With a ridiculous amount of grime MCs in South Wales, all making tracks and getting vids out during the last few years, it makes sense to sort a set right now with some of the scene's most prominent names. Ramming out Soul Boxx Studio in Newport, we had DJs 10sion, Cluedo and Illa B on the decks, with Tiny Skitz, Yagsta, Smokey and Eaton repping for Newport, plus Lil C and Venomous Vocab travelling over from Cardiff. Read below for a who's who plus full track listing.
Sukh Knight - Born Invincible (Spooky's Born Again Refix) D.O.K - East Coast dexplicit bullacake- zdot remix final lap (spooky remix) -teddy RUDE KID - WINTER REMIX DJ 10SION - 138 RIDDIM Faze Miyaki - Take Off NuKlea - DPMO (Inst) spider- zdot Last phone call- teddy SPOOKY - TOP 3 SELECTED REMIX DJ 10SION & NATE DIZZLE - NECK SNAP J Sweet - Tell Them RSK Beats - Rollin Thru (Inst) Nate Prophet – Decapitation
Tiny Skitz Recognised front runner on the scene, Tiny Skitz has been repping five years. The former Allstars crew member, now in Hatz n Hoodz, started getting his name out through car park clashes with Yagsta on Smokeyz TV back in 2007. Regularly lays tracks with Cardiff MC Local, and has worked with Sox, Z Dot, Revolver, Lady Leshurr, Elro, Traxx (Astroid Boys), and has work in progress with Beat Geeks, Spooky, Durrty Skanx, Stay Fresh and Nate Prophet. Currently completing his mix tape and an EP with next move, recording Fire In The Booth for Charlie Sloth's show on BBC Radio1Xtra.
Yagsta Big character Yaggz puts Newport ends “P. I. Double L.” on the map. Also in Hatz n Hoodz, he's back on the grind now after time in pen and currently working on his mixtape.
Venomous Vocab It's all about the words with Vocab, who has been something of a lone operator out of Cardiff's Ely district for a while. His mixtape “Qualified Rhyming” is available now with beats from his side man Reepa. www.twitter.com/Vocab2011
Eaton Not having been on the scene too long, Eaton has still managed to work with most of the main MCs in South Wales. Formerly YTU13, now Hatz n Hoodz, the man offers something a bit different in subject matter and his mixtape Best Kept Secret is coming soon. www.twitter.com/EatonArtist
Lil C A street spitter from young, the still only 18 Lil C has a side line career as part of pop-grime crew Flowdem. He already has prime time TV performances under his belt, with a show at the O2 Arena coming later this month. Solo mixtape In The Morning is on, its way.
Smokey Original focus of the South Wales Grime scene through Smokeyz. TV, Newport's Smokey jumped on the mic after the camera, joining then naming the Newport Allstars. He's the classy soul of the scene with more of a hip hop delivery. www.twitter.com/AllstarSmokey
DJ Cluedo Described by some as Cardiff's Westwood, Cluedo is a club and Radio Cardiff DJ, and main man interviewer with Hype-on.TV. Hard working foundation figure, he continues tirelessly to support through his prize winning UKG Show with DJ Troopa, that's a platform for acts, both local and national and host for the Sloth Wales Urban Chart. www.twitter.com/CLUEDOWALES
DJ10sion Club DJ, co-promoter of Privileged with DJ Lee, beat maker and owner of Soul Boxx studios, 10sion is at the centre of Newport's music life. www.soundcloud.com/dj10sion www.twitter.com/dj10sion
Illa B Beat maker and DJ, Illa B's studio is a centre for South Wales creativity. www.soundcloud.com/dj-illa-b www.twitter.com/DJIllaB