ILL ILL ILL ILL ILL ILL Video and tight song to match.

We rate this track 7 eighties out of eight.

Some real dope UK ish.

These homegrown guys have got those loose drums that we crave down here at SevenEightyEight. Combine that with a gang of swaggerish flows and a fresh little scratch break and you’ve got a straight banger.

Mudmouth & Metabeats (feat. Sonny Jim & Skamma) – Maaad tight.

METABEATS & MUDMOWTH ‘Maaad Tight’ feat. Sonnyjim & Skamma by AssociatedMinds

Lifted straight from the Rarekind Blog.

They’re still spending money from ’88.
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Pretty tight video for the first single off the new Gill Scott-Heron Album.

This cover of the legendary Robert Johnson’s Me And The Devil Blues can boast Damon Albarn on Keys. Can’t you tell?

Ladies man Mayer Hawthorne is moving in slow motion and getting rained on by a fairly cheap looking cloud.

New video from possibly the best track on a soon-to-be-classic album.


March 18, 2010

Common merking it live on the outro of his ‘Finding Forever’ album.

“It was in the wind when she said Dilla was gone
That’s when I knew we lived forever through song”

Requiem for Detroit?

March 16, 2010

A brilliant documentary on BBC Four about the fall of Detroit, once the 4th largest city in America now a landscape dominated by abandoned car manufacturing plants. But although the city has been on the decline for decades now, it still produces excellent music such as SevenEightyEight favourites J.Dilla, Slum Village, Guilty Simpson and Black Milk as well as Eminem and The White Stripes.

The film is on iPlayer at the link below, but only available until Saturday, so get in while you have the chance.

Requiem for Detroit


March 15, 2010

Ouch is alive and kicking.
Check out some real dope ish from one of SevenEightyEight’s homegrown boy’s Mr Otis C.
The site is fresher than the prince himself, Take a look.


These hats are crazy. We dig a lot of the stuff at, but this Fresh Prince headgear is clearly where it’s at.

It’s like cutting a lime up in your mouth.