music with grab a beer and smoke a spliff. Then stay away from ‘The Iron Chancellor The subject matter here is much darker and deeper and mature then that. While having its moments it not a depressing album. Quite introspective in many parts. Reflecting on the pain and everyday struggle while also warning of the snakes and hazards of our tenuous lives. Overall though its a nice debut from Flowtecs and Bad Company. A solid 8 track release for any fan of hip hop who like it raw and straight to the point bars. Beats are defo sick and you will not be disappointed with any of them. ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ is a must cop if you fall into the categories mentioned above.

Check the Track list of  ‘The Iron Chancellor

Back Cover of Iron Chancellor ft Flowtec and Badcompany

Back Cover of Iron Chancellor ft Flowtec and Badcompany

1.intro

2.shoot 2 kill

3.false allegations

4.humble beginnings

5.dust cloud

6.death paints a picture

7.Raw94

8.outro

 

 

Download the new  ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ here

If you wanna contact Flowtec

realtecs@live.co.uk

Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/flowtecs

If you wanna contact Bad Company

https://www.facebook.com/XBadCompany

Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/x-bad-company

 

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

 

Exclusive ‘MJ AFFAIR’ from Ray Vendetta & Greater Good’s upcoming project Effortless

Effortless by Ray Vendetta and Greater Good lands June of 2014

Effortless by Ray Vendetta and Greater Good lands June of 2014

Brand new tune ‘MJ AFFAIR‘ from Ray Vendetta and Greater Good’s newest project Effortless. Dropping in June 2014!! Tune is chill with the beat and smooth verses from Tesla’s Ghost, Stinkin Slumrok and Joey Menza Produced by Greater Good. Truss Ray brings the goods as well as the dope emcees featured on this project. Be sure to cop this when it lands and keep your eyes and ears locked onto London Underground UK for the latest news on this project and other dope underground tunes.  Enjoy the latest Tune below!!!

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.

Theme drops new EP “THOROUGH BRED” out May first!

What up undergrounders? More good news for Hip Hop. Once again from east of the Atlantic ocean. Londons own, skilled/technically proficient emcee Theme releases his 2nd album “Thorough Bred EP“. Landing May first 2014! This time Theme blesses us with his sophmoore EP drop ” Two years off the heels of the underground hit and nang album “Toys get Smoked

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                          ( cop that “Toys get Smoked” here http://realtheme.bandcamp.com).

This time Theme comes back full force to top his last release with another sick project. Themes quick fire delivery on Thorough Bred hits hard. Smashing eardrums with his hard as nail lyrics and perfect accuracy flow. If you been in a closet and missed out on Theme. Let me drop a bit of background. Theme has been spittin with some of the best emcees in the game. His C.V. include rhyming along UK greats as Reveal, Tony D, Melanin 9, Genesis Elijah. Holdin his own and keeping the tracks bangin.

 Fresh as always with the bars on Thorough Bred. We see more of the same. Rhyming alongside a plethora of talent. Spittin with Triple Darkness alums Ray Vendetta and Tesla’s Ghost. Also he teams up with Rhyme Asylum member Skirmish and sick Caxton Press general Emcee Killa. The insanity doesn’t stop there. Check the production credits off of Thorough Bred EP. He basically got the Justice league of UK producers on this project. Featuring 7th Dan, Micall Parknsun, Cross Bone T,  and Dead Man Walkn. Check the track list. And as if this wouldn’t be enough. This EP is the prequel to his upcoming project with Harry Love. One of the finest producers to grace the boards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some of the videos for the Thorough Bred EP. Click on the links below.

Leave It Alone (Produced by Micall Parknsun)

 

RAPPER’S WORST NIGHTMARE FT. RAY VENDETTA & TESLA’S GHOST 

 

THE LAST OF A DYING BREED FT. SKIRMISH & EMCEEKILLA

Don’t forget to cop that and support that Thorough Bred EP !! Out now cop the album in the link here http://black-budget.com/music/theme-thorough-bred-ep-buy-realtheme/