[Review] Mobb Deep Live @ O2 Academy, Leeds – 07/05/15

The news that Mobb Deep were appearing in Leeds was greeted with enthusiasm by every hip-hop head worth their salt based in West Yorkshire. DJ 279 warms up the crowd with a heavy selection of non-stop classics, as people swarm into the O2 Academy to witness two of New York’s […]

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Parent Guidance Group – Woodhouse Community Centre – Tue 14th April

The group is about helping parents learn and share ideas on raising teenagers and younger children. We would be looking at various strategies and then at some point think about creating a log of ideas in a book form or an online app, so that it can be used in […]

March 21st, 2015|Speak to the Streets|0 Comments

NORTY’S Mobb Deep 20th Anniversary Top 10

Alongside Rodney P, Skitz and 279 – Leeds MC Norty will perform 3 tracks at the Mobb Deep event, May 7th 2015 @ Leeds 02. We knew he was a big fan of the Brookyln duo so we asked him on the spot for his top 10 Mobb Deep rundown […]

March 18th, 2015|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

DJ Tactick Picks his Mr Thing top 5 before DJ Vadim v Mr Thing @ Distrikt

Slowdown Sounds resident DJ Tactick picks through his favourite Mr Thing productions. All in anticipation of world renowned turntablist MR Thing digging thru the crates for SLOWDOWN SOUNDS next event @ Distrikt, Leeds February 28th 2014. Also featuring DJ Vadim!

1. Mr Thing & Yungun – Dancing Shoes

Standing the test of […]

February 15th, 2015|Music, Slowdown Sounds|0 Comments

[Review] Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark Daddy Abe Live At HiFi

Slimkid3, formerly of legendary Los Angeles hip hop group The Pharcyde and DJ Nu-Mark, of Jurassic 5, teamed up last year to release a well received, authentic hip hop album packed with integrity, which served as a follow up to the duo’s 2011 ‘Another Day Another Dollar’ EP. As I […]

February 12th, 2015|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

Daddy Abe – Why the break in making music? Nu-Mark / Slimkid3 support act

We caught up with Daddy Abe (aka A.B.D) before his show supporting Nu-Mark and Slimkid3 this Thursday (5th February) @ The Hi Fi Leeds

1. You’ve been away a little while since Alphabetix. Why the break?
In a nutshell, I was busy working and having kids. I’ll always be a musician – […]

February 2nd, 2015|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|1 Comment

Pharcyde meets J5 Leeds – £5 tickets for early bird hit link now!

BAMBAMBAM in association with Fresh Jive & Elements present:

Slimkid3 (Pharcyde)
DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5)
Daddy Abe (ABD / Alphabetix) – Live Show
DJs: BT3K & Sangria Kong (Elements)
Host: Bboy 10 Tonn
@ The Hi Fi Leeds / Thursday 5th February / 8pm-Midnight
A first collab between promoters BAMBAMBAM, Fresh Jive and Elements. […]

January 6th, 2015|Music|0 Comments

[Live Review] Method Man and Redman – O2 Academy Leeds – 21/12/14

I don’t really need to go on some long explanation about all the hip hop accolades Method Man and Redman possess; If you’re any kind of hip hop head at all you already know just how consistent, skilful and important they are. Staten Island’s Method Man; a member of the […]

December 30th, 2014|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

[PREVIEW] Method Man & Redman – Leeds O2 – Sunday 21st December

Leeds has certainly been host to some heavyweight hip hop as of late. Notably Leeds O2 recently had Public Enemy and Mos Def performing some great gigs there and now to finish off a triumphant season, we have Method Man, one of the greatest rappers from the Wu Tang Clan […]

December 14th, 2014|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments