Killamari Allstars is a new mixtape available for free download, kindly brought to you by Killamari Records and mixed by Sam Krats.
Killamari Allstars is 19 tracks deep and features a massive list of MC’s, mostly from the North Eastern part of the country, although there’s also heads from all over England dropping verses. The impressively long list of MC’s featured include the notoriously dope Stig of the Dump, Vee Kay of the Beef Eaters, Wordsmiff (formerly Wordsmith), Bruce Gramma, Textoffenders and Suus, to name but a few.
We start off with the track ‘Something Grim’ by Textoffenders, as the title suggests, this is no happy go lucky track. Gritty, hard hitting raps and moody flows, accompanied by a well made dark beat finished with some nice eardrum piercing strings. A couple of other standout tracks for me include ‘Chinese Whispers’ by Vee Kay, featuring Wordsmiff on the mic. Dope track as Smiff drops bar after bar of goodness, I can’t help but be reminded of the track ‘Rumours’ by DPF though as it has a very similar theme. The Bruce Gramma track ‘What You Gotta Say’ which features Suus, who you may of seen from one of his many Don’t Flop battles, is another banger which I want to give mention to, the beat is tight and uses a nice flip of the sample used in the incredible ‘In Memory of’ track by Gangstarr, Bruce is an MC I recently heard about and really rate what I’ve heard so far, so keep an eye out for that guy.
The highlight for me though has got to be the final track, which is a perfect ending to an overall solid release and what better way to end your mixtape than to have the mighty mighty Stig of the Dump spitting over Jigga and Kanyes track ‘Niggas in Paris’ for the track ‘Bar so Hard’ which really does live up to the name, Stig drops some mental bars on this one and his flow is straight up bananas!
Check the Killamari Records Bandcamp for a free download and other Killamari releases. Enjoy
By Joe Downes @joeydeezgi