Danny Riley is set to welcome the Reggae/Rap lyricist, singer-songwriter – Twee Geddo, on the line during Saturday’s live show to delve into his highly reputable career and to discover what is next for the vibrant artiste.
Twee Geddo hails from Spanish Town situated in Saint Catherine, Jamaica, and grew into his role as an artiste on the back of Rap and Hip-Hop music influences from his mid-teenage years.
Having immersed himself in those genres as a youngster, he utilised those vibes he found appealing to fuse with his native Reggae and Dancehall sounds to create an individualistic style. He continued to evolve his craft further as he learnt about different cultures and met influential figures whilst travelling to multiple nations including the Netherlands, Ghana and China.
Twee Geddo’s tracks ooze with conscious, uplifting and positive energies; engaging people from all walks of life, and ultimately, as a result, they have deservedly drawn hundreds of thousands of views!
Danny Riley connected with Hip-Hop and Grime artist Fraksha this week to gain some invaluable insights from his experiences throughout the years he has been producing his musical craft.
A founding member of the UK Hip-Hop crew Nine High and the very first Australian Grime collective Smash Brothers, Fraksha is originally from Slough, UK, but moved to Oz in 2006.
The highly reputable emcee is extremely versatile, he can flow effortlessly atop of old school boom bap instrumentals to then switch up and spit slickly delivered bars over a Grime riddim. This isn’t all that he has in his locker though as he performed at many cross-genre events as he established himself in the Australian music scene adapting to Dancehall, Dubstep and DnB sounds.
He has collaborated and worked with the likes of Nerve, Jumzilla, Eyez, Wombat, Wiley, Dexplicit and Zdot, while supporting artists such as Stormzy, Skepta, Footsie, Raekwon, The Game and many more!
Listen to Fraksha’s music via iTunes here | Grab some Smash Brothers merchandise here
Danny Riley is live this Saturday evening spinning a huge selection of Reggae, Rap and Riddims whilst being joined by Hip-Hop artist Gilly Man Giro for a chat revolving his musical venture.
Hailing from Newcastle, UK, Gilly Man Giro prominently creates music throughout the genres of Rap and Hip-Hop. He lays down a mixture of retrospective and vibrant lyrics atop of boom bap, old school style instrumentals – and whatever the combination may be, there is always a head-bopping banger produced.
Gilly Man’s most recent release is his sophomore album entitled ‘Today’ which was dropped back in February alongside some outstanding visuals for the titling track “Today” filmed in Tokyo, Japan. “TheWarpzone” video followed a few months later featuring fellow North East Rap veteran Rick Fury, as well as another being in the pipeline for the track “Problems“.
Prod Rage and fungiFerg are live this Thursday evening on The CUSH:UK Takeover Show and will be joined by Reggae artiste King Malakiyah to speak upon his musical journey alongside revolving topics.
The Roots Reggae singer and songwriter hails from Kingston, Jamaica. He creates conscious riddims that portray love, manners and respect whilst addressing societal and political issues.
King Malakiyah passionately showcases the beauty of Jamaica, different sides of the island that those abroad do not see or hear about, the culture, and much more via vlog style YouTube videos.
You can expect Malakiyah to elaborate more on what drives his lyrical prowess as well as opening up on what his forthcoming plans are – including featuring on the next release of Prod Rage’s ‘Royal Riddim’.
Prod Rage and fungiFerg linked up on the line with Dane Hype last month to discuss all things revolving his music, society and other professional ventures.
To begin, the charismatic recording artiste from Montego Bay, Jamaica, gave us a brief rundown of himself. Not only does he create beautiful riddims, he also acts, models and entertains, all of which stem from his love of music that was definitively realised around his early teenage years.
Having watched the likes of Shaggy, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man all perform live and seeing the reaction they receive first-hand, he transferred those experiences into motivation and inspiration alongside a deep rooting connection that led himself to thriving off the energy of a live crowd: “I love the crowd, I seen the crowd go wild for these guys!”
Upon the topic of live events, Dane Hype told us that he has performed overseas in brilliant destinations such New York, Miami, Atlanta and Georgia, but nothing compares to the vibrancy of a Jamaican crowd!
When conversing on Hype’s ambassador roles and modelling ventures with American brands, he explained that you need to have more than one avenue of work to keep on top of your game and be successful. This all comes down to consistency, desire, and the effort that you ultimately input: “It’s all about consistency in Dancehall and Reggae music, always putting in the work, and as I said, I’m not just a recording artiste, I’m also a model, a brand ambassador, an actor, humanitarian, we’re putting in the work!”
fungiFerg: “Did it all start with music?”
Dane Hype: “It’s a musical transition, everything is coming from the music because I love music, I grew up loving music, I am music, music is me.”
Reverting back to how a crowd reacts to riddims being performed live, Prod Rage asked if the reception and sound is at the forefront of his mind when he constructs his craft, Hype responded: “Not really yuh know because anything that Dane Hype creates, yuh know, when performing it, it always gets a good reception. Anything that I create it’s for the people. My music is like a balanced diet, a little bit of everything. So when I’m going to a state show I’m catering for everybody – not just one set of people.”
Hype expresses himself by providing positive and uplifting messages within his tracks: “I’m really the type of artist who loves to create happy music.”
In addition to the joyous vibes, he delves into the reality of what is ignored by many in society, the hardships of those which struggle to be heard, Hype prides himself on being a leading voice for those people: “A lot of people are sitting in their high society, they won’t know what is happening in the ghettos, they don’t understand it. They’ve never stepped foot in a day of the lives of ghetto people so they don’t understand it. We have to be the voices of the people, the voices of the ghetto.”
Danny Riley is back again this Saturday evening to speak to British Hip-Hop artist Britizen Kane upon his background, his work to date, plans for the future and much more.
Hailing from Manchester, UK, Britizen Kane prominently creates music in the genres of Rap and Hip-Hop and utilises swift wordplay qualities throughout his lyrical content as he reps for his home city.
Expect the Mancunian to converse on some of the artists he has connected with over the years he has been laying down his bars as well as discussing a forthcoming joint project with Shogun and Turkish Dcypha entitled ‘ShoKane’.
Having already collaborated with the likes of Kevin Gates, Jadakiss, Dave East, Popcaan, the late Fred The Godson and Detroit Rap legend Royce da 5’9’’ too – you can be certain that Britizen Kane will continuously raise the bar and build on his outstanding craft to date!
Our ‘RRR’ host Danny Riley will be connecting with Australian rapper Mitchos Da Menace this coming week to gain plentiful insights into his craft.
Hailing from Doonside in Western Sydney, Australia, Mitchos Da Menace creates hard-hitting music throughout the genres of Hip-Hop, Rap, Grime and Drill. The independent artist injects pure energy into each riddim he flawlessly flows atop of as he utilises his lyrical prowess to portray real-life, personal content.
Having collaborated with the likes of Huskii, ChillinIt and Fraksha, as well as releasing numerous bodies of work including albums ‘Silence’ and ‘Pray For Them’, Menace has established a very respectable following off the back of his own qualities and continues to develop with great intensity and integrity.
Listen to Mitchos Da Menace’s music via iTunes here
Prod Rage and fungiFerg will host Ibo Fyah this coming Thursday as they aim to delve into his musical career and discuss what targets he has his sights set on in the future.
Ibo Fyah hails from Clarendon, Jamaica, and creates authentic Reggae music. He utilises his platform by prominently addressing societal issues throughout his lyricism – notably heard in his tracks “Poverty” and “Hungry Days”. The majority of those facing difficulties struggle to be heard – Fyah is a beacon for the people delivering the truth.
With a spiritual sound, plentiful variations and an abundance of uplifting messages in his craft, Fyah is not just a recording artiste, but a leading role model.
fungiFerg, Baked Goods and Grim Sickers have all collaborated to convey their appreciation for Marcus Rashford’s hard work within society as a leading figure for change on issues such as equality, inclusivity, and racial injustice.
fungiFerg said: “The feature came about after Sickers had let on that he’d heard my music and thought that it was ‘hard’ so I joked on about a Sickers feature one day and he said let’s do it now.
“As soon as I knew we were gonna be working together I had Baked Goods in mind for production so I’m gassed it all came together nicely.
“I’ve been sitting on this one for a short while now so it has been hard keeping it under wraps but I can’t wait for you all to hear it. Big ups to Grim Sickers the goat every time!”
Back in October of 2020, Sickers explained in an interview with CUSH:UK that during the lockdown he had been prioritising assisting upcoming artists with advice and featured verses: “I wanna help build up other cities around the country – trying to be like Marcus Rashford…” – a driving force in giving back to the people.
With the European Championships just around the corner, and Rashford set to play an integral role for England on and off the pitch – it is only right for it to be released right from the onset!
This week’s interview will see Australian Hip-Hop artist L1 discuss her music with our ‘RRR’ host Danny Riley.
Originally from Melbourne, L1 represents her nation of Australia and everyone encountering similar experiences which relate to her own journey throughout her music. She outputs raw energy as her feelings are expressed in resonating lyrics amongst a natural flow.
Having built up a vast following and gained reputable recognition for her craft thus far, L1 is certainly continuing to make huge strides in the Aussie Hip-Hop and Rap scene as she prepares to release her debut album in collaboration with the sound engineering of Scottish producer Toni Smoke.
Prod Rage and fungiFerg link up with Dane Hype on Thursday evening to delve into his musical career whilst spinning the very best riddims throughout the show.
Dane Hype represents Montego Bay, Jamaica, and prominently creates music within the genres of Reggae and Dancehall. As Hype expresses himself and provides uplifting messages within his tracks, he blends elements of Hip-Hop with his native sounds to form a unique vibe.
At the age of 16 Hype released his first single “Clean Up Yuh Heart” and has consistently produced hits since. The recording artiste has been in the music industry for over a decade now and the evolution in the quality of his work is certainly making an impact.
The multitalented Scottish emcee Kryptik will be live discussing plentiful topics articulating his extensive work with our ‘RRR’ host Danny Riley on Saturday evening.
The Paisley native began his musical journey almost two decades ago via beatboxing and graffiti. He proceeded to engineer music within multiple genres such as DnB, Techno and Breakbeat before cementing his style atop of instrumentals.
Kryptik formed the Hip-Hop collective Delivery Roomon the back of releasing his debut album ‘Necessary Evil’ in 2015 and went on to support the likes of Ocean Wisdom, Dirty Dike, Dabbla and The Four Owls at various events.
Whilst being backed with airtime and online exposure from Amazing Radio, North Highland Radio and BBC Introducing in Scotland to just name a few, Kryptik also passes on that same appreciation he has personally received to his peers, highlighting fellow Scottish artists’ talent as a part of Wordplay Magazine’s editorial team.