Wednesday 30 December 2020
Tuesday 29 December 2020
2020 has had a lot of downs but career wise its been nothing but ups for Cuban Pete
From dropping 3 music projects, to his first time hosting an international mixtape, to commercial radio play, to rounding off the year with his first magazine cover!
Touted as "the most hated man in the UK" Cuban is maybe not, but he might well be within Hip Hop circles as will be evidenced in his upcoming release 'Everybody Hates Pete'.
In his interview inside issue 25 Cuban lays out his thoughts on white rappers, his haters, his influences, and whats coming in the new year for him and C75 Live.
Check out and purchase the hard copy HERE
You can read the digital version HERE which also includes clickable video links making Underground Hip Hop magazine an interactive reading experience.
Monday 28 December 2020
Say Your Prayers is the lead single off the highly anticipated forthcoming album First Class: The Teachings from Staten Island native & Theodore Unit member, Solomon Childs & hip hop producer BigBob.
This project has little interest in chasing modern rap trends. The soundscape is steered with heavy classic drums, an antagonizing organ and dramatic martial arts samples, helmed by the creative vision of BigBob with fresh cuts and scratches from LD-ON-THE-CUT.
Solomon Childs works hard with gritty writing, solid vocals with a menacing style and flow. This track features Wu-Tang Clan affiliate, Shyheim to match & balance the spirit and energy of this dope track.
Pre-Order First Class : The Teachings by Solomon Childs & BigBob here : www.elitesoundinternational.com/shop
Stream the track below:
Friday 25 December 2020
Monday 21 December 2020
Cuban Pete announced recently that he and producer PButcha are working on an ep together coming in 2021 and dropped a single called 'Blurrr'.
Unfortunately the beat for that project had already been used by another artist so Cuban is putting it out there for a remix contest.
Check out PButchas work on Reverbnation HERE
Also check out the video of this track he did the beat for from Water Team members Nyy Brim and Chuck Lite featuring Method Man
Recently The Real Doc Freeman Show invited Cuban Pete back to the show
Cuban chopped it up with Doc and Jasper about his latest projects, his views on the UK scene, his haters, and whats coming up from him and his team in the near future.
Check out the interview below:
Also check out all Doc Freemans podcasts, beats, videos, and more HERE
Brixkz Da Boss and No Face team up with the legendary Craig G on "With Me"
Recently the group Dysobey hooked up with Juice Crew legend Craig G to go shoot the visuals for their collab on location in Brooklyn.
Brixkz also hooked up with Cuban Pete for an upcoming track so look out for that.
Check out the video below:
Vol 7 is the latest in the international mixtape series and is hosted by C75 Live's own Cuban Pete.
There are a couple of never heard before tracks including the BTG collab 'Napalm In The Morning pt2' and 'Mr Real 1' with Regal.
There are also Cuban's biggest tracks of the year; 'Lies' and his appearance on the Krumbsnatcha single 'Make Em Say'.
The mix also features artists such as Planet Asia, Ruste Juxx, King Magnetic, Sixxpho, B.Dvine, and more.
Check it out below or Stream/Download HERE
Wednesday 16 December 2020
New single from Wu-Tang/Killarmy vet Kinetic 9 “Never Stressing” featuring B. Dvine, Truck Jewels, & The One Lavic produced by Wu Tang’s abbot himself The RZA!
Artwork by Cuban Pete
Support Kinetic 9 and all his endeavors today!
Stream below or download HERE
Sunday 13 December 2020
Ripping 'type' beats off YouTube is OK for amateurs but eventually you will need something more official to take your sound to the next level.
Fortunately you can take advantage of B.Dvine clearing out his stash this holiday season to make way for new work and get yourself one of his beats at a bargain price!
To get access to his snippet folder email HERE
If you are unfamiliar with his work, and on this site you shouldnt be, check out B.Dvine's production mixtape from a few ago hosted by J-Love featuring Tragedy Khadafi, Kool G Rap, Killa Sha, Meyhem Lauren, D-Rugz, Solomon Childs, Comet, Vital, Shyheim, and more!
And dont forget his more recent work producing beats for tracks with Erick Sermon, Method Man, Hanz-On, and more. Wait until you see whats coming next year!
Check out Dvine Intervention hosted by J-Love below and download HERE
Cuban Pete sees out the year with ne of his strongest releases to date 'Crown Jewels' produced by the ever hardworking Bo Faat.
The opening track 'For The Gram' sees Cuban laying down some honest, and sometimes amusing, lines about the rap game.
This is followed by former Kool Keith prodigy Dane Uno trading bars with Cuban on 'Hall Of Fame'.
Regular Bo Faat collaborator, and Drunken Monks MC, Marz One pops up on 'Raise The Dead' where the MCs address the demons that surround them.
'Cut n Paste' is a solo joint that sees Cuban addressing the practice of rappers putting together cut and paste fan albums of features they've bought of dead or alive MCs, either to fulfill bucket lists or just for clout. Although Cuban works with a lot of artists, and has a lot of features on this project alone, he has always taken pride in having established relationships with those artists and helping each other build.
Ghetto Govt Officialz head, the legendary Heaven Razah (fka Hell Razah of Sunz Of Man), jumps on 'Hard 2 Smile' which sees bars of truth from both MCs on the world today. DJ E.Rex, aka Mr Scratchhook, is on hook duties.
'Seesaw Balance' is a collab with upcoming group Grimewav. Members Enels (who also mixed and mastered the track), Hanzo Bladez, and the recently freed Mo Rukuz, join Cuban for a no hook slice of dopeness.
'Burn', featuring Dro Pesci and DJ E.Rex on the cuts, was previously released as a single but is offered up here as a bonus track to commemorate the first real collab between Cuban and Bo.
Check it out below:
Dont forget to visit Bo Faat's Bandcamp
Wednesday 9 December 2020
FLYWAY ROBBERY is a new clothing label out of the UK.
Its trademark black and white imagery lends itself well to its stark outlook on the world around us.
The promo video was put together by, and features, C75's Cuban Pete who has been working closely with the label.
The music is from fellow C75 Live member B.Dvine. Visit bdvinemusic.com
Enels - Godshit (prod. Sypooda)
Grimewav General - Enels brings you this soulful grimey ballad that is a straight eargasm!!!
If you a real hip hop head then you definitely gonna fuck with this one. This melodic masterpiece was carefully crafted for you to sit back and unwind with your shorty or your cuffed thotty for the season!!!
The video was shot and directed by Mastermind Studios. Song was produced by @Sypooda and mixed and mastered by Enels from Mastermind Studios!
Check out Enels single featuring Slant Heddshotts and G Fam Black.
Stream it below or DL HERE
If you missed it check out his 4 track 'Die Krankheit' ep produced by Rice Master Yen below:
Sunday 6 December 2020
Scrooge Owens an Luck Kennedy let errrrybody know their whole team lit on this anthem of a track
Both Mcs have been bringing the noise this year along with the rest of the Mean Mugga team so its only right they lay it down for the team and let the world know how lit the team is!!!
This trac is already screaming out for many remixes with features so watch out!
Boston legend Edo G joins forces with Drunken Monks
Edo G has been in the game for more than a minute. 2020 sees him hooking up with someone who must be mentioned in the producer of the year discussions Bo Faat, along with his Drunken Monks MC Marz One.
Its been a rough year for Marz personally so its heartwarming to hear him flourish alongside the time served MC on lead single 'Decisions' along with Realistic, and Rambunxious on the hook.
The project also features veteran MCs Craig G, KRS One, and more.
You can also catch Marz on Cuabn Pete's Bo Faat produced project 'Crown Jewels' coming soon.
This is definitely a project to look forward to and will be available on vinyl as well as digital download and possibly CD.
Check out Decision below and pre-order Destiny HERE
GRIMEWAV’s Mo Rukuz & Hanzo Bladez provide a tsunami of filth over German producer Bo Faats hard hitting, grimy instrumental.
Both MCs can be found on Cuban Pete's upcoming Bo Faat produced 'Crown Jewels' release, along with Enels who also produced the track called 'Seesaw Balance'.
Check out Cabal below and download HERE
Spion Liape are two of the dopest producers not only out of Indonesia but also period!
They have worked with many artists over the years but took a brief hiatus when MCs weren't forthcoming with their verses. This compilation is a brief history of their work before that period between 2013 and 2020.
'Spion Liape's Hip Hop Hoard' features MCs such as Cuban Pete, King Gordy, Klive Kraven, Edd Bundy, Samuel Tafari, Pryme Prolifik, and more, that showcases the duo's range of production styles.
With their head firnly back in the game they are set to produce a slew of releases in 2021, including 'Camouflage Karma' from Cuban Pete, so keep a look out!
Check out their hoard below or download free HERE
You may not know the name but yungL!NK is no newbie when it comes to Hip Hop.
The producer went by a different alias on this journey into lofi.
Cuban Pete is featured on the track 'Same Mistakes', and B.Dvine teams up with Truck Jewels for 'Dog Tags'.
Check out 'Same Mistakes' below and stream the full project HERE
Friday 4 December 2020
CUBAN PETE & BO FAAT DROPPIN JEWELS
Cuban Pete and Bo Faat have been working hard together in the game for a while runnin with similar circles and bringing those circles together.
They first came together in 2019 on Bo Faats 'Supa Cypha' posse cut, then Bo remixed the track 'Burn' featuring Dro Pesci for Cuban. The track was well received and gave birth to the idea of doing a longer project together.
'Burn' is included as a bonus track only on the digital and physical version available from the C75 Live Bandcamp.
Crown Jewels is 6 tracks of boom bap excellence.featurig artists such as the legendary Heaven Razah from Sunz Of Man, Dane Uno, Grimewav, DJ E.Rex, and the other half of Drunken Monks with Bo; Marz One.
Check out the preview track 'Raise The Dead' with Marz One below and go and reseve your copy now:
Dont forget to visit Bo Faat's Bandcamp