DJ Tape Deck King Presents The Fat Tape #2: Loud Classics on TrunkOfunk Radio (Stream)

DJ Tape Deck King abandons his #ThursdayNightThrowback blog this week to drop his brand new mix for TrunkOfunk Radio! For ‘The Fat Tape #2’ he takes a look back at some of Loud Records classics from their absolutely dope back catalog including tracks from the Wu-Tang Clan, Big Pun, Xzibit, Three 6 Mafia, Tha Liks, Mobb Deep and more! Stream the mix here – DJ … Continue reading DJ Tape Deck King Presents The Fat Tape #2: Loud Classics on TrunkOfunk Radio (Stream)

Artist Spotlight (Interview) – Har-Q

 

Featured Artist: Har-Q

Rap artist from Northampton, UK

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Har-Q real name Jason Khalid Williams

Har-Q stands for

  • H: herald ‘messenger’ / heru ‘sun-flesh’
  • A: ark ‘the message’
  • R: returns / renaissance ‘a revival of or renewed interest in something.’
  • Q: Quadrivium : ‘a medieval university course involving the ‘mathematical arts’ of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music’

Born and raised in northampton a thing which har-q has give credit for his rhymes and dedication to music because it is a quite town, which is what has giving har-q a chance to create boxes of writing and terabytes of recording homing his style and meaning for creating music.

How did your artist name come about?
It was originally some one’s name that came up on my screen at work when I used to work in a call center, it quickly grew on me and I gave it a new meaning, so har-q then meant “when I leave the stage it will be a hard cue to beat”.
over time as I studied and matured so did the name and now it is an acronym
H.A.R-Q which mean the Herald Ark Returns/ Renaissance – Quadrivium
which is the for master studies which i correlate to the 4 elements of hip-hop.

How long have you been making music?

I’ve been making music for about 15 years but recording for about 10 years and releasing for about 7 years.

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

I am definitely a student of the 90’s era in hip hip where it was very much lyricist driven, yet i have watched the culture change and have adapted to it while still holding on to the word play punchlines concepts and the poetical side of it. To date the current state on my new album release TRAPPED HOP the beat style is up to date and the flow but the content is fearless. i also still maintain a boom bap sound by working with a group called Har-Q-stic’s which is a jazz-hip-hop fusion.

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Impact Wrestling: Under Pressure 2018 (Highlights)

Last night Impact Wrestling presented another one of their specials titled ‘Under Pressure’ headlined by Impact Wrestling World Champion Pentagon Jr. against previous champion Austin Aries!!! Check out the Top 5 must see highlights from the event here – Impact Wrestling: Under Pressure 2018 (Highlights)   Continue reading Impact Wrestling: Under Pressure 2018 (Highlights)

Black Thought & 9th Wonder – Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1 EP (iTunes Stream + Purchase)

People will remember June 1st, 2018, as the day Kanye West returned and dropped his highly anticipated project ‘Ye’, however, after listening to it I was left feeling massively disappointed and underwhelmed by it. Looks like Pusha got all of the decent Kanye beats! But luckily for us all, on the same day, Black Thought and 9th Wonder delivered us a 5 track masterpiece of pure … Continue reading Black Thought & 9th Wonder – Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1 EP (iTunes Stream + Purchase)