Track of the Week

Today’s track of the week is from a UK hip-hop album that dropped in 2002. The fella that produced the album has now actually moved to America, but more on that in a bit. UK hip-hop is a funny old thing, lots of different sounds and interests, but sadly it quite often goes unnoticed by the masses – which is fine for all those “keep it underground” kinda folks, but sometimes it would be nicer for the deserving artists to get a bit more attention. Lewis Parker‘s Its All Happening Now was, as I said previously, released quite some time ago, but it will go down in my books as one of the better UK hip-hop albums of the last four years.

The track I have for you today actually features another UK talent by the name of Jehst. Sadly Lewis Parker and Jehst are no longer on speaking terms, infact Lewis Parker was quoted in an interview to have said “If I see Jehst, he’s getting physically hurt.” – the details are hazy, but supposedly it is to do with a lack of communication with regards to the release of a mixtape. And, ironically, the name of this track is Communications

Lewis Parker – Communications (Ft. Jehst)
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 20th October.

I mentioned near the start of this blog entry that Lewis Parker had now moved to America. He seems to be doing ok for himself as he actually produced one of the tracks off the latest Ghostface album Fishscale. Good to see him making his mark stateside, although I’m sure a lot of people wont know him by name – but you’ll know him via production on Fishscale with his track Shakey Dog

Ghostface Killah – Shakey Dog
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This download is a sample of the music only and must be deleted from your computer within 24 hours of downloading. This download link will expire on 20th October.

I’m not sure what’s next for Lewis Parker, but if he can make a name for the actual decent hip-hop coming out of the UK over in the states, then his rep will just grow and grow. Remember kids, the quality is always there for the taking if you are willing to dig deep enough!

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  • http://dustyvinyl.com/ lewis parker

    good lookin son we about to drop some super heat keep ya eye’s to the skies fuck them spys! but yo i read a thread about the break on shakey dog immer put it straight it’s not the Dells version of love is blue it’s another version so keep lookin!

  • http://dustyvinyl.com lewis parker

    good lookin son we about to drop some super heat keep ya eye’s to the skies fuck them spys! but yo i read a thread about the break on shakey dog immer put it straight it’s not the Dells version of love is blue it’s another version so keep lookin!

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    No worries Mr Parker, I’ll look out for your new stuff.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    No worries Mr Parker, I’ll look out for your new stuff.

  • http://www.certifiedbanger.blogspot.com/ aidan

    Ha…didn’t know that about Lewis P. I’ve been listening loads to Masquerades and Silhouettes. Classic!

  • http://www.certifiedbanger.blogspot.com aidan

    Ha…didn’t know that about Lewis P. I’ve been listening loads to Masquerades and Silhouettes. Classic!