Welcome to Run Royal. This site is here to share knowledge, opinions, personal experiences and to connect with like minded heads on Hip-Hop music and it’s culture. Straight shooting the substance without bullshit in between. Think of this site as something like a fan boy talk show, with regular segments, known only here as (Know the Ledge). Our store will provide an outlet to release any product that we are directly involved or co sign with. This will come in due time.
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Haven’t really had much of an opportunity to get on here and talk about other peoples rap talk, arrange any DSTT for the year or edit the clusterfuck of interview footage I got on hand but it’s all there ready and waiting to be done. It’s worth waiting on. For a good part of the end of last year, life (as we all know) put on the full court press and didn’t let me get the outlet pass for the buckets haha.
Due to this, I missed a lot of new music. Aside from the face album, which is nothing short of awesome I haven’t actively sought out anything or really been feeling much so I’ve fallen back to my staples.
Thankfully, the new ways of finding out about things, sent me my feed to which I was graced with this new joint by Rozewood. Have enjoyed some his past work but I’m really feeling this one. DJ Skizz’s laid back beat is perfect. “Death/Life, everything will come together” to kick the hook off. Works!
I guess after tasting the sour so often you learn to appreciate sweetness when it comes round…With so much going in life it’s refreshing to connect on something with someone over the other side of the world saying real shit with conviction.
I still be about that brolic ignat shit that makes you wanna belt a fucks face in but this caught my vibe today.
Give it a listen.
The Yokohama charmer, Matty Fresh has been busy tappin’ the pads and put together a tight 7 track instrumental up for free download to kick the year off right. Dope sample selection over some fresh MP drum patterns all tied in with some cool retro interludes. Get your bars up to it and just get down with it.
People all over the world woke up on the first day of 2016 to the tragic news of UK producer Mark B passing away. Friends and fans have been paying their respects by sharing memories of a man who inspired many and helped define the sound of hip-hop music in the UK.
As a tribute from the team at Run Royal we have selected 5 songs to share that Mark produced. Rest In Peace to a true King of the Beats, we’ll go diggin’ in the next life.
Delta – The Lostralian
Mark B & Al Tariq – The Great Ones
Mark B & Blade – The Unknown
OC – Born To Live (Mark B remix)
Task Force – Its On You (feat. SkinnyMan & Mark B)
Shouts to Robbie @ unkut.com for his compilation of 40 favourite’s from 2015. If you got caught up and missed a whole bunch of shit, then this is a good indication of what the year looked like. There’s a couple meh joints in there but who’s got time to argue with another man’s opinion. Track listing and download link below.
01 ‘Day 13’ – Dr. Yen Lo
02 ‘Metal Beard’ – Sean Price feat. Vic Spencer
03 ‘Synergy’ – Jadakiss feat. Styles P
04 ‘Even If’ – Capone-N-Noreaga feat. Tragedy Khadafi
05 ‘The Watch’ – Willie The Kid feat. Royce Da 5’9
06 ‘Life Time’ – Styles P
07 ‘Sweet Chick’ – Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire
08 ‘Junkyard Dogs’ – Czarface feat. Juju
09 ‘Open Fire’ – Clever 1
10 ‘Summer Nine Five’ – Maffew Ragazino
11 ‘No Filter’ – Cormega and Roc Marciano
12 ‘Revolver’ – Da Buze Brovaz feat. Tug McGraw
13 ‘God Praise’ – O.C. and Debonair P
14 ‘True G’ – LUVNY feat. Lord Tariq
15 ‘Everlasting’ – Hus Kingpin and SmooVth
16 ‘Auction’ – Puff Daddy feat. Lil’ Kim, Styles P and King Los
17 ‘The More Things Change’ – Grand Puba
18 ‘Gangsta 2K15’ – Agallah The Don feat. Hus Kingpin
19 ‘Complexion (A Zulu Love)’ – Kendrick Lamar feat. Rapsody
20 ‘We Don’t Play’ – Aim and QNC feat. Grand Puba and Sean Price
21 ‘Extradite’ – Freddie Gibbs feat. Black Thought
22 ‘Drive A Nigga Crazy’ – Rick Ross
23 ‘Pay It Forward’ – J-Live
24 ‘Lively Hood’ – DOOMSTARKS
25 ‘Grey Coupe’ – Courteous L feat. Jacardi Jacobs
26 ‘City of God’ – Rast
27 ‘QU Wordsmith’ – LEX
28 ‘H.I.T.H.’ – The Doppelgangaz
29 ‘Rooted’ – Scarface feat. Papa Reu
30 ‘B.L.O.W.’ – A.G.
31 ‘Circadian Rhythm’ – DUS feat. Eloh Kush
32 ‘Revory (Wraith)’ – Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killah and Rick Ross
33 ‘Sophia Yo’ – Large Pro
34 ‘Sasquatch In a UFO’ – Your Old Droog
35 ‘Glisten’ – R.A.W. (Problemz & DJ Skizz) feat. Lil Fame
36 ‘Clutch’ – Erick Sermon feat. Method Man and Redman
37 ‘Worldwide’ – Method Man feat. Hanz On, Uncle Murda, Chedda Bang
38 ‘Cocaina’ – Milano
39 ‘The Documentary 2’ – The Game
40 ‘Pointy Shoes’ – Ray West and Kool Keith
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Late last year Debonair P (Gentleman’s Relief) teamed up with O.C. (DITC) and dropped a dope 4 track EP ‘Dive In’. For someone who flew half way across Australia to see O.C. live in early twenty fifteen, the year couldn’t of ended any better. After almost a month of bangin’ the digital format I was excited to hear that vinyl pre-orders were shipping this week and felt the urge to share with y’all..
DP provides moody soundscapes setting a perfect background for O’s forethought and skills tight cut chorus’ on all 4 joints which I found refreshing after bumping the rhyme chorus heavy classic ‘Trophies’. O.C. did what he does best and put you all in check with deep conscious lyrics and a smooth delivery that he makes sound seemingly effortless.
The bandcamp D/L came with bonus instrumentals and remixes but left me hanging for more; like a good extended play should. I don’t even need to say it, if you’re reading this blog then this is probably your shit too! Check the soundcloud snippets below.
For those who have got to have it on wax, there are still some copies available HERE
Dive in and enjoy!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Run Royal proudly presents it’s 1st official DJ Cut n Paste Mix just in time for Christmas. “The Royal Runners” (Chubba & Heata), have each produced a special Christmas Mix for your day & night shenanigans for the upcoming special day. Heavy on the Funk & Soul tip, the fellas have carefully hand selected tracks from their 45,LP,VHS & DVD collections to bring y’all a mix that reflects the kind of music they want people to hear come Christmas Day. Don’t except the obvious Mariah Buble Sinatra on Death Row played out tunes here. Way deeper than that. More Northern Pole & Funk than candy junk!
It’s a free download so click on the links below and enjoy what the fellas have constructed for the festive season. Much respect Fam and thank-you all for your continued support and interest in the Run Royal website.
“Northern Pole Pt.1” The A.M. Edition ( Heata )
“Northern Pole Pt.2” The P.M. Edition ( Chubba )
Thanks to Cath Pirret for the naming bits. Haha love it.
The Run Royal Family.
(Proof, Jake, Chubba & Heata)
Broken Tooth Entertainment honcho CIECMATE has just released his new EP entitled “Yang”. Side A contains four tracks and the B Side hosts the instrumentals. The EP also features the legendary HG soldier Gargoyle on the track “The Drill” alongside HG/BTE artists. Only available on wax through http://www.brokentoothentertainment.bigcartel.com & all good independent record stores. Check it out!
1.) KEEP WORKING
2.) ONE TIME FOR YOUR MIND
3.) THE ONE & ONLY
4.) THE DRILL (Ft Bonezy 3 Bladez, Bunks, Gargoyle, Gutz, Alex Jones, Fraksha, Tornts, Diem, Bigfoot, Scotty Hinds, Murky, Mouf & Heata)
1.) KEEP WORKING – Instrumental
2.) ONE TIME FOR YOUR MIND – Instrumental
3.) THE ONE & ONLY – Instrumental
4.) THE DRILL – Instrumental
Here it is…The massive new track from Brisbane’s KINGS KONEKTED. This is the 1st single from the forthcoming “Corrupted Citizens” LP. Nuff said!
Tomorrow the 26th November marks the official kick off for the Kings Konekted-Corrupted Citizens LP trilogy of terror. We’re launching the release in 3 key parts with bits n pieces littered in between over the next couple of months, so please keep Unkut Recordings bookmarked on all media forms for updates regularly.
Pt.1 excitingly commences tomorrow with both the CD pre sale, by itself & in a LTD CD & T-Shirt pre sale pack and the launch of the first video to accompany the release.
The CD will continue to sell throughout the campaign. Many heads get caught sleepin’ on the humble CD these days with the recent love for black plastic, but best believe you don’t wanna sleep on this CD…
Like all good hard to obtain triple threats in any collection, each format brings something different to the next, in this case, the CD is packed with goodies from the 16 track deep audio to the incredible photography, illustration & design courtesy of Josh Davis, Sam Hillcoat and April77 respectively, throughout the packaging, including a 20 page booklet containing all track lyrics.
The CD/Tee pack is limited. We’ll be running limited quantities of each merch design dropping in conjunction with each audio format. The first flavour is in theme with the title track.
Pre orders for the 1st pack will run from THURSDAY 26th NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER.
NO NEED TO PANIC, that’s 4 days and nights to lock in your pack with selected size. After Sunday, we will pull the CD / Tee pre order from the site. That style T-Shirt will then only be available from supporting stores in limited sizes.
All Corrupted Citizens Pre Orders will ship week commencing 14th December. CD’s will hit supporting stores & outlets 21stDecember.
Tomorrow night the first big visual component will also unfold.
The clip for the track “Value Of Adaption” will unveil across the globe at 8pm AEDT. Set aside an hour and tune in for youtube links to get a glimpse of this 5 minute plus banger. Unkut Recs award winning visual squadron have taken this one well beyond, so please do take the time to pop the corn, chill the brews, and press repeat…
Digi, Tape & Wax to follow to complete the cipher, but when the shits pure dope, only a little at a time…
On behalf of all involved in the entire project, we thank you for your support in advance and hope you enjoy the ride.
**above press release courtesy of Unkut Recordings**
Large Professor’s shelved 1996 album The LP could arguably be considered the original Detox. Recorded back in the mid 90’s The LP was to be Large Pro’s highly anticipated solo debut following the break up of Main Source. Shelved by Geffen until a “promo only” release saw the light of day in 2002, it wasn’t until 2009 after Large had regained rights to The LP that we saw the official 18 track version.
Though being shelved, The LP did yield the amazing jump-off single The Mad Scientist. If you’re like me you probably love Extra P’s use of Galt MacDermot’s Space (later used more prominently for Busta Rhymes’ Woo-Haa) for an intro before sampling and filtering the bass line from David Matthews’ Dune Part II… All that aside, i always wondered why Large dropped his first verse twice on the same track and I was blessed to be enlightened courtesy of NPR’s Microphone Check podcast earlier this week.
In the interview with host Ali Shaheed Mohammed (Tribe’s DJ – obviously) The Live Guy With Glasses stated that it was his exclamation point. He spat the verse at the start of The Mad Scientist and again at the end to really get his point across, to add “that exclamation point” to the end of the song. Large was “feeling some kinda ways” about his then current situation which he’d briefly addressed around the same time on Tribe’s Keep It Rollin off Midnight Marauders… Point taken. I suppose.
Far be it from me to question the Live Guy’s motives. Click the link and check out Large Pro’s “exclamation point” for yourself. It’s a great song and so indicative of that 90’s sound.
I was first introduced to the sounds of Pelako through a friend who brought the ‘Green And Gold’ CD over to a place I was living at about a decade ago. It wasn’t until recently when I scored myself a copy that I had the opportunity to enjoy it to it’s full extent. That was about a month ago, its barely left the whip since and has supplied the perfect soundtrack to many crate diggin’ escapades already.
Green And Gold is a less known release from Victorian rapper/producer/deejay/digga Pelako AKA Tetro Gigolo. Written and produced entirely by Pelako, ‘Green And Gold’ is a true DIY album. As a bonus to the 17 tracks of diggin’ anthems, blaze songs, story tellers, funkdafied beats and chill skits ‘Green And Gold’ comes with a second disc jam packed with $2 digs mixed to your delight.
I could go on and on but to give you a better idea of what Pelako and Green And Gold is all about, here’s some words taken from the liner notes;
“Green n Gold was created after many countless hours watching test cricket, drinking and smoking and going to garage sales in the off season and sleeping on the three seater. After realizing that nothing was getting done, I decided to finally have a go at that hip hop album. Obviously MPC heavy, it is a vein attempt to re-coup some of the funds spent on stupid amounts of records.
The album is all sorts of programming, I tried to turn the quantize off most of the time, so some of the beats are loose. You sample anything with the MPC, and you’ll soon learn what good production is all about. This project is far from it. With no budget (I also quit my day job) my mate The Barman gave me the option of recording at his new studio, as long as he was bent 86% of the recording time. It is our first attempt at an album length, vocal and MPC based recording. I refer to him when I call out “We’ve got the Midas Touch” as I would give him absolute shit samples and he got them to a state of play. The Barman deserves a lot of credit to the finality of this project and future shizzy. The final edit is seventeen tracks of samples, MPC drum breaks, extended skits with Pelako vocals, toasting everything from getting money to not having any. Nothing is really resolved except: you don’t get out unless you put in, from a filthy sack to underground thugs. This is what is happening to all these cats in OZ Hip Hop. They are finally seeing some money. Many front on it, I encourage it. Get your FOLD RIGHT!!! If you are going to sell the project just make sure your getting scrilla. Go for gold!!! There is no sell out when bootlegging is rife.
Pelako the Tetro Gigolo is the alias I use to keep my green grocers anonymous. It’s a Melbourne thing. Those in Richmond will know what I’m on about. Sort of EURO. To obtain the role of Tetro Gigolo I started the project with one vice; which is most obvious through out the whole project. Most OZ hip hop has a huge reference to booze, but to keep above board I stored the booze until the final cut. With-out that hang over, I got the focus for finishing each track, and had the patience for the repetitiveness sequence programming. The cons of such heavy puff, is breath. But Tet G was steady rollin’. When you are hooked on an MPC, you tend to become a hermit, so by the time it came to pen the lyrics, I tossed up stuff that was all observed close to home. Weed talk, footy stuff, getting money, underworld stuff, record collecting, old school references. There is only so much you can rock a topic so I threw in skits and beats to break it up. Like a intermission to pack another. The intro and outro are deceptors, got you thinking it’s some North of the Yarra Hippie Rap. It’s more a calling sign to make sure your blazed.
It is Victorian and Librel based, with references to Kennet the Great, as heard in Green and Gold (Grown and Country). Fuck it, business first!!! But Green and Gold is reference to everyone who is asking themselves how are they getting money, and who are they doing it for? I know heaps of Vic cats getting scrilla from being famous graff artists. This is what it is about. Let’s floss these fools with all this money to burn. Fuck it, it’s owed to Victoria. Our Old School should get it first, and as an unknown there is no money in this shit. So why do it? Green or Gold, Crown or Country? I was never good at graff, I played footy, I didn’t break dance, I collected records and since I heard crews like AKA, DWC, Formulators, Mama’s Funk, and Prowla, I wanted to get this shit done. I threw out the TV and wrote raps about what I want from money and how others get it and what I have to do to get my fold right. Green and Gold is that document.”
Check the diggin’ anthem ‘GOLD RUSH’ below and ask yourself; are you doing it for the Green or Gold? Crown or Country?