Lee Hawthorn

The 7 Best North East Hip-Hop Songs of 2014

The 7 Best North East Hip-Hop Songs of 2014

In 2014, the North East of England’s Hip Hop representatives are embarrassingly evaded by some of the UK’s top urban music outlets. With the likes of SB.TV, GRM Daily and Link Up TV showing an unbelievable lack of interest in the budding up-and-comers of the region, favouring Southern counterparts instead, despite Young Fathers’ Mercury Prize […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Fliptrix & Molotov to play The Georgian Theatre

Fliptrix & Molotov to play The Georgian Theatre

As one of few underground UK hip-hop acts to be accepted on the other side of the Atlantic, Fliptrix have supported living legends such as Raekwon, Pharoahe Monch and DJ Premier. He’s taking a break from international acclaim, performing sets all around the globe to introduce his Polyhymnia Album Launch Tour, alongside a line up […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Review: Jister & The Lion Ranger's Absurdism EP

Review: Jister & The Lion Ranger's Absurdism EP

In 2014, James Russell, better known by his pseudonymous hip-hop persona, Jister, has grown exponentially in terms of his approach to music and his popularity level. The Middlesbrough man is looking to capitalise on the recent sky-rocketing rise of his fan base with a collaborative EP working alongside The Lion Ranger – who solely produced […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Jister to release Absurdism EP this Sunday

Jister to release Absurdism EP this Sunday

Middlesbrough’s Jister has had a whirlwind of a year in 2014 – from gaining a co-sign from Scroobius Pip, to being hospitalised with what he described as a “hole in his black”, and then being asked to join the aforementioned spoken word poets countrywide tour. In an attempt to capitalise on the excitement around this […]