WATCH: Ed Lover Instagram rant on Culture Vultures In Hip-Hop, Bill Cosby Verdict and more!

  Hip-Hop Legend Ed Lover talks Culture Vultures in Hip-Hop, New Rappers vs Old Rappers, Bill Cosby Arrest and more on recent Instagram Live address!   Continue reading WATCH: Ed Lover Instagram rant on Culture Vultures In Hip-Hop, Bill Cosby Verdict and more!

FASHION SHOW BLAZE THE RUNWAY SAT 9th June 2018 BIRMINGHAM, UK

  BLAZE THE RUNWAY INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOW SAT 9th June 2018 Hype Entertainment/arts /fashions ”BLAZE THE RUNWAY 2018 INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOW in Aid of Anek Foundation CHARITY this Summer. @The Red Gate 151 HURST STREET. CHINA TOWN .BIRMINGHAM. same venue as we did the first.. #To be FILMED by SKY TV for SKY TV 238 BEN prog. #GUEST OF HONOR SPEAKER TV PERSONALITY/Host @BEN TV SKY … Continue reading FASHION SHOW BLAZE THE RUNWAY SAT 9th June 2018 BIRMINGHAM, UK

Artist Spotlight (Interview) – Kapes

 

Featured Artist: Kapes

Hip-Hop artist from Birmingham, UK

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Where do you hail from?

I come from Birmingham, England and have moved around the city a lot.

How did your artist name come about?
My name was originally Kaypa (caper) meaning a plot, saga or crazy event. People used to call me Kapes for short. At a point when I felt my music moving in a new direction, I decided to stick with Kapes.

 

How long have you been making music?

I have been writing and rapping since 1998. I didn’t start recording music officially until about 2007/2008

How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?

I was mostly inspired by old school/golden era hip hop. I have kept those elements in the production mostly. A lot of the time I have went for 90’s style beats with a bit of a west coast flavour. These days I’m more open to anything musically. The album I’m working on is a lot more versatile in terms of production. There’s some boom bap, trap and some chilled out bluesy stuff there. Lyrically I was always inspired by artists that have something real to say. I don’t mind dropping a few feel good party tracks but mostly I’m writing for a reason.
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UPDATE: New BDL Apparel added to store!

BOUT DAT LIFE APPAREL is an expanding business with a Global fanbase that has over the past 2 years expanded from New Orleans, USA, Holland, Germany, Greeze, Jamaica and Caribbean as well as Birmingham and multiple cities across the UK. Established in 2016 as an off shoot of music brand; BOUT DAT LIFE APPAREL is a commercial urban wear brand currently made up of 3 … Continue reading UPDATE: New BDL Apparel added to store!

A Writers Guide To Decluttering​!

We’ve all been there. Friend of Friend: What do you do? Writer: I’m a writer. Friend of Friend: Hey, I have a great idea for a book! Why don’t you write it and when it gets published we split the money? Writer: [weak smile] Ideas are the easy part. Sure, “high-concept” pitching is a thing—It’s […] via Throw It Away! A Writer’s Guide To Decluttering — … Continue reading A Writers Guide To Decluttering​!

Tape Deck King’s #ThursdayNightThrowback #3 feat. Slick Rick, Wyclef Jean and Twista!!!

T.D.K back in effect with the third instalment of my weekly throwback selections on Bout Dat Online!!! To kick things off we travel back to 1988 as Slick Rick the Ruler try’s to mack a lady called ‘Mona Lisa’ before his mates drag him away to “meet some real mature women and some more of they friends”! Classic stuff!!! Slick Rick – Mona Lisa Next … Continue reading Tape Deck King’s #ThursdayNightThrowback #3 feat. Slick Rick, Wyclef Jean and Twista!!!

DJ Filthy Rich – Craig Mack: A Mixtape Tribute (Stream)

Toronto native DJ Filthy Rich pays tribute to the late Craig Mack with this epic mixtape covering pretty much his whole career from the Bad Boy era to the Mack World sessions! Also features a host of exclusive Filthy Rich blends and unreleased material which is extremely dope too! R.I.P Craig Mack!!! Stream the tape here – DJ Filthy Rich – Craig Mack: A Mixtape Tribute … Continue reading DJ Filthy Rich – Craig Mack: A Mixtape Tribute (Stream)