‘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

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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.

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

ALL NEW CYRUS MALACHI-THE PRELUDE (Exclusive Bonus Track) Produced by Remazz

Fresh from First Son Records. NEW BONUS JOINT THE PRELUDE FROM CYRUS MALACHI’S LONG AWAITED BLACK ATHENA ALBUM. LANDING 20TH OF APRIL !!! . Also go down and support him at his pre release.

Be one of the first to get ya mits on this New drop Black Athena.triple darkness scarab beetle Check the pre release event details here. You can also pre order ya own copy of Black Athena here. CD400_in Real bars, Real lyrics, Really go and get one and bless the ears with Hip Hop at its best.

Cyrus Malachi Launch party-Vibe Bar – Saturday, April 20, 2013 Come down and support.

triple darkness scarab beetleCheck out the news people!!! Come down to Cyrus Malachis launch party Saturday, April 20, 2013 at ‘Vibe Bar’, 91 Brick Lane, Whitechapel, London, E1 6QL, United Kingdom.  Hoochinoo Live Presents..BLACK ATHENA Launch Party (Pre Order Black Athena Album here)
Featuring:
CYRUS MALACHI : KYZA SMIRNOFF : IRON BRAYDZ, MELANIN 9 aka M9,SKRIBLAH DANGOGH.
Hosted by Peaches and DJ Babyblu

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Text ‘EVENT ATHENA’ to 81222 to stand a chance in winning free entry to the Black Athena launch party
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The Hoochinoo Brave’s are proud to announce that on Sat 20th April they will be hosting CYRUS MALACHI’s album launch party @ Vibe Bar, brick lane. As well as Cyrus there will be live performances from KYZA SMIRNOFF and IRON BRAYDZ and guest appearances from MELANIN 9 aka M9 and SKRIBLAH DANGOGH. BLACK ATHENA is Cyrus Malachi’s highly anticipated second album, make sure you come down to Hoochinoo for a night of real music from some of the most explosive lyricists in the UK.
Black Athena coming soon
Cyrus Malachi is back with his second album Black Athena after the 2011 release of his critically acclaimed debut L.P Ancient Future, this is a highly anticipated release with features from members of his crew Triple Darkness and long time affiliate Skriblah Dan Gogh this promises to be another Benchmark in his respected discography and can be witnessed at Hoochinoo live on the 20th April, do not miss out..

HipHopUKtv – Iron Braydz – Grey Skies video. Free Download in the link of his new album!!!! Braydz is too sick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hekvey_n2-4  Download Iron Braydz mixtape ‘Holla@Braydz’ FREE: http://braydz.bandcamp.com/album/holla-braydz